Alcohol is probably the least popular topic in the health and fitness world and at the same time is the one that I am asked about all the time. Is it okay to drink alcohol? If so, how much is safe? Should you give it up altogether or make sure you have some days each … Continue reading The Truth about Alcohol – finding a balance that works for you
'I'm so busy' 'I don't have any time.' That is probably the most common objection I hear from clients. We could be talking about exercising at home, meal planning, food preparation or taking time to relax. My answer is always the same - 'you can always find the time if it is important enough.' Read … Continue reading Tips to feed your family, get organised & find time for self care
Do you worry about your heart health? I'm not sure that it would sit right up there as a priority for many of my clients and peers. Whilst we talk about wanting to be healthy, much of our energy is focused on how we look or what size we are. I find that fascinating particularly … Continue reading A heart warming story and why I am walking 62 miles from Glasgow to Edinburgh
It's British Summer Time! Here is hoping that there will be no more snow. It has been a long, cold winter and it is time for some sunshine. This is the ideal time to find your motivation and to get moving again. Over the winter we don't exercise as much as we planned. We have … Continue reading Spring forward – This is how you can use the start of British Summer Time to get moving
Hands up if you are so busy running around that you struggle to find the time to sit down. I have had some lightbulb moments this week since sending my book manuscript away for editing. I have been so absorbed in writing, delivering training and looking after my family that it's been a complete blur. … Continue reading How a change in focus and talking to a coach will help you
Have you heard of the 5:2 diet? A couple of years ago the bestseller chart was full of books claiming that this was the diet that would revolutionise the way we eat. I know lots of people who tried it and did see some great results. I have been reading widely about the benefits of … Continue reading What you should know about intermittent fasting and why it works
Here we are at the end of challenge 9 of 12. This month was the 'Torch the Turkey' cardio blast to get you moving after the excesses of Christmas. So was it a success or is the turkey still lurking? I threw myself into this challenge and actually found it really hard going to start … Continue reading Did the ‘Torch the Turkey’ fitness challenge work? Get set to face the February Flex Challenge
It doesn't seem possible that we are already at the end of the 8th fit4evermore challenge. In May I pledged to run 12 challenges to boost your fitness and help you to see exactly what you are capable of. The core challenges certainly seem to be the most popular. I guess that is where we … Continue reading Did the Plank Progression Challenge work? Get the free January ‘Torch the Turkey’ Challenge
I love it when a plan comes together! It is so exciting to be launching my second 'At Home' fitness plan. Some of you will already have seen FitPack 1 and will be keen to get a new set of workouts to challenge you and increase your fitness further. As we are so close to … Continue reading FitPack 2 – At Home fitness plan – Half Price launch offer.
Well that really was a November Blast!! in 15 days I ran up and down the stairs more than 300 times, did more than 900 press ups, over 1800 plank rows and clocked in excess of 930 squats. I am worn out just reading that but I absolutely loved this challenge and was up at … Continue reading After the November Blast comes the December Plank Progression…
Each week I work with over 35 different clients and a number of these on more than one occasion. There are training sessions, massages, classes and lots of different variations of all the above. Today's blog is for anyone looking for some inspiration and to give a clear insight into what working with me could … Continue reading Learn 4 key lessons from my Personal Training clients
We are definitely heading towards winter with all the autumn colours and fewer daylight hours. It will soon be Christmas and you can find my holiday details below as well as arrangements for sessions over the festive period. There is the chance to take advantage of a special offer to treat someone to a Gift … Continue reading November Newsletter
Back in May I launched my 12 months of free fitness challenges designed for you to boost your training, get inspired and mix up your routine. So far we have skipped, survived burpees, increased distance, worked our core, strength and flexibility - all for free! Read on to find out how the October Isometric Challenge … Continue reading 12 months of Free Fitness Challenges – Ready to see what November will bring?
'I haven't got time. I'm too busy. I never stop.' I could go on. These are the reasons I hear over and over as to why someone can't fit exercise into their busy schedule. What I want to show you today is that it is easier than you think and will actually make everything else feel … Continue reading 4 Steps to finding the time to exercise in your busy schedule – your future health depends on it
Hands up if you are sick of trying to work out what to do to be as healthy as possible and to stay active as you get older. You hear all kinds of advice every day telling you to do this, eat that, only to find the complete opposite in another article. So what should you be … Continue reading Keeping it simple – my top 5 tips to support your body as you age
It is a common misconception that completing a shorter challenge like a Race for Life or a walk are somehow not as impressive as a marathon or a triathlon. Reading this account written by my Mum of her first Race for Life will convince you otherwise. A goal is individual and achieving it is a … Continue reading Proud moments – it is not all about marathons or extreme events. How completing a Race for Life can be as empowering.
At the start of July I set myself the ultimate challenge. I don't see myself as a runner. In fact I have always said that running is the thing that I have to really work at - it doesn't feel natural and takes real commitment. It isn't that I haven't run. Five years ago I … Continue reading 8 weeks, 160 miles & why at last I believe that I can run!
Seeing so many youngsters getting their exam results and taking the next step towards their future career got me thinking about the path that I took. I have spent a lot of time considering how I might have done things differently if I was doing it all again. If anyone had said to me all … Continue reading Making brave choices, working hard & smashing those goals – a closer look at why it is worth aiming high
'Weak core, lower back pain, wobbly belly, weak pelvic floor.' These are the most common cries I hear from clients. So my August fit4evermore challenge was all about Core Strength. Importantly this is not only for those suffering from any of the above complaints but for everyone wanting to ensure they don't suffer in years … Continue reading My Core Workout & your chance to get a free series of fitness challenges
Do you find yourself saying that you do something and then in the next phrase almost apologise for it? Take a client who recently talked me through the 10k running programme that she had successfully completed and who then declared 'but I am not a runner.' I hear this all the time and not just … Continue reading I’m not a runner and other tales we tell ourselves….