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
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!
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….
The opportunities we take and the experiences we have shape who we are and what we achieve. When you look back you see a series of moments that came about as a result of things you did, decisions you made and chances you did or didn't take. Todays blog is all about why seizing the … Continue reading What you will learn by stepping outside your comfort zone
At the start of 2017 I set out my goals for the year and shared these with you all. As we approach the end of June this is a great time to reflect and look at the progress made so far. All too often we set ourselves targets, start full of focus and then berate … Continue reading Why reviewing your 2017 goals at the 6 month mark is key to success.
Here is part 3 of the fit4evermore Challenge Series. For May there was a Burpee Challenge and in June a Skipping Challenge. For July it is all about increasing the distance that you cover in the 15 days. I can already here the objections that you don't run or that you can't do that but … Continue reading ‘Going the Distance’ with the July Challenge
The Skipping challenge seemed like a good choice for June (much more appealing than the Burpee Challenge in May!). What could be hard about skipping? I can remember skipping at school at break and at lunch and have held my own as required in Circuits classes over the years. I have even lent a skipping … Continue reading Find out why you should have done the fit4evermore 15 Day Skipping Challenge
Skipping uses virtually every muscle in your body. I can remember skipping as a child and it was a bit of a shock all these years later to discover how challenging it really is. It certainly feels very different now and definitely delivers an amazing fitness boost. Skipping will get your heart rate up, strengthen … Continue reading If you want to get fitter join the Skipping Challenge
Running is the easiest form of exercise. All you need is a pair of trainers and you can then head out of the door. So why do we make it so hard for ourselves? I hear so many people say that they can't run and don't know where to start. I always point … Continue reading Run Series
I was diagnosed with an underactive thyroid in November last year. I had masked my decline with my healthy lifestyle and by making changes to my diet and increasing my activity levels. I had coped and managed to keep going remarkably well but I needed help now. In very simple terms my thyroid had ceased … Continue reading Hypo-thyroidism & a Half Marathon – an unusual but effective way of dealing with diagnosis
Climbing out of the car, less than enthused at the prospect of running I bumped into a couple of familiar faces. After the usual catch up and me moaning at being about to run, one commented that 'it wasn't so great living the fitness dream today.' Plodding along one foot in front of the other … Continue reading ‘Living the fitness dream’