I am going to tell you a story. Once upon a time there was a girl who hated PE lessons at school. She would do anything to get out of lessons whether it was hockey, tennis, basketball or athletics. It wasn't that she was unfit. She danced every week at school, after school and at … Continue reading Change your story – find out how you can become the hero and transform
I am often asked what can be done to help to improve health. This could be related to digestion, to sleeping or to feeling down and lacking energy. In the last couple of weeks I have found myself talking to more and more clients about kefir and the difference that drinking it regularly can make. … Continue reading Gut Health, Stress & why Kefir will help
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
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 Thursday and you are tying yourself in knots trying to think of something to cook for dinner. Sound familiar? We all know that cooking from scratch is the healthiest option when it comes to feeding your family. You start on Monday with the best of intentions but as the week goes on it falls … Continue reading Help – What can I cook tonight? 5 tips to solve your dilemma.
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
Who watched the Michael Mosley programme 'The Truth about Getting Fit' on 31st January? I have spoken to so many people who took away the message from this episode that walking 10,000 steps a day is too hard and that there are more effective ways to achieve results. You can see the article here and … Continue reading Commit to do 10,000+ steps for 12 days in March to win a free copy of my new book ‘Moving More’
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
How about that for a positive affirmation? I hear from so many people everyday who want to feel better and to have enough energy to get through their day. Why are we so tired and stressed all the time? What can we do to change things? I can remember what it felt like to be … Continue reading ‘I am healthy and full of energy’ – is this what we should all be aiming for?
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?
Time for a confession. I am a control freak. I like things to be done my way and I can be pretty hard to deal with if I feel like I am out of control. Sounding familiar? Talking to friends and clients I think that it is pretty common for busy working mums to feel … Continue reading Too busy/stressed/overwhelmed??? Finding ways to cope & let go
'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