'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
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….
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
Here are all the dates and opportunities for you to get fit and healthy in August. I am away on holiday from 29th July until Wednesday 2nd August after which my diary is back to normal. It hardly seems possible that we are so far through the summer holidays already. If you have just got … Continue reading August Newsletter
Each month sees a fit4evermore Challenge that will improve your fitness and get you to commit to 15 days of activity. Each challenge is different and for August it is all about your core. To get your email with all the details you need to have signed up for the challenge series here. For July I set … Continue reading Looking for a fitness challenge? Get ready for my free August Core Challenge
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
Here are all the dates and opportunities for you to get fit and healthy in July. Don't forget that I am on holiday from Sunday 16th July to Monday 24th July inclusive. If you haven't already given me your holiday dates yet then can you please do so. I am keen to get my diary … Continue reading July Newsletter
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
Social media is full of fitness challenges with squats, lunges and planks to name a few. I struggle to endorse many of these as they are huge repetitions of one very specific movement which for some could cause very real muscular imbalances. So when the Burpee challenge popped up I smiled. A burpee (for those … Continue reading 30 Burpees for 15 days – how hard could it be?
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 them in … Continue reading Run Series
Every day I get involved in change and transformation. The clients I work with are looking for help with something. This could be increasing strength and mobility, being ready to complete an event or to lose weight and tone up. All of these involve change and we all react very differently to meeting new challenges … Continue reading What do you see when you look in the mirror?
Everywhere you look you will see someone wearing a fitness tracker. People of all shapes, sizes and ages. You can spend as little or as much as you like but is it actually worth investing at all? A Fitness tracker will monitor the number of steps you do in a day, the quality of your … Continue reading Fitness Trackers – the latest gimmick or a worthwhile investment?
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’
It is not very often that I get to meet people that are crazier than me but that is what happened at the International Ice Swimming Association GB Championships. Swimming outdoors in Scotland is cold even during the summer in a wetsuit. What these swimmers endured was breath taking (literally!!) I had been asked to provide … Continue reading Taking a peek into the world of Ice swimming
Do you want to get fit but have no idea where to start? Do you look at the gym or at classes and break into a sweat worrying about whether you could keep up and cope without looking ridiculous? Do you have injuries that need looking after and mean that you can't do a regular … Continue reading It is not all about getting fit – what to do if being healthy is your goal