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
Welcome to the fit4evermore September newsletter. It hardly seems possible that the summer is over and we are rapidly heading towards Christmas. What that does mean for many is that there is a summer of indulgence to work off before donning the little black dress for the Christmas celebrations. Read on to find out what … Continue reading September Newsletter
'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
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
Ok so this one has been building for a while. The source of my frustration is the fact that we are not making MOVING a priority in our lives. Today I am taking you right back to basics in the hope that everyone will see why we need to move and why it really isn't … Continue reading Why your future depends on you moving more right now.
Here are all the dates and opportunities for you to get fit and healthy in June. I have also included holiday dates for the summer too so you can plan ahead. There should be something for everyone - please get in touch if you want any more information or if you can't see what you … Continue reading June Newsletter
Here are my highlights from the last few months. I work with lots of clients with varying degrees of fitness, a range of goals and a great deal of determination. They all work hard and come to sessions prepared to give it their all. The misconception is that personal training is only for the fit … Continue reading Find out who actually works with a Personal Trainer – here are the highlights of my month.
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?
Here are all the dates and opportunities for the month ahead. Outdoor Bootcamp. Next session is Saturday 29th April 8-9am. Meet at Stewarton Sports Centre Car Park and the cost is £5. Suitable for all abilities as you work at your own pace with a mixture of cardio, strength and flexibility training. Why not try … Continue reading April Newsletter
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’
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
Everywhere you look you see references to 'Mindfulness' and the need to slow down and take time out. I know that I have certainly felt better having tried to operate in something other than 5th gear for at least some of the last year. As you know I read endlessly about anything exercise, health or … Continue reading My 3 learning points of the week
We are constantly bombarded with images of celebrities working out, hearing about the next diet to deliver incredible results and health advice that changes from one week to the next. In the midst of all this we are all busy juggling work and family commitments and struggling to get everything done. So the question is … Continue reading Feeling stressed? Why finding even one hour in a week for yourself is worth it.
Time is the biggest demon for anyone trying to get fit. We are all so busy every day with work, family and other commitments that finding anything nearing the recommended 3 hours a week to exercise can seem impossible. What I want to show you today is that it is easier than you think. A … Continue reading Why exercising a little and often is an effective way to boost your fitness.
Today you will find all the dates for December and the arrangements for training over the Christmas break. You will see that I am taking some time off but will be working on January 3rd and 4th. If you want to book a session then please let me know. 2017 is going to be an exciting … Continue reading Dates for December & your chance to sign up for my new ‘Stretch & Relaxation’ class for 2017