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
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!
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
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….
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
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
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
We are hearing a lot about mental health in the media at the moment with 'Heads Together' adding Royal 'weight' to the awareness campaign. Seeing high profile faces talking about their mental health struggles is having a real impact on us all. I am sure that I wasn't alone in being moved to tears at some … Continue reading Dealing with mental health issues and how exercise can really help
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
I signed up for a 'Chi Running & Yoga' day with Nick Constantine and Mark Russell after it had been recommended by a client who had been last year. It is no secret that running is my nemesis. I can make myself do it and have completed a range of distances up to a half … Continue reading Chi Running, Yoga & why we all need to relax to improve
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?
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
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
We are hurtling towards the end of the year so here are all the important dates for training over the next few months. There is a great offer for Black Friday which is only available until midnight on Friday which can be used for training or for massage. You can find the details below with … Continue reading Black Friday deal – chance to pamper or challenge yourself or a friend at an amazing discount. Ends midnight on Friday.
The nights are getting darker and the clocks have just gone back. That means we are really heading into winter and hurtling towards Christmas. It is about now that everyone starts to panic about party outfits and making the most of the 7 weeks or so until the holidays arrive. If you really put your … Continue reading Why sharing successes is the most effective way to inspire others.
Welcome to my Autumn Newsletter. As the mornings get darker and the evenings too it is ever harder to keep focused and continue to get out and train. Here are some opportunities for sessions, ways to mix up your training and an offer to really challenge you in the lead up to Christmas. There are all the dates for your … Continue reading Autumn dates for your diary, new challenges and new projects
After having had a flurry of massage clients with training induced injuries I thought it would be worth giving you all a gentle reminder about the importance of taking good care of yourselves. Time after time a sore calf then turns into an Achilles issue or a tight quad triggers knee pain. If you regularly … Continue reading Ignoring the pain won’t make it go away – this is for everyone who has a niggle and is hoping that it will disappear…..
That was a busy week! First the Inverclyde Sprint Triathlon on Sunday, then the Great SwimRun at Loch Lomond on Friday evening and a 13 mile walk on Sunday. My body has certainly been challenged and I am struggling to keep my eyes open but the after effects go so much further than the physical. … Continue reading Pushing your boundaries – why we should all take a chance.