'I have sore knees. I don't run or jump. I have to be really careful.' That was 15 months ago. We have now fast forwarded to 'There is a Couch to 5k running group starting at lunchtimes and I thought that could maybe give it a go'. Can you feel my smile? Does that inspire … Continue reading How you can start your running journey – even if you don’t believe you can run
I did it! It is such an amazing feeling when you realise that you have achieved that goal that you have been working so hard on for so long. Almost 8 years ago I took the plunge and set up my own business. It was scary, daunting and I made myself dream big and to … Continue reading Be intentional – how to successfully achieve your goals.
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’
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…
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
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
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 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.