Press ups

A pre lockdown photo of my lovely client working on her press ups. If you find full press ups hard, start with a more upright surface to place your hands against. I often start my clients doing a press up against the wall, the further the feet are away from the wall the tougher they … Read more

Is high intensity training a good idea?

There are a lot of HIIT (high intensity interval training) type work outs online but is this the correct thing to be doing right now? ? High Intensity exercise raises our cortisol levels (the stress hormone). When stress or anxiety levels are already high it may not be wise to raise them further. Stress can … Read more

Side Plank

My lovely clients providing a great example of how to do a side plank. Such a good exercise for strengthening the abdominals particular the obliques which don’t get a good workout with exercises such as crunches. The glutes and shoulders will come in on the action too! Unilateral exercises, where you are working one side … Read more

Half term holiday workout!!

Kids off school and the usual routine goes out the window. Try this 20 minute workout you can do at home. Kids can join in too! Pick any 8 exercises ensuring a mix between upper and lower body, core and cardio. For example:- 1. Squats, 2. Lunges, 3. Press ups, 4. Tricep dips, 5. Mountain … Read more

Resistance band exercise for posture

One of our lovely ladies working hard in the glorious winter sunshine at our Circuits class in Holland Gardens SW20 this Monday morning. A great way to kick start the week! This lady is doing a half kneeling mid row exercise using a resistance band.  This strengthens the back muscles particularly those located around and … Read more

Foam rollers

A fabulous and inexpensive piece of equipment that brings fantastic benefits when incorporated into your fitness routine. The roller provides myofascial release (self massage) allowing contracted muscles to relax, which improves blood flow and nutrient flow to the area. Muscles operate with a smoother and better range of motion.  Foam rolling can help to decrease … Read more