I love this quote, it’s so true isn’t it? A good reminder that if you stick at something consistently, over time it will become easier. Whether it’s running, cycling, weight training or anything else you find tough. Keep at it, keep trying to progress and it will get easier. Before you know it, you will … Read more If running is difficult, run more
Struggling to motivate yourself to exercise right now? Exercise doesn’t always have to be about pushing your body to its limits – not every run has to be your fastest, the weights you lift don’t have to be the heaviest. Just turn up and you will likely find you can do more than you thought … Read more Struggling with motivation
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 Press ups
Some tips to help you if you are new to running. Don’t be fooled into thinking runners jump out of bed excited for their run, it is entirely normal to feel the opposite! Start slow, don’t set off too fast or you’ll burn out too soon. You can always speed up if it feels easy. … Read more New to running?
Love getting my delivery of fresh fruit and veg from @oddboxldn on a Saturday morning🍏. Oddbox rescue surplus fruit and veg, whether it’s surplus as a result of the impact of the weather or because it’s not perfectly formed 🍆. There is a massive amount of food which is wasted each week, that doesn’t even … Read more Oddbox
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 Is high intensity training a good idea?
If you are looking for something to read and are interested in nutrition I highly recommend this book by Rosie Saunt and Helen West. Written in an easy to understand and entertaining way (actually pretty funny in parts 😂), they discuss the many myths surrounding nutrition and present clear evidence based information. If you feel … Read more Is Butter a Carb?
I love this Joe Wicks recipe for banana and blueberry muffins. Made with oats, no refined sugar and super easy to make. Just mix everything together in a bowl then divide into muffin cases and bake in 180 degree oven for 18 mins. A nice healthy snack my kids love making and eating and bonus … Read more Healthy Muffins
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 Side Plank
As it’s International Women’s Day I wanted to recommend this book by Anna Kessel who was awarded an MBE for services to journalism and women in sport. She is Telegraph’s women’s sports editor and the cofounder of ‘Women in Football’ ⚽️ I found this book a fascinating study into the relationship between women and sport … Read more International Women’s Day 2020