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Personal Space closed! 😕

Personal Space - Personal Training Studio Bristol Well, what unprecedented territory we find ourselves in now with Covid 19! 😕  Pertinently, I am writing here to inform you that due to governmental policy, we have had to shut Personal Space, until further notice. In a measure to slow the epidemic down, its a national policy to close gyms.  Whilst we are a small operatio...
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Hope.

So I’ve noticed that with all the negative going’s on, there’s actually some positive aspects to come out of this terrible global epidemic. Under all the greater stress to make ends meet, the crisis life management, and the reduction of our freedom, is an underbelly of collective understanding and joining of the people. Yes sure, we have seen some of the not so nice human elements, ...
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Covid 19 – P.S. response

Obviously everything is overshadowed at present by the corona virus - covid 19, so I felt it was only right to tell you what we are doing at Personal Space to minimise infection.  I must stress, that despite the hysteria, the chances of getting it are very slim and being affected more seriously, even more so. It appears to be generally more serious if you are 70+ especially wit...
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Family…..

After much recent ‘busy-ness,’ it was a very welcome break to have some of my close family over, to go out for a meal and a beach walk yesterday.  I think sometimes we underestimate the power of close family ties and bonding, on our own wellness.  Obviously this can be conversely true, but if you are lucky enough to have a strong family network and support,  it has been ...
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A break from the norm….

This week I have been discussing with a number of clients the phenomenon of plateauing.  Sometimes the body can get used to what you throw at it- both exercise and food wise.  As frustrating as it can appear, doing the same thing all the time and expecting change all the time, especially consistently, is not realistic. In fat loss focus, this is called adaptive thermoge...
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Move to the N.E.A.T!

We’ve been clearing out my mum and dads house this weekend, getting it ready to sell.  What a workout! (Not only physically but mentally).  Lifting, pushing, pulling, climbing, carrying! With a garage full to the brim, a full roof space, big shed and a full house load - its a mammoth task!  Never underestimate the effects of this type of work on fitness, steps a...
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Ellen, client success story…

In a move to encourage and motivate, I wanted to start adding some client success stories to the blogs. This week it’s Ellens turn. Here’s her story... “I’m 39, a full time mum of two, Ben and Evie, but worked as a neonatal nurse prior to having them. I have been working out with stuart for about 11 years, with a few breaks. I started when my eldest was 2 to lose the pregnanc...
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Keep the fire burning! 🔥

Well, storm Ciara, is currently kicking in nicely as I sit in the comfort of my lounge.  Watching the trees bend and twist and the rain go horizontally, I’m just in awe of nature’s raw power.  I think the enforced rest has got Tom (my son) restless, as he’s out there (despite the weather) throwing his medicine ball with all his might, and running up and down, drilling with...
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Self improvements…

As January comes towards a close I thought I’d keep you abreast of my wellness focus and self improvement, for 2020.  For as many years as I can remember, my exercise and diet has been purely focused on both losing body fat and gaining muscle.  That’s not necessarily a bad thing, but I feel, more-so as I get older, it’s imperative to focus more on staying healthy and my longevi...
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The ‘wavy’ journey…

Up early this morning (as usual) but took a beautiful frosty drive to Andover, watching the ever changing sky colours stretching across, and waking up the world.  Tom, my son, carries on with his javelin training today with his second technical session this year, after a longer than planned lay off.  For nearly 3 months on and off he’s had continued Tonsillitis (or Tomsillitis ...
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