Hoorah for the little things

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One of my successes this last few months has been the growth of these flowers, called Cosmos, in my vegetable patch. I planted them from seed and didn't expect much to happen, but as you can see from the photo they have blossomed into a spectacular display, as high as a door. I even cut them down to about one metre when they got too big, and they came back in abundance. It's ridiculous really...
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Wonderfully normal!

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As I write this, I’m currently sitting in a hotel room looking over the amazing view you see in the photograph attached. I feel extremely grateful that Lisa and I have managed to get away for a break, it’s been one of our most needed, in my opinion. Under Jersey rule, Lisa and I had a Covid19 test done on landing, then another on the 5th day.It’s a very thorough system, which I believe ...
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I’m not perfect; are you?

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When I meet someone new and they ask me what I do for a living and I tell them I'm a personal trainer, invariably the response is "Oh, you must be really fit then!" Well, not really! I'm not the type of trainer to use my clients' time to upgrade my own fitness, bashing out thirty flash press ups while my client is struggling away. I used to be quite fit but, since children, (yes, I'm blaming...
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A personal account of how running helps mental health

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I am sharing an account of my client's experience with anxiety and how running has helped her manage and raise money for mental health charities while doing so. As interesting as theory is, it's always better to get on-the-ground proof of the power of exercise. Here is Jane's story : “The day starts as the previous day did, and the day before that. I vomit the moment I wake up yet there is...
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Weight crept up in Lockdown – join the club!

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Nearly all my clients have reported weight increase during lockdown, and I have to say the same is true for me. A combination in the early months of lazing around, working sparsely or not at all, chained to your home and eating a little more, every day, has been the cause. What can we do? Are you ready to meet the challenge of getting a grip on the issue? Firstly, we should recognise that ...
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We are back! 😊

We are SO pleased to tell you that we are re opening on Saturday 25th July, to do INSIDE training, at Personal Space! 😊  Now, as you will have read in one of our recent blogs, obviously there will be strict guidelines for all our clients, and for all the trainers. Your safety is paramount, that’s why we will do all that’s necessary to make your workout safe and effective, with...
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My top tea, manufactured at home

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My all time favourite tea is fennel. We have always bought fennel tea in bags but now I am excited to be making it at home, in 15 seconds flat per batch. Maybe it's lockdown making me stupidly excited about little things, but this is really brilliant. This is a definite case of 'Why on earth haven't we done this before?' There's three things that make this discovery heaps better than buyin...
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What you need to do before, during and after training @ personal space…

Lisa, I and the team, are hoping to get Personal Space opened again in July, hopefully early to mid, as long as we feel it’s safe, put in all the following measures in place, and followed government guidelines. We will obviously post a definitive start date closer to the time. Meanwhile, please read and digest the following guidelines we have put together to minimise any issues. Be...
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105 year old shows us how to get to her age

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This little clip of 105 year old Eileen, sent to me by a client, shows how exercise and a daily snooze has helped her to that grand age. She is an impressive lady. We see her performing Cat and Dog yoga poses, amazing opposite arm and leg lifts in a high plank and super press ups. The bit that made me laugh is when Eileen is shown driving, demonstrating her lasting skills. Not sure th...
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Therapeutic memories….

I’ve taken a step back by quite a few years today.  I’ve been going through hundreds of photos from the last of the clearance, from my mum and dads house. It really does feel quite therapeutic going through them all.  I was surprised at just how lifting it was.  Of course there are tinges of sadness because they are both no longer with us now, but i feel it helps ...
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