Nicole and Jorge

Hello everyone,Its Nicole here. Just wanted to check in with you all personally and give you a bit of an update.I appreciate the studio currently looks a bit bare and sad on the outside, but we are in the process of sorting out a new awning and some new window graphics too! I hope you will like the rebrand. We have decided to include the establishment date in our logo to honour the Persona...
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We are back in action! Yay!

It’s great to be back at Personal Space and more importantly seeing all our lovely clients once again! We certainly havn’t been resting on our laurels during lockdown, by any measure! Nicole and Jorge took on the task of bringing the panelling and stairs back to bare wood and then staining and painting around. Lisa and I, including additional help, have been re tanking downstairs and pa...
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Personal Space getting back to it!

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We now have a date to aim towards, so we can get back to what we know best- training all you lovely people! After the lockdown review from Boris and team on Monday, they have tentatively said, all being well, and if we are on track with the facts and figures, that gyms can re open on Monday the 12th of April. Obviously Personal Space is at an advantage that we are a one to one gym anywa...
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Who are these guys?

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These guys are Nicole and Jorge, and they are in the throws of decorating at Personal Space. Read more about them below, but first, an explanation as to why they are there. Our current clients will know that Stuart and I have decided to hang up our PT hats at Personal Space, from the end of June. We have been operating at the studio in Redland for twenty one years, and we both feel a chan...
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Slowly, Slowly, catchee….

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In a move to buck the lockdown trend, I’m actually dropping body fat, not putting it on! As I heard on the radio yesterday, when interviewed the guy said “I’m trying to lose 10kg, I’ve got 20kg to go!!”  I thought it’s a perfect time to do so because I have more time to focus on my own exercise routine, and with regards to diet, I don’t have to prep ahead.  In fact Lisa ha...
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Beware virus vigilantes

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Beware virus vigilantes; members of the public assuming the role of police, in seeking - in their eyes - breakers of Covid rules. Their penalty for behaviour that they don't like ranges from polite exchange to aggressive abuse. My client and I experienced the latter while exercising outdoors in a park. During lockdown, personal training is permitted, on a 1:1 basis, outside in a public a...
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Time on your own

I cannot overstate the value of spending time on my own in nature. I love to take in the beauty and it gives me the quiet space I need to recharge my mental batteries. During lockdown, when it's possible to be surrounded by family all day long, it's imperative (to me) to get out walking or running and escape the noise of whirring computers, teachers' voices and Zoom meetings (no offence mean...
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2020 success!

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Normally on my last blog of the year I review all what’s been learnt, but with unprecedented times, I’ve decided to take a slightly different focus! I wanted to finish this year on a high. With great difficulties for many this year, it makes this achievement even more incredible and inspiring. This takes nothing away from all my other clients amazing achievements this year, and there have b...
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The power of the ten second hug

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I am reading a book about the menopause, as I am probably in perimenopause and want to discover in detail what I'm in for. I have read much before on the subject in relation to exercise, but there's so much I didn't know (or forgot!) and the comprehensive information is astounding. It's quite 'sciencey' which is great, and I am trying my best to remember all the important info, much of which ...
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Who wants to live forever?

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Feeling rather poignant today. Don’t know why.  I think with Christmas coming up, and another year coming to a close, I’m thinking more about those that are not here. Rather sadly, I found out recently that one of my close childhood friends had passed away in September. He was 51. No age at all.  This together with the tragic, heart wrenching loss of a friends daughter, who...
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