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Spoken word to inspire…..

This is spoken word or a loose poem I wrote today. I think I was inspired as, as I write, Tom my son, reviews his 2019 athletic year with British Athletics.  I wrote it to those who need a sign to get going and to those who are already along the path, but need a lift and encouragement to keep going.  It all starts somewhere. The seed of a goal or aspiration. You have...
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Amazing clients!

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All my clients are amazing of course, and I love spending time with them all. I take inspiration from them in all sorts of ways. Now I have a new client who is inspiring because of her dedication to exercise in the face of heart-breaking loss. Her husband died last month in only his late thirties of a lung condition. Now she is training to cycle 100km this weekend to raise money for Actio...
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Two sides to….

In life, there’s always two sides to every story! The good, the bad, the yin and the yang! This week encapsulates this point exactly, where it encourages us to truly value life and it’s gifts. I’m pleased to say that it’s edged more on the good side than bad, and that’s the way I’d want it, despite being able to always learning valuable lessons from life’s more testing times.&...
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Strength training for improving diabetes control

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We all know that strength training has multiple benefits for health, including maintenance of muscle mass, resting metabolic rate and bone density, sustaining independence and having shapely limbs. But did you know that it can also have a major influence on the body's insulin sensitivity and glucose clearance? Studies tend to show the most benefit from a combination of aerobic and strength...
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Sending out the love….

Well, a new month and straight into September! Where has that time gone?! It’s actually a good time for planning, as most people get back to some normality and routine, after the summer holidays.  In reality of course, planning can be done at any time, with the right impetus.  If you have any particular goals you want achieve, i’d love to know!  After coming back fr...
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The journey ahead…

I have just finished watching the first day of the British Athletic Championships.  I was very interested in the men’s 100m final. It was a dead heat on time, so they had to look at the photo finish and measure from there. The final winner was ecstatic and the emotions got the better of him and I can understand why, but it made more sense when he gave his interview.  ...
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Effective fat loss ‘weighting’….

I have just taken on a new client whose main goal is to lose weight- but read that as, lose body fat, whilst keeping or improving muscle mass!  Amongst the medical screening for previous history, medications etc, we had a good chat about lifestyle and structure. We were chatting through eating patterns and exercise, and I highlighted the importance of just trying to move mo...
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Holiday workout ideas!

Well, We’ve just come back from Ibiza on a wonderful holiday. Of course I wanted to keep my training up whilst away and luckily they had a gym, but it was still very limited, to what I was used to. Despite being a good quality hotel, you could tell the kit was chosen by budget, as opposed to function.  So It got me thinking that most of you must have limited training when away ...
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Intuitive Eating – what is it?

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Intuitive eating is suggested in nutrition literature as a more effective attitude to eating for bodyweight control than traditional calorie reduction diets. It basically relies on your body's natural cues for hunger and desires for certain foods, and its innate ability to regulate fullness. Like we all used to do as children.  Intuitive eating discourages the labelling of foods as 'g...
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