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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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“No chocolate at lunch, Mum”

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"No chocolate at lunch, Mum" said my son, reminding me of  my promise to reduce my calories. "Oh yes, you’re right, thanks" I say and sadly put the chocolate back in the cupboard. Both my boys have been most helpful in encouraging me to stick to my new dietary rules, and I’m starting to see the results. During lockdown I've been having a teeny glass of red wine for health at lunch wi...
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What I’ve learnt about my own health during Covid 19, so far.

I’m a great believer that you can always make positives from a bad situation. Everyday is always a learning day. Covid19 is case in point. Here’s what I’ve personally learnt so far;  That I feel better with my overall wellness by not working so many hours, over a long period of time.That by taking more time out and focussing on myself (for a change) my wellness has i...
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More or less exercise in lockdown – which is it with you?

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At this unusual time you may be indulging in much more exercise than normal or you may be so busy that you haven’t as much time as you’d like to exercise. It’s different for us all. I hope that if you are one of the lucky ones and find yourself with free time then you might be using it to engage in an activity that is not normally on your list. Have you started a new fitness habit, such a...
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