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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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Loopy for Scoop!

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The most exciting moment of my week has been my first ever visit to Scoop Wholefoods on White ladies Road. I know! How interesting am I?! There's a tenuous link to health here, so I can pass it as my blog for this week. Health of the planet really. The Scoop shop is brilliant. I am probably very late to this party and you all know about it already, but I live in a small Gloucestershire...
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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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Life is wonky

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In everyday life we have to use our bodies in a variety of planes and angles, accommodating weights when we are not quite centred. It helps if we can set ourselves up to be balanced and ready before lifting or pulling an object but often it just isn't possible. Sometimes we have to react quickly to our environment and move in an awkward way or carry a cumbersome weight that upsets balance. Ho...
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Plant-based diet all the rage for good reason

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In the current situation where protecting the planet any way we can is foremost in our minds, eating less meat is one way to contribute. If you have seen any of the recent programmes on BBC about food production, in particular meat, you may be easily swayed into joining the 'eat less meat' party. Some of what I've seen is shocking, and now our family is starting to think about how we can...
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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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My inspiration – my mum

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My inspiration to live a healthy, active lifestyle is my mum. She died in August 2019 aged ninety two. She was feisty, funny, sweet and cheerfully optimistic. She was an avid cyclist all her life, turning to the turbo trainer in the garage when she got too frail to ride on the road. Her passion was keeping fit with cycling and exercises at home. She watched keenly the Tour de France each year...
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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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Trains : great for your mental health

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Granted, some of you may disagree with me outright. Those of you who travel regularly on trains probably experience excruciatingly irritating delays which play havoc with your mental health. I don’t travel regularly on trains but I am on one today, to Gloucester from Cam & Dursley and back, all within 1hr50. My journey has been calm, hassle free, and restful.I forgot my book and didn’t wa...
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Extreme dieting….

I was watching a programme today which was so typical of this time of the years tv programming.  The difference here however was the journalist was comparing extreme diets in a bid to increase his longevity.  He had very young children at a later age (45) and was concerned with maximising his time with his offspring, and living longer than his father.  His father u...
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