Month: January 2014

Squats are GREAT for your thighs and buttocks

Squats! Ha, what an introduction to a blog post! Don’t you just LOVE squats – well, maybe not the actual squat itself BUT the results?! What do squats actually do? Well, do them regularly and you will start to notice a difference. The squat works your thighs, buttocks and a few other leg muscles, meaning […]

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Busy, busy, busy…all you need is 12 minutes!

Are you busy? I know I am. In fact, most of us are busy in today’s world. Isn’t being busy good? Not when it comes to your exercise habits. You see, if you are BUSY, then you don’t have TIME to exercise. Do you ever say: “Oh, I haven’t got any time to exercise, I’m […]

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Can you believe it, my mother is on a diet?!

My mother is into her 70s now and she is fit and I’d say healthy, apart from the odd niggle here and there. BUT she still talks about losing weight. Maybe women go through their entire lives talking about losing weight. Is that true? Anyway, back to my mother…she still wants to shed a few […]

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Don’t give up on your fitness…be one of the 5% NOT one of the 95%

Don’t give up! With ANY fitness programme, you HAVE to keep going. You have to keep going for at least 21 times and THEN it becomes a habit. It’s all too easy to find excuses not to exercise – maybe you think it’s just too difficult, it hurts, it’s lonely, you have no motivation. You […]

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The Benefits Of Training With Likeminded Women

I’m sure you know by now that I’m a Personal and Group Fitness Trainer – I hope so anyway! However, I’m not your normal trainer, which is why I don’t try to sell you stuff all of the time or instruct you to come to my bootcamp (I don’t run bootcamps by the way!) or […]

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It’s National Obesity Awareness Week – Can you help?

More than half of the UK population is heading for obesity by 2050, with an annual cost to society approaching £50 billion. But if we act now, we can turn it around. [Source: noaw2014.org.uk]. Pretty scary eh? Well, this week is National Obesity Awareness Week (13th – 19th January) so we should all do our […]

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Get active at home or at work – 7 Top Tips

You know the situation. You realise you’ve been sitting for hours at your desk or using your laptop (at home or at work), and your back is aching, your muscles are tight and you feel tired. In the long term, your weight is creeping up and you feel lousy. I’ve had days like that. I […]

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5 Prevention tips for dealing with the menopause

The menopause is caused by a change in the balance of the body’s sex hormones. In the lead up to the menopause (perimenopause) oestrogen levels decrease, which causes the ovaries to stop producing an egg each month (ovulation). Oestrogen is the female sex hormone that regulates a woman’s periods. The fall in oestrogen also causes both physical and emotional symptoms including: hot […]

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Secrets of a Personal Trainer – 10 Secret Fitness Tips

Today, I’m going to let you in on a few ‘insider’ Personal Trainer secrets that may make a huge difference to your health and fitness. Why am I willing to share these secrets with you? Well, because I care and I’m nice!! I am nice! Oh, and I really want you to make 2014 a […]

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5 Reasons why you should AVOID the scales

Ahh, the dreaded bathroom scales! They should be banned from all households. You know the problem don’t you? Every morning you wake up and head for the bathroom. You step on the scales and you look down. Arghhhhh… It is NOT what you want to see is it? You’ve gained a lb or maybe 2 […]

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