My clients all lead very busy lives, often juggling work and childcare. As a result, it’s often challenging to eat nutritious food, that’s also quick and easy to prepare. I thought I’d share some of the things I do to eat well 80% of the time and reduce the amount of time I have to think about what we’re all going to eat. Click here to read more
Many of my clients, both men and women, have specifically wanted a female personal trainer. I don’t think this is because women are better PT’s than men, there’s just a perception that female personal trainers are less intimidating. Click here to read more
Lunchtime Salad Inspo
I’m normally on my own at lunch time. It’s a great time for me to eat exactly what I like and not have to please anyone else! Here are some ideas based on my favourites. Click here to read more
The Enjoy Movement Philosophy
21 DAY BODY TRANSFORMATION ANY ONE?
If you are one of my clients, you’ll know this kind of statement really winds me up. We all know strategies such as these don’t work to help you make sustainable changes. More worrying, I think, is the negative impact this kind of behaviour has on your self-esteem. I’d like to share my philosophy for enjoying movement and how to have a positive relationship with exercise. Click here to read more
Enjoy Boxing for Feel Good Fitness
Boxing is one of my favourite ways to exercise. I love the way it challenges you physically and mentally, in a really fun way. The vast majority of my clients agree with me and it’s a highlight for many in personal training sessions. In the last few years there’s been a huge rise in the number and type of boxing classes on offer, and this diversity is a great thing as it means there’s something for everyone. There are a multitude of classes and styles but group classes generally fall into two styles. Click here to read more
THE GREAT OUTDOORS
My favourite place to exercise is outside, preferably on a cold crisp autumnal day. I’d rather be active on pretty much any day, in (almost) any weather, than in a studio or gym. As a Personal Trainer in Tunbridge Wells I’m always looking out for great places to take clients, and places to inspire me and my family to get moving.
So, I thought it was about time I wrote a post about my favourite spots to get active outdoors. Click here to read more
What's it like to Enjoy Training?
Lots of women I know think that a session with a Personal Trainer is a necessary evil - something to be nervous about beforehand, endured for an hour, recover from for a few days, before psyching yourself up to do it all again. I think there’s a common view of what a personal trainer should be like and that PT’s are only for people who are already fit and strong. In my experience, there are many types of trainers, the important thing is to find the right trainer for you. The person who you can connect with, who understands you and who motivates, educates and inspires you. Click here to read more
IT HAS BEEN A LONG SUMMER. I’VE HAD SOME GREAT TIMES, WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS. I’VE ALSO (LIKE MANY OTHERS) HAD THE CHALLENGE OF BALANCING WORK AND CHILDCARE COMMITMENTS. IT’S BEEN A ROLLERCOASTER RIDE, WITH UPS, DOWNS AND SURPRISES AROUND EVERY CORNER! AS WE APPROACH SEPTEMBER, THIS HAS MADE ME THINK ABOUT MY HEALTH AND FITNESS MINDSET. Click here to read more
The beginners guide to exercise - 5 tips for enjoying a consistently active life
My work, as a personal trainer and health coach, is very rewarding. I get a lot of pleasure helping women who have previously never exercised or struggled to be consistently active; to adopt a positive relationship with exercise that sees them enjoying moving their bodies. I want to reach more women and help them see how good moving your body can be for mental and physical health. So I’ve written this beginner’s guide to exercise, for those of you who feel it’s not for you, to show that it is possible for everyone to enjoy an active life. Click here to read more
RECIPE - STEAM ROASTED SALMON AND BROCCOLI
I have recently discovered Rukmini Iyer’s new book ‘The Roasting Tin’. I can’t recommend this book highly enough as it is full of tasty, easy, generally quick, nutritious meals.
So I wanted to share my current favourite recipe with you. If this wets your appetite I recommend you buy the book (this isn’t an ad!). It’s available here
The Roasting Tin by Rukmini Iyer.
I love this book for its really simple recipes and the fact that there’s minimal washing up, as all the recipes are one dish. I also love it because it’s easy to tweak the recipes slightly to take into account all the different likes and dislikes in the family. Click here to read more
Thoughts on exercise by Silke from Nourish to Thrive
Silke Thistlewood is an awarding winning local businesswoman, with not just one, but three businesses. She has a great attitude to exercise. I think It’s really inspiring and so I wanted to capture it and share it with you all, as I’m sure her experiences are pretty common. Click here to read more
What is your core anyway?
Many people believe that a strong core is all about the abs, but there are many more muscles involved in a strong, well-functioning core that serves you well in your daily life.
Your core is the foundation of all your movement (as the name suggests) and so the better functioning your core, the better functioning your movement generally and the more protected you are from injury. Click here to read more
What exercise should I be doing?
I am often asked “What is the best type of exercise?” If you put this question into google you’ll receive a variety of links to articles arguing how one form of exercise is better than another. Click here to read more