Browsing Tag

Health and Fitness

  • Gym with Free Weights
    Well-being Workouts

    30-Minute Full Body Circuit

    I never thought I’d see the day where I’d be teaching a circuit class. Aerobics, step and spinning – yes. But circuit? Never. Teaching step aerobics used to be my happy place, and I…

    April 5, 2018
  • Well-being

    Running the Last Ever Preston 10k

    Ever since I completed the 2016 Chester half-marathon, I’ve been desperate to train for another event. Unfortunately, life had other plans. It’s like there’s been a universal conspiracy preventing me from taking part in…

    October 5, 2017
  • Personal Development Well-being

    My Fitness Journey

    My fitness journey started roughly 24 years ago when I was about 15 years old. As I write these words I find it difficult to believe I’ve been exercising and keeping myself fit for…

    August 31, 2017
  • Well-being Wellbeing

    What does your run feel like?

    The Warm Up As I start to warm up I begin to work through my checklist. Pain in left knee? Check. Pain in left hip flexor? Check. Sciatic twinges in my right side? Check.…

    July 11, 2017
  • Well-being

    Rediscovering my love of running

    Sometimes, the hardest thing about a run is the act of putting your trainers on and leaving the house. You’re tired, it’s cold and last night’s take-away didn’t agree with you. But more than…

    July 4, 2017
  • Well-being

    10 Rules of Gym Etiquette

    Having been an avid gym goer for 20+ years – 6 of which were spent in a teaching capacity – I’ve seen the inside of many different fitness establishments. I’ve been in council leisure…

    February 9, 2017
  • Well-being

    Tips and Advice for Your First Half-Marathon

    2 hours 19 minutes and 44 seconds after starting, I finally crossed the finish line. Tired, sore, yet completed elated, I caught my breath and stretched out my aching legs. I’d just completed my…

    November 10, 2016