It's the halfway point! I'm about 6 weeks into my challenge...so far so good! There's nothing I'm doing that I don't feel I can't continue long term - yes I've cut out (although not completely) sugary foods, but it's not like I had a daily bar of chocolate anyway? Although I could be swayed by … Continue reading More Than An End Goal – Week 6 Half Way!
So Week 5 came and went with the blink of an eye! Work and study has made it a little more challenging to get my training done this week. But I've managed daily strength and abs, with one rest day (with the exception of some legs and abs work!). Scrolling through Face-ache on Monday and … Continue reading More Than An End Goal – Week 5 But first, love yourself.
Week 4 done and dusted. A good week for training and nutrition. Monday is my rest day from cardio so I got a good strength session completed between staff training in Derby and working. At the start of Week 1 of my challenge, Mark introduced me to back squats. I have trouble with progressing many … Continue reading More Than An End Goal – Week 4 Snacks and Lattes
I'm now at the end of the 3rd week of my challenge. Thanks to all of you who are asking how I'm getting on. It's prompting some good discussions, mainly around food! On Monday I was asked if I'm hungry all the time. That's a big fat NO! I'm not on a calorie restricting diet. … Continue reading More Than An End Goal – Week 3
Rachel came to us a little while ago because she had knee soreness/pain when running. This soreness/pain had stopped her from running at this point. Rachel's goal then was to get back to running pain free and eventually, to be able to run with her club again. Living in such a a beautiful location, we … Continue reading From rehab to running.
Online coaching has really boomed in the last few years and I do offer both in-house and online coaching myself. With the likes of Skype, Zoom, sharing files online, data sharing and daily communication being so easy, coaching clients is much more manageable and productive. Coaching can work for everyone from a plan based around … Continue reading Coaching is about balance.
As a personal trainer, sports massage therapist and online coach, I have a duty of care. My clients have come to me for help to improve their health, fitness and performance but that also means I have to provide honest information and feedback, based on evidence not opinion. At times I also provide information and … Continue reading Duty Of Care
I'm now at the end of Week 2. Coffee is down to 2-3 cups per day. I still have the white stuff though, not ready to shift to the dark side and have it black! A step too far for me and not necessary. I've had a good training week. Monday was cardio-free and I … Continue reading More Than An End Goal – Week 2
Week 1So on Monday 14th January, I set myself off on a 12 week challenge. Many have been asking me about what I'm doing and what I'm looking to achieve. Firstly, it's not about an end goal. That's not important. For me, it's about the journey I am taking myself on. The 'doing' rather than … Continue reading More Than An End Goal
Personal Training and how it works. Firstly it provides that much needed accountability. For me personally, I enjoy having a personal trainer myself. It removes the thinking and I can just turn up and give each session my best with support and guidance from my trainer. It's all about the WHY: why do you want … Continue reading Personal Training