Lifestyle, Mind

5 Tips for Happiness

Tomorrow, 'Blue Monday', is said to be the most depressing day of the year; the concept was publicised in 2005 by a holiday company (thanks guys) which claimed to have calculated the date using an equation; they added up the effects of the cold weather and dark evenings, post Christmas debt and lack of motivation… Continue reading 5 Tips for Happiness

Mind

Mental Health Awareness Week: My Top Tips for Managing Stress and Anxiety

“The sun is a daily reminder that we too can rise again from the darkness, that we too can shine our own light” ~ S. Ajna 🌻 Every week should be mental health awareness week. We all have our demons. We all fear. We’re all vulnerable. I guess it’s what makes us sentient beings, what… Continue reading Mental Health Awareness Week: My Top Tips for Managing Stress and Anxiety

Events, thoughts

The Work Life Balance Project

A couple of weeks ago, I attended an event in London which was part of The Work Life Balance Project; a new social movement encouraging people like you and I to build our careers around something we love doing, and to generally just look after ourselves: mentally and physically, in our work and in our own… Continue reading The Work Life Balance Project

Body, Fitness

Interval Training

Interval training, or HIIT, is a technique in which you do short, sharp bursts of exercise followed by a period of rest. It's great way to improve your CV fitness and use up a high number of calories without spending hours on a treadmill (which some people love but I can’t stand). It's been proven… Continue reading Interval Training

Body, Fitness, Vlogs

Vlog: Positive Ways to Track Your Progress

Ever found yourself in a vicious cycle of regularly weighing yourself and feeling demotivated if you see the number has gone up by a few pounds? You have been eating better and exercising (perhaps you already feel slimmer, more toned and more confident) but somehow the scales don't reflect this. When I start with a… Continue reading Vlog: Positive Ways to Track Your Progress

Food

Nutrition Myths that Could Be Affecting Your Training

Disclaimer: I'm not a registered nutritionist or dietician. Having said that, being a personal trainer means I do have a good understanding of nutrition, and I regularly look at client food diaries. It's amazing how, when we as PTs make simple adjustments to our clients' recorded eating patterns, there can be such a positive shift… Continue reading Nutrition Myths that Could Be Affecting Your Training

Fitness, Vlogs

Vlog: Top 5 Tips to Get You Started at the Gym

I've come to realise, particularly since I started working as a personal trainer, how common it is for people to feel really anxious about starting out at the gym. I've had a number of clients tell me in our consultations how they feel frustrated that a lack of confidence is preventing them from achieving their… Continue reading Vlog: Top 5 Tips to Get You Started at the Gym