Inspiration

Mind Games

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The words from Dee Cafarri in yesterdays blog really got me thinking. One of the paragraphs that caught my was this; ‘Be grateful for the things in your life that you have or can do. Focussing on the good will have a positive effect on your mental health. When you are having a tough day […]

Inspiration

Isolation

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A lovely gentleman called Tim, who some of you know from the gym, sent me some extracts on how to deal with isolation from someone who knows a little bit about it, and I thought I would share them with you. Dee Caffari has sailed around the world six times. She is the first woman […]

Inspiration

Time

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As many of you will know, I have two children. Harry is 9 and Alfie is 7. Yesterday afternoon, I was going to paint my driveway gates and I didn’t. Instead I spent the afternoon with my boys in the garden.  Making dens, playing football, making home made slush puppies (crushed ice, clementine juice and […]

Home Training

Top 3 Home Workouts

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Here are our top three home workouts. Each one requires minimal kit and has basic and advanced options. Before starting, I always recommend a good warm-up to get the blood flowing and the muscles and joints ready, so I’ve included an example here: Walking 2min Knee lifts 10 per side Stair climbs x 5 Shoulder […]

Home Training

Boredom and the 2 Minute Rule

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I ate some chocolate last night. Ok, it was good quality 85% cocoa chocolate and full of antioxidants, but I ate the whole bar instead of 2 squares. Why did I do it? Well, I liked the taste for one and it felt good eating it, but here’s the key point – I didn’t feel […]

Home Training

Plant a seed and watch it grow

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I’m so pleased to hear so many of you getting out and enjoying the countryside and trying new things, pushing some boundaries and wading across rivers. But what about motivating yourself to do some of the things you normally do in the gym that you know you should be doing? Its not easy. Motivation comes […]

Rehabilitation

Rare Disease Day 2020

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There are over 300 million people living with one or more of over 6000 identified rare diseases around the world. One of the huge problems facing people with a rare disease is the lack of scientific knowledge and quality information and the need for appropriate quality health care is a very real challenge for people. […]