Insights

The surprising thing about losing weight.

This is me aged 16. Not the greatest photo but thankfully social media wasn’t a thing back then so there isn’t many photos to choose from. I have cropped the photo but we had bunked school for a few days to build a 12 foot camel that 5 men could fit in for...

5 year Anniversary

Our 5th Anniversary I thought this would feel a lot different to how it does. It feels exactly like 5 years. I can’t actually say I thought we would survive 5 years, there has been a few times where it would of been a lot easier to just give up but here we are...

When did we stop jumping?

Have you ever heard of someone in their 60’s taking up running? Using their retirement to play netball or trying Judo? Nah me neither. Why not though? There is a common misconception that we decline as we age, this is partly true. It becomes harder to gain...

Why you put on weight when you exercise more?

Have you just started exercising? Maybe you’ve ramped up your volume and load but you’re not seeing results? Or you’re training for a marathon and actually putting on weight instead of losing? It’s a common story and one that’s often met with a simple answer: you’re...

My dog has a better bed than me.

We have a new dog rather egotistically called Angus, he’s a lovely working cocker spaniel and my partner is determined for him to have all the best things, he has loads of toys, all of the treats and an orthopedic bed. I’m not even sure dog’s spines...

Do I really need to Yoga?

“Why don’t you try some gentle yoga” was the cry I heard when I was pregnant, when my friends and colleagues were uncomfortable seeing me cycle to work then drag my huge 7-month bump round the park for a lunch-time run. It made me want to ram a 20kg weight plate down...

How to Push Yourself

Focus! Stay on it! Don’t stop! Not long now! 20 seconds left! You’re doing amazing! These are the words I use with my clients to get them to give everything they have. To myself I say: you’re so unfit! You can’t do this! You’re going to be sick! What are you trying to...