When was the last time you exercised to see what your body could do rather than what it could look like? I'll be honest, I still work out to achieve a particular aesthetic BUT, the way I choose to achieve that is by exercising to see what I am physically capable of. And I am not even close to finding out! The human body is so able. Even when we struggle with certain incapacities, the scope for repair and resiliency that our bodies have is unfathomable. It's like that quote; "
Isn't it amazing when the lyrics of a song just hit you right in the gut? I was working out this morning when this song came over my headphones with the first line of "they told me everybody's 15 minutes in a different time zone" and I had to catch my breath because it's the perfect analogy for how I've been feeling lately. This world is made up of 7.5 billion people and not a single one is the same. We all have different opinions, perspectives, expectations and beliefs which
I'm sitting in a coffee shop at London's Heathrow Airport on our way back from the most wonderful trip we have ever had. My overriding feeling is exhaustion - we've been traveling for the last 20 hours and we still have another 10 hour flight plus 4 hour drive until we get home - mixed with sprinkles of sadness, excitement and intense focus. Let me explain... For the longest time, I craved my holidays. I would keep a mental countdown going from the day we booked the tickets u
Nowadays, most hotels/resorts have pretty well-equipped fitness facilities (where we are right now is literally the best I have ever experienced) but I thought I would take a few moments to talk about what you can do to maintain your fitness levels whilst away from home and your regular routine. I've talked in a previous post about the effectiveness of bodyweight training when it comes to improvements in agility, speed, balance and power but bodyweight training is also hugely
When you are trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle, traveling can often throw everything into disarray. I can't tell you how many clients have said to me that "we will start when I get back from my holiday" or "I can't begin X because I am going to Y for a week". Look, I get it, we all want to let loose and eat/drink whatever we want and not worry about finding time/facilities to exercise BUT, what if I gave you a few pointers to help you have the fun you want to have whilst
I wanted to talk a little more about change. Particularly how a decision to change isn't always met with the most positive of responses from those nearest to us. In my own experience, the decision to finally make a change in my health came when I was at my lowest. I almost had to reach the rockiest of self-esteem bottoms in order to find the will to tackle what seemed to be an insurmountable task. I weighed over 250lbs and I honestly didn't know where to start - I just knew t