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Sleep: The Most Important Thing You Aren’t Doing!
One of the most important aspects of my role as a coach is to understand the goal(s) of my clients, to know their ‘why’. I then try to educate them on how they can stay on the right path to achieve their goal(s). In this period of lockdown, many of the topics I usually cover
If you’re in pain, you SHOULD train…most of the time!
To many, this statement might seem at odds. Of course, it’s a little more complicated than that as each case is dependent on the individual. However, in most cases, training whilst you have pain is actually beneficial. This should not be confused with training through pain. There’s a big difference! Pain is common, NORMAL and
The Covid-19  Diairies: The Ultimate Juggling Act
So, how are you holding up? Go on, be honest. I will fully admit that the last few weeks have been tougher than I could have imagined. Trying to find and adjust to our new ‘norm’ as a family has been a voyage of discovery to put it mildly. First time home schooling whilst working,
The Covid-19 Diaries – “I’m on the Isolation Diet”
We’ve been living this strange new life for a few weeks now, and hopefully you’ve had time to reflect on how the experience has been for you, both physically and emotionally. Some of you may be finding you have more time to devote to living a healthy lifestyle as you no longer have a lengthy
The Covid-19 Diaries: Isolation and the Importance of Your Environment
Well, that escalated quickly didn’t it! After the most bizarre week I think most of us have ever experienced, I’ve just about started to get my head around the idea of being in isolation. That didn’t come without more than a few wobbles though. Being placed on leave without pay from my full time job,
The Importance of Recovery
For many people, training can be enjoyable and addictive.  However, clocking up 4, 5 or even 6 sessions a week, every week, will inevitably take its tole on your body and mind. This is where the importance of recovery comes in. There are a great number of motivators for spending hours of your week training
My Post Partum Story
My post partum story is one filled with mistakes and consequences but one that has lead me to a new and exciting mission. As a woman and mum working in the fitness industry, I have experienced the lack of support, education and guidance during post partum life. I experienced first hand the negative effects of
What is Diastasis Recti?
What is Diastasis Recti? Diastasis Recti is a phrase banded around quite a bit post baby and is something that when I had my two children knew very little about. Diastasis Recti is referred to as the separation of the rectus abdominis muscles or the ‘6 pack’ muscles down the midline of the belly. The
8 Week Core and Restore Postnatal Fitness Programme
8 Week Core and Restore Postnatal Fitness Programme   Giving Birth is Beautiful, Miraculous, Life Changing, filled with tears of Joy………….and Tears of Oh my goodness did my body just get hit by a bus! You love the gift that came with the challenges of birth, your beautiful baby. But post labour and pregnancy and meeting
Why sleep is so important
How much sleep do you get? Listen in to hear what Lift Off Crossfit’s head coach has to say about this. It is one of the most important things we can change! Focus on getting it right and you will feel and perform better. The 24 hour society has pushed us into a lifestyle where