2018 Training Plans

Over the past couple of years a lot of my focus and physical energy has been on gaining new fitness instructing qualifications (e.g. BodyPump, BodyCombat) but with all that starting to tick along nicely I decided it was time to set a different challenge and revisit what got me really into fitness in the first…

Easter Weekend – Recovery Time!

The first bank holiday weekend of the year approaches and for me that will mean some much needed rest and recovery time as the gyms I work at switch to a reduced timetable and cut a couple of my classes.  One of the things I think people only tend to learn about exercise once it…

NEW BodyCombat Class

A week late owing to being snowed in at the start of the month, yesterday I took on a new BodyCombat class at Leys Pool Leisure Centre.  This is a great next step for me as instructor, having two regular BC classes a week and with different groups of people can only help to strengthen and develop my…

Instructor Life: Les Mills BodyCombat AIM1

This weekend I spent a long Saturday travelling to London for my BodyCombat AIM1 (Advanced Instructor Module).  BodyCombat is the Les Mills workout that offers mixed martial arts inspired exercise to music and is the most recent, most challenging, of the classes I teach.  I attended my initial module training for this in May 2017…

January Motivation

January. Clock has ticked over into a New Year. A time with thoughts of new goals and resolutions in the air, perhaps with a shiver of fear – so much pressure!, or excitement perhaps – what new experiences and possibilities will there be?  

New challenge: running Brighton Marathon 2018

This month I ran Oxford Half Marathon for the fourth time and so far that 13.1 miles is the furthest distance I’ve achieved.  Now it’s it’s time to take on a new challenge and tackle the full 26.2 miles distance.  Eeek!  I’m very excited to be doing this and especially excited to have a place with…