Hormones: #jigglingjugs

Hormones  It’s been a game of two halves this week, as these football pundits like to say. This blog was going to be about my breathtaking achievement of running over 4k without a break. I’m so glad I didn’t boast about this glory as when I went back to the gym two days later, I crashed and […]

Go with the flow

The Scientific Bit In the first part of the menstrual cycle, the follicular stage, training should be focused on high intensity and heavy lifting. In this phase oestrogen is the dominant hormone meaning a higher pain threshold and increased insulin sensitivity leading to better muscle building capacity and reduced fat storage ability (2). In the […]

What Is Your Biggest Fitness Challenge?

So last week in my wonderful Facebook group I asked my ladies a question. What is your biggest fitness struggle at the moment? And the biggest response was the option, the motivation to keep going. Which got me thinking. Why do we feel the need to brand ourselves An Exerciser? If you are genuinely struggling with […]

Postnatal Depression and Exercise

This week, 6th – 10th June, is infant mental health week, raising awareness of the importance of the first 1001 days of a babies life. But it’s not just the first 1001 days of a babies life, it’s 1001 days of a mums life, of your life. 1001 days of change 1001 days of learning […]

Running To Work

I am a runner. I am also a mother. Therefore I can’t just casually announce that I am off for a leisurely trot around the park whenever the urge strikes. My exercise time is scheduled, bartered, planned and precious! This post is to get you thinking about whether you could fit active travel into your […]

Winter Fitness Training Tips

Winter Fitness Training Tips Dark evenings, gusty gales and freezing temperatures are hardly alluring conditions for continuing your outdoor training sessions or active commutes this winter. However with a few additions to your kit, and maybe a shift in your mind set, you can still enjoy exercising outdoors. Of course there is a simple solution […]

Strongman Competing for Women

Some of you will recognise Holly as she works with me in Revitalize Fitness, doing 1:1 sessions and also covering some of my session too. Holly and I often train together too, mainly because I get pushed to my max as she is a great fitness trainer but also because we like a good natter […]