Could You Find Happiness in 30 Minutes?

Fit School, Epping, Pilates, Fitness, Running, Ante Natal, Post Natal, Pregnancy, Buggy Fit Yesterday a client sent me a lovely message, direct from her holidays, to say how being more active had brought new found happiness. How she had felt comfortable getting involved in running races and being active with…

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21 Ways to Stay Fit During School Holidays

Just as kids can suffer from school holidays brain regression, so can your fitness and health efforts. And with end-0f-term-itis high on the agenda this week, it’s easy to slip into a panic about the weeks of relentless, “Muuuuuuuuuum……” ahead. But your physical health really can survive the long break.…

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101 Free and Fit (ish) family days out in and around Epping Forest

Fit School, Epping: Pre and Post Natal Pilates and Fitness. Epping Forest and Essex family days out. So you have your little darlings and you want to get out but there’s more to life (and fun with kids) than theme parks and traffic jams (not to mention cost to consider).…

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Want to keep up with your grandkids? Don’t make age your excuse

Since I started teaching anti-ageing Pilates in Epping last year, I’ve become much more aware of both the impact of age on our bodies and perceptions of age. My first concept of age was my grandparents. The arthritis in my nan’s hips meant climbing the stairs to her flat could…

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Confessions of a fit family: At home with the Laings

CHRIS and I are often amused by the assumptions people make about us. ‘Fitties’ are often labelled as the fun police. We get invited to dinner only for our hosts to call a little scared as to what we eat. ‘Would fat be offensive?’ ‘Are they life long vegans?’ On the whole we…

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Are you an encourager?

ABOUT 13 years ago I first learned to run. Before then I would try but would set off all keen and then have to stop and walk for a bit. It was very discouraging. Years of school inter-form running or cross country (AKA running around the school) had hammered into…

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Chocolate Polenta Cake

This cake evolved from a Nigella recipe and a rainy afternoon activity with Isaac, who is rather partial to chocolate cake and munching on walnuts while mummy mixes (many batches of banana cake from spotty bananas have meant walnut munching is now a baking staple). I didn’t intend for it…

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Naomi’s birth story

AS a pre and post natal exercise specialist, NCT volunteer and mum of young children, I’m often surrounded by birth stories. Good, bad and ugly. I had polar opposite experiences with the births of my children, so before the memories fade, I thought the time was ripe to pen my…

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