Fit School’s #WearItPink Walk Epping for Breast Cancer Now, 19th October

Pilates, Epping, Breast Cancer, Personal Trainer, Fitness, Epping #WearItPink Walk for Breast Cancer Now “It was such a uniting thing to do,” said Eileen Mackie. A participant from our Monday Anti-Ageing Pilates classes in Epping who joined us with her granddaughter to walk the length of Epping as a show…

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Fit School Interview: The Truth about Life with Breast Cancer, Mary Huckle

I first met Mary Huckle in 2016. We were introduced by the director of Fitpro (the UK’s largest fitness industry training provider) and asked to speak on a panel at a national fitness conference. Mary spoke eloquently about her experiences of surviving and subsequently living with breast cancer. It was…

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Six Ways Every Woman over 40 needs to Work Out

I am all about the first steps when it comes to fitness – that first run or incorporating a fitness or Pilates class into your week on a regular basis. Something is ALWAYS better than nothing. And – it’s SO important to find an active thing that you enjoy. #ThisGirlCan…

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Could You Find Happiness in 30 Minutes?

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 her kids whilst on holiday in a way she had never felt before.…

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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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Over 50 (or close)? What You Need to Know About Saggy Bottoms

From soggy bottoms to saggy bottoms, getting older brings a certain rear end fascination. Growing up I remember jokes about ‘all the sand slipping to the bottom’ and how it was almost inevitable that womens’ bottoms would droop and soften with age. But it isn’t. Far from it in fact. Not…

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12 Personality Traits of Inspiring Women

I’m a sucker for an inspiring woman. I’ve always been drawn to people who inspire me. I can remember feeling it as a teenager. Just feeling drawn to certain teachers or friends in my life. Women who had something that I wanted to learn from or just an energy I…

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Why I Want You to Care About Your Psoas

Your psoas is an amazing muscle which is fundamental to free movement, strength and wellbeing but our lifestyles are screwing it up. Back in the 90s and 00s it was all about core stability and your transversus abdominis (TVA). We taught about layers of abdominal muscle and how strengthening them…

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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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How to Train Your Abs Whilst Pushing A Buggy

What if you could turn every day activities, like buggy pushing, nappy changing and food preparation into a mini workout? One of the biggest myths of post natal exercise is that you have to dedicate hours of each week to fitness classes and that if you aren’t a celebrity or someone…

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