Can knowing your triggers help prevent a meltdown?

Fitness, Epping, Essex, Pilates, Exercise, Online Fitness, triggers, mental health, melt down During a particularly challenging time in my teenage life, my father gave me some brilliant advice: “It’s okay to juggle balls Karen, so long as all the balls stay up.” Actually my hand-eye co-ordination has always been something…

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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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8 reasons you might need a personal trainer

Personal Trainer Epping We love our group Pilates, fitness and running club at Fit School but there are occasions where individuals benefit from personal trainer attention. This could be a program specific to their needs or one to one coaching with either Chris or Karen. Gone are the days when…

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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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Should I do Pilates or yoga during pregnancy?

Should I do Pilates or yoga during pregnancy? I’ve been teaching ante natal Pilates and exercise for nearly 15 years and have had two pregnancies, births and babies of my own. As a pregnancy Pilates instructor, whilst I think Pilates is fantastic, it might not be for everyone. I chose…

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8 reasons why your workouts aren’t working

You’ve done the difficult bit. You’ve established a regular exercise habit. Perhaps you even have your workouts scheduled. When you started it was all good. You were seeing AND feeling results (there’s nothing like a bit of butt or abs ache to know you’ve worked hard). And you felt motivated.…

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Fit School’s BIG Fitness Day Out

Fit School members, newcomers and friends came together in Epping yesterday afternoon to workout, learn new skills and kick start their 2018 fitness goals with a mixture of Pilates, running, martial arts, HIIT and boxing. After months of planning, our programme for the afternoon was designed with a mixture of…

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5 Ways to Self Medicate Stress and Anxiety

If you go out into Epping Forest today, you’re sure to spot one of our Fit School members self-medicating their stress or anxiety. Obviously there’ll be no actual pharmaceutical drugs involved, instead they’ll be conspicuous by running, cycling, walking, talking, thinking, listening or just being. There will also be a…

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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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