November 16, 2019


Lots of people feel intimidated by the first visit to a new gym/PT.  It’s only natural,  new places and people intimidate me too.  When I meet a new client there are always a few butterflies in my stomach.  It’s got better as time has passed and I have sett...

November 2, 2019

I have written about family and time constraints before,  its frustrating and the feelings of guilt are never far away!  For the last 4 years I have managed to juggle my hobby of indoor rowing and family pretty well,  there have been times when I have had to miss a ses...

October 20, 2019

Lifting weights is one of my favourite things to do in the world, I seem to be able to relax whilst doing it, and during the all-important rest periods I sit and think.  What do I think about?  Well everything and anything,  what's happening in my kid's life, clients,...

October 13, 2019

Do you have someone who is your inspiration for your fitness journey?  I do,  well I actually have a few people that I admire and aspire to be like in the world of indoor rowing.  I think that having this sort of inspiration is just as good as having goals and targets...

October 6, 2019

Today was the second time ever that I have rowed with another person.  Normally its just me, headphones and the rowing machine,  I get into the groove and row.  Today was different,  I had some great company to row with,  we talked laughed and I really enjoyed it!...

September 29, 2019

There is a fear amongst women that lifting weights will make you bulky,  and resemble the incredible hulk.  Luckily this is far from the truth,  in fact lifting your bodyweight, dumbbells or the barbell will build lean muscle and change your body-shape,  giving you a l...

September 22, 2019

Well is it?  The motivation I mean.  Why?  Well it makes achieving progress that bit easier!  If you don’t have motivation then what’s going to push you on when you feel like taking an unplanned break from your program?  That little bit of makes all the difference when...

September 8, 2019

It's been in the news recently about how resistance exercises, particularly weight-lifting is beneficial to individuals in the over-60yrs age group.  In particular, one of the most important benefits will be that it will help strengthen your bones helping to reduce you...

September 1, 2019

As I have explained before,   the Indoor rowing is one of the most misunderstood pieces of cardio equipment on your gym’s floor.  Its low impact so your joints are going to love it but hugely aerobic so your lungs won’t!  It is a great all- over workout for your body u...

August 25, 2019

Had a nice holiday?  Relaxed and rested?  Yes that’s me too,  tanned and refreshed and ready for the run up to Christmas now.  Head down and push on with my training,  fingers crossed now there won’t be an enforced breaks.

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