Strength

Regain your Power

One of the most important things I learnt last week is how to be comfortable with myself. I’ve always been the person that has to look good to everyone else, never say no, or disappoint anyone. Having someone dislike me or letting someone down was pretty much THE WORST thing that could happen to me. I mean, if I thought that someone didn’t agree with something that I’d done it would play on my mind for days, literally. I would replay conversations or even worse, play out conversations in my head that hadn’t even happened yet. If you’ve been there, […]

Oli loses incredible 21kg in 14 months – Inner Strength

 Hard Work and Consistent Effort Pays Off! Today, I want to recognise my online client Oli, who has been training hard since August 2016 after a couple of years break from the gym. Oil wanted a kick back in the right direction and had the intention of just trying out coaching for a month, but he has now been a client for 14 months! His initial goals were to try something different to his familiar body building style of training, to gain strength and to lose some fat. To say he has hit those goals is an understatement: In total […]

27 & Going Strong: A Self-doubting Woman’s Perspective

On June 24th I will lift for team GB alongside some of the World’s strongest women. Incredible.       In 2 days I turn 27, and exactly 2 weeks after my 27th birthday I will be standing on a platform attempting to lift as much weight as I possibly can. It’s been an unbelievable journey so far and over the next 2 weeks I hope to share with you a few steps along my journey to the World Championships: training, diet, and general thoughts of the day. This isn’t where I thought I would be at 27; as a teenager I’d envisioned being […]

Dealing With Stress

I was looking for quotes on how to deal with stress but all I could find were pictures that said things along the lines of “stop feeling stressed, and start feeling blessed” – enforcing the belief that stress is something you can just switch on and off; something that you choose to do. There is a lot of material out there on anxiety and depression for those who want to read it but when it comes to stress there doesn’t seem to be as much. Stress is a silent killer, and one that we currently aren’t taking seriously enough – […]

Exercise & Mental Health

1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem of some kind in their lifetime. These numbers are on the rise and prescription medications are increasingly being used in reflection. Alternative therapies do exist and research into the effect that exercise can have on mental health has been gaining momentum. Antidepressants and drug treatments are the most frequently prescribed, and this is usually the only treatment offered.1 While they can be effective they can also have unpleasant side-effects, meaning many people prefer psychological therapy to drug treatment. Unfortunately, due to the high demands for counselling, there […]