What We Can Learn From Football

Whether you look at the team or the manager, both have worked hard on what truly matters to them, and believed in themselves enough to reach for their dreams. It’s not plain sailing. Life, and football, has ups and downs. But it’s how we carry ourselves through the bad times, not just the good, that determines our eventual success.

Are personal trainers helpful or just a money making con?

The world of fitness often gets a bad reputation. It started with the expensive gym memberships, where we were seduced by shiny surfaces and trendy cafe spaces, and then once we paid our fees we discovered that we just didn’t feel like turning up every week. Then it moved on to personal trainers with boot-camp army-style tactics, who wanted to ‘push’ us but didn’t seem to have the empathy to realise that we’d used the majority of our willpower just to turn up for the session.

7 Exercise Myths Busted!

I am championing a fresh approach to fitness and “exercise” based on recent research. It focuses on an active lifestyle rather than just a training plan. It allows for all different kinds of body movement and body types, and most excitingly for me, it places the emphasis on mental wellbeing and how people feel – not looks or performance numbers.