Mind, Body, on Trend!

Mind, Body, on Trend!

My first morning appointment included an adapted exercise routine to cater for a bad back. You know the type, the one where you’ve gone to pick up your small child while twisting or perhaps simply reaching from the boot of your car to grab something off the back...
August ABs

August ABs

Back when I started group exercise there would always be a request to work the midsection, tummy, abdominals or commonly referred to as the ABs. They same request is still a top priority! There’s much debate on what is wrong, best and the effectiveness of...
Outdoor Green Space

Outdoor Green Space

A friend travelled down from the midlands to visit and asked if I’d be interested in exploring the South Downs in part to feed his background in Ecology and Botany. Our chosen walk of Devil’s Dyke, just outside Brighton, was thus punctuated with regular...
Sleep, Weight-loss & Productivity

Sleep, Weight-loss & Productivity

  I had a conversation recently with a lady approaching half a century who expressed dismay at the increase of her weight showcased around her middle. Like many in her position, work and teenage kids keep her busy. We spoke of nutrition, exercise and even sleep...
Yoga 4 Men

Yoga 4 Men

It’s now my 4th year of teaching my style of Vinyasa Flow Yoga or what I prefer to call ‘Everyday Yoga’ yet still I can wake up feeling less than flexible. Today for instance I decided to follow a downloadable lesson from the excellent Yoga Studio...
Outdoor Gym Lesson

Outdoor Gym Lesson

‘Youth of today’….well they love parkour, callisthenics and street gymnastics. Discovered this great outdoor gym in my new neighbourhood so I had to join in with the kids who, in reality, are quite accustomed to similar equipment in your average...
A Broom Stick & A Skipping Rope

A Broom Stick & A Skipping Rope

This week I’ll be focusing on a two ‘fitness’ tools that I’ve enjoyed revisiting. The humble skipping rope – the preserve of the girls in the playground of my formative years. Back then I wouldn’t have imagined using it for exercise...
Elevate 2017 – a mini review

Elevate 2017 – a mini review

Here’s a brief review of my express visit to Elevate 2017 event of mid May. It’s described as the UK’s largest cross-sector event held at ExCel where it featured those from the physical activity sector, academia, healthcare, policy makers and many...
Fat and Fit

Fat and Fit

Last Wednesday (May10th) I sat in on a debate at Elevate 2017, a conference of Physical Activity for Health & Wellbeing. The debate chaired by Dr Rod Jaques, Director of Medical Services, English Institute of Sport. The panel included Julie Creffield – To...
Brighton Marathon ’17

Brighton Marathon ’17

In August 2016 I witnessed my partner’s father, Colin Robilliard, run the Guernsey Marathon in less than 3 1/2 hours at the age of 63. My first 26.2 miles event was the Brighton Marathon ’17 the other week.  I took a much longer 5 hours 53 minutes of run...