The primary benefit of coming to boot camp is,of course, to get fit in, with a group dynamic. However, I like to think my class is unique and provides a lot of benefits that you may not have thought of before. I also asked my clients what are the benefits for attending my class, […]
A couple of years back I created a stand alone programme to help with the movement of the pelvis. I did this because I realised that the Biomechanics Coaching can’t be reached by everyone and wanted to present an option to access a basic version of what I do with my clients.
By improving our […]
I think it is very important for us to be able to be independent as long as we can. We lose muscle and bone density as we age, so it is imperative to work to reduce this as much as we can. Here are some areas to focus on to ensure you keep yourself […]
If you are not interested in participating in competitive sport, you might look at my triathlon life and ask “Why?”. Why do you want to spend so much time on it? Why go on holiday and still train? Why do you want to push yourself so hard?
On the first of August, I completed […]
Probably hot flashes is the most associated symptom with the perimenopause. I am sure growing up we all had an older female relative who suffered badly from this.
Associated with the hot flashes, women can also suffer from night sweats and cold flashes. I’ve experienced becoming hot overnight but, I haven’t really experienced a hot […]
We tend to associate incontinence with being postnatal, but did you know that many women suffer from incontinence during perimenopause? And no, no one wants to talk about it.
Firstly, let’s talk about what urinary incontinence is.
Incontinence is when you are no longer able to control your bladder and there is leakage in urine. Most […]
Did you realise that, when training, the main work to improve your strength and fitness actually happens during the night?
This blog is about the relationship between training and sleep..
Yes, while you need to put in the hard work during the training sessions, what actually happens is, you are creating micro-tears in your muscles. […]
The first book that I read and made me realise I had the beginning stages of perimenopause is called “Period Repair Manual” by Lara Briden. I was experiencing waking through the night, which was crippling and was becoming a bit of a problem. One of the chapters in this book – “What to expect […]
This blog isn’t about my challenge, but that of a new friend Jane. She is a client of a colleague, and we used to just say hi in the gym until a few weeks after lockdown when I got a message from her asking about whether open water swimming was possible because the pools […]
From reading both Roar by Stacy Sims and Menopocolypse by Amanda Thebe, I have learned that as women move through perimenopause, they can experience changes in body composition. Many women will experience some fat gain during this time and this can be for many reasons.
This may come as a surprise to women and it […]