by Lorna

The surprise of starting my perimenopause

While following a course on post natal training by Burrell Education I was made aware, via their marketing, of the fact that later in life women will hit perimenopause before their menopause, but I hadn’t realised at that point I might experience this already. 

I was 43 when I was suddenly experiencing wakeful nights. It […]

Breaking the taboo of the perimenopause and menopause

I am currently 45 and a couple of years ago I started experiencing some mild symptoms. After some reading, I realised I had started the perimenopause. This experience made me realise that this topic isn’t really spoken about much. I had heard of menopause – but that is when you are 50 or so, […]

Tips for 2021 Fitness Goals

We are now in the last week of January. It is typically a time of the year when goals are already made and broken. Have you set goals? How are you getting on?

If you find it hard to set up your fitness goals, here are 3 of my top tips for setting them..

Pick […]

5 blessings of lockdown

It is more than 10 months since the first lockdown in the Netherlands took place. We now have a curfew and it is really tough for many people. My number one way to keep my spirits up over this period is to always be grateful for what I have. I think there is a […]

Energy boost Challenge main takeaways after 2 weeks

As I write this we are just beyond the second week of the energy boost challenge.  What have been the takeaways so far?

This is the first time I have held a fitness challenge and I have to say the uptake and enthusiasm for it has surpassed
my expectations! I wanted to take a few moments […]

In the press

Due to lockdown, I threw myself into finding solutions to keeping both my business going as well as my clients fit. Because of the unusual nature of my working from home I was featured in the Het Parool newspaper last week.  Here is the photo and if you want to read it you can […]

Training online – “the new normal”

Given the current rules around social distancing, I quickly moved my business online. This has become my new normal for the last 4 weeks. It isn’t the first time I have done online training sessions, but they have been on occasion, for clients on business trips in hotels, or I had one client who […]

I want to help you be consistent

One of the important aspects of training which helps with making progress is being consistent. If you train once every couple of weeks you won’t make progress, however, if you can commit to two or three sessions a week it is definitely possible to make gains in strength, condition and your health.

I have had […]

Lower back pain

(Please be aware this advice doesn’t replace medical advice)

One of the most common reasons people come to see me for biomechanics coaching is because they have lower back pain. After I explain to them I don’t treat pain and they are happy with that, we can start working on improving how they move. In […]

Running using the MAF method

More than 2 years ago I was training for the Boston Marathon and made this video together with my coach Matt Warnock of Rebel Coaching about running using the MAF method. When you run you are keeping an eye on keeping your heart rate the same throughout the run. The heart rate in beats […]