Lorna’s adventures

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 […]

Training around your menstrual cycle

A big revelation happened after watching this Ted Talk by Stacy Sims. She explains how research around sports performance is done on men because “women are an anomaly”. This means that the fact that women menstruate has led to us women being ignored by sports research. Luckily she has taken this up and done her […]

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 […]

Why I started running

I have been a runner for over 15 years now. But what got me started and why do I run?

Many people who meet me think that I have always been a runner, but I actually started from zero.

I was always active as a child and was desperate to be a gymnast, with no club […]

How to mobilise your mid back

As humans we are designed to be hunters and gatherers, our bodies are not designed to be sitting all day. From home to car/public transport, sitting at work all day, sitting having lunch, back home probably involving sitting again and then plumping ourselves in front of the telly to sit yet more hours and […]

Race report – Bosbaan Triathlon Olympic distance

Last week I sent out the following in my newsletter leading up to the Bosbaan Olympic distance triathlon, taking place just a 15 minute cycle from home.
I’m exposing myself a bit in this month’s newsletter.  The reason is that I am writing this before my last triathlon of the season and I really don’t like […]