Runners

Benefits of walking

Last year the BBC did a programme here that effectively dismissed the idea of walking 10,000 steps on the basis that you can get fitter by walking brisker 3 times 10 minutes instead. This is a good way to improve your fitness, but I was disappointed that they totally dismissed walking 10,000 steps out […]

Exercise and stress relief

You know it yourself, you do a workout and the rest of the day you are on a high and are so glad you did it.

We need stress in our lives to stimulate action otherwise we would never get anything done but when it becomes too much it can influence our health in a […]

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 […]

Prepare Yourself for Training

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail”

This is a much-repeated quote by Benjamin Franklin. And it makes sense in all areas of one’s life.

You don’t just walk into an important meeting without preparing. You don’t go write an exam without going over the material. You don’t enter a competition without training first.

But what about […]

Staying strong

Tine started training with me at the start of February 2017.

In her own words this is her experience working with me:

“I was always afraid to run, but had the dream to do a sprint triathlon, afraid of the pain and injuries, I thought I could never run, but with your strength training I exceeded […]

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 […]

It’s my piriformis!

When I started running I had no idea what a piriformis was. When I did my Personal Training qualification I remember learning what it did and where it was, but also thinking it looked so small and insignificant. It really got skipped in my mind for bigger, cooler muscles like the glutes, hamstrings and […]

Back to running 10km

Christien came to see me as she had heard about my Biomechanics Screenings and wondered if I could help her.

She had been running for a while and when she decided to move up from running 5kms to half marathons she started to experience injuries. She has successfully ran 4 half marathons despite the occasional […]

Why I became a Biomechanics Coach

After being a Personal Trainer for about 5 years I was satisfied and happy with my work but I had the feeling something was missing. I had clients who weren’t able to move in what I learned was good form and then other clients who had “perfect form” that could still get niggles and […]

Race report – Wormerland Triathlon

It was a couple of weeks back that I completed the Wormerland Sprint Triathlon, my first of 2017. I had originally planned a different triathlon  that day which was then cancelled, leaving me quite disappointed. Luckily I found another on the same day and the same distance, and that was also not so far […]