Starting triathlon – my experience

As I sit on the eve of my first triathlon of 2019 I am reflecting on the start of taking up this crazy sport. In my last blog post Why I started running I said that I had intended to take up triathlon many years previously, but fell in love with running and 10 years later […]

Why I started running

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, […]

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 […]

As Take That sang – “Have a little patience”

The start of the triathlon season has taught me the act of being patient.  Reflecting on last year I often found myself constantly low of energy because I started the season too soon after I had run a marathon and there were a lot of things going on in my life.  I therefore decided to […]

Be a rebel – take the challenge

As you will no doubt have realised if you follow me, I am always trying to encourage people to sit less.  Today I take the challenge to get off your butts.

We are designed to be hunters and gatherers but there has been a relatively recent change in human behaviour. We now sit more, we are […]

It’s love!

 

Since changing the direction of my services from quite a generic Personal Training Service to focusing more and more on movement I have found myself in the enviable position of having a job I love more and more.

More than 2 years ago I qualified as a Biomechanics Coach and this has been a real […]

Boston Marathon – Sports Psychology

As some of you may know, I am going to be running the Boston marathon (read here for more information). As a Personal Trainer I know the importance of training and having a plan to run it. The psychology is also part of the preparation. I am fortunate to be friends with a Sports Psychologist, […]

What a pain! 3 things I learned about pain

I have recently been on a course about pain and have been finding it a very interesting subject. So today I thought to share three things that I’ve found extra-interesting.

1.Pain is normal

Pain is a normal part of our life. No one will go through life without it, and actually, even if at first glance you […]

Half marathon triumph

Meet client Natalie. Natalie started coming to my boot camp over 2 years ago. Over a year ago she also started personal training.

Natalie had previously been a kick boxer to a high level (1st degree Black Belt in the North West Chinese Kickboxing Association) in England. She trained for long hours and had […]

Success of a runner

Today I would like to share with you the story of a runner I have been working with.

Joost came to me because he had heard about what I do and wondered if I could help him with the problems he had been experiencing while running. I explained to him that I don’t treat pain and […]