Happy new year 2024

I know it is probably a bit late into the month to say Happy New Year. However, I really want to wish you a Happy New Year anyway 😀 Hope you had a relaxing holiday season and that this year is already shaping up to be a great one!

I am resisting the marketing temptation to write the typical January blog about New Year’s resolutions. I have done this before, and I am sure you have seen and read enough about it elsewhere.
Having said this, if this is a time that motivates you to change your habits for the better, then this is the blog for you.

If, on the other hand, seeing all the New Year’s resolutions isn’t a motivator and just makes you feel like you fail at this time of year, then I am here to remind you that health changes can be made at any time.

I also want to remind you that this idea of restricting yourself to be healthier can be replaced by more positive messages. I like to think of nourishing your body. That is both with food and exercise.
For example:

  • “I am eating these vegetables to give more vitamins and minerals to my body so I feel better”
  • “I am eating protein after training so that my muscles will recover better so that I am stronger and I can, therefore, do more activities in my life”
  • “I am doing these lunges to make my legs stronger, and it will help me towards my goal of running a 10km”

You can also read this blog for more on the subject and get motivated while still being kind to yourself.

15th Anniversary Wilson's Workouts

15 years of Wilson’s Workouts

Unbelievably, I have been running my personal training business for 15 years.
When I quit my corporate job to train to be a trainer, I was not really sure what I was letting myself in for. In the Netherlands, personal training wasn’t as popular and known as in the UK and USA. There were no small private gyms like where I work now. So, I started working in parks and cycling all over Amsterdam to train people in their homes or gardens. It took a few years to build it up, but despite this, I loved it.

I have worked with many pregnant women, post-natal women, people who have never been in a gym or even hardly turned up to PE class at school, right through to previously top-level athletes. I have also helped people to start running and helped some with first-half marathons and marathons.

Now, as I age, I am working with women (and more and more men) who are in their 40s, 50s and 60s. And this brings new challenges and topics to learn about. Slowing bone density loss and muscle mass is more important; women are moving through peri/menopause, and that sometimes needs a more sensitive approach.

Running a business has also been challenging, especially being an introvert and a bit shy about putting myself out there in my marketing. Luckily, I already have a history of working with numbers, so that side of things hasn’t been so hard.

Author: Lorna Wilson

Like what you see? Then send me a message or e-mail. We can meet up for a chat and find out how I can help you improve your training and help reduce injury risk.
06 460 377 74 / lorna@wilsonsworkouts.nl