The Wonderful Ways of the World

At the risk of this sounding like a diary entry, I’d like to share with you my revelation (these happen from time to time) at how wonderfully the world works… if you let it. If you’ve read the About page on this website, you’ll know I am (what I thought up until recently) an ex professional Contemporary dancer.  I think I’ve been trying to convince myself over the past two

How Much Should You Weigh?

This post is going to deal with what is considered a sensitive subject for most women.  I’ve decided to write about it because, during an Introductory Assessment with a client, she very politely asked me how much I weigh and I had to think for a split second whether I was comfortable disclosing the information.  Why I had to think about it boggles me as I’m generally quite comfortable talking

Why I’m Not All Hectic & Stuff

I was inspired to write this post after watching Danielle La Porte’s “What would your life be like if you only did what was easy?” video. It got me thinking about my training philosophy and why I’m not a hard-core hectic fitness freakazoid (respect to those that are!). Some people might not know this about me, only my oldest dancing friends might, but I’m actually quite OCD and my perfectionism

5 Tips to Stay Motivated This Winter

I have to admit it and tell you that I love winter!  The heat of summer tends to make me literally over-heat and render me completely discombobulated… so the arrival of fresh Autumn air gets me all excited for the chill of winter when I can think clearly and re-energise. Bizarre but true. All this being said, winter is renowned for taking the blame when summer comes back around and

Yoga or Pilates? – A Short Story

You won’t believe how often I get asked this question!  As soon as people hear I am a personal trainer and Pilates teacher their first question is “what is the difference between Yoga and Pilates?” or “which is better for me, Yoga or Pilates” Now, you can google this topic and find a million different articles on the comparison and benefits of each practise/discipline.  I’m going to write this article