Over a decade ago I vowed I would take part in a London to Paris cycle challenge, a 300-mile journey, across two countries, over 3 days, from one iconic landmark to another. A challenge that would push me out of my comfort zone, but also one that would be epic enough to raise a reasonable sum of money to give back to the charity that was then known as Meningitis Trust, but today has been renamed to Meningitis Now.  That was back in 2006! Read on to find out more about this challenge, my story, my own experience of contracting Meningitis and how to donate if you wish to do so.

So recently I have been hosting more and more fitness yoga style classes and PT sessions - I think summer unlocks energy inside all of us that makes us want to get out, be more active and improve our health!  I also think the Coronavirus has turned peoples attention towards their health more too!  The fitter and healthier you are, the less likely you are to get sick. Or if you are unfortunate enough to get sick, then the fitter

Hands up who else has been struggling to keep motivated the last few weeks?! The last few weeks of lockdown have been super hard for many of us and to keep motivated, fit and healthy can be oh so hard at times. By nature, we are sociable creatures, pack animals, and lack of human contact can lead to becoming depressed and lonely, especially for those living on there own.  But at this moment in time, it is more important than ever

Cobra pose is a backbend posture commonly found in yoga flows such as sun salutations as it is a great transitional posture. Cobra pose helps to stretch the chest, lungs, shoulders and abdomen. It builds strength in the spine and glutes as well as helping to firm the buttocks - hell yeah! Please note if you have any back issues, practice this pose with caution, or reduce the intensity and do sphinx pose instead. Other interesting  benefits of Cobra Pose It stimulates the abdominal

Down facing dog pose is a beginner yoga inversion and a common pose to find practised at almost any type of yoga class. It is also a pose that so many people do wrong without ever realising as many yoga instructors fail to correct this posture. This short yoga tutorial will teach you how to correctly align this asana and help you get the most of it. Down facing dog pose not only helps to stretch the shoulders, hamstrings, calves, arches, and

Garland pose or squat pose as some might know it as… Is a brilliant hip-opening posture to relieve aches and pains from not only the hip area (thighs, groin and lower back) but also will help with ankle mobility too - so a good one for runners, cross-fitters or anyone who likes to keep active.  it is also good for people who spend long periods of time sitting during the day too. Watch this short video I have made to guide you

A basic Forward Fold Stretch and a pose that you will find used in nearly every yoga practice either as a posture on its own or a transitional movement. Uttanasana, Forward Fold Stretch, stretches the hamstrings, calves and hips, but did you know it also has many other benefits too? Any inversion, or movement where your head is upside down, within yoga can help calm the brain, relieve stress, headaches and mild depression as well as increase focus - reducing stress

Puppy Pose Puppy pose is one of my fave yoga poses for getting into the thoracic spine, improving should mobility and reversing that desk induced hunch back so many of us suffer from - and an excellent one for CrossFitters to practice regularly! This pose has a cute name, but don’t be fooled, this is a DEEP backbend and it may take a few weeks or even months of practice before you will be able to get your chest to the floor

Happy New Year guys and girls!   It’s that time of year again when we all seem to take a moment to reflect on the past 12 months, reviewing the good and the bad, setting new goals, making plans and jumping on the health kick band waggon! It’s no secret, 2019 was a terrible year for me (and my husband) - the year started with me smashing up my knee snowboarding on New Years morning and got progressively worse as we embarked on