If exercise doesn’t feel good you’re doing it wrong

If exercise doesn’t feel good you’re doing it wrong

When I talk to new clients and class participants, something that comes up with almost everyone is that people don't prioritise feeling good. They expect that exercise will be hard and unpleasant because they are unfit and as they get fitter it'll get easier and they...

Be grateful

Be grateful

Instead of focusing on how unfit you are and how long it’ll take to get fit, why don’t you focus on the fact that you are lucky that you have the option to run? Be grateful that you are healthy, that you have two legs that still function as they should. Your body...

3 Reasons why running is so hard (and how to make it easy)

3 Reasons why running is so hard (and how to make it easy)

1. You start too fast and try to run too far too soonYou head out the door and run for as long as you can with no control over your pace. This is so painful you won’t get very far or if you do get far (as I did, that one night in London because I had no other choice)...

What science says about Walking

What science says about Walking

Many people I speak to feel that walking is not enough to get them fit and healthy. This is simply not true. Walking is, in fact, one of the best forms of exercise for not just your body and fitness but also for your mind and spirit. Here’s what science says 1....

5 mindset tricks that help you enjoy exercise

5 mindset tricks that help you enjoy exercise

Everything starts in the mind — if you think you’re going to hate something, you’re usually right. Most people I work with hate exercise. It starts early on with a negative experience at school PE class and this is where we decide we hate exercise.
My job is not just to get people fit but to get them to change their mind about exercise — to realise that they can enjoy it so that they’ll keep it up for life.

Here are 5 mindset tricks I use with my clients to help them learn to enjoy exercise:

5 reasons why walking is better than running

5 reasons why walking is better than running

Many people think that you have to push yourself really hard in order to get fit, no pain no gain, so walking is often seen as ‘not really exercise’ but the truth is, walking can be just as good as, if not better than, running especially if you’re a complete beginner! Here’s why:

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