This is the Perfect Time for you to Get in the Best Shape yet

This is a blessing that maybe right now you can’t see.  Let me tell you why this might be the perfect time for you… Honestly, I know that this is an uncertain time and emotions are running high.  We are proving as much support, motivation and even free workouts to help you stay sane during this time. We are really showing up for you and our community. And if you think about it- it’s exactly what you wanted. More time with your family – yup. More time with your loved ones- yup. Time at home and time to look after and care for your home- yup. And more time to focus on you- moving your body and cooking and preparing food. No more school runs or empty time driving to and from the gym. That time you wanted to work on your hobby or read more- yup.   And I honestly think it’s also the perfect time to focus on you and why not use this time to get in your best shape yet!   Really! I got in my best shape ever 7 years ago from home swinging my kettlebell in my living room- FACT! If you want some…

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[Free Workout] Access this FREE 4 Minute Beginner Kettlebell Home Workout

You may have noticed something different about my workouts. They are all short. In fact, most workouts are only 4 minutes. There is a very good reason why I keep my workouts short. I want you to finish them. I want you to build workout habits. Shorter workouts over a long period of time are far more effective and kinder on the body than longer, more insane workouts. If you have a busy and stressful life then the worse thing you can do is add a long workout to your day. Why? Long workouts are very stressful, they trigger large amounts of the stress hormones Adrenaline and Cortisol. These hormones create huge amounts of focus and are useful for avoiding very dangerous situations like running away from lions and tigers but are very demanding on the body’s resources. In a world where most people are already stressed out adding additional stress to the body is a recipe for disaster. Harder and longer workouts do have their place. You can use them when training for specific events or challenges but they are not sustainable for everyday use. I’ve said this many times before, the secret to getting strong, lean, fit and…

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How to Stay Healthy and Prepare for the Corona Virus

First and foremost, take a breath. Yes, the coronavirus will spread, but we CAN take preventive measures that will go a long way in keeping our families healthy! The novel coronavirus, which causes the illness covid-19, is at the forefront of the media and everyone’s minds. Some people aren’t worried at all and some countries have shut down travel, business, and social engagements to try to contain the outbreak. Learn how to prepare for the coronavirus! Lighthearted memes and out-of-stock toilet paper have been prominent topics of conversation concerning the coronavirus in the us. There have been wildly varying opinions about the severity of the illness, but what we know is that it’s spreading all over the world and it’s highly contagious. We’re getting rapid-fire updates from the media about who’s tested positive, how many people have been affected, and where travel is banned. We’re seeing an unprecedented response to a unique situation, so what can we do?     HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT THE CORONAVIRUS: The virus originated in Wuhan, China and has since spread globally The World Health Organization has declared a pandemic, meaning worldwide spread of a new disease Symptoms include fever, cough, and shortness of…

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What are your goals for 2020?

What are your goals for 2020?   Hold on, let’s back up a bit. I mean, I’ve asked you for your goals but maybe you don’t have any or maybe you even hate setting them. In fact, maybe your relationship with goals is just plain bad, shaky at best. You’ve bought all the planners and journals which still lay empty and ununsed. You’ve done all the resolution exercises or written down your goals. But you never feel like you get anywhere. And certainly, not past January. Your To do lists are endless and stressful and seriously if you HAVE to do one more thing it might just break you. Burnout is something you are honestly afraid of.   Every December I take time to reflect on the year behind me. ⁣ ⁣ This year was a tough one! ⁣ We celebrated 2 years in our studio and I finally finished putting together my new pivotal online course and in the midst of all that greatness I experienced one of the darkest moments of my life when I  finally faced all the ⁣hard stuff with my finances, business and friendships. ⁣ But here’s the deal… ⁣ ⁣ Sometimes the great stuff…

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Say F You to Food Guilt

Women in the UK can spend up to three HOURS feeling guilty about the food they’ve eaten. The study showed 87 percent of British women are consumed with calorie guilt on a daily basis! What??!! I mean 3 hours in their day constantly questioning their choice of what to eat or not eat. Guilt is one of the biggest barriers to women in achieving anything more for their lives- to work on goals, body goals, lifestyle goals, business or career goals.  Constantly feeling bad or bar-rating themselves for their choices to do or NOT do something. BRITISH women will experience 45,990 pangs of “calorie guilt” in their lifetime, according to new research.A new study has revealed a staggering 87 percent of British women are consumed with guilt on a daily basis – about things they have eaten or drunk. The survey of British females of all ages revealed that, despite 66 percent saying food and drink brings them the most pleasure in life, it also brings the most pain – with the average female feeling wracked with guilt twice a day about something they have consumed. We shame ourselves for not working out enough, not putting the “right” food in our bodies, wearing too much makeup, wearing no makeup and a barrage of other negative thoughts. As a part of the “Guilty All The Time” generation, we’re…

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Why I count macros, not calories, for fatloss

Why We Count Macros, not Calories

When it comes to fitness and fat loss, we all have that moment of realization: that aha-moment where we realize we are ready to strive to be the best version of ourselves.   For me, it started in earnest after Josh was born. I decided I was going to be one of those mummies that got their figure back. I began to look for every diet and detox and after a quick Google search provided with everything I needed to know about revealing my very own set of abs: the age-old art of counting calories. Basically, if you consume X amount of calories depending on your age, weight, height, and activity level, you will see Y results. Great! I felt like I had just found the Holy Grail of post-baby body hotness. Using an online calorie calculator, I found my recommended daily calorie intake was 1,200 to lose 1 lb a week. The encouraging part about counting calories is that it is easy. You just keep track of your daily caloric intake and apps like MyFitnessPal make it easy to do that throughout the day and all exercise gets adding meaning you can eat even more if you want. For…

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Is this one excuse holding you back?

Is this one excuse holding you back

This particular excuse that I want to talk about today is kind of like a little snake in the grass. It’s probably not even an excuse that you hear yourself say, it’s probably not even an excuse that you really see is an excuse, and in fact, you probably just think that this is normal. But what I’m here to tell you is that this is not only an excuse that I have fallen prey to but also a lot of my clients would as well and I kind of think that nearly everybody I know in some way falls prey to it and I’m going to give you one strategy today. One way for you to overcome it that might not necessarily be easy but it’s definitely simple. So this one excuse this little snake in the grass has lots of different ways that it manifests or shows itself but in my experience is one of the biggest excuses or biggest barriers that we have to body shape change and into achieving your body goals and your lifestyle goals. The one that I hear all the time is, “I am feeling stuck so, therefore, I’m not going to move…

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You are in control of your schedule, your body and how you feel

You are in control of your schedule, your body and how you feel

For today’s topic, we’re going to be talking about a response I see  that comes up time and time again. The response: “I don’t have the time”. I don’t have time First of all when people say to me “I don’t have time” my answer is always: “You do have time we all have the same amount of time. We all have 24 hours in our day but you’re just choosing different things with your time and that’s okay.” It’s not that what I’m trying to say here is that you’re a bad and wrong person because you’re making those choices. What I’m trying to say is that you do in fact have the time you’re just prioritizing to make different choices with what’s going on for you and in your life. What I generally ask people to do at this point when they get that sort of feedback from saying “I don’t have time” is to really just ask yourself: What is important to you in your life right now and is this your season for that change? So if you’re somebody who says, “Okay this is the time I really want to focus on changing my body shape, I…

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Lean after menopause? Is it even possible?

Lean after menopause

Want to know how to change your body shape and achieve a lean, strong and curvy body even in your 40s or 50s? Hormones are your superpower or your kryptonite Hormones can be either your superpower or your kryptonite when it comes to being lean in your 40s and your 50s and the thing that tends to happen with women is that in my experience of dealing with women and working in the health and wellness industry for the last 15 years is that women mostly have been on a diet for most of their life. In fact they’ve been on a diet for decades and decades and the impact that that has on our hormones, metabolism and thyroid can really make a massive impact on how well you’re going to maneuver through the menopause, not just your overall health but also your body shape as well. Often women don’t see the effects of what decades of the eating choices has inside their bodies. They have been under eating calories (and nutrients) or they have been binge eating and eating toxic foods. What that does is it put the body’s version of homeostasis in major disrupt. This puts a lot…

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