Why everyone needs PREHAB

What is prehab?Prehab is everything to do with injury PREVENTION. The idea being that it is much more effective to train the body prior to injury rather than to wait for inevitable injury to occur before then trying to correct the imbalances in the body afterwards. Athletes often do separate…

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Change your mind to achieve and maintain a healthy weight

Fad diets do not work. Slimming world and weight watchers work whilst you are doing them and whilst you keep doing them but then the weight often returns when you resume normal eating again. Essentially, this is because any long term body change has to come from sustainable lifestyle changes:…

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Yoga Pose of the month: Uttanasana

Sanskrit name: Uttanasana English name: Standing Forward Fold Pose The Yoga pose of the month is standing forward fold pose and goes by the sanskrit name of  'Uttanasana.' It is a great pose to do within a yoga practice or at the end of a long day. It can be…

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Get great posture and a rock solid core!

Lauren started dressage last year following her love for riding and caring for horses. Dressage is a term taken from french and translates to "training" - and what is key for dressage riders is good posture and a strong core: two elements also essential to anyone wanting to take their…

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Exercises to make that core BURN!!!

Upon hearing the word "core muscles", most of us will only think about abdominals. Your core means the muscles around your hips, lower back, upper back, stomach and shoulder girdle :) Due to modern day living, these are weak in a lot of people so there is much to be…

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Fed up with being bloated?

Does your stomach seem to get more and more bloated as the day goes on? Does it feel sore and uncomfortable after a meal? Some people get bloating more than others and if there is no medical reason behind it (do check with your GP first as it can be…

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Ultramarathon runner and Freespirit PT Andi sheds light on event preparation.

 "Bend your knees!"  In contrast to the other ultra marathon runners I know, I am not what might be termed a "high mileage athlete."  My weekly mileage in training for a 100 mile event typically peaking at around 50 miles as I choose instead to supplement running with other activities. These activities…

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Nutrition: How to get your 5 a day MINIMUM

At 32 weeks pregnant, I am orientating my meals around getting in the right nutrition for my growing babe. I would say before pregnancy, I got in 5 a day MOST days and then at the beginning of the pregnancy, that went down hill with the constant hung over feeling…

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My Pregnancy as a Fit Woman

30 weeks of pregnancy have been and gone: 26 since the message on the magical stick, 27 since my last alcohol-soaked evening (washed down with a venician plate of parma ham I must add), 26 since my last strength session, 25 since my last jog, 24 since my last handstand.…

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