Category: Other healthy bits and bobs
2018. I present to you a year when you could legit see someone who was born at the millennium, in the pub. How was it for you? A blur? A slog? And how’s 2019 looking? I try not to advocate “new year new me” resolution-y bullshit when it comes to writing about wellness, because I think the whole idea of resolutions is wrapped up … Read More BLOG: 2018 in Review
It’s been 18 months since I qualified as a fitness instructor. It was a complete career overhaul and one I know lots of people consider when they really get into fitness as a hobby. That jump from passion to profession was as scary as it was exhilarating, and I’ve decided to share my journey so you can learn a thing or two if you’re … Read More BLOG: So you want to be a fitness instructor?
I just want you to know that every time I stand in front of a studio full of people, I’m scared. I am worried I’m going to forget everything. I feel incredibly self-conscious. I feel confused that people have actually turned up. I have to plant my feet into the ground in a bid not to turn on my heel and peg it into … Read More BLOG: How to be believe in yourself when you feel like sh*t
An open letter to my lovely clients: Hello! I see you there, hiding behind the broccoli. And I’m writing this to coax you out. It’s a Sunday morning, we’re both just here to squeeze avocados and stock up on loo roll. So come out from the veggies and say hi! And when you emerge, I want to say a few things about why you’ve … Read More BLOG: Please Don’t Hide Behind The Broccoli
Every Tuesday at 7.25am I arrive at Bearpit Social, get a broom and spend 5 minutes sweeping a little area of the Bearpit. Then I set up my BearFit bootcamp equipment. For the 45 minutes after that, between two and seven of us get sweaty, move our bodies, challenge ourselves, share banter and jokes, build community spirit, and welcome people who may not be … Read More The Bearpit Bristol: A Plea from Little Old Me
So… a few months ago I featured Balance Magazine and ended up sharing the fact I have an obsessive compulsive disorder with a few thousand Londoners. I wrote this post soon after and I’ve been too nervous to actually publish it for about three months! *Deep breath* here goes. I was interviewed about a whole range of subjects in the magazine article, sharing experiences about … Read More BLOG: My OCD and Me
Exercise, working out, moving, sweating, gymming – whatever you call it, fitness is different for everyone. Quite simply, moving more makes you feel good. Moving will do a different thing for every single person – it can ease joint pain, aid digestion, increase your heart strength, make you more lean and alleviate symptoms of depression. You will feel more confident and have better self-esteem … Read More BLOG: Your Fitness is YOUR Business (and no one else’s!)
I often wonder what I could have achieved with my life if it wasn’t for my uncontrollable desire to actually read clickbait. I reckon I could have squeezed in at least another degree by now. I got click-baited last week. And before I could stop myself, there I was, reading an article telling me why exercising is wrong, training is right, and where I’ve … Read More BLOG: Exercise Vs. Training. Ain’t it all just moving?
They started in mid-December. The depressing comments about how only people who are “really” into fitness keep a fitness regime up when everyone else is partying. It was unnecessary and made my heart break. And I fear January is about to get even worse. The eye-rolls from seasoned gym-goers, about newbies “taking over” the gym are starting. And I don’t like ’em one bit. The … Read More BLOG: I Love You, January Gym Brigade!
If you’re anything like me, you’re reading this right now either wearing leggings or else you’re dreaming about the next moment you can get out of what you’re wearing and slip into something a little more… sexy. And by that I obviously mean leggings. If you thought I meant anything other than leggings just then, I’m gonna break it to you gently: we can’t … Read More BLOG: My Name’s Carly and I’m a Sportswear Addict…
A few months ago I threw caution to the wind and sent a little email to one of my all time favourite fitness gals, Chloe Madeley. She’s just so COOL… I find her honest, funny, cheeky and so incredibly refreshing in a world of perfectly procured instagram posts. I also love the fact she always completely keeps it real, whether that means she’s smashing … Read More BLOG: Interviewing Ultimate #GirlBoss Chloe Madeley
A couple of weeks ago, I nearly choked myself to death by getting tangled in my headphone wires on the treadmill. I went into the same sort of flappy panic that engulfs you when a wasp decides it wants a bite of your lunch, and pretty much made the entire gym floor stare at me in a mixture of confusion and amusement. It was … Read More REVIEW: VerveRider+ Wireless Headphones Review