Welcome to my brain on a page. A mixture of articles from the heart, covering health, fitness, body image and everything in between. I’ve also sweated my ass off, reviewing loads of fitness venues and classes in London and Bristol. If you want to see those reviews, just click www.projecthb.co.uk/class-reviews Now – back to my brain on a page!
The perfect snugs for sky-gazing! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This space-geek says THANK YOU to @sweatybetty for my amazing galaxy print, zero-gravity leggings! I matched ‘em with a lilac lotus jumper (THE POCKET IS EVERYTHANG) for a cosy walk along Clevedon pier. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Could only see Wales rather than any new galactic formations unfortunately, plus I had to pay 20p for the privilege! Cheek!😂 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #iamasweatybetty ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #LeggingsEveryDay #fitness #stargazer #clevedon #pier #galaxy #galaxyprint #telescope #autumn #seaside #fitness #exercise #windyday #workout #sweatshirt #cosy #happy
Dey move so fast dey BLURRY. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ LOVE being back at Bristol Uni for a Wednesday lunchtime BoxHIIT extravaganza with this energised bunch! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ My mission - to get my jelly legs up Park Street after my morning spin class, and to facilitate the punching of stuff while increase the endorphin count and self-belief of these plucky gals and guys. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #boxing #boxhiit #hiit #bristolfitness #jump #fitness #exercise #fitspo #happy #humpday #boxer #boxercise #workout #GoodMoodMovement #Endorphins
Hello new followers! I think I might have the kind words of my lovely client and friend @hannahmichalak to thank for so many of y’all popping by! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Here’s me, Carly. Your pizza-loving, body-positive, feel-good-fitness instructor in Bristol & Bath! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I started my fitness business - Project HB - as an accountability blog back in 2013. Aged 29, it was an early mission to become a “Hot Bitch” (yup, that’s what the HB stands for!) but it became so much more than that. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Fitness helped me learn & accept who I was after a very confusing decade as a 20-something. Fitness helped me marvel at my body & commit precious time to nurturing myself. It was so primal to just MOVE & say hi to the person buried inside me, who I’d never really met before. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ After years of sucking at school sport, and avoiding hamster-wheel fitness, this movement-first attitude towards fitness felt SO FREEING! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Fast forward 3 years. 2016. I left my career for unemployment & left London for Bristol. I battled anxiety & very low self-esteem a second time now, away from everything I knew. But I used that determination to rise out of my low mood to train as a fitness instructor. I just knew this was the next step in showing up for my damn self. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 2019. Here I am, risen up from no confidence again & with fire in my belly! A qualified fitness instructor who doesn’t give a shit about the diet-culture mould the fitness industry so often promotes. I celebrate movement & mood as the end goal of fitness - not aesthetics. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ You’ll find me in plenty of studios in Bristol & Bath; In every class I’m absolutely COMMITTED to making fitness feel joyful for you & your body! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Basically... Gym-timidation can do one. It’s time for fun, silly movement. Time to love our bodies, celebrate what we can do, enjoy sweating with friends... and it’s time to EAT THE DAMN PIZZA. My GAWD I’m here for it! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Check out my bio for my timetable & classes, or slide into my DMs with questions... and LET’S GET PHYSICAL 👯♀️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #fitness #happy #pizza #fitspo #dietculture #goodmoodmovement #exercise #feministAF #gym #workout #bristolfitness #bathfitfam
Show up for your damn self and sweat with me this week! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ MONDAY: 💦SWEAT, @toniqlifefitness, Bath 💦6am, 7am, 9.30am 💦£15 or membership (1st class free) 💦www.toniqlife.com ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🐝Monday Motivation, @thehiveyogabath, Bath 🐝12pm 🐝£12, memberships or MoveGB 🐝www.jointhehive.co.uk ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ➕Abacus, @f45_bristolcentral ➗5.20pm, 6.10pm, 7pm ✖️drop-in or membership (intro offer available) ➖book at www.f45training.co.uk/bristolcentral/home ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ TUESDAY:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 👟HIIT, @workoutbristolharbourside, Bristol 👟12.45-1.15pm 👟£7 or MoveGB 👟www.workoutbristol.co.uk/join-now ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🤰🏽BumpFit, @workoutbristolharbourside, Bristol 🤰🏽1.20-2pm 🤰🏽£7.50 or MoveGB 🤰🏽www.projecthb.co.uk/bumpfit ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🔥FIRE @flyfitnessuk, Bath 🔥6pm 🔥Membership & drop-in (intro offer available) 🔥www.flyfitness.co.uk/classes ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 💃🏽FONDA @flyfitnessuk, Bath 💃🏽7pm 💃🏽Membership & drop-in (intro offer available) 💃🏽www.flyfitness.co.uk/classes ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ WEDNESDAY: 🚴🏽♀️Indoor cycling, @workoutbristolharbourside, Bristol 🚴🏽♀️7.15am & 5.45pm 🚴🏽♀️£7 or MoveGB 🚴🏽♀️www.workoutbristol.co.uk/join-now ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🥊BOXHIIT @bactivebristol Carpenter Room, Bristol SU, @bristolunisport 🥊1pm 🥊£2 or free with B:Active membership 🥊book at www.bristol.ac.uk/sport/activities/campus/ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ FRIDAY: ‼️Triple Double, @f45_bristolcentral ‼️6.10am, 7am, 7.50am ‼️drop-in or membership (intro offer available) ‼️book at www.f45training.co.uk/bristolcentral/home ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 👶🏽MamaFit, @expressclasses at Sweaty Betty Bristol 👶🏽10.45am 👶🏽£60 for a 6 week course 👶🏽book at www.projecthb.co.uk/mamafit ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 👩🏽🎤@discoaerobics, Hamilton House, Bristol 👩🏽🎤6.15pm 👩🏽🎤£7, @movegb or pay with card on the door 👩🏽🎤book at www.projecthb.co.uk/classes ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ SATURDAY: 🔥SWEAT STRETCH & GLOW, @expressclasses studio, @SweatyBetty Bristol 🔥10am 🔥£8 or @movegb 🔥www.projecthb.co.uk/classes ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🥊BOXHIIT 🥊@sweatybetty Bristol 🥊11.10am 🥊£7 or @movegb 🥊book at www.projecthb.co.uk/classes Booking info and all links in bio! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #fitness #exercise #BristolFitness #workout #sweat #aerobics #cardio #keepfit #hiit #fitspo #iamasweatybetty
80% of the people in this photo agreed that a) @discoaerobics is their Friday night out and b) they were happy that their Friday night out finished by 7pm. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I LOVE IT WHEN A TRIBE COMES TOGETHER!!! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ DISCOaerobics with @project.hb, every Friday at @hamiltonhousebristol 6.15pm. £7 at www.discoaerobics.com or pay by card on the door. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ (@cattaylor_nudge you are blurry because I took 9 photos and you were in motion for every single photo, it was quite marvellous!) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #shinebright #EverybodyDance #funk #FitHappyHealthySassy #bristolfitness #glowup #glitter #neon #DISCOaerobics #disco #glitterball #glitter #fitness #dance #aerobics #retro #80s #70s #LeFreakCestChic #Strut #Vogue #shinydiscoball #discorobics #discotits
Clever brain 😂😂😂 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ [@moll_eatsandlifts via @drjordannd] ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #coffee #caffeine #ImNotAddictedYoureAddicted #IsItABadAddictionTho #flatwhite #oatflatwhiteofyoureasking
I’ve never felt more at home and welcome in my body. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I don’t know if it’s growing older... or this eating intuitively thing... or because I’m doing what I love... or because I’ve learned to listen to and trust my body so much through being committed to joyful movement... or maybe a combination of all of those things. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ But I do know that I feel quietly confident in demanding the space I spent so many years trying to shrink away from, because I thought other people deserved the space to be, more than me. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I exist in this body and I don’t owe anyone pretty or girly or thinner or softer or quieter. I take up space with my body and with my expanding feelings of self-worth. And I really encourage you to do the same. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #courage #fitness #exist #body #mindbody #goodmoodmovement #strong #strongwoman #strength #warrior #woman #feminist #empowerment #exercise #movement #workout #power
MamaFit is a body positive, down-to-earth, post-natal fitness course, starting THIS Friday 8th Nov 10.45am, ay @expressclasses studio in @sweatybetty Bristol. Running every Friday morning until Friday 13th Dec. You can bring your baby along to these sessions, too! Booking essential! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If you’ve given birth in the past year, I’ve designed this course for you! Reconnect with your core, strengthen your pelvic floor, restore your tummy gap and rebuild good functional fitness in a safe, empowering environment. We'll recognise and celebrate your bod for the incredible journey it's been on - no “get back into shape” body-shaming BS here, oh no. This is about building a happy, loving relationship with your bod. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I teach with an educational, body-positive and energising approach, and I’m committed to adapting movements to whatever level suits your individual needs. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Over the course, you'll be properly checked for diastasis recti (tummy separation) and learn what all that means (spoiler alert - it's not as scary as it seems). We'll work your way up progressively through breathing to stretching and strengthening, functional movement and finally adding weights and impact when you're ready. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Want to get back to the gym and want to do it safely? This course will be a great foundation. Just want to be able to laugh without peeing again? Yup, give us 6 weeks and we help you out with that, too! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Prepare to build empowered foundations for this exciting new phase of your life as a strong warrior mama. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ More details available on www.projecthb.co.uk/mamafit ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #mamafit #newmum #bristolfitness #postnatalfitness #ppfitness #pelvicfloor #core #fitness #exercise #postpartumfitness #postpartum #btistolfitness #bristol #mamamovements #goodmoodmovement #mumandbaby #whatsonbristol #mumfit #empower #feminism
My Youtube Channel!
- BLOG: 2018 in Review
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- BLOG: How to be believe in yourself when you feel like sh*t
- BLOG: Please Don’t Hide Behind The Broccoli
- REVIEW: Clifton Revolution (Spin)
- The Bearpit Bristol: A Plea from Little Old Me
- REVIEW: Holly PT, Totally Shredded Drum & Bass Workout
- BLOG: My OCD and Me