6 Top Health Benefits Of Owning A Cat | In Partnership With Whiskas

October 11, 2018

You guys, I actually cannot believe this: my wonderful cat has landed his first campaign. My little Henning, an influencer! I am super excited to bring you this post today in partnership with Whiskas (yes, he’s gone big for his first partnership) – just for transparency, this post was written by me, although he is of course the star of the show, along with Whiskas…

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The Benefits Of Reformer Pilates For Strength Athletes

October 9, 2018

Reformer Pilates is something I’ve looked at many a time before and thought “that looks SO GOOD” but never got around to trying for one reason or another. When we moved to Withington I realised that the wonderful Holly Thrower’s studio was literally a 2 minute walk from our flat so it would have been rude not to try it out – and I’m so glad I…

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Want To Try Aerial Hoop? Find Out What This Art Form Is + The Benefits

September 18, 2018

Ever heard of aerial hoop? If you’re like me and enjoy finding new ways to move your body, then you’re going to LOVE this! I tried aerial arts with a group of PT clients and friends as we were looking for something new to do, but the question I kept getting before our session was “what IS it?!” Honestly having never tried it before I…

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How Do Exceptional Athletes Sleep? 5 Habits From Those At The Top Of Their Game

September 3, 2018

This post is in conjunction with TEMPUR® but all thoughts, words and research are my own. Oh, I do love to sleep. Not only is it a time machine to breakfast, but the more and better quality of it I get, the better I feel. Studies show that athletes who sleep better perform better – especially if they get more sleep in the run-up to…

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7 Things You Should Know Before You Climb Mount Snowdon For The First Time

August 10, 2018

Are you thinking of climbing Snowdon for the very first time? It’s an achievable goal, but it’s no walk in the park, so read on before you start making your plans! A few months ago I went on a big walk with my friend Laura, who said that she really wanted to climb Snowdon. “Well, let’s set a date then!”, I said, and thought absolutely…

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Strongman For Beginners | What Is It + How To Start Strongman Training

August 3, 2018

If the idea of throwing weird objects around and hitting heavy stuff with other heavy stuff piques your interest, then read on – I may just have the activity for you… My Squatbot Squad events soft-launched in June with an aerial yoga session and launched fully last week with a big bang with a beginners’ strongman session, coached by the incredible Laura Hoggins of Biceps…

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The 5 Best Pieces of Advice Given To Me As I Became A Self-Employed Personal Trainer

July 27, 2018

Just over a year ago I hiked the Camino de Santiago, and I wrote about what you should know plus what I learned doing it. I covered the walking, the recovery, and the friendships along the way – but what I didn’t talk about was what I truly learned and how the trip inspired me. I spent the week with a group of incredibly inspiring people…

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Welcome to That Squat Bot! I'm Sarah, a Personal Trainer based in Manchester, UK.

I love strength and functional training, but I also love trying different types of movement and using my fitness outside of the gym. I'm vegan who loves avocados and vegetables as much as I love a great veggie burger. I'm also a massive Marvel nerd!

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