Three Months In | How I’m Doing With Self Employed Personal Training

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Sometimes I still have ‘pinch me’ moments about my life and career right now – of course it’s nowhere close to perfect and I have a long way to go, but I can’t believe that I’m now over three months in to my journey of self employment. I’ve had a think about my past few months as solely working as a Personal Trainer – read on to find out what I’ve learned during that time.

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

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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 cat casseroles.

I often call Henning my emotional support cat and although I pretend it’s in jest, in reality it’s the truth, and there are scientific reasons why. I wanted to look into the science of why owning cats is so good for us humans and I came across a whole wealth of reasons, my favourites of which are below. Definitely all excellent reasons to treat your wonderful cat with Whiskas!

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This post is in conjunction with WHISKAS® but all thoughts are my own (and Henning's - he's mad for these casseroles, honestly)

The Benefits Of Reformer Pilates For Strength Athletes

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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 did. Yes, I ached the day after (a lot!) but I felt a lot more conscious of how my body moved and felt I’d really made a difference.

Read on to find out the benefits of reformer Pilates specifically to strength athletes and why I’ll be going to see Holly each month from now on.

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

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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 wasn’t exactly sure, I just knew it looked fun! Really it’s an art form, but if it involves moving your body, having fun, and learning something new, then I’m 100% there. Read on to find out what aerial hoop is, what the benefits are, and how you can try it out.

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

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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 & Bronzer fame. I’ve done a bit of strongman before and thought I knew my stuff, but I learned so much about technique from Laura that I wanted to share more with you here!

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

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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 who were all living their own dreams and doing their own thing, and smashing it hard – and it made me think, why not me?

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International Yoga Day 2018 | What My Yoga Practice Means To Me

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Picture the scene: it’s 2003. You’re in the pinkest teenagers’ bedroom you’ve ever seen (seriously, there are pink walls, a pink carpet, and pink bedlinen), the only colour variation being the bright yellow TV/VHS combination, upon which a crackly yoga class is playing. View Post

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