Marvellous Menopause

Menopause is a word that strikes fear into the hearts of many women. The association with hot flushes, loss of libido, and mood swings paints a pretty miserable picture. But it’s not all bad – far from it! Whilst every woman’s journey is different, there is a lot you...

Mid-life hack (tasty recipe included)

I’ve been looking a little more into the “mid-life” phase lately. That is to say the peri- to post menopause period. I think the word “menopause” strikes fear into a lot of women, because so much negativity is bandied about. The good news...

Hummus recipe

Here’s a quick, delicious recipe for coriander and turmeric hummus. I love this because there’s a big dose of plant based protein, some anti-inflammatory spice, and a decent kick. All together very satisfying. 2 cans chickpeas, drained 2 tbsp tahini Glug...

Reconnecting body and mind

When I first started out in the fitness industry, I very much saw my role as that of a challenger: Someone to push you harder, help you reach your physical potential, and get you doing more / running faster / lifting heavier. You get the picture. Now, I’m not saying...

Benefits of exercising outdoors

Even if you’re a seasoned gym junkie, the benefits of outdoor exercise are well documented, compelling, and likely to make you reconsider your safety net of the treadmill. So why head out in all weathers? 1) Vitamin D It’s well known that we Brits don’t get enough...

Returning to exercise post-birth

The return to exercise after having your baby can be quite daunting. There’s a lot of conflicting advice out there! There’s also some misconception about being cleared for exercise at the 6-8 week GP check. Many women do absolutely nothing prior to this point, and...