Legs, Bums & Tums – the Elle MacPherson workout..

Continuing on with my theme of focusing on parts of the body that people want to change or improve – today the focus is  

Legs, Bums and Tums

When I was the Fitness Director on the Crystal Serenity cruise ship a couple of years ago this was actually one of my most popular classes…with the women anyway! Unfortunately these are those areas which attract those pesky fat cells, and of course cellulite – as mentioned in my last blog…but don’t worry, there is advice and exercises to hand! to cont press here..

Lose weight & get fit….with PILATES!


PILATES…what does it mean to you? A lot of people may simply associate it with lying on a mat and slowly moving into a few different poses, much like Yoga perhaps? Well, believe it or not, Pilates is one of the most effective things you can do both for your fitness levels AND your weight loss!!                                                     As you can see from the above illustration, Pilates can be defined by many words. In my ‘Introduction to Pilates’ video (which you can view simply by pressing on the ‘video’ page of the blog), I go into the history of Pilates. In fact many people do not realise that he was in fact a person. His work really started in the 1st world war whilst he was interned in a war camp in the UK (due to his German heritage). Here, he worked with the rehabilitation of returning wounded soldiers, in the confining space of their hospital beds (later to become a pilates mat!).                                                                                                                                                         Indeed, Joseph continued this theme when read more…

Do you have a Habit?

Making a habit easy…

Whenever I hear the word habit, I don’t about you but it always reminds me of a bad habit – but why should it? Lets face it we all have at least ONE bad habit – but the thing is it’s just as easy to get into good habits. ‘They’ say it takes around 21 days to make a habit, that’s just 3 weeks! It can’t be that hard surely??

After the New Year i’m sure a lot of us made a number of resolutions – that was 7 weeks ago – how are you going, sticking with it? IF not why not? …Well, I just finished filming my next ‘Top Ten Tips’ where I answer exactly this -( I’ll post it next week.)

Its good to remember that you’re not alone – I know I struggle with getting things done all the time – but how good do you feel when you actually do it? the main things to remember are…

  • make short & longer term goals
  • make them achievable
  • Don’t make them TOO difficult
  • write down what you want to achieve
  • ..and make it in the present tense
  • be specific, both in nature and time
  • build on your goals, 1st week 5min jog/2nd week 10 mins & so on

Get motivated and make it work though don’t beat yourself up if you miss a session, but don’t forget YOU are the only one who can make it happen….

Are you ready to Commit to be Fit?!

Week one: Here it is…2011, we’ve made it!… now the question is what are we going to do with it?  have you made a heap of New Year resolutions? Will you stick to them, or if so for how long?

Of course resolutions shouldn’t just be for New Year… but for life!

“Set your goals high and don’t stop till you get there”                       – Bo Jackson

Well Said!

This blog is about Health & Fitness – I’m going to talk about different issues and obstacles that people face in trying to achieve their health & fitness goals, and how to get over them, plus give you some hey- Keep reading!…