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Home is the New Gym

Home is the New Gym

WITH THE COMING of Lockdown V3, we Brits no longer have the choice of going to the gym or staying home, but the truth is that nearly half of us now prefer to exercise at home. What is more, it...

Teaching Jumpga

Teaching Jumpga

IN MY 15 YEARS of working in ‘body movement’, including the last 5 years as a Senior Jumpga Instructor, and Yoga Teacher, I take every opportunity that comes my way to ‘spread the word’ about the...

Gymspiration

Gymspiration

AGE IS JUST a number, and becoming a ‘Super-A’ (biologically younger than your actual age) is not just about being 40+.   Future proof your body now - we all know older friends, relatives,...

Rewiring the Body

Rewiring the Body

THE FOUNDATION OF what I teach is based on the precepts of Transtheoretical Model of Behavioural Change (TTM). A 35-year empirical study that conceptualises the process of intentional behavioural...

Running Waffle!

Running Waffle!

AN ENTIRE INDUSTRY relies on our belief that there is no such a thing as the right running shoe. There’s only one problem with all this, researchers at the University of Exeter, UK, say ‘about...

Muscle Memory

Muscle Memory

HAS IT BEEN a while since your last workout? Don’t sweat it. Thanks to a lesser-known fitness phenomenon called ‘muscle memory’, your former fit self might not be too many burpees away. The idea...

Body Maker

Body Maker

BEAT THE COLD-weather blues and head to the pool for Kun-Aqua training to get a super-toned, head-turning physique after 40. Kun-Aqua is based on practices that date back thousands of years –...

Lockdown Fatdown

Lockdown Fatdown

LOSING FAT DURING lockdown is all about speeding up the metabolism. When it comes to looking trim, shedding some weight can make your muscles look more defined by reducing the mask of fat that’s...

Postural Health

Postural Health

WE’RE ALL AWARE we shouldn’t slouch but, why is this? As you’re reading this, we’d bet good money that you’re slouched over a desk or phone. That’s not a criticism – it’s just a sad fact of...

The Spicer Method

The Spicer Method

LONG BEFORE I MET Valerian I took up boxing training at All Stars Boxing Club in London in my thirties and later qualified as a Level 1 boxing coach. Valerian Spicer started her amateur boxing...

No More Crepy Arms

No More Crepy Arms

ANOTHER SUMMER, ANOTHER shopping trip staring at strappy dresses, trying to convince myself: “Yes, I can wear that”, knowing full well that the dress would show off my arms, the arms I had grown...

Whatever the Weather!

Whatever the Weather!

AS LIFE RETURNS to near-normality, walking has slipped back into being an activity only undertaken when the luxury of time is on our sides. Yet an article by Sir Richard Thompson in the Royal...