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I HATE MY…..

I HATE MY…..

How many of you LIKE/ LOVE your body? How many of you look in the mirror and criticise yourselves?       I received this email response recently following my last email.. “Just sent *this* to all my friends that…

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I am not a failure..

I am not a failure..

  Yesterday I went running. It was HARD.. Getting out of my shell *read house* is HARD at the moment.. I have been hiding a lot from the world if I am not teaching or training people.. It seems safer…

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Sadness is a bridge..

Sadness is a bridge..

One day 23 years ago, I was in Derby with my then BF having a great Friday night at work and in town. It was a new, thrilling, lustful, happy, young relationship and we were living ‘Love’s young dream’.. chatting…

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DARKER MOMENTS…

DARKER MOMENTS…

  As an ex mental health professional and current Personal Trainer/ Health Coach one is often in the tragic position of knowing exactly what one should do to take care of oneself, yet failing to actually do any of those…

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A SHIP IS SAFE IN THE HARBOUR…

 “A SHIP IS SAFE IN THE HARBOUR – BUT THATS NOT WHAT SHIPS ARE FOR” I really like this quote by William G.T. Shedd. I think about it often especially, when faced with a new challenge or opportunity. Courage is not something that comes easily…

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WE ARE ALL UNIQUE!

      Monday thoughts ! You are all unique. You are all capable of so much more than you think .. Messed up your day yesterday? Well today is a new day. A new chance to show yourself what…

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ARE YOU STRESSED?

I’ve been receiving A LOT of personal messages from ladies who are feeling “overwhelmed” or completely done in due to stressors, and I wanted to just take some time to write this post and give you a list of things…

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Self Care Sunday 06.09.15

  #‎SelfCareSunday‬ 💙 Happy Sunday to you folks! It’s that time again… Self care Sunday! This Sunday I’d really like you to focus on your STRENGTHS 🙌 Yes! Actually sit down and write in a little note book what your…

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SELF CARE SUNDAY

  #‎SelfCareSunday‬ ~ Always find time for the things that make you HAPPY to be alive 🙌 For me 🙋 that’s seeing dear friends, walking in the Sun☀Shine, being by the 🌊, spending time with my son (this is a…

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It’s going to be alright..

  I wrote a post on Monday about how things have not been going so well… I have been struggling with my own demons again. Fighting to keep my head above water.. I have talked to those people who make…

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Step Forward Into Growth…

    Monday morning HELLO!!! Just wanted to be honest with you guys and say I’ve struggled recently. Struggled with my motivation due to summer holidays, family stuff, running a business, lack of sleep. Things have got completely on top…

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Celebrate Feb 13th with us…

We all know what February the 14th <3 means around the world… If you’re lucky enough to be in a relationship with a significant other it can represent a day of unbridled love. The reality for most people though is…

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I’VE LOST A KETTLEBELL!

Not me personally… 😉  But my lovely coach Pam who takes our Histon Road Rec camp is our guest blogger today ..   Here is what she has to say about her CAMBRIDGE BOOTCAMP experience.      “Yes, it is…

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Am I STRONG ENOUGH?

Happy Friday to you peeps. I wrote a blog back at the beginning of Feb called the Kettlebell Swing which talked about my own training for a 3 day fairly tough Kettlebell certification. My colleague and I had been to see…

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The Kettlebell SWING

Hello all 🙂 I hope you’re having a lovely weekend so far despite the rain..   I was practicing my Kettlebell Swing this morning with a colleague and we managed to swing my lovely NEW 32kg Kettlebell.      …

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#GOODGYM comes to Cambridge

Hey #Cambridge peeps … I have come across this…. –> http://www.goodgym.org/proposals/cambridge     Which seems like a very cool initiative to bring people who have an interest in running together locally, but with the aim of helping the wider community. To get…

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Saying THANK YOU!

Sometimes when life gets you down or there seem to be insurmountable difficulties to face we can often get swept up in overwhelming negative thoughts + thinking patterns (If you read my blogs regularly you will know that this is…

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LAZY ARSE….

I have recently been diagnosed with a lazy ARSE.. As in I have one, I am not one (God forbid).. Well not this week anyway 🙂 But interestingly (That one is for you Jess 😉 hehe!) it is only one…

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I admit I made a mistake…

My training days were planned like this:   Monday: CrossFit training – which is basically strength work, and then a 15 min (approx) hellish workout Tuesday: Training with my friend Scott Cooke in the morning, and then training for an…

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CELEBRATING ACHIEVEMENTS

MORNING ALL 🙂   This is a Sunday morning post dedicated to all the Cambridge Bootcamps women, both normal CBC and online TribeCBC.   This last block has seen some tremendous achievements + I didn’t want it to pass by…

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This was, is, will be me..

This blog post has been rattling around my head for a few days ~ I wasn’t sure whether it would be appropriate to write this stuff down, however, If I can’t be honest about who I am then what’s the…

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WONDERWOMAN WORKSHOP #CAMBRIDGE #FITNESS

    I am very excited to announce that I have managed to get Suzanne Lubuska from Go Commando https://www.facebook.com/pages/Go-Commando/360515427317473 to come and give all you Cambridge ladies an out of the ordinary 3 hour workshop. These Wonder Woman workshops are FEMALE…

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Fit-Mum learns to Oly-Lift

So last weekend I attended an Olympic Lifting course run by Ushomi and taught by the great coach BJ Rule. BJ taught me many years ago when I took my first ever Kettlebell course, so was very excited to see him again…

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CROSSFIT IN CAMBRIDGE

HELLLOOOOOOOO! Since qualifying for my CrossFit Level 1 in 2011 my dream was to open my own box, however sadly this never materialised – BUT now two box’s have opened up in Cambridge which is just fantastic!! 😀 Three of…

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BOOTIES AND BELLES RAISE OVER £200!!

Evening ladies!! Just want to talk about this week because it has been a PHENOMENAL week for Cambridge Bootcamps and Cambridge Kettlebelles. Last weekend we were asked to organise a charity bootcamp to raise money for theArthur Rank Hospice and raise awareness for the 2012 Gold Challenge …

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GOALS+ACTIONS FOR 2012 ;O)

Are you ready for this? 2011 was actually a pretty AMAZING year – one of the best for me.  I became CROSS-FIT certified (Level 1) (Major achievement for me!!)  I got a STUDIO with the lovely Donna-Belle so that I…

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HOW DOES NEGATIVITY IMPACT ON YOU?

I am going to write a blog from my heart this morning, as there are a few things that have been bothering me recently. In the last few months, I have received a few emails/ texts/ Facebook messages telling me…

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CAMBRIDGE BOOTCAMPS WINS AN AWARD!!

I am very pleased to tell you guys, that Cambridge Bootcamps won an award at the Velvet awards on Friday night. Laura, Adrijana and I went along nervously in our posh frocks (YES, no trainers ;)) and were very happy…

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MORE CORE??

Many women ask me what are the best ‘exercises’ to get rid of tummy / thigh/ arm fat. We do A LOT of exercises at the bootcamps, which cover all these area’s and I have designed the work-outs to provide…

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Hurtling into week three..

Good afternoon guys, my posts have been pretty sparce since day 10? I think?  I have been tremendously busy, and it turns out I WAS extremely pre-menstrual, and therefore was a BITCH for double reasons that first week haha!! I know…

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NOT.a.BITCH

Days 8 + 9+10  :0) Cambridge Personal Trainer is NOT pre-menstrual ;)) Hah! So, it turns out that last weeks BITCH was literally due to the detox, and not entirely my hormones… Well, I say that but hormones play a…

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Liver Toxicity/ PMS Part 1

Day 4 and 5 – Cambridge Personal Trainer is still pretty grumpy and flat..  Apologies for not updating yesterday, I have been mainly trying not to kill any person who comes into my path 😉 Oh, and researching the role of Estrogen, Leptin and…

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DAY 3 – DAZED AND CONFUSED

Day 3 – Cambridge Personal Trainer ….. Takes the day OFF!!  So, day three is nearly finished, thank GAWD!  I have mainly today hidden from the world.. I literally haven’t had a day off for quite a few weeks (the…

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DAY 2 G.R.U.M.P.Y

Day 2 – Today i have been mostly feeling G.R.U.M.P.Y!!  I have a head ache, and actually feel like I am pre-menstrual. Physiologically, all that’s happening is that I am starting the process of clearing out the toxins from my…

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CONVENIENCE AND CHARDONNAY ;)

hey, Day one for me on the 30 day Elimination plan as set out in Cambridge Bootcamps  –  I have been planning this for a while, and feel particularly motivated following my 6 day internship with Dax Moy – The…

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CAMBRIDGE PERSONAL TRAINER OR FITNESS COACH?

Having  just spent 6 days interning with the UK’s leading Fitness Coach – Dax Moy –  I can  honestly say that I have been pummelled, decompressed, facilititated and blown away with knowledge – and that actually this was some of the best…

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A REFELCTION ON 2010

As we head into another year, I wanted to take this time to reflect on the accomplishments of this past year, which in all honesty have been immence. Out-Fit Cambridge Boot Camps has literally gone from strength to strength.  I…

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HOW DOES NEGATIVITY IMPACT ON YOU?

I am going to write a blog from my heart this morning, as there are a few things that have been bothering me recently. In the last few months, I have received a few emails/ texts/ Facebook messages telling me…

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Diets are a bunch of Crap!!

Diets really are a waste of time, seriously, they truly SUCK if you want to achieve proper health and vitality, and who REALLY wants to be on a diet (when it starts with the word DIE!!)   Many of us…

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Questions – Did YOU have one??

Good day lovely ladies,   Thank you so much to those who came to the 90 min  ‘Kettlebelle Booty Blaster’ camp yesterday.   As promised here are the questions/ and answers summarised for you. Feel free to add any further…

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KETTLEBELL TRAINING IN CAMBRIDGE

  Are you looking for a NEW and CHALLENGING work-out in Cambridge?? Well, look no further.. I am sure you have heard of KETTLEBELL TRAINING?? You must have – all the celebs are being quoted as saying that Kettlebell training is keeping…

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SUGAR LOVE PART DEUX

I have to say I have been really impressed with the efforts of all of you who have supported me in my attempts to become sugar free. It has been a difficult but worthwhile process and I have learnt a…

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SUGAR LOVE

  I am writing this blog post to discuss and motivate me (others?) to wean from sugar. I have realised with somewhat delayed horror that I am completely addicted to sugar, even with my supposed ‘healthy eating plan’. I have…

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HOPE!!

You are here – there is a reason. You are here – you want something better. You are here – you have a chance. Take it – grasp it and hold on with all your might. There will be reasons…

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100 Days left….

I have been inspired to write this post by a colleague of mine who talked about goal setting and accountability… And it got me to thinking about my goals fot this year, and more importantly where the hell has this…

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PROCRASTINATION

WHAT ARE YOUR EXCUSES TO NOT EXERCISING?? As one of Cambridge’s busiest Personal Trainer’s I hear many many excuses as to why people CANNOT exercise. I do find myself getting slightly irritated by this as the benefits of exercise (not…

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MUSINGS FROM MY SICK-NOTE BED…

Well, this week I was diagnosed (remotely) with swine flu. I wasn’t seen by anyone… No, I wasn’t  allowed to venture near  the GP surgery(!) I was called by a sympathetic GP who listened to what my symptoms were and…

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PUT YOURSELF FIRST – PUT YOUR HEALTH FIRST.

THIS BLOG WAS WRITTEN BY MARIA OF http://www.aspace2b.co.uk/index.html Put Yourself First …. Put Your Health First! “ The following is a summary taken from my workshop and talk on 30/6/09 at the David Lloyd Gym, Cambridge. In partnership with Charlotte Wall…

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Is your Inner child holding you back?

IS YOUR INNER CHILD HOLDING YOU BACK? For many of us exercise can seem like a chore – there is a desire (somewhere!) to ‘get fit’ and ‘tone up’ all in the pursuit  of a healthier lifestyle but often the…

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STRESS – GOOD OR BAD??

I was working with one of my clients last week, and she has prompted me to write this article on the body’s physiological reaction to stress, and how exercise can help this. My client had turned up for her training…

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