Regardless of whether or not you’ve had a solid eight hours of sleep, getting up and feeling energised first thing in the morning can be a daily challenge. I personally don’t even remember what having eight hours of sleep feels like but I agree that the promise of a hot, strong mug of coffee is enough to lure us all from the confines of our bed. I may frighten you here, but what would you do if coffee wasn’t available?Read More
This month fitness trainer Monique Craft spoke to Women’s Health Magazine about her experience with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and the initial shame she felt from being on medication. This article really resonated with me as I did suffer from anxiety shortly after the birth of my first daughter Sahara. Like Monique, I too found exercise to be my saviour. Monique found training, yoga and surfing to be her ‘medication’ and it got me thinking of the importance of including a wellness ritual into our lifestyle that takes care of your physical and mental wellbeing.Read More
’ve been dabbling in yoga for a few years now (and when I say dabble I mean 3 or 4 times) and I still feel like an absolute amateur. Like any discipline, there is so much to learn. While I was developing the new range of yoga mats I started to hear terms such as Bikram and Vinyasa and I quickly realised there was so much more than Yin Yoga.
Are you new to yoga and feeling overwhelmed by the number of class choices you’ve been presented? A beginner who didn’t quite love the style of your first class? An experienced yogi curious as to what else is out there?Read More
Another week has passed and I didn't exercise. Not once. After being trapped inside with bad weather and doing Christmas craft all day, I certainly felt stir crazy and was itching to exercise. But I didn't. The excuses I used this week, in hindsight, were so weak. I can't even blame this beautiful blue eyed baby. But as I reflect on the weekend, I realise my cup is so empty (well, my wine glass is full) and you can't pour from an empty cup. So. It's Sunday night and I am and will make time for myself this week. Promise yourself now. 3 times. Is it that easy?Read More
Can I just say hallelujah! I have missed summer SO much. I love everything about it; swimming in the pool, barbeques, denim shorts and flip flops. But there’s one thing I’m really not good at in summer and that’s drinking enough water. I’m constantly refilling my kids’ water bottles but rarely think of myself (in more ways than one). I have to constantly remind myself of the benefits of keeping hydrated and what the positive effects water has on my body and my mood. Do you know the benefits?Read More
As I returned to exercise this week, I realised trying to fit in around my busy lifestyle is not going to be easy. I have 3 young children, a business and we have 40 head of cattle living on 100 acres 30 minutes from town.
The only way I’m going to be able to achieve my fitness goals is by doing at-home workouts (using an Aktivaal fitness box of course!). And even I as a personal trainer some times find it hard to come up with exercises to do. So I thought I’d pull together some of my favourite apps that I’ve used in the past that might help inspire you too. Let me know how you go!Read More