I have always kept myself fit in the form of running, yoga and hill walking with my beloved dogs but rarely in a gym! So when I started having back pain and was advised not to do exercise I was gutted but didn’t give up. I sought advice and was recommended a local gym. After…Read more Sue Hodgson
In my teens I suffered a nasty fall from my horse which broke my pelvis in 2 places. Everything healed but not quite correctly. Gradually over the years my pelvis gave me ever increasing back pain to a point where I struggled without painkillers every day. Despite being a sporty person all my life I…Read more Beth Barnett
Just over two years ago I was diagnosed with an auto immune disease called Dermatomyositis, which mainly affected my muscles. I had got to a point where I was finding my illness was taking over my life and what I perceived were my physical capabilities. It was at this point that I decided to get…Read more Debbie Yates
I left the Army in 2014 with a patella tendon issue that 2 rounds of rehab had failed to fix completely. I also had core and back issues having had three children quite close together – I was pretty broken! I truly believed that my running days were over and I would forever be limited…Read more Ros Kearney
I have always been one to value my health and fitness, and for as long as I can remember my life has revolved around sport. I have run a half marathon, cycled London to Paris and taken part in many dance competitions, all of which I have loved.Read more Nikki Brace
I mark up my Diary every year with ‘G’ for Gym on every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. I’m in there by 0900 and back at work at my computer by 10:00 at the latest. I am 82 this year but I began this more intensive training five years ago. You have to put the time in…Read more Sir Roy Strong
In 2014 at the age of 62 I was unfortunately involved in a serious car accident which resulted in spinal, hip, sternum and foot injuries. I spent several weeks immobilised at the Queen Elizabeth Military Trauma in Birmingham. The paramedics and hospital medical staff did a great job and prevented my condition from becoming much more serious.
At home I spent many months wearing a body brace and my mobility was further impaired by a pronounced limp caused by a severe trauma injury to the right hip. I found it really hard to make the adjustment from an active exercise orientated lifestyle to a sedentary existence. It became clear I needed specialist help.Read more Mike Shaw
I went to the Doctors three years ago with intermittent back pain. She told me that I had poor ‘Core Strength’ and advised me to improve my fitness and strength. Well I had last been in a Gym in 1961 when I left school, but I went. It was a totally alien environment, I might…Read more Ian Nicholas
At the age of 28, I came to realise that I was never going to be the slim figured woman who could eat what she wanted and never put on weight that I was a decade ago. I had tried fad diets and 7 minute workouts, bought the books and downloaded the apps and I…Read more Jen Merritt
For 27 years I have lived with a rare condition called Sarcoidosis, which mainly causes a constant shortage of breath and also tiredness and a general feeling of being unwell. I had reached a point where the medication I had been taking didn’t seem to be having much effect on my condition anymore.Read more Dave Yates
I was always sporty at school, often playing school matches every weekend, but I was also one of the bigger girls. Finally, I now look at myself in the mirror and I can honestly say I’m totally happy with how I look.Read more Robyn Dent
Many of you might be missing out on these key nutrients in your diet… All too often the first thing many of us do when changing our diet is to cut out all the crap. Get rid of the choccy biscuits, swear off alcohol and vow never to eat bread again. Whilst make these changes…Read more Is Your Diet Missing Out on These Top 4 Nutrients?
Still enjoying that bland salad? All too often we hear that healthy eating can be boring. You have to cut out all the nice things that you couldn’t imagine your life without and replace them with tasteless salads and fat-free everything. Weight loss is about suffering right? If you put yourself through culinary hell, devoid…Read more Falling Out of Love With Your Diet? Try These Quick Fixes!
Keeping your heart healthy is a choice. Most of the risks contributing towards cardiovascular disease are lifestyle related, otherwise known as modifiable risk factors. Physical inactivity, being overweight, smoking, an unhealthy diet and high-stress levels can all contribute to creating one or more of the below risk factors. The more risk factors you have, the…Read more Your Guide to a Healthy Heart!
Does this sound familiar? I was doing really well throughout the week. My meals were all prepared, I knew when and where I was working out. I resisted all temptation, even the birthday cake someone brought into work. Then all of sudden it hit me, it was Friday night and I was out with my…Read more Have you caught “Weekenditis”? Here’s a cure!