Category Archives: Fitness

Be brave, step out of your comfort zone!

This morning was a milestone for me; after a couple of weeks of nursing a slightly sprained ankle, it was time to challenge myself in my workout. I did all my usual stretches and warm up before embarking upon a full-on Kettlebell HIIT workout on the Joe Wicks App. Nothing unusual here, you might think, […]

Sprained Ankle, determination and perseverance

Last weekend I twisted my ankle causing a sprain. It was the last thing I needed, especially as I was doing so well with my daily exercise and workout plan using the Joe Wicks Body Coach App. I was so frustrated! However, I was also sensible  I rested it for the first few days to […]

💚 Back with POUND 💚

I took a bit of a break over Holy Week and Easter. It is a busy time for a Vicar! But now we are out the other side and so I’m more than ready to get back with it. I’m looking forward to getting back into the groove, literally of beating those sticks whilst squatting […]

A bit of a rubbish month?

It’s not been the best month. Not that I’ve missed out on workouts, not at all, but my goodness, have I eaten a lot of excess food! This has been for a variety of reasons: Mothering Sunday, my Birthday, Easter… basically it feels like the past four weeks have provided far too many occasions and […]

Challenges and hitches can be overcome

This week I met in person with a friend for the first time since before Christmas. We went for a walk and a good catch up. Over the intervening months we have shared the odd text, but nothing to alert me to the fact that she was lower than low. I must admit that I […]

Why do clergy need to keep fit?

Did you know that clergy, in general, suffer higher rates of obesity, arthritis, heart problems, high blood pressure and mental health problems and stress than many other professions? Many clergy find it is so very difficult to maintain a work/life balance. I am a Priest for the Church of England contracted to work two days […]

These workouts are not for the faint hearted…but they are for the over sixties!

“These workouts are not for the faint hearted…” says Joe Wicks as I’m putting myself through the first workout of Cycle 4 Advanced, on his App this week. As I tackle press-up after press-up (with variations on the theme and interspersed with the odd Burpee or two) I totally agree with him! Forty minutes later […]

Time for a challenge…

I can remember being on holiday in the South of France a few years ago and the whole family joining in a Joe Wicks fitness session by the pool. (Mad, I know in 30°!). I have to explain that this was a few years ago, and before Joe Wicks became as famous as he is […]

If it’s not working, don’t give up, make a change

Some mornings I wake up and I’m not immediately bouncing and ready to work out. I have to pull on that inner grit and determination I’ve developed over the years. I am not a person who will easily give up on things. I don’t like to admit defeat and I am highly driven when it […]

The challenge of the Burpee!

Those who are in the know will acknowledge that there is nothing divides a fitness class like the love/hate relationship with the Burpee. The Burpee is a full body, explosive movement involving a drop from standing into a push up position – often taking the chest to the floor – followed by a return to […]