Tag Archives: Fitness

Intensity

2020 The ability to throw myself into things until I reach breaking point in order to escape situations I am struggling with, has stayed with me. It is my stress buster. Unfortunately, more recently, it has also become a bit of a body buster. When I turned 60, my daughter suggested I rejoin the local […]

Back to POUND!

I have to say that as I am writing this, I am beyond excited about the prospect of tomorrow: the 17th May and the day I get to lead my first live, face to face POUND class in almost seven months! I had only really just got my classes up and running before the first […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The bewildering language of fitness 🤔

Burpees?  Squats?  Planks?   Mountain Climbers?   Bear crawls? Russian Twists?  Walk outs?  Frog jumps?   Flutter kicks?  Thrusters? When I began to seriously engage with the gym in 2018, the language of the world of fitness was a complete mystery to me. In the first instance, I panicked at the names of the various […]

JANUARY BOOTCAMP COMPLETE!!!

This morning I completed my January 2021 BOOTCAMP! 20 killer Joe Wick’s workouts and 8 POUND classes! It has been an adventure and I’ve achieved so much! I began on the 4th January and I’ve pushed on through every day and at the end of it, I can honestly say that I feel so energised […]

Vicar turns Warrior

It’s December 2018 ~ I’ve been 60 since March and made great progress with my strength and fitness. I am a regular at my local gym: I Spin four or five times each week, I lift weights, I’ve taken part in the odd Circuit Training session and I have a Personal Trainer who puts me […]