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2011 Roundup

December 19th, 2011

Well, it’s been a bit of a mad year all in all! and I’m afraid the blog did fall by the wayside . We moved house in the summer and the children have been settling into their new schools, and we also found out that our lovely old dog Sophie had a Brain Tumour, now removed and watching and waiting, fingers crossed. To get in on the act, our other dog Benson has been steadily chewing his way through all the furniture in the new house & together they have managed to ransack the wrapped Christmas presents & got to the chocolate as well as both advent calendars!

Work though, has been really interesting this year, I’ll give you a quick snapshot:

One of the highlights was doing a photoshoot with Nivea Germany for the WellFit magazine and meeting the lovely Dutch model Mendi. Thankfully everyone spoke English otherwise I would have been really stuck!

My major achievement of the year was having my children think something I’ve done is actually cool! – I reached this dizzying height of attainment when I flew out to the Ubisoft MoCap Studios in Montreal to be made into an avatar for the xbox Kinect game ‘Your Shape Fitness Evolved’.

I’ve also had lots of fun filming new content for the Nivea Fitness Club and also filming the Easy Tone Challenge for Nivea and Reebok.
Talking of Grazia I did a photoshoot for them last week. They glammed me up so much and it was great but the only trouble was I had to dash back to attend my daughter’s school Christmas concert and didn’t have time to take it all off – I did get some funny looks – especially from the Headmaster! If you want to see my ‘new look’ it’s out tomorrow (20th December)

I’m currently working on a new book but I’m going to keep you in suspense as to what it’s about! but it will be available in the new year though

Talking of the new year, as I mentioned in my last blog, I’m going to be starting a series of one day Ladies Only fun fitness Bootcamps starting on Tuesday 24th January. It’s going to be held in the beautiful Kent countryside with a lovely old barn on site in case it rains! It should be lots of fun and I hope some of you can come.

In the meantime… I wonder which one of the pile of still unopened boxes, I packed the Christmas decorations into?….

Bootcamps

December 7th, 2011

After the runaway success of the Spanish retreats and to address the growing demand for quick fix fitness solutions, I’ve decided to trial a one day Ladies’ Only Fun Fitness Bootcamp in the beautiful Kent countryside in January.

As you all know, I’m not an old style army type instructor and I don’t enjoy punishing people – HOWEVER I will be joined by Charlie who is an ex army commando trainer (he’s also a real sweetie!) All ages and levels of fitness are invited to come along and have a Fun-Fitness-Boosting day – it’s going to be a fantastic way to kick start 2012!

As you may have gathered from earlier blogs I’m not an early riser and the thought of standing in the rain at 6.30am fills me with horror! I am also a slave of the school run so the camp will start at 9.30 and finish at 4pm. If the weather is bad we have use of a beautiful old barn.

A wide range of activities will be on offer with something for everyone – my goal for 2012 is to widen the appeal of fun but effective exercise

If the Bootcamp is a success then I shall be holding more throughout the year – as the weather improves we can actually get out into the beautiful surrounding countryside and enjoy nature as we get fit at the same time!

The day will cost £65, please let Annabelle know if you would like to join us

I will also be holding more Retreats in 2012

All in all, I’ve had a very busy but inspiring year and will look back at the best bits in my next blog