Archive for March, 2013

Bloom Fitness Retreat

March 23rd, 2013

It’s the start of Spring- and of course it’s SNOWING! – I SO can’t wait to get to Majorca for this years ‘Fitness Retreat’ which is being held on the 8 – 13 May.  It’s going to be great – the venue is the Media Guru Lynne Frank’s amazing 17th Century Monastical house in Deia.  I did a pre-visit last April (well you’ve got to haven’t you) and I was just blown away – the place is STUNNING! It wasn’t just the incredible views of sea and mountains and the lush grounds full of lemon and orange groves, it was the surprisingly homely feel to the actual house that I fell in love with and made me feel totally relaxed from the moment I arrived.

Deliberately kept to a small number of ladies to ensure maximum comfort and results and also a convivial atmosphere, this will be a journey of total indulgence! No level of fitness is required – just a desire to embrace new ideas and an ability to have fun with other like-minded individuals. I want you to return lighter, energised and revitalised, ; ideas for your future wellbeing; exercises that you can do in the comfort of your own home and delicious healthy recipes.  Speaking of food, I was blown away by that too – this is definitely not going to be a starvation boot camp – we’re talking delicious healthy snacks while meals are going to be devised by ‘nutritionist to the stars’ Jeannette Jackson and cooked by Lynne’s local chef.

So ladies – this will be a real treat of a retreat! but hurry as there are only 8 places available  More details and a link to book are on my Retreats page

Life work and stuff

March 7th, 2013

Last week I went back to my roots and held the first of my new Monday morning exercise classes in our village hall. It’s been a very long time since I’d last done something like this but it was fab! The class was quite a mix of abilities but everyone really got into the spirit and great fun was had by all. The highlight of the class was when a very young Bin Man (sorry – Council Refuse Collector) knocked on the door to ask one of the ladies to move her car as it was blocking the narrow road and I loudly announced that we were in the middle of our Pelvic Floor exercises – thank you very much! The poor guy turned a very distinct shade of beetroot red.

Big girls exam results were posted on Friday so by Saturday morning I was a basket case. I heard the postman and was in such a hurry to get the letter I jumped out of the downstairs window wearing only a vest top and pants. This week I have avoided the postman!

Kate, my exercise phobic assistant, has since confessed that she only came to the first class to support me but had so much fun that she came back again this week and has signed up for the whole course.

Other than that I have been extremely busy working on an exciting new project for NIVEA which is all coming to a head next week. I’ve only had time to do shortie workouts and on-the-go exercises whilst multi tasking. I did get to stay in a hand picked hotel in Brands Hatch though and used their Reebok Functional Training Zone. I was in complete Girl Fitness Heaven! it was totally my kind of gym – I loved everything about it and will definitely be going back.