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BHive & booties

June 24th, 2013

It’s finally finished and it’s out and available to download! (www.sarahmaxwell.co.uk/media.php) – it’s a bargain at £1.99 . So far it’s been flying off the internet and we’ve had some lovely feedback, plus a fab write up in Hello Magazine! (see above link).

As part of the launch I gave an ‘inspirational talk’ at the B.hive female business club located in London’s Covent Garden. I’m a huge fan of the B.hive network – set up by the incredible Lynn Franks, they are a network of business lounges specifically for women to use for networking and meeting. (www.bhiveclub.com). I’m definitely going to be using the Covent Garden one more often. They’re perfect for women like me who work primarily from home as they are a great way of getting out and meeting people – like the lovely Emma Slade Edmondson who has set up her own very impressive personal styling business (www.backofthewardrobe.com) and who uses B.hive to meet other business women.

Talking of meeting people – I recently extended my local fitness class to include an early morning outdoors session. I had originally envisaged this to be like the scene in ‘Calendar Girls’ with birds singing in the beautiful morning sunshine – I hadn’t reckoned on the typical British summer weather though! The lovely ladies were however very upbeat about rolling out their mats on the soggy grass and performing squats in the drizzle. All in all, it was really good fun with one of the highlights being the warm up using the play equipment in the local toddler playground!

Well it’s a bit of a shock to be back in Blustery Blighty after my wonderful week away on Retreat in Deia, Mallorca! Although I was obviously working, I feel as though I’ve had a holiday! – it wasn’t just the weather it was the warmth of the lovely people that joined us on the retreat that made such a difference. As is the way of these things, everyone had a different level of fitness and a different story to tell but all were looking for guidance on how to fit exercise into their lives and eat more healthily and I really enjoyed being able to work with them on an individual level. As it was a Retreat and not a Bootcamp, everyone was able to go at their own pace while at the same time enjoying fun and laughter in amazing surroundings – hopefully for some of them it has changed their attitude to exercise for the rest of their lives!

I’ve had some lovely feedback from the ladies:

“Waking to the sound of the spring trickling and the scent of jasmine growing outside the bedroom window was heaven.”

“Sarah was great at tailoring the exercise to each of our needs both during the one-to-one sessions and the group workouts The program that she set really fits into my busy lifestyle.”

“Having a flexible timetable for the day made it feel like a holiday not a boot camp. Spending time chatting over meals was a real luxury that I don’t normally get time for.”

I shall now be counting the weeks until the next one which is planned for the autumn and I shall keep you posted as the details are finalised.