Fitness 

I regularly post with useful tips to help you with your fitness and nutrition. If you are just getting back to exercise after the birth of your baby or regularly attend my classes you'll find some useful information here.

Hormones, Sleep & Magnesium

Feb 29 2024

STRESS – why we need to know about it

I talk a lot about trying to get some ‘me time’ ie downtime, especially when you have a lot going on or are a bit stressed.  Today, I thought I would clear a few things up about stress, so you don’t end up stressing about being stressed and know what ...

Feb 3 2024

Heart Health in Women

What do you think if I told you that exercise/movement is like a wonder drug?  Evidence shows that physical activity can help with the following: improves wellbeing improves mood helps with weight management helps reduce chronic stress strengthens muscles strengthens bones helps regulate blood pressure & cholesterol helps reduce heart ...

Nov 15 2023

How to get a ‘Bang for your Buck’

Most of us are short of time.  There never seems to be enough hours in the day – or I certainly find that.  I am sure the older we get time seems to zoom by even faster. You may be someone who enjoys doing cardio exercise but feels they want ...

Nov 12 2023

A little is better than nothing

Small habits may become bigger habits! A few years ago I listened to  Chatterjee podcast with BJ Fog, a behavioural scientist, called 'The Secret to making new habits stick'. I then bought his book 'Tiny Habits'. I'm telling you this as the one thing I took note of and thought ...
Almonds to boost energy

Aug 25 2023

Why we all need fat!

I thought I would offer a completely different look at fat and how it affects how we look at our bodies.  Are you one of the millions who 'hates' her lumps & bumps or is always trying to lose weight??  Have you ever actually thought about WHY we have fat ...

Aug 23 2023

Strength work for runners or sports women

Do you do a sport or are you a runner?? Do you just turn up to training or a game or just go and run? If so, do you want to know how to improve your game or run? For Runners Many of you are runners, so I will look ...
Women's Online Menopause Fitness Class

Aug 11 2023

Why do I ache so much? What can I do about it?

If you’re like me, you wake up every morning with a slightly achy hip or shoulder or lower back.  It is an age thing but it is also very much a menopause symptom. Obviously, there are lots of reasons we become more stiff or achy as we age, it is ...
Vicki Hill Women's fitness classes for postnatal mums.

Jul 26 2023

SO, WHAT CAN I DO? Part 2

Part 2 of the What Can I do? Series.  As I said in the last blog, it is frustrating as there can be so much out there and you just don’t know what is right or which you should try. Here are a few more pieces of advice.  These are ...

Jul 15 2023

What can I do?

SO, WHAT CAN I DO? It can be really frustrating; you are told so many different things on how to do this or how to do that. However, have you found that often you read blogs or emails to draw you in, but they don’t answer your question? I follow ...

Apr 22 2023

The Benefits of my Online Membership

I am very excited to be branching out into the realm of online memberships for exercises / workouts.  I have worked really hard at creating this and it has taken me FOREVER!  Those who know me, know that websites & anything technical like IT, are just not my friend! With ...
The menstrual cycle

Apr 20 2023

The hormones Explained

How often do you feel really tired or angry or want to eat crap food just before you have your period? How often do you actually think about your energy levels and your monthly cycle? If you do still have periods, the most useful tool you can get - is ...

Apr 8 2023

HOW TO PROGRESS YOUR EXERCISE EFFECTIVELY

People often wonder why they are not getting fitter or stronger, or are just unsure how to.  I hope this blog will help those of you who want to try to build up a good training plan. There are a few key rules to try and follow to improve your ...

Jan 28 2023

Quick fire movement exercises

Something is ALWAYS better than nothing!! Do you procrastinate, thinking about doing some exercise, weighing up whether there is time to fit it in- plus shower after.  Do you then find more time has gone by and think "oh damn I haven't got time to do a 30 min run ...

Jan 1 2023

How to set realistic & long-lived goals

I think I write something every new year, about trying NOT to set too many New year resolutions!!! I say probably say, every year – THEY DON’T WORK!!  IF you write to me to say, sorry but they do work as I have carried on with my new year resolution ...
Frosty mornings

Dec 11 2022

Top tips for staying motivated to exercise in the winter

Do you find it hard to stay motivated to go outdoors or go to the gym when it is cold? I get it, you get in from work and the last thing you feel like doing is getting back outdoors to go for a run, a class or go to ...
World Menopause Awareness Day 2020

Aug 21 2022

Non-HRT part 2: Self care, Exercise, Nutrition & Weight

Move, eat well & start prioritising your self care Part 2 of the information for those who don't want to take HRT or can't - or even for those taking it.  As women age, they really do HAVE to start taking care of themselves and moving self care further up ...
Energy boosting kale

Jun 5 2022

Do you want more energy & to feel better?

What is more important to you 1. how you look / your weight 2. how much energy you have? 3. feeling healthy & well? If you answer yes to all 3 - then there is one thing that can affect your weight, your energy & your health. **Blood sugar levels** ...

May 7 2022

MOVE – how moving can help more than you think

Achy, stiff or painful joints? When I talk to menopausal women who complain of stiff hips & feet or sore shoulders knees, I always ask how much movement does she do. You see, as we age it is so important to move more because we lose collagen, oestrogen and most importantly fascia ...
Fitness in Menopause.

Mar 24 2022

Exercising after having Covid

When can I start exercising again? How long is a piece of string!!! As we have all no doubt found, Covid comes in all shapes and sizes. Some of us get it very mildly whilst others feel really not very well at all.  So when it comes to getting back ...

Feb 22 2022

Exercise for New Mums

When can I get back to exercise after giving birth? This is a very common question and maybe you're a new mum reading this and biting at the bit to get back. Or maybe you aren't? Maybe you are still in some pain from either having had stitches/episiotomy or had ...

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