I have recently finished reading a book called ‘The Curvy Girls Club’ by Michelle Gorman. This was a fabulous holiday read; fun, light-hearted and easy to relate to. It is mostly about, accepting yourself as you are, loving yourself and feeling confident. I hope this ethos is true in my classes and on the courses I teach. I want you to enjoy every class feeling comfortable and at ease.
So where is this blog taking me? . . . . To my annual review! (Warning, this will involve some blog regurgitation and reflection).
It has been just over 12 months since Inspired Health and Fitness was launched. My first blog published in July 2014 ‘Inspired Health and Fitness’ is now ready to be launched' was my ‘pipe dream’; taking health, fitness and wellbeing into the work place. I pursued this relentlessly for months, but employers didn't seem quite ready for such a new idea. Marketing wellbeing is like selling fresh air!
We never know where life is going to take us, however what I have learnt from experience, is to embrace change, enjoy today (make it beautiful) and move forward tomorrow. Only this week the NHS have announced a major drive to improve the health and wellbeing of 1.3m health service staff. The Chief Executive of NHS England, Simon Stevens, said “NHS organisations will be supported to help their staff to stay well, including serving healthier food, promoting physical activity, reducing stress, and providing health checks covering mental health and musculoskeletal problems – the two biggest causes of sickness absence across the NHS”. Perhaps another door and opportunities for exercise professionals will open sometime soon!
Due the lack of ‘Inspired Health and Fitness at work’ during the autumn months of 2014, a change in direction was required. This is where I started looking closer to home, teaching and writing blogs for you and not your employer!
I have now been open for business for 12 months, delivering local classes and courses and writing blogs to help inspire, entertain and inform anyone and everyone reading them; for Men; Pilates is not just for girls! for Gardeners; Flexibility for life and gardening! for those of you stressed; Ever thought about cartwheeling along the Central Line platform? And for those of you wanting to improve your posture; Perfect posture and neutral spine, is it a load of old codswallop? One question I am still asked (at least once a week) is: What is the difference between Yoga and Pilates? So here it is again if you are wanting to know the answer!
I hope you have enjoyed reading these blogs and have been able to take ‘something small’ away from each one.
My plan for the next 12 months, is to continue teaching, continue learning and continue growing the classes and courses reaching out into our community. I hope you are able to join me on this journey.
If you attend my classes and have a story (your story) or you are reading this and would like to share your thoughts or words of encouragement on health, fitness or wellbeing please contact me.
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