MEAT or RICE

M.E.A.T. not R.I.C.E. Don’t worry, we haven’t turned into complete carnivores, this post has nothing to do with food or diet, it is all about injury recovery. We all hear conflicting advice when we’re injured, “make sure you…

#RealPatients - Katy's Neck Pain

What causes your neck pain? I became a Sports Therapist following years of neck and shoulder pain. It wasn’t from an acute injury but years of neglect. I took my neck for granted and the sports I chose to do added to the issue. Looking up…

Yin Yoga for Health and Relaxation

Take the first step to health; Yin Yoga = Relaxed At this time of year it is hard to muster the energy to run on a treadmill, do a fitness class or swim lengths of a luke warm pool, but one healthy habit you could adopt is Yin Yoga. It takes…

Sun, Sea and SUP

Sometimes the stars align and everything falls in to place, I must admit it doesn't usually happen but on my last day in Majorca, I got lucky. I casually asked a lady if she new anything about the Paddleboarding lessons and she said she was…

Michelle Goes Vegan - Part 2

After 3 months of living on a plant based diet I repeated my blood tests through Thriva, a private company who analyse your blood and help you keep track of your health.  The results are in, drum roll please......... I am pleased to announce…

#thisgirlcan - Back to Netball

What a week for English Netball! It was a fairy-tale ending to their Commonwealth Games winning Gold against the home nation, Australia. Both the semi-final and final matches were won on a final goal in the dying seconds of the game, Hollywood…

Michelle Goes Vegan - Part 1

"Let Food Be Thy Medicine!" Hippocrates I have decided to stop eating animal products for many reasons, but as a Sports Therapist and Personal Trainer I am eager to see if it can improve my health. I am going to start by clarifying some terms,…

Beat the Bulge at Christmas

The key to not piling on the pounds at Christmas is simply Moderation! If you've worked hard all year to lose weight don't let Christmas undo all your efforts. You can enjoy yourself and maintain your weight at this time of year by following…

Michelle’s Gluten Free Mince Pies

A lot of Christmas goodies are gluten-based, and it can be hard to find treats when you’re intolerant. These mincepies fill the house with the warm cinnamon scent of Christmas – and are egg and gluten free. You will need; 150g…

Michelle's Pregnancy

I had my first baby last year and had some pelvic pain through the 2nd and 3rd trimester. Because of my work as a massage therapist and walking my dogs every day,it put a lot of pressure on my pelvis as my bump increased. I love to be active…

Michelle's Tips for Weight Loss

Margaret Tyrell has lost over 1 stone in weight and 24cm on our 6 week weight loss programme! This is a fantastic achievement; she is fitter and faster on her road bike, and loves how she looks! The secret to her success is simple - dedication. Margaret…