I hope you are well and getting fit for summer? I am lucky enough to be having a bit of an early one here in Fuerteventura where it is always sunny - they get around 5 days of rain a year!
There is no doubt that the weather has a huge impact on our desire and accessibility to exercise - I have already upped my running distance and it just seems so easy keeping fit alongside a beautiful coastline with blue skies and a warm breeze to keep me company...
But the reality is that we do live in a cold, wet country and have to find a way to keep ourselves fit and healthy anyway.
I was down in London last week to do part of my training with The Functional Aging Institute of America with Dr Cody Sipe who is a lecturer in Kinesiology at Harding University, Arkansaw. Cody also runs with his mate Dr Dan Ritchie a gym specialising in aging, or rather 'successful aging', and works very hands on with his 'Boomers' and 'Zoomers' (52-70 year olds) getting them to challenge the myths and excuses around exercise and aging with some fantastic results.
The good news is that you can start a fitness programme at any age and also grow muscles, but the sooner you start the better.
As Cody himself says 'Mobility is the essence of life' and I think he's right.
He gave me a bit of feedback on some of my Pilates exercises and there are a couple of the original ones he's not happy with - I can tell you this in classes next week...
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I am very excited about training as a qualified Barre Fusion teacher in April. This is a unification of the best of Yoga, Ballet and Pilates, and as an ex ballet student myself this is going to be a bit nostalgic...
Barre Fusion is huge in America and the south of England and I will be one of the first registered teachers in Scotland.
My trainer is Jay Banks, the other half of Pilates guru Kelly Reed-Banks and he was recently voted International Personal Trainer of the year at the International Fitness Showcase in Blackpool.
I've met Jay before and his background is in dance so this will be great.
I hope to see you next week!