woman making healthy food in kitchen

Did you know that there are 50 (FIFTY!) recognised symptoms of menopause and perimenopause and that medical experts believe there are a stack more that haven’t yet been added to the official list?  If you’re menopausal – or approaching it – you might have had an inkling because let’s be honest here: for many women, […]

Mindfulness, Strength & Fitness, Stress Management

February 16, 2024

How To Thrive During Menopause And Perimenopause (Yes, it’s possible!)

So, you’ve taken stock and decided you want to lose a stone. It’s great to have a target, so good for you! Trouble is, what often happens when we set goals – particularly ones related to weight loss – is that we become overly ambitious. We try to do too much too soon, and that […]

Strength & Fitness

January 11, 2024

So You Want To Lose A Stone. Here’s How To Do It Without Calorie Counting Or Restricting

fit and healthy at Christmas

Nicole, how do I stay fit and healthy over Christmas? I don’t want to miss out on all the fun or undo my progress. Christmas. Like it or loathe it, there’s no denying that when December hits, life moves up a gear. The tasks on your to-do list suddenly multiply, social invitations come in thick […]

Strength & Fitness, Stress Management

December 7, 2023

How to stay fit and healthy over Christmas: Tips to strike the right balance

Go online as you embark on a new health and fitness goal – or any new goal, really – and you’ll likely be accosted by the word ‘motivation’. If you’ve dared to search for tips on how to give yourself a leg up as you begin this new endeavour, you’ll come across countless articles telling […]

Strength & Fitness

November 13, 2023

How to use motivation to achieve your health and fitness goals (even if it’s MIA)

Are you stuck in a fitness rut? Here's how to bust out of it by Nicole Chapman

I’m going to ask you a question that I’m pretty certain I already know the answer to. Have you ever stepped on the scale after a week or two of eating well and training consistently and been absolutely gutted to see the numbers haven’t moved downwards? Or worse, they’ve taken a turn upwards? I know […]

Strength & Fitness

November 9, 2023

Losing Weight? 3 Reasons The Scales Aren’t The Best Way To Measure Your Progress

I don’t know about you, but I sometimes feel like my brain has too many tabs open. And those tabs quickly multiplied when I welcomed Sofia. Perhaps since becoming a mum, you’ve experienced it too; that feeling of overwhelm and overstimulation that makes even the simplest of tasks seem so tiring and difficult. I think […]

Mindfulness, Strength & Fitness, Stress Management

October 11, 2023

Feeling overwhelmed and overstimulated? You’re not alone!

The kids are back to school and that means one thing: it’s time to make way for a fitter, healthier you. These beginner-friendly and easy-to-implement tips will help even the busiest mums lose weight and get fit.

Strength & Fitness

September 6, 2023

7 Busy Mum Fitness Tips For A Fresh Start This September

STRANGE THINGS PEOPLE SAY TO YOU WHEN PREGNANT

LET’S PLAY ‘PREGGO BINGO’ HOW MANY OF THESE CAN YOU TICK OFF – THE STRANGE THINGS PEOPLE SAY TO YOU WHEN PREGNANT! Your life is about to change… No shit sherlock! That was kind of the idea! How much weight have you put on??! – Erm Sally, why do you care? Not sure it matters […]

Pregnancy

July 27, 2019

STRANGE THINGS PEOPLE SAY TO YOU WHEN PREGNANT

Parenting judgement

PARENTING JUDGEMENT My little one hasn’t even arrived yet and I am already being judged on how good a mother I will be. Judgement is not in short supply – apparently. The fact is there is no ‘right way’ when it comes to raising children however the one question I am asked most, hands down, is […]

Pregnancy

July 4, 2019

PLEASE HOLD THE PARENTING JUDGEMENT

THE WARNING & MY STORY Firstly, I must say that whilst this is a guide to exercising whilst pregnant you must get the all clear from your GP or doctor to exercise. I was considered high risk in my first trimester so I followed the doctor’s advice to stop training. I didn’t stop moving – […]

Pregnancy

June 10, 2019

A GUIDE TO EXERCISING WHILST PREGNANT