woman strength training

It’s not so very long ago that weights were only something big burly men did. The message was loud and clear: strength training isn’t for girls. Women were consigned to cardio workouts, and not much else. But revolution is afoot, and I for one am pleased to see it. In the past few years, strength […]

Strength & Fitness

April 12, 2024

New to weights? Every question you’ve ever had about strength training answered

mum and daughter healthy relationship with food

Let me ask you a question: Can you relate to any of the following?  Feeling anxious right before stepping on the scales – and crushed immediately after. Bypassing mirrors while out and about because you don’t want to catch a glimpse of your reflection. Eliminating food groups because you’ve been told it’s the only way […]

Mindfulness, Strength & Fitness

March 13, 2024

Toxic diets and scale fear: How to break the cycle for our daughters

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

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

Stuck in a fitness rut? It’s not that you are not motivated. You turn up to your workout, playlist on point. You have hundreds of Instagram mini workout videos saved to your phone. Yet you leave post-workout feeling deflated and guilty that it could have been so much more. There are many factors that can […]

Strength & Fitness

March 24, 2019