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July 28, 2016

Today was the end of term 'test' where they demonstrated the attacks, blocks and stances that they have been learning. Some can count to ten in Japanese and know the Japanese names for the techniques too. Badges are are also awards for improvement in concentration, goo...

May 23, 2016

The theme this week is....'it's a knockout'. We should all have loads of fun.

May 21, 2016

 

These lovely ladies from my Friday class in Harrow Green really enjoy using lots of different pieces of equipment. There's always something for everyone, no matter what their ability.

 

 

April 11, 2016

I'm just planning the class for Wednesday - the theme is......'not legs, bums and tums'. So it will be all upper body training using lots of difference pieces of equipment: swiss balls, TRX, dumbbells, kettle bells, weighted plates etc. Hopefully there will be a good t...

April 1, 2016

Today was the final session of 8. I'm delighted that those who attended enjoyed the exercise component so much that they have asked for it to continue. It's been great to see their ability and confidence grow.

March 14, 2016

A couple of people have been wanting to come along to the new circuit class, but have been put off by ongoing knee problems. This Wednesday, 'quirky circuits' will have a core and abs theme with adaptations for any exercises that may put strain on the knees. So no excu...

March 7, 2016

 

The theme for this week is 'skiing', as a few people will be going on a trip soon. So.....exercises will focus on building up those specific muscles and on stamina. I'm building up a playlist to fit the theme. Hopefully everyone will remember to wear an accessory!...

February 10, 2016

This morning I tried a different tea - chinese red tea, with the super mushrooms cordyceps and ganoderma. It's used by many professional athletes to aid performance. It tasted very pleasant and I must say that I've been full of energy all day. Of course I can't say at...

January 27, 2016

A good training session today - legs, shoulders and arms. Contrast training for legs - this means a set of exercises for strength, followed immediately by a set of plyometric exercises for the same muscle groups, to make 1 full set. I did dumbell lunges (back foot on t...

January 26, 2016

 

I added spring-onions, red chilli and coriander for a spicy omlette. Curry leaves work well with this too! Leave out the bread for a low-carb option. This kept me going for hours!

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