June 5, 2017 at 6:15
Posted by Rachael Woolston
We will have three course times, 6.15am-7am, 7am-7.45am and 9.45am-10.45am. You must commit to one time slot only. The eating plan will also be available to purchase separately. USE THE CODE SBB FOR 20% EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT – OFFER ENDS midnight 26th MAY 2017
Summer is knocking on the door! Let the sunshine in to your life, refresh your eating habits, challenge yourself to try something new with our two weeks of healthy movement including yoga, Pilates-inspired core work, obstacle adventure sessions and lots more.
It will also be accompanied by an eating plan based on the principles of the Fast Mimicking Diet.
Everyone has heard about the 5:2 diet and how successful it is for weight-loss and your health. But, here’s the rub…it’s pretty miserable fasting every week for two days. The new FMD eating plan, devised by Valter Longo, professor of gerontology and biological sciences at the University of California, involves cutting calories for just five days per month and it has been shown to have the same positive effects, improving cholesterol levels, BMI, reduced blood sugar levels and blood pressure, not to mention your waistline.
This course will involve 3 x 45 minute exercise sessions per week aimed at improving lean muscle mass, mobility and cardiovascular health – and confidence! Fun and effective, all you have to do is turn up.
**Please note this course and eating plan is NOT suitable for diabetics and you should consult your GP if you have any health condition that may be contraindicated with a intermittent fasting plan.
Book via our booking page. Assessments are additional at £30 for pre and post.
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December 28, 2015 at 6:00
Posted by Rachael Woolston
Nowadays, it has become as fashionable to mock detoxing as it once was lauded. But ‘detoxing’ can be interpreted many ways and do it the right way and it can only be a good thing
According to science and physiologists, your body can do all the detoxing of bad toxins it needs to do without changing your diet. But having the focus on eating healthily – and for many this means addressing what they are REALLY eating, rather than what they think they are eating means you will not only feel better but look better too.
So, what are we talking about when we saying ‘really’ eating. Put it like this, you can often think you’re healthy because you go to a nice, organic cafe for lunch and you have a lovely dressed salad with a homemade quiche or pie.
Repeat this a few times a week, along with the piece of cake and coffee you have and this adds up to a lot of saturated, unhealthy fats, salts and sugars. Or maybe you don’t eat out as you don’t have time, but you pick over the kids foods, or wolf down toast in the morning because you don’t have time to eat anything else.
All these things will affect your health, weight and levels of energy because this food is NOT good for your body. So, trying a healthy, balanced eating plan of fresh cooked foods over 28 days, will and can be a hugely positive thing to help you refocus on what is good for you.
Last January, I started putting my Iphone in the kitchen to charge overnight rather than by my bedside, and purchased an old skool radio alarm clock. That one single change has made a massive change to my life, helping to stop me looking at social media as I go to bed and first thing when I wake up.
Always looking at your phone can be bad for your posture, your ability to switch off and relationships too. Try this one change, even if for a month, and see how you go.
And if you don’t really think you have a social media problem, we dare you to try the app Big Red Stop. Log in to the app, type a message ‘I’m unplugging for the 2nd January’ for instance, choose a length of time and then it will automatically silence your phone for that period of time.
(For more ideas on digital detoxing, read Ben Greenfield’s Beyond Training: Mastering Endurance, Health & Life which also covers how to fit endurance training into a busy life).
Your body takes a great deal of stress and strain depending on what your lifestyle is like. And making simple changes to do the opposite can really help you to get healthy and change bad postural or fitness habits.
If you sit down all day at work and never exercise, then changing this to include some kind of exercise every day, even if it’s just a walk will have a massive difference. If you run every day, try incorporating a yoga posture every day (our Essential Yoga Stretches for Runners Workshop is January 16th).
Allow your body the chance to detox simply by doing something different and it will have a huge effect not just on your body but your mind too.
If you’re a beginner to exercise or you need help to refocus your mind, body and spirit, our special small group four week Detox and Define course starts January 11th. Our early bird deal ends January 4th.
Our courses are not exercise classes, they are a journey where we help you to change day by day and include an easy to follow eating plan which will help you detox without the need for deprivation.
Whenever people consider taking up a new exercise or eating plan, or running for the first time, most people worry about all the things that could go wrong or how hard it’s going to be. Instead, this year, why not focus on how amazing and fun making those changes will make you feel – because they will. You just have to be brave and take that first step. (Check out our testimonials for the change you can expect).
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