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SoSpa August Fitness & Fun Charity Event – Carter The Brave

August 1st, 2016 | Posted by Gail in SoSpa Fitness and Fun Holidays - (Comments Off on SoSpa August Fitness & Fun Charity Event – Carter The Brave)

Join us on Sunday August 7th 9 am – 1 pm At Gail Abbey Fitness Muckley Corner for this fun fitness event

Its back for the third year. Time to give your fitness a summer boost!
3 fun Fitness classes yet to be announced to kick start your beach fit / summer goals.
Refreshment breaks to ask the SoSpa team advice about any fitness queries you have .
Wrapped up with a healthy So Lean and Clean Lunch included with 7 days access to the SLAC online plan for just £30 Pay via the paypal link below bookings via Gail Abbey for this event .

Boost your metabolism , have a fun morning , meet friends AND MOST IMPORTANTLY . ALL FUNDS WILL GO TO http://carterthebrave.co.uk/

About Carter (taken from his blog above and written by Lucy his mom )

Carter is an outgoing, confident and sociable little boy who always does what he’s told and is genuinely never naughty! Carter is popular with his school friends and his teachers, who say ‘Carter is a happy, bright and chatty little boy who is always keen to talk. He has a caring nature and a sense of injustice so will always try hard to resolve conflicts.’

Full of energy and happiness from the minute he wakes up, he really enjoys horse riding, swimming, soccatots, riding his bike, crab fishing, driving the boat and playing on our favourite beach in the world – North Sands Beach, Salcombe. Carter is also an avid fan of Spiderman, Batman, Paw Patrol and Scooby Doo! But his most favourite thing is probably running – he is so fast that he won ALL 3 races in his school sports day last July!

Carter is a brilliant little brother to his sister Monica and happily allows her to boss him about, dress him up, put make up on him (!) and make him participate in dance marathons! Just such a sweet natured, gentle little boy…

We all work so hard for our children to be happy, fulfilled and enjoy care free lives so it really is every parent’s worst nightmare to be sat down and told that their child is seriously ill. On the 11th January this year we received the devestating diagnosis that our gorgeous little boy Carter has Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia and the road ahead is 6-9 months of intensive treatment followed by 3 years of maintenance treatment. Suddenly your whole life stops in its tracks. However, with the amazing work of the Oncology Consultants and nurses of Birmingham Childrens Hospital, his prognosis is very good at 90% success and this is all we focus on…

During these events we will train you just like we do on our fitness holidays ( although we miss out the aqua ! )

There will be a welcome chat and then an itinerary of classes and clean food refreshments, a chance to discuss your fitness and nutrition needs with the trainers and any goals you may have heading towards the end of 2015 and new year.

An event like this is great for your motivation and mind set. You will feel ready to take on the world!!

All levels of fitness welcome .

Price just £30 including refreshments . Bookings in advance to reserve your place please. Spaces are limited to 25 persons

They are so much fun , don’t miss it . We love these events. “Feel like I have had a real treat” Is the reaction from participants!

Pay via the paypal link below to reserve your place .




SoSpa Fitness & Fun Holidays 2016

June 28th, 2016 | Posted by Gail in SoSpa Fitness and Fun Holidays | Uncategorized - (Comments Off on SoSpa Fitness & Fun Holidays 2016)

Well we have returned fresh from our June Fitness holiday to Lindos .

A group of us trained three sessions a day in Lindos Rhodes Greece and it was a huge success once again.

Here are some comments and pics , I will be sending out an e mail this week with all the results we achieved .

Sign up to receive our mail and we will keep you posted on our future events.

The following dates are coming up for our SoSpa Fitness & Fun Holidays

Wednesday September 21st– 28th September 2016 7 nights
Wednesday 5th October -12th October 7 nights
price £2050.00 p/p

 

How To Feel Beach Ready

June 28th, 2016 | Posted by Gail in NEWS - (Comments Off on How To Feel Beach Ready)

Are some of you are thinking about putting in preparations for ‘The Beach body?’

 

Beach Body Fit

Beach Body Ready

Hey so what.. we are not looking or feeling like a supermodel yet. and yes there is always going to be someone sitting by that we admire their shapely legs, flat tum whatever.

We are what we are after trying to follow a healthy and fun lifestyle so enjoy that holiday.

I have made a list of just seven things you can do to feel nice on the beach leading up to that well hard worked for /earned much needed holiday.

1) I know I have banged on about it before and you should have been doing it all along… DRINK LOTS OF WATER.If you struggle to drink the required average 2 litres then try replacing your hot drinks with hot water and a slice of lemon. This can help speed up a sluggish digestive system, eliminate toxins, clean internal waste and give you more energy and the big one..a flatter tum!

2) Practice your posture. Good posture makes you appear taller and slimmer. Focus especially on sitting posture . Correct sitting helps the digestive system and reduces the chances of becoming bloated. You will also be keeping the tummy and back strong after those weeks of fab abs workouts

3) Find a good healthy eating plan and ditch the Caffeine,Refined foods, Processed and alcohol …they will all sabotage fat loss.

4) Ditch the foods that retain water, grains like bread,rice,pasta,cakes and biscuits. These foods tend to hold water in the gut. Being an IBS sufferer for years and learning to control it by not eating my trigger foods which for me one being not eating fruit after a meal. keeping food diaries you can see what maybe your bloated trigger foods.

5) Workout wind up. So you are busy packing for the family, no time to fit that workout in? Wrong.. If you have trainers get them on and do 15 mins of power walk intervals the road.

/jog or sprint intervals down to the end of the street and back or around the garden.. We can almost all of us find a 15 minute break twice in the day so be ready mentally and get down on a 15 minute mini circuit quickly moving from squats

6) If you do find yourself with a free hour for a class or personal training session, try an hour of Yoga, it will de stress you with all that last minute preparation lower your cortisol levels ,leave you feeling super toned and teach stress busting techniques you can easily use 10 minutes each morning whilst you are away to set you up for the day during your holiday.

7) Finally relax and enjoy. Worry and anxiety about how we shape up compared with the next supermodel on the beach is not what health and fitness is all about.Kick back, chill and you are far more likely to be more active than when you are focusing totally on being Elle Macpherson / Matthew Mconaughey . Get up play with those beach balls, walk along the sand and make a splash..you have arrived. xx

Happy Birthday So Lean And Clean !

February 24th, 2016 | Posted by Gail in Recipes | So Lean And Clean - (Comments Off on Happy Birthday So Lean And Clean !)

We are soon to celebrate the success of So Lean & Cleans 5th Birthday!
I can’t actually believe it has been operating for so long , with 100’s of clients changing their lifestyle’s and understanding the health benefits of eating clean, it has been challenging at times but a real joy to see clients achieve their results and hear their comments as to hao they can’t believe they have regained the body of their youth!
I am going to share with you my top 10 tips of fat loss ..

10 Top SLAC Tips Fat loss

1: Have you tried fasting?

Research shows that fasting for 17 – 22 hours from your

evening meal until your next meal, really allows the body

to dig into the fat stores & gives the digestive system a break.

E.g You ate Wednesday night at 6pm your next meal will be

11 am on Thursday. The meal you break your fast with.

2: Ditch the dairy and eat green veg at every meal

You will get plenty of calcium & fantastic nutrients

providing you load up on veg.

3: Counting calories/points is NOT essential for fat loss.

Balancing your hormones IS crucial. Stabilising

cortisol & insulin levels is key. Eat clean foods

that minimise the secretion of fat storing hormones.

4: Ditch ALL cereals

ALL contain hidden sugar.

ALL will keep your fat storing hormones doing overtime.

ALL will eventually lead to fat gain.

5: EGGS are Super fuel.

Keep boiled eggs in the fridge to eliminate any cravings, the body loves them and like magic take cravings away!

6: Drink loads of water ,

up to 3 litres

Tap water is not great for fat loss.

Use bottled or filtered.

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7: Carbs are NOT the enemy.

Eat good carbs like

Sweet potatoes, brown rice, root vegetables.

Eat small amounts & time these to be consumed

right after training or earlier in the day.

8: Do not rely on Scales alone

Take weekly photos from all

angles.

Take your measurements & understand it really

is not about what the scales say with a Fatloss nutrition

plan.

You will continue to see your body fat reduce long after the scales have stopped showing a loss.

Aim for to a lunch style breakfast 3 x per week.

Cut down on your daily toxins or eliminate them

Quit snacking.

Limit fruit & eat more veg

9:Swap long cross trainer and cardio workouts for short HIIT training workouts and weight programmes

10: Laugh, have fun, don’t be serious, enjoy your food,rest and play . Good endorphins should be released regularly to assist with fat loss

If you would like any more help with your fat loss then jump on to So Lean and Clean online plan .

We roll again Monday with prep phase from Friday

See the link below

February SoSpa Fitness & Fun Event

February 19th, 2016 | Posted by Gail in Client News | NEWS | SoSpa Fitness and Fun Holidays - (Comments Off on February SoSpa Fitness & Fun Event)

As we hit the middle of February and half term week ,you will begin to see a decline of gym members who began a NY kick start , there are many reasons for this of course the tops is MOTIVATION

But WHY What makes people lose motivation?

1) Lack of correct knowledge

2) 0 Results or results too slow

3) The gym didn’t ‘grab them’

4) Poor service

As a member of a gym, I see exercise by ‘hearsay’ all the time.

Inquisitive looks when performing an exercise but instead of ‘asking the questions,Why , are you doing that what do you want to achieve?

People just adopt a copycat approach.

If you are randomly working your way through exercises, then its likely you have also not got the right technique, weight or amount of reps you need to achieve the ‘look’ you want.

I also hear ‘they aren’t working very hard’ when observing others in their workout but
do you know if this person has an injury, illness, weakness, recovering or in rehabilitation?

Its time to STOP doing other people’s workout programmes and smash your own.

Every month SoSpa are doing fun fitness events incorporating workshops and presentations to assist people in understanding more about WHY they are doing an exercise and how to perform it correctly.

We discuss fat loss over weight loss and choose different subjects each event.

Our next SoSpa event is Saturday February 28th January 8.30 – 1 pm at The George hotel Lichfield.
We will also be using outdoor locations.

Our Subject is Heart Health

A sample of the itinerary is as follows , taken from our January event.

8.30 am Arrive at The George Hotel Lichfield

8.45 am Warm up power walk around the parks of Lichfield

9.15 am Outside Bootcamp

9.45 am Refreshments at The George and talk about Heart Health

10.15 Weights & Kettle bells workshop with Elias

11.15 Yoga meditation -The Benefits of Yoga – Different methods

12.15- -Lunch in the hotel restaurant

1pm Finish

£45 per person , including lunch.

If you wish to book on this event please click on the paypal link here





It was great to see those who attended our full day at Moor Hall and hope to see you at this next event!

Here are some pics:

What to wear?
We have one outside power walk , the weather looks dry according to the apps right now but maybe you will want a change of shoes or a waterproof /extra jacket , hat and gloves for that

Arrive in usual workout clothing, We have all the equipment ready for you.

The SoSpa Objective Of The Day :

Our SoSpa crew will discuss and show you the best way to look after your heart health
We will discuss in brief;

Exercise & Activity which types
Healthy Eating
Weight Management
Smoking , Stress alcohol
Your ethnicity and heart disease
Our workouts will be to educate you on the above whilst having fun primarily.

Have a fun fitness & spa day SoSpa friends past & new.

If you are enjoying our SoSpa events and want to attend more, maybe one of our Greece breaks are for you ?

Lindos Rhodes Fitness Holiday Dates

2016 dates for SoSpa Fitness Escapes.

Wednesday June 8th -15th 2016 7 Nights

Wednesday September 21st– 28th September 2016 7 nights

Wednesday 5th October -12th October 7 nights
Normal price £2050.00 p/p

Offer to attendees at the February SoSpa event
£1850.00

Our 2016 Dates for SoSpa Fitness & Fun Holidays

February 2nd, 2016 | Posted by Gail in SoSpa Fitness and Fun Holidays - (Comments Off on Our 2016 Dates for SoSpa Fitness & Fun Holidays)

SoSpa Fitness & Fun Holidays


SoSpa, Fitness breaks to re-energise you mentally and physically restore balance to your lives.

SoSpa all-inclusive health and fitness holidays.
Perfect location training for yoga, cycling, power walking, hiking and many more outdoor activities.
Nutrition advice and delicious healthy cuisine.
Invigorating and or relaxing massages

SoSpa keep the amount of guests on each holiday to small groups, ensuring all clients the very best personal service with exercise programmes to suit individual personalities and abilities.

 

Stunning locations. Accommodation chosen for great service and attention to detail.

A combination that will connect you with nature and your six senses, leaving you feeling elated and energised.

Our team commitment and promise to you will be to ensure with SoSpa you will not only enjoy a fun reviving and outstanding holiday but also feel the benefits long after you return home and maybe even for eternity.Gail Founded The SoSpa company in 2008
Personal Trainer-Yoga Practitioner-Therapist
Formerly working in the Events industry for 8 years and also a trained and qualified travel agent, Gail thought the natural progression in her fitness career would be to arrange fitness events. “After attending many fitness industry educational events over the years and having such a fantastic time coming back on such a high from the motivation and fun I thought I needed to share this feeling with my clients and everybody and the best place to do this would be in the sun!”
Choosing her destination and formerly her permanent home of Rhodes to begin holding these fitness breaks Gail designs the programs for SoSpa clients to suit participants needs and now works with her team to present the classes, education, nutrition and therapies.
From Yoga, Power walking, Zumba, Bollywood Fitness to Bootcamp bodyweight.
The company now also works in Uk destinations and Denia in Spain. Or if you have a passion for a place then our team can come to you.

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October 2014 Girls

SoSpa Fitness and Fun Holiday

 

2016 dates for SoSpa Fitness Escapes.
Wednesday June 8th -15th 2016 7 Nights
Wednesday September 21st– 28th September 2016 7 nights
Wednesday 5th October -12th October 7 nights
All £2050.00 p/p

Join our group for a fun packed fitness bespoke holiday
Location Lindos Rhodes
Here’s what’s included:
Accommodation and flights
All meals in excellent local restaurants
All fitness classes, Yoga , Pilates, Aqua, Power walking,
Circuits (bespoke to the group)
A Skype personal consultation
Local airport transfers
24/7 Holiday Rep/Personal Trainer
21 days access to the So Lean & Clean On Line Plan before you leave for your vacation.
Take a look at the brochure attached for a sample itinerary

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*Excursions to Rhodes Old Town or the local Spa extra if requested.
*Above price is based on two people sharing . Single person supplement applies

*Flight prices are based on Uk flights. For overseas clients prices will vary.


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Periscope New Daily ‘LIVE Workouts’

January 3rd, 2016 | Posted by Gail in Motivation | PT | So Lean And Clean | SoSpa Fitness and Fun Holidays | Yoga - (Comments Off on Periscope New Daily ‘LIVE Workouts’)

In 2015 , we began live streaming workouts to our clients into their homes. This helps to keep our clients motivated and ‘in the zone’ at all times.

Below are a few of our links . Follow us on Periscope SoSpaFitnessFun and we will be able to keep YOU healthy & motivated

Yoga Workouts

Diet & Nutrition Advice from So Lean & Clean

Join our daily challenges

Follow our Live Events

Good bye 2015 We Loved You

December 30th, 2015 | Posted by Gail in Client News | Motivation | So Lean And Clean | SoSpa Fitness and Fun Holidays - (Comments Off on Good bye 2015 We Loved You)

WOW! It has been a tremendous 2015.

So much has happened in Gail Abbey Fitness.

So Lean & Clean has continued to astound clients and help them achieve target weights and convert their lifestyle with ease to a better way of eating and exercising. 100’s of lb’s dropped in 2015.

We had a wonderful fitness holidays to Greece in June & July . Where I also launched fitness hen party weekends in Rhodes.

The month of September we began our new UK tour of the UK with the SoSpa pop up fitness events. We intend to visit post codes around the UK and present talks on diet and put on fitness classes throughout the day to jump start people with their fitness plans. Lookout for us coming to an area near you. For this event we ollaborated with Luke from RawR fitness who took the bootcamp.

We also launhed Perisope Live Streaming workouts and you can catch those daily on SoSpa Fitness Fun were Elias and I will take you through a series of HIIT, weights, Yoga, Box fitness and many more workouts. If you miss them you can find us on Katch too.

Coming soon in 2016 is our first pop up event of the year at Moor Hall West Mids . A full day to supercharge your fitness for 2016. Spa access to relax and classes all by the SoSpa team. A private SoSpa event at £89.00 per person. This event will be a de -stress , more holistic relaxed event.

Think New You, Think SoSpa 2016

November 25th, 2015 | Posted by Gail in So Lean And Clean | SoSpa Fitness and Fun Holidays - (Comments Off on Think New You, Think SoSpa 2016)

THE BIG ONE! January re-invention time, A private SoSpa fitness & fun spa day at Moor Hall Hotel & Spa , Four Oaks, Sutton Coldfield.
De-stress your body & mind post festive season.

Our SoSpa crew will show you how to have a STRESS-LESS 2016, understand how to create the body you desire , have a fun fitness & spa day relaxing with SoSpa friends past & new.

Those wanting to shed post festive weight and clean up their lifestyle will have the opportunity to personally discuss with a So Lean & Clean consultant the way forward.

The full SoSpa day day will include:
Power walk around the beautiful setting of Moor Hall
3 exercise classes to be announced by the SoSpa team
Access to the Moor hall Spa & therapies
Educational fitness, nutrition and mind setting advice
Meditation & Relaxation
Lunch
and lots of giggles ..

£89.00 Full Day Advance bookings only through SoSpa
please see the link below to pay.

PLACES ARE LIMITED , PLEASE BOOK ASAP

Those wishing to stay at Moor Hall on Saturday 16th see our link below for room rate


SoSpa Day Jan 2016




SoSpa Charity Event For Carter The Brave

October 18th, 2015 | Posted by Gail in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on SoSpa Charity Event For Carter The Brave)

Join us on Sunday August 7th 9 am – 1 pm At Gail Abbey Fitness Muckley Corner for this fun fitness event

Its back for the third year. Time to give your fitness a summer boost!
3 fun Fitness classes yet to be announced to kick start your beach fit / summer goals.
Refreshment breaks to ask the SoSpa team advice about any fitness queries you have .
Wrapped up with a healthy So Lean and Clean Lunch included with 7 days access to the SLAC online plan for just £30 Pay via the paypal link below bookings via Gail Abbey for this event .

Boost your metabolism , have a fun morning , meet friends AND MOST IMPORTANTLY . ALL FUNDS WILL GO TO http://carterthebrave.co.uk/

About Carter (taken from his blog above and written by Lucy his mom )

Carter is an outgoing, confident and sociable little boy who always does what he’s told and is genuinely never naughty! Carter is popular with his school friends and his teachers, who say ‘Carter is a happy, bright and chatty little boy who is always keen to talk. He has a caring nature and a sense of injustice so will always try hard to resolve conflicts.’

Full of energy and happiness from the minute he wakes up, he really enjoys horse riding, swimming, soccatots, riding his bike, crab fishing, driving the boat and playing on our favourite beach in the world – North Sands Beach, Salcombe. Carter is also an avid fan of Spiderman, Batman, Paw Patrol and Scooby Doo! But his most favourite thing is probably running – he is so fast that he won ALL 3 races in his school sports day last July!

Carter is a brilliant little brother to his sister Monica and happily allows her to boss him about, dress him up, put make up on him (!) and make him participate in dance marathons! Just such a sweet natured, gentle little boy…

We all work so hard for our children to be happy, fulfilled and enjoy care free lives so it really is every parent’s worst nightmare to be sat down and told that their child is seriously ill. On the 11th January this year we received the devestating diagnosis that our gorgeous little boy Carter has Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia and the road ahead is 6-9 months of intensive treatment followed by 3 years of maintenance treatment. Suddenly your whole life stops in its tracks. However, with the amazing work of the Oncology Consultants and nurses of Birmingham Childrens Hospital, his prognosis is very good at 90% success and this is all we focus on…

During these events we will train you just like we do on our fitness holidays ( although we miss out the aqua ! )

There will be a welcome chat and then an itinerary of classes and clean food refreshments, a chance to discuss your fitness and nutrition needs with the trainers and any goals you may have heading towards the end of 2015 and new year.

An event like this is great for your motivation and mind set. You will feel ready to take on the world!!

All levels of fitness welcome .

Price just £30 including refreshments . Bookings in advance to reserve your place please. Spaces are limited to 25 persons

They are so much fun , don’t miss it . We love these events. “Feel like I have had a real treat” Is the reaction from participants!

Pay via the paypal link below to reserve your place .