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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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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

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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 .




Do You Have A Fitrepreneur Looking After Your Wellbeing?

April 30th, 2015 | Posted by Gail in PT - (Comments Off on Do You Have A Fitrepreneur Looking After Your Wellbeing?)

Can you keep up with life in the fast lane?
Have you taken a look at how life has changed over the last 3 years?

Working with a cross section of the population I have seen that people are working harder , more hours , extended to hospitality events over the weekends, late night meetings, earlier morning calls to make.

Stress levels are increasing , more people are suffering with depression and struggling to cope with life demands and complete all the work tasks.

Taking on the equivalent of what would have been three peoples jobs, 3 years ago as the number of staff is cut in companies.

Never has trying to stay healthy been more challenging or more important or else ..

Does this sound like YOU?

I really do understand when a client sits down and says “But I don’t get time for anything outside of work except sleep” .
You see not only has your industry changed but the fitness industry too has adapted in our approach to keeping you healthy .

All the time whilst you have your head buried in your work , good Fitrepreneurs have evolved to accommodate external environmental changes.

Make sure you have a fitrepreneur looking after your health and stress levels.

Q.How ?

A. Digital weight loss/lifestyle programs.
Can’t make the gym? No problem , daily workouts via the online plan straight to you via hand held or laptop, 10 minute workouts to do in hotel rooms, on a piece of grass in the park , wherever, not only a workout but a personal trainer who will then follow up the instructions in the evening by ‘asking’ if you have achieved them or any other help tomorrow .
Need advice on which fast food place to buy your healthy lunch from? Ask on the plan , you will very quickly have the answer. etc. All this a very affordable training package of £47 for 21 days!! No way!!

Yoga
“Well I have been to many classes but never one like this “ quote from a lady attending a first Yogalover session of mine .

Q.Why? What is different ?

A.One hour bespoke fitness to you , intuitive training, leave your ‘dross’ at the door. For the next hour we are on a cleanse, ticking all the wellness boxes.
You need to workout and be challenged but not actually drained . Invigorated revitalised, relaxed. You may be recovering from illness. Preparing for an operation, its all about YOU.

Fitness Holidays

Q.Why do you need one ?

A its a HOLIDAY, I emphasise the word strongly . Because some don’t think fitness and holiday can possibly be spoken in the same sentence.
The no 1 aim at SoSpa is to build you back up and send you back home stronger.
How ? Play, fun, without realising how hard your are actually playing!
By eating at the best restaurants foods that hit all the ’taste buds’ leaving you feeling satisfied not deprived .
You see when people go on holiday our team recognise that people have to let go. release, unleash the person within. Relax, go wild! Forget the ‘no’ word.
All this can be achieved whilst making healthy choices with guidance in the right direction.
And we can also show you the quickest route to fun as we know and love the location, taking the ‘decision making’ away from you if you want us to.

General Fitness training.

Q.How the change?

A. For the personal training sessions, still bespoke to the clients needs.
Always taking the fastest route for results aesthetically whilst considering a clients ability and improving body balance and the mind equilibrium. At one time left to Yoga sessions only.
Still adapting a planned program at a moments notice to suit a clients mood recognised as you arrive.
All the time creating a portfolio of the clients lifestyle and how to enhance their health and fitness.
How many times have you visited me and thought “that didn’t feel too difficult “ But the DOMS “delayed onset muscle soreness” has told you different the next day!!??

A good fitrepreneur will make sure it really is all about YOU.
You want the tv on when training? – cool

You prefer a bootcamp workout in the rain today ? Let’s go.
You want to play your favourite playlist? yep bring it.
You want your company workout presented a particular way? – Lets do it
You want to let off steam about your day?-We are listening .

Here are some stress facts below and ways you can help cope with the extra work/life stress by changing or adding a few things into your eating plan.

1. Study suggests that eating a lot of processed foods can increase your chances of depression by as much as 60 percent.

2. 60 litres of blood are pumped into your brain every hour, providing oxygen, removing waste products, delivering nutrients. If that blood is nutrient-deficient, or carrying junk that doesn’t belong, it’s going to interfere with your brain’s function — specifically its ability to create necessary neurotransmitters

3.Most serotonin — the happy hormone neurotransmitter — is made in the gut, not the brain. Poor GI health could prevent its production, meaning you’ve got less of those good, happy chemicals in your brain.

4.Things we need to focus on to makes our bodies healthier — fresh air, sunshine, clean water, exercise, de-stressing, vitamins and minerals, improved circulation, etc.
Some nutrients in particular appear to be linked to brain health.
Omega 3 fatty acids (fish, nuts, seeds, algae oil):
B vitamins (meat, eggs, seafood, green leafy vegetables, legumes and whole grains):
Vitamin D (sun exposure; fortified breakfast cereals, breads, juices, milk): Vitamin D is required for brain development and function.
Selenium (cod, Brazil nuts, walnuts, poultry):
Tryptophan (protein sources including turkey, beef, eggs, some dairy products, dark, leafy greens)

Avoid depression promoting foods;
Alcohol
caffeine
sugar
processed foods

All the above may pick you up temporarily but drop you back down lower, also possibly aggravating anxiety and insomnia.

Add a pro-biotic for gut health.

Loads more info about combating depression on our So Lean & Clean online plan.

Join us Monday for a new day and a new 21
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LIFE IS TOO SHORT TO COMPROMISE….

Have a super weekend ..Kick back , keep moving .

Stay Happy & Healthy
Gail x

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Lean and Clean Food on The Move

April 30th, 2015 | Posted by Gail in So Lean and Clean Fat Loss Plan - (Comments Off on Lean and Clean Food on The Move)

SoSpa News this week .We are back from Ireland and I have been investigating the healthy ready meal companies over there.

Good clean food on the move is still scarce to find.
We already have our fleet of healthy fast food units going out this season on festivals and sporting events and this is growing every year but
we are currently working on clean ready meal packages and will have this ready soon. We have been on this for two years now and collecting daily data for the best packages to offer.

Its the So lean and Clean online weight loss plan 3rd Birthday !
Thank you to our members for their support and commitment. Celebration offer of the Perfect 10 DVD 7 x 10 minute HIIT workouts for £9.99 plus p&p with 7 days access to the online plan free.

Try the free cool down Yoga video on the right.

Attending all the running sporting events links me to our new running group

Well done to this months new runners out on this evenings run,doing fab after 6 weeks, already completing a full 6km without stopping!

If you are thinking of taking up running with us or improving your running ability then join us on Monday and or Wednesday 6pm evenings. £36 for four sessions
SoRunForFun meet every at Muckley Corner Lichfield. For more details contact us.

London Marathon coming up , here is some more info below for those inspired

Or for any other Fitness needs
see the link here
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On countdown for the 3rd June SoSpa Fitness and Fun holiday .
This month is all about purchasing new equipment and focusing on planning the best break for each individual . Attention to detail .
Join us Feel Fit, Look Fab this summer. A sample itinerary is on the right.

12 GOLDEN RULES FOR NEW RUNNERS

Motivation

HAVE A GOAL Know and own your goal . If you think its straight in for a marathon training plan great ! But don’t take on someone else’s goal here in the early days. You will love it and reap rewards if you make the training achievable for the time you can devote to it.

Visualise it.
Imagine what you are wearing , who you are with , what benefits you will feel when reaching that goal. Visualisation is a proven success tool.

Choose a mantra.
When I first started running mine was relax and breathe or horse and jockey
(The jockey being the upper body relaxed in posture whilst the horse has the strength and power.)
Repeat and focus on breathing like you would during meditation .Calm the breath , relax the muscles and focus the mind…

Training

Follow a structured plan.
Its easy to lose heart just continuous training and not seeing progress, it can feel a chore same run,same tempo. Get a good plan that,shakes your tempo training. Intervals, sprints, hills, different routes.

Hold your speed back a little until you have your base training in the bag . A pound please for every beginner who goes out running off plan and feels FABULOUS , runs longer , faster, harder terrain on the fourth run and then finds a niggle in the knee.

So what should the increase be ?
A beginner runner should increase 10 per cent EITHER SPEED OR DISTANCE.
Ie; if you run 5 miles increase by 0.5 the next week. You are in it for a lifestyle change and if you train right you have more potential of breaking PB’S in long term on a grandeur scale .

Nutrition

EAT! If you don’t put fuel in your engine, it won’t go.
If weight loss is your agenda , you still must eat. And NOBODY here ever said don’t eat carbs.
Carbs are your friend so make sure you cut out the white to eat right . Porridge oats, sweet potatoes, root veg, brown rice, spelt bread Bananas, fruits.

For short beginner runs the isotonic drinks are not necessary, these come in after 1 hour runs and the homemade type are the very best.
DON’T forget that water bottle and always good to have some loose change in case you haven’t timed your eating right and need a supermarket dash.

Post workout . Aim to eat both carbs and protein within 30 minutes of finishing the workout to top up the glycogen stores . Handful of almonds and a banana is good , or a natural yoghurt and spoonful of seeds and oats .
If its a longer run then aim to eat a larger meal within a couple of hours after that .

Post Run Recovery

Keep the legs moving when you finish , don’t stop immediately , the blood may pool in the legs and create a fainting feeling or dizziness, cool down by keeping walking or gentle jog.

Stretch

Its important to stretch the body after workouts , to prevent injury , hold each major muscle stretch for 30 seconds

Repair

Don’t forget to allow the muscles to repair by rest . As you become a more experienced runner you can increase the days if you wish but still try to get two days recovery in or you may find your target plateau’s and there is research to show that too much can reverse any benefits in health and weight loss.

IF IT FEELS GOOD DO IT !!
Running is a huge asset to have in the fitness tool bag .
A great stress buster
Has a great social scene, travelling to fun events all around the world.
All the family can run together if they have the ability.

During the course we cover the following
*Technique and equipment
*Common injuries and why
*Programming and exercise to prevent injury
*Hill running
*Road Running
*Cross Country
*Picking up the distance
*Speed Interval sessions
*Q and A how is the training going
*A 5/10k Fun Run
*Fartlek training

Come and join the fun.

Gail x

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Spring Into Action – April News

April 30th, 2015 | Posted by Gail in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Spring Into Action – April News)

Wishing you a wonderful April and hope your Easter was filled with love.

Spring is my favourite season, a season of all things flourishing, new growth, birth and awakenings.
In finance its the start of a new tax year,a time to check if the goal posts have moved or still on track with targets.

In health its a period where we may benefit with changes to our winter schedule.
Bringing some workouts outside, trying new seasonal foods and vegetables from local farm shops.
Re – setting the goals & tracking the progress.

I am in Ireland this week for personal stuff & also over here researching some exciting openings in the healthy food market. I will let you know where this takes So Lean & Clean soon.

So Lean & Clean have had the best group results and support through January to date and from what I have experienced in my history of management of weight loss there is NOT a more successful way of lifestyle changes in eating habits than online plans.
24/7 guidance, support & accountability.

So if you make one big spring change get on it and leap forward to better your health here .

After a winter season of planting the seeds of health, the spring is here for nurturing them.
And I like to attend all fitness & nutrition conventions to stay ahead with all the latest research.

A networking month with others from my industry . It rejuvenates, brings light bulb moments & helps to consolidate plans.

As I alway keep reminding here It’s very important to keep yourself constantly motivated and excited about life . Nobody will bring that to you on a plate, you have to go out and find it .

In work or personal life to stay uplifted, source your motivation and inspiration, once you begin to seek out the people who inspire you, one day you will realise that they naturally flow to you so long as you are ‘open’ to them .
If you however keep your head down in a phone you may miss them .

This leads me to close my newsletter this week briefly paying tribute to a dear client and friend who was hugely inspirational and offered me great support whom I won’t name .

This big smiley guy came introduced to me word of mouth ( by another great client & friend) for private Yoga sessions , just one month in, he was diagnosed with liver and bowel cancer.
He and his lovely courageous wife came weekly to Yoga and Power walking.

I learnt so much about the effects of cancer from him & about the best ways of coping with cancer when an inoperable diagnosis is presented.

“Endorphins ” he would profess, you must keep the endorphins high.
Which he did, for the whole 2.5 years.
Rolling up every week that they were home & sharing his wisdom and humour with the PW group.
I would lead the group and always hear the laughter from other members who were walking with him .
We would joke and ‘rib’ the guys that they must have dropped off for a coffee as we have acquired a ‘steady’ pace pack that ‘naturally flowed’ along with him, rather slower than the frisky leaders.

This gentleman and that’s exactly how I would describe him, encouraged me to help others in his situation by taking me to a cancer & the benefits of fitness conference.
You may read this and think how peculiar that I still support fitness and helping people with cancer through my works but one huge thing he stood for was that ‘fitness & movement ‘ assisted his quality of life right through to the last.

He was there at the very start of the power walking group almost two years ago and I know he will be very dearly remembered by all.

If you are struggling someway right now then let me share his reference to a simple book in hoping that it may lift you.

The title here;
‘ Being Happy ‘ by Andrew Matthews.

For those wishing to crack on with goals .

See my website for all details to help , from online weight loss to power walking and running groups.

www.gailabbey.com

Wishing you all a very heathy and Happy week
Gail x

Running News March

April 30th, 2015 | Posted by Gail in Beginners Running - (Comments Off on Running News March)

Its almost here ! One of the biggest events in the UK sporting calendar is happening again on Sunday the 26th April and for many the London Marathon is where a dream is born.

In 2010, 36,549 people crossed the line, many of those running in remembrance of a friend or family member for different charities.

I myself began running and entered my first London Marathon just 25 weeks after the “could I run” thought popped into my head. I was a poor runner at school.

This is why I began the SoRunForFun beginners guide to running courses.

We have launched them again this spring as I now have colleague, Elias to assist in taking this forward, we can nurture more beginners through to their goals.

“One day I want to run a marathon”

Now this may seem adventurous but I hear many clients wishing they could jog some distance.

Well, we ourselves set our own limitations and now is the time for you to get up and have a go.

The Beginner running Club is on a Monday & Wednesday Evenings 6 pm from Muckley Corner at Gail Abbey Fitness Lichfield.

This club is also open to those who have been unable to run for some time due to lack of motivation,injury or those who wish to be stripped right back,forgetting all things they already know to help them find the ‘love’ again for running.

Everyone will start from a clean running card and follow the advice throughout the program. When the program is complete you will want to run faster, further and more frequently.

FAQ

Q Will I be able to keep up?

A Yes, as I am pulling everyone back to a walk /run program to start and will be giving a running program out for all to follow at the slow pace I recommend. I am building strong foundations and after the course you can take the information and move to whatever level you wish.

Q Why are you holding people back if they can already run and what is the object of the program?

A Training many clients over the years I see that their running programs lack structure, progression,variation and all of this diminishes motivation, produces lethargic running and often incurs injury.

Runners who have reached great heights and become injured often forget or don’t want to go back to building foundations as they feel they will be taking steps backwards. When really they have forgotten WHY they began running..for fitness,fun and relaxation.

I want to put back those key elements and take away the ‘self competitive pressure’ to enjoy the scenery, company and freedom that walking/jogging/running allows.

New runners very quickly feel the runners high and forget that the legs,core need strengthening and flexibility, both by running and with a fitness program to compliment the sport.

The eagerness to do too much speed and or distance without good foundations then also leads to injury, creates problems,leading to low self belief and eventually motivation wanes.

During the course we cover the following
*Technique and equipment
*Common injuries and why
*Programming and exercise to prevent injury
*Hill running
*Road Running
*Cross Country
*Picking up the distance
*Speed Interval sessions
*Q and A how is the training going
*A 5/10k Fun Run
*Fartlek training

Its really a great hobby and a fantastic community.

For more info click here

Come and join the fun.

Gail x

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