Do you suffer from back problems?

April 23rd, 2018 | Posted by Gail in PT - (Comments Off on Do you suffer from back problems?)

I have put together a series of injury rehab videos .

Always check with a doctor before you take up exercise after or during an injury.

I see people with lots of injuries who have been signed off from the hospital or Dr.

Its very difficult to know what exercise will ‘cure or flare’ an injury  and its often an elimination process under guidance to get back to a pre injured state.


But here are three videos that may get you underway L1. L2 . L3

Always begin at Level 1 and just start with minimal repetitions of each exercise. If that is not causing a “flare ‘ then continue.


If you would like any more help . We are her to assist you and get you on your way back to complete wellness.


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.

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!!

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

Stay Happy & Healthy
Gail x

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Short On Time To Workout?

January 16th, 2015 | Posted by Gail in PT - (Comments Off on Short On Time To Workout?)

Choose HIIT Workouts when short on time or in small spaces,excellent for those days when you have to go away with work and only have a hotel room facility to do your thing.
Slip one of these 10 min workouts into your 45 mins between the works conference and evening meal and you will be staying with the program . Your best kept secret !

Set your stopwatch for 1 minute with 10 second intervals and work through these exercises once or twice around .

Have You Tried A Split Training Program

January 16th, 2015 | Posted by Gail in PT - (Comments Off on Have You Tried A Split Training Program)

Split Training gets awesome results. If your body has reached a plateau then this type of program will kick start you again and have amazing effects on reducing body fat and inches.
Book in for a consultation and I will run through a program for you to use at home or at your local gym.

Looking For Some New Workout Moves?

January 16th, 2015 | Posted by Gail in PT - (Comments Off on Looking For Some New Workout Moves?)

Try My Total Gym at my studio, great for Pilates & Strength training

Kettlebell Challenge


May 8th, 2014 | Posted by Gail in PT | Uncategorized - (Comments Off on THANK YOU !!)

Sunday was my a birthday celebration for me , thank you to all of you who sent me cards, messages and beautiful gifts. It all meant so much to me to receive that love and support .

All those who celebrated with me by running the half marathon and or coming to the party it was great to see you . We must do more of these celebrations and challenges!

Here are a few pics below taken on the day and night.IMG_2584IMG_2724IMG_2734


Activity levels in Mums and Children are ‘directly linked’

March 25th, 2014 | Posted by Gail in PT - (Comments Off on Activity levels in Mums and Children are ‘directly linked’)

Yesterday the BBC reported that “554 four-year-olds and their mothers from Southampton wore a lightweight combined heart-rate monitor and accelerometer on their chests, for up to seven days.They discovered that the more active a mother is, the more physically active her child will be.
However Children are not “just naturally active”, it concluded, and parents have an important role to play in developing healthy exercise habits early on in life.

As a mother of four spanning 4 decades, I have seen eating habits change over my years of parenthood and I think real poor eating habits began around the 80?s when convenience foods really started to break through to ‘save time’ High sugar cereals gave toys away as gifts. Mc Donalds started popping up everywhere and eating out really started to become available to all.

At the same time Pac Man games and all computer consoles started to appear on the entertainment side, the only plus was ball parks and ‘wacky warehouses became fashionable for children’s parties Shame good play session always ended with deep fried chicken nuggets and chips.

So all advertising on the television was pushed towards these high sugar/high fat meals and over the years people have been brain washed into thinking ‘low fat, reduced sugar ‘ Are the way forward.
“Its ok to give the children these crisps they are low fat.”
I have been in restaurants in the past and on the next table to families where the children are asking for fruit from the ‘buffet’ and the Mother has said “You can’t have fruit until you finish those chips.”
Its that old ‘finish all you have on your plate’,no waste etc.Mindset. Well no waste goes on the waist.

*First of all take responsibility for your child’s eating and movement habits,You CAN have your say. Things become more difficult as they gain more independence around 12 and 13, good habits need to be set in place as early as possible.

*Don’t suddenly tell your child you can’t have this any more or discuss the weight issue as they really are looking to you for guidance and you can find an alternative healthy option to the crisps, chocolate etc.

*There is plenty of advice and help out there, invest in it if you don’t have the funds to pay for advice, go to the doctor and see what he can provide, without your child there to listen to what he can do to offer you assistance or, You go on line and research.

*Huge one.. Get the children out, as much as possible, the laptop, tv is a baby sitter and whilst certain skills can be enhanced on a computer, restrict the hours that your child is spending on these.

*Stop killing your child with ‘kindness’ So maybe they are not going to ‘love you any more’ or think that you are mean for not allowing them to have sweets in the cupboard, but seriously You are in charge of their HEALTH.

*I cannot understand why people don’t feel comfortable in asking the nursery, the restaurant, cafe, school to help in improving their child’s diet. I often hear that water is not allowed on the desk. Go and talk to the school and explain that water should be allowed frequently for children to encourage good habits and see how the children’s attention levels will benefit from this one simple thing.
In the restaurant ask for child portions or order starters, ask for food to be cooked how you want. YOU are paying. I have been involved in the catering industry in the past and more feedback is necessary for children dining out.

*You don’t need to push children into group exercise and clubs etc.
If your child hates the thought of being left at the little gym bods door then stop, don’t worry , there are many ways of keeping the children fit in their own back yard or park if no space.
Skipping ropes, bikes, skates are all great ways of keeping fit and these can be bought at car boots or from e bay and local newspapers if strapped for cash.

My boys best fitness item was the garden trampoline. They had no idea I bought it to keep them fit. Hours of play on there with balls, water, probably a few things they shouldn’t have had on there too including the dog!

*One of the most physical things that children enjoy and some good bonding can be achieved is camping. Find a camp site with some trees and woodland near by and take some sheets an old tyre and rope and you can watch them play creating their own den and workout area, imagination, creativity and not even a mention of no you can’t have chocolate or play on the laptop,they will be too busy.

*If your child is of school age or above look back to when they were a baby,crawling,starting to walk, unable to talk ,did you ever think that they needed a bar of chocolate when they started to cry, or thought they actually NEEDED to watch the TV? I am sure not, we usually have given these things to our children at some point to give them a sweet tooth (and I have also been guilty in the past) to give US a rest, be honest. They were so inquisitive climbing the stairs, opening cupboards.
They haven’t changed, We have changed them. Move them into a new area that stimulates and let them explore and the children will come back for food when hungry, at this time be ready with healthy snacks on hand….

Daily Motivation.

March 16th, 2014 | Posted by Gail in PT - (Comments Off on Daily Motivation.)

Seize the day guys – put yourself out there, walk PROUD , SMILE big , LAUGH Lots,DANCE yourself around the kitchen , SING your favorite tune . Be HAPPY – y’all have a great day

Daily Motivation

Daily Motivation