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What does Gail Abbey have to offer in Personal Training and Classes?

February 26th, 2014 | Posted by Gail in PT - (Comments Off on What does Gail Abbey have to offer in Personal Training and Classes?)

IMG_0168Hello there Thanks for looking me up! I have created this video to tell you a little bit about me and what I have to offer.
My passions are . getting people to a wicked fitness level and bringing the very best out of them.
Coaching from the head and heart out to assist in lifestyle changes that will help you realise that every single day counts on this planet and how you can achieve your own personal best very single day.
I work in the corporate and private world. Create bespoke fitness events, fitness parties,speaking. Are you feeling a trend ? Basically FUN fitness. Come play with me
www.gailabbey.com

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Shave 30,000 extra calories and lose 8LB of fat by making one change to your working day

January 15th, 2014 | Posted by Gail in PT - (Comments Off on Shave 30,000 extra calories and lose 8LB of fat by making one change to your working day)

There are endless fitness tips that I can give you on motivation,new classes, finding great support to assist your health goals etc. Instead I will give you my two top tips for smashing both your health goals and assisting in your work productivity.

In the last four years my work has incorporated a lot more desk based time with the social media marketing and advances in IT we have to keep up with changes. This I noted was affecting my health. Steadily adding a pound or two on more sedentary weeks even though working out with many clients and eating the clean diet and giving me lower back pain . So I made a major change towards the end of 2013 and bought a standing desk, apart from having more strength in my legs, better digestion, increased calorie burn (so a flatter tum). I am energetic and alert for longer. I have regained an upright posture and productivity level has soared. I no longer feel I have to leave my desk for a break, which for some often leads to an unnecessary snack.

Studies have claimed major health benefits for standing for much of the day as opposed to sitting.

How many hours a day you spend sitting? Fewer than eight? More than 10? A recent survey found that many of us spend up to 12 hours a day sitting on our bottoms looking at computers or watching television. If you throw in the seven hours we spend sleeping then that adds up to 19 hours a day being sedentary.

Sitting changes the way our bodies deal with sugar. When you eat, your body breaks down the food into glucose, which is then transported in the blood to other cells.

Glucose is an essential fuel but persistently high levels increase your risk of diabetes and heart disease. Your pancreas produces the hormone insulin to help get your glucose levels back down to normal, but how efficiently your body does that is affected by how physically active you are.

Standing while you are working at the desk isn’t something new. Winston Churchill wrote while working at a special standing desk, as did Ernest Hemingway and Benjamin Franklin.

Prolonged sitting has not only been linked to problems with blood glucose control, but also a sharp reduction in the activity of an enzyme called lipoprotein lipase, which breaks down blood fats and makes them available as a fuel to the muscles. This reduction in enzyme activity leads to raised levels of triglycerides and fats in the blood, increasing the risk of heart disease.

Heart rates on average around 10 beats per minute higher working whilst standing and that makes a difference of about 0.7 of a calorie per minute

Now that doesn’t sound like much, but it adds up to about 50 calories an hour. If you stand for three hours a day for five days that’s around 750 calories burnt. Over the course of a year it would add up to about 30,000 extra calories, or around 8lb of fat.

 Put that into activity levels  that is the equivalent of running about 10 marathons a year. Just by standing up three or four hours in your day at work

 

My other tip is check your water supply

Make sure you have plenty on tap!
Read the benefits below to see why I keep coming back to this simple diet improvement.

We spend much of our lives at work so make these changes for yourself and or your workforce in 2014.

For any information regarding your corporate, personal health, or standing desks. Contact me  gail@sospa.co.uk or visit www.sospacorporate.co.uk

Have a very  Happy and Healthy 2014

Gail x

Team SoSpa at Twickenham Stadium

September 19th, 2012 | Posted by Gail in Corporate | New Website | PT | SoSpa Fitness and Fun Holidays - (Comments Off on Team SoSpa at Twickenham Stadium)
SoSpa Corporate fitness at Twickenham Stadium

SoSpa Corporate at Twickenham Stadium

SoSpa Corporate at Twickenham Stadium

 

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Geraldine, Lee and I coming out of the tunnel

I have had THE most fun start to the week on a Corporate job at Twickenham Stadium taking two of my colleagues, who some of you probably recognise as Lee Roberts and Geraldine Agnew.

SoSpa Corporate was asked to host a Fitness bootcamp for at Twickenham Stadium for 110 delegates and split them into smaller groups for Beginner/int/adv level training where we instructed on agility training with cones and ladders,HIIT, some core strength and a taster run or sprint session.
It was a huge WOW factor walking through the tunnel into the fabulously well managed and maintained venue, when I am next flagging in the gym I will draw from the visual memory of that workout to push the extra mile! I love the corporate work its so varied and thats a hugely important part of maintaining an excitement and freshness in work. If you think your company convention or conference could benefit by adding some oomph from a corporate workout. Then mail me for info, the list of wellbeing packages are endless to suit your requirements inc express massages.

Corporate Fitness in Oxfordshire.

July 14th, 2012 | Posted by Gail in Corporate | New Website | SoSpa Fitness and Fun Holidays - (Comments Off on Corporate Fitness in Oxfordshire.)
Weston Manor Hotel Oxfordshire

Corporate Fitness at Weston Manor

On 11th and 12th of July I was asked to go down to Weston Manor and create and host an orienteering event and a circuit session and Run  for a Midland Company.

I love to shake things up in my business as it keeps me fresh and motivated working with my Personal Training Studio on one to one and small group training. My fitness holidays in the UK and Greece and SoSpa Corporate.

The Weston Manor Hotel is set within 12 acres of private land so there was plenty of key places I could place my control points and to make it a little light hearted I ran a Trivia Quiz along with the walk.

The following morning I took a HIIT training session with the guys and a 25 minute run around the beautiful grounds followed by a short Yoga session. Fortunately this rainy July weather held off for a couple of hours and we had a lovely refreshing sunny workout. For more information on the benefits of exercise in the workplace read my Weekly Fitness letter on my home page – Fitness Pays,

http://www.sospagreece.com/corporate/

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Bespoke Fitness Holiday Itinerary

October 19th, 2010 | Posted by Gail in So Lean and Clean Fat Loss Plan | SoSpa Fitness and Fun Holidays - (Comments Off on Bespoke Fitness Holiday Itinerary)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUNDAY DAY 1

Transfer to Resort arrival approx 07.00hrs.

 

Check In at Lindos Gardens.

 

08.00 Unpack and Breakfast

 

11.00-12.00 Power walk and Swim Drills. Lindos Main Beach

 

Lunch 1.30pm

15.30 16 .15Aqua Aerobics.

 

Rest and Relaxation.

 

18.30 19.15 Boot camp circuit.

 

20.30 Dinner at Maria’s (octopus, stuffed tomatoes, Greek salad)

Dancing pm  Antika and Yiannis Bars

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MONDAY DAY 2

 

07.30 -09.00 Beach Circuit  and Swim

 

10.15 Breakfast.

 

12.00 hrs Beach and Beach Tennis at St. Pauls

 

Rest and Relaxation.

 

14.00 hrs Lunch.

 

15.30 16.30  Yogailates.

 

19.00 Dinner (Caesars)

Salsa Night Yiannis Bar

 

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TUESDAY DAY 3

07.30   09.00 Skip and Tone

 

09.30 Breakfast

 

11.00  11.45  Deep water Aqua.

 

12.00 Relaxation

 

14.00 Lunch

 

15.30 16.15-Yoga Thai Massage

 

19.30 Dinner and Dancing. Maria’s and Yiannis Bar

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WEDNESDAY DAY 4

07.30 Yogailates or Tennis

 

10.00 Breakfast

 

11.00 Trip to Rhodes Old Town and Run the Rhodes for Life route.

 

14.00. Lunch, Elli Beach

 

15.30.Lindos Main Beach sea Jogging intervals.

 

17.00 Rest and Relaxation

 

18.30 19.15-Pump and Tone

 

20.30 Dinner and Dancing at Antika, Glow and Archers

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THURSDAY DAY 5

07.30 8.45 Jog and swim Psartos

 

09.30 Breakfast

 

11.00 13.00 Pedalo Speed Intervals Lindos Main Beach .. what a hoot!

 

14.00 Lunch

 

Rest and relaxation

 

17.30  Tennis Lindos Gardens

 

19.30 Dinner Fresh fish at Marios. More dancing!

 

 

 

 

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07.30  09.00 Jog,Climb,Swim in Vliha

 

10.00 Breakfast

 

11.00-11.45 Bootcamp Fitness

 

14.30 Lunch

 

Rest and Relaxation

 

17.00  18.00 Drills and Aqua Fitness Lindos Main Beach

 

19.30 Dinner at Symposium Fresh fish and glorious salads

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SATURDAY DAY 7

07.30 09.00 Fell Walking to Cleovoulos Tomb and Swim

 

10.00 Breakfast

 

11.00 Checkout

 

12.00 Aqua Fun

 

14.30 Lunch

 

16.30 Abs and Arms workout

22.30  Dinner in Rhodes Town.

 

 

SUNDAY DAY 8

Return Travel

Leave for airport  03.30

Check In 04.35

Flight to Birmingham 06.35

Arrive Birmingham 08.50 UK Time

Transfer to Home  arrival @10.30 a.m

 

The Journey ends but the memories stay forever.

Great Hospitality and service by all in Lindos and Rhodes.

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