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Lose The Easter Excess

April 17th, 2017 | Posted by Gail in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Lose The Easter Excess)

After our first 6 months after the So Lean and Clean Launch
& gathering loads of feedback we can confirm this is
a fantastic weight loss product.
And suggest the following:

Need to lose 7lb? Purchase a two week bundle.
1 stone? Purchase 1 month supply
2 stones? 3 months supply.
Go to So Lean and Clean page &
place your orders. Mail us for amy queries

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




Life is A Ticket To The greatest Show On Earth – Feb news

April 30th, 2015 | Posted by Gail in So Lean and Clean Fat Loss Plan - (Comments Off on Life is A Ticket To The greatest Show On Earth – Feb news)

Well It seems there is a huge shift in many people’s lives at the moment.
It is quite amazing how many changes are occurring.
Re-locations to different countries, house moves, job changes,long term relationships ending, early retirements.

As I work closely with many people I see vividly energy changes.
Did you see it ? The eclipse?

I have been totally drained, sore shoulders , everything that the ‘experts ‘ say is happening during the lead up to the eclipse I have felt, yesterday morning I couldn’t breathe .
As if in a vice, when I stretched my arms out to simulate a chest press it was as if I was pushing a wall away .

Quite an unbelievable feeling .
So apparently now if you believe the ‘mumbo jumbo’ we are about to re set buttons, make the changes that have been holding us back , move to new levels , feel more powerful, release and energy.

Can’t be bad can it ? Whether we/you believe or not, that is not the point .. BUT its a great mindset to move into the weekend and Im going to grab it with both hands .. are you coming?

So Lean and Clean has also been very busy online, there has certainly been a lot of clients clearing up their diets over the last couple of months and getting fantastic results.
Some of the ladies can’t believe that they can lose the belly fat and look as slim as there twenties, after all the fat inevitably goes on with age doesn’t it?
The answer is absolutely not!
Small changes to a routine can create amazing results .
This post was by one of the ladies after her first 21 days.
“Morning ladies, I had a session and got weighed . Another 2lb off !!. That’s half a stone in just 4 weeks !! Thanks Gail for support and encouragement . Keep going everyone if I can then anyone can . Xxx

Join us for the next 21 Online So Lean & Clean .
Starts Monday and enjoy a COSMIC change,the above benefits plus loads more!

Lets get ready to re-set our health goals.

Is it time for a change for you? Below is a list of 10 things that life is too short to tolerate.
“Life is a ticket to the greatest show on earth.”
(Martin H. Fisher physician)

An unhealthy body. – Your health is your life. Don’t let it go. Eat right, exercise and get physical check-ups when you feel low or as a prevention.

Inaction. – Either you’re going to take action and seize new opportunities or someone else will. You can’t change anything or make any sort of progress by sitting back and thinking about it.

Being unprepared. – Life is unpredictable. Expect the unexpected. And there’s a big difference between being scared and being prepared.

Doing the same exact thing over and over again. – You are the sum of your life experiences. The more you experience, the more interesting your life story gets. As we age these can be habits that become hard to break, keep putting yourself gently out of your comfort zone.

Fear of change. – Life is change. Every day is different.
Every day is a new beginning and a new ending.
Embrace it and make the best of it.

A work environment or career field you hate. – Don’t settle for a career if you are bored or hate it,think you can do better or think you will let people down if they realise you are not ambitious. Keep searching. Eventually you will find work you love to do.
If you catch yourself working hard and loving every minute of it, don’t stop. You’re on to something big. Because hard work isn’t hard when you concentrate on your passions.

Your own negativity. – Be aware of your mental self-talk.
We all talk silently to ourselves in our heads, but we aren’t always conscious of what we’re saying or how it’s affecting us.
Start listening to your thoughts. If you hear negative thoughts, stop and replace them with positive thoughts.

Unnecessary miscommunication. – Say what you mean. Mean what you say. Speak clearly. Ask questions. Clarify things until you understand them.

People who bring you down. – Relationships should help you, not hurt you.
Friends,partners may be the one thing sapping your energy and holding you back from happiness.
Spend time with happy, positive people, and who listen when having asked your advice for the ‘nth’ time make a positive change.

All work and no play. – Enjoy yourself and have a little fun while you can.
If you’re smiling, you’re doing something right.

PS. Its International Day of Happiness.

Are you HAPPY?
Have a Happy and Healthy week

Gail xx

Mothers Day Fitness

March 25th, 2014 | Posted by Gail in So Lean And Clean - (Comments Off on Mothers Day Fitness)

MOTHERING SUNDAY this weekend and are you racking your brains wondering how you can treat your Mum?
There are plenty of courses to choose from, personal training or my dvd. Order and we will get it out to you or sign you onto one of the courses.

Trying to find the work/life balance for most mums is stressful and a mum frets daily about her children whatever their age.

Stress levels build up, I see this often with mum’s and believe it is hugely important to take care of yourself as then you can look after others far easier.
Many mum’s don’t (guilty before you all shout!) take time out for themselves frequently enough. Cortisol, the stress hormone rises and wreaks havoc on the body and shows negative effects such as:

-increased stomach fats
-suppressed thyroid function
-increase of blood pressure
-decreased bone density
-Higher levels of LDL (loads of dirty lard tip to remember)bad Cholesterol
-Lower immunity and inflammatory responses in the body creating slow healing and lingering infections.

If you want to choose an exercise class to bring your mum to, both of you reap rewards and build on your relationship and fitness then treat her to a Yoga class together ( Yes boys I mean you too). This year has started with much more family fitness, mums and daughters coming to groups. Don’t miss out on the chance to try Yoga with your parents or children.

Beautiful Yoga pictures

Lets make it a family affair !

I have seen a huge rise in the need for more holistic exercise programs over the last couple of years and Yoga is right on trend due to higher stress levels.(It has recently been reported that today’s level of anxiety is equivalent to what was considered clinical in the 1950’s.) These exercise prescriptions are hugely beneficial in reducing stress and encouraging mental and physical healing.

Training the small group Yoga programs at my Yoga studio feels like I am wrapping a blanket around clients for an hour. Its a real nurturing, feel good experience and the feedback from participants is ‘the tonic thats needed”.There are some very serious face Yoga classes out there but I can’t say the same for mine!

Its never too late to reap the benefits of Yoga.
I found Yoga in my late thirties and as an avid weight trainer and runner to get my fitness kicks, a niggle in the hip during marathon training led me to seek Yoga.
First session in and I over stretched my knee.Realising that applying an aggressive attitude to Yoga does not work!
I struggled on through the relaxation feeling tempted to say I had to rush off for a meeting. Then after a month of sessions something clicked. The hip improved and I could see I had over the years become imbalanced ( yes I can hear some saying you know that!) and that the Yoga was really starting to help those areas.

Benefits of Yoga
It works for all age groups pregnancy, babies upwards till death.
Each small group class can be structured to enhancing health benefits.
Over the six weeks we have worked at:
Improving thyroid function.
Relieving stress and anxiety,Improving core health internally and externally focusing on moves to ease the digestive organs.
Helping to lift fatigue and improving sleep.
Improving balance and strength.
Meditation to raise confidence.
Improving Posture.
There is massive potential for progression in Yoga, many think its too easy to try. When did you last do a headstand or the crab position!?

Healing Your Back Pain
Eliminate the back pain. Sufferers who did two 90-minute yoga classes a week for about six months eased soreness by 56 percent, a study inSpine shows. Those given treatments like pain meds and physical therapy lessened the hurt by only 16 percent. Posing improves posture and strengthens back muscles to keep aches at bay,

Get Better ZZZzzzz’s
Insomniacs fell asleep 15 minutes faster and slept an hour longer each night after two months of doing a 45-minute series of yoga poses daily before bed. Researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital speculate that regular practice helped people relax, making it easier to switch off. Doing three weekly sessions at any time of the day

Steamier Sex
A study from the journal of sexual medicine suggests. Yoga helps reduce anxiety and increases body awareness and increases the speed in which the body releases the hormones to raise arousal.
All that equates to a boost in libido. Just two hours a week can make the difference!

Improved Body Confidence
Studies show that women who practiced regularly rated their body satisfaction 20 percent higher than did those who took aerobics, even though both groups were at a healthy weight.

Yoga is one discipline but hits many areas.

I definitely recommend finding a small personal group it is very different than the large group fitness class.
Each session can be bespoke to the groups needs and confidence in positions and breathing techniques can be gained.

IF YOU ARE PLAYING CHEF THIS WEEKEND TRY THIS CLEAN RECIPE ON MUM.

Stuffed Chicken Breast

Stuffed Chicken Breast


Rolled Chicken Breast Stuffed with Mushrooms and Rosemary

Rotolo di pollo ripieni ai funghi
Serves 4
4 skinless,boneless chicken breasts about 100g each
2 garlic cloves
1 carrot chopped100g closed cup mushrooms
1 large deseeded tomato
1 tablespoonchopped rosemary leaves
black pepper
salad leaves to serve

1) Preheat oven to 200 degree c/ 400 f/gas 6

Place chicken breast between two sheets of cling film on a board. Use a meat mallet to beat out until 0.5 cm thick

3) Place the rest of the ingredients in a food processor and season.Blitz until you have finely chopped and combined the mixture.

4) Spread the mushroom mixture evenly on one side of the four chicken breasts. Roll up the breasts to encase the stuffing and secure with cocktail sticks.

5) Cut four squares of baking paper and wrap each chicken piece up carefully.
Place on a tray and cook in the middle of the oven for 30 mins or until thoroughly cooked.
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6) Unwrap and slice into rounds serve with a fresh salad of choice.

I am currently extending my Small Group Yoga timetable due to high demand. New dates will be available by March 11th.

Have a Fantastic Mother’s day. Or maybe you prefer to call it Simnel Sunday.

THE HISTORY OF MOTHERING SUNDAY
is a Christian festival. Each year it always falls on the fourth Sunday in Lent and by tradition it was a day when children gave presents, flowers and cards to their mothers. Mothering Sunday has been celebrated in the UK since at least the 16th century
Mothering Sunday was also known as Mid-Lent Sunday or Refreshment, because in the old days Sunday when boys were apprenticed from about ten years old and many girls went into service from about the same age, they were allowed a day off to go home and share a meal with their family. Mothering Sunday falls in the middle of Lent and so the fasting rules were relaxed .(some say in honour of the Feeding of the Five Thousand – a story from the Bible). Besides having a good meal, children also went home to the ‘Mother’ church.

Another name for Mothering Sunday is Simnel Sunday. That comes from the tradition of making a special cake called a Simnel Cake. There are plenty of Simnel Cake recipes but very few that explain why it has 11 marzipan balls decorating the top of the cake. They are supposed to represent 11 apostles (Judas, who betrayed Christ, is already removed).

Whatever it means to you, have a happy fit week all.

May 2012 wow what a hectic and fun month!

May 30th, 2012 | Posted by Gail in Recipes | So Lean and Clean Fat Loss Plan - (Comments Off on May 2012 wow what a hectic and fun month!)

I have had a fantastic exciting month with my business.
Launched the So Lean and Clean Fast food unit at the Lichfield Half Marathon. My On Line Fat Loss program continuing month on month and having just the most amazing results.
I am so ecstatic about the plan and can see big things happening with it as so many people are now wanting to know how my people have achieved their results it is just snowballing and I’m loving the self esteem and confidence it is bringing to members.
I have also set up my So Run For Fun clubs with now an intermediate and beginner level continuously running o a Monday and Sunday. We have that also On Line as a club to keep you in the loop daily with other members of the team.
As I write I can’t believe actually how much has been achieved! I have just returned from Lindos Rhodes on one of my bespoke Fitness and Fun Holidays and you can read more of that on my blog.

I have so much I want to do to improve my business and help keep clients just as excited about their fitness as I am with my industry.
The fitness industry is progressing at a mega fast rate now as we are so much more able to reach out to clients now through many means. I feel that if I can just get one more person a little bit healthier by one of my posts or vlogs then the work has been worthwhile as I am so passionate about the power of exercise in people’s lives and how it can help people to quit many unnecessary medications.

I am now in the process of working on some e books for my So Lean and Clean Recipes and in the Autumn I am launching my Auntie Gail’s Family Fitness Program.
Hope you are enjoying the weather.Have a fab Jubilee week

I have recorded a personal workout session of mine so you can see a few of my favorite workout moves I am posting all this week. You can see I like to work hard and heavy with the weights. ps this is a light workout x