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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




Feeling Motivated in 2015?

January 16th, 2015 | Posted by Gail in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Feeling Motivated in 2015?)

Happy New Year to you ! Today is the historically busiest fitness day in the January calendar .

People have usually finally ate all the chocolates, cake & wine and thinking its time to now hit the workouts. Joining new gyms , signing up for personal training , seeking out new classes, watching the TV. programmes,  anything to keep them motivated.

There is so much to choose from out there that many feel confused if not even overwhelmed with choices & advice, especially as media can conflict day to day!

Why is that?

Everybody has there inspiration from different sources. Experience of losing weight with different diets, do Weight Watchers, do Slimming World, try the 5:2 , Have a go at the South Beach etc etc etc

But if they are still on a diet , then they are doing it wrong , so you decide to ditch the lunch time sandwiches for a month , go dryathlon for January but can’t wait for it to end, do you really believe the weight will stay off if you go back to the same habits?

Its really important that you make some solid promises to yourself , nobody is suggesting you should give up an occasional drink or two but every night? There are many reasons for health why you need to alter this habit and the least one is possibly to lose the weight.

Whilst in dry January make a list of these reasons , put them on your notes in your phone , stick them on post it notes around your office, wherever you need to be reminded why you are changing your routine now & why you should change for life.

My advice to you is choose natural food,no boxes, no packets, no tins. Don’t ‘diet’ don’t put a start and end date on it.

Understand the importance of ‘nutrition & hydration’. It may extend your life. It will definitely give you a better quality life.

Think first about putting the quality food in each meal , not putting in the packet things into your daily intake first and then adding a bit of veg to it.

Keep up to date with the latest exercise & nutrition advice where possible.

On So Lean & Clean we do that and give the support that is needed when making changes in life.

The next SLAC online plan begins Monday 26th Jan. Jump on board and I will show you the easy way to health & fitness.

Gail x

 

 

Daily Motivation -Feel Good Friday

June 7th, 2014 | Posted by Gail in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Daily Motivation -Feel Good Friday)

Good morning all
Wow sun is shining yippee !
I’m at the gym already after morning clients and booked into spin . Weights before – FEELIN ALIVE !
I’m gonna bust my ass !
Have you got loads if energy or aren’t you quite feeling it ?
Don’t wait for your body to scream energy if you are on first base with exercise .
You HAVE TO get breathless in your activity , to progress , clean out , clear toxins , lift mood and then reap the reward.
Staying on your feet in day to day activity .
Sitting in work will make you lethargic so it’s essential to move a little before , at lunchtime and after and get BREATHLESS , heart rate pump blood to the muscles , oxygenated blood coursing through the veins into muscle around the body –
If not it’s on SNOOZE mode for all the day .
MAkE A DIFFERENCE this Friday xxx

Fitness Training using Skype

August 5th, 2013 | Posted by Gail in PT - (Comments Off on Fitness Training using Skype)
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Global Training

Fitness Training using Skype

Keep on track with Skype and Face Time Personal Training sessions.  Wherever you are in the globe  I can keep in touch with you at all times, keeping you motivated and working out together with me or one of my online trainers.

Skype can be used for your group training session or 1 to 1. A great way of breaking down the frequent time barriers to fitness. You will be supported all the way to your goals at times that suit your busy lifestyle, just dip out of work onto skype for your session. A fab tool for reps with just small hotel space. All you need is your laptop or ipad, even an iphone, a skype account which is free and you are on your way!

You can even take me to your gym via the ipad or phone and using Face Time to look at gym equipment at your health club  a programme can be planned for you to follow, that is specific to your goals. The possibilities for training on line are endless.

Its often said by clients that they wish they could take their personal trainer everywhere to watch them well now you can! Beware of my fridge spot checks!!

You can have Corporate lunch time workouts to wake you all and refresh you to continue the day. Book for Yoga stretch, Pilates Back desk workout, 20 minute HIIT training.  Great prices for multiple bookings . Call for a consultation.

Global workouts
Global workouts

 

Love Your Body And It Will Love You Right Back

February 14th, 2013 | Posted by Gail in Client News - (Comments Off on Love Your Body And It Will Love You Right Back)

At this time of year Its full swing into many weight loss plans with clients.

Peoples eating habits are fascinating! People are still eating  what is  thought to be ‘healthy’ foods due to clever labeling . Buying a meal deal from a garage with ‘low fat’ low cal or no added sugar splashed all over it, a sandwich, bag of crisps and a yoghurt. It must be ‘healthy  Or else they wouldn’t be able to sell it as that right?

I regularly see  a  blank food diary other than coffee and a cereal bar until 7 pm and then a bowl of pasta and a bottle of wine? Where is the nutrition?

Sometimes we just see food as something that either makes us fat or makes us thin. When I look at somebody’s  food diary the first thing I am looking for is fresh nutrients that will energize,feed nurture and love the body.

Below are 10 facts about your amazing body to help you understand more why loving the right food is essential for health. Once you begin to understand the reasons good clean fuel is needed to enrich the body then the the positive changes in weight loss, digestion, energy levels and the immune system will start to kick in to place.

All  clients who started in January have been following the So Lean and Clean fat loss way of eating and fantastic results have occurred combined with moderate exercise.

10 reasons to eat the best foods.

1)You use 200 muscles to take one step. Depending on how you divide up muscle groups, just to take a single step you use 200 muscles. That’s a lot of work for the muscles considering most of us take about 10,000 steps a day.

2)Nerve impulses to and from the brain travel as fast as 170 miles per hour. Ever wonder how you can react so fast to things around you or why that stubbed toe hurts right away? It’s due to the super-speedy movement of nerve impulses from your brain to the rest of your body and vice versa, bringing reactions at the speed of a Ferrari

3)The human heart creates enough pressure to squirt blood 30 feet.No wonder you can feel your heartbeat so easily. Pumping blood through your body quickly and efficiently takes quite a bit of pressure resulting in the strong contractions of the heart and the thick walls of the ventricles which push blood to the body.

4)Humans shed about 600,000 particles of skin every hour. You may not think much about losing skin if yours isn’t dry or flaky or peeling from a sunburn, but your skin is constantly renewing itself and shedding dead cells.

5)Every day an adult body produces 300 billion new cells. Your body not only needs energy to keep your organs up and running but also to constantly repair and build new cells to form the building blocks of your body itself.

6)Scientists have counted over 500 different liver functions. You may not think much about your liver except after a long night of drinking, but the liver is one of the body’s hardest working, largest and busiest organs. Some of the functions your liver performs are: production of bile, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, and detoxification.

7)You get a new stomach lining every three to four days. The mucus-like cells lining the walls of the stomach would soon dissolve due to the strong digestive acids in your stomach if they weren’t constantly replaced. Those with ulcers know how painful it can be when stomach acid takes its toll on the lining of your stomach

8)Each kidney contains 1 million individual filters. They filter an average of around 1.3 litres (2.2 pints) of blood per minute, and expel up to 1.4 litres (2.5 pints) a day of urine.

9) The focusing muscles of the eyes move around 100,000 times a day. To give your leg muscles the same workout, you would need to walk 80km (50 miles) every day.

10)In 30 minutes, the average body gives off enough heat (combined) to bring a half gallon of water to boil.

Have a great New Year and start by giving big LOVE to your body.

Gail x For regular daily updates on fitness advice join my Gail Abbey Fitness Facebook page, follow me on twitter or check my website . www.gailabbey.com https://www.facebook.com/gailabbeyfitness https://twitter.com/#!/GailAbbeyPT For more info about my So Lean and Clean fat loss fitness weeks take a look at http://www.sospagreece.com

Take Care of Your Liver

October 18th, 2012 | Posted by Gail in So Lean and Clean Fat Loss Plan - (Comments Off on Take Care of Your Liver)

Our world is loaded with hidden chemicals and poisons, but when it comes to fighting off your body’s toxic burden, you’ve got a dynamic machine— specifically, your liver.

Your liver is the like the “most valuable player” when it comes to keeping you healthy and slim. It controls the levels of various chemicals in your body, cleans poisons and toxins out of your system, and helps regulate the amount of fats in your body by producing bile, which digests the fats you eat.
Many people ignore this key organ by doing and eating things that cause it to work less efficiently, or even to break down. With a little daily maintenance, you can keep your liver running in tip-top shape — and help it help you to lose weight and get healthier.

Here’s what you need to do on a daily basis:
Twice a day, just before a meal, drink a cup of warm water with the juice of half a fresh lemon. This lemon water water is known to aid in bile formation, resulting in more efficient fat metabolism.
Eat protein every day, preferably at every meal. The liver needs the amino acids from protein to produce bile and make all the enzymes used in detoxification.
Eggs are a great source of protein, plus they have the added bene?t of being naturally rich in lecithin, a substance your liver needs to produce bile. Get essential fatty acids daily, especially omegas-3s, from walnuts, flaxseed and/or salmon, fish-oil supplements, or cod-liver oil.
Essential minerals such as copper, magnesium, and zinc play an im­portant role in liver detoxification, along with vitamin C, most of the B vitamins, folic acid, and flavonoids (found in richly colored vegetables such as sweet red peppers).
Your body is like a car. In order to keep it running, you need to put high-quality gas in the fuel tank, investigate when you hear something strange clanking under the hood, and do everything you can to keep it running in optimum condition.

You shouldn’t be treating your car better than you treat your body! Your liver processes every single toxin that passes through your body, it deserves some nurturing .

The latest News From So Lean and Clean Ladies

September 19th, 2012 | Posted by Gail in Corporate | New Website | PT | So Lean and Clean Fat Loss Plan - (Comments Off on The latest News From So Lean and Clean Ladies)
Fat loss So Lean and Clean 21 day online plan

So Lean and Clean Online Fat loss and Fitness Plan has been running for 6 months now and some great success stories are coming through.

tell you how thrilled I am to have an plan like this as it has made weight loss program for the first time EVER easy to deliver. It has enabled me to educate my members on up to the minute nutritional research and exercise.I research EVERY day to create the easiest way to lose weight. I know how difficult it is to achieve and  maintain a lean body weight so I am passionate to give you all the information I have to get you to your goal the fastest route.

The key success factor about the plan is the daily support,motivation and encouragement from both myself and members to each other.

We have fun nights out instead of boring village hall meetings and the plan is spreading to Ireland,Greece and members have posted from holiday destinations through the summer worldwide, so there are no limits to how big this plan will grow.Once on plan,some of the ladies enjoy the support so much that they stay on to maintain just for the security of knowing that should they slip back to old ways, they will be put right back on track. This is why I have a VIP membership in place.

It is wonderful to hear the daily positivity of chatter amongst the ladies and feel the relief as bags of  ‘fat’ clothes are being passed on to charity to make way for the new slimline wardrobe.

Take a look at just a few of the ladies who are or have been on the plan.

Gill Rice has lost a total of six stones 4 with me in personal training prior to the plan over two years and 2 stone in the last 3.5 months. Now has just run her first half marathon ..How AMAZING IS THAT??

Fat loss So Lean and Clean 21 day online plan
Gill’s superb journey to fitness

 

More Lean and Clean Fat Loss Success below

The So Lean And Clean Online Fat Loss and Fitness 21 day Plan
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Glowing with health post fat loss plan

 

 

So Lean and Clean fat loss and Fitness 21 Day ONLINE plan
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10lbs lighter and a lot fitter

Next plan starts on the 01 October. .. Quick its coming round book in !

August 2012 A Busy Month !

August 31st, 2012 | Posted by Gail in New Website | PT | So Lean and Clean Fat Loss Plan | Uncategorized - (Comments Off on August 2012 A Busy Month !)
So Lean and Clean Fat Loss and Fitness Online 21 day plan

So Lean and Clean Online Fat Loss and Fitness 21 day Plan

August is often the quietest month for me and I generally get away on holiday but this year have worked through as it has been surprisingly busy. With my So Lean and Clean Online Fat loss group growing every three weeks when we renew, PT in my Studio is booming thankfully and I’m a little overwhelmed with admin at the moment as have to keep this blog up to date (haven’t had much chance in last six weeks).But there are so many achievements coming through from clients I can’t update fast enough.

So my goal over the next two weeks is to get some of those client results on and you can see for yourselves how great they are !

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

Fitpro’s -Conventions Can you afford not to attend?

April 22nd, 2012 | Posted by Gail in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Fitpro’s -Conventions Can you afford not to attend?)
Fitpro Convention 21012 Gravity HIIT session Fitness workout Bodyweight
Fitpro Convention 21012 Gravity HIIT session Fitness workout Bodyweight

Fitpro Convention 2012 Gravity HIIT www.gailabbey.com

Every year I attend the fantastic Fitpro Convention and over the years I have done workshops with Charles Poloquin, Paul Chek , Matt Roberts an endless list of fitness specialists who have influenced the fitness industry .

 

When I worked as freelance trainer for a club I would start asking my fitness manager if they have any complimentary tickets for the Fitpro convention . A glazed look would appear and they would ask . What is the Fitpro convention? I would be hopping up and down OMG I can’t believe you don’t know.
So for those who don’t know or who have overlooked this event.
If I had to describe Fitpro as a book
It would be a compelling powerful read that will set fireworks of ideas exploding in your head so  mesmerizingly addictive you can’t wait for the sequel.
This year was exceptional in the professionalism of both the presenters and attendees.
Fitpro is an individual journey and I always attend alone or go my own direction when I arrive. So I can absorb everything.

I kicked day 2 off with a brilliant Power Yoga session with Anne See Yeoh  a yoga flow which I can take back to my Yoga group and gave me a super stretch to prepare my body to sit for the intense vast info I was about to gorge on.
My fitness career has dominantly been of a Personal Trainer back ground  and I choose workshops around my specialised areas of weight loss ,management and running. In other words stuff that I can educate my clients with and then some solid business advice and ideas how I can progress forward in this evolving world fitness.
This year I found myself strongly influenced by Dr. John Berardi and his lectures on the future of nutrition and body transformation which presented facts and benefits of fasting and how trainers can do science experimentation and measurement in the real world. His presentations were so engrossing I actually missed some planned ones as I couldn’t miss out on his!
All information that we as fitpro’s need to know. Clients  hear all things new almost as fast as us these days and we need to have all the research backed up for the right answers.

I attended a Barefoot running workshop with Stacey Lei Krauss and found a new spin for my running courses. The press has been so confusing of late where to land on the foot when running and I have read so many conflicting articles in the glossy fit mags so to meet a runner and specialist who has been following the barefoot  practice for 10 years was great and convinced me to have a go and ditch my Asics. I can’t believe how much I have ignored my feet ( I know it’s a rude word ) and what lazy toes I have, are you exercising your toes?!

I got down to business with
Paul Mort’s entertaining   Bootcamp manifesto which gave me some real gold nuggets to implement in my SoSpa fitness holiday business and a chat with him sorted out the healthy shots of his new Lean Greens for my new fast food nutrition venture.
Jon Lipsey editor of Men’s Health shared some enlightening advice on media. Why not look at spreading your knowledge and opinions to masses if you are passionate about them?
Between all that I had a 35 minute window to move between lectures or workshops and it’s the opportunity to find out more and everyone wants to share their excitement of what they have just learnt with you and how they will apply it to their business which sets off thought bubbles again in your own head!

Whoo what a rollercoaster. The above accounted for about half a day. With 2 days can you imagine how much I learned?
Value for money?   This is I consider a hugely valuable investments in both myself personally and my business that I make all year.
If you wish to hunt with the hounds and run with the hare’s . You really can’t afford to miss it.

Fitpro 2012 Convention www.gailabbey.com