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Having just completed a five week course in self-defence with Sev I’ve got to say how impressed I am! An excellent teacher taking you through all aspects from defence techniques to fight training to understanding the law and the healthiest way of handling any kind of assault.
Sev’s authenticity and passion about personal safety/ self defence is real. Check out her website here for courses in your area http://www.sevnecatitraining.com She’s straight down the line in explaining we need to be aware and streetwise when out and about.
London is a big place with people crossing each other’s paths and kerfuffles (and much worse) happening all the time. This course gives you the essentials in handling situations on the street in day to day life.
The realisation set in that most people are walking around without a clue about what to do if someone comes at you in the street (mugging, attack, random and even domestic violence).
The course also underlines the importance of being fit enough to handle an assault. The cardio fight training we did as well as hits and kicks on the pads were intense workouts (!).
Fitness is not just about looking ‘good’ it empowers you in day to day life, from doing the household chores with ease to defending yourself from assault on the street.
If you’re not fit you’re more vulnerable. My core belief is that movement is for everybody (whether you like it or not).
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So much information out there, science meets medicine meets food companies and profit. Public Understanding of Science is the official name i.e. what science research papers conclude vs what the public understands. What lies in between the two? Newspapers, tabloids, New Scientist, Facebook articles, gossip, TV, self-declared fitness and nutrition gurus/personal trainers (!) and general food fashion and trends.
Even if you’re a qualified dietician or nutritionist, research into nutrition, health and weight loss is fast and furious and therefore difficult to keep abreast of. You have to personally dig into papers and compare to government advice; research on the net, look at the official, look at the unofficial, then relate to your body and quirks. Yep you have to be your own expert.
When it comes to food the most natural form and the least amount of time from Earth to mouth will provide you with the most nutrition and fuel (frozen foods freeze time in a sense). The colours of fruit and veg have a tantalising effect on our minds. Alluring. This is a healthy food mind connection and something you can trust. A deep instinct to replenish vitamins and minerals in the body through contrasting and vivid colours.
There are no short cuts in the fitness game. You have to buy the food, prepare the food and eat the food then… You can train. And of course you can’t forget the importance of positive intent when cooking!
Food deliveries can help http://www.organicdeliverycompany.co.uk
3 mile morning run 10 min mile, nothing major, wakes you up, implants visions of beauty in your mind. Misty ice kingdoms. Reminiscent of fairy tales and children’s books. Gets the blood flowing, fresh oxygen going and the mind expands. Now to numb the mind again and get some admin done.
No fancy photography, no filter, no photoshop just an iPhone sun and trees. Outdoor fitness is an excuse to get out and see this. It’s gone in minutes. Have to act quick. Walk, jog, run or even 10 chins. The fractals of light ever changing, colours, light and positivity. Natural highs.
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Worth every rainy day when you get to work outside on a day like this. I cry with joy at the idea that I used to be stuck in office and now this. A rectangle of wood with some bars grass marsh and sun. I’m in ski pants and coat padded warm and happy. What shapes can we create, muscles to make, air to breathe, pain to receive (!) endorphin to feel and zen.
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We saw visions of beauty, epic cinematography, winter sun rising through thick mist, rolling hills, farms, forests, donkeys. It was immense; the natural high from oxygen and cardio and sun and green. Planting bare feet in the soil to ground the energy.
Under Eliza’s guidance as a seasoned marathon runner I engaged in longer endurance runs for a week between 7-12 miles. Pushing my boundaries and mindset. Always learning. Even pace, steady, no sprints but focusing on control, the inner metronome, the meditation run.
A run is much much more than mere fitness. You spread your spirit through the land, familiar with the roads, the people and the animals, visions of beauty and magic that you would not believe if you did not see it with your own eyes, vitamin d piercing your mind, happiness and freedom.
And on top of that the bond you form with your buddy is profound. An electromagnetic connection of spiritual and physical euphoria at the sheer magnificence and power of Mother Earth.
See you soon Eliza and thank you for your expertise!
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Running in Wick woods. Beautiful green space in Hackney Wick.
Marie has been training with me in East London since October. We’ve been doing outdoor fitness sessions once a week including: running, skipping, outdoor gym (assisted chins, pull ups, leg raises, dips), TRX and weight training.
It’s a joy to announce she’s gone down from a size 18/20 to a size 14! And has lost 10cm off her waistline.
It’s not just the 60 min training sessions we do each week that have contributed to her fitness it’s her attitude! After she was diagnosed with diabetes earlier this year Marie has transformed her diet. Her food and nutrition ideas are a massive inspiration to me. Check out her instagram account here: http://instagram.com/mijosy
She’s also been training at home 3 times a week doing free weights, skipping and yoga.
So exciting to watch the progress, see how her amazing attitude transforms her body as well as inspire me with her recipes!
If you want to buy personal training sessions for a Christmas present get in touch! 30 min free consultation and food diary analysis included in all multi buys. Prices are as little as £40 an hour if you buy ten and can be split with a friend for no extra cost.