5 tips when preparing for your first marathon or ultra race

In 2015 Lynne completed her first marathon (Howgills 26 Trail Marathon) in May and later in the year she successfully finished her first ultra race (the 55km off-road Long Tour of Bradwell (LTOB)). In the weeks and months following each she spent a fair amount of time considering how each had gone, what went well and where she could improve. With only two races over 25 miles under her belt she’s no expert, but she does have a few secret strategies to share with you. We hope they help you with race preparations! These are Lynne’s 5 top tips when preparing for your first marathon or ultra race: … Continue reading

#SelfCare2016 has arrived!

We are making 2016 the year to really GO ALL OUT and look after ourselves. ‪#‎SelfCare2016‬ is all about looking after the most important person in your life – YOU! We all know that we lead hectic lives, spend lots of time looking after and caring for others, often neglecting to care for ourselves. We need to take time out for ourselves so we are going to be sharing information, ideas and challenges about health, being present, mindfulness, and allowing yourself space to just BE without feeling guilty. Lynne has witnessed changes in people through her work as a personal trainer and it’s a delight … Continue reading

What’s your WHY?

Why do you do the things you do? Why do you go to the gym or out for a run? What’s your passion? What fuels your fire and ignites your desires? What drives you to do the things you do, to exercise, to train? Are you a thrill seeker? Do you become enveloped with depression? Do you wish to lose weight or be able to keep up with your kids at your local parkrun? Would you like to put something back by entering an event and raising money for charity but are scared and excited at the same time when thinking about … Continue reading

Certified Pregnancy Fitness Instructor

We are pleased to announce that Lynne is now a fully qualified Pregnancy Fitness specialist. Pre-Natal and Pregnancy fitness plans are now available to help prepare you for your pregnancy and birth. Personal Training in the pre-natal period is tailored towards preparing your body for pregnancy, learning strategies to help you connect with your pelvic floor by strengthening (and relaxing) the pelvic floor muscles in functional ways. Each session builds on your overall and core strength, as well as safe weight loss if needed. All of these are key elements in establishing the perfect environment for your child. Pregnancy fitness evolves as your baby … Continue reading

Pregnancy Fitness Benefits

I firmly believe that being physically and mentally strong prior to becoming pregnant will help you manage the challenging demands that pregnancy brings. If you are overweight prior to pregnancy then evidence suggests you are at greater risk of complications such as gestational diabetes, high blood pressure, pre-eclampsia, thrombosis and urinary tract infections. In addition to preparing yourself for pregnancy, staying fit and healthy during pregnancy has many benefits, both for mum and baby. A Healthy Mum creates the best possible environment for a Healthy Baby The What’s and Why’s in more detail: Positive Mental Attitude: Challenging yourself through physically testing workouts is an ideal … Continue reading

Qualified Personal Trainer

Three years ago, when we first moved to Glossop, we wrote a business plan for Global Therapies. One thing that we were clear on was that we would be constantly learning. Body work, manual therapies, making people move and feel better are all areas which constantly need updating and whilst we don’t want to be CPD course collectors, there is a requirement to ourselves as professionals to keep our knowledge relevant and up to date. Along the way our plans changed just a little bit – we didn’t originally think Tim would be qualifying as a Physiotherapist (or will be in about a years time). But … Continue reading