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Will you be more active in 2018?

By Helen Wood | Dec 30, 2017

IMG_0567 What’s your exercise motivation? I always say my motivation is my health. I have a one year old grandson, I want to be active and run around with him as he gets older. The best compliment I’ve had to date was from a 6 year old I was playing various running games with, he…

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Why wait until January?

By Helen Wood | Nov 5, 2017

Are you already promising yourself you will be more active in January? If you start in the new year how much improvement in your fitness will you expect to see by valentines day? If my own experience is anything to go by you will have high expectations! So think about how much fitter and healthier…

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What a difference a year makes

By Helen Wood | Nov 9, 2016

This time last year…….. I couldn’t have imagined jumping on a beach for photos for my website! I was managing a transactional HR Shared Service in the NHS, but more excitingly I was about to start my practical training as a Gym Instructor. I’d been studying at home for the previous few months, but the reality…

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Trigger Point Pilates

By Helen Wood | Oct 17, 2016

Lydia Campbell, industry expert of over 40 years, created Trigger Point Pilates for fascia health to cater for chronic painful conditions and scar tissue.  Much of the following information is taken directly from Lydia’s materials. A Trigger Point Pilates™ Class Combines some basic Pilate’s core moves and applies clinical Myofascial principles to help alleviate chronic…

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National Fitness Day

By Helen Wood | Sep 1, 2016

Free kettlebell taster sessions I’m excited to be joining in with National Fitness Day by offering some free kettlebell taster sessions at the Linskill Centre on 7 September. Whether you’re familiar with the kettlebell or have never heard of it, come along and see what it’s all about. I will be there to chat, show…

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Will I have to do burpees?

By Helen Wood | Aug 9, 2016

  The question I’ve been surprised by how many times the burpee has been mentioned in initial consultation meetings for Personal Training. Sometimes it’s given its name, usually by those who have it etched in their memory, or more often, it’s just referred to as ‘that’ exercise…… ‘you know the horrible one where you’re sort…

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Kettlebell cardio, what’s not to love?

By Helen Wood | Jul 23, 2016

Kettlebells, bodyweight exercises & HIIT cardio training all in one workout! Anyone who already knows me, knows I love a kettlebell, a great addition to any workout or a workout in itself.  The kettlebell (a cannon ball shaped piece of metal with a handle) is generally used in functional movements, focussing on he whole body…

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Meet Helen

By HelenWood | Jun 30, 2016

Hi, I’m Helen, thanks for taking the time to visit my website. I am a personal trainer and group fitness instructor and I set up Fitness with Helen in January 2016. I am a member of the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) and qualified in Personal Training, Gym Instruction, Metafit, Kettlebells, Suspension Fitness and also…

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