Category: Your Health

Have you heard of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)? You may know somebody who has it, you may have it and not pcosknow it…whatever your circumstance, it pays to know a bit more about it for you and ladies you care about. I previously wrote an article about PCOS. I now want to add to that, by sharing my client’s story who actually has it. The incidence of PCOS is on the rise, it’s important to know it’s not all doom and gloom should you be diagnosed with it. Mel is an inspiration who is determined to get her health on track and doing a fantastic job. She is the mentor and motivator of several of her friends who have also been diagnosed with it.


It is a myth that you cannot, or should not exercise when you have your period. It is actually a really good idea for you

Find a balance between training and your period
Find a balance between training and your period

to do so, it is safe and beneficial to exercise during your period unless your doctor has advised against it.

Two days ago I rolled my ankle (rolled, twisted, sprained, strained, came down wrong, busted, stuffed up etc.) and unfortunately I didn’t do it in private. I was at work demonstrating a combined step up with overhead press, as I came down I tuned to talk to my client and awkwardly planted my foot on its side…silly me that’s not how you’re meant to stand! “oh I so sorry my dear, so sorry” my new client said apologetically in a thick accent  “it’s not your fault i’m a klutz” I replied. and sure enough a few other people around me were looking as if to see what I would do next. What did I do? What any embarrassed person would do, pretended it didn’t happen. I continued to demonstrate lunges (omg big mistake) and all sorts of exercises for her session pretending my foot was fine. Well it wasn’t.

You most certainly can exercise when it’s raining!

It’s so easy to find excuses not to exercise or eat right. Excuses are easy to make but after a while who are you really trying to fool?

A few weeks ago a client had to cancel our session because she was severely sunburnt. the next time I saw her she was still red which made me wonder what she looked like when it first happened. Youch!

I know, it feels like i’ve just told you to stay out of the sun with my article on skin cancer checks and here I am telling you to get out into it. This article however has been a while in the making. It started with me noticing a few of my clients (darker skin in origin) had vitamin D deficiency, as it doesn’t have strong symptoms, its easy to forget about and push to the side. Then when I started doing corporate health checks I was seeing an abundance of people and started asking questions about their Vitamin D levels. The increased incidence of Vitamin D deficiency is scary to me. But makes sense. A lot of us work indoors during most sunlight hours and we are staying out of the sun more to avoid skin cancer. I make a point now to ask all clients and all corporate client checks about their Vitamin D levels. It’s like a personal crusade or something of the like, I feel that not everybody really understands just how important it is. So now i’m taking the education to the website and hope you benefit from reading about it.

I have to say I currently feel very disappointed with the attitude of GP’s towards skin cancer checks. When I went for my annual check up of everything with my GP I told her I was thinking o getting a skin cancer check. I was getting everything else checked why not my skin? I have fair skin with many freckles/moles I wouldn’t be able to tell you without them being in an obvious place whether I get new ones or not and whether they are an odd shape or not. What constitutes an ‘odd’ shape or colour? The doctor responded by telling me that it was too expensive and I shouldn’t worry about it, only to show her if there were any I was worried about. Well as I said I don’t know what I should and shouldn’t be worried about and whether there’s any in a hard to reach/see area.

Have you ever done a really hard workout or perhaps  a new set of exercises and the next day wake up with some serious muscle pain? Most of us have! Chances are you’ve got DOMS – Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness.