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When it’s longer than you thought?

Last week a couple of friends of mine and I decided that as we were ‘child free ‘ on Monday that we should go for a long walk.  Something you can’t generally do with young children as they’re always complaining it’s boring and too far!! ( My legs are tired….) Anyway the walk was going…

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July 31, 2014

AUGUST – Metabolic Effect Takeaway Lunch Menu

WEEK 1 Tuesday 1.Roasted red pepper soup and carroty drink 2. Trio of Protein salad Wednesday 1. Puy lentil n chunky vegn Beet It 2. Pad Thai noodles with veggie sticks and chilli sauce in the side Thursday 1. Thai carrot soup and green drink 2. Summer rolls with fruit salad WEEK 2 Monday 1.…

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July 31, 2014

Rest or Activity what’s the best for weight loss?

Most people would think that I would say Activity as being the best possible thing for weight loss but that’s not always the case.  We lead such busy, stressful lives that we never properly rest and recover and allow our bodies to repair and relax.  I have known people who have tried and tried to…

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July 21, 2014

What’s more important than your health?

The number one reason that I hear for people not starting their fitness regime is that they don’t have the time.  In reality none of us have time, we’re all running around like mad people trying to juggle work, families, friends and trying desperately to fit some fun into that mix somewhere.   BUT there…

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July 18, 2014

Weight Loss V Fat Loss

So what’s the difference between Weight loss and fat loss?  Well it’s fairly easy to lose weight, that is fluid, muscle and fat and it’s fairly easy to put it all back on again.  That’s the classic Yo Yo diet, you cut down on your calories and you exercise more but then as so as…

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July 16, 2014


We had Lamb on Sunday and I had a small amount left over so I looked in my fridge to see what else I had available and came up with this…..   Lisa’s Mediteranean Lamb! ( There was enough for 2 ) Left Over Lamb  – Cubed Half an Aubergine – large chunks Half a…

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July 15, 2014

Calling all 60+ Ladies!

We started our new 60+ Active program back in March this year and we felt there was a lack of exercise programs for ladies that well…are active! After speaking to a number of ladies it was clear that they didn’t want to go to a gym where they felt intimidated by young girls in Lycra…

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July 14, 2014

A Must Read if you want to stop Dieting forever

I started in the fitness industry over 20 years ago and in those days it was all about ‘ feeling the burn ‘ and cutting out the fat. Since then theories on weight loss and exercise have changed and even I have found it hard over the years to work out what is the right…

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July 13, 2014

Free Health Checks

This Friday we invited the Mid Sussex District Council to use our facilities at our Fitness studio in Haywards Heath. The government has launched an initiative through the NHS to provide businesses and their staff with a FREE MOT and health check. From my point of view this has got to be a good thing,…

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July 12, 2014

Fresh Peas – Superfood

With this fantastic Summer weather that we’ve been having my ( small ) veggie patch is going really well and we’ve had a great harvest of fresh peas, although I have to say they don’t ever get to the being cooked point and my girls and I normally munch them straight from the pod! Peas…

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July 11, 2014