Tuesday, 27 November 2018

You never forget how to ride a bike......or twirl a baton!

Remember the days when you used to call for your mates on your bike, head off for the day and only come home when you were hungry or you needed a plaster as your wheelie went wrong!?

Being young and learning new things is exciting, however as we get older we either forget how to do things or for most of us get out of the habit of taking part in different activities.

Now I don't know about you guys but I don't think I have ever used or had the need to use trigonometry since I left Secondary school!

However there are things we learnt as a child which we never forget even as we get older.....riding a bike is one of them. Once we learn we have those skills for life.....we might be a bit rusty but with a bit of practice they soon come back.

This is something which me and some friends have had the experience of recently.....no we haven't started doing wheelies in the park......we have dusted off our batons and learnt to twirl again.

Majorettes is an activity which I did on a weekly basis from the age of 10 to 17. Now without giving the game away....lets just say we are providing some special entertainment at my 40th Party ;) Our twirling skills maybe rusty, however, they are skills that we will have for life, plus the fun we have had over the last few weeks has been great!

Exercise is something which some people seem to forget about as they get older, you may have been active as a child and got out of the habit of doing exercise or adult life just got in the way? Whatever the reason, it is never too late to get back on the exercise saddle and start over. Exercise has the feel good factor and I think anything that makes you feel young again or gets you away from the grind of daily life is a must.

At Fit 4 Force not only can we help you to get back into exercise, we can provide the feel good factor, make you feel young, have a laugh with other members and provide 60 minutes of escape from the daily grind.
We are doing a FREE training week w/c 3rd December, so if you want to try us out then sign up below.


So dust off those trainers and click one of the links below
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Andrea (midlife majorette) Springthorpe
07949 959 547

Monday, 19 November 2018

Whatever you do make sure you are happy!

Today I did a careers workshop at a local school and the last question I asked them 'did they think that my job made me happy'? 100% of the children said YES.......which I was pleased to tell them that they were all right.

When I questioned them why they thought my job made me happy, one child said was because I was happy and that I looked happy through-out the workshop! As I was driving home, what they said really struck a chord, being truly happy is something you can't hide and saying you are happy when you are not is something else you can't hide.

Now I am not saying that I am 100% happy all the time and there are things which I wish I had in my life. However the things I currently don't have are things that I want to enhance my happiness not solve it. We live in a world where we always want what someone else has, or we stay in the same situation because we are too scared to do anything about it.
  • If you don't like your job, change it.
  • If you are in an unhappy relationship, leave it.
  • If you are unhappy with how you look, then take action
Everything we have or don't have can be changed by one person.....YOU!

Christmas is nearly upon us and so many people moan how they can't fit into their favourite outfit, or how they feel unfit and unhealthy over the Christmas season. Now is the time to change. I am not saying miracles will happen over the next few weeks, however, small changes now will make 2019 a fit and healthier one.

We are doing a FREE training week w/c 3rd December, so if you want to try us out then sign up below.


If something scares you then it is most likely worth pursuing!
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Andrea (happy that I look happy!) Springthorpe
07949 959 547

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

When Numbers Lie!

We live in a world full of numbers...........
  • How many likes we get on facebook/followers on instgram
  • How much money we earn
  • How many designer clothes we have in our wardrobes
  • How many gadgets we have
  • How big our sky package is
  • How fast our cars go
  • How much GB of data our latest phone holds 
Unfortunately the society we live in seems to define a person by superficial numbers. What about the numbers that define happiness, health and well-being?

Today I want to talk about a set of numbers which we associate with health and fitness.

A couple of weeks ago I did the Leeds Abbey Dash and that day was a day where I became both obsessed and relaxed about numbers. The year before I had a shocker of a run and did a time which I wasn't pleased with, so my aim was to beat last year. I would love to have got another PB, however, I think my sub 45 minute 10k's are well and truly over.

I was obsessed with my time and beating last year.......a couple of things differed from last year which made me relax and enjoy (as much as I could lol) the race.
  1. I had a relaxing weekend pre race (which last year I had a girly night away which helped towards my 2017 shocker!)
  2. I didn't have my GPS. Some people may say that this more of a hindrance than help, which I would normally tend to agree. I am getting a new one for my birthday and was disappointed when I couldn't have it early for the race. However what I did do (which I had to do pre GPS) was listen to my body........run fast when I felt good and slow down when I felt like death ;0
I am not slating a GPS as I loved mine and can't wait to get my new one. However, what I do in races is constantly check my pace, try work out what time I will be finished and stress over all the numbers! By not having one I relaxed and let my body run its course....literally!

The other numbers which probably 99% of the population seem to get obsessed with is the number on the scales. I am guilty of this too! For years I defined how good I looked by how much I weighed (crazy I know). Now it is easy to lose weight, we can starve ourselves, lose water, lose muscle mass and if we are lucky some fat. However if we lose fat, lose inches, fit into our favourite pair of jeans and like how we look, does it really matter how much we weigh?

If we train and build muscle we might weigh more, however that doesn't mean that we aren't losing fat and inches.

If you want to quit your obsession with the scales and concentrate on burning fat and losing inches then click one of the links below.

Don't let the numbers on the scales define you!
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Andrea (quitting my obsession with numbers) Springthorpe
07949 959 547