Fitness & Wellbeing

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Tonia Buxton – Eat Greek for a Week

Eat Greek for a Week Book by Tonia Buxton Fabulous food that will improve your health in seven days! As a society we are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of nutrition for a healthy, happy balanced life. Consuming the correct food has been linked to the prevention of life…

Body Image isn’t everything

Body Image isn’t everything…. I am currently taking respite in the quiet area of Ibiza. It is my first stage of recovery after my recent inpatient stay in a psychiatric hospital. I am doing nothing but lying on the beach, seeing friends and hanging out in local cafes. Sounds amazing…

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Leg Workout To Suit You

Leg Workout To Suit You  I love a good leg workout. It always makes me feel like I am really helping myself in so many ways. Lifting heavy weights strengthens the bones which in turn helps to prevent Osteoperosis, so with the Gluteus Maximus, Quadriceps and Hamstrings being three of…

Little people and food

Little People and Food… Advice and Tips for a Healthy Little Person and Happier Household Little people and their relationship with food can be a great source of stress for parents. We all want to give our little ones the best diet possible but there are various factors we cannot…

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Always look to the future…

I’m not gonna lie.   The last few weeks have been ‘bleep’ ‘bleep’ ‘bleepin’ awful. Due a medication mix up I now find myself back in a psychiatric hospital but thankfully I still have access to my writing! Sometimes you really wonder how you can get past the next second,…

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Staying Lean All Year Round – It’s not easy!

People often ask me what I do to stay lean all year around. If you don’t know, I’m not a physique competitor, i.e. I don’t get on stage once a year to compete in a show. Sometimes these competitors are referred to as “fitness models” due to their size and…

Be strong – Never forget who you are

When the world seems calm, your life is running at a manageable and productive rate and family and friends are good, ultimately, your life is balanced. Ok ladies, that might be your impossible dream but for me things were like that. As you know my passion lies within the work…

Arm’d for Summer

Arm Workout At this time of year, spring’s here, summer’s coming; so out come the vests, sleeveless tops and little strappy dresses and thus showing your arms off. What I inevitably find in turn, is that the number one question to me revolves around “toning the arms”. Well, first of…

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The Mind Fails Long Before The Body

As most people reading this will know, I am a former Royal Marines Commando. During my time in the Marines, the advertising campaign for the Corps became all about the Commando “Strength of Mind”. Something I have always told Recruits, clients or friends I am training is that: The Mind…

Mental ill health can touch anyone

This is a heart-felt piece that includes true life stories of people I met in mental health hospitals with reference to self-harm and suicide. This is done with sensitivity but please take this into consideration before reading. What do you visualise when you think of a person battling mental health…

Gemma Oaten on Eating Disorder Awareness Week

Eating Disorder Awareness Week. Well, It’s that time of year again. Where did the time go? I remember my Dad always saying “The older you get the quicker time flys Gem!” He’s so right. Makes me realise how long a journey it’s been. To get to this position I’m in…

Spot the signs and take action.

1 in 4 of us experience mental ill health at any time. So statistically, if you are stood with three of your mates, one of you is going to be struggling. But remember, these stats are only based on those that have been diagnosed. How many of us fight through…

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New Year’s Revolution!!

The New Year’s Revolution!   At midnight our previous year flashes before us as our New Year appears as a welcoming window of hope. We hug and kiss loved ones, chink glasses and promise new resolutions. We do so for the sake of tradition but if we look at hard…

Chicks Chats with Lucy Bee

Lucy Bee is a 23 year old CIBTAC qualified beauty therapist and founder of Lucy Bee Raw Organic Coconut Oil. The company has gone from strength to strength and is stocked in almost every major supermarket in the UK. A partner with FairTSA (Fair Trade Sustainability Alliance), meaning that the…

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Everyone to the Barre!

Myself and Karen were very fortunate to be offered the chance to test out the new Barrecore studio just opened in Chiswick. We were also fortunate or unfortunate (depends on how you see fitness) to be taught by the owner and creator of Barrecore, Niki Rein. I know Karen is…

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Free Your Spine – NCG Style

We are so excited to bring you the first video from Nicola Cher Geismar. In this video Nicola demonstrates her routine aimed for freeing your spine. Any questions then ask Nicola!  

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New Year, New Lifestyle: Meal Plan-Day 5

Lianne’s meal ideas…. Eat healthily, not less! Day 5 Last day of my recipes and protein pancakes are a must! Hopefully you will have found that with a bit of preparation you can still eat lots of really yummy food, whilst losing weight and feeling healthy. There are so many…

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New Year, New Lifestyle: Meal Plan-Day 4

Lianne’s  Healthy Meal Plan ideas…. Eat healthily, not less! Hopefully if you have been following the recipes for the last 3 days, you will notice that you are having yummy meals and not feeling hungry in-between, Dinner tonight is a big hit in my house and easy to do. Also…

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New Year, New lifestyle:Meal Plan-Day 3

Lianne’s meal plan ideas – Day 3 Eat healthily, not less! I love omelette for breakfast and eggs are a great source of protein. The Tuna salad for lunch is really quick to prepare and delicious.The Laksa is also a quick dish to prepare and packed full of flavour, one…

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New Year, New Lifestyle: Meal Plan-Day 2

Lianne’s meal plan ideas – Day 2 Eat healthily, not less! Start off the day with Porridge, this will really fill you up until lunch. But if you get hungry you could have a small handful of nuts or some carrots etc. Lunch and dinner on day 2 are super…