I’m so excited I might burst! and a round-up of my weekly news.

Do you ever get that feeling that things are finally falling into place? After months of displacement, upheaval, not to mention hurricanes and snow in Texas, I am starting to feel quite settled in my new home. As for Fit n’ Chips, well big things are happening and I am very excited to share my news with you, but first … Read More

Spotlight on 4 Women Master DVRT Trainers: Strong and Over 50

Being a women over 40 in the fitness industry means that I often have to remind people that I am very strong and capable. There is a strange perception out there that older women are not able to live up to the expectations of their youth and are not able to be stronger than their counterparts.  This misconception couldn’t be … Read More

Do You Think Doing The Housework Should Be Considered Exercise?

I was asked this week to contribute to a Global News article on just this subject.   Back in the day, I remember my gran telling me what a toll it was to wash the clothes on her mangle (yes that really is a thing!) and it would take all day to do with no electricity.  Nowadays, we hardly live … Read More

The Best-laid Plans Often Go Awry!

That was me this week. Despite my best efforts I struggled to get my new Facebook Live show rocking and rolling as I would have liked.  With continuing bandwidth and WiFi problems, my first interview with  Carolina Belamares, on “Body acceptance as a conduit for change” wasn’t the best video quality, but nonetheless it was a great, informative discussion that I … Read More

How I Learned To Run Again.

I have never been a great runner, but I have always been an OK runner. Over the past few years though I have barely put any km’s under my belt. This was all to evident when I did a recent Ragnar Relay and Spartan Super race, where my physical strength was an advantage on the obstacles, but my running endurance … Read More

Are You A Cranky Hormonal Bitch?

I know I wax lyrical about my menopause journey and I probably shouldn’t be so enthusiastic about it, but in a way I find it cathartic, plus it gives me the opportunity to open dialogue about the impact hormonal changes have on our physical and mental well-being and raise awareness in the fitness industry to those who don’t quite get it! So … Read More

2017 Wellness Retreat – Languedoc, France

  I am very excited to announce our wonderful news for 2017, Natasha and I will be running a six-day wellness retreat at a new location – a gorgeous manor house in Aude, Languedoc, the southwest of France. The retreat will be intimate and personal, with a maximum of ten participants, plus Natasha and I. Every day will be different but … Read More

The Shite They Don’t Tell You About the Menopause!

  The Chinese call it “A Woman’s Second Spring”. Westerners call it “The Change”! I call it “The Hell of my Forties”.   YES – I am referring to the menopause. Or to be more specific in my case, perimenopause. It’s the lovely period leading up to the time when our ovaries shrivel up for good and resemble nothing but … Read More

New Workout: Twenty’s Plenty! (really, it’s all you need)

My life seems to have been so busy of late, can you relate? August and September have flown by in the blink of an eye.  And while trying to organise the kids for school,  keep my house in order and making sure my business is running smoothly, I always try to make it a priority to keep up with my fitness … Read More