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Category: Exercise

Great way of losing your tummy

23rd March 2017

I spent a weekend with my good friend Wendy Powell and what this woman doesn’t know about bodies and fitness isn’t worth knowing! I had my three children a long time ago and I can honestly say I learned an amazing amount from her about losing

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Healthy fun exercise – all the know-how

16th May 2016

WHEN  Mollie Millington “The Personal Happiness Trainer” was our guest in Slimpod Club recently she answered members’ questions on healthy fun exercise and gave some really great advice. Mollie (pictured) is an holistic health coach and a UK Athletics running coach and is a regular

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Joy of Slimpod Marathon runner No 5

25th April 2016

MARATHON runners are amazing! Six years ago, when Slimpods were launched, Smirti Kotecha was one of the first people to achieve success by losing weight and keeping it off. Now I’m even more proud of her because she’s become the fifth Slimpodder to run the

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Our Slimpod Autumn Success Drive

5th October 2014

I’m thrilled by all the positive responses we received after we announced the upcoming launch of our Autumn Success Drive on Tuesday. I’d love you to join all the others who’ll be taking part so here’s some tips to get you started. Basically, it’s time to dust off

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Are you up for Slimpod 838 Challenge?

30th April 2014

ON your marks, get set…GO! The Slimpod 838 Challenge is off and running (or walking, cycling or swimming actually). The idea is that during the month of May Slimpodders complete a virtual John O’Groats to Land’s End relay. It’s called the 838 Challenge because

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Breast cancer risk cut by being active

19th March 2014

BREAST cancer is a horrible disease and I’d dearly love to get the women of the world walking every day – because new research shows that being active dramatically reduces your chances of getting breast cancer. Most of us understand that keeping our weight down

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Achieving a 30-year Marathon dream

1st March 2014

“IT’S only taken 30 years – but it’s never too late to reach your dreams.” Those are the inspiring words of Barbara Greenwood, who after a lifetime of battling with her weight has realised her dream by running in the London marathon and has raised well over

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Flat tummy: How to get it and feel great

7th January 2014

A flat tummy seems to be the holy grail of the fitness world. The problem is, there are too many misconceptions about how to actually achieve one. So says fitness expert Charlene Hutsebaut. So I asked her for advice on how best to get the flat tummy

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Exercise everywhere on-the-go workouts

27th December 2013

PHEW! When life’s a bit hectic then usually something has to give and too often it’s exercise that suffers. So here’s how to keep your body moving on the go. Remember gentle exercise and stretching works wonders at relieving stress.

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Lose mummy tummy with super Mutu

28th November 2013

MUMMY tummy can be hard to shift so I’m always looking for fitness programmes that will complement our Slimpods and Fitpods. I was very excited when I discovered the Mutu® system. I’m pleased to be able to recommend it

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Fitness and wellbeing: The vital questions

21st November 2013

FITNESS and wellbeing always throw up lots of questions, so here’s the answers to a lot of them. When top London health and wellness coach Mollie Millington – aka @PTMollie – was a guest in our Facebook Slimpod Club she offered loads of great advice on fitness.

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Workout at home with PT Mollie’s tips

1st October 2013

I’VE asked my friend Mollie Millington, better known as health and wellness coach PTMollie, to show you some of her brilliant routines because our research at Thinking Slimmer shows that your Slimpod’s probably making you feel motivated to become fitter

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Tim Drummond: Principles of fat loss

30th September 2013

There’s a lot of nonsense written about fat loss through exercise, so here’s the expert facts from someone who knows. I’m really happy to welcome top trainer Tim Drummond, of Sexy In The City, as a guest blogger. Here’s his expert views on the principles of fat loss:

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Beginner’s guide to running

30th September 2013

HERE’S some expert advice on getting started at running. Because if you feel you want to get started on a new fitness regime then running could be the best option for you – and it’s never too late to start. Slimpod stars Darin McCloud and Becca Jones, who

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Tim Drummond: Don’t trust your scales

30th September 2013

Don’t Trust Your Scales! They lie to you. OK maybe that is a little over dramatic, they will hopefully tell you the correct weight. However what you can learn from that may not be what you think. That’s the view of Sexy in the City trainer

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Top five stability ball exercises

30th September 2013

Stability ball may look like a space hopper without handles, but it’s a fantastic investment for those who want to do simple workouts at home. I’ve put together a few stability ball exercises below but there is so much you can do – why not send

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Mood: Smile with the natural ‘happy pill’

28th September 2013

“RAIN, rain, rain. This weather’s getting me down.” How often have you heard that? The way bad weather makes us miserable is proof of the powerful mind/body connection that links physical well-being with our mood. “Weather is a known catalyst for mood swings”

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Laura Williams: Workout fitness tips

25th September 2013

MY fabulous guest blogger Laura Williams offers some great fitness tips on how to winter-proof your workout and keep fit and healthy over the coming months. Shorter days and plummeting temperatures often mean exercise and good nutrition take a back seat

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Walk to school and you’ll all lose weight

25th September 2013

WHAT a lovely idea Walk to School Month is! Have you taken the plunge and ditched the car for the morning run? If not, then I’d like to convince you to walk to school, mainly because it can make such a huge difference to your kids’

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You don’t always lose weight by running

24th September 2013

I JUST couldn’t believe how many people were running in the Great South Run (more than 20,000).  It was so inspirational seeing everyone run for such good causes. It set me thinking about the runners’ motivation.  I asked a few people why they were running and they

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Don’t exercise yourself fat!

24th September 2013

IF you’re having a lie-down in a darkened room you won’t need me to tell you how awful stress can feel. Trouble is, when we’re stressed our bodies are less resistant to infection. So it’s important to keep calm and carry on. If you drink more than

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