If you’re hesitant about changing your lifestyle and getting into fitness, then I know where you’re coming from! I haven’t always been into fitness and a healthy lifestyle – far from it! I developed asthma as a child and struggled to participate in sports due to breathing difficulties. I enjoyed swimming, javelin throwing and horse riding (even though my allergies flared up around horses).
University beckoned, and my attention became focused on (in no particular order) – going out, cigarettes, boys, hedonism, alcohol, London, men, unhealthy food). My unhealthy lifestyle continued until I was 37, until I decided enough was enough. I decided to give up smoking, joined a gym, and reduced my alcohol intake. I was surprised to discover I enjoyed my new lifestyle, I met new like-minded people looking to change their lives too, and discovered a passion for running (my asthma is under control now).
It took a little while to create better habits but it was worth it, I started to feel much happier in my body, sexier and my confidence soared! I stuck with running and have since completed three London Marathons. I never would have dreamed that I would be able to achieve that!
These achievements inspired me to get into personal training, and after a couple of years in business I realised that I love working with professional, busy women over forty, who want to feel fantastic and live their lives to the full and Feeling Fantastic Over Forty was born!