• A frosty start to 2018

    What a lovely frosty Monday morning to get back into the swing of things after the Christmas festivities, the beach was totally frozen this morning for my first personal training session (and still pitch black even at the end - 7.30am) even the seaweed was frozen!

    I'm just warming up with a cup of tea and getting my diary sorted for the year ahead, if you or anyone you know needs some help to get on track with their health and fitness goals then ask them to email me to see what I can do for them.

    Circuits by the Sea and Mummies and Buggies classes still running all winter and there are a few slots in my timetable for the more personalised 1:1 sessions.



  • Autumn providing challenging weather

    Well after a fairly dry spell of weather both last week and this week have been a bit blustery and wet at Musselburgh mummies and buggies!

    The "whatever the weather" tag line was challenged but 5 mums turned up and the class went ahead despite the fairly constant rain.

    It's at this time of year I struggle a bit with the transition to winter as it's head-torch on for my morning beach sessions and most of my evening is also spent exercising with people in the dark.... bring on the frosty blue sky winter days, I love them!



  • hmmmm so looks like it's 2 years since that last blog post....!!

    I'm not sure why but it looks like I only remember about the blog part of my website in April and the last time was 2015...! Ooops! You'll be glad to hear that Fit as a Monkey has been going strong over the last 2 years, the lack of blog maybe just shows that the monkeys and I have been keeping busy!

    Today it was a lovely sunny morning for a busy Musselburgh mums and buggies class in Lewisvale Park and I even managed to get some good photos of the action.

    My new resolution is to keep my blog updated and to keep my social media active - you'll find Fit as a Monkey on Facebook and instagram.

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    Instagram username: fitasamonkey



  • Wow has it really been a year!

    I had good intentions of doing a monthly blog..... so it's been 12 months.... ooops!

    Looking at my last post about functional fitness it's a good time of year to get back into the garden and up the activity levels - cutting the grass, trimming the hedge, planting many vegetables, weeding - all good ways to stay active!

    Time to get back to more regular blog posts - spring/summer resolution :-)



  • One of my favourite topics - functional fitness!

    Well I think I got a bit excited last month with my "how amazing is East Lothian in the sunshine" rant as we've had more wet and windy days than sunny days BUT it was an amazing Easter weekend and today has been quite nice so fingers crossed our Vitamin D levels will get topped up again!

    It's time to go back to one of my favourite topics - functional fitness. For me it means finding a job to do rather than doing a workout or going for a run - a job with purpose. It also generally fits in with my philosophy of if I can do it myself then I will.

    SO today it involves digging out some tree trunks that have been hanging out in our lovely Cockenzie garden for about a year now since we got rid of the gigantic hedges! I bought an axe last night to aid me as the hand saw just wasn't cutting it and I now have a wheelbarrow full of trunks - yay!

    I still have 2 left to go at the front part of the garden and the area behind the shed is a whole other workout.... oh and there is cutting the grass, trimming the hedge, building some raised beds, laying some decking..... eeeek I better get on with it!




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