I am 65 and Ive been retired from teaching since Summer 2014. I have always enjoyed personal fitness but, since I retired I have become passionate about improving the health and fitness of others as well.
I gained qualifications at level 2 and then level 3, enabling me to focus on developing programmes for functional fitness, to support weight loss and that most popular of goals - improving body tone and shape. My programmes can be adapted for the gym, working out at home or in the great outdoors and they are designed to progress with you as your personal fitness develops.
Having a target is a great way to boost your fitness and achieving it is a fabulous way to boost your self-esteem. I always have a target in mind for my own personal health and fitness. For the past number of years I have taken part in the good old Race for Life, in various guises, to give me something to aim for and achieve and to get that fantastic feel-good factor. The 5K was a great way to start, but after a couple, it's not enough. Next came the Twilight run - still 5K but at night (much better without all that Summer heat). I've also completed 2 Shine half marathon walks in London, my target for the second one - to beat my previous time. Achieved by about 15 minutes! YES!! And then, Pretty Muddy; 5K with obstacles to climb over, crawl under and scramble though, with a healthy helping of gloopy mud (very cooling on a hot day) - last year it was 4 different locations in 4 weekends, tougher than it sounds - Great fun and more of that self-esteem boost! Nothing to beat it.