Back in the pool

Given that the last time I went swimming was an impromptu dip in a rather chilly Lake Como after a long walk up and down the Italian hills, and that the last time I was at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic pool I was clambering over giant inflatables in a Total Wipeout style afternoon with my [...]

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Underwater ab workout

I made it down to the pool twice last week and again last night so I'm stockpiling a nice collection of sessions ready to share with you. I was going to post them in order, but last night's session was too much fun to hold back (!!) so I thought I'd share it first. This [...]

A fun 45 minute swim set

After a blissful, (if not slightly indulgent on the food and wine front), long weekend, on Tuesday I decided to stay out of the rain and switch my run for a gym/swim combo. Lunchtime saw me power through a Kayla Itsines-inspired HITT workout, with jumping squat-lunges and cross-body mountain climbers designed to turn all of your [...]

What’s your priority? Why it’s ok not to do it all.

'What's the priority?'; 'get your priorities straight'; 'you need to prioritise' - these are all phrases that we've either heard uttered or used ourselves at some stage, be it linked to work, an exercise schedule, romantic relationships, or family and friends. Last week I read an article by Catherine Turner in Women's Health, which really [...]

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