Have you ever noticed folk out running or in the gym –  uncomfortable, red faced, bent out of shape and looking in severe pain…

I know I have!

This then begs the following questions….

Is all exercise good for you?
Can you have too much of a good thing?
Can you approach fitness wrong and do more harm than good?

Here’s what my personal and professional experience has taught me…

For most of my twenties and early thirties all I did was run! I would pound the pavements for hours on end listening to my ‘Walkman’ ( showing my age now ; ) thinking it was doing me good…

Yeah initially it got me fitter, but what it also did was leave me with was a steady stream of injuries and health problems.

I would also notice many women (and men) at the running clubs and local races I would frequent, looking quite frankly terrible! Knocked kneed, hunched over with no muscle tone and too much visceral fat (fat around the mid section). All a guaranteed recipe for a whole heap of health problems.

Same goes for the gym. Lots of people not really understanding what they are doing – taking direction from inexperienced gym instructors, or even worse ‘their mates’. Doing the same type of ineffective and sometimes harmful exercise over and over again.

While I don’t dispute that getting active is always better than sitting on your arse – a balanced and structured approach is key not only to longevity, but also vital for health and wellbeing.

BALANCE being the key word!!

Excessive repetitive activity – particularly one where your body is moving in the same way on a hard surface will often lead to injury, hormonal imbalance, pain and adrenal fatigue. Particularly for women over 40!

Trust me, I have experienced this first hand and have worked with countless women who have lost their confidence and enthusiasm from following this route…

So what is the key to long term fitness, wellbeing and longevity?

A well structured, balanced exercise program that works on strength, endurance, mobility, balance and general fitness….

The right amount of recovery time allowing your body and mind to rest and restore….

Fueling your body with the right food….

Staying hydrated….

Sounds a lot doesn’t it but it’s really quite simple if you know how… This is summed up perfectly by our Karen who has been with us for over 5 years now…..

‘‘I have been a member of LLLF for 5 years, never before have I stuck at any sort of exercise. The range of classes are great, at 54 I am fitter than ever before and I have made lifelong friends. The atmosphere is always fun and supportive – thank you Love Life Ladies’

Can you identify with this?

Are you frustrated with not seeing the results you want, despite putting the effort in?

If so please get in touch to arrange a chat, as I am absolutely confident we can help you at Love Life Ladies Fitness!

We can also get you booked in for a free weeks class pass. This will enable you to try any of our classes with no obligation and get a real feel for what we do. This is a limited time offer so please let us know ASAP if this is something you would like to take advantage of….

Here’s a link to our full class timetable:


And if you have any questions in the meantime, please do not hesitate to let me know.

With best wishes

Vicky x

PS if you would like to become part of our closed facebook group Love Life Ladies Wellbeing, then click the link below:


This is a free online forum where likeminded ladies can share information about women’s health and wellbeing, ask questions, start discussions and generally empower one another. Hope to see you there xx

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