Oh my goodness…
There I was going through my limited ‘video’ collection (I know, who still has one?!) and I came across this ‘Step Into Shape’ video made by YMCA and starring none other than me!
During my fitness career, I completed the YMCA exercise to music and fitness instructor courses and on passing both certificates I was offered the opportunity to work with the YMCA. What a great time that was!
It was one of the highlights of my time in the fitness world to work as a fitness train the trainer and assessor so when the opportunity came up to take part in a video I was all in!
Crazy long fitness weekends, working out pretty much 5-7 days per week were my norm and I loved it. And whilst that may have been more years ago than I care to mention, I am still feeling the benefits of having looked after myself.
And now I have found the very same video, ‘Step Into Shape’ on DVD and ordered a copy; not just to reminisce about my fitness heydays of course, but to integrate into my fitness regime.
Just need to make sure there’s a stretcher waiting in the wings!
What fitness recommendations do you have to share? Let me know….
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A catalyst for change, Yvonne Bignall is a breath of fresh air in the extraordinary way she helps women 50+ to reconnect with life & their innate power through radical self-care, guilt-free!
She supports, encourages, and inspires women to prioritise their health, one bitesize action at a time. Her work is challenging as it navigates through difficult conversations, listening & observing how women’s health issues have been:
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She helps women to recognise & unpack old scripts that still (sadly enough) tell them that their value derives from their level of caregiving of others, their output. The truth is it is the input, the ability to resource self, which provides women with the energy required to realise their true potential.
Along with her team, she explores the thoughts, behaviour & habits, often born out of guilt, gender expectations, and reinforced narratives, with curiosity (not judgment), discarding the unhelpful, whilst reclaiming innate power through the creation of new patterns, restoring a sense of self, outside of societal expectations. In her opinion, this allows women to:
✔ Develop an elevated level of self-awareness
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✔ Value all of who they are and invest time in who they want to be at their best
A self-care warrior, an encourager & inspirer, Yvonne is today an award-winning Women’s Health Advocate, Published Author, and an International Presenter. She is also a Radio Show Host and a Podcaster.
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