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I’ve Been Rolfed – Part 1: The What, Why and How of Rolfing

Although Rolfing has been around since the 1960s not many people have heard of it. That is slowly starting to change, especially as Olympic athletes and celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow help spread the word. In the UK there are only 36 Certified Rolfers, so it is a therapy that is still small but growing. What […]

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I’ve Been Rolfed – Part 2: How Rolfing Changed My Life

In Part 1 of I’ve Been Rolfed I explained what Rolfing is and how it works and my reasons for deciding to try it. In Part 2 I look more closely at how my body changed and my physical awareness grew over the course of the treatment and what I ultimately gained from being Rolfed. […]

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Finding My Body’s Way with Nia Dance

It’s a Saturday afternoon in East Dulwich. Outside it’s pouring with rain, but inside Push Studios, I’m with a group of women moving to music. I’m barefoot and sweating and feeling utterly free in my body. Most importantly, I’m having fun! My quest to be Fit by Fifty had brought me to a two hour […]

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Fit by Fifty: A Litany of Injuries

Things are not going according to plan. My goal is to be Fit and Fab by Fifty but the more I try to get fit, the more I injure myself. Fit by Fifty: A Litany of Injuries In the last few months I have torn the rotator cuff in my right shoulder and put my […]

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The 2-Day Diet: Feeling Great but not Losing Weight

My quest to be Fit (and Fab!) by Fifty continues. In a little over a year I will be celebrating my half-century on the planet and my aim is to look and feel the best I can. No fitness plan would be complete without a diet and this year the diet I’m attempting is The […]

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Cotswold Way View over the Severn Valley from Coaley Peak

I Did It! I Walked the Cotswold Way

Last year my fitness challenge for 2012 was to walk the South Downs Way. It was an amazing experience and really affirmed for me just how much I love and value long distance walking in the English countryside. This year my 2013 fitness challenge was to walk the Cotswold Way and I’m pleased to say […]

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Fit by Fifty: Groin Strain – What a Pain!

It’s a freezing February day and I’m sitting here with an ice-pack strapped to my groin.  Now, before you make assumptions, let me make it clear that this is not something I picked up in Fifty Shades of Grey and is definitely not recommended as a means of beating the winter chill! Groin Strain – […]

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