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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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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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The Joy of Walking the South Downs Way

I did it!  I walked 100 miles from Winchester to Eastbourne along the South Downs Way.  The walk took 9 days and is the greatest physical achievement of my life – so far. The South Downs Way is mostly on a chalk ridge with spectacular views and for much of the walk you can see […]

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Fitness Challenge 2012: Walking the South Downs Way

It’s time to put on my walking boots and get fit. In September I’m going to be walking the South Downs Way with my partner and a couple of friends.  It’s a 100 mile trail from Winchester in Hampshire all the way down to Eastbourne on the south coast and I can’t wait! Walking a […]

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Nordic Walking for Weight Loss

There’s a crazy woman who’s taken to walking around my local park.  She wears a peak cap and sunglasses to disguise herself, pants and sweats as she strides along, is plugged into an iPod, and most disturbingly, uses two ski-like poles to propel herself along. Yes, you guessed it, the crazy woman is me, and […]

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