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Reflecting on The LiftOff Lockdown Experience
The announcement of a nation-wide lockdown on 21st March 2020 and, along with it, the closure of gyms, came as a massive shock to many. While we were all aware of its necessity to safe lives and combat the threat of Covid-19, it still hit us hard. Regular gym-goers were left with a pretty big
Sleep Deprived? Is your Caffeine Intake to Blame?
There is no escaping the fact that today’s society operates at a pretty frenetic pace. Our busy lives leave us feeling tired, mentally fatigued and suffering with brain fog. A common go-to prescription for dealing with these side effects is caffeine. Every day, billions of us rely on it to kick start our morning, get
The Value of Nutritional Consistency and How to Achieve It
We are what we repeatedly do, right? When starting out on a path towards a health, nutrition or fitness goal, consistency in behaviours over long periods of time can be the key difference between success or failure. This should not be new information! Certainly, the coaches here at LiftOff understand and promote the importance of
Retraining the Pelvic Floor: From Mat to Movement
There is no denying, I harp on quite a bit about the importance of your pelvic floor. For that I make no apology! That’s because it’s a pretty big deal for us ladies regardless of whether we have had children or not. The pelvic floor refers to the muscles, connective tissues (ligaments and fascia) and
Children get stressed too!
More than ever we are being taught how to relax and wind down, how to cope with external stressors. Whether it be in seminar or podcast form, regular classes or counselling. We are taught how to listen to our bodies and ‘look within’. Meditation. Mindfulness. Breathing exercises. All useful coping strategies for our everyday, busy
Mindfulness and Nutrition
Let me ask you about the best meal you’ve ever eaten. What made it so memorable? Was it the smell that hit you first? The taste of the components of the meal? The texture and the way the food felt in your mouth? Or was it the environment, the company you were in, or the
Understanding your Body Clock and the Power of Rhythm
Do you remember your parents advocating the importance of your body clock, just as their parents did for them? The advice was always “go to bed at the same time, have breakfast, lunch and dinner at the same time”. These days the theme I hear is more along the lines of “grab a quick snack
Sleep: The Most Important Thing You Aren’t Doing!
One of the most important aspects of my role as a coach is to understand the goal(s) of my clients, to know their ‘why’. I then try to educate them on how they can stay on the right path to achieve their goal(s). In this period of lockdown, many of the topics I usually cover
The Covid-19 Diaries: It’s all about Routine
Most humans thrive on routine. We wake up at the same time, have breakfast (either at home or on the go), get to work. Leave work and go out or go straight home. We train at the same kind of time each day. Visit the same hairdressers at the same time intervals. Order from the
The Covid-19  Diairies: The Ultimate Juggling Act
So, how are you holding up? Go on, be honest. I will fully admit that the last few weeks have been tougher than I could have imagined. Trying to find and adjust to our new ‘norm’ as a family has been a voyage of discovery to put it mildly. First time home schooling whilst working,