Eager to have more energy?
Craving more confidence?
Hungry to stop yo-yo dieting?
Let me support you to a more energised, happier, fitter you with:
FIRST STEPS TO FITNESS
You're an intelligent woman, you know that moving more will help you get more energy. You know that each diet you embark on ends up with you feeling defeated. You have plenty of confidence in your abilities at work or in your family, but somehow when it comes to your body that confidence eludes you.
What if you could change that?
Right now you feel lethargic. You are sedentary most of the time. By the time you've driven to work, worked hard all day, then driven home, you're exhausted. And that's before you have all the chores and so on to do. When people say they're off to the gym you wonder how on earth they can have the energy for that.
There's that part of you, though, that would love some extra energy. Would love to want to be active. Would love to get out there more. That part of you knows you'd feel better, have better health, feel less stressed.
Within a very short time exercising for just 10 minutes at a time, you'll start to feel more energised. You'll want to find time to get moving. All this in the safety of your own home.
While you're getting into the habit of moving more, you'll start to work through those barriers that have stopped you in the past. Maybe you are already super busy so it feels like another energy-drain, could be you have always considered yourself a "non-sporty" and that exercise is for other people.
By the end of the course, during which time exercising for 10 minutes every 2-3 days will have become a habit that you find you really enjoy, you'll notice you have more energy and you're likely sleeping a bit better.
You'll have addressed your relationship with exercise and with food. You'll have identified the sort of exercise that really suits you.
Identify with any of these?
You feel way too unfit to go to an exercise class - an hour feels a very long time
You get the impression all fitness professionals have been uber fit all their life, so can't start to understand you
You've tried a few fitness regimes and always found they are far too hard, even the "beginners" ones, leaving you feeling more exhausted than when you started
You're really self conscious about being out of breath and going red in the face
You buy all the magazines and try to follow the exercise and diet plans, only to find them impossible to keep up with
You have started to worry about the health problems you might encounter if you don't start to get more active.
And... you want to have more energy and feel better in yourself WITHOUT ever setting foot in a gym or exercise class
Sound like you?
I get you! I don't like those exercise classes where everyone seems to know what they're doing and I'm still trying to figure out which way is left. I can't bear going to the gym and looking at all the gym bunnies watching themselves in the mirror.
I can help you get more active.
This is where First Steps to Fitness is designed exactly for you. It's not like other fitness plans because it doesn't assume you can already do an hour. It doesn't assume you have your stuff together and just don't have time.
I'm with you on the excuses and the reasons why NOT to exercise. However, I also know how to help you through those "dog ate the homework" list of reasons why sitting down is more attractive than moving around, so you can start to have more energy and feel less wrung out all the time.
What's included in First Steps to Fitness?
9 online modules
All designed to support you to work through all those reasons you have for not exercising, and to build your energy and confidence, including:
Each module is accompanied by worksheets and activities to reinforce the lesson and help you move forwards, as well as a short exercise video that you can do at home using only things you can find in your house.
Lifetime access to the course, so you can revisit modules as you wish.
Email support if tech stuff doesn’t work
Peer support in a dedicated Facebook group
PLANS & PRICING
All this awesomeness for a one off payment of
Don't take my word for it? See what other people have said:
"When I first found Emily, I was extremely shy about asking for help, ridiculously self conscious of my body and I had firmly decided I needed to do something about my declining health. In what feels like no time at all,
Emily has boosted my confidence with doing physical activity, shown me small changes in diet and exercise that I have made which are resulting in big changes; for example my walk to work takes a 5th of the time it used to and my hormones are becoming more regular."
"The beauty of Emily's programme was that it was little and as often as you could, which took all the pressure off that I had put on myself. Dancing moronically to my daughter's K-Pop music for 15 minutes was fun and being breathless was positive once again. Small exercises that could be done while doing other things increased my confidence and led me back outside with the dogs again.
My energy levels have completely changed. I can walk the dogs for a few miles and then complete an hour and a half of full on rugby training. I actually want to do stuff again!"
"I leapt on board because I wanted a low pressure boost to help keep me motivated with getting more active. I’m busy and also love to be lazy when it comes to fitness so I was able to fit this in without feeling overwhelmed.
Emily has a wonderful knack of being very supportive, understanding, encouraging and motivating, helping you WANT to do more - the magic ingredient to success."
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Who is this programme for?
First Steps to Fitness is for you if you want to start getting more active from a mostly sedentary start. There is no such thing as too unfit to take part. Honestly, I don’t care if you can do one star jump before collapsing on the couch or if you’re OK to walk a mile once in a while but get out of breath going up stairs. I want to help you get to a level of fitness that means you can participate in all the things you’re missing out on at the moment. If ultimately you want to sign up for a marathon or whatever, that’s great. If ultimately you want to be able to walk your dogs further and feel better in yourself, that’s also great.
In First Steps to Fitness, we’ll get you started. It’s up to you how big you aim afterwards.
Who is this programme NOT for?
It isn’t for you if you’re already happy in the gym, or you’re a regular exerciser in any other capacity (at least once a week). Of course you’d be welcome to join us, but I suspect you’ve already worked through most of your barriers and excuses.
Do I need a gym membership?
Absolutely not. This is all about how to fit more moving into everyday life. Unless you want to, you will never need to set foot in a gym. Ever.
Do I need any specialist equipment?
Nope, in fact one of the modules focuses on the amazing fitness equipment you already have in your home. (Spoiler alert – there’s loads!)
What should I wear?
Comfortable clothing that you can move easily in. I would suggest a decent sports bra, but don’t worry if you don’t have one to start with. If you have trainers, great; if not, bare foot is fine, so long as you’ve got carpeted floors/a yoga mat. Bare feet on hard flooring isn’t ideal.
Will I lose weight?
You might, but that isn’t our primary goal. If you’re anything like me you’ve tried most of the diets out there, and have always found you end up back at square one. The focus of this programme is on moving more and building self confidence, so in turn you want to make healthier food choices. We won’t be focusing on weight, rather we’ll go on measurements and how your clothes fit. Friends and family are likely to tell you you’re looking better, certainly.
I went to the gym previously and I HATED it.
Gyms can be really intimidating places. I have found one or two over the years that I’m happy in but there are others I simply turn around and walk out of. And I’m a qualified gym instructor! So I feel your pain. No gyms on this programme unless you want to go to one.
I’m not fit enough to do an hour’s class.
Don’t panic! We’ll start with 10 minutes. That can be 10 minutes walking, dancing to your favourite music, doing exercises using baked bean tins while you cook, stretching at your desk. So long as it’s more than you’re currently doing, it’s a win.
What is it costing me NOT to sign up?
If you know you need to move more, you know it’s damaging your health being sedentary all the time and you want to get started with no pressure whatsoever, this is the programme for you. If you’re ready to make changes, then this course is what you’ve been waiting for. We’ll do so much more than just exercise – we’ll work through all those excuses and other mindset stuff, we’ll look at body confidence, we’ll look at how food can fuel you, and whether you’re an emotional eater. So much more than just an exercise programme. If you’re ready to start, you can’t afford to miss out on this. In fact, your body and your health will love you forever when you do sign up.
I’m pretty self-conscious – who will see me exercise?
Nobody, unless you let them. You can work out in your home, you can walk around the block if you want to. But there’s nobody watching your every move, there’s nobody nearby posing while they do their exercise, there’s just you and the course videos.
For your own safety if you find you’re struggling with any of the moves then we’ll have a look during the fortnightly Zoom call, so I can make sure your technique is OK, but I’ll only be looking at technique.
I don’t have any spare time – how can I fit this in?
Unlike many exercise plans, this isn’t about driving somewhere, spending an hour there then coming home. Everything is designed to fit in around life. We look at how to double up time, how to incorporate 10 minutes of movement here and there into a standard day, and so on. This is absolutely designed to fit in with your life, not to add extra pressure. I totally understand that making time for exercise has never been on your priorities list, and I don’t propose to suddenly turn you into someone who wants to spend hours doing fitness classes. However, you’ll be amazed how much you can do in those dead moments in the day (while the kettle is boiling, during the advert breaks etc)
I was always last to be picked for school sports teams – I guess I’m not cut out to get fit?
Me too! Last to be picked every time. It took me until my mid 30s to realise that the people at school who told me I was no good at sport don’t need to have any hold over my future health. Maybe I’m not as great at team sports as some others in my school year, but does that mean I can’t be active? Absolutely not. And you’re the same. In fact, let me know your worst school sports story – we can have a hall of fame!
No sports teachers here. No bullying. Nothing but support and encouragement. You’ll go at your pace doing what you find you enjoy.
I’m overweight. I guess I should wait until I’ve lost some lbs before I get started?
So long as you’re basically healthy (no heart conditions, no un-monitored illnesses, healthy blood pressure), you can start now. Weight isn’t a reason not to start moving more, and actually once you start getting more active there’s every chance you’ll want to eat healthier food so you’ll find you’re onto a winner.
It’s so easy to get into the “I’ll do it when…” trap, and weight is one so many of us like to hide behind. But if you’re anything like me and so many of my clients, you’ll know that leaving stuff until you reach some magical mythical weight (dictated by someone else!) makes you utterly miserable in the mean time. How about we turn this on its head and start with making you happy and active RIGHT NOW and step out of the “I’ll do it when….” Mindset.
I have tried every diet. Every time I step on the scales I feel like such a failure.
I hear you. I’ve tried a LOT of diets. I’m heavier now than before I started my last diet. What? Why are you telling me this, Emily? Well, because I am finally at peace with my size and my shape. I know I am not skinny, but I know my body can do awesome things. I want you to feel like this, to step away from the diet and scales mentality, to become happy in your skin. I can’t tell you how much I want this for you.
By the way *whispers* in my world, there is no such thing as “good” or “bad” food – there is just food. Some of it makes you feel great, some of it makes you feel less good. Once you get used to which makes you feel great, you choose it more often. Simple huh? Yeah, I know it’s not that simple, I know there’s a whole world of emotional eating, boredom eating, stress eating. I totally get it. We have a whole module on food. Not about what you do or don’t eat, but about why you eat. When you start to understand why, it’s easier to see the habits and start to create healthier habits.
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