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Can’t book – won’t book!

I know it’s difficult to attend a weekly class, and even more challenging to commit to a block of weekly classes. ( Thank you to those who do book, pay and attend in 5 or 6 week blocks, I appreciate every single one of you) I would like to invite you- the readers of my emails who can’t get to my classes but would like to exercise regularly to just one special session/workshop. You will enjoy a 1 hour 15minute session, tailored exercises to … Read more…

Holiday-the worst part…

…was the waiting! at the top of a massive waterslide in Lanzarote after promising that I would try it before we went home. So there I was, on the last day, waiting to go down… (and shaking) feeling PETRIFIED !!! Being reassured by my 10 year old!!! Guess what! I did it! and I loved it!!! Wished I had done it sooner. What is your ‘waterslide’? What are you putting off ? Would you love … Read more…

He doesn’t get me…

… after 16 years of marriage to Mr Smith … 20 years together …two kids! … And he still doesn’t get that if I see chocolate- I eat it! It’s all or nothing But lately it’s been all! So I may have eaten his Easter egg (Oops) From his Mum!!! ( double oops!) Finders keepers!? and I just happened to find it in my mouth (he he!) Anyway- chocolate detox started today, His Yorkie bars … Read more…

Mrs S…

…another inspiring friend has lost 3 stone in a matter of months! I know…Wow! She is asked frequently how she did it? What’s the secret? 3 stone without going to a slimming club or crash dieting? I love her answer… “I just don’t eat the rubbish I used to eat” She is a straight taking lady! she admits “It’s very monotonous and boring sometimes” I admire her complete honesty. I also admire her willpower and determination. … Read more…

No sweaty reminders I promise you…

…I will never put pictures of you before/during/after a class on Facebook. You know you were at my class, I know you were there, who else actually cares? …I will also never thank you on Facebook for ‘smashing it’ or ‘killing the workout’ My thanks are always spoken, individual, personal and genuinely felt at my class. … I will spare you, there will be no pictures of my dinner either! Ha ha no one wants … Read more…

When I grow up…

… I want to be a P.E/gym teacher!’ Me (aged 14) ‘… I LOVE THIS!!! – one day I will have my own class’ Me (aged 16) during my first aerobics class in a wee church hall, Helensburgh ‘… I LOVE THIS ‘!!!! Me (aged 39!) at my Tuesday and Thursday Fit-mix class last week! Feeling like my 16 year old self again! My Funky Fit-mix classes include the 5 main components of fitness, Cardio- … Read more…

I lost my willpower

…in QUALITY STREET!!! sometime around mid December… Awaiting its return! Yep, I’m definitely on the naughty list, Aiming to get back on the good list ( see below) asap! I saw a fab quote recently… ‘It’s all fun and games until your jeans don’t fit!’ Funny but true. Liked this one too ‘Summer bodies are made in the winter’ Anyway I hope you have had a fantastic Christmas and New Year. I am gearing up … Read more…

My measuring trousers…

I put them on the other day… … as you know I spend most of my time in sportswear (which is mostly stretchy) so…sometimes I get a shock when I try to wear my smart trousers. I had a pleasant surprise this time… Thank goodness as I’m not sure what I would have worn if they were too tight! Don’t think I could have got away with Nike tracky bottoms in a church!! What about … Read more…

Santa baby!

Now that the Halloween costumes have been put away for another year.. My thoughts turn to Santa! Before the ‘real’ big guy in the red suit comes down our chimneys There’s the SANTA DASH in Helensburgh!! A fantastic event for everyone- children, adults even animals have been known to dress up in a Santa suit and run through the streets of Helensburgh. GREAT NEWS… I AM CONDUCTING THE WARM UP THIS YEAR !!!! I have … Read more…

Pink card comeback & Tuesday news!!

Brrrr..It’s starting to get colder now isn’t it?? Have you done that thing …? …where you put out your favourite wooly jumper/ pair of jeans/ coat and find that it’s feeling a bit neat??? Aaaaagghhhh!!! Don’t reach for the wine/chocs/biscuits/’insert your vice here’ to cheer yourself up! It’s time for action! No one can do this for you. Book into a class or make a plan to drop in to a class THIS WEEK. PERMANENT … Read more…

What would you like to see???

I love writing my blog… I sit down and imagine I am talking to you then I just ‘blether’… The feedback I get from clients is positive… But… …me being me… I always look for ways to improve what I do… It is really important to me that you enjoy my emails and classes. So, over to you… What would you like to see in these emails? Any topics you think I should cover? What … Read more…

Hangry? Is this you??

Do you get ‘crabbit/angry’ when you are hungry?? I recently read an article about this and it is now being known as feeling Hangry!! This is so me!!! This is why I don’t DIET! I would actually have no friends and my family would disown me. When I am hungry I am not a happy or tolerant person. Eating LITTLE AND OFTEN is key for me! What works for you! ?? Maybe you can starve … Read more…

Bare your bits!!!

Hello friends of Funky Fitness! It’s been such a looooooooooong winter-oh how we have moaned! Spring is on it’s way now…yippee! We have been really covered up – wearing our baggy jumpers, thick tights, big coats, trousers and layers and layers of clothing… Apart from the fact that I’m beyond pale (almost blue!!) I’m not quite ready to embrace my tshirts, skirts, cropped trousers just yet. Are you ready to bare your shoulders/arms/legs/tummy?!? Here’s where … Read more…

Funky Fitness Info & Inspiration!!

Hi ladies, If this is the first blog post you have read from me…Welcome! If you are a class regular and reader of these blog posts…Thank you! I enjoy sending you motivational quotes, class details and fitness tips. A year from now you will wish you had started today. Karen Lamb New Spring 2014 workout wear I’m very excited to offer YOU a chance to buy brilliant quality fleeces/tops/bags. Zipper fleeces are £24.99 sizes available small/ … Read more…

Funky fitness info and inspiration!

Hi ladies, If this is the first post you have received from me…Welcome! If you are a class regular and reader of these posts…Thank you! I enjoy sending you motivational quotes, class details and fitness tips. A year from now you will wish you had started today. Karen Lamb New Spring 2014 workout wear I’m very excited to offer YOU a chance to buy brilliant quality fleeces/tops/bags. Zipper fleeces are £24.99 sizes available small/ medium/large/ … Read more…

New Year Fitness

Hi all, Happy New Year. Good news…I’m not going to prattle on about resolutions, I’m emailing you my class timetable and I will leave the motivational chat for when you need it most (maybe several weeks into the new year?!!) when it feels tough to keep it all going! I am really excited to get back to classes and I am looking forward to seeing you soon…. Sundays from 5/1/14 New times due to popular demand. … Read more…

Funky Christmas and a Fit New Year

Hi there, I’m posting to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, thank you for attending my classes and/or reading these emails throughout the year. I hope you have a lovely relaxing time and enjoy some good food and drink ( I am here to help you work it all off in the New Year!!!) Classes will restart on Sunday 5th January 2014 and here is a sneak peak at … Read more…

…good things come to those who sweat!

Hi, Sending out this weeks’ post mid week because it’s sometimes before we know it we are into Thursday thinking ‘I was going to get to a class this week’!! It’s not too late, you can join me for Pilates tomorrow morning 11am in Helensburgh or Fitmix in Dumbarton tomorrow night.   I love this quote…good things come to those who sweat! Anon   Regular clients have been snapping up my pre-Christmas offer. Buy a 6 … Read more…

6 fitness classes for £25

Hi, I hope this finds you well? Now the clocks have changed it becomes more of a challenge to leave your warm,cosy house to come to my classes. Sometimes paying ‘up front’ is the best motivation to coming along every week. Buy a 6 session V.I.P. Card for only £25. This is valid for use at any 6 of my *DROP IN CLASSES until 19/12/13.(6 classes would normally cost you £33). With eight weeks of … Read more…

Funky Fitness-classes anyone can attend!

I love to keep in touch with everyone, even if you haven’t been along to a class in a while I hope you know you are always welcome. This week I have listed the classes that ANYONE can attend, there’s no need to book. ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS TURN UP. Let me do the rest. There’s only 9 weeks of classes left before Christmas. Make them count!! Yesterday you said tomorrow, just do … Read more…

October week classes

Hi Everyone, It’s October week! Some of you lucky clients are away on holiday…hope you have a fab time! I have a few of my classes running this week as listed below. Monday 14th October 10am-11am Fitness Pilates, Amethyst studio, Braeholm, Helensburgh(fully booked) 11am-12pm Fitness Pilates, Amethyst studio, Braeholm, Helensburgh(fully booked) Tuesday 15th October 6.30pm-7.30pm Fitness Pilates, St Joseph’s lower hall, Helensburgh (drop in, no booking required) 7.30pm-8.30pm Funky Fit mix, St Joseph’s lower hall, … Read more…

The 12 weeks of fitness!

You have heard of the 12 Days of Christmas?? Funky Fitness presents THE 12 WEEKS OF FITNESS. 30th Sept- 19th Dec 2013. There’s only 12 weeks of classes left this year!!! Here are 12 Christmas body wishes that I can help to make come true FOR YOU, when you regularly attend my classes….. 1) Trim Thighs.   2) Smooth hips.  3) Re-discover your waist.  4) Melt away your muffin top.   5) Tone your arms. … Read more…

Funky Fitness- I’d love to see you!!

Incase you don’t know…I totally love what I do! The best part of my job is welcoming a client into my classes and seeing that person improve weekly and enjoy the long term benefits of exercise. Improved muscle tone, posture and stamina and reduced stress levels to name a few. Think how fabulous you will feel and look by Christmas this year if you start NOW.   “Today is a new beginning, a chance to … Read more…

Funky Fitness Classes

Hi there, Hope this wee email finds you well??! Just a small offering this week with a positive thought and class times/days/venues. Hope to see you soon…. Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine. ~Anthony J. D’Angelo Tuesday 17th September 9.30am-10.30am Fitness Pilates, Unit 4, Castlegreen Street, Dumbarton Block booking/ payment required. Only 3 spaces available. 6.30pm-7.30pm Fitness Pilates, St Josephs lower hall, Helensburgh, DROP IN SESSION- no booking … Read more…

Maybe this week?

Hello! Are you waiting for things to settle down and then you will get to a class/ go to the gym/ start eating healthy???? Do you think ‘maybe this week I will get some time to exercise?’ The weeks are flying by and you are still no further forward? You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it. Charles Buxton CLAIM YOURSELF ONE HOUR THIS WEEK, COME ALONG TO … Read more…

Fitness Pilates is for everyone!

Have you tried Fitness Pilates yet?? Did you know I have ‘drop in’ sessions on Thursday mornings 11am-12pm in Braeholm Helensburgh and Tuesday evenings 6.30pm-7.30pm St Josephs lower hall Helensburgh? No booking required and it is a great way to try Pilates without having to commit to a 6 week block. “I must be right. Never an aspirin. Never injured a day in my life. The whole country, the whole world, should be doing my … Read more…

Only YOU can change your shape/fitness/mindset/life!!?!?

Hi everyone! What a great week I had last week…brilliant to see my regular clients returning to classes. Thank you for all your emails about what motivates you( I asked what works for you in last week’s email). If you are new to my classes- I send out a weekly motivational email with class times, healthy hints and fitness tips and inspirational quotes. Enjoy reading…. ‘You can sit around and feel bad for yourself or … Read more…

Motivation…what’s yours?

Hello! I was chatting to some regular clients after a class last week and it got me thinking ..what motivates people to exercise? Some people are motivated by how they want to look, by a piece of clothing (I have jeans I would love to get back into!)or simply want to feel better about themselves. Do you have a health issue and you have to exercise regularly to help recovery? Sometimes paying for a block … Read more…

Pilates availability. Book ASAP!

Hello ladies, I am typing this email and not quite believing that it is August and the school holidays are almost finished! How quick was that? I have loved spending more time with my two girls, however we are all ready for some normality and routine! I hope you have enjoyed your summer? Nothing makes an outfit look better than a body that makes your clothes look like they were made for each other. unknown … Read more…

Seven habits of really fit people

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Hi! Hope this wee email finds you well?! As usual I just like to let you know where I’m teaching this week and some top tips for keeping fit! Enjoy reading and I hope to see you soon! “Start with the end in mind. ” ― Stephen R. Covey, Seven Habits of Highly Effective People Monday 5th August FITNESS PILATES 10am-11am Amethyst studio, Braeholm, Helensburgh No need to book, just come along. £5.50 per class … Read more…

Summertime sessions

“Start your day right by feeling good about who you are” Anon Hello! Hope you are enjoying the sunshine? It is lovely to sit outside and feel the heat but not so great to exercise in. Very warm! Here is where I will be working up a sweat this week….I’d love to welcome you along. Monday 15th July FITNESS PILATES 10am-11am Amethyst studio, Braeholm, Helensburgh No need to book, just come along. £5.50 per class … Read more…

October holiday funky wee monkey class times!!

Dates for your diary: Helensburgh No classes on Monday 8th and 15th october 2012(due to school holidays). Back on 22nd October. Children are welcome to come in fancy dress on Monday 29th october and we will play(non-scary) halloween games! Dates for your diary: Dumbarton No classes on Thursday 11th and 18th October 2012. Children are welcome to come in fancy dress on Thursday 25th October, again to play non-scary Halloween games!  

Dream, Believe and achieve it!!

Hello friends of Funky Fitness, I love teaching fitness, I’m also really interested in people and what motivates them! Don’t you agree that you have to have the right mindset as well as the right people supporting you if you are going to stick with something!? It only takes 21 days to make a new habit. Thought of the week_= DREAM it, BELIEVE it and ACHIEVE it. Dream- or think about what you want…? Feel fitter? Lose weight? Tone … Read more…

Who is your Thinspiration?

Who is your ‘thinspiration’?? Who do you look at in magazines, on tv or actually know that you would love to look like?? Mine is Kate Middleton because she is slim AND fit.(Remember slim doesn’t always mean fit! Someone could be thin but smoke or just be naturally lean but never exercise). Here’s what to do- get a picture or write the person’s name down…then stick it to your fridge/biscuit tin/munchie cupboard and ‘visualise,visualise,visualise’. Try … Read more…

Dark nights,jumpers and tights!!

Welcome to this week’s Funky Fitness news. As I am sitting here, typing, it has got really dark!! It’s only 9pm!! We are definately owed a summer!! Dig out your jumpers! Dark nights can sometimes make it more difficult to stick to your exercise routine. I have included my top tips to keep you on the straight and narrow. A positive thought to motivate you and a big list of where I am this week. Hope to … Read more…