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Monday Morning Motivation: Killian Jornet

Kilian Jornet

Do you have a head for heights? This inspirational video is by Spanish ultrarunner Killian Jornet: I’m scared of heights, but this video has inspired me to get out of my comfort zone this week. Read more about Kilian Jornet: Kilian Jornet Burgada KJB Blog KJ Facebook page


Monday Morning Motivation: Colin McCourt and goal-setting

Colin McCourt in his prime and in early 2017

We’re nearly a month into 2018. Many people who subscribe to the ‘New year, new you!’ philosophy, but they simply wish for change aren’t making it happen. Did you make any New Year’s Resolutions? How are they going? Did you plan ahead and have a clear goal? Depending on your Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation: One is more than none

This Girl Can photo

It’s January, so you may have set some New Year’s resolutions to be fitter and healthier in 2018. Don’t push yourself to do too much too soon. Remember that it’s best to aim for a sustainable level of activity and don’t forget:


Monday Morning Motivation – Skid Row Marathon

Skid Row Marathon

I recently saw this trailer and was really inspired by it. I hope that I’ll get a chance to see to see this film. When a criminal court judge starts a running club on LA’s notorious skid row and begins training a motley group of addicts and criminals to run Read more…


Taking a risk in 2018

Fitness instructor course materials

It’s that time of year when people are thinking about their hopes and dreams for the year ahead. Even if you don’t believe in making New Year’s Resolutions, chances are you’ve been thinking about how you might want your year to go. Perhaps you have been thinking about making some changes. Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation: San Diego Splash Sisters

San Diego Splash Sisters

There aren’t many sports teams with seemingly as low entry requirements as the San Diego Splash Sisters: “If you can stand up and move your legs, you’re welcome.” However, when you realise that this hoops squad consists of over 80s, then that definitely limits the number of potential players. I Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation: Flat out

This Girl Can photo

I like the puns that are included in the ThisGirlCan adverts and this one is no exception (‘Now the kids are flat out, so am I’). As a busy mum, I have to make every second of my training count and try to squeeze things in when M is asleep, so Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation: I will what I want

Gisele Bündchen for Under Armour - I WILL WHAT I WANT

It’s a very short Monday Morning Motivation this week, with a video called ‘I will what I want’. Supermodel Gisele Bundchen knows what it means to live under the microscope, amongst the noise of contradicting opinions. But will beats noise. Watch Gisele face real-time commentary now at: http://willbeatsnoise.com/ What do Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation: Schuyler Bailar

Schuyler Bailar

Schuyler Bailar’s story is inspirational – he gave up the opportunity to be an Olympic medalist to be true to himself. He was recruited to Harvard as a female, but has found peace after transitioning to male. I hope that over the next few years he achieves success in all Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation: Ironman 2017

Kona podium 2017

Watching the coverage of the Ironman World Championships is inspirational… but most people don’t have 17 hours to spare, so this highlights video that focuses on ‘ordinary people’ may provide motivation for you within 10 minutes. The island may not care who they are or why they came. Its currents Read more…