With Tanya Wyatt
I’m 51 and I love my body. You can love your body again too. No starving, over-exercising or dieting.
Together we’ll give your body exactly what it needs to be at its peak again. Whether you’ve a health issue, high stress levels, you’ve been yo-yo dieting for years, or have some other issue holding you back, if you want your best body ever – in looks and health – you’re at the right place.
Let me motivate, guide and support you on a unique journey while you discover – through movement, nourishment and mindfulness – how to look, feel and think your best again. We’ll have you bouncing out of bed faster than you can yell, “Get me my coffee!”
I’m not into hard-core, sweat-till-you-drop exercise routines. In fact, I happen to think that regular daily movement is more useful than exercise alone. Once you get that right, find an activity you love and then repeat freely. For me it’s pole sport, but maybe line dancing, extreme ironing, or stand-up knitting floats your boat.
Nourishment is about everything you expose your body to on a regular basis, since these things impact the expression of your state of health. Nourishment goes beyond food and includes issues relating to sleep, breathing, grounding, sunlight, electromagnetic radiation and day-to-day pollutants.
Do you believe your worth is dictated by the shape of your body? You’re wrong, but you’re not alone. The two have nothing to do with each other, yet we’ve convinced ourselves they’re one and the same. It’s time you learnt to love yourself independently of your body and to recognise that your daily thoughts can either support or sabotage your health.
Why Train With Me
My Unique Approach
For me, strength training (whether using bodyweight or external resistance) is the best form of exercise anyone can do. It’s how you’ll change your body shape, remain strong for everyday movement, offset poor posture, and stay young (the health benefits are extraordinary). I can also help with your goals around flexibility, or mobility, if that’s where your interest lies. Whether online or in person, my very thoughtful approach to physical training means that your progress is slow and steady, with a focus on efficiency. I abide by the scientific principles that govern training so that every move you make, every step you take (every cake you bake?) is a move towards achieving your goal. If you’re willing to give me your time, I’m going to make damn sure it’s worth your while!
choose your body
Is it a beach volleyball player’s body – toned, muscular and strong? Or is it a marathon runner’s body – thin and sinewy with low levels of muscle mass? Your answer to this question will determine what your programme looks like, so be sure to give your goal some weighty (s’cuse the pun) thought before going out there and spending time and energy achieving it.
Training with good form is the best way to avoid injuries, and to give you your best outcome in every exercise. It also ensures that you build a strong ‘engine’ (a fully engaged and effective stabilising core and trunk). Once this has power, you can focus on your ‘chasis’ (the limbs). No sleek and sexy sports car ever existed without a potent engine!
For me, exercise should mimic everyday movement. Is there ever a time where you keep your body completely still while you use a limb to do something in isolation? Even opening a jar will require more than just the arm or hand muscles. Developing functional strength will make you better able to handle your daily movement requirements
Through my unique perspective, I hope to offer you a refreshing, informative, motivating and non-punitive approach to leanness and health. A perspective that will help you achieve a beautiful, vibrant, toned body; a strong sense of self-love; and a mindset that is positive, open and flexible – in a long-lasting, rewarding, and enjoyable manner.
As the proverb goes, it’s the last straw that breaks the camel’s back. These days we’re carrying plenty of straws, but how many can we handle before the camel – our immune system – is toast? Managing the straws gives the camel leeway. We all get stressed periodically, but if most of the time the camel isn’t affected by the load, it can take a little pressure some of the time without falling apart. Knowledge is key: this is where I see my value when it comes to helping my clients experience great energy, health and wellbeing. I’m the veritable camel whisperer!
sometimes / most-times
Like cars, our bodies need ‘petrol’, oil, and water to run well. Mostly, we should eat for the ‘car’ (healthful foods). But we’re human, so have emotional needs that may require different fuel – not great for fuelling the car, but give us bliss and satisfaction in the moment. Clearly, a good diet is the bedrock of health, but there’s power in happiness and bliss. It’s what you do most of the time that counts. If your car is consistently maintained, there won’t be any problem taking it for a joy ride some of the time. It gives you the flexibility to have your cake and eat it. Literally!
get off the wagon
Our exercise and eating habits have become a “wagon” to many of us. Be more disciplined! No pain, no gain! Just do it! When we fall off we go overboard in the opposite direction, then climb back on the wagon, only to repeat the routine. My deep work with clients isn’t about measuring success through weight loss, or achieving an activity goal. It’s about letting go of being “perfect” and embracing the body they’re in at that moment. The only sure way not to fall off the wagon is by not getting on it in the first place!