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Huffington Post Latest: 24 Ways to Transform Yourself from Fitnessphobe to Fitspiration

My latest article on Huffington Post. Read the original article here: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/karen-laing/24-ways-to-transform-your_b_12572478.html If you’re a fitnessphobe, you know exercise is good for you but it’s hard to know where to start. Running seems scary and there are ‘fit’ people everywhere with toned thighs in garish leggings. As a fitness business owner, who’s been dubbed ‘addictively active’…

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Huffington Post Latest: Feeling Blue? 25 Ways to Instantly Feel Better (Without Chocolate).

Read the original post here: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/karen-laing/feeling-blue-25-ways-to-i_b_10927984.html Is there such a thing as an instant pick me up? When you’ve been feeling glum for a few days, what can you do to get your mojo back? I’m usually a pretty positive person. For me the cup is always half full. But I’ll be honest, of late…

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Fitpro Magazine Latest: Bossing It! Interview with Claire Burlison Green of Clubbercise

In the first of my new interview series in Fitpro magazine that profiles fitness leaders, I met Claire Burlison Green and asked her about launching Clubbercise, the dance workout programme, and what fellow fitness professionals can learn from her experience. “We were those people who wanted to go clubbing without the hassle or the hangover. Clubbercise is…

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Huffington Post Latest: Is Office Culture Preventing You From Exercising

Read the original post here: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/karen-laing/is-office-culture-preventing-you-from-exercising_b_9848546.html One of my favourite things about being a Pilates instructor, is the freedom it allows me to teach anywhere. I can literally pop up with my mat, a bunch of people and a bit of space and ‘voila’ I’m getting a few more people active. I particularly love teaching in…

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How to Break Through Fear

Fear is everywhere. In life. In business. In parenting. In the news. In those perfectionist tendencies. In the need to get everything right first time. For me fear is in pitching to editors, my kids getting sick, conversations with banks, driving on motorways in the dark, booking family holidays, doing new stuff in my business…

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BabyCentre Guest Post: 9 Exercise Swaps for New Mums (#8 is THE secret)

I’ve been desperate to write this article about post natal exercise for ages. Yes we all want to lose the mum flab as quickly as possible but what is the safest way to do it? http://www.baby.co.uk/life_and_home/9-exercise-swaps-for-new-mums/ Originally published by www.baby.co.uk: Pregnancy and birth come with a major down side for many women. Fat. Pregnancy hormones…

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Huffington Post Latest: 10 Things Fit People Do to Beat Exercise Excuses

Read the original post here: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/karen-laing/10-things-fit-people-do-to-beat-exercise-excuses_b_9290208.html It’s Tuesday morning. I’ve just negotiated double school and nursery drop off day. I am free. This is my running time of the week. Every Tuesday, when I get ‘the freedom’ I know I’ll go out for my longest run of the week – and I’ll feel amazing. But every…

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My Top 10 Inspirations for 2016

If you are a small business owner or sole trader, you’ll know what I mean by those life changing moments or inspirations. The light bulb moments that happen by listening to a podcast that really speaks to you, reading a book that unlocks the block you are currently up against or attending a course where one little…

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The Guardian: How Your Physical Health Controls Your Mental Success

Mounting scientific evidence supports the link between exercise and cognitive function. Could the power in your muscles be your secret weapon at work? Read the original version of the article first published by The Guardian: Women in Leadership here: http://www.theguardian.com/women-in-leadership/2016/feb/04/how-your-physical-health-controls-your-mental-success Fitness has come a long way since aerobics and legwarmers: it’s no longer just about getting…

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