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Huffington Post Latest: 5 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Join a Gym in January

My latest article on Huffington Post. Read the original article here: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/karen-laing/5-reasons-why-you-shouldn_1_b_14143988.html Don’t join a gym in January. In fact don’t even start your fitness drive in January. I’ve been the fitness business for over 12 years. I know the industry trends and so do newspaper editors and marketing directors. In January everyone feels guilty….

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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: 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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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 Female Factor’ at FitPro LIVE: Will You Join Me?

12 years ago I attended my first FitPro Convention. I was green to the industry having recently jumped off the corporate ship PwC Consulting in pursuit of happiness and integrity. The convention was held at Loughborough University. I stayed in student lodgings and did the full mix of partying and non-stop exercising until I was…

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Latest from Huffington Post. The Mental Health Diet: Forget Fat Loss, the Best Motivator for Sticking with Exercise is Stress Relief

I’ve just got my own platform on the Huffington Post. My first post is all about focusing on the ‘feel good’ factor rather than the way we look, when it comes to exercise motivation. Read my post here: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/karen-laing/mental-health-exercise-stress-relief_b_8253686.html I love exercise. So much so that I quit life as a management consultant and made my own…

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