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Mark

About Mark

CHEK Holstic Lifestyle Coach Level 1. Pilates Instructor

A CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach, Pilates Instructor, Vivo Barefoot Run Coach, Stages Cycling Coach, Versatile Experienced Group Exercise Instructor. With decades of experience in the fitness industry, working in a variety of exclusive health clubs and high end spas in a number of roles, from management to self employed. I look to use all my experience to help you Make Real Health Your Reality. Offering Online and Mobile Services, Consultations, Fitness Testing and 121 Coaching and Classes. https://westbrookwellnessholistichealth.wordpress.com/westbrook-wellness-holistic-health-services/ To Make Real Health Your Reality Please feel free to contact me. Email: mark.westbrook@yahoo.co.uk Tel: 07947 280 146 https://m.facebook.com/MarkWestbrookPeakPersonalFitness/ https://westbrookwellnessholistichealth.wordpress.com/

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23 Apr

Live Well with COPD Group

Here we have an amazing bunch of people who inspire me each and every week.Westbrook Wellness is very pleased to work with and see the self help support group Live Well with COPD achieve very encouraging results in their bi-annual, …

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23 Apr

Work”Out” or Work”In” ?

  I talk rather alot about working “In”as well as” Out” in my sessions but how do you know when to work “in” and not work “out”? It’s really simple protocol but as ever you need to be accurate and …

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12 Apr

Exercise of The Week

Add this Week’s Exercise of the Week into your routine! The Fish. A simple yet very effective exercise. Stretching the chest, torso, intercostals, hip flexor, and the throat. Strengthening the upper back muscle, the muscles at the back of the …

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19 Mar

Pilates where did it come from? Should you be Practicing Pilates?

Where Did Pilates Come From? Should you be practicing Pilates?  Joseph Pilates was initially a frail young German who took it upon himself to become a very strong, educated, healthy man. Joseph took part in wide range of sports including fencing, …

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9 Jan

No Time for Exercise? How about 3 minutes?

Are you tight for time and want to try Pilates?  “I don’t have 10 minutes to myself” sound like you? To busy to book in at a club, drive to the club, and attend a class…. I know that time …

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9 May

Over due Update!

Hi all it’s been a while since my last blog. It’s been a busy few weeks with fostering and we have enjoyed a trip to the lake district, a great place to get away and relax in balance with nature. …

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25 Mar

Pilates

Many Health Clubs offer a range of exercise classes these days and often members are put off by the thought of trying something new. The thought of not knowing what the class will involve or being unable to “keep up” are two main reasons …

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4 Feb

Walking Medicine

In todays world of Deadlines, Emails, Bills and Crammed work Schedules its no surprise that people find it hard to find time for health and well-being. Many people dislike the idea of the busy gym as they may not know …

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10 Apr

Aqua Classes… Do they really work?

The benefits of Aqua Exercise. Warm water pressure helps to block pain receptors, making it ideal for persons post surgery. (back, hip, knee, shoulder etc) Water works to keep you buoyant meaning the exercise is less weight bearing. This means there …

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13 Mar

Sugar – Poison, Drug or both?

 What is all the Fuss about Sugar! Its just Sugar right? Our World is infested with Sugar in many forms, in Soft Drinks, over Pills, in Medications, Sweets, Syrups, Sauces the list goes on… Have you ever hit the pause …

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2 Mar

Take Away? or Take that Take Aways?

Its Friday…. I have had 3 Text Messages from Takeaway Pizza Companies! 4 Flyers through the door from fast food companies At least 10 people say they are going for takeout today!! Thats 17 opportunities to justify a take away tonight …

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18 Jan

Alkaline – Stay Phit on the inside out.

So we are now well into January 2012… Christmas, chocolates, fizzy drinks, cakes and desserts are no longer for many people as they head towards a new years promise of weight loss and being healthier. On the Subject of health …

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14 Dec

Thoughts are Things

Everything starts with a thought or energy, if you will. What you eat drink or do starts with a thought. (your thoughts about food/drink are the first stage of digestion, this goes on to enrich or infect, your whole mind body and spirit) …

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8 Dec

Heart news and Information

One of the most popular discussions in the Health and Fitness world is how to keep your Heart Healthy.  What ever the latest news is, it is always good to exercise to help your heart stay in tip top shape. Here …

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7 Dec

Over 40% of Cancers through Lifestyle Choices try something new Today

Today the BBC reported on Cancer UKs latest news that over 40% of cancers are through neglect of positive lifestyle choices, Smoking, Alcohol, Lack of Exercise and lack of Nutrition. Making simple lifestyle choices using the opportunities that day to day life presents us with, as in my previous …

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6 Dec

Life is motion, so move!

Exercise is often an afterthought in today’s modern, upbeat, stressed society. The stress of work, family, children and more in this never slowing world of technology, is often the reason for people to excuse exercising. Being aware of the many …

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