Greenheart Fitness

Personal Trainer, Fitness and Sports Coaching

Operating as usual

Photos from Greenheart Fitness's post 29/04/2022

I was chatting yesterday to one of my clients about strength and getting older.

Q:Why wouldnโ€™t you want to be and feel strong?

At 46, I know that the Menopause is coming whether I like it or not, and as we age as women and go through the Menopause we lose bone density and muscle mass, exercise whether thatโ€™s walking, swimming, cycling, tennis, jogging and my personal favourites strength training and Pilates will go a long way into keeping you fitter, healthier and ultimately stronger.

If you are strong in your body, that strength filters through into feeling strong in your mind and strong in your life and whatever that may bring ๐Ÿ’ž

Gymshark TRX Training



Just wanted to post some pics of some of my awesome team of clients smashing it every week here at the Greenheart Garage ๐Ÿ’š

Consistently showing up and getting to grips not only with resistance and loads and new exercises, but also getting to grips with their bodies and the way they work.

We are all uniquely put together so what works for one doesnโ€™t necessarily work for another, which is why Personal Training is so important.

The blocks of training and programming are as unique as you are and they should be. We are finding things out about ourselves all the time when we move and how we move, those goal posts will move all the time creating change and strength and function.

Well done everyone! ๐Ÿ’ช


To all my amazing clients who work super hard in their sessions and all those that support my small business, thank you and I wish you all a fabulous Easter Weekend! ๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ˜Š


๐Ÿ’š Happy Holidays! ๐Ÿฃ
Have a great week everyone - enjoy the little things


PISTOL SQUATS -strength, balance, control
Super tough, love them or hate them?

A unilateral exercise, it forces each side to work individually, developing equal strength and balance on each leg. Personally for me my weaker side is my left, and this really shows when moving from the TRX Pistol Squat to the Stepper, as @stevehyde19 has found out.

It is an exercise that must be practiced to be mastered ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’š


@cazmania82 still doing amazing work in our sessions at 34 weeks! ๐Ÿ’ช

Caz has had a lot of lower back pain, so after warming up, we do a number of exercises to help with that before moving on to our main exercises, including these wall squats supporting Cazโ€™s back with the ball keeping her posture and positioning in check.

Squats are a great, safe exercise to do helping with strength and range of motion through the hips and glutes and pelvic floor ๐Ÿ’š


5K Parkrun - fastest since Aug 2019!
1000m Row - 2 second PB!
Bench Press PB 62KG!

We did this exercise when Steve first started with me, he thought it was impossible and I would say frustrating, even just lifting up and down was a challenge.

A few months down the line, I put it back in to Steves programme and he couldnโ€™t believe the difference, and queried whether it was even the same exercise! ๐Ÿ’š


Do something that makes you feel good, not perfect ๐Ÿ’š

Sometimes I think we are constantly trying to be perfect in every area of our lives:

๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘งโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘งโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆPerfect parent
๐Ÿ’• Perfect partner
๐Ÿฐ Perfect nutrition
๐Ÿ‹๏ธโ€โ™€๏ธ Perfect exercise
๐Ÿ’ป Perfect work/life balance

We are trying to achieve the impossible, the unsustainable in our busy everyday lives, so itโ€™s a constant circle of never feeling like you are good enough or doing a good job.


Give yourself a break, you donโ€™t need to be perfect, just try to be better, small steps, small habit changes at a time. We can always do better, always improve, and by doing that it makes us feel good, whether itโ€™s giving everyone a smile, one less coffee a day, 100 more steps a day than you did last month, cooking a fresh meal, drinking more water, getting up 15 mins earlier making a coffee and doing a 10 minute stretch, because who doesnโ€™t feel better after stretching ๐Ÿ™†โ€โ™€๏ธ



Super tough, and it can certainly show up your weaker side, for me itโ€™s my left, but I love this exercise for developing lower-body strength, endurance, stability and mobility.

Thanks @martinbennell for filming while on the Wattbike! ๐Ÿšด๐Ÿป ๐Ÿ’š


@stevehyde19 has been coming to Greenheart since September last year.
It has been fantastic to see Steves progress doing a range of movements, including:

Improvements in co-ordination
Core strength
Balance and overall strength

Loads of progression, particular highlights:
๐Ÿ’ชRowing 1000m from 4m 49s to 3m 59s
๐Ÿ‘ŒBench Press from 16.5kg to 57kg
๐Ÿ‘Box Jumps from Stepper to 24 inch box, and super light too! ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿ’š

For someone that had never been in the gym before, it is great to see Steves enthusiasm and gains every week.

We switch up Steves balanced programme every 4-5 weeks, which keeps stability for the body and variety for the mind, I also love putting some Finishers in there for Steve as well at the end of the session, if we have time!


The two things go together.

Donโ€™t hope that things will change, make it happen.


Amazing work by Taz so far in 2022

Taz you are stronger and better than you think every time! ๐Ÿ’š

Taz has the most wonderful form and technique and always really thinks about what she is doing through all her movements.

Pelvic tilt improvement is fantastic, lovely single leg deadlift, TRX push-outs got much further than she thought ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ‘

Taz also smashed the chest press this week too, started on 4Kg dumbbells and this week 30Kg barbell. AMAZING ๐Ÿคฉ ๐Ÿ’š

It was magic! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘


@drummer_girl19 smashed it last night!

Having committed to running every day, Lisa squeezed in a run before she got to me.
Some stretching and mobility to help the body recover from the run and then off we went.

It was tough, but Lisa got on despite her body feeling tired, did everything I asked of her and gave it everything ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’š ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

There is always more there, we just have to believe it!


Have you already given up on those New Years Resolutions, to lose weight, to exercise more, to drink more water or less wine?

It is around now that people give up and wander back into old habits, life gets in the way, you had a glass of wine last night, so whatโ€™s the point.

One of the main reasons we stop is generally because youโ€™ve gone all out, youโ€™ve tried to do too much too soon, and itโ€™s ultimately unachievable.

To be able to sustain something you have to prioritise it and it has to fit in, if it doesnโ€™t, consistency and discipline will waiver to the point where you consistently fail, which breeds negative thinking.

Give yourself time to adjust to each change, once that change becomes a habit (30 days) move on to the next one and so on.
If you deviate, for whatever reason, donโ€™t let that be a reason to quit altogether, re-set, re-focus and carry on the next day.


Absolutely amazing to hear this! ๐Ÿ’š

Weโ€™ve done a lot of work on strengthening this area along with hamstrings and quads, amongst other things, in particular working each side dependently of the other, so the weaker side has to up its game!

This also shows that connecting the mind and body, thinking about what we are working when we are moving can really make a difference too.

Very often in whatever sport we are involved in, we go through the motions, not really thinking about whatโ€™s working, what are we feeling. Next time you train think about your form, technique, skill, improvements, where you feel weak, where you feel strong.


Finally ready to start 2022!
Thank you covid for joining the Bennell house for New Year! ๐Ÿ™„
However, it is done, weโ€™ve all had it together, time to move on.
โœ… new equipment
โœ… new layout
โœ… steam cleaned
โœ… ready to go!

Thank you to all my clients for being so patient, not the way I wanted to start the year, but we are done, over it, ready to smash 2022! ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’š



๐Ÿ’š Happy Birthday lovely Lisa
Hope you have a fabulous day ๐Ÿฅณ

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