Week 17 Update and what I have learnt this week!
I know every week I seem to be saying it has been a really busy one for me, but week 17 has been no different! Last weekend I put on my second round of group sessions at the gym which were a huge success. I had 3 groups of highly motivated and encouraging ladies all giving their absolute best for a 45 minute workout. I am really enjoying delivering these sessions and really hope to be able to put on more of them in the future. I have received some really great feedback as well which is always lovely to hear. Need to finalise the next round of dates this week with the gym to keep the momentum going!
I had 4 jam packed days of clients as I was taking Friday off to go to Birmingham for the Bodypower Fitness Expo. All clients did AMAZING this week, and we hit a few of incredible PRs.
Annie Hex Bar Deadlift 8 reps at 100kg
Lauren Hex Bar Deadlift 8 reps at 75kg
Hannah Bench Press PR 47.5kg
I am so chuffed with all of the above. I try and get my girls to focus on mini goals like these rather than just aesthetic ones. The looks on their faces after achieving something like this is priceless.
As mentioned, I went to Bodypower on Friday, this was the 4th year which I have been now. I really enjoy the day. It is a chance to wander round, try out new products, listen to talks and network with like minded individuals. This year I really wanted to focus on networking and speaking to different people in the industry. I had a good chat with Jamie Alderton, who I look up to immensely and follow all of his work. Some of the information he was able to share with me I bottled up and will be implementing in the next few weeks as I look to progress myself and my business. (There is also a lot of beautiful people walking around as well 🙈)
I mentioned my sister Hannah got a Bench Press PR, she achieved this whilst we were training at Emporium Gym in Birmingham on Saturday Morning. We went here for the first time last year and loved it so had to return this weekend. It is an old school bodybuilding style gym, the machines and weights are old and well used, but the atmosphere is amazing. A lot of the athletes who come over for Bodypower train here, last year we met Dana Lynne Bailey and this year had the pleasure of training next to Calum Von Moger. This was the best training session I had had in a really long time, it reminded me why i got into this industry.
‘I love lifting weights, I love the process, I love the feeling of making myself better.’
I needed this session more than I realised.
I am now home, up early and planning for the week ahead, week 17 flew by. Week 18 will culminate in me flying to Stockholm (#30B430 ticklist!) for the night to see Bruno Mars…
What have I learnt this week?
7th: The Queen has two birthdays because it would be too chilly in April to have major celebrations! The tradition started in 1748 with King George II, who had the misfortune of being born in chilly November.
8th: Gelato and ice cream are different. Gelato uses a higher quantity of milk in comparison to cream which means it contains less fat, it is churned at a slower rate which introduces less air making it less dense (ie creamier!) and it is also served at a warmer temperature than Ice cream.
9th: If you earn over £75k per year, you are in the top 5% of UK earners.
10th: Olericulture is the science of vegetable growing
11th: There are 576 billionaires in the USA, the highest of any country in the world. The UK currently has 134.
12th: May 12th is International Nurses Day and is celebrated around the world. It is also the birthday of Florence Nightingale.
13th: In America, the most popular baby names in 2016 were Noah and Emma.
Have a fab week everyone!
Love Abi xxxx