Lewis’s Testimonial

I had the pleasure of training Lewis in Sydney after major ankle surgery, we worked on foot mechanics to help him to squat, skateboard and run again. Here is what he had to say about our sessions,

“Coming back to the gym after a long time off due to major injury, Aimie has helped me more than any physiotherapist or trainer I’ve encountered in my life. When a specific weakness or mobility issue is brought up, she always has a movement ready to address it. Able to work with all kinds of people regardless of fitness level or disability, she is a charming, energetic repository of knowledge. Would recommend Aimie 100% to anyone aiming to rehabilitate an injury or improve bodily function.”

photo from: Past Tense Photography

Change creates Change

Hello Gorgeous People!

I hope you are all very very well!!

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The past 6 months have been transformative for myself! We’ve moved to Sydney, Australia from the UK and I have learnt so so much throughout 2016 I cannot begin to put it all in to 1 blog, so I am going to start sharing my experiences through video’s and blogs so that my experiences may help you!

This isn’t about me, this is about helping others…

In December I found myself at a low point. I was constantly stressed and felt like the world was crumbling around me. None of my clothes fit anymore, I felt awful. I didn’t want to see friends or family because I couldn’t fake the happiness that used to be natural to me.

I found getting out of bed hard and I felt like a nervous breakdown was just one straw away. So on New Year’s Eve 2015 I decided that 2016 would not just be better than 2015, but that it was going to be the best year of my life!

I got myself a coach to help me as I knew I couldn’t do it on my own and despite helping people on a daily basis I didn’t know where to start with what I was feeling… I was exercising, meditating, my diet was spot on but I was so stressed by my to-do list and I’d lost the belief that I could do any of it. I felt empty and like all hope had gone… I needed the best!

So I decided I needed Tony Robbins….

I couldn’t get Tony, but I could get on of his coaches…My coach, Lea Newman is awesome! She has given me the tools to get back to feeling like me again, but better, calmer, more understanding and able to see what is really going on!

Over the first half of this year we’ve set up two new projects, we’ve lost an amazing friend, Pauline, who came to our meditation classes, she was and is a beautiful woman and her daughter Kat is one of my closest friends, so we all felt a huge loss when she passed away. Then the day of Pauline’s funeral was the last day I saw my nan alive, who passed away very suddenly. My nan was so much more than a nan, she was a mentor to me, a friend, she came and trained at my studio twice a week and we had dramatically improved her health over the last 8 years, I’ve written about her in my book, ‘Nourish with Aimie’ and will share more information with you in the coming weeks, losing her was a huge shock, she was the head of the family, the rock, the love, the cheerleader for myself and the rest of the family, she was awesome!! Then within a few days my husband, Matt’s nan was also taken into hospital and passed away. We couldn’t believe we had lost 3 of our favourite people so close together.

We then moved house, closed my beloved studio in Worcester, my safe place, left all my amazing people who trained with me, who were all so loving and supportive, said goodbye to our family and flew to Sydney!

I’ve always believed that knowledge is power and I really, truly believe that a problem is simply a situation we just need to find an answer to and finding the right person to help saves so much time and means we can get back to living our best lives again with ease!

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This is our first weekend in Sydney and with my regained passion for life I found myself awake at 5 am raring with ideas for video’s, for tips, for exercises, for everything I need/want to do next… I want to help others feel just as amazing!

I know that I am not alone, I know that I’ve experienced feelings that many many people are feeling right now and you don’t have to stay there!

So… for the second half of 2016 I’m going to be focusing on self care for myself and helping others out there who are needed some help, guidance, inspiration and awesome information to get back to feeling amazing!

Please feel free to contact me aimie@moveandnourish.com if you would like coaching online or in Sydney or if you have any questions at all!

I’m here to help!

Sending you all tons of love,

Aimie

Can you learn to ask better questions?

This topic just keeps on reoccurring so I needed to share it with you all!

 

About a year ago, the amazing John Hardy bought my attention to the fact that in the fitness industry we ask some really unhelpful questions…So as a trainer I needed to learn to ask better questions.

 

As a child we always asked questions, which seemed to annoy a lot of adults or result in the answer, “I don’t know” As we age, we can get into a habit of not questioning or not wanting to be rude… But questions are awesome when you ask better ones!

 

Every single day of our lives our mind is going through an internal dialogue, we have around 65,000 thoughts a day, 80% negative and 90 % the same as the day before! Can you remember any of yours?

 

We can be guilty of wasting time asking negative questions like, “Why can’t I lose weight?” “Why do I eat so much?”, “Why can’t I stop eating chocolate”

 

We are bombarded with images and marketing telling us that we need their products to be better. Why don’t I look like them, why don’t I have that car? Why is my hair not shiny like hers? You get the picture.

 

Comparison is the thief of happiness. And what I really want for you is simple, to be happier and healthier!

 

Once the question is out there we naturally find answers in our own minds. We ask questions and answer them all day long. Most of our answers are backing up the question, making it seem true!

 

“I can’t lose weight because I’m lazy, I have no will power, I’m big boned”… or “They wont pick me for the job because I’m not good enough, there will be someone better than me, I never get what I want”

 

So what I want to inspire you to do… What I beg you to do, What I wish and hope you will do is join me on the quest of asking better questions with me! Like anything it’s simply a new muscle that needs building up and making stronger. I found it really hard to being with, but with practice you will soon see an incredible difference!

 

So here are some questions for you to try…

 

Why am I good enough?

 

Why am I going to get inshape?

 

Why do I deserve health?

 

Why do all of my friends value me so much?

 

Why is my life incredible?

 

How can I look after myself better?

 

How can I make a few easy steps to reaching my goal?

 

What do I really want?

 

Once you are on a roll there will be no stopping you!

 

Then start questioning others too! In a kind, compassionate way of course!

 

We would love to hear from you so please let us know Why you freaking rock!!!

 

Love Aimie xxx

 

A little taster of Move and Nourish…

Hey Gorgeous People!

I just wanted to give you a quick sneak peak of what our amazing new site, www.moveandnourish.com has on offer to guide you to eat better, feel better, think better and move better… Today we have one of my favourites, my lovely functional yoga movement session perfect or everyone! The site is jam packed full of other lovely videos to get you feeling amazing!I hope you enjoy and please go and take a look around!

I hope you are all enjoying the first day of lent? Lent is usually about giving up something, a feeling of deprivation, a feeling like you are missing out, but I’d like to encourage you to add something in for the next 40 days that will make you feel amazing!

I’m adding in 1 hour a day (that’s only 4% of the day) of me time, that’s to either exercise, meditate, have a long hot bath or curl up with a good book or a mixture. I’ve been really busy lately with awesome, fun projects, which can sometimes stop us looking after ourselves, so let’s look at how to do more good for our minds and bodies!

In my classes this morning we were all discussing this and Anita is going to give herself the gift of a proper lunch break every single day, for the next 40 days! Jane and Anne are simply going to add in 6 repetitions of a Pilates exercise, a ‘roll-down’ where you simply become aware of the gentle opening of the back of the spine as you roll down, then re-build the vertebra back up. Simple!

What will you gift your beautiful self with this lent?

Loads of Love,

 

Aimie

New Year, So Let’s Try Something New…

Hello Lovely People!

I hope you’ve all had a wonderful Christmas and are looking forward to 2016!

I personally like to look at good food, nutrition, mindset and of course a regular exercise routine as the foundations to an amazing life, which will help you to feel calm in times where there can feel like there is so much to do, it can keep you feeling grounded, strong, confident and balanced, as well as releasing endorphins that make you feel amazing!

With so many different options out there now we would love to make it easier to find the fitness and lifestyle that suits you, so we have added in an amazing offer to get you inspired in 2016, to meet some amazing people, to have fun and to feel amazing!

For 20 days come and try any and all of the classes here at my lovely studio, I can honestly say I love every single person who comes to my classes and I’m sure you will too!

So if you fancy 20 days for £20 just email me at aimie@moveandnourish.com to book your spot!

Happy New Year everyone!

Love Aimie x

New Timetable and a Little Gift x

Hello Gorgeous People!

I hope you are all enjoying the time building up towards Christmas! I certainly am! I feel so lucky that we have had a lovely mild few weeks to enjoy the warm breeze! I’ve been studying more ancient forms of yoga this month and am really enjoying learning more and playing with totally new movements that feel wonderful!

So my christmas present to you all is to get you to think of 3 things you are grateful for, but not just anythings… a specific 3 things that will make you feel like the luckiest person alive when you do it regularly. I do this after every meditation practice and I love it, so I hope you enjoy!

1. Think of 1 person who makes your life more fun/enjoyable/happier, who makes you feel loved or special and think about why you like/love them so much. (you could even text them afterwards to tell them?)

2. Remember something you’ve done in your life that you are proud of yourself for and really dwell on how incredible you are capable of being!

3. In your mind experience or try to remember one thing in nature that you love, for example, the crunch of leaves beneath your feet in autumn or the sun on your skin. My favourite is a warm breeze through my hair on a summers night.

That’s it! Why not give it a go?

Oh yes, and here is my new timetable ready for you all to get into the self care spirit before the new year!

Have a wonderful day lovely ones!

Love Aimie xx

Dessert Special – Tasty Tuesday

11219006_719974374798056_4843369836269679610_nDo you fancy learning how to make amazing, sin-free desserts? Got a sweet tooth like I do??

Aimie’s next Tasty Tuesday is on Tuesday 29th September @ 7pm and she will guide you through some yummy & nutritious food & drink, including:

* a delicious green smoothie upon arrival
* a brilliantly quick & easy, nourishing salad you can recreate at home for the whole family and
* three amazing, raw-some desserts which will satisfy every sweet tooth going!!

We’re keeping spaces limited so people can really get involved on the night and make the most of the evening, so if you’re tempted by some yummy desserts, don’t delay… Get in touch! xx11938034_719979024797591_275588309091405208_n

BBQ to Nourish you…

 

 

Plant based BBQ

 

Hello Gorgeous People!

As promised, here is part 2 of my nourishing BBQ recipes… I hope you enjoy them!

Vegan & Gluten Free Bad-Ass BBQ Burger

1. Simply gently roast 4 big flat mushrooms (no-oil), 1 chopped red pepper and 2 slices sweet potatoes (using the ends to make chip shapes) in a little coconut oil, gently turning every 10-15 minutes.

2. Then chop radish, carrots, red cabbage & courgette to make an easy clean salad base (today I used my mandolin to chop)

3. Blend the ingredients from my vegan coleslaw recipe in the book ‘Nourish with Aimie’ a mixture of Macadamia nuts, raw apple cider vinegar, raw honey or coconut nectar if you don’t use honey and a little water and coat the salad.

4. Using some left over quinoa from the day before, gently add in some BBQ spices

5. Chop 1 red onion and gently soften in a little coconut oil on a low heat until soft

6. Once it’s all cooked, simply stack 1 mushroom on the bottom, add a little quinoa and mustard, a slice of sweet potato, more quinoa and mustard and red pepper, more sweet potato and then red onion, topped off with your topper, the second mushroom

7. Add salad and sweet fries and enjoy!

 

Plant based vegan BBQ

 

BBQ Leftover’s to Make Any Mouth Water…

1. Simply gently steam some chopped sweet potatoes until soft and mash

2. Using the leftover coleslaw from the burgers above, fill half your plate, the other half with mash, sprinkle pink salt and a little pepper and fresh thyme and enjoy!xx

30 day yoga challenge

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As some of you will know I love yoga, I might not be the best at it and have been known to fall out of my headstands giggling, but it’s super fun to learn new things and we only fall down to pick ourselves back up. I started up again 3 years ago because I wanted to try something new and learn how to do cool tricks – I wanted a new challenge!

I had actually started doing yoga when I was 15 and I’d been begging my dad for a gym membership for my 16th birthday in my plan to become Angelina Jolie after watching gone in 60 seconds, I wanted to lose weight and be a bad ass! Up until that point I’d always quit everything I’d started, violin, guitar, basket ball, judo (1 lesson) so he set me a challenge, to lose 1 stone, then I could have a gym membership as my birthday present. I was 15, a size 18 and had no idea how to lose weight, I asked the doctor who said to go running…no chance! So I bought myself a yoga video (yes, video, it was 14 years ago) and I just started doing the 10 minute warm up every day, within a few weeks I’d changed, I looked taller, slimmer, I felt wonderful and I was well on my way to getting that gym membership!

That 10 minutes daily changed my life and I’d like to challenge you to see if just 10 minutes a day could change your life too!

I will post 3 little yoga video’s for you to try at home and see what happens if you just do one of these a day…

 

 

Mango and Avo Salad

 

Hello beautiful people!!

Happy Weekend! I had a really delicious salad that I thought needed sharing with the world…so here you go! This is the salad my mum makes me when I’m working late…how lucky am I! It’s so delicious and will tempt everyone who sees you eating it! My little cousins who are 6 and 7 always want some!

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So here are the ingredients and how to make it…

Grate or use the Tefal fresh express to chop

-2-3 courgettes

-3-4 carrots

-1 beetroot

then chop up some sweet smelling ripe mango, 1 should do it!

add in  1-2 chopped avocadoes

and some organic sweet corn

Dressing

Then simply stir in 1/4-1/2 tsp ground coriander

the juice of 1-2 limes

fresh rosemary

And that’s it!

 

 

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I hope you enjoy this as much as I do!

Love Aimie xx