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

Our Final Move and Nourish Retreat of 2016

Yoga Retreat Worcester

 

 

Hello Grgeous People!

I hope you are enjoying the beautiful weather as much as I am!

I’m really excited to tell you about our upcoming weekend Retreat!

It’s our final Retreat of 2016 before we head out on an adventure to sunny Australia!

This is going to be our best one yet! We’ve had so much amazing feedback from all of our beautiful guests and are positive that this one will give you all you need for moving forwards to a healthier, happier you!

9.30 am – BONUS Sweaty workout for those of you who want to sweat! (optional)

10 am – A fun introduction to functional movement, perfect for all fitness levels!

10.30 am  – Green Smoothies and Meditation with Nigel

11.30 am  – Yoga with Aimie

12 pm – An introduction to Yogic Nidra, sleeping on the clod of yoga

12.30 pm – Lunch – Totally Gluten Free, Sugar Free and Vegan with the perfect mix of Raw Food and gently cooked hearty delights to suit every taste bud!

1.15 pm – Raw, Vegan, Gluten Free, Sugar Free, Happy, Healthy, Delicious, Desserts and food demo

2 pm – Meditation with Nigel

3 pm – Energising and Relaxing Yoga and Pilates moves to wake you up or help you sleep

3.30 pm – Final Kindness and compassion Meditation with Nigel

This Retreat mixes the perfect amount of calm quiet reflection with movement to keep you relaxed and calm, but full of energy! If the sun is shining we have beautiful outside grounds to sit in and stretch our bodies and be in nature, the perfect medicine for anyone who always feels busy and needs some balance!

The food is going to be the best yet! Our best salads plus amazing veggie burgers that are totally healthy and slowly cooked for maximum nutrition! And the desserts!  Well, I just can’t wait to eat them with you all!

If you would like to reserve your space please email hello@moveandnourish.com

It is £75 per day or £135 for the whole weekend.

We are based in the beautiful countryside in Leigh, Worcester, just down the road from the Bank House Hotel, where they have just had a lovely refurbishment for anyone travelling to Worcester.

We are so excited for this weekend! It’s going to be wonderful!

Love and gratitude,

Aimie xx

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

Free Meditation This Friday Nigel!!!

Good Evening Movers & Nourishers!!!

Happy Wednesday evening! We are delighted to let everyone in Worcester know that Nigel will be in Worcester this Friday evening for a FREE meditation session at 6pm at the Move & Nourish studio for anyone wanting to come along… We are so excited for everyone to either meet Nigel or to have the pleasure to see him again!

Get Tickets Here

Lots of love,

Aimie and the team xxx

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

Welcome to ‘Move and Nourish’

Hello Wonderful People!

I hope you are very very well and enjoying this warm November!

I’m absolutely delighted to tell you all some very exciting news… www.moveandnourish.com is now up and running ready for you to enjoy!

Move and Nourish has been a dream for the past 2 and a half years which is now a reality! I can’t wait to share it with you!

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My dream was to help all of my lovely clients who come to see me at the studio with home exercises and nutrition inspiration to keep them happy and healthy between sessions. As someone who personally needs a lot of constant inspiration to keep creative and to keep improving I wanted to create what I’d love to have myself a bright, beautiful, informative site that covers all basis… So here it is in it’s very first stages…

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As a personal trainer I truly believe that health and happiness is not just about bootcamp style thrashings (even though sometimes it’s great fun!) but about creating balance in life. We need to learn and understand why we need to eat amazing nourishing foods, then learn how to make them, master our favourite recipes, then stay inspired for long enough to form a new habit… then continue to learn more so that we can grow. I will cover all things foodie in the ‘NUTRITION’ section of Move and Nourish.

This is exactly the same as for our fitness goals. Having worked in health clubs for 5 years before setting up my studio I saw all too often wonderful people joining up and coming in for inductions, then never changing their exercises, despite all my best efforts, wink! Many people do change it up, but I want to give you more, I want to teach you more about movement so that you feel comfortable choosing  the right thing for you on that day! I want to help you to understand why we need to mix it up and then show you exactly how to keep moving forwards and trying fun new things to keep your body alive and fresh!

I decided to create two exercise sections as I think it is SO important, ‘FUNCTIONAL FITNESS’ a place for fun sweaty workouts to get the heart and muscles working, as we grow this section will include…

-Awesome fun home workouts

-How to train at the gym

-Running specific training

-‘Get to know…’ sections covering specific muscles and body parts people always want to understand more in depth

And much much more to come!

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Then we have a ‘3D YOGA’ section which will encourage you to move more and stretch to help you feel calm, relaxed, focused and happy, this will include

-traditional yoga sessions

-my own take on yoga, pilates, tai chi with an amazing functional twist to get even better results!

-Yoga nidra’s – ‘sleeping on the cloud of yoga’ meditations

-Power Poses – to increase your inner awesome

And so much more

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Then I’m delighted to tell you that the amazing Nigel Lowson, my amazing friend, mentor and inspiration is here in a whole ‘MEDITATION’ section to guide you through a whole year’s meditation practice, where he has included guided meditations and the most incredible advice and guidance in how to lead a happier, calmer, more well balanced life. He includes how to tackle dealing with difficult people, why we should meditate, how to meditate, gratitude, how to de-stress, how to be more honest and how to live each day as if it were on purpose! I love this man, he has changed my life for the better and I know he will help so many more, so please do check him out!Screenshot 2015-11-12 22.23.30

And last, but by no means least, my amazing husband, Matt Dodson has bought the whole site together, Matt has been working all the hours of the day and night to get www.moveandnourish.com up and running, doing all the behind the scenes work, keeping Nigel and I on track and making the site look so beautiful! We are very lucky to have him on board on our quest to help the world become healthier and happier!

So, if you would like to join our family and live a life you love, we would love to have you! Please take a look and get in touch! We want to meet you and help you see how amazing you are and can become!

Loads of love!

 

Aimie xxx

Meditation Inspiration

Hey Hey Lovely People!
I’m delighted to announce that the lovely Mike Jones has joined our meditation family and will be taking a buddhist meditation session once a month at the studio… Woooo Hooooo!!
We had a great time last session! Here are the dates for the rest of the year to pop in the diary, all sessions are at the Move and Nourish Studio and everyone is welcome!
If you are new to meditation please feel free to come along! We would love to meet you!
This monday we have Yogic Nidra – Sleeping on the cloud of yoga! Nice! Happy Friday all!


Just let me know if you’d like to book a spot! If you would like to come we gratefully accept donations to the wonderful Worcester Snozelen


http://www.worcestersnoezelen.org.uk/


Love Aimie xx

Food Demo This Wednesday

Aimie's raw mango wraps

 

Hello!!!

Due to popular demand from my amazing Wednesday morning Functional Pilates Class (if anyone has been in this class you’ll know we are going to have fun!!) I will be holding a catch up Tasty Tuesday – on a Wednesday for those unable to make it last time….

We will be covering

-Amazing green smoothies to nourish your mind and bodies and how to keep inspired to drink them in the winter months

-Warming Autumn salads to keep you feeling energetic, happy, full and of course warm with the change of the season

-My two favourite raw desserts ever, an incredible, healthy, raw, gluten free, cheesecake and my favourite Raw Knickers Balls to keep your sweet tooth happy and of course super healthy!

There are a couple of spots free if you would like to attend, so please just email hello@moveandnourish.com or call myself on 07828 296 068 or call Matt on 07712 364 056

It’s £25 per person and there will be plenty of food to leave you feeling full, content and nourished!

Have an awesome week!xx