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

 

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

My Beautiful Bottle…

My beautiful glass bottle

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Hello Gorgeous People!

I’m very excited to share with you a little project I’ve been working on and to tell you all more…

2 1/2 years ago I was sat on my yoga mat one sunny Friday afternoon after my morning sessions and I had a very clear vision. To create My Beautiful Bottle…

I knew exactly how I wanted them all to look and exactly what I wanted to do… All in an instant, so I got up and went straight to my good friends at our local print shop, sign city and John helped me print our first prototypes, now I can show you the first batch of My Beautiful Bottle…So here they are…

My beautiful glass bottle

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My dream was to inspire everyone I could to firstly drink more water, (In 2013 1,158 elderly people in the UK died through dehydration) it is a major cause of tiredness and fatigue and also weight gain. A lot of the time we look for food, we are actually just thirsty! Then I want to inspire people to drink more fresh juices and more fresh smoothies to add more nutrients and vitality into their lives!

Supporting a great cause was next on the agenda, and we had already heard of an amazing charity, Gardens for Health International who help people in Rwanda to grow their own organic gardens that they can look after and eat from! Providing them with the education to make it sustainable and also to help them every step of the way, from choosing foods each family loves, to picking the right seeds for their soil! They really go above and beyond which is why we love them!

When it came to the design of each bottle I had a very clear vision that had been inspired by the research of Japanese Scientist, Dr. Emoto. His life work found that water frozen after sitting in bottles and jars with positive words crystallises into beautiful snow flakes compared to those in non worded bottles. His message was to always use kind, positive words towards yourself and others as our bodies are 70-90% water it might just effect us in a super positive way! His books are lovely ad so inspiring, always encouraging to look for the best in everyone.

So every bottle has the word Beautiful printed on it to positivity effect us and the water which will enter our beautiful bodies.

Each bottle is made from glass, which makes them fragile, just like us, which is wonderful because it teaches us to really look after something we love, it helps us practice mindfulness and the water always tastes better from a beautiful, non-toxic, ecological bottle. My amazing nutritionist always tells her clients to avoid plastic bottles as they ruin the planet and also our health.

If you got half of your minimum water intake from the shops, you’d use 547.5 bottles in a year, spend £355 and contribute towards the 15 million plastic bottles we throw away each day in the UK. This makes me really sad as it takes 500 years to decompose and kills our home in the mean time.

So, let’s be the change we wish to see and start taking more care of ourselves and our incredible planet…

I wish you all a wonderful day, Christmas and New Year!

If you would like your very own new BFF, simply click this link… My Beautiful Bottle

I can’t wait to share more and more recipes to keep your bottles full and stomachs nourished!

Happy Saturday everyone!

Love Aimie xxx

 

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

Start Your Own Awesome Book

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Hello Lovely People of the world!

Happy Monday! I hope you have had a wonderful day so far! My day has got off to a great start, I love how you can plan a day then more awesome things can happen you never even expected!

So this morning as I was making a litre of green juice and a warm water and lemon I was called to go on BBC Hereford and Worcester to talk about Body Dysmorphia, something I know a lot about through my own experiences and also through working with clients.

I made a long list of topics I could talk about before going on-air and just listened to Toni’s questions and tried to help the listeners as much as I could with the short time I had.

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As we spoke I decided to tell the listeners about something I use a lot with my lovely clients, “My Awesome Book” this is literally the thing that makes the biggest difference! The people who actually do this get incredible results quickly and maintain these results… fantastic right?

So what’s an “Awesome book”? it is simply a beautiful note book that you love that you write down everything you do well in, every compliment you receive, anything you are proud of, every time you choose a healthy option, every time you exercise, anything that will improve your life goes in! Negativity is not for the awesome book! So dump it in the bin and set it on fire! Gone!

If someone tells you you look good it goes in there, if your boss congratulates you for a great job, it goes in, if you get a nice text it goes in…We are simply making you aware of how fantastic you are!

 

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Above is my awesome book, with my watermelon smoothie….mmmmm, yum!

If that wasn’t enough I then go on to explain the rule of 1:7 … we remember negative comments 7 times more deeply than positives!

Seriously!!

If I told you that you “1. Look great today, 2. You smell great, 3. I love that blog you wrote last week, 4. That salad you made was amazing, what’s the recipe? 5. I love spending time with you 6. You really inspire me 7. That book you leant me was amazing, I love that you always teach me more…. “But then I went on to say, “but dude, your breath is not good today” what would you remember? the breath comment right? You might become self conscious, you might not want to hang out with me anymore? You might book in at the dentist or go straight home to brush those pearly whites, you would forget all the other genuine comment’s I said earlier!

So, if you want to go for absolute, gold star, A*, super committed feelings of awesomeness add the rule of 7 to your book and have fun…So lets take…

1. “Today Jennie said I looked really happy and smiley”

I could take that compliment and write it 7 times, or even better…embellish it…oooooo yeah!

2. Jennie said I looked radiant today, like a victoria Secret’s Model

3. Jennie thinks I look the best I’ve ever looked

4. I do look the best I’ve ever looked, I love my body and I treat it right! I love to exercise and eat and drink awesome foods for my awesome bod!

5. I smile all the time, because I’m awesome and do awesome things, I have awesome friend and I push myself out of my comfort zone!

6. I’m an amazing human, I have limbs that work, I have the ability to move and therefore I move everyday! My body heals itself and I love being alive!

7. All the good inside of me shines out like sunbeams…

You get the picture!

Do this every time you get a compliment and you will be well on the way to feeling like a ballerina ninja, who runs charities and runs marathons! Drinking your green smoothie while doing pull-ups…YEAH!!!

So go and dig an old note book you were bought for your birthday out of the drawer and get started!

You are awesome! You just need to see it!

Sometimes someone else has to believe in us before we can see our true potential, so if you are reading this I know you are awesome! Follow your dreams and never ever ever give up!

Happy Monday Beautiful People!!

Love and peace,

Aimie xxx

 

Exciting News…. Meet Mike

Hello gorgeous people!!

Meet my amazing friend Mike, he is awesome! He is inspirational and I think you all need to meet him!

As you all know, I’m a huge fan of meditation and love my daily practice of either breath work, visualisation meditations or one of my favourite’s, Yogic Nidra (I’ll post a do-along-at-home version for you all to try soon!)

After spending the past few years practicing Buddhism, Mike wants to share his amazing knowledge with everyone, if you’d like to come we’d love to have you!

So….I’m very excited to let you know he will be guest hosting this Monday’s meditation evening starting 7 pm @ The Move and Nourish Studio.

This will be an amazing opportunity to learn what life is like in Buddhist monasteries, some Buddhist meditation techniques and learn more about happiness through teachings of the Buddha. I can’t wait to hear and learn more!

 

Mike is so incredibly passionate about health and happiness through the combination of amazing nutrition, exercise and of course meditation!

To attend this wonderful evening please message myself or the lovely Mike and we just kindly ask for just a donation to the Worcester Snoezelen charity on the evening.

Happy weekend everyone and here’s to an even happier week!!

Love Aimie xx

Mango cheese cake

Hello!!!

I hope you gorgeous people are well!!! After an awesome few weeks of training, eating nourishing foods, our wonderful relaxation weekend and the best “Tasty Tuesday ever – The Desserts Special” I just had to share this little video with you all for the most incredible cheese cake ever…. totally raw, diary free, gluten free and so so so tasty! The perfect thing to take along to dinner parties, for birthday’s in the office, for the family to enjoy instead of usual store bought desserts! So I hope you enjoy!

Wishing you all love and health!

Aimie x