BRAND NEW Worcester Studio Update

Hey Lovely People!

I hope you are all safe and well! What a 18 months we’ve all had! I hope if you are reading this right now that you and your loved ones are all doing ok!

Having lived in Sydney, Australia between 2016 – 2020 we arrived back in the Worcester, UK on Monday 23rd March on Day 1 of Lockdown, such an uncertain time for everyone, and I am so grateful to have been able to continue working during the UK lockdowns online doing PT via zoom, online classes and Emotion Code, Body Code and EFT (tapping).

It was a really challenging time for everyone in so many ways and I applaud everyone for getting through it! If you carried on working out over the past 18 months, WOW! that’s awesome! And if you didn’t and like so many of us are starting again afresh, congratulations for getting back into it! Or if you are still struggling, just know there is no rush, you take care of yourself and get back into it when you feel ready to!

Over the past 12 months, I’ve been busy renovating my Worcester Studio in anticipation of getting back into the swing of training people face to face again! How amazingly exciting!

We have a beautiful gym space downstairs, with tons of space to move and train to our hearts desires, some old favourites like the Power Plate, Squat Rack, Bench Press, Free Weights, Kettlebells, Core Sticks (you will love them! 😉 GripRs, VIPR’s, Foam rollers and much more and the addition of some beautiful NOHrD kit including Wall Bars, which are super versatile and so much fun and my absolute favourite… The Slim Beam, which is a beautiful wooden Cable Machine, the perfect resistance tool for seniors, people with vertigo, rehab, people who’ve never been in a gym all the way up to the gym bunny who never misses a day! This piece of kit is smooth, easy to use and full of endless potential when it comes to exercises we can do with it – you name a muscle, we can work it!

We also have a beautiful new floor from Escape Fitness, which just feels amazing, it’s been so nice and cool over the summer and is really grippy and feels amazing for any floor exercises!

We’ve also moved our Yoga and Pilates space upstairs to the indoor zen garden, which also has a Pole! People have tried it and they love it! Pole is so much fun and totally addictive! I’ll write a whole post on Pole Dancing as there is so much to cover just on this topic!

I am so excited to be back home in Worcester, the studio is all up and running, full of fun new toys as well as a beautiful space for The Emotion Code, The Body Code and EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique). Come and sit upstairs in a bright airy room full of plants and space and let go of some of the emotional baggage that’s been weighing you down!

I currently have space for a few new clients, so please get in touch if you need some help with your health, fitness and wellbeing!

I also have a couple of spaces in my online zoom classes that have been such a joy over the past 18 months!

Wherever you are right now, I hope you are safe and well! Take care of yourself! Make time for the things you enjoy! That light you up, make you smile and laugh! Move in ways that feel great for your body and soul and enjoy as much as you can of each day!

Wishing you a beautiful life!

Warmest Wishes,

Aimie x x x

*New* Beginners Gentle Mobility Course

Hey lovely people! And Happy New Year!!

I am very excited to be starting a Brand New Beginner’s Gentle Mobility Class next week and just wanted to open it up to anyone else who wants to start moving more…

I’m looking at 8 am Tuesday’s, to begin with via zoom.
I’m running it as a 10-week course.

Each session will be filmed and sent to the individuals who take part to practice at their leisure between classes.

I’ll be doing a consultation with each person joining to ensure everyone’s safety and give the best and appropriate moves to everyone joining in.

We are all different and each of us has our strengths and things we find more challenging. In these classes, we will build a strong foundation of movement to help with everyday tasks and to generally feel more mobile and help life feel easier!

This class is suitable for absolute beginners and also fantastic for anyone with a body! Great for anyone who is recovering from injury or who simply has lost some confidence in their body and movement.

Having had many injuries and lots of pain myself and with pretty much every client I’ve ever worked with over the past 15 years I’ve worked really hard to learn and understand as much about the human body as I can. Using a very kind approach where we encourage each person to move as they feel safe and comfortable to ensures we build mobility and strength in a really safe and effective way!

If you have any questions just let me know!

I’m really excited for this!

Have a wonderful day!

Aimie x x x

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

Online Zoom Classes start this week….

Very exciting… online mobility classes starting tomorrow, text Aimie on 07828 296 068 for the link to a complimentary trial class.

Mobility is where flexibility meets strength. Having the strength to move through many functional movements that will keep you supple, mobile, active and feeling fantastic with the added effect of looking great too!

Mixing the best bits of Yoga, Pilates, Functional 3D Movement and Animal Flow, for a fun, safe and effective workout perfect for total beginners and athletes alike.

Move your body in a way that strengthens and stretches to leave you feeling open, stretched and strong!

Suitable for all ages and levels!

Excited to see you there!x x x

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

A bit of yoga fun…

Hey Lovely People!

As I do practise a lot of exercise myself and with my clients (it’s not all green smoothies and raw cheesecakes – wink) I thought I’d share with you some fun moves you can expect sneaking into classes… I’ve take open-bend-stretch from yoga and had a little play, so in this first video I’m flipping the move into wild-thing, which is a version of side plank, it feels amazing and is lovely in the shoulders, the abdomen, obliques and makes you feel a bit of a yoga bad-ass! Wooo Hooo!!

This move is a functional surfer jump up that I’ve been practicing for my own surfing, which I love, its fun and nice to feel springy! In Vinyassa Flow they do a lot of quick moves, so this is great to get you moving, I also love tweaking it in the transverse plane (twisting) to give the hips and feet some variety!

Now, I love this one, simply walking from high-lunge to the other side with the add in of the open-bend-stretch to really get the hips moving and to teach the body that movement is still fun and safe! Your high lunge will become so much more open with this move!

This is really fun too… I like to call this the slough crawl, slow and steady and totally functional! It’s so important to be able to easily hold your own body weight and to be able to move easily in many different ways, I’m playing with crawling a lot at the moment as it really does get the entire body moving and it’s fun! It’s also really rewarding to feel your body getting stronger and feeling these moves getting easier!

I hope you enjoy these moves!

Have an awesome day!

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

Squash the N.A.Ts and chase the butterflies

chase the butterflies

 

Ok, this might sound a bit harsh on the poor old Nat’s, but I promise no animals were harmed in the writing of this post, so hear me out…

NATs or ‘Negative Automatic Thoughts’ are straight up a pain in the peachy, perky, rock hard bum. It’s that little internal chatterbox nattering away saying, “I can’t do this” or “It’s too hard” or “Why does this always happen to me?” they are irritating, keep flying around our heads and make it hard to see past them. To see what we are actually made of, to see our true potential and inner awesomeness… they are a distraction and worth kicking to the curb!

So I have a suggestion for you, every time a limiting thought enters your mind, imagine that this thought is not actually your own opinion or actually anything to do with you (we are not our thoughts and we are not our mistakes), but an actual NAT, and you are simply going to squish it between your fingers and watch the dust fall to the ground into nothing-ness.

Once all those little NATs have been cleaned away you can start to notice the butterflies, the inspiring thoughts, the thoughts that bring you to life, the thoughts that anything could happen, then chase these, follow them, skip along with them, climb over gates and run through meadows to see where they go…See what could happen by chasing these awesome butterfly thoughts.

It’s a bit like worrying, but worrying about how successful you could be, how freakin’ amazing your life could be, what a difference you could make in the world and what you could really achieve!

For example…. Turn “I’m too big and unfit, I always let myself down” into “I’ve started to walk 10,000 steps every day and I feel better…. I could run a 5k eventually, I could even run and walk a 10k, that would be great exercise…. I might join a new class… Check me out in my new gym kit looking all slim and happy! Hey Gorgeous, looking good! I could join a running group and make new friends… I might even meet someone who could help me further my career or inspire me to start things I’d never even though of, who knows… I might get sponsored by Nike, then they will want me to model for them, I’d get all the free kit I could ever dream of… They would want me in their adverts and fly me all over the world… I could create my own brand…”

You get the idea… daydream about all the possibilties out there. You only have to look around you to see dreams do come true! Look at 1 Direction, a bunch of boys who they shoved together as a last thought on x-factor have literally taken over the world. Look at the people who inspire you, they all have a story… you get to decide what yours will be!

What do you want? Decide. Decision is the ultimate power! Go and chase it!

Everything starts as a thought and as you open your mind up to more amazing options you will start to see amazing things happen!

Let me know what you chase! I’d love to hear from you!

Love Aimie xx

I love BBQ…

Hello Food Fans!

If you are anything like me you will totally love summer and all of the delicious foods that come with it… sun ripened strawberries, fresh juices and salads, super sweet fruits and BBQ’s!! “Say what? BBQ? Aren’t you vegan?” I hear you cry, yes I am, but that doesn’t stop me totally enjoying delicious foods, I just have to be creative… So here are my best three easy BBQ meal ideas…

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This was my first and quickest BBQ inspired meal…

BBQ Raw Pepper Burgers and Sweet Fries

1. simply chopped sweet potatoes, slowly cooked in a little coconut oil.

2. cut an orange pepper into 3 slices and fill with sliced avocado and broccoli or alfalfa sprouts (found in any good health food shop)

3. Top off with a slice of tomato and a little organic mustard (I had to get mine from wholefoods as every other place had nasty preservatives or E numbers in – we can do better than that right?)

4. Add a little pink Himalayan Salt and black pepper and any extra sprouts (highly nutritious and definitely a food you want in your weekly food intake) And enjoy!

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Watermelon-aide

 

As it’s summer, we definitely need some beautiful hydrating food in our lives, so this amazingly quick watermelon juice is perfect! Simply chop the melon up and blend until smooth… that’s it! (A few posts down you should find a video on how to do this…)

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BBQ Quinoa Wraps

This is a variation of my mongo wraps in my book, ‘Nourish with Aimie’ using nice big spring green leaves we get a fantastic base of alkalising greens, fibre and alkalising minerals with loads of taste…

1. Cook the quinoa for 15 minutes while prepping the rest of the food. After 15, take off the heat and allow to absorb remaining fluid and add in some BBQ spices, I used an organic BBQ mix I found in Las Vegas Wholefoods, but any sugar free mix will work

2. Wash your green and slice out the middle ‘vein’ that’s too tough to eat (can be juiced later) chop avocado and peppers, pick any herbs, I used micro herbs I’ve grown at home, coriander and cress, so easy and delicious!

3. Down one side of the ‘vein’ simply fill with quinoa, veggies and avo and some mustard (as before) then roll the filled side to the centre, fold in both ends and finish rolling to create your wrap and cut in half…That’s it! Enjoy!

In my next blog I will share with you my BBQ burgers and raw coleslaw! Yum! Happy Tuesday!xx