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12 Rules For Getting Your GlowUp with The SBP Body Method

Having spent the last 20+ years as a fitness professional and working with thousands of women from all ages, backgrounds and abilities, Sara Picken-Brown has some sounds advice and suggestions for you to make working out a passion and keeping that passion for life. Here are 12 rules she lives by and suggests you do to. 1 Aim for 60 X 6 Making exercise a priority in your weekly routine is essential to getting results Read more…

Sara Picken-Brown is one of London's most respected Yoga, Pilates and Barre teachers.

Sara’s Top 5 Tips To Get Your Best GLOW

Starting a workout program can be a challenge, but even more challenging is sticking to it. We are often super motivated and ready to act when we’ve finally have enough; enough of feeling tired, feeling sluggish, feeling horrible in our clothes, enough of feeling frustration when we go out because we just don’t feel good about ourselves, enough of wanting to hide when the camera comes out, enough of hating everything in the wardrobe because Read more…

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The Self-Care Planner for Parents of Special Needs Children

ARTICLE by Gwen Payne If you’re the parent of a special needs child, caring for them can take a toll on your body, mind, and spirit. You may have trouble sleeping, feel constantly stressed out, or find it hard to relax even after an exhausting day with your child. MINDBODY coach Sara Picken-Brown explains that it’s important to remember to take care of yourself so you can continue to give everything you can to your Read more…

Ways to X-Train

Sometimes we can get stuck doing the same things with our training because it worked once upon a time, or we have lost our inspiration mojo. Here a few key ways to keep you health in MindBody by including these session types into your weekly routine.

Excess Bodyfat in Key Areas ?Look At Your Hormones

My personal fitness journey has been a winding and evolving adventure over the last 30 years. I have oscillated between focusing on flexibility and mobility and focusing completely on strength and power. Now as my body begins to age and subtle changes occur, I am finding that the balance between types of exercise, pain management and overall enjoyment is the key. A big take way I hope you gain from the information below is just Read more…

10 Reasons To Include Stretching Into Your Program

Stretching is one of those activities that is often thrown in at the end of a workout as an after thought or a well intentioned consideration that gets relegated to the ‘later pile of activities’ due to lack of time. Yoga has its place and has a great variety of both strength and flexibility benefits, but what if the thought of a full yoga class sends chills down your spin? What if you are not Read more…

10 Vitamins You Need to Remedy Hair Loss

We know that what we eat is vitally important to how we function, how we feel and our immune systems ability to fight off seasonal nasties. But did you know that thinning hair or hair loss can be due, in part, to poor uptake or a total lack of 10 key vitamins in your diet. 1. Vitamin D Often credited with boosting the immune system, vitamin D can help keep the skin and bones healthy. Read more…

Balance Your Hormones

Fatigue, insomnia, anxiety, depression, mood swings, weight loss, weight gain, infertility, appetite changes or blood sugar issues are all signs that something is amiss with your hormone levels. When all is balanced and in harmony with your body and with your environment, your endocrine glands naturally produce the right amount of each hormone for your body. But when you get out of balance with your lifestyle (too much alcohol, poor food choices, stress, medications) this Read more…

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How Are You Measuring Your Progress?

When it comes to progress the old habit of stepping on the scales can be a mental health nightmare and a huge de-motivator when it comes to staying on track with our health and fitness regimen. According to a study by Shape Scale found that 66 percent of people use the scale as their default mode for tracking their weight loss progress. But, focusing on your weight doesn’t give the whole picture of what is Read more…

Benefits of Virtual Workouts

What is so amazing about technology is that you have the ability to access your favourite trainer anywhere, anytime.  With fitness gadgets, wearable devices, countless apps, interactive equipment and streaming services, we now have immediate access to an unlimited amount of options when it comes to exercise at the click of a button.  What the pandemic has done is show us all just how affective and convenient a virtual workout program can be and the Read more…