Carol Roberts Personal Training -

Trainer including 1-1 personal training and group instruction

Operating as usual

rocky grooves up stairs

Never fails to inspire me. The soft metal soundtrack is a bonus too πŸ‘Œ

Origins Sports Massage


Huge huge session on Friday, and #backtothegym yesterday meant I was pretty sore. I was very careful not to lift anything too heavy, or exceed my skill set, but even so these mighty muscles were feeling it. A sports massage was the only thing for it. It's great to stretch, use a handheld massager, even a foam roller, but sometimes you do need that extra knowledge from a professional therapist to put you back together. Cheers Graham you've worked some magic today.

Who's ready for another fabulous week of training? See you in the gym 😁

Professional tailored massage therapy, trained in Medical Acupuncture (Dry Needling) , IASTM, Ultrasound and Sports Massage techniques.

DW Fitness First

Looking forward to welcoming my clients back, it will be 18 weeks on the 24th since gyms were asked to close. In that time the government have realised that having a healthy lifestyle is important for fighting the virus.
So let's make the most of our lives, keep healthy and enjoy it to the full.
See you all next week 😁

The verdict’s in!

We’ve loved welcoming back all our members in Northern Ireland and thank you all for your great feedback. Read some of the comments here.

97% said that the Covid-19 measures we put into place made them feel comfortable and we received a 4.7 out of 5 star rating for cleanliness.

The government has said that gyms have a vital role in getting the nation β€˜match fit’ to combat coronavirus. We’re happy to have started to play our part.

England, we can’t wait to see you from 25 July and Scotland and Wales, hopefully there’ll be an announcement soon.

#changeforthebetter #togetherwecandothis #gymopen #workouttohelpout

Shinedown - Diamond Eyes (Boom-Lay Boom-Lay Boom) [Official Video]


Day 117

Rest day for the body, but the brain is working! With the gyms reopening in 10 days, that can only mean 1 thing.......spin classes are back.
The music recently is soft. So I have to look outside the box for a tune with a banging beat, something you can sink your teeth into, puts you in the right mind set to work those little butts off! πŸš΄β€β™€οΈπŸš΄β€β™€οΈπŸš΄β€β™€οΈπŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯
Hope you like this one

The official video for Shinedown's "Diamond Eyes (Boom-Lay Boom-Lay Boom)" from the album, 'The Sound of Madness' - available now on Atlantic Records. Downlo...

Rogue Invitational


Day 86

Power moves.

Tia-Clair Toomey smashes a 270LB Clean and Jerk during Event 4 of the 2020 Rogue Invitational.

Annie Thorisdottir, Laura Horvath & Sam Briggs - Dubai Fitness Championship


Day 76


Day 60


Day 54

Time to relax today, put my feet up, and finish this little gem off.

There are some books that deserve a 2nd read, this one will get a 2nd, a 3rd, and many more!

This lady has been such an inspiration to many, especially me. An incredible athlete, who I've been fortunate enough to meet a few times now. The next time I see her, I hope she'll sign the book, and not just my bicep.

Is this my favourite read so far....
What do your think? πŸ‘€ πŸ“– ❀


Day 49

Carrying a 36kilo kettlebell a mile for VE day, raising money for the local food bank, was worth it. Man that was tough!
If anyone would like to donate, please click the link below 😁


Day 43

Early one this morning, joining the fabulous people of @cwone_crossfit for their Zoom wod. @williamson_strong never fails to keep us all motivated (he's a bit of nutter really πŸ˜‚)
Thanks guys, just what I needed ❀

#crossfit #lockdowntraining #keepmoving #zoom #zoomwod #crossfitbox @ Home Sweet Home


Day 38

Hit the week hard by tackling session 1 of this weeks wattpower programme. Scott Pollock suggested the online team take it in turns to write the weekly sessions. This week is Adelle's turn, and tbh it could've been written for me! I thrive with the longer sessions, (a chip off Sam Briggs' block)
75 mins of workβœ”
HR,for the most part in yellowβœ”
65% of ftpβœ”
Almost 1000 calories burned!βœ”

This can only mean 1 thing.......FOOD πŸ—πŸ₯•πŸ₯”πŸ₯’πŸ…πŸŒΎ

Manic Mondays 😁😁😁😁


Day 37

Rest and recovery is the order of day, so for me this means a little stretching and mobilisation. I focused on back bends today, as I'm not particularly good at them, and as I age it's something I need to get on top of. Remember it's the mid to upper back that needs to get #flexi. Here's 1 simple move that can help, I used a foam roller to lay on, but you could use a rolled up towel or blanket.
I spent time moving in and out of the back bend before holding. Moving my arms to create a different stimulus, before holding for a few minutes. There were some lovely cracks/crunches, and as long as these don't cause pain, embrace them.

Sunday chills 😌

#lockdowntraining #keepmoving #stretching #foamroller #backbends



Today was time to retest. Have I been able to improve my strength, without having the luxury of a fully equipped gym?

My press ups improved by a total of 3, and my 15k dumbell push press by a whopping 8!

Striving to be a better version of yourself is where the magic can happen, even as we get older. My inspiration as always is @bicepslikebriggs , a northern lass with an incredible desire to improve. Btw I'm half way through her book, I really don't want it to end...........

Stay safe my friends 😁

#crossfit #lockdowntraining #keepmoving #pressups #pushpress #startyourengines


So important to look after yourself......

"After analysing the data it’s clear most suffering worst complications have chronic metabolic disease. Most of UK, US, European, Australian, Chinese and Indian populations are NOT metabolically healthy. The good news is you can do something about it now through diet and lifestyle to reduce risk of severe illness as majority of are likely to get the virus at some stage. Please watch and share widely so together we can save thousands of lives."

β€”Aseem Malhorta

[03/03/20]   Utterly brilliant! For those that do my pilates classes you'll know I'm obsessed with foot positioning, and feeling the feet work.
This is why.......

Reasons why all athletes should do Pilates

My passion for Pilates is undeniable, and I love sharing little articles like this.

Enjoy 😁 A list of all of the benefits of Pilates, including better flexibility, trunk stability, injury prevention and athletic performance.

Jillian Michaels

Great little video explaining weightless

This video will explain the simple science of weight loss in a way so you understand it. It answers the questions of why you may think counting calories doesn't work. And puts the answers in your hands to help you avoid any dangerous fad diets this January.

Inflatable 5k

What a fabulous way to enjoy fitness.
Who's in?........

The Foundry

Funny 😁😁😁

We take our training seriously. We don't take ourselves very seriously.

So we thought at this special time of year, we should help bring the focus back onto what's really important. Simplifying fitness and having fun.

Our industry is littered with buzzwords, clichΓ©s and assumptions but fitness doesn't need to be confusing.

If you want to get bigger, leaner, stronger and even more 'functional' in 2017 drop us a line...just make sure you know what 'function' you're actually working towards.

It's been an incredible year for Team Foundry, our staff, management and members. We have big plans ahead in 2017 but for now, sit back, relax and let The Foundry band get you into the holiday spirit.

A huge thanks to Tom Miles for recording and editing the video with 24 hours notice. Check him out at and

This is such a magical statement 😍

Last weekend my workout was, the crossfit open 20.3. It was a repeat from 18 months ago. Could I beat my score? Am I fitter and stronger? The answer is yes! Did it hurt? What do you think?
Being able to do this alongside my boys is the best feeling in the world. They too improved on their performance from 18 months ago.
Some people enjoy a drink at the weekend, we enjoy the gym! 😁πŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺ

For me training, going to the gym, keeping fit, whatever you want to call it, is about getting stronger, fitter, faster, more powerful, more flexible and mobile. Looking the part can be very different from actually being able to do these things. I put my all into every session, this was taken after 20mins of conditioning, cardio to the old school amongst you. I won't lie, it hurt, could I have given more? Looking at that probably not.
Some might ask why, I'd say why not? Not only do I get the required stimulus physically, it's also mentally too. Am I a stronger person emotionally since training this way? Too right. Has this helped me in my day to day life, definitely. Is it easy? NO! You have to work super hard. Is it for everyone? No, some people are scared at the thought of it, and that's fine too, but just remember, being active means you're already ahead of the people that have a sedentary lifestyle 😁

The kettlebell swing is one of those movements where you can look like you're doing it right, but in reality you're just not engaging the muscles correctly. Often we see compensation in the person where they lean backwards at the top of the swing, meaning their shoulders aren't stacked above their hips. This compresses the lower back and can often lead to aches in the lumbar after performing the swings.
We need to think about squeezing the glutes, opening the hips aggressively, and pushing the knees back to create a vertical line through the body. As you get more efficient with the movement, the kettlebell will feel lighter. Simples 😁

Nice little challenge out there, for anyone wanting a little challenge πŸ‘

#SHEROWS is a nationwide campaign run by British Rowing, aiming to showcase indoor rowing to women as the ultimate, full-body workout and highlight its mental health benefits.

Regardless of age or ability, indoor rowing helps you to build confidence and rapidly regain fitness.

Get indoor rowing, take on your own #SheRows challenge and see Β£2.50 from each medal go directly to Cancer Research UK!

Choose your distance and row anytime you like to win your exclusive medal and certificate. You can choose to row either 1000 metres, 2000 metres, 5000 metres, 10000 metres, 1/2 marathon or full marathon to complete the challenge.

Once completed, simply complete our short submission form and we will send out your exclusive #SheRows medal and certificate.

Sign up on the link below;

The 5 calorie challenge is still going strong. Dave you have company in 7s club, Graham, Paul, and Aaron all equaling your time.
We also have a few more guys with 8s, Alan, Richard, and Jonny.
The biggest news of the day, we have a new female leader! Young Liv, with a whopping time of 9s! Helen, does this mean you'd like another attempt to regain your crown lol.
Grab me in the club if you think you can handle it 😁


For those wanting a little challenge, but a 10k fills you with fear, take a look at this. A great way to start, and it's lots of fun. Enter as a group, and the price comes down. Get your mates involved, get moving, but most importantly, have fun 😁 EARLY BIRD SUPER SAVER OFFER FROM 4TH JAN - 1ST FEB Β£30.00 Save 31% Individual Entry Β£24.00 Save 44% Group Entry Β£22.00 Save 38% Individual Child Entry EARLY BIRD OFFER FROM 2ND FEB - 30TH MAR Β£36.00 Save 17% Individual Entry Β£31.50 Save 27% Group Entry Β£29.00 Save 19% Individual Child Entry

Are you up for the 5 calorie challenge on this?
Dave has the fastest male time with an exceptional performance of 7 seconds! Ash and Josh were hot on your tail this morning, each coming in at 8 seconds.
Who's going to challenge them 😁😁😁

AMN Academy

Three reasons to take a BareFoot Walk

1. Piezoelectricity. Striking the heel onto the ground provides a strong, alternating, mechanical pressure which produces an electric current from bone (piezoelectricity - also known as pressure electricity). This current promotes bone remodelling, maintains appropriate electrical orientation of the Extra Cellular Matrix (ECM) and provides a resource of electrons which act as antioxidants within the body.

2. Sensory Feedback. Variation in the quality of the surface underfoot stimulates a host of pressure receptors on the soles of the feet, enriching sensory input to the brain. Areas such as the Cerebellum and Somatosensory cortex are reliant on the sensory input they receive to maintain a high level of function.

3. Improved Motor Control. Increasing sensory feedback from the ground increases the demand on proprioceptive output from the brain, improving joint articulation at the foot and enhanced neuromuscular control at the knee, hip and subsequent kinetic chain.

So Helen tried the assault bike challenge. 5 calories for time. Mmmm how hard can that be????

Well done Helen, fastest female so far with a time of.........wait for it..........11 seconds, yes that's right folks 11 seconds!

Think you can beat it, come and give it a go, what's the worst that can happen 😁

[07/30/19]   What stops us achieving? Quite often it's ourselves.

Team Stay Motivated

Afraid of taking risks?

Mmmmm, I can always tell πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

The pilates training methodology works for everyone, we adapt to your needs, giving you the opportunity to progress in your personal development πŸ˜€

Exercises for Strong, Mobile Feet and Ankles.

If you've been to any of my pilates classes, you'll know how much I talk about foot position, and the importance of being able to use the muscles of the feet. This article gives an in depth look as to why we need to use our feet so much. πŸ‘ Get proactive about protecting your ankles and feet. These exercises can be used daily to help them support your body, pain-free, for a lifetime.

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