Flipping tyres

I go to the gym pretty much every other day. A few days ago, I was trying to do some leg raises – not normally a problem. But this time – I couldn’t lift them at all, and trying to do it caused a pain in the middle of my back. Not good!! Some background…

Corona Curves

Or Covid curves. Or love handles. Or middle-aged spread. Whatever you want to call it – I don’t like it. I’m 6lbs heavier than I was pre-Covid – and it all seems to be round my middle. It’s not a lot, but it needs to be sorted out. So – I’m going to sort it…

Life under Lockdown – The Fitness Studio Owner

This is the gym I go to – or rather it’s the one I will go to again as soon as I possibly can. I wrote about how it has changed my life here. From Gym to Garden to Garage by Jules Parry On Friday 20th March, around 6pm, the government announced that all pubs,…

New Year Newbies

It’s New Year!! Happy 2020 to you all. Starting around about now the gym will be packed out with New Year Newbies, January Gym-ers – the people whose New Year’s resolutions included, ‘I must get fitter and lose some weight’. Those of us who already go to the gym might complain a bit about the…

Not just a number

One of my followers commented that she liked the idea of ’58 being middle-aged!’. I guess she felt that middle-age is somewhat younger than 58?? It got me thinking. What is middle-age? Or should I say – When is middle-age? Are you middle-aged right now? If not, when do you think you will be? Or,…

Physically fit at 58

The time has come to renew my gym membership. This means that I’ve been going to the gym for a year now. Time to take stock. It’s not cheap, but I go every other day, come hell or high water, so the cost-per-session is tiny. I’ve managed to justify it to myself, despite all the…