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Health & Wellbeing IV – 2 Steps to Fitness

With the summer holidays looming, we spoke to Health, Wellbeing and Fitness expert Steve Denby about the steps to take to achieve your fitness goals:   The keys to your success are two-fold: Steady the Target and Create Momentum. How to stop a moving target Imagine a target shooter trying to hit a small bull’s eye on a distant target,  He begins to aim, but then the target suddenly moves to the right, and before…

Top Ten Tips on How to Keep Cool in a Heatwave

Keep your blinds pulled down all day and consider only opening your windows when it gets cooler later in the day. Wash in cool but not cold water, and keep some handy around to splash yourself and your little ones with (always keeping an eye on them around water of course). Wet tea towels or freeze bottles of water to place in front of fans. Drink lots and lots – try to avoid caffeine and…

Women in Enterprise: Ashford Mumpreneurs – Juliete Harpur

This month we talked to Juliete Harpur, Ashford Mumpreneur extraordinaire, who runs Sing and Sign Ashford: Hi my name is Juliete Harpur, I am a franchisee and teacher with Sing and Sign, and these are my two wonderful children, Charlie & Anabelle. How did you get into Baby signing? I have a wee boy called Charlie who is now 4 years old and Anabelle who is 2. Charlie and Anabelle both joined Sing and sign…

Women in Enterprise: Ashford Mumpreneurs – Doreene Gilbert-Addo

This month we’ve talked to Doreene Gilbert-Addo – Ashford Mumpreneur who runs Dee’licious Cupcakes, a company based in Ashford specialising in tasty celebration cakes for any occasion, ranging from highly styled and decorated cakes and cupcakes to brownies and sweet breads.   What made you start up as a Mumpreneur? I started as a mumpreneur after I had my first child. I faced lots of challenges as a first-time mum and felt very low at times. Being…

Health & Wellbeing III – Spring Cleaning: Time to throw out the excuses

Other than New Year’s, there is probably no other time during the year that motivates us to make a fresh start like springtime does. Because it seems natural to clean out the old during this time of year, it’s a great time to come face to face with our excuses for not getting fit and healthy.  Excuses pile up just like the clutter that we accumulate in our houses, but it’s time to come clean….

Women in Enterprise: Ashford Mumpreneurs – Leila Jones

This month we’ve talked to Leila Jones – Ashford Mumpreneur who runs Ginger and Jones, a company based in Ashford specialising in personalised, handmade crafts.   Hi, my name is Leila and I run Ginger and Jones which is a crafting business. I make handmade patchwork and panelled baby blankets and quilts that are personalised to my customer’s preferences. I’ve been running for over two years as a very small business and I have made…

Health & Wellbeing II – It’s Easter, Back Away Slowly

We spoke to Health, Wellbeing and Fitness expert Steve Denby about how and why to avoid overindulging at Easter: First, the facts I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but you really do need to know what you are getting yourself into.  Brace yourself, this is going to hurt… Sugar is really bad for you. When you consume Easter candy, you are getting a large dose of sugar.  Whether it is in the…

World Water Day 2018 – Make it Rain Indoors with your Kids!

World Water Day is a great chance to teach your kids about the importance of water. It can be easy to take water for granted, so it’s really important to teach them as early as possible to appreciate how lucky we are to have clean, safe water.  Take part in World Water Day 2018 by teaching your children this important lesson through games such as making it rain indoors! Here’s how:   You’ll need: A…

Health & Wellbeing I – How Daylight Savings Time Can Help You Lose Weight and Get Fit

Sunday 25th March marks the date we change our clocks in observance of Daylight Saving Time.  All UK residents will move their clocks forward one hour, resulting in more daylight at the end of each day, but also one less hour of sleep.  Health & Wellbeing expert Steve Denby explained to us how we can take advantage of the time change to help improve our overall fitness and health routine:   The effect of Daylight…

Health & Wellbeing Blog Series Launch

We’re delighted to announce the latest Mums in Ashford blog series, focusing on your health and wellbeing, courtesy of Steve Denby, health, wellbeing and fitness guru! Steve is a personal trainer with over 25,000 hours’ one to one coaching, knowledge and experience.  He co-founded FLI Fitness which offers classes and personal training in Ashford, focusing on long term health and weight loss.  FLI offer Mums in Ashford members fantastic exclusive discounts on Bootcamp classes AND personal training…

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