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Staying on track

With the long summer nights finally upon us- are you making the most of it? Last week I wrote about the importance of cross-training and how our weekly exercise should include elements of cardiovascular work, strength training, core and flexibility. That's a lot to...

5 Reasons for cross-training

Cross-training! Why is it so important? Cross-training is essentially training in different sports/activities other than your main one. It is so easy to get carried away with wanting to get better at your main sport that it is all you do, every day, every week. But...

Friday fun- squatting!

It's Friday again! So today was Work Out At Work Day!- this is a nationwide physiotherapy drive to encourage fellow co-workers (and the nation!) to participate in more exercise, and to move more at work! We ran Pilates classes for staff, circuits classes and provided...

Friday Fun!

It's nearly Friday! Is the weekend your chance to do more activities, or to have a rest? The weekend is a great time to unwind, get away from work and spend some time doing what you love. A little indulgence is often necessary too! But find the time to squeeze in some...

Achieving personal best

How do you achieve your personal best? I've been running for a long time but only competitively for the last 3 years, and like everyone else I have good and bad runs. This year however each race I have completed I have achieved my PB, out running my previous race time...

The Dutch way to daily exercise

Do you exercise daily? Do you move often? A recent weekend in Amsterdam was an amazing reminder of how accessible they make daily exercise! With over 18million cyclists within the capital it really does put most other places to shame. They make it their daily commute...

Welcome to Freshly Centered!

Welcome to Freshly Centered!  Finally! Here is the start of my website, bringing you fitness, health and wellbeing information with a pilates twist. I hope to bring together all aspects that I am involved in to deliver some interesting reads such as: Fitness advice,...

DISCLAIMER: Freshly Centered and Tracy Ward cannot accept liability for any consequences of you following any advice or workouts presented on this website. I endeavour to provide the most accurate information, however you should always seek advice from your doctor prior to starting any new fitness programmes or advice, and you do so completely at your own risk. If in doubt, stop and see your G.P first.