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What if I fall?, but my darling what if you fly?

“What if I fall ? , but my Darling what if you fly?” 

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This photo was taken last  summer , when we went to Italy on holiday, it was such an amazing place !.  I came back from that holiday and knew it was time – time to take a giant leap of faith and believe in myself as much as my family and friends did . 

 

I believe the universe sends us signs and helps guide us to where we are meant to be and it was definitely sending me plenty signs to tell me the time to flutter my butterfly wings was now. 

 

I had spent 8 years building my fitness business alongside working part time as a senior business travel Consultant ( sounds proper fancy  doesn’t it 😂) .

 

My dream though was always to make my fitness business my full time job.  

Taking that step though was so scary –  I lived on my own , so all the bills were solely my responsibility.   Could I really make it work full time ?.  

 

My business was growing and It was getting harder and harder to juggle the two and I was exhausted.  Whenever I get run down , I lose my voice . Since my early twenties , this has always been how stress manifests itself within my body.  I’ve had the cameras down my throat , I’ve been for speech therapy and learned that when it happens , it’s my body’s way of telling me to slow things down and it was happening a lot. 

 

Travel work was getting more stressful, we were being bought by a rival company and the simple fact was I just did not want to be there , I wanted to be running my business full time.

 

My first day back at work after that holiday , I handed in my 12 weeks notice and left last November.

 

That was 6 months ago now and during that time I have not lost my voice!!!  ( hopefully not tempting fate 😂).  Is it easy – no! , is it worth it? – absolutely!!!! .  My fellow entrepreneur friends all said to me – “you will do it and never look back”. They were spot on . 

 

So if you sat reading this and are in a similar position thinking about taking that step of taking your side hustle full time  , don’t be afraid to at least try – even if it didn’t work out , I’d much rather have tried then always to have wondered.  I have more time to focus on my business, and as a result , it’s continuing to grow which is amazing . It has also allowing me to create a better work/life balance again too. 

Its just about putting a plan in place to get you there. I knew I had to give 12 weeks notice which seemed ages, but I also knew that was 3 months pay checks I could try and save as much as I could to give me that little safety net at the beginning.  I worked long hours fitting my clients and classes in to my week around my part time 9-5 job. All the time I just kept focused on my goal and that kept me going through the tougher days. 

so go do it – spread those wings and fly toward your dreams . 

Lots of Love 

Joanne x

 

 

 

May time at Little Mis Fit

Hey Mis Fitters ,

I hope you all had a fabulous Easter – how gorgeous was the weather!!! , at least here in the UK!.  It was glorious and really felt like summer had come early.  My poor boyfriend though was in Spain on a Stag do and it chucked it down! Still they took refuge in the pub and still had a great time and I think they just avoided all our social media posts of us all back home basking in the sunshine!. 

I spent a lot of the Easter weekend out in the garden , it really is my peaceful place and I love to head out there with my book and a cup of tea or on occasion a cold glass of Sauvignon  Blanc. This past weekend I’ve been reading the Mrs Hinch book , I really enjoyed it.  It was her story and also had plenty of her cleaning tips in too.  Aswell as reading though I was also working on planning out May here at Little Mis Fit .  Though I did also fit in a trip to Ramside spa for a night with some of my friends to celebrate a few of our birthdays. We had an absolute ball and of course with the weather being so lovely, it felt like being on holiday sitting by that outdoor pool , sipping prosecco, loving life!. 

May for me is Birthday Month! , Its a big one this year aswell, so plenty celebrations. I always feel like birthdays are always special though – not everyone gets to grow old so every birthday should be celebrated.  

May Happenings 

May class passes will be on sale from Friday 3rd May and are valid until 31st May. 

8 session pass – £35 

12 session pass – £50 

Unlimited monthly pass – £60

I am away Wednesday 1st May and Thursday 2nd May so no classes either of these days.  We also have two bank holidays in May – Monday 6th May and Monday 27th May so no classes these days either.  

May Class Timetable 

 We have been incorporating lots of Weight work in our sessions.  We already use them a lot in our Barre Burn class and we have started using them in our Small Group Pilates sessions aswell, which the guys are loving. 

We will definitely be using the weights more in other classes too such as body sculpt.  Weights help us to build muscle which in turn burns fat and of course helps us tone up. Did you also know though that weights also help keep our bones strong especially as we get older and our bones become more brittle.  Keeping our bones strong by using weights and body weight exercises can help us reduce our risk of brittle bones as we do get older, so it is important to build that strength up and lets face it none of us want bingo wings do we!.  hands up if every time you wear a strappy top , you think to yourself – I wish my arms were more toned!.  

if you would like to invest in some weights for classes – get either 1kg or 2kg ones for the Pilates/Barre burn/Body Sculpt . I got both sets from Argos. 

Monday 

Barre Burn 6.30pm-7pm at North Durham Academy, Stanley 

Pilates 7pm-7.30pm at North Durham Academy, Stanley 

Tuesday 

Body Sculpt 7pm-7.30pm @ Tesco, Consett 

Wednesday 

Pilates 9.45am-1030am at Annfield Plain Methodist Church 

Pilates for mam and Toddler 1030-1115am at Annfield Plain Methodsit Church 

Thursday 

Pilates 6.45-7.30pm at Delves Lane Village Hall 

and

Men on Mats Pilates 7.30-8.15pm at Delves Lane Village Hall 

Friday 

Pilates 6.30-7.15pm at Annfield Plain Church 

Saturday 

Body Sculpt 9am-9.30am at Delves Lane Village Hall 

Family Yoga 1015am-11am at Delves Lane Village Hall – subject to minimum numbers. 

  • please do book for all classes as some do sell out quickly. if you are booked and can’t make the class, please let me know as soon as possible. *

At Home Workouts 

Our At Home workouts are currently available via a private Facebook group, though I am hoping by the end of the year to also be able to offer the at home workouts to those not on Facebook too – so watch this space.

For just £10 per month , you get access to our online workouts – there are a mixture of HIIT workouts, Pilates , Barre, strength and Conditioning and Core workouts so plenty to chose from. I also add two new workouts every week. 

For more information or to sign up for May, see me at class or drop me a message. 

 

Small group training 

our next Small Group training Programme kicks off Saturday 18th May  and will finish Tuesday 25th June. 

Both our Fat burning and Pilates small group both often sell out quickly. it is very rare that a space becomes available in the Pilates group but we do have a possible place in this next round. 

Pilates Small group details  

Saturday 8.15am-9am at Delves Village Hall 

and 

Tuesday 6.15pm-7pm at Tesco, Consett 

You can do both sessions per week – £120 for the 12 or you can choose either the Tuesday or the Saturday session and its £60 for the 6 sessions . 

Fat Burning Small group details 

Saturday 9.30am-10am at Delves lane Village Hall 

and

Tuesday 7.30pm-8pm at Tesco, Consett 

£120 for the 6 weeks.  *currently just 1 spot left * 

After school Yoga 

I am looking at running another After school Yoga class from Thursday 9th May for 6 weeks  at Delves Lane Village Hall 4.30pm-5.15pm . for kids age 4- 10.  £35 for the 6 weeks.   Drop me a message for more information or to book a space. 

 

Wishing you all a Magical Month of May!

Joanne x

 

Finding Peace on your Mat

Mis Fitters meet Jacquelyn from Action Jacquelyn.

 

I came across Jacquelyn a couple years ago on YouTube and I loved her Yoga and Barre workouts. Even as an instructor, you look for inspiration for your own workouts and so I do a lot of Jacquelyn’s yoga and Barre workouts and I love her mediations too.

There is a quote – “I bend so I don’t break “. It is so true – For me practicing Pilates and Yoga helps me find balance in my life . When I was juggling two jobs and felt overwhelmed with a huge to do list , even though there were times when I felt I just did not have time to stop – I knew that by hitting the pause button and stepping on to my mat and getting in a Pilates or yoga workout would help me catch my breath and give me a sense of calm again. Now I teach classes full time – which I absolutely love , but being full time self employed is a little scary too . I continue with ,my Pilates and Yoga workouts as I find its a good balance for my body and Mind and actually help keep me stronger for HIIT style workouts .

I am currently working with a lovely bunch of teenagers who are preparing for their GCSE’s . We are doing a mix of Yoga, Pilates and Breath work. Exams can be incredibly stressful and so by teaching the students breathing exercises , it can help them to find a little calm and hopefully ease feelings of anxiety and overwhelm.

As adults , we can also face anxiety and overwhelm as we face various challenges on our journey through life. Life these days is so fast paced and its so easy to get caught up in worrying about what is going to happen or what could happen, that we forget to press the pause button and just be present in our life now.

Jacquelyn was a ballerina who went on to become a Laker girl. She has been teaching fitness classes now for the past 10 years.

A few months ago , Jacquelyn shared her story of how she came to find peace on her Yoga Mat after suffering from a panic attack and anxiety , this is her story –

So on my trip to Shanghai, China 6 years ago, I had my first and last panic attack. It was scary. I had never had anxiety or panic attacks prior to that, so I didn’t know what was going on.

After I got home from that two week trip, I was suffering from constant and absolutely unbearable anxiety.
Panic Attacks are scary. I don’t wish them upon anyone.

Once I got home from my trip to China, I was THIS CLOSE to living on anti-anxiety medication… but I promised myself it wouldn’t be my way of life.

I had a panic attack because I was so anxious about figuring everything out in my life at that very moment, controlling the outcome as best I could, without really knowing how, that I drove myself into severe anxiety.

I was focused on the future, not the present moment.

I was blaming everyone and everything around me for the way I felt, thinking it’s society’s fault, or my boss’ fault, etc…

But blaming others means you’re avoiding a difficult truth… about yourself.

I was in a yoga class when my breakthrough journey out of anxiety began. The teacher said (without knowing what I was going through), “anxiety is a choice”… a choice, I thought? BUT…

Later that day, I knew I was meant to be in that class at that very moment. She gave me the wake up call I needed to hear to reclaim my power back, to remind me that I am the one choosing to feel certain ways in my life.

The anxiety didn’t just go away overnight though…

I returned to yoga, and showed up on my mat, over and over and over again, day after day, to breakthrough the anxiety… by being present, to look within, to sit with myself, to get to know myself, to unionize my heart and mind, to deepen my breath, to calm my nervous system down…

I first stepped into yoga wanting to learn how to do handstands and all the cool poses, and then what made me stay was the peace of mind, empowerment, self-esteem, and the faith and trust in myself that I cultivated through the mindfulness of stretching and meditating.

After this experience I knew I wanted to be a yoga teacher. And now, every class you ever take from me, I remind you of the choices you have in your life. To hopefully touch you the way that yoga teacher empowered me.

Little by little, my anxiety dissipated. When it would come up, I would have a conversation with myself, and tell myself things like, “You’re ok. Everything is going to be ok. Life is going perfectly as planned. Learning is apart of life. You are loved. You are love. Your family loves you. God loves you.”

It’s these mindful conversations you have with yourself, and the people you surround yourself with, that makes the difference between unraveling out of control and living the life of your dreams.

And now I have ZERO anxiety.

My purpose here is to remind you that you get to reclaim your power, that you get to unbury your joy and happiness, to remind you to not blame but rather look within for YOUR truth, every time you step onto your mat.

*** Seriously, if I could completely break free from anxiety, as a former skeptic, realist, controller, panic-attack-about-to-happen at any moment type person, YOU can too! I totally get it!
This is why I’m SOOOO passionate about what I do here, in sharing powerful breathing techniques with you, and cultivating daily stretching routines for personal awareness and pain relief.

You can follow Jacquelyn on

Instagram – @actionjacquelyn
and
YouTube – Action Jacquelyn

April at Little Mis Fit

 

Hey Mis Fitters!,

Can you believe we are almost into April??? We are a quarter of the way through 2019 already!.  Have you guys been following along with March matness and trying out a few Pilates moves?.

Its been a busy few months here at Little Mis Fit since going Full time which is fantastic.  It really has been a bit of a whirlwind  . I’m heading off for a little break this weekend though , which I am really looking forward to, a chance to catch my breathe and recharge ready for the next quarter. It really is so important to take time out to recharge your batteries.  You really do feel so much better for it.  So make sure you guys are taking some time in your day or week just for you, to enjoy a little time out.  April is actually Stress awareness month so I’ll be sharing some tips and ideas here on the blog and over on my social media pages , so be sure to come follow us – 

Instagram – @ Littlemisfitjojo . 

Facebook – www.facebook.com/lilmisfit1

 

April is also Caesarean awareness month , as a Post Natal instructor , I’ll also be sharing some tips and stretches and exercises for new mams. 

Of course this Month we also have Easter.  Does anyone else  think that Easter Eggs are even nicer than regular chocolate?. I mean I’ve always been a Cadburys Chocolate button kind of girl – I have a bit of an addiction to be honest, but Easter eggs are just so yummy and it really does not help when the Supermarkets sell them half price – far too tempting

April happenings at Little Mis Fit 

Kids Yoga camp at Believe and Be. 

On Monday 15th April, I will be running one of my Yoga camps at Believe and Be for kids age 4-7.    We start at 1130am, where they will enjoy 90 minutes play in Believe town, followed by a picnic lunch and then an afternoon of Yoga and crafts until 3.30pm.  £18 per child including lunch. We currently have 3 spots left, so please get in touch if you would like to book one.

April Online classes 

Our Online programme is just £10 for the month and you will get access to a variety of classes via a private Facebook group that you can do at home at a time that works for you.  New workouts are added weekly.  Please get in touch if you would like more information or would like to sign up for April. 

Post Natal Pilates 

Our next round of Post natal Pilates starts Friday 5th April for 6 weeks ( we do miss Good Friday -19th April, and finish Friday 17th May so we get the 6 sessions in. £35 for the 6 weeks. Sessions will be 1130am-1215pm at Taylored Fit Physio , Langley Park. This is a class for mam and baby and suitable from 6 weeks Post natal provided you have had your 6 week check from Midwife or Dr. This can be up to 12 weeks if you have had a C section. 

Small Group Training – 

Our Next rounds of Small group training for April are full for both Pilates and Fat Burning.  They are already filling up for May/June too so if you would like a space , please drop me a message. 

Easter Weekend.

No classes Good Friday – 19th April or Easter Monday – 22nd April.  However Easter Saturday – classes will be on as normal. 

April Class Timetable 

Monday 

Barre Burn 6.30-7pm @ North Durham Academy 

Pilates 7pm-7.45pm @ North Durham Academy 

Tuesday 

Body Sculpt 7.pm-7.30pm @ Tesco, Consett * currently sold out with wait list available **

Wednesday 

Pilates 0945am-1030am @ Annfield Plain Church 

Pilates for mam and toddler 1030am-1115am @ Annfield Plain Church

Thursday 

Pilates 6.45pm-7.30pm @ Delves Village Hall 

Men on Mats Pilates 7.30pm-8.15pm @ Delves Village Hall 

Friday 

Post Natal Pilates 1130am-1215pm @ Taylored Fit Physio, Langley Park

Pilates 6.30pm-7.15pm @ Annfield Plain Church

Saturday 

Body Sculpt 9am-9.30am at Delves Village Hall 

Family yoga 1015am-11am @ Delves Village Hall – please note this class will run in April subject to numbers. 

April is also my last month in my 30’s!. In May I will be turning 40 eeeeeekkkkkk!.  

Wishing you all a fabulous April aand please do come say hi over on Instagram or Facebook .  You can see what I get up to behind the scenes over on Instagram stories 😂. 

See you in classes! 

Joanne x

I’m loving getting out in the spring sunshine for walks 😄. 

Happy Valentines Day!

Happy Valentines Day Mis Fitters!,

I’m currently rocking my new Micky and Minnie T shirt, which I picked up last week from George at Asda!. Its soooooo darn  cute, I love it! . 

Regardless of if you are  coupled up  or single, I hope you spend today doing something you LOVE.  It can be as simple as taking the time to curl up with a good book, or to watch your favourite movie or Netflix show. It could be taking a lovely long bubble bath after a day at work.  Maybe meeting a friend for a catch up over lunch or a cup of tea.   Get moving  your body too  –  get outside to take a walk  or take a class . Exercise is such a brilliant mood booster and will help strengthen our hearts!. 

Taking the time to look after our mind, body and soul is so, so  important.  When we take the time to look after ourselves , we are reminding ourselves we matter too. It also helps us give our best self to others around us, instead of  burning ourselves out trying to juggle  so many things and finding our own self care dropping further and further down our priority list – hands up if you have also been there!   . So Start treating yourself like your own best friend – after all we spend 24/7 with ourselves so we need to be happy in our own company.  Take note this week too as to how you talk to yourself – would you talk to a friend the  way, you talk to yourself?.  Become your own little cheerleader. 

“Think positive Thoughts and they will shine out of your face like moonbeams and you will always look lovely”  Roald Dhal.

So on this day of Love – show all your loved ones how much you care and also include yourself on that list too!.  Love yourself enough to move your body, nourish it with healthier food choices and believe that you can achieve anything you set your mind to. 

 

Use our self care check list as a reminder to take care of yourself too!

Sending you all lots of Valentines love and hugs 

Joanne x

 

 

 

February at Little Mis Fit

Guys can you believe the first month of 2019 is just about over and we are about to enter Chapter 2 ?.  

I know a lot of people think January seems to last forever, but for me , Classes have been super busy  and I had a few fun adventures booked in – bonus a lot of them had been paid for in advance  – always good in January!.    I had got my sister afternoon tea at the Town House in Durham for her Birthday back in November and we had booked it for January . It was so nice!.  if you don’t know it, its a Gorgeous little twenties style boutique hotel right in Durham City, it really was like stepping back in time to another era, and the afternoon tea was really nice! . 

Then Peter and I had a date night to the Sage to see Dirty Dancing the musical  which was fantastic!. I have seen it on the stage a few times before, but just with the smaller venue , it definitely added a little more to the show.

  My mam and dad also  celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary ,

so its been a busy fun start to the year, with plenty more celebrations to come. throughout the year. 

Classes have been really busy which is brilliant!.  I honestly love teaching and we have really built such a lovely community within the classes ,and the small groups and in the  1-1 sessions  , that sessions are always so much  fun to teach with plenty banter and laughter alongside the workouts.  Its said your Vibe attracts your tribe and I am so so lucky with all you guys!. 

I’ve also been hooked on a couple Netflix shows this month too. Have any of you watched YOU on there?. so good!!! can not wait for season 2!.  I’ve also been hooked on Marie Kondo tidying up.  I read her book a couple years  – The magic art of tidying up and now she has her own Netflix show and I’m hooked.  I’ve been decluttering the house using the Kondo method. Its about keeping the things that spark joy for you – if it no longer sparks Joy, its time to thank the item and then declutter it. Have any of you guys been watching too?. Have you been inspired to try the Kondo method?. 

 

 

Here is what we have going on here at Little Mis Fit this coming month – 

Post natal Pilates 

Friday 1130-1215pm @ Taylored Fit Physio Langley Park , Durham  starting 22nd February for 5 weeks £30 

and 

Monday 1030-1115am @ DanceMax, Consett starting 25th February for 5 weeks , £30 

Kids After School yoga 

Thursday afternoons from 28th February for 6 weeks. 4.30pm-5.15pm , for kids age 4-10.  £35 for the 6 weeks. 

Small Group Training 

Our Small Group training programmes are currently all full at present!.   I have got a couple 1-1 Pilates spaces available though so do get in touch if you would be interested in more information on those.

Class passes 

Just a  reminder I am away on Saturday February 16th for the day , so no classes this day.  

8 session pass – £35

12 session pass – £50

Unlimited monthly pass – £60  

 

Core Class Timetable 

Monday 

Barre Fitness 6.30-7pm @ North Durham Academy 

Pilates 7pm-7.45pm @ North Durham Academy 

Tuesday 

Body Sculpt 7pm-7.30pm @ Tesco , Consett 

Wednesday 

Pilates 0945am-1030am @ Annfield Plain Church 

Pilates for mams and Toddlers 1030-1115am @ Annfield Plain church 

Thursday 

Pilates 6.45pm-7.30pm @ Delves Lane Village Hall 

Men on Mats Pilates 7.30-8.15pm @ Delves Lane Village Hall 

Friday 

Pilates 6.30-7.15pm @ Annfield plain Church 

Saturday 

Body Sculpt 9am – 9.30am @ Delves lane Village Hall 

Family Yoga 1015am-11am @ Delves lane Village Hall 

We also have our Online workouts – Just £10 per month!. Access is via a private Facebook group. There are a variety of workouts including HIIT, Pilates, strength and conditioning and Barre , with two new workouts added each week.  Drop us a message for more information or to get signed up. 

Are you on Instagram? , if so come follow us over there – @littlemisfitjojo for behind the scenes  at Mis Fit on Insta stories.  

we are also on Facebook – www.facebook.com/lilmisfit1

Did you see my Social media post this week – do it for the woman you want to be a year from now?.   How do you want your life to look? , take some time this week to think about that and set  your goals to help get you there!. lets all aim to live our best lives this year and every year after!. 

Wishing you all a Fabulous February , may it be filled with lots of love, laughter and adventure.  

 

Joanne x

 

Why Consistency is key when it comes to achieving your goals.

When it comes to achieving your goals such as getting fitter and healthier  , or indeed anything you wish to succeed at , the key is Consistency.  

Creating little habits that you continue to stick with , until it just becomes second nature to you, just like since you were little , you’ve been brushing your teeth every day probably at least twice.

All those small changes when repeated on a regular basis, will all add up to huge differences.  

Maybe you want to create a healthier lifestyle , so you feel fitter , stronger and healthier.  Maybe you are training for a fitness event such as the Great North run, and you need to be consistent with your training, even when its cold outside or worse sometimes – too hot!, (definitely go early morning /early evening in that case!) . Maybe you want to set up your own business and need to work on it in your spare time and therefore need to be super organised so you use the time you do have productively. 

Think about your Big goal – the thing you want to achieve and then try setting little goals  for yourself that will help you toward that big goal and just notice the success that follows if you can just stick with these daily/weekly habits.  Something my Small Group training  girls practice over the 6 week programme  and when they do, they see the results of their hard work and commitment.  Many of the habits they create, they continue with after the 6 weeks is over , not all but you often find some habits just stick , whilst others are work in progress – hey we are all human. Its just trying to be as consistent as you can – and you’ll notice the ones you do regular, are the ones that bring you the most results. 

Maybe this week for example , you decide that you are going to drink 2 litres of water each day ,and  swap out some of your regular cups of tea/coffee for herbal tea instead. In addition  aim to  move your body at least 3 times this week – be it take a class, go for a walk or a swim or just stick on your favourite playlist and dance for 20 minutes – hello instant mood lifter and cardio workout!.  

Maybe the following week , you continue with the above but also add in a new additional habit like trying one new reciepe/meal idea each week , or each month. 

Perhaps you run your own business or would like to and you need to set time aside each week to make sure you get done what needs to get done. 

Here are some tips that help me, and might hopefully  help you too   –

  • Take some time at the weekend to look at your week ahead and see what you have going on and where you can fit in your workouts that week.  Pencil them in your diary and make a commitment to yourself to actually do them. Maybe you already make time for workouts and work , maybe you need to schedule in some down time!.  This is something I am working on – scheduling in time in my week for work and also for time to step away from my phone/Ipad/laptop. I think especially when you run your own business and you love what you do it can be hard to totally switch off sometimes. My work schedule used to be crazy, but now I have found a little more balance so aiming each week to take time out away from work to just be. It actually helps me be more productive with the time I do block out for work. 

 

  • Also whilst you have your diary out and know what you have on, plan out your meals for the week ahead.  That way you can do a food shop and get in everything you need – it also helps limit wasted food,plus you only need to buy what you need. Maybe prepare some meals in advance – especially for the busier days/nights. Something you can make in advance and just pull out the fridge or freezer to reheat when you haven’t got lots of time to cook. Things like Stir Fries are also perfect for busy days.

 

  • Some days early morning is the only time I can fit in my own workout , and Three times a week I also teach early morning sessions – so I always make sure to put my clothes out the night before which is a huge help as it means, everything is just there ready for me to put on. just spending 5 minutes the night before , organising myself saves me time on a morning. 

 

  • Find what motivates you . Sometimes you just plain can’t be bothered – we’ve all been there, but you know it has to be done and you will feel so much better for it afterwards . A bit like housework  though I have to say thanks to Mrs Hinch , I am much more motivated  after watching one of her Insta stories!. Its crazy but honestly I can just sit and watch this woman clean her bathroom for 15 minutes and then I feel the need to go clean mine and then I can relax and enjoy my Zoflora smelling home . This week I got a message from one of my Online clients, who said she really could not be bothered to exercise that day, but she had forced herself and gone back through our library – picked out a workout she knew she loved and did that one – the result?, she felt so much more energised. Often knowing and understanding your Why  – the reason you are doing this will help you stay motivated and on track.  Another one for me – I hate going to the dentist, I have a really lovely dentist and I’ve been going for years, but it still fills me with dread at the thought of going, but the thought of horrid teeth fills me with even more dread so twice a year, off I head and honestly once I am there – I’m totally fine.

 

  • Track your progress – If its Health/fitness keep a  diary to track your food and workouts , maybe measure yourself at the start and again every 6 weeks – I don’t believe in scales – I think they mess with your head so much prefer to use a tape measure or a mirror, or in how I feel/look in my clothes. Before and after photos can also help with seeing progress – again something I do with my Small Group guys. Maybe keep a Journal on your journey , so you can look back and see just how far you have come.   This is also something I do for my own journey as a girl running her own business.  For the past couple years I have documented my diary through the highs and lows  – the small wins, the victories and the lessons learned as I ride along on  this Entrepreneurial Rollercoaster . I can look back and see how it all came together to bring me to where I am today – which is a pretty darn good place. There are times it is so hard , but the highs more than make up for it 

 

  • Make a note of your Big Goal and keep it  where you can see it on a regular basis as a reminder of what you are aiming for.  Maybe keep a copy of it as a screen saver on your phone/ipad/laptop.  Maybe keep it in the front of your diary or on the fridge – anywhere you will see it daily to keep you focused. 

 

  • Sometimes when I really struggle with motivation but I know I have something I really need to get done is I set my timer on my phone for a maybe 45 minutes or an hour  – I call it a power hour and then pop my phone in another room – so I’m not tempted to procrastinate on social media (hands up who else does that?) and instead focus on that one task for that duration and then by the time , the timer is up , I found I’ve actually made at least a dent in what I needed to get done, and possibly even completed the task and able to tick it of the to do list.  You can then reward yourself on a job well done with maybe a nice sit down  and a cup of tea  and a book or whatever brings you a little  peace and quiet. 

 

Results happen over time, not overnight , work hard, stay consistent and be patient. It won’t always be easy ,  but It will be worth it!. 

Do Let me know how you get on    – comment below, or tag us on social media , I love to hear from you!.  lets go achieve our Dreams in 2019!

You can find us over on Instagram @littlemisfitjojo and Facebook – www.facebook.com/lilmisfit1.

 

Classes and Programme updates and why 2019 is a big year for us.

Hi guys,

I hope this New Year is treating you well so far. 

 

2019 is a big year , here at Little Mis Fit – Its my first year teaching full time , after 8 years of juggling two jobs , I’ve finally gone full time with Little Mis Fit, which is exciting , though a little scary too.  I also have a big birthday this year as does my boyfriend and a lot of my friends , so lots of fun things planned too.  I also have a few ideas for Little Mis Fit so I’m busy working away on those too. 

Are you on Instgram? , If  so  come give us a follow -@littlemisfitjojo.  Follow our Instastories for what goes on behind the scenes!. 

Class timetable and January programmes 

Our classes are all back to normal this week , and we have our new Body Sculpt class on Tuesday and Saturdays. Its a class combining cardio with strength and conditioning moves, to help tone and strengthen the entire body.

We also see the return of our After School Yoga class at Believe and Be , Consett for kids age 4-8. Monday Afternoons 4,15-5pm .

Post Natal Pilates is also back on a Monday Morning 1030am-1115am at DanceMax, Consett , and this year we also have a class on a Friday morning at Langley Park at the lovely Taylored Fit Physio studio.

 

Family Yoga is also back from this Saturday 1th January 1015am-11am at Delves Village Hall. For kids age 3 plus.
Our Pilates 1-1 and private Small group slots have also been selling really well, if you would be interested , just drop me a message.

Our Fat Burning Small Group programme is sold out for January, but we already have sign ups for February , so if you would like to get on the list for the February Small Group starting Mid Feb, just drop us a message.

Timetable for this week :-

Please do book for all classes – and please let me know if you can’t make it.

Monday 07th January

Post Natal Pilates , 1030am-1115am @ DanceMax, Consett

After School Yoga 4.15-5pm @ Believe and Be, Consett for kids age 4-7

Barre Fitness 6.30-7 pm @ North Durham Academy £4.00

Pilates 7pm-7.45pm @ North Durham Academy £6.00

or do both evening sessions for £8.00

Tuesday 8th January

Body Sculpt 7pm-7.30pm @ Tesco Community room, Consett £4.00 – This class has limited space and sells out quickly, lease check with us regarding availability.

Wednesday 9th January

Pilates 0945am-1030am @ Annfield Plain Church £6
and
Pilates for mams and Toddlers 1030am-1115am @ Annfield Plain Church £7

Thursday 10th January 

Pilates 6.45pm-7.30pm @ Delves Lane Village Hall £6

and
Men on Mats Pilates 7.45pm-8.30 pm @ Delves Lane Village Hall £6

Friday 11th January

Post Natal Pilates 1130am-1215pm @ Taylored Fitness Physio, Langley Park

Pilates 6.30-7.15pm @ Annfield Plain Church £6

Saturday 12th January

Body Sculpt 9am-9.30am @ Delves Lane Village Hall £4

Family Yoga 1015am – 11am @ Delves Village Hall

Wishing you all a fabulous week!

Joanne x

What will be your word for this New Year?

Can you believe we are getting ready to say goodbye to 2018! I mean I honestly feel like I just said Hello! 😳. Is anyone else feeling the same?

The past couple of years rather than making New  Year resolutions, I have opted to choose a word or a theme of how I want my year to look. For some they may chose the word calm as they want to bring more calm into their life or maybe its health, if you want to make your health and well-being a priority this year . Maybe you want to travel lots in 2019 so maybe Travel could be yours . You could even have more than one!, you make your own rules 💕. 

For 2018 , my theme was Building my Dream , I wanted to focus on working towards making my dream of taking Mis Fit full time and in November of this year , I did just that! 😋.

I’m currently in a business group – the  Dream life Academy programme and as part of that, we each had to come up with our hashtag  for the year when we started back in September. I opted for a bit of only fools and horses inspiration and went with the #  she who dares! , so I am going to stick with that as we go into 2019. A reminder to stay brave , especially when stepping outside my comfort zone as that is most often the time when you find the magic! 💕.  A reminder for myself to always reach for the moon , because even if you don’t quite reach the moon , you’ll still land among the stars 💕.

My boyfriend and actually some friends and family have also suggested I may need to learn the art of chilling out/relaxing a bit more 😂, so I guess my theme of 2019 is to work hard but also to ensure I  make the time to play too. 

This past year I got to travel more , which  I loved especially as I hadn’t had the chance  to do much the past couple years and it’s something I used to do a lot more of , so definitely hoping for a couple more adventures in 2019 and I already have a couple fun trips booked 😀. It’s my 40th birthday so plenty of celebrations!. 

What about you guys? I’d love to hear what your word / theme for 2019 is? Let me know in the comments below 💕

Wishing you all a very happy and healthy 2019!. May it be filled with love, laughter and Adventure. 

 

Joanne x

   The Amalfi Coast 

Capri 
                                                                                        

 Portugal 

 

Merry Christmas! and January Class and programme updates

Its the Night before, the night before Christmas eve!.   so only 3 sleeps until Christmas!.  Who else is excited???.  

December has flown over! , along with teaching classes , I’ve been enjoying lots of Festive fun adventures.  You can see what I’ve been up to over on Instagram – @littlemisfitjojo and over on our Facebook page – www.facebook.com/lilmisfit1.

I also got to be interviewed for a podcast – about Yoga and mindfulness for Children. If you haven’t heard it yet – you can check it out here – https://themummytrainer.co.uk/podcast/

 

January classes and programmes. 

Both our  Small Group programmes both Pilates and Fat burning ones for January  sold out in November which was just incredible.  We start Saturday 5th January for 6 weeks. 

However I am also looking at possibly also running a day time small group programme , if anyone is interested.   

sessions would be as follows:-

Monday 9.30am – 10am @ Dance Max , Consett 

and 

Wednesday 9.15am-0945am @ Annfield Plain Church 

£120 per person including two Weekly Group workout sessions, a nutrition plan and a private Facebook group to help you motivate and support each other .

Online classes 

Our little Online community is continuing to grow which is fantastic.  Our Online classes cost just £10 per month and access is via a private Facebook group. There are already a wide variety of classes in there – Pilates, HIIT and Strength and conditioning style.  Plus two new workouts are added each week.  if you would like to sign up for January , please drop me a message. 

January Class timetable and passes 

Class passes will increase slightly from 1st January to the following:-

8 session pass – £35 

12 session pass – £50

Unlimited Monthly pass – £60 

  • passes are valid for a calender month only – ie 1st -31st January and are non transferable. 

introducing our new class for January – Body Sculpt!  , this is a class that will incorporate Pilates/Barre/strength and conditioning /HIIT and  boxing workouts , using body weight,  along with our weights, gliders , resistance bands, the red bands , the green balls,  – all the favourites haha. 

Monday 

Post Natal Pilates 1030am-1115am @ Dance Max, Consett * 6 week block starting 7th January *

After School Yoga 4.15pm-5pm @ Belive and Be * 6 week block, starting 7th January *

Body Sculpt 6.30-7pm @ North Durham Academy £4 

Pilates 7pm-7.45pm @ North Durham Academy £6 

Do both evening classes for only £8. 

Tuesday 

Body Sculpt 7pm-7.30pm @ Tesco, Consett £4

Wednesday 

Pilates 0945am-1030am @ Annfield Plain Church £6

Pilates for Mam and Toddlers 1030am-1115am @ Annfield Plain Church £7

Thursday 

Pilates 6.45pm-7.30pm @ Delves Lane Village Hall £6

Men on Mats 7.30pm-8.15pm @ Delves Lane Village Hall £6

Friday 

Post Natal Pilates , 11am-12noon @ Taylored Fit Physio , Langley Park,  6 week block, starting Friday 11th January.

Pilates 6.30pm-7.15pm @ Annfield Plain Church £6

Saturday 

Body Sculpt 9am-9.30am @ Delves Lane Village Hall £4

 

Pilates 1-1/Small group 

My 1-1 / private small group Pilates programme is proving very popular, which again is brilliant  and as a result, I currently only have  limited time slots available – if you would be interested in more information, please do drop us a message. 

After School Yoga @ Believe and Be , Consett 

Our After school yoga class is back from Monday 7th January for 6 weeks. 

This class is suitable for little ones age 4-7. £35 per child.  

We practice yoga poses, mindfulness activites and have story/relaxation time. 

if you would like to book your little yogi a place, just drop us a message.

Post Natal Pilates  

January we have not 1 but 2 Post Natal Pilates classes ! 

Mondays 1030am-1115am @ Dance Max, Consett. starting Monday 7th January for 6 weeks . £35 for the 6 week block 

and 

Friday 1130-1215pm  @ Taylored Fit Physio, Langley Park. starting Friday 11th January for 6 weeks . £35 for the 6 week block.

For more info or to make a booking , just drop us a message.

 

Tween / Teen yoga 

I am also looking at running a Yoga class for Tweens/teens so for those age 9 – 15 on a Tuesday afternoon 5.15pm-6pm @ Tesco , Consett. Please let me know if you would be interested. 

I think I’ve remembered everything! 

As always though you can keep an eye on my Facebook and Instagram pages . plus of course check back on our blog . 

 

I just want to wish all of you a very Merry and Magical Christmas. 

Thank you all so so much for all your support again this year, I appreciate it all so much more than I can ever express. 

Joanne x