Welcome to Strong Words by Grace Brown
Are you looking for tips and tricks to help you smash your goals, find out what myths need busting, and discussions on topics like stress management, pregnancy and mental health?
As a personal trainer, coach, business owner and human being, Grace tackles these topics and lots more, bringing her experience as a coach and fostering frank discussions with international experts and you, dear reader.
You'll also find interviews exploring unique stories from all walks of life, be it health and fitness, entrepreneurship, medicine or professional athletes.
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Trekstock supports young adults dealing with cancer, giving them access to physical activity, healthy nutrition and plenty more. I was lucky to have been involved in one of their biggest events - Conquer the Tower. 35 floors, 877 stairs. Sounds pretty grueling but it's nothing compared to what people living with cancer go through every day. Find out more about the fantastic things Trekstock does.
Revisiting tips on how to look after your body and mind while you travel. It’s not about being stuck in the hotel gym while others are out enjoying themselves. Find that balance. If travel regularly disrupts your routine then your approach is a little different to that trip to the beach that you’ve been dreaming about for months.
Revisiting my article from last February on Sleep and Recovery as we'll be diving deeper into this topic over the coming months - Why is it so important? In the gym during training you cause stimulus to your body but the positive changes only occur when you are at rest and in recovery.
Ever wondered why you sometimes feel sore several days after working out and sometimes not at all? Today we’re talking about Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness - what it is, what it means and how to minimise it.
Finally there is a reason to go with your gut. And the reason is that your gut is where it’s at. It effects every other part of your body. Check out Grace and Gus’ introduction to gut health, what to look out for and how to help improve your gut health.
This Abs series gives you a handful of great exercises and builds to add to your programme at the beginning, at the end or as a standalone quick session. You all know the importance of a strong core and your various abs are all important. Get those abs activated to make just about everything you do feel smoother, easier and more stable.
Since the new season is upon us, I wanted to revisit this article (originally published Feb 2017). Whether there are New Year's resolutions you aren’t quite sticking to or you feel like you're in a bit of a rut, Spring is a great opportunity for a refresh in many areas of life. Using my ROCK Principles there are 7 points in this article that can help you focus this season to create a healthy balanced lifestyle for the rest of the year.
Periods. Yes, we're talking about periods. This week it's all about how your cycle effects your training. Look out for more in this series. We're going to get a little uncomfortable but it's time to talk about this stuff.
Meet Strong Friend Rahil Malik, owner of Shot near Ludgate Circus, my favourite spot for healthy and delicious lunch and snacks right near the studio. Rahil brings us nutritious fare, without the attitude, that is delicious and easy, proving that healthy doesn't have to be dull.
This week in our series on Nutrition in collaboration with Gus Martin we talk about Blood Sugar Balance, the effects of imbalances and explaining those terms we hear all the time: Insulin Resistance and Hypoglycaemia.
Thinking of adding something different into your training regime? Consider yoga a top option. Depending on your needs you can add a restorative or a dynamic practice. In today's article I'm all about getting back into yoga after a bit of an absence.
If you are just starting out or thinking about becoming a PT, here are my 5 top tips to get you started and help you create a successful business. It's not all about coaching your clients. You have to find them, keep them, grow and keep yourself sane!
Do you sit at your desk all day? This one's for you. Improve your mobility and stability in one movement and feel like you could have been in a Boney M music video at the same time. Here's how to do a Cossack Squat like a champ.
Travelling is life, and over Christmas and New Year I like to go somewhere hot with plenty of water. This time I headed off to Malaysia, the Philippines and Singapore. Check out my traveller's diary and album.
Meet Harry Thomas, business owner, trainer and trainer of trainers. He is out there making a difference in our industry, helping a new generation of trainers create successful businesses that last.
Ever wanted to get into running or get back on the horse after a long absence? It's not just about hitting the road. To get the best results and avoid injury, take it slow. Here are my tips for getting back into it and my story of preparing for my first 10km after many years off the competitive circuit.
Meet Strong Friend Maddi Elliott, professional rugby player, major achiever and positive thinker. Her journey has not been a straight line but she has always taken the view that each set back is an opportunity.
Farewell to 2017! Check out this little vid recapping the first full year of Strong Words.
Gus wants to make a difference, to teach people that life's obstacles can be turned to your advantage and help get their body and brain functioning. Gus Martin is a no-nonsense gut health expert who brings his military background and unique understanding of the world to his take on health and wellness.