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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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.
Here are my top ten tips for staying on track in the festive season, keeping that body and mind in a semi-functional state, while still enjoying yourself. Have all the fun while mitigating the January blues!
Meet Strong Friend Travis Young who tells his story of overcoming extreme challenges and not giving up. He still faces his demons every day and yet manages to be a positive force in people's lives.
Knowledge - the final piece of the R.O.C.K Principles Puzzle. As they say, knowledge is everything, knowledge is power. Keep learning about yourself, those around you and the world in general and you will always keep growing.
Meet Sean Phillips: an excellent coach and no-fuss human who is all about trying to be good to others and help where he can. Read all about his story.
So by now we are all wised up on setting realistic goals, being realistic with yourself and how being organised can help stop you from making bad decisions. Consistency is essential to this process. The longer you are consistent with an activity the more likely it is for it to become a habit. This might take 6 days, 6 weeks or 6 years - but it's worth it.
Meet Strong Friend Victoria Fritz who you may know from the BBC News Desk. Victoria is a huge source of inspiration, a client and, most importantly a friend. Check out her story.
If you've been thinking about learning how to do chin ups (or even if you haven't!) check out my next 4 accessory exercises to help you get there.