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.
Submit your own topic or question for discussion so that we can write about the things that matter to YOU.
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.
Dr Brandi Cole, our resident pregnancy and exercise expert, gives us a run down of things to think about when exercising during the early stages of pregnancy. The good news is that you CAN exercise, even if you haven't exercised before.
If you’re sick of staring at an empty fridge when you’re starving after work or feeling guilty because you didn’t make time to workout this week then this one’s for you. It’s time to dive into “Organisation” - the “O” of recap of the R.O.C.K principles.
So, what do you really eat for breakfast? Maybe you don't eat anything at all? I'm doing a little study and would love your input! Check out the article for a super quick survey and keep an eye out for the follow up article with the results. Thank you!
Dr Brandi Cole gives us a run down of what to do and when in terms of exercising after having your baby. She looks at the effect on breastfeeding, pelvic floor and varying recovery depending on your previous fitness levels and exercise regimes.