Life Lessons From The World Of Sport


One of the reasons I love the world of health & fitness is that it is so much more than about getting fit, physically & mentally. I had the pleasure of listening to the story of the amazing legendary UCLA Coach, John Wooden, a coach who taught essential life lessons to his team in the world of basketball.


His pyramid of success lives on, encouraging, inspiring people inside and outside of sport and I wanted to share it here as a reminder to us all that we have unlimited potential if we are prepared to believe it, even before we see.

The key motto: Do the best YOU can.

If you give 100%, your 100% not anyone else’s, then you have given it all… 30-minute lesson you don’t want to miss… Watch, listen and learn!

Coach: The Life and Legacy of John R. Wooden

Live the life you were meant to, find a framework that means something to you and commit to living it every day.

Be your brilliant best!

Live Blissfully



Tennis – Hard Work & Dedication Pays Off


Hi & Happy July to you!

This month’s blog is all about Wimbledon and I am Soooo happy. Andy Murray did it again, Serena Williams and Andy Murray wimbledon prize moneySerena Williams did it again and Heather Watson did it for the first time in the mixed doubles… Wimbledon Bliss! And to top it all our British wheelchair champs claimed their place in Wimbledon history too: Gordon Reid, Alfie Hewett and Jordanne Whiley. Just brilliant. Their hard work and dedication paid off.

It has been a pleasure to watch Andy Murray blossom into the consummate professional he is today. I felt so proud watching him handle that game on Sunday 10th July. He expressed emotion openly and he was focused; the perfect game. Serena, as is usually the case, played like a powerhouse. To have spent so many years at the top of her game is truly amazing and as a woman of sport she has got to be one of the best role models out there; congratulations.

I could go on and on about many of the players I watched but the underlying point is that with hard work (and I mean real hard work), a great team to support, motivate and kick your butt, alongside a developed talent or skill, dreams can come true. The question is how committed are most of us to go all out? What are we willing to risk? Who do we have in our corner?

These are important questions for all areas of our life. If we want to get fit, work alongside those who are doing the same or who have been there, done that. If we want to progress in a career or build a business, same rule applies; find the team, put in the work consistently and grab every challenge that takes us outside of our comfort zone so we can grow.

Don’t just dream it, do it!


Yes You Can Challenge – Are You Up For It?


I just had this Yes you Can Challenge word cloud made up for the health & wellness community I am building… so exciting!


Challeng2The community represents:

I Challenge You!
Get In Shape
Get Fit
Fuel Your Body
Healthy Body  
Healthy Mind
Body By Vi
Pay It Forward
Yes You Can
Fight Obesity
Work Hard
Play Hard
Giving Back

And we’re growing one healthy transformation at a time, one day at a time… awesome!


Did You Know…


I’m always on the lookout for health tips, facts and Questioninformation to help us make better choices so here are a few of my ‘Did you know’ health facts:

  • Moderate to vigorous physical activity translates into a 45% lower risk of dementia
  • Regular tea drinkers hold onto more brain power, slowing age-related declines by up to 37% (Drs Mehmet Oz & Mike Roizen)
  • Laughter boosts the immune system, decreasing stress hormones and increasing immune cells & infection-fighting antibodies, improving resistance to disease
  • Laughter protects the heart. it improves the function of blood vessels and increases blood flow. This can help protect against heart attacks
  • Research from Austria shows that listening to music can help patients with chronic back pain. Listening to music on a regular basis helps our bodies relax physically and mentally, thus helping to relieve and prevent back pain. (Read more: here)
  • Listening to music can improve your workout (couldn’t agree more!) Scientists claim it can increase your endurance, boost your mood and can distract you from any discomfort experienced during your workout.
  • During sleep you can strengthen memories or “practice” skills learned while you were awake (it’s a process called consolidation)
  • In a 2010 study of women ages 50 to 79, more deaths occurred in women who got less than five hours or more than six and a half hours of sleep per night (Read more: here)
  • Ursolic acid (found in apple skin) ups muscle and brown fat, which boosts calorie burning (lead researcher Christopher Adams, MD)
  • The following fruit can potentially help with weight loss:Bergamot oranges: Studies show that compounds in the fruit may decrease cholesterol. Blueberries: This may reduce belly fat by affecting fat burning and storage genes. Pears: They’re high in flavonoids and catechins, antioxidants that help women ward off weight gain (Want To Shed Weight?)

Amazing stuff and well worth knowing if you really want to maximize your healthy lifestyle… Enjoy!