I was approached by Katie, a young teacher who was wanting to get fit, lose weight and feel better about herself. On the face of it, this seemed like nothing particularly out of the ordinary.
For anyone who likes sport, training or general exercise there is always the possibility of picking up an injury of some kind.
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle in the corporate world is difficult enough. Including a full work-out routine, or trying to fit in fitness in the working week is even more of a challenge, whether a junior staff member or senior executive.
One of the common misconceptions is that weight training (also known as resistance training) is about bulking up, bodybuilding, or lifting competitively. Many women worry about lifting weights as part of their training regime, with the fear that they will end up looking like a feminine version of the Incredible Hulk.
As an ex-corporate employee I’ll be the first to admit that I was one of the biggest cynics when the HR department would request my presence to discuss wellness.
As we approach the end of 2016 and the promise of a new year is drawing closer, many of us will start the introspective analysis of where we ‘failed’ last year and how our self-critical school report can improve from ‘Must try harder!’