#BeBodyKind

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week, 13-19 May 2019. The theme this year is Body Image – How we think and feel about our bodies. For too many of us, our bodies are sources of shame and distress.  I’ve written before about self confidence from a female perspective, and my on-going battle with it, read it here.  We know girls and young women are … Continue reading #BeBodyKind

My Half Marathon Challenge Weeks 4-9

The last few weeks has been  mixture of highs and lows. I have had a couple of PB’s on shorter runs and then other runs I felt like I have been hitting a wall and not getting any progress. I have kept consistent and I am seeing the rewards of putting the miles in and focusing on specific training styles rather than just getting out … Continue reading My Half Marathon Challenge Weeks 4-9

My Half Marathon Challenge Week 2 & 3

As promised, I would keep up to date with the blog and post what I have been doing in the early weeks of my half marathon training. I have picked up a niggle in my left calf after going full steam ahead in the first week and doing to many miles to early on. I’ve stepped back a little over the last 2 weeks to … Continue reading My Half Marathon Challenge Week 2 & 3

A real woman is whatever she wants to be.

Today is International Women’s Day.   Last year I wrote a post on empowering women,  you can read it here.  Just under 12 months on and everything I wrote is still as relevant as it was then.  Society still bombards us with pressure to look perfect.  This is one of the reasons I’m so passionate about making women feel empowered.  I had a conversation with a … Continue reading A real woman is whatever she wants to be.

My Half Marathon Challenge Week 1

“New year, new me” or “This is my year” quotes that we have all said in the past and not followed through with. This year I have decided to put my words into action and book myself on my first ever fitness event. I have chosen to take part in a half marathon. Willians BMW Rochdale Half Marathon, 10k and Fun Run to be exact. … Continue reading My Half Marathon Challenge Week 1

Every BODY Welcome!

Providing access for all is an essential part of what we do, and our mission as a centre to offer leisure and fitness activities whatever your age, ability or experience. We have flat level access in the pool/gym building, accessible changing, shower & toilet facilities, large pool hoist, and small pool graduated steps. We also make sure our pool waters are heated to accommodate low … Continue reading Every BODY Welcome!

Rochdale Hornets relaunch Women’s Team

Sunday 27th January marked a historic day for rugby league in Rochdale, as Rochdale Hornets relaunched their women’s team. A group of women met at the Soccer Factory in Rochdale for the inaugural training session of the Rochdale Hornets Women’s Rugby League team, being put through their paces by former Rochdale Mayfield forward David Chrimes, who will serve as Head Coach, and Kirsty Crehan, a … Continue reading Rochdale Hornets relaunch Women’s Team