How the cost-of-living crisis will further affect societies health and well being and the fitness industry.

By Christine Tuck on 11 August 2022

​ 5 News reported on the 10th Aug 2022 that 6 million households across the UK are already in debt to their energy provider on average to £200. USwtich said that overall debt is already 3 times higher than a year ago and this is before the energy increase in Oct 2022. As a result of the cost of living crisis many people will be on the poverty line or below it. It is well documented that poverty brings about a negative impact on an individuals mental, emotional and physical health. According to many articles in the media over the last few years we know that UK already has an obesity crisis. We know that lockdowns have caused more people to suffer from mental ill health across the board. Fear has driven stress, anxiety and depression. Lockdown drinking became a thing for many and for some is now a habit that is hard to break. Some people did benefit from lockdowns it gave them more time to do things and they had money to do it because they were on furlough. Others had to struggle to make a living or even lost their businesses / homes due to the restrictions. The number of households now visiting foodbanks on a weekly basis is extremely worrying. Food supplies have and are being impacted and the costs are rising exponentially. We know it's cheaper to buy unhealthy foods or fast foods that are not conducive to health. Takeaways skyrocketed during lockdowns which has had a further impact on the obesity and disease crisis. When individuals are feeling down, we know that they turn to other things to help them cope with their distress or unhappiness like smoking, drugs, alcohol, sugar and or processed foods to help them feel better. We know from the media that the NHS is on its knees and cannot deal with the current backlogs and many diseases like cancer & type 2 Diabetes (to name but a few) have skyrocketed because of the Governments Covid Only policy. It's essential that we get society moving, to become fitter and healthier. We need to improve and boost our natural immune systems to prepare us for the increase in stressors coming our way in the autumn and winter along with the normal colds and flu some of us will encounter. As the cost-of-living crisis bites many households are at a point where they have to choose to eat or heat, they will be looking at cutting all outgoings that are not necessary to surviving. Some will lose their livlihoods and their homes. For those who have a gym membership or attend community classes they will probably be forced to stop going. For some people physical activity is their lifeline. It keeps the stress of everyday life at bay and is literally a lifesaver for them. Any changes in consumer spending will impact the fitness industry all over again. As a community instructor for 20 years, I know how beneficial classes are to my members. It keeps them physicallty fit & well, it's a social opportunity for them to meet with their friends and it helps them managetheir stress and maintain their overall health. In fact, its priceless. As an industry we have tried hard to keep people moving throughout the lockdowns even when the restrictions made it virtually impossible for some of us to make a living. If we can encourage more people to partake in movement / fitness there will be less burden on the NHS. I know some of my clients will be leaving me because of their own financial situation. The cost of the hall hire has and will rise due to their own bills increasing. So, with increased costs and less income this is going to impact many fitness professionals like myself and fitness businesses nationwide. In my opinion the Government got it wrong in the lockdowns they should have been advising society to build resilience in their mental and physical fitness by becoming more active or keeping active. They now need to be supporting the fitness industry to do what they are best at and that is keeping society mentally and physically fit and well. As a strategy we would all benefit.   Chris Tuck   Trauma Informed Health & Wellness Professional Http://www.westwickhamfitness.com Http://www.survivorsofabuse.org.uk   Consultant to the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse. Http://www.iicsa.org.uk

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Newsletter 13th June 2022

By Christine Tuck on 13 June 2022

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Walk Fit Club 2 Standalone Programme

By Christine Tuck on 13 June 2022

WALKFIT ONLINE CLUB 2 I wanted to let you know that the 5 Day x 15min WestWickham #WalkFit Club Online was a huge success! You can now purchase the standalone programme below! Health Benefits of Walking include: *improves heart health *reduces chronic diseases *delays aging *reduces stroke risk in women *decreases diabetes risk *increasers lung capacity *sugar cravings are lowered *management of mental health *management of weight *improves varicose veins *boosts immunity *helps with digestion & detoxification *reduces dementia risk *lowers blood pressure The lastest WALKFIT Club is now ready for you. It comprises 5 workouts and they can be purchased for £10 via the link below. If you just do Pilates with me you and you want to improve your fitness level this package would be ideal for you! or a loved one who needs to improve their health & fitness. Here is the purchase link: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=P4KVVA6KC7SX6 Once I receive payment I will send you the links to this programme. Thank you & Enjoy x

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WalkFit Club 1 - 5 Sessions for £10 - Standalone Programme

By Christine Tuck on 30 May 2022

WALKFIT ONLINE CLUB I wanted to let you know that the 5 Day x 15min WestWickham #WalkFit Club Online was a huge success! I will be running another one and its starts Monday 6th June ONLINE. If you are not very active and want to join click the link below to JOIN.... https://www.facebook.com/groups/2198303290324700. Health Benefits of Walking include: *improves heart health *reduces chronic diseases *delays aging *reduces stroke risk in women *decreases diabetes risk *increasers lung capacity *sugar cravings are lowered *management of mental health *management of weight *improves varicose veins *boosts immunity *helps with digestion & detoxification *reduces dementia risk *lowers blood pressure If you cannot join us but want to gain the above health benefits I have packaged up the last WALKFIT Club for you. It comprises 5 workouts and they can be purchased for £10 via the link below. If you just do Pilates with me you and you want to improve your fitness level this package would be ideal for you! or a loved one who needs to improve their health & fitness. Here is the purchase link: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=P4KVVA6KC7SX6 Thank you & Enjoy x

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WalkFit Club Starts Monday 6th June 2022

By Christine Tuck on 30 May 2022

Brand New WalkFit Club Online Starts Mon 6th June 2022 Below is a taster! Want to join us in our private Facebook group? For 5 days 15mins WalkFit & 15mins of mentoring & support on Healthy Habits We will be live at the following times: Monday & Tuesday 7.15-7.45am Weds & Thurs & Fri 7.45-8.45am  If you cannot join us 'live' the videos will be in the group for you to access up to the end of June 2022 to do at your own convenience. Just £7 - the best investment you will make! Once your payment has been received you will added to the Facebook group so that you can start connecting with likeminded people and get going on your health, wellness & fitness journey. Let's go! Chris x

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Pilates For Runners, Joggers, Couch to 5Kers

By Christine Tuck on 30 May 2022

New 4 Week Pilates Course Starts Thursday 9th June 2022 7.30pm Beccs Rugby Club, Sparrows Den BR4 9BB. Only 3 spaces left. To book yours pls Whatsapp me on 07932-594712 for bank details or reserve your space now through Paypal = £40.00 + £2.00 Paypal Charge  

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Monday Reset / Refocus Day - How To Detox Safely - Caffeine Vlog

By Christine Tuck on 16 May 2022

Good morning all 🙂 Refocus? Reset? Detox? Todays #CTsChat Caffeine how does it affect you? Are you ready to cut down or detox? Health & Happiness Chris x  

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Cat & Cow Stretch With Rotation Tutorial Social Media 11.05.22

By Christine Tuck on 11 May 2022

Did you know that doing this movement just for a few minutes per day.... Cat / Cow Stretch (plus Thread the Needle) if you want to add it in... Has the following benefits: *Improves posture & balance *Strengthens & stretches the spine & neck *Stretches the hips, abdomen & back *Increases co-ordination Combine with the correct breathing technique and it will calm the mind and body! Try it for a few mins per day and let me know how you get on 🙂 Health & Happiness Chris x

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