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7 things I have learned in lockdown

As things begin to open up again 

^^ including our outside sessions in Marlborough and Devizes ☺  to go alongside our home workouts

I like to look back and reflect at exactly what has happened this year.. 

I love to do this ..

In the bath.

One new habit of mine, actually. 

I’ve probably had more baths than ever during lockdown …

Epsom salts 

Hot chocolate ..

Easily pleased.

Oh, And The kids must be fast asleep  in bed …

Otherwise they walk in and out

And on one occasion actually got in wearing their pyjamas 

^^ so much for ‘me’ time

So, it’s prompted me to share these 7 lessons from lockdown:

1–> I used to waste so much time “nipping” to the shops…even though I may have planned my meals, there was always something that I “could” get…

This wasted time and actually leads me to being less productive (probably why I wasn’t getting around to having my bath).

Doing a bigger shop or getting a veg box/ having set times to do shopping / order it has helped massively. 

Funny part?

I knew having a plan saves time

Yet didn’t do this for my shopping so much…

2–> I haven’t done as much as I’d like but that’s ok…

I love getting “stuff” done…

It makes me feel good.

And although I can look back at all of the stuff I have done…

There’s still things I wanted to do but haven’t (yet).

The book I wanted to read..

The longer meditations I wanted to do.

But you know what? 


Just maybe 

Other things are more important to me.

And that’s ok. 

Like our new ‘normal’ home live workout programme for ladies over 40…

Like family and spending time with them. 

^^^ careful though, I’ve also used that excuse for not cleaning my office haha 😂 

3 —> simple things entertain kids —> sticks, boxes, pots, pans, walking, Chase, throwing them up in the air…

Truth is, all they really want is your attention.

4 —> People can be motivated to exercise from home —>

Don’t get me wrong 

For some, in-person coaching and exercise is best…

But I’ve been amazing at some of the messages I’ve had from the ladies on our programme.

Of course, it’s tough.

But they’ve kept going and supported each other. 

Here are a few messages:

“I am so grateful for the workouts Matt, and the discipline keeping a morning routine, I missed it once and learnt from it. I am actually feeling in control”


“Great to be back. I wouldn’t have pushed myself like that on my own” 

“I feel amazing. I am so grateful for this community. Grateful for your insight and inspiration. So try what you say about making yourself accountable and planning workouts daily. I feel great”


“Workouts keep me sane. Workout done. Walk done”


“Will do the workout at lunchtime. Did my first 15 minutes jog this morning with 2 1 minute breaks. First time I’ve ‘run’ in about 2 decades. Thank you. Well chuffed”


What’s amazing about this

Is that we now have a truly flexible approach where you can make it as

Personal as you like (come to our in-person sessions)


As convenient as you like (do our live home workouts)

5–> I can’t draw 😂 

We did a drawing of a tree house the other day. And comment. 

6–> Resilience  – I’ll be honest, when it was all first announced that we were going in to lockdown 

I did half hit the panic button 

(Even though I knew it was coming)

But the thing is

You can’t help stressed people by being stressed yourself 

That’s exactly why we just kept the exact same timetable (and more ) with our timetable.

And you know what?

Many of the ladies have actually been asking that we keep our home workouts programme forever… 

And that is exactly what we are doing ☺

Without sounding cringe ..

Every chapter of life 

Will teach you something.

As Byron Katie says:

“Everything happens for you, not to you”

And the result of this 

Has been that I’ve been able to work with some people 

Who would never be actually joined because they felt we were too far away 

But have joined us and got great results 

Not just with their fitness 

But their relationship with food, too.

7–> All you need is a towel  —> we have had some amazing workouts simply using a towel.

With some ladies finding that the new exercises we have done 

Has helped old shoulder and back issues…

After joining in with one of our sessions

I don’t think you’ll ever look at a towel the same way again 😉 


On top of our outside sessions 

And live home workouts..

We are now busy getting ready to open back up inside for our ladies only sessions again ..

To complement our outside and home / live workouts.  

If you’d like more info on our 28 Day Kickstart specifically for ladies over 40 who want to fit their clothes better, get fit and do the things they know they need to do..

Message me with ‘28 day’ and I’ll get you the details. 

Matt ‘see you later?’ Fruci