Get Real with Kimberley: R+R

  This is a blog about the importance of rest and recovery. I wrote it last year on holiday … I’ve just taken my first holiday abroad in six years…. I know what you’re all thinking “she’s on a plane every other weekend, six years! Lies.” 😂😂 Yes, I’m a frequent traveller. Yes I have also had time off from training in the past six years. But training camps (even warm warm weather athletic ones) do not count as holidays. Getting on…

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Guest blog! Get to know me!

GUEST BLOG ALERT! Get to know me better, courtesy of James, my boyfriend! I’ve added notes in italics!  1. Kims school nickname was “Toot”…maybe best not to ask. Charlotte, Emma, Lauren… there is no need to comment. 2. Kim is a marmite fiend. I take marmite away with me on circuit over the winter. #failtopreparepreparetofail 3. Kim knows all the dance routines to the S Club 7 hits. And what…  4. Despite being sporty, Kim does not deem Sports Direct as an…

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Get Real with Kimberley: Nutrition (again)

Hi! So in part 1 I hopefully provided some basic nutrition education which has maybe changed the way you perceive your diet. I guess what I was trying to get across the eating is good and food is good, you just need to know what to pick. Healthy is not a size 6, 8, 10 etc. Health is … ‘a state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.’ Thanks World Health…

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Get Real with Kimberley: Nutrition

First things first. We eat to fuel our bodies for life. Depriving yourself of certain foods or restricting food intake is NOT I repeat NOT sustainable and will not lead to long term wellness. Likewise, skinny teas, fat loss pills/supplements will not result in good health. Your diet (what you eat) should be consistent day in day out more or less. Because that’s the best way to maintain and achieve healthy. Of course, consistently eating pizza or MacDonalds every day…

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Get Real with Kimberley: #squad

Post core #squad struggles! Before I moved to Bath I trained for skeleton solo. Not because that is what I prefer but because I was on a programme that only I was doing. Since starting skeleton I gradually moved away from training with my lovely jumps group in Edinburgh simply because we weren’t doing the same work or even structure anymore and I missed it a lot. My training group were split up across the country; all of us still…

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Get Real with Kimberley: Principles of Training

Training can seem pretty complicated can’t it? Here at KimFit I like to empower, energise  and educate clients as well as simplify health and fitness. So read on to better understand some of the core principles of training that I employ with all my clients. Specificity – this just means train in a way that gets you closer to your goals. For example if you want to run a marathon the majority of your time training should be focussed towards…

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Get Real with Kimberley: Getting Started

Getting started is one the most difficult things when you make a change. Are you always thinking I’d like to try yoga, running, HITT, spin etc. but never quite get round to going to a class? Do you scroll wistfully through Insta thinking how amazing those dishes of food look but never actually make them? Or are you simply a bit fed up and demotivated with life and want to change it? If so, then this easy guide to getting…

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Get Real with Kimberley: Workout Essentials

For me, going to training is going to work. I am in a fortunate position; and I’ve been working towards this for 17 years! Obviously, I have other ‘work’ in KimFit and I thought I could share some of my workout essentials with readers. So if you’re wondering how I keep my body in one piece training five days a week 8am-3pm read on; I’ll share my secrets! I am pretty routined and rely heavily on the products below to…

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Get Real with Kimberley: Get to know me

Hello! How are you?  I’ve been wanting to sit down and explain where Get Real with Kimberley has all come from. What drives and influences me in my sport, how I got here and why I have such an interest in health and fitness. So here goes… Let’s go back to the start. When I was a kid I was very active. But as a fussy eater had a very beige diet; you know, waffles, fishfingers, nuggets etc. I always…

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Create Yourself

Thanks to some jet lag I was wide awake at 5:30 am this morning wanting to stay in bed but avoid screens (tricky). I ended up listening to a podcast that my strength and conditioning coach had recommended to me; The Tim Ferriss Show. This particular podcast was advertising his latest book; Tools of Titans which is subsequently on my Christmas list. Anyway the book sounds to be a compilation of all the useful things he’s learned from interviewing a…

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