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Does winter make you SAD?

Does winter make you SAD?

If the thought of shorter days and less sunlight makes you worry about the changes this winter will bring to your mental wellbeing you could be one of the many people who suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder.

As I am no expert in this field I have used a link which gives advice and guidance for anyone who wants to know more.  It was heartening to read that regular exercise can help reduce the symptoms of SAD which means that Tessfit could play a part in making some people’s winter a happier experience 🙂

I am one of the lucky ones that welcomes each new season with optimism and anticipation of all the good things that are to come. People often ask me where I get all my energy from and how I remain so happy and upbeat.  Apart from being blessed in general? I credit this state of being to feeling fit & healthy.

I hope to keep everyone smiling with me whatever the winter may throw at us and infect you all with my huge enthusiasm for Christmas!  Here is the link….


About the Author

I have been involved in fitness all my life but never been hugely competitive. Entering the world of fitness instructor, personal trainer and nutrition advisor, I leant how simple it is to stay in shape without becoming a gym fanatic or elite athlete. I am neither, by the way!

So after 17 years of managing the swimming school and taking rowing classes at Newton Abbot Leisure Centre, I decided it was time to do something that would give me a different type of job satisfaction. Offering a service that directly influences someone’s wellbeing, seemed a good choice.

So, I studied the mechanics of exercise versus body shape and began to understand why so many people who have exercise routines that sometimes seem excessive, never see the changes they are hoping for. This led me to I set up Tessfit which tackles this conundrum. It is a real mix and match offering between nutrition and weight management advice, fitness classes and personal training. A combination which is proving to be highly successful for everyone involved.

I now work from home and run my classes and indoor Personal Training sessions at Venture Fitness in Newton Abbot. It is a great balance and not only do I love my work, I also get to spend more time with my family which is invaluable.​.

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