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Weekly Tessfit  Lockdown Update

Weekly Tessfit Lockdown Update

The Weekly Tessfit Lockdown Update

I have had an idea. The first week of classes will be ‘bring a bottle and sod the exercise’ anyone bringing water will be asked to leave!!!

A poem for you: (I am no poet but I hope you enjoy this)

So here I am, and there are you. Apart but connected.

We stay this way to save the day. Apart but connected.

Our lives have changed, for good, some say.  I say, just wait and see.

When will it end, how will that be? I say, just wait and see.

Contact, frequent, warmer, better.  For some.

Time to breathe, to relax, take stock.  For some.

Don’t judge or blame, just hear and be.  Calmness.

Have faith and trust no need for noise.  Calmness.

I miss you all and send my love. Apart but connected.

No Question This Week:

Last week I asked, “What have you learned about yourself during the lockdown?”  I now realise that you are all too busy utilising your newfound skills to stop and write them down, that’s fine.  I know what they are anyway!

  1. You can manage new technology when it involves sharing funny videos on every platform known to man
  2. That you have a deep, previously unknown desire to keep fit whilst being indoors
  3. You actually like your neighbours
  4. You have another whole level of willpower when trying not to eat every half hour
  5. That you loved your fitness classes way more than you realised!

I could go on but for those of you still working this could seem a bit frivolous!!

Videos: Huge thank you to everyone who is supporting the On-line Tessfit classes.

The video library is filling up with content and I plan to expand it over the next few weeks. The second Fitball class will be filmed this weekend after a great reaction to the first one, thank you my bouncy friends.

The Stretching Tutorial is free and available to view.

I will be doing a Pilates Ball class and various Resistance band classes soon, so if you want to mix up your workouts it is time to get the gear!  These are the links to the items I will be using and are the same as the ones we use in class.

PhysioWorld PHYSIOBALL-B8 Pilates Pilates Ball 8 

Fitness-Mad Resistance Band Medium 1.5m x 15cm & User Guide

Tessfit Tipple 6pm tonight:

Happy Friday it’s Tipple day! Raise a glass with some Tessfit friends 😊

The link will be on the Tessfit Facebook page.  Hope to see you there

Have a lovely weekend everyone, be good, be kind, and make the most of everything you have.


About the Author

Having been involved in fitness all my life but never being competitive, I was fascinated to learn how simple it is to stay in shape without entering the world of the gym fanatic or elite athlete.​ So after 17 years 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 an even greater sense of achievement and job satisfaction.

​I studied the mechanics of exercise versus shape and began to understand why so many people who have exercise routines that sometimes seem excessive, never see a change in their shape.

I set up Tessfit which tackles this conundrum and it is a real mix and match offering between nutrition and weight management advice, fitness classes and personal training.

I now work from home and run my classes at Steves Gym in Newton Abbot. It is a great balance and apart from loving my work I now also get to spend valuable time with my family.​.

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