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August 2017

Things are better in Pairs

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Every fancied personal training but thought it was totally out of your price range?  That’s the myth that I’m trying to dispel – I want to make personal training available to anyone, whatever their budget so I’m introducing the idea of 2:1 or 3:1 training.

I’m sure you will all be fully aware of the benefits of working with a personal trainer, but just in case here’s a few of the reasons why PT’s are worth the money– they pull a programme together which is tailor made to your own personal fitness goals; they push you harder than you would yourself; they make sure that you are doing the exercises correctly; and as you know they’re coming to your house or because you’re meeting them somewhere, they make you stick at a new programme.  Now could you imagine having this within your budget??

My idea is to work with small groups of 2 or 3 people who train together with me once a week using a semi-tailored programme which will be targeted to hit your group goals and then you will individually receive a personalised programme for you to do on your own which is much more specific to each of the members target areas/goals, etc.  Hopefully giving you the best of both worlds so that you are getting active at least twice a week and really focusing hard so you can meet your fitness targets.

If you don’t currently have someone that you are able to workout with and want to get “paired” up with a likeminded exercise buddy, then get in touch!  I can put you down on a list and then contact you when a pair would work.  I would obviously only put people together of similar abilities otherwise that’d be plain wrong!

So I know you’re probably keen on hearing how much this would cost – well here’s the prices for 1 hour sessions (45 min ones are available if that suits you better)


1 off – £25 each

5 sessions – £100 each

10 sessions – £180 each


1 off – £20 each

5 sessions – £85 each

10 sessions – £150 each

Please get in touch to find out more.  I currently have availability on Monday and Tuesday afternoons

What a year…

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So next week is This Mum Can’s 1st Birthday – can you believe it?  I cant…someone stole the year!  Its been absolutely brilliant.  Ridiculously hard work but I’ve loved (almost) every second of it.

I hope you’ve had the opportunity to look at the “year in pictures” montage that I created – made me properly emotional pulling all that together.  I cant believe how much I’ve manged to achieve in just 12 months – feeling a little bit proud of myself at the minute which is always nice.

If you haven’t had a chance to look at it – here’s the highlights from 2016 – 2017:

  • I told you my story and created a followership on social media
  • Mum’s and their babies worked out with me over 1000 times
  • I trained 1 “Dad that can”!
  • I started a ladies only evening circuit class in Sale
  • I started a women’s running community in Sale and:
    • Trained 128 beginner runners to 5k
    • Trained 34 to 10k
    • Created a 5k improver session looking at endurance and pace
    • We did 4 Stretford Parkruns
  • I helped 8 people do the Great Manchester Run and got featured on the Great Run website
  • Created some great partnerships with Red Sky Yoga, Dynamic Chiropractic & David Roberts Physio
  • Supported Women in Sports Week 2017
  • Raised money for CDH UK and hosted the first of (hopefully) many Charity Fun Runs

So what’s next…

I’m going to be starting a new class in Sale on a Wednesday afternoon at 1.30 – 2.30pm – at Moor Nook Park which is just off Conway Road in Sale Moor.  It’s a lovely park which has had a lot going on in the last 18 months.  A new “Friends of the Park” group was formed and they have been so active in maintaining the park, improving the facilities and really raising the awareness of the park as it’s a little hidden away.  I’m very excited to start a new class there as I think it will not only be great for the park, but it will also give Sale Mum’s another opportunity to come as there seems to be a lot of baby classes on in the mornings, but not that much in the afternoons – I do listen to feedback, I promise!!

I’m also going to be running 2 competition over the next few months – one to win running club membership for the new September Beginners club which is going to be starting on the 11th September and then another competition to win some PT sessions with me – just keep an eye out on social media for these.

I’m also currently in Marketing mode for my next campaign which is going to promote working out in pairs.  Exercise is better (and easier I think) when you do it with someone else so I’m going to have a huge push on 2:1 personal training which not only will make it more fun, it will also make it much more affordable.  My aim when I started This Mum Can (and it still is now!) is to make training affordable for everyone, no matter the budget.  I’ve always had that in mind when looking at my pricing strategy as I know my target market are pretty much all on maternity leave!!  With this in mind, I’ve come up with the idea of working out in pairs or in small groups so you get a semi-tailored programme around your personal goals.  I’ll do 2 workouts for you – one for all of you to do together with me and then a personalised programme for you to do on your own.  The best of both worlds I believe…hope you’ll agree!

Right that’s all for now, I need to get cracking as it’s going to be a busy August for me. Doing all the above and also trying to get life sorted out at home – I cannot believe Chloe’s starting school next month!  I need to get some school uniform bought me thinks…