Griffen Fitness

  • Easy Healthy Recipe: Mediterranean Pate
  • Recommended Reading: 'Night School' by Richard Wiseman
  • Article: Women’s Running Leg Strength Workout
  • Tracy’s Lists: 10 Snacks for On-The-Go

Hello healthy people,

Coco with snowdropsMarch is the time of spring bulbs, my birthday (we’re off to Malaga a short break in the sunshine later this week) and ramping up the fitness for summer events.If you’d like a training programme for a race or event, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We can do a one-off PT session to really focus on your event goal and you’ll receive a personalised programme emailed to you, taking in mind your time and lifestyle constraints. Yes, even busy people can train for a marathon, but the trick is to be smart with it and spend some time on strength...


Easy Healthy Recipe: Mediterranean Pate

Can butter beans, drained
½ lemon, juiced
4 – 8 sundried tomatoes from a jar
1 Tbsp olive oil, or use the oil from the sun-dried tomatoes
Handful of fresh basil
Clove garlic- Zizz in a blender. Adjust texture by adding a drizzle of water.  
- Enjoy on oatcakes. Delicious.

Recommended Reading: 'Night School' by Richard Wiseman

Afternoon naps are amazing if you have a long and physically demanding day, and I'm happy that this is now becoming common knowledge. This fascinating book by social psychologist Wiseman is a must-read for anyone struggling to get their optimal zzzz's. Did you know that a lack of sleep can make you crave junk food and also pile on the pounds around your tummy? Now get some sleep.

Article: Women’s Running Leg Strength Workout

Here's a wee dynaband workout I devised for the April issue of the very fine Women's Running magazine:

Womens Running leg workout

Tracy’s Lists: 10 Snacks for On-The-Go
1. Oatcakes (or course)
2. Banana / apple
3. Dried fruit
4. A hard-boiled egg
5. Handful of raw nuts / seeds
6. A felafel
7. Small carton of milk
8. Slice of malt loaf (i.e. Soreen)
9. Wee pot of yoghurt
10. Jerky / veg jerky (made from tempeh)

Have a happy and healthy March,
Tracy :)