First up! The last yoga workshop of the year

is on this Sunday 11am – 3pm and the focus

is on building a home practice, so you come

along with a body part or goal in mind and I

help you put a workout together


Or you come and enjoy a few hours of yoga,

it’s a really nice way to spend a Sunday to

book go HERE


It’s the start of flu and cold season, again as the

temperature and season changes

and the big question I get asked is should I

exercise or give it a miss…


For anyone with a love of exercise (?)

or if you feel like you are finally getting

somewhere, be it body shape, weight loss or

strength, getting sick feels like a disaster

panic sets in that you will gain loads of weight

lose all your strength


and be right back to the starting point


As a runner there was a rule of thumb I followed

above the neck = safe to run

below the neck = stay at home

and while this is good advice for when you are

outdoors with plenty of fresh air


being inside a gym or studio is completely different

You breathe directly into the air that someone else

is breathing


You sweat and touch things

and contaminate each other

and once you’re better again

you catch it back


I’m vigilant with sterilising everything at the Studio

but  flu and bugs and the cold can spread before I

get a chance


Then there is your recovery to think about

if you go and do a hard leg session

and you’re body is fighting a bug


you will be taking away body resources from both

slowing down your recovery


and I doubt you would have the energy to put

into that leg session in the first place, so you

probably wasted your time and just made things



Then there are the feelings of guilt and fear

Don’t be feeling guilty, relax and get better so you

can be fighting fit again and let’s be realistic


1 week off from exercise is not going to reverse

all the good work you have done


Yes it will be harder when you come back but

only for the first session or two


So, if you aren’t well and aren’t sure whether

to do your workout or session


Take my advice


stay at home and look after yourself




p.s. if you have an injury you can still exercise

p.p.s. the link for the yoga workshop HERE


Carolyne is the owner of Fit Strong Females with a Studio in Glasgow City Centre and an Online Membership Site, with 18 years experience. She is also a Fitness, Success and Food Blogger, Author and Writer. You can contact her at or find more information at 

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