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  • What Are You Here For?

    As coaches, we always ask our clients to outline their goals to us, so that we can tailor our programmes to their needs. Or realign their goals together if they are unreasonable or unspecific.     But I was looking at some dolphins the other day. A friend had been watching them and taken some…

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  • Look! Callum’s steaming!

    If we were out on Rose street at midnight on a Friday, this would be akin to a mating call. However, it isn’t, it’s not, it wasn’t but who knows, the last part might be true.   It’s 7.10 on a Wednesday morning, and the bootcampees have just made it through the toughest workout yet.…
  • Fitness Soul Weekend Away 2018

    Spend a weekend with like-minded people. Together we will have a blast! You will come back refreshed and relaxed, ready to tackle any obstacles on your way. You will have a chance to learn how to prepare the most delicious smoothie you have ever tried, how to cook natural, fresh and often raw meals, how…

  • Client testimonials – ALEX

    ''I have just had my one-year Fitness Soul anniversary and I am the fittest, strongest and healthiest I have ever been as an adult.   This is also the longest that I have ever lasted in a gym which I think speaks volumes. I have lost a lot of weight and I feel so much…
  • In Defence of The Burpee

    Language is a funny old thing.   “Station 5 - Burpees!” groans. Recently, on one of our Facebook threads (brilliantly communal Fitness Soul is – you should try it!) one lovely person was saying, mostly in jest “You always make us do burpees”. No. We don’t. Ever. I don’t know any coach who has ever…
  • Get Fitter and Healthier For Free! Personal Training and the gym membership.

    We are looking for Edinburgh based person who wants to get fitter and healthier but cannot afford a gym membership or a personal trainer.   Do you know one?   The chosen person will receive 2x personal training sessions and 1 month unlimited membership, for free. We will help you with setting up the goals,…
  • Fall In Love With The Process

    So on Friday another happy batch of Fitness Soul Bootcampers are released back into the wild, whilst I watch on proudly from afar and wipe a tear from my grizzled eye.   There’s a lot I love about the bootcamps – the people, the “safe space” to be playful and creative in the workouts and…
  • How To Find Motivation and Discipline?

    Hidden in the woods at Gypsy Brae lurks one of my favourite workout spots. A series of stairs, 5 long and overgrown sets in total, interspersed a few hundred metres apart. They make for a great set of repeat sprints – a wee jog along the edge of the woods of a couple of kilometres…
  • Cheap, quick, muscle building – a tin of baked beans! November’s Bootcamp

    What’s better than a 5.45 alarm call?   Scraping the ice off the windscreen ten minutes later in the first frost of the year. October is dwindling away, the clocks have gone back (so is it actually 6.45 in my head….I can never work it out) and another bootcamp is about to begin.   Fast…