16th May 2016
If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram you may have noticed that I have recently become a #GirlGains Ambassador!!! Super excited to say the least!! I have attended two of their amazing events and loved every minute of them, as an Ambassador it will be my job to bring these events closer to home.
You may not know what #GirlGains is all about so I caught up with Tally Rye, one of the co founders (the other founders are Zanna Van Dijk and Victoria Spence) to ask her some questions to explain what the #GirlGains movement is all about;
1. What is Girl Gains?
Girlgains is an online movement, created for women by 3 best friends Tally, Zanna and Vicky. We aim to empower girls all over the world to be the fittest, healthiest and happiest version of themselves. We started as a hashtag, predominantly on Instagram, but now we are bringing it to life! Over the past year, we have hosted numerous events in London and Manchester to unite like-minded women, build a support network and create real life friendships.
2. What made you get into the health and fitness industry?
We believe in following your dreams and pursuing your passions. Each of us soon realised that our 'hobby' had soon turned into a passion and a career path that we couldn't avoid. The way things have developed over the last 12 months, it often feels like fate!
3. What are your top tips for being motivated?
Give purpose to your training! Set yourself short term, mid term and long term goals. That way you always have something to work towards and when you accomplish them, it feels incredible!
We also encourage you to make your lifestyle social - make workout dates with friends or healthy brunch dates on the weekend. This way these healthy habits soon become a fixed part of your routine.
4. How often do you train and how much cardio and weights do you do?
Each of us is different! Speaking for myself (Tally), I train weights 4-5 times a week with 3 cardio sessions. This isn't super strict, as I often have to be flexible due to my often hectic work life.
5. Who inspires you?
All 3 of us look up to strong business women in the fitness industry who are truly making their mark. Claire Finlay of Transition Zone is a remarkable woman, as are Pip & Joan the founders of Frame. And without a doubt, we each inspire each other every day! To work harder, to be more ambitious and to believe in ourselves.
6. What are your favourite snacks to have when feeling peckish?
You can't beat a Quest Bar on the go! They're a bit of handbag staple for all of us.
7. What are your current fitness goals?
All 3 of us are heading out to Sierra Leone at the end of May to run 10K with the charity Street Child - so being ready to run in that heat is certainly our priority right now!
To find out about upcoming events, give their website a visit, hope to see you all at an event in the very near future.
I started with Aishlen six weeks after having my second baby and loved the fact that she understood how difficult it is to get back into exercise after a c section especially. She helped me break several bad eating habits and made me revaluate what I was eating. I never feel like I'm on a diet or going without, just being healthier. She's always so positive and never makes you feel bad if you have a bad eating day. Would definitely recommend.
WOW! I have been training for a little while on my own at home! And I made a big difference! I asked Aishlen for some advice on how to shift some podge around the belly and tone up more! She fully understands that I have two small children and me and my partner both work! So she helped me rewrite the program I was doing and taught me how I should eat! I have only been doing this one week and although there has been times I really didn't like Aishlen at all because it was hard it was so worth it! You are amazing thank you so much! This is just the start of a journey x
I’ve known Aishlen now since 2014 and she is the most energetic, outgoing person I know! Having struggled for a number of years with injury and everything that comes with it, I went to Aishlen for help. I initially saw her for individual PT sessions and nutrition and saw and felt a difference within a couple of weeks. Due to work commitments I had to stop going, however, enlisted her help again a month ago for some online personal training. I am now happy with the nutrition side of things but still needed something to follow in the gym. I received a month long programme which I have nearly completed apart from one session and have thoroughly enjoyed it. The sessions are progressive and easy to follow and I am excited about the next month ahead with my second online programme. Aishlen is always on hand to provide advice and guidance where required and nothing is too much hassle for her. If you are looking for some inspiration to kick start the new you for the new year then look no further, you won’t be disappointed. Aishlen takes pride in everything she does and always gives 110%. There is no judgement only encouragement and every programme is tailor made for you and your commitments. Thanks Ash and I look forward to working with you for the foreseeable future.
I loved every session with Aishlen. Her knowledge and enthusiasm make for a great basis and I've felt supported the whole way. Sessions are tailored to you and your goals, I've really enjoyed being challenged and incorporating new aspects into my training. The results speak for themselves, but what is best is how I'm feeling in myself and the positivity the training is bringing to my life. A thank you to Ash, and to anyone considering taking the next step - I encourage you to get in touch.
Literally cannot recommend Aishlen enough! As a busy mum of two Aishlen offered me fantastic support whenever I needed it despite being a working mum herself and a plan that fitted in perfectly with my lifestyle and most could be done around my home! 5-star service without a doubt... Thanks again!
First of all, before I continue my review I must just say a massive thank you to Aishlen for helping me motivate myself back into a health & fitness regime.
I reached out to Aishlen a few months ago, just for some simple tips, advice and information on how I could not only lose a bit of weight but gain fitness and most importantly adopt a healthy food plan. And Aishlen was more than happy to guide me.
She asked me a bunch of questions about my lifestyle without being invasive and made me comfortable to answer honestly and then she tailored the right kind of plan to my day to day needs. Once that was in place, I got the ball rolling. Aishlen would check in on me a good few times a week to see how I was getting on without being pushy, always made sure I was comfortable with the work out plans she had given me to do in the week and see how I was adjusting to the food plans also. She'd also give me her own extra tips on what she enjoys eating without sacrificing all of the goodies we women love to enjoy.
Once a week then she would have me write down my measurements of bust, weight, hips & thighs. And each week I got to see the difference that Aishlen's plan was making in my body shape.
Aishlen has been fantastic and I strongly recommend her for anyone. Whether you're looking to lose weight, become lean or simply need a new approach to your eating habits. She has the skills to help no matter the individual circumstances.