Twas the night before Christmas when all through 'Wholehearted' land,
Not a TRX in sight – not even a band,
The pads and gloves were hung by the chimney with care,
In the hopes that St Nicholas soon would be there.
Runners were nestled with aches in their beds,
While visions of the new Garmin gadget danced in their heads,
And cyclists peeling lycra, their bikes safely stored,
Checking the forecast in case they get bored.
Time for all trainers to dry out and feel warm,
Give the weights a small holiday. Don’t get up at dawn,
Take a break, take the gloves off. You’ve given it your best,
Protecting your health is for life.. feel good, recover and rest.
You’re determined, hard working, consistent and strong,
You still keep turning up, even when you’ve gone wrong,
You’ve hit hard, trained well, cycled, swim, run,
And that’s why you’ll keep going once Christmas is done.
So enjoy the festivities – relax and re-fuel,
You know what you do is sustainable and cool,
The responsibility for your health and your body is your own,
You strengthen your muscles, heart, lungs and bone.
As I dust down my studio for the break, I’ve had a Christmas tear,
You’ve all been amazing. I’m so proud of this year,
Strong boxers, who ‘HiiT like a girl’ and they mean it,
Resilient runners – such strength - every weather – we’ve seen it,
Determined PT folk, you’ll smash your own goals and beyond,
Of my PT life and of you all, I’ve become way too fond,
So a few days rest may feel unwelcome – I know that is true,
But if you don’t need it – then I bloody well do!! ;)
So the training buzzer is quiet and Rocky is paused (much to your delight!),
‘Happy Christmas to all and to all a good-night’
A very Merry Christmas to the amazing Wholehearted crew and I look forward to a fantastic 2016 with you all. Thank you so much for all of your hard work, effort, belief in yourself, progression, great company and support this year.
Each one of you has been on your own journey to improve your health and each journey has been and continues to be equally important to me.
See you all in the New Year