When the weather is nice it’s good to get

outside and as the Studio is a short walk

from the river Clyde, that where I head to

Years ago when I worked in the gyms I

trained solely outdoors just to get away

from the gym environment and went out

in any weather including torrential rain and


Sometimes it’s a brisk walk down to the

helipad and back (3 miles), other times I

take a TRX down and fix it to a lamppost

or we do bodyweight and cardio type

exercise, some running, animal movements

or step ups on the blocks

A few weeks ago I was out with Louie who

turns 63 in a few weeks and after a good

warm up I decided to test him on some of

the challenges I used to do down there

First up was the stanks and step ups, where

he ran from one stank to the next touching it

and doing step ups on a high block in between

his time was 11 minutes for 3 rounds, making

up the fastest I’ve had in over ten years

So I decided to give him the burpee long jump

test, it a has a fixed start and end point, so

everyone has the exact same distance to do

and it’s timed. The fastest time ever was 47

seconds and Louie did it in 36 seconds!

There are only a handful of clients who have

got under the 1 minute over a 10 year span,

and a good number that were over the 1 min

I knew he was going to do well but I didn’t

expect 36 seconds (we all have to get back

down to the Clyde now and attempt to break

Louie’s time…)

So, to finish off a great day, I got him to do

some handstand work, it’s fun but difficult

and of course he had to do the best walking

handstand that I’ve seen

You can see the video HERE

Moral of the story today?

No matter how old, too fat, too unfit, a lost

cause, or any other excuses you’re using to

not getting started with some exercise, take

some inspiration from Louie

I should add here that even a year ago or six

months ago, he wouldn’t have been able to

do all that, he’s had to put some work in

If you’re thinking about getting started but

don’t know where to start, get in touch and

I’ll set you up with a two week free trial and

don’t panic, you won’t be doing handstands

unless you really want to 🙂


p.s. I’m back (again) x


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 carolyne@fitstrongfemales.com or find more information at fitstrongfemales.com 

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