About Lazy Bones Fitness
Exercise is more than just weight loss. Of course, regular exercise and improvements to your nutrition are going to help you lose weight or gain muscle. But, regular exercise will also help you gain strength and have a healthier heart and lungs.
But, what Lazy Bones Fitness really loves, is that over time, regular exercise and improvements in nutrition, will help improve your mental health and wellbeing. And what better way to get there than exercising with others to de-stress, unwind, feel less anxious and put a smile on your face?
Having a healthy mind and body will ultimately help you achieve more every day!
Who wants to workout in a hot, sweaty gym when we have such beautiful, natural and open spaces in Devon to take advantage of? Covering areas all over Torbay and Teignbridge, Lazy Bones Fitness can take your exercise sessions out of the gym and into the open surroundings of your garden, the park or even the beach! It’s your session, so you get to choose!
Tom and Claire are our full time Lazy Bones Fitness Motivators. But we also work alongside other trusted and qualified local personal and fitness trainers, who may motivate at one of your sessions.
Tom never had much of an interest in sport, health or fitness to start with. But in 2010 he passed out of the world’s longest basic military training to become a Royal Marines Commando. Here, he learnt two valuable lessons.
Firstly, exercise can actually be fun – it’s not all about ‘no pain, no gain’ and spending hours in a crowded gym. And secondly, that exercise is invaluable to getting through stressful and anxious times.
On leaving the Royal Marines, Tom struggled to adjust back to ‘normal’ civilian life, but strongly believes that daily exercise helped and gave him something else to focus on, as well as giving his mind time to unwind.
While working in a high pressure Sales Manager role, Tom created a 45 minute exercise session that he used daily to de-stress before going home to his fiancé, Natasha. That single session has now evolved into personalised 1-2-1 and group sessions that he offers to everyone through Lazy Bones Fitness since 2016.
When he’s not working or working out, Tom takes part in regular running events (5km through to marathon distance) and likes to chill out with his kitten, Pudding and house rabbits, Marvin and Waffle. And planning his upcoming wedding to Natasha of course!
When Claire reached 40, she began to think that something needed to change and as a mum of 4 lovely children and a Nana to 3 granddaughters, she should really focus on getting fitter and healthier.
Claire wasn’t exactly a natural for fitness in the past, having yo-yo dieted and on-off exercised to most fitness DVD’s out there she really can empathise with our clients.
Wanting to find a challenge that would need commitment, get her up every day and really make a change, Claire decided to enter into the sport of Triathlon. Whilst training and learning to eat the right foods to fuel the body, she came to realise just what the body is capable of and how exercise can not just improve physical health, but have such positive effects on mental health too.
Claire decided that she wanted to help others realise this too and so qualified as a Personal Trainer, as well as completing courses to help her deliver group training and in particular the ‘Adapting Exercise for Older Adults’ qualification.
She subsequently left her employment of helping vulnerable families through domestic abuse so that she can help empower others to make changes and show that anyone can change no matter what the age. Remember, age is just a number!