Health & Fitness

Health & fitness:- Inspirational articles and reviews designed to help you to look, and feel, at your best. Advice on diet and nutrition; information on the latest work-outs, and advice and tips from some of Cheshire’s leading fitness specialists.

A Soul’s Purpose – Knutsford-based hypno-psychotherapist and counsellor, Annette Boden

Positive psychology is a science of positive aspects of human life, such as happiness, well-being and flourishing…. and it can be found in abundance in the soul of Annette Boden. Johanna Bolhoven went along to meet Knutsford-based hypno-psychotherapist and counsellor, Annette, to find out more. Annette Boden is an emotional well-being and stress management consultant with more than […]

Top Knutsford personal training studio celebrates its Nxtep

Founder of Nxtep Personal Training, Laura Hagan, is heading back to her personal training roots in London. She told us: “It’s been a fantastic five years of personal training in Knutsford. I am very proud of the journey my clients have been on. The studio still looks fantastic and I can feel extremely satisfied that […]

Your Chance to Win Dinner, Bed & Breakfast FOR TWO at the spectacular new hotel Hawkstone Hall Hotel & Gardens

Hawkstone Hall & Gardens, in Shropshire, is a magnificent Grade-I listed 18th century mansion, set within 88 acres of beautifully manicured gardens. An extensive renovation has restored the Georgian property to its former magnificent splendour. Guests now approach the stunning property via a mile-long gravel driveway. Upon arrival, imposing double doors open to reveal a […]

Healing Minds

Stress and anxiety has a huge impact on our lives affecting our work and personal relationships, productivity, and cognitive skills. But what if there was a non-invasive, medication-free treatment that could potentially help? Johanna Bolhoven went to meet the team behind new business ‘Expert TMS’, to find out more.  As a nation we’ve never been […]

Office bugbears revealed for workers in the North West

OFFICE POLITICS: BONDING RITUALS AND BUGBEARS FOR WORKERS IN THE NORTH WEST REVEALED Cracking a joke, making a cuppa and lending a pen are the fastest ways that office workers in the North West can form bonds and become popular with colleagues – but taking credit for someone else’s work, turning up late and not […]

Valerie is write up there!

Actor and writer, Valerie Bundy from Altrincham, has won a national screenwriting competition with Grazia magazine. Grazia teamed up with BAFTA to find an exciting new talent in screenwriting and after a nationwide search, and hundreds of entries Valerie was picked as the winner. The competition, which sought to find someone with the potential to be the next […]

Rickitt’s Rides – The Caterham Seven 360

In the third of his popular monthly motoring reviews, Hollyoaks’ star, Adam Rickitt, test drives ……. The Caterham Seven 360 ——————————————— Fact File Caterham Seven 360.    Price: £29,990 0-60: 4.8 seconds.    Top speed: 130mph Power: 180bhp Ford Duratec 1999c.    Weight 560kg ———————————————— Does this legend of the track still have a place […]

Cheshire Freemasons help hospice ‘pull together’

Wirral Hospice St John’s was able to replace all its patient cubicle curtains alongside all of its patient bays and the window-lined curtains on its inpatient ward, thanks to a grant of £10,000 from the Cheshire Freemasons. The money went to purchase materials, fixings and fitting to replace the curtains at the hospice which were […]

Innovative, plastic packaging-free, business expands within a month of launching in Knutsford Market

As a child, I remember my grandmother taking me into Knutsford shops where products were displayed in bulk, in large boxes or in open hessian sacks. Shopkeepers would weigh the goods she selected before popping them into a paper bag. Quite often, even the paper bag was surplus to requirements, and the loose products would […]

The Joshua Tree ‘breaks ground’ on its new support centre

Construction has begun on The Joshua Tree’s new purpose-built support centre in Sandiway following 13 years of fundraising. Due for completion during early 2020, the centre will provide an appropriate and much-needed environment for families, accommodating children of all ages from toddlers through to teenagers. It will feature a multi-functional activity room, counselling suites, soft […]

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