Meglio’s Low-Intensity Fitness Training (LIFT) workouts are the brainchild of fitness queen and personal training expert Emma Taylor.

Emma trained as a classical dancer at The Royal Ballet School, and then after a successful career in musical theatre and choreography, she returned to study in 2007 – training to become an advanced exercise instructor.

She’s now a personal trainer and health and fitness expert, working with children and adults.

She says: “I work with complete beginners right through to marathon runners, so I jumped at the chance to help develop a new exercise system that would work for everyone.

“Exercise is important for so many reasons – it increases fitness and improve body shape, but also make you feel mentally and physically energised, helps you to look and feel healthier and reduces stress levels. Exercise disciplines both the body and mind. It really helps in having a positive outlook on life.

“But a healthy lifestyle is not a short term aim – there isn’t a quick fix – it’s a lifelong journey. Set small goals and build on them. It takes three weeks to create a habit, and three months to create a lifestyle. Stick with it and you’ll reap the rewards.”

Emma is a huge advocate of LIFT. She adds: “We’re a society that doesn’t exercise nearly enough, so I was really keen to be involved in the LIFT project – to help show people that even just 20 minutes of gentle exercise 3 to 5 times a week can have a considerable positive effect on both their physical and mental wellbeing.”

For Meglio, it was crucial to work with a passionate fitness professional who had experience of working with people of all fitness levels. One of the core principles of LIFT is that it’s accessible to everyone.

Meglio CEO Barry Keane adds: “Emma really knows her stuff but she’s also passionate about helping people of all fitness levels achieve long-term health. At Meglio, we’re ‘for a better you’, so our values aligned and the partnership was perfect.”

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In the second part of our documentary with James Dasaolu, two time Olympian and the second fastest British 100m athlete of all time, we follow his journey back to fitness.

After months stuck in a rehabilitation boot, James is now continuing his recovery and increasing his activity levels. Varying his time between the physio room and the gym, James is working hard to strengthen key muscles and re-educate his body; ready to hit the track once again.

After rupturing his Achilles tendon in November 2018, James required career saving surgery and support from the British public via a crowd-funding campaign, to get his career back on track

View part 1 here

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