This time last year we were planning our first ever Discovery session, ready to launch in April. We can't believe it has been a year already!
It's March and for the SMASH London team it's always been the month in which the next chapter of SMASH truly begins - ideas are flowing and excitement is rising! With new management there will always be changes but we are ready to adapt, change and continue to give you guys the best SMASH experience that we can
As most of you know, this week was my final week as manager at Fitness First Angel! Thursday was my last day and the Daily Calm (on the Calm app) was all about the stories we tell ourselves in our minds - some that limit us, some that promote us.
I hope your week has been a good one. If it's been a bit stressful make sure you offer yourself some extra self-love this weekend and know that next week has the potential to be amazing!
Tomorrow, we (along with a couple of the SMASH crew and a few of the Fitness First Angel trainers) will be running the Olympic Park Half Marathon! – For all except Ash and I, it will be their first half marathon! (Even though Reka has done a full marathon!).
It's Thursday evening and I'm tired, irritable and all the typos in this email are making my head want to explode (they'll be fixed when it's sent but as I'm writing this, every other word is broken!) Quite honestly, I have been so busy this week that I'm a little bit frazzled - just like Sam said she was last week.
Today I have that feeling that I am on my way to accomplishing something. You know that feeling? Things are going well and I’m getting done what needs to be done. I am busy but I am content. I have a tight schedule but I am managing it.
We wanted to wait for few weeks until we talked about buzzwords for 2019, as this would mean that you could offer yourself some time to settle and really think about what 2019 will look like for you...
January can be a very intense time for some people - it seems everybody is highly motivated to achieve something spactacular! People have set resolutions which can mean they are suffering withdrawals from their favourite things like alcohol, chocolate and nicotine etc.... making some of them a little more 'on edge' than usual. All of this positive energy can also turn into a bit of a 'stressy' vibe which can be passed from person to person.
Welcome to 2019 - the year of hard work and success.... at least this is our plan for SMASH! Sam here with a short sweet email to set you up for your January. No pressure, no expectations and no stress.
Christmas is over and we are in to that strange week where you aren't quite sure what the date or day is... or even if we are in 2019 yet! It's often a week that can cause dramatic mood shifts, irritability and deep reflective thoughts. We can get stuck in memories of the past year or fantasies of what the coming year will look like
We are so very thankful for each and every one of you for all of the joy, happiness and success you have brought to the SMASH community in 2018 and we hope that the festive season brings all the laughter, love and strength that you deserve. And if, right now, your circumstances dictate that the coming days could be tinged with sadness, chaos or loneliness, please be patient and take time to offer loving kindness to yourself.
With only one week till Christmas I hope you are starting to get that festive feeling! The SMASH team love Christmas and as with last year I'm spending my Christmas day "alone"... which is my choice and as I found last year ...a good choice!
Today's email is a short and sweet one filled with information for future SMASH projects in 2019! As we have spoken about recently, SMASH is growing and 2019 is set to be the biggest year yet with lots of exciting things coming your way
It's December which means the month of giving presents to those we care about has officially started! Today's email is about gifts...
I wrote this email in my head a week ago while I was at a gig by myself (The Prodigy – probably one of the best live music experiences I have ever been to!!). Being there “alone” amongst maybe 10,000 other people got me reflecting on comfort zones and how we can push ourselves, but often don’t...
Hi everyone, Ash here
"It's time to trust my instincts, close my eyes, and leap" - Defying Gravity, Wicked - The Musical
Trust me to use the lyrics from a musical to make a BIG announcement about my future
Here's the thing guys, last week I made a huge decision.
Something I have been thinking about for some time.
Something that I knew required a huge leap of faith.
This is one of our favourite sayings and is something we have used many times before. We had a big focus on kindness earlier on in the year, we even had a week of kindness where we focused on a different act of kindness each day. Kindness can be shown and expressed in many different ways and, most importantly, it can be the reason that someone smiles on a bad day.
As we approach the end of the year we tend to reflect on the year so far and begin to consider what the next year may have in store for us. As the party season approaches, sometimes our healthier, more mindful habits are replaced with the thoughts that "I'll start again in the new year".
We often get caught up in the chaos of life that sometimes we forget to take a moment and be gentle with ourselves, and this was very apparent to me on Wednesday when I arrived at London's first silent cafe on Wednesday night...