Spring is a time for shedding layers, spring cleaning and tossing some unhealthy winter habits you may have fallen into, such as not exercising due to Arctic temperatures.

Spring is finally here and as the days get warmer and longer, more people are starting to tie the laces on their running shoes. Some of us will start to trade our oversized coats for light jackets and hit the ground running (literally) while others will start foraging through the internet to find the motivation to get active. If you’re the latter, you may need some guidance to turn the walk from your sofa to your front door into a little more exercise.

For many, the challenge of getting fit is not the motivation itself, but the lack of knowledge about what you’re even supposed to be doing. This is where a personal trainer can help. Whether it’s simply tweaking a current exercise regime or helping shed unhealthy winter habits, personal trainer, Vharri Mcminn (pictured inset) has been helping clients meet their fitness objectives for 15 years. She explains “I believe that as well as helping a client to meet their exercise goals it’s also important to provide information that will improve and sustain health and well being, even when the session is over.

Vharri who graduated from Aberdeen University with a degree in Sports Physiology and Exercise Science, has recently opened her own studio. She says “Based in my hometown of North Berwick, the facilities at the Lighthouse offer a great location for me to have my studio. It is an accessible, bright and airy base to train my clients. I am also delighted to be sharing this space with a number of other fitness professionals throughout the week and look forward to creating a real fitness hub in North Berwick.

Whether your goals are training for an event, improving mobility and flexibility, losing weight, building muscle, boosting fitness or simply improving your health, Vharri will tailor the session to suit each individual client. She also runs numerous sessions at North Berwick Sports Centre including pilates and metafit. Vharri also works with clients who need injury rehabilitation and spinal care.

Right now you can take advantage of the better weather by injecting a little fun back into your fitness routine. As well as exercising indoors, take your workout outdoors too. Vharri is a great believer in this, offering both individual and group outdoor sessions, from exercise sessions at Archerfield Walled Garden to fitness classes on a Stand Up Paddleboard.

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