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When I was 18 years old I heard about a Good Grooming Course at night school locally and decided to enrol. I had no idea what to expect but it was truly an enlightening experience. I was inspired by the lady running the course who was an ex-model, Kathy Parker, who was tall, slim, and of course elegant, and I was hungry to learn how to make the most of myself. Up to that point I hadn’t a clue!
We learned about make-up, colours and fashion styles to suit us as an individual. It all made such sense and as well as being fascinating, it gave me confidence and transformed me from being an insecure teenager into a young woman who began believing in herself. In short, that course changed my life.
Over time I did more training so that when I had my own magazine from 1996, I seemed to fall into the role of fashion stylist for our photo sessions for successful slimmers from our classes. As soon as I met them, I could see whether they were Heart, Apple or Pear shaped and plus what colours I thought would best suit them. Thankfully, they seemed to love how I dressed them.
Their biggest problem was their fear of wearing anything other than black as that was the colour they had worn when they were overweight. When I dressed them in bright colours and fitted styles, they couldn’t believe how great they looked! It was only then that they realised how far they had come and how beautiful they looked. Those days were SO rewarding for everyone concerned.
When we were planning to start a new health and wellbeing website, I decided I would pass on some of that knowledge and experience and this week we have launched four new videos to help you make flattering choices to suit your body shape. You will find How to dress a Heart-shaped figure, How to dress an Apple-shaped figure, How to dress a Pear-shaped figure, and How to Camouflage on the Ageing Well - Dress for your Body Shape page of the website. I hope you find them useful.
Testing your Fitness
When Mary Morris created the highly effective progressive Immunity Boosting Workout as part of our book, The 28-Day Immunity Plan, she also included a scientifically approved Fitness Test for the over 60s. Recently Mary and I recorded a video demonstrating how to undertake these various tests which is now available to view.
We thought it would be a great idea if, over the next five weeks, Mary created a programme of Fitness Challenges focussing on helping you to improve your test results, whatever they might be. Mary will be focussing on one area of strength and fitness and one test each week.