Do you spend more time hating exercise than loving it? Or telling yourself you’ve no time for it at all? Then you need to meet personal trainer Dr Jessicarr Moorhouse, an NHS doctor with a background in physiotherapy, who’s on a mission to change the way we think about working out.
Forget focusing on weight loss or muscle gain. Jessicarr believes doing this can lead to overcomplicated workouts and, ultimately, disappointment as a result of setting yourself shifting and unattainable goals.
Instead, think about the overall health of your mind and body. It’s easy to get bogged down in the superficial “endgame” mindset perpetuated by picture-perfect social media influencers. Forget that, actually, exercise isn’t just about looking good on Instagram.
Jessicarr is here to remind us that exercising has life-enhancing benefits for our heart and blood vessels, blood sugar levels, bones and joints – not to mention being really good for our brain and mental health.
She’s bringing two special guests to Portland Street tea shop Leaf as part of a new kind of fitness event intended to shake up the way we think about taking care of our health, and what working out means – for good.
Darryl has spoken around the world at esteemed institutions including Harvard Medical School, University of the Arts London, Imperial College, Virgin Atlantic, Paleo FX, Ancestral Health Symposium. This will be his first time coming to Manchester.
His philosophy centres on finding the enjoyment in movement through what he calls ‘primal play’, and has built a huge following around the world with his fun workouts that have you hanging off trees and playing tug of war. You’ll hear all about this philosophy before having a go at some of his moves for yourself.
The second guest is functional medicine certified health coach and founder of Peppermint Wellness Suzy Glaskie, who helps clients to identify areas in their life that may need work and make simple but effective changes to benefit them.
She will close the evening’s event with a talk that should leave you with helpful tips on how to make lifestyle changes that will stick for 2019.
You’ll also hear from Jessicarr herself, who promotes a holistic attitude toward health and wellness, factoring in mental and social benefits as well as the obvious physical ones, through her innovative health and wellness brand TRIBE.MCR.
Driven by her clinical understanding of lifestyle-related conditions and how to prevent, treat and reverse them, Jessicarr also draws on her own experience of the positive effect that regular exercise has on her own health, both mental and physical, to stay motivated.
“Movement is my medicine” she tells us. “I have an overwhelming passion for movement and exercise. This stems, in part, from my clinical experience.
“My real drive, however, comes from the effect that regular exercise has had on my own health, particularly on mood and anxiety symptoms and low back pain.”
The event takes place at Leaf on January 16th. If you’re serious about living your best life in 2019, this is an event you won’t want to miss.
Early bird tickets are sold out but you can still bag yourself a place at the standard £15 rate by clicking the button below.