It’s March – the month of madness (so they say..), and I would like you to join me, at my “Mad Fitter’s Tea Party.”

If you enjoy fairy-tales as much as I do, then you will be familiar with the story of  Alison in Wonderland. The joy of fairy-tales is; complex ideas are able to be easily conveyed.

Let’s play a game and look at the complexity of the Mad Hatters tea party and see how we can compare it to our fitness struggles.

I will take the role as the “Mad Hatter” at the tea party, as my friends and most definitely my family, will say; the role will be a natural fit. 

The March Hare represents our emotions, and Alice is our logical self. Let’s start the tea party conversation as per Lewis Carroll’s Alison in Wonderland…

“Take some more tea [exercise],” the March Hare said to Alice, very earnestly.

“I’ve had nothing yet,” Alice replied in an offended tone, “so I can’t take more.”

“You mean you can’t take less,” said the Mad Hatter: “it’s very easy to take more than nothing.”

“Nobody asked your opinion,” said Alice…


…Ah…Yes…the most irritating person at any party is often the one who points out the obvious…

I certainly can relate to Alison in Wonderland…In my own fitness journey, I often become confused and frustrated by all the fitness “chatter.”   However, as a fitness professional, I know when to take a step back, reassess by getting back to basics.

The basics of fitness are consistency – it is that simple. “Harebrained” fitness ideas can be tempting as they are an appeal to our emotions for fitness in a flash.

When we feel overwhelmed by the idea of daily exercise, we need to remember; fitness is a reflection of what we physically do every day. Fitness isn’t an urge or a feeling, nor is it a reaction to our life.

Fitness is a function of life as we live it; pure and simple….if we exercise daily our body becomes stronger and healthier. It opens an endless opportunity for future choice and adventure. 

If we choose to live life as we feel, and without exercise, then we are bound by the limitations of a deteriorating body.

The March Mindful WELLth program is all about getting in touch with your physical body with simple daily exercise.

9 Minutes of structured exercise daily is all it takes to keep your body maintained. The program focus is on cardio fitness, core strength, and muscle tone.

Each month (including March) opens with 4 new workout programs and 12 recipes to help you exercise and include more vegetables on your dinner plate.

The WELLth 9 minute exercise program is a “minimum effective dose” for body maintenance. By including a cardiovascular exercise such as fast walking, running or cycling for 30 minutes, 3 times per week makes the WELLth program a complete fitness program outside the gym.

  • It means;  if you are not a “gym person” you can get gym fit in the comfort of your home.

March brings a change of season; is it time to change your fitness? If yes, then join the party and download your free workout today.

I would love to hear from you if you have any questions about your fitness in the comments below. Or you can send me an email any time!


Live well with fitness!


Written by Anna: Nutritionist and Exercise Therapist