Katie Bulmer-Cooke

Katie Bulmer-Cooke: Ditch the negative to feel good

The term ‘body confidence’ is frequently in the press, and I’ve found over the last five years especially, that I discuss the topic more and more with my personal training clients as it becomes more of a significant issue for more people.

Sunderland Park Run at Silksworth Sports Complex.

Katie Bulmer-Cooke: Health and fitness no longer a luxury – it is now part of daily life

Four years ago, when I sat in front of the very scary Lord Sugar on BBC’s The Apprentice with a business plan for a healthy eating restaurant in Sunderland, not only did he not believe in the idea, other people told me I’d maybe missed the mark with it too.

Can you help the homeless?

Katie Bulmer-Cooke: Help homeless Sunderland people get back on their feet

I always love to hear stories of people giving their time, effort and energy to helping others and taking part in charitable events, so last week when I spotted the incredible efforts of three people at The Stadium of Light, I knew it was a must-mention in this week’s column.

Academy 360.

Katie Bulmer-Cooke: These Sunderland pupils were a class act

Last week I had the pleasure of visiting Academy 360 to spend some time working with their pupils on the Gifted, Able and Talented programme

The Northern Spire bridge.

Katie Bulmer-Cooke: Invite unsung heroes to Northern Spire opening - not just same old faces

Last week it was reported that the opening of Sunderland’s Northern Spire Bridge could see many miss out, as an invite only policy was revealed.

Katie Bulmer-Cooke getting them warmed up for the recent Race For Life.

Katie Bulmer-Cooke: Inspired and emotional listening to Race For Life stories

Last week saw Sunderland turn out in force again, to support Race For Life in Herrington Country Park.

Katie getting in some exercise.

Katie Bulmer-Cooke: How my mother has been my inspiration for a healthy life

Like most people, I spend a fair amount of time using social media, and as a lover of all things fitness, I always like trying out new YouTube video workouts and browsing fitness accounts on Instagram.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will tie the knot at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle. Photo: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Katie Bulmer-Cooke: Why the Royal wedding is an occasion to celebrate

The countdown has begun to the most highly anticipated wedding of the year, and while the opinion on the royals is often split, personally, I can’t wait.

Katie Bulmer-Cooke.

Katie Bulmer-Cooke: Business dream four years in the making

I’ve always been brought up to believe that if you never try, you’ll never know, or as we often say here in Sunderland, ‘shy bairns get nowt’.

Commonwealth Games medallist David Bolt.

Katie Bulmer-Cooke: You only get one body – take care of it

Last week’s column about nutrition and food received a really positive response, and I got lots of messages via social media to say that readers were taking my tips and giving them a go.

Avocado is ideal for a good quality fat source

Katie Bulmer-Cooke: Why putting more thought into food choices is a good thing

In this week’s column I’m putting on my personal trainer hat, and at the same time, focusing on one of my favourite things … food!

Pay should not be about gender.

Katie-Bulmer Cooke: Pay should represent the role, not the gender

Last week I watched the coverage of the publication of the gender pay gap figures with great interest.

Vicki Pattison and Katie Bulmer-Cooke publicising the Sleep Out being organised by Centrepoint at the Stadium of Light.

Katie Bulmer-Cooke: Sunderland is a city full of inspirational people

It’s been a week packed with inspiration in Sunderland this week.

Fitness expert Katie Bulmer-Cooke.

Katie Bulmer-Cooke: Step up to the Sport Relief challenge

If you are a regular reader of my column or follow me on social media, you’ll know I’m a fitness lover through and through, and it saddens me so much that as a city, region and a nation we are so much less active than ever before and have major issues with obesity.

A snow plough on the A181 over the A19.

Katie Bulmer-Cooke: Snow brought out best in Sunderland folk

This last week, it’s fair to say that the weather forecasters certainly got it right. The ‘beast from the east’ really has lived up to its name!

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge during their visit to the former Sunderland Fire Station

Katie Bulmer-Cooke: Sunderland shines alongside Prince William and Kate

She came, she saw Sunderland and she was welcomed with open arms! The Duchess of Cambridge was everything I hoped a princess would be, and more, when she visited the city last week.

Northern Spire Bridge.

Katie Bulmer-Cooke: Great to see Sunderland in a positive light on TV

On Thursday I tuned into BBC 2 to watch a full hour of TV dedicated to our city.


Katie Bulmer-Cooke: Smokers should stick to designated areas

Over the past few months I’ve made almost daily visits to the hospital, and in so doing I’ve met so many extremely hard working medical staff who do such a fantastic job.

Shrek The Musical Fairytale characters take residence at Sunderland Empire

Katie Bulmer-Cooke: Why the Sunderland Empire is such a great attraction

Last Wednesday I swapped my gym gear and trainers for some ‘normal’ clothes and along with my Dad and my little girl, headed to the Empire Theatre for the opening night of Shrek.

Theatre and Comedy
Jogging is a good way to help stay fit and healthy.

Katie Bulmer-Cooke: Time to pay yourself a compliment

I can’t believe that January is almost over! For many it will mark the end of a successful attempt at Dry January, which is an excellent achievement with a significantly positive impact on your health, but what’s next?

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