Thinking about this COVID-19 crisis, there have been positives. I think mindset is so important. I’m thinking often about the positives that will come from this situation, they’re happening right now as well. Of course, there are going to be a lot of negatives, but mindset is everything. So, I’m really trying to focus on the positives and talk to you about those.

# How we work and live

One of them, I think, will be the various different ways that we’ve been working and living and I just want to suggest to you, identify what those things are, what you’d like to be doing more of when we come out of this and move into the recovery mode. For me, for example, I’ve enjoyed catching up with old acquaintances and I’ll be making an effort to keep those friendships maintained.

# How we exercise

I’ve also really enjoyed online exercise programmes. I didn’t think I would, I thought I liked being in the community feel or having a one-to-one but face to face and actually I absolutely loved online exercise.

# Business meetings & friends and family

Another thing I’ve really enjoyed is not having to go into town, get dressed up, go on the train, walk into some busy Starbucks, and try and spot the person you’re supposed to be meeting and then conduct a 60 minute speculative meeting which might lead to something and it might not, but instead having those conversations virtually, which I think has been really beneficial. And that’s something I’d like to carry on, for example. But for you it might be totally different. It might be around seeing family, seeing friends, not scheduling. It’s another thing for me, not scheduling so much into weekends so I can really enjoy the downtime that Saturday and Sunday typically brings.

# What are your positives?

Now, it might be totally different for you, but just pinpoint, what are some of those things, one, two, three things that you’d really like to maintain as we move into the recovery phase and out and back into some semblance of normality. I think it just keeps our mindset positive. It keeps us focused on what we’re getting out of this situation rather than losing. And of course it’s going to help you further down the line to look after your wellbeing.


  • Leanne is an award-winning entrepreneur and the founder of Bodyshot Performance Limited. She delivered a TEDx talk on 'Why fitness is more important than weight', is the author of bestselling books 'Remove the Guesswork' and 'Rise and Shine', and hosts a podcast called ’Remove the Guesswork‘. Leanne is the founder of Bodyshot Performance, an award-winning health and wellbeing company. Bodyshot Performance work with businesses of up to 500 people who want to create a culture of energy, vitality and performance through the business and position wellbeing as a competitive advantage. Bodyshot intersect the latest science and technology to provide unique solutions to the challenge of wellbeing in the workplace that have a direct impact on the bottom line. Our clients have won awards for wellbeing and recognise it directly improves employee engagement and retention and attracts talent into the business.  We also work with chronically stressed or burned out professionals to get you back in control of your health and able to do the things you want to do in life. My expertise is around health, fitness and wellbeing, specifically focusing on sleep, mental health, energy, body composition, digestion and fitness. I host a popular podcast on iTunes called ’Remove the Guesswork ‘, and in November 2016 I delivered a TEDx talk on 'Why fitness is more important than weight'. I’m the author of the bestselling books 'Remove the Guesswork' and 'Rise and Shine' and I regularly speak to corporates on health and wellbeing. My personal values are to live truthfully, considerately and to "suck all the marrow out of life" as Thoreau said. I support the charity Diversity Role Models which works to combat homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying. I recently completed the world’s toughest ski race to raise £10,125 for Alzheimer's Research as my father-in-law was profoundly ill with Alzheimers, and I am on a constant mission to find ways to live in a way that is sustainable and environmentally friendly. I love sport, fitness, reading, gardening, business, podcasting, and being with my cat and our scampish little rescue dog, Kami from Romania.