As Managing Director and CEO of Psycle, Rhian Stephenson calls the shots at one of London’s favourite spinning studios, which offers full body workouts more akin to a dance class than your average bike session, alongside holistic health programmes, detox plans and recipe ideas. As a trained naturopath and nutritionist, Rhian is a veritable all-round wellness guru. Here are her career tips, best bits of fitness advice, and top life lessons…
Keep things consistent
A lack of consistency is a common wellness downfall. Optimum health is all about consistency – binge eating and exercising is never the answer and true beauty and health comes from working out, eating well and investing in yourself for years, not weeks.
Tune into your instinct
The ability to tune into your instinct is incredibly important and a great piece of business advice. If you trust your instinct and back yourself, everything else will fall into place.
A workout doesn’t need to be perfect
You need to snap out of this mentality – if you think every session needs to be an hour, it’ll be too easy to talk yourself out of it. While exercise and good nutrition are the foundations of a healthy mind and body, there’s always time to blast out a 20 minute HIIT session.
Being CEO isn’t always plain sailing
It’s both challenging and emotionally draining when you have to make a decision within the business that you know not everyone will be happy with. When you lead a company, it’s virtually impossible to please everyone all the time, but you have to take stock of what’s going on and what’s needed to push the business forward.
On a Similar Note
Exercise can help with anxiety
Exercising can keep you mentally strong. There are the obvious health benefits, and it can help you reach weight loss goals, but you can also see how confident people become and how their energy and enthusiasm for life skyrockets when changes are made to nutrition and exercise.
If you don’t, you’ll burn out. Make sure to book one long holiday a year and then take smaller weekends and time out when you can. You need to trust your employees that everything will be okay when you’re not there otherwise you’ll never switch off.
The overall wellness dialogue that’s helping to increase awareness and empower people to become more knowledgeable about their health is astonishing. It feels extremely rewarding to be able to steer people in the right direction to make choices that will improve the health of themselves and their families.