Every Friday we ask somebody in Cumbria’s business community to tell us how they keep fit… today it’s the turn of marketeer Kate Bowyer.

Kate is the owner of About Time Marketing and works with companies in Cumbria and Lancashire.

How many times a week do you like to exercise?

Well, I hate to admit this but I don’t! I’ve never been to the gym, but know the importance of my health, so I try to eat well, drink less, live sensibly and walk -a LOT!

What sort of exercise do you do?

I have a cocker spaniel who will walk for miles, so I take her out every day no matter the weather. If I’m feeling guilty or unhealthy, I will do a fast march or a jog.

Do you have any fitness goals?

NO – only to live a long, healthy life so that I can spend as much time with my children as possible, watching them grow and live their lives.

What’s the most physically challenging thing you have done in your life?

Getting dragged along to a test match by my husband and politely listening as he tried to explain

exactly what was going on.

How does keeping fit impact on your work?

I’ve got to be creative for my job so for me it’s all about my mind and my lack of sleep! I’m a marketeer and a big percentage of my work is writing content, features, news and articles. This can be done at any time and because I’m a night owl, I find myself writing until the early hours without realising. This is a regular hazard and many nights a week I have to force myself to go to bed. The small hours are when I’m at my most creative and the house is perfectly still and quiet. I worry more about how tired I am and how that affects what I need to achieve, rather than going to a gym.

Which sportsperson/fitness expert do you most admire?

Simone Biles- she’s a hero in our house

When in your life did you feel at your fittest?

In my twenties, I used to swim a lot and I got really into Step. I had a step and VHS Video to do it at home (Now that puts a time period / an age on me!) and also went to classes with my friend a few times a week.

On days when you don’t feel like getting out of bed, what motivates you to get up and go?

We’re a busy family so there’s lots of dashing about in a morning and my kids need me, regardless of how I’m feeling or what time I went to bed.

How do you ensure a work/life balance?

I adore where I live, I love being close to the sea. It makes me calm and gives me some perspective. I make sure I get away from my desk to clear my mind and get outside for some sea air and my big walk every day. It also helps ease stiff neck, back and shoulders from being sat for too long. My eldest daughter has started running and keeps threatening to take me with her.

What’s your top tip for remaining motivated?

Check the weather and get outside as often as you can. Take a break, walk, breathe, relax and get as much fresh air as you can. I’m fortunate that my work is flexible and I can work at any time as long as deadlines are met and clients are happy. Any hours I lose in the daytime, I can make up at night.

If you’d like to take part in the Fit For Business Q&A send your answers to the questions to fl-sue.riley@newsquest.co.uk