I don’t believe in willpower. Here’s why. As a personal trainer, “I’ve got no willpower” is an excuse I’ve heard a thousand times. It’s the get-out clause for people who have struggled to keep their … Continue reading Why I Don’t Believe in Willpower (And What I do Believe in Instead)
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Personal Training Success – How Ash Lost 44lbs (and counting)… I don’t often share stories from my personal training clients, but I’m working on a project that has a perfect real life testimonial. I’m going … Continue reading How Ash Lost 44lbs with Personal Training
Here’s Why I Still Like New Years Resolutions It’s true. I do. I still set a series of new years resolutions every year. With 11 years working as a personal trainer, I’ve seen plenty of … Continue reading I Still Like New Years Resolutions
To Achieve, You Need Less Info, More Action. The above is a realisation I came to when listening to the Tim Ferriss podcast episode featuring Derek Sivers (there’s a link to it below). Intention is important, … Continue reading Less Info, More Action.
Consistency and Practice in real life I was on a course this weekend. At lunch, I overhead a couple of women in the building talking about how they can’t exercise because they have a child. This … Continue reading Consistency and Practice – How a Mum Lost 20lbs of Baby Weight
If you’re new to exercise I have a tip for you. In fact, it’s my number 1 tip for creating an exercise habit. Many of us would like to exercise but lack the motivation or … Continue reading My Number 1 Tip For Creating an Exercise Habit
What you want vs what you need – the never ending battle! I hurt my back last week. Nothing major, just a slight disc injury – the kind of thing that keeps you out of action for … Continue reading What You Want vs What You Need
In my personal training business, I like my clients to have a goal – I don’t care what it is, it could be a task, a mission, an event – anything. It gives their training … Continue reading Project YOU – Focus On Your Success
Limiting Beliefs and Psychology… Your mindset can be the reason you succeed or fail in almost anything; fitness-related or not. Here’s a famous example of limiting beliefs… It was long believed to be physically impossible for a … Continue reading Limiting Beliefs – Your Biggest Handbrake
Motivation to Exercise: A few thoughts. Motivation eh? That magic feeling that all too often, we claim to lack. Later in the article I’ll share how I maintain my motivation to exercise, but first a … Continue reading How I Keep My Motivation to Exercise
Women Should Lift Weights. It’s true! I’ve always believed that women should lift weights. Spending as much time in gyms as I do and working with my (male and female) personal training clients, I’m around … Continue reading Why Women Should Lift Weights
My 2016 Fitness Goals – all 18 of them! Each year I like to have a fitness event to train for – something that can help define my training, achieve a few fitness goals and … Continue reading My Fitness Goals for 2016
Process Goals for Personal Development This article is about process goals and how you can use them in your life to achieve seemingly massive tasks – be them health and fitness related or any other … Continue reading Process Goals – The Best Goals There Are!
When improving your health, always look to achieve progress not perfection. What are your expectations of yourself? Do you assume you’ll radically change everything about yourself overnight because you’ve decided you’re overweight? Will all of … Continue reading Progress Not Perfection – Vital for Behaviour Change
Productivity Hacks For Getting Things Done As it’s wellness month on hoylesfitness.com, I thought I’d share something I employ on a daily basis – productivity hacks. I know everyone says their life is busy, but … Continue reading Seven Productivity Hacks I Use Daily