The Fragility of Fitness… What’s the fragility of fitness I hear you ask? Let me explain… I bet over the last 14 years (jeez, am I really that old?) I’ve had this conversation about 5,000 … Continue reading The Fragility of Fitness…
Motivation & Support
Kaizen and Habit Change Have you heard of Kaizen? It’s a Japanese word that roughly translates as ‘good change’. There are a few people who seem to attach a mysticism to it, calling it a … Continue reading Kaizen – The Key to Successful Lifestyle Change
Hygge and Health I’ve just finished reading a book on Hygge, the Danish concept of happiness and living well. I loved it. It spoke to my soul in a way few things do. You may … Continue reading Hygge and Health – How They Are Linked
Personal Bandwidth; Explained. I have a regular (ish) discussion with one of my personal training clients, Ash, about this concept of ‘personal bandwidth’. We’ve probably all got our own explanations as to what personal bandwidth is. For … Continue reading Personal Bandwidth; Explained.
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)
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