Although we’ve had some great feedback from our Small Group Training since we launched in the summer, the team felt changes were needed to maximise members results … I’ve just spent the last three days reviewing and rewriting our Small Group Training (SGT) systems. The team were unhappy with what we were delivering. It wasn’t specific enough…Read more Why we’re changing our Small Group Training.
My quest to save Ted from knee surgery! Ted’s story is a common one and one that frustrates me. It’s one of a person signposted for surgery when I believe there’s a better way forward. Ultimately however, it’s about the client being pro active and doing the required work. My good friend and recent father…Read more Fixing Father Ted.
I’m massively excited about developing & delivering our Small Group Training Program over the coming months. As a long term Personal Training client of mine just said “This is just what I need Ady” and she’s right! It’s exactly what lots of folk need. Regular, safe, well supervised, mobility, strength & cardiovascular training. Result getting…Read more What is Small Group Training?
The last six weeks have been fairly crazy and I’ve loved it. For various reasons I’ve decided to think “bollox to it” and really take the handbrake off the business. I’d by no means say I lack confidence but it is amazing how various factors can add up to almost make you fear future success.…Read more Thought provoking stuff …
We had a great response to our ‘Get Fit For Christmas’ offer (see below for last few spaces) and first out of the blocks was the man himself. Concerned that he wouldn’t be getting his normal delivery dose of seasonal exercise due to parents using Black Friday, the old boy thought it best to jump…Read more Santa concerned of weight gain with rise of Black Friday.
Why I’m Starting Now (And Maybe You Should Too) Like many of you I’ve had a very busy few months. Opening the new facility, more staff and my normal poor excuses to blame. It’s been a month since I aimed to get my arse in gear, start exercising more frequently and improving my nutrition. I…Read more Why I’m Starting Now (And Maybe You Should Too)
Goals have long been thought as the best way to achieve & reach your holy grail! Whether it be weight loss, a sporting event or our career we can all probably remember sitting down & setting those Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant & Time-bound (SMART) short, long & medium term badgers only to get (pick one…Read more Don’t focus on a goal, focus on the process.
Evolution of Small Group Training Personal Training is dead is a phrase you may well have come across in the fitness industry NOT TRUE! There is a distinct place for PT as I discussed in our last blog Are you a Tiger or a Wolf? However there has been a dramatic increase in people training…Read more Together We Achieve More (Small Group Training)
We hear a lot about the risk of this disease and that disease but rarely do we get the message that we should prioritise physical activity. Over the past twenty years real inroads have been made into smoking cessation programmes that have made a real difference. However what’s been implemented with regards to increasing physical…Read more Low Levels of Physical Activity are Second Highest Risk Factor.
This might sound like an odd question, not particularly related to fitness but in its purist essence it is essential. What’s the difference? Wolves have a pack mentality; they work together to achieve a common goal, whereas Tigers are solitary animals, with self-motivation to pursue their own interests independently. One is not better than the…Read more Are you a Wolf or a Tiger?
I believe we’re only just starting to learn about how the body moves. My approach to training has changed in the past month alone, due mainly to getting some amazing results with new methods! One of the biggest ‘discoveries’ over recent times has been the role of ‘fascia’ a web like material which gives the…Read more Understanding Fascia
The Biggest Loser has become a huge hit show in the US with its amazing weight loss & intense exercise programming. The participants appear to get great results and all is great as the series ends. Now, I’ve previously used intense, short term programmes (more sensible than Biggest Loser) and had great results with clients…Read more Biggest Loser. The real results are in.
Last year my very good friends Chris, Rach & son Charlie Tobey went through a remarkably tough time when Charlie needed a liver transplant. Father Chris was found to be a suitable donor and without hesitation, changed his lifestyle & with minimal guidance from us, lost over 4 stone to be fit & ready to…Read more The Tobey’s amazing Liver transplant story.
Trying to shift from an “all or nothing” approach to a “habit forming” mindset has been my underpinning strategy in my recent gains. I’ve felt far less pressure on myself and haven’t stopped doing a thing. This great blog summarises the approach really well. http://www.precisionnutrition.com/18-ways-to-lose-the-first-10-poundsRead more Changing your Environment to Change your Body.
Every time you hear of a success story being linked to a radical idea, diet or regime, send the person this link. The successes are rarely down to the above. Structure & consistency may however have something to do with it. http://propelperform.com/silent-evidence/Read more The Silent Evidence