Having been off work with severe lower back pain in October I had come to realise that the exercise, lots of swimming and hiking, that I was doing was not making me as strong, fit or flexible as I should be. I realised that these were things that were becoming more important to me to…Read more Julie Jennings
“I was diagnosed with long term depression and severe anxiety, which consequently led me to not looking after my body, eating junk food and not exercising. I regularly saw social media ads for the gym to which my body thought ‘yes let’s go for it’ and my mind saying ‘no’. One day though, my body…Read more Steve Reeves
I’ve been asked a few questions of late on all aspects of our services, so I thought it only fair that I reply with a series of blogs explaining exactly how our training programs work. This blog will give you an insight and reasoning as to why we use Small Group Personal Training, with…Read more Why Small Group Personal Training can work for you…
It doesn’t take a load of medical tests to know that you should move more, not smoke, eat real food and enjoy good sleep. 1. MOVEMENT as Medicine The biggest issue we have this day and age is that we just don’t move enough while piles of unquestionable research tell us it’s the one thing…Read more 6 Mighty Fine Health & Fitness Hacks
Many of you may have read my previous blog about the issues I had with our initial Small Group Training model. After lots of debate with the team, consulting world experts, planning the implementation & then staff training, we’ve managed to roll out the new model. With the new structure, the individuals specific issues are addressed…Read more The NEW Small Group Training model!
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 …
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)
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?
As the Strength & Conditioning coach of the Arizona Cardinals, Buddy Morris put it; “a coaches primary role is as a stress manager”. We’re in control of loading stress on the body and the tools & methods we use all have an aspect of ‘risk v reward’. Morris states; “Olympic lifting? Jumping? Medicine ball work?…Read more Coach or Stress Manager?