Naked toning tables – 20 years part 3

11.  The industry is taking itself too seriously. Back when I was a fresh faced gym instructor we used to have a ridiculous amount of fun on shift, maybe too much at times. One of my bosses encouraged us all to flirt with the members.  After all, we were there to help people feel good…

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20 years part 2

6.  There are NO super foods, pills or magic potions. We all want to find the thing that will make it much easier.  ‘Super foods’ is a marketing term designed to make you buy a product because you believe it is better. Yes, some foods have higher amounts of certain nutrients but taken in isolation…

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20 years ago …

At the weekend I realised that I had started in the fitness industry 20 years ago. It doesn’t really feel that long, insert your own cheesy line about it not being work if you love doing it 😉 During that time I have witnessed a lot of stuff that works and probably 10 times that…

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It’s Schorchio

If you haven’t noticed, it is roasting outside and is likely to remain that way until the end of the week. Our dog Poppy is really struggling, she can’t take any clothes off to help cool down. I’ve spoke to a few people over the past week who were panicking about the same thing, taking…

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Life is for living

Death and destruction is too common in the media. The atrocities of terrorism and what is happening across the world put our own lives in to perspective. However, we can only control what we can control and we quickly become overwhelmed if we get caught up in the medias description of how we are all…

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Some people just need a punch in the face …

Or more accurately a roundhouse kick. About a month ago, I wrote about how I’d lost my mojo and didn’t seem to want to do anything and I had lost my control over food. I’m starting to get it back; I’ve been doing exercise that I enjoy without any focus on performance. I’ve been back…

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Top Gear

Chris Evans has stepped down from being the lead man on Top Gear. I know some people this will be pleased; others that, like me, will think it’s a shame. I like Chris Evans, I like Top Gear.  I loved the new line up. I liked the way the humour wasn’t about knocking somebody down or…

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On the verge

tunnels beaches

We were at an amazing wedding in Devon on Saturday.  The venue was stunning, over looking the sea in it’s own private cove. It was a fantastic day celebrating the marriage of a great couple. We sat on a table with a group of friends we don’t see regularly enough. We always have a great…

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A black belt in bootcamp

Every 4 weeks our Achieve Bootcamp members take part in a little grading. A timed workout so that they know they are heading in the right direction. There’s no pressure to be the fastest or even record your times for those that don’t like it but for others they 4 week fitness check keeps them…

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In or Out – you still decide.

It doesn’t really matter if the referendum went the way you wanted to or not. The most important factor in the rest of your life is still the same. It’s not to do with immigration. It’s not to do with the NHS. It is YOU. You are the most important thing in your life. So…

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