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Mindset and how to change it

What is mindset and how can you change it?

  We talk a lot about ‘mindset’ down here at The Academy.   This week a member asked me “What is mindset?”   So, as always, I thought the response worthy of sharing with everyone.   Definition of Mindset   There are other definitions, of course.   But I like the following one;   “A…

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Weight Loss Incentives

There’s cold, hard cash on the line – incentives

  We all thrive on incentives.   Last blog about that telematics box in my car that I’m getting to track my driving for insurance purposes.   Promise!   I think we all know the reason having this insurance black box for three months WILL make a difference to my driving.   There’s cold, hard…

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Telematics Box for Driving

Three months should do it – changing habits

I mentioned yesterday about the telematics box I’ll be getting this week to track my driving and (hopefully) help lower my insurance premium by changing my habits.   I’ll have to use the black box for three months and then send it back.   Three months is enough for the insurers to get a good…

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It’s made a difference already

  For the last four years I’ve got my car through my wife’s work lease scheme.   It worked well at the time as probably only costs a fraction more than buying a car, insuring, taxing it and maintaining it…………   But all that was taken care of – no unexpected bills for repairs, etc.…

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Exercising control

  You know how it is sometimes?   A light bulb just goes off above your head and you realise something.   And see things differently going forward.   I had such a moment at Coaching Day the other day.   A member was talking about their eating and drinking over Christmas.   And how…

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No need to book?

  I always find it interesting how different FitPros like ourselves market what they offer.   I’ve seen the phrase “No need to book used a lot recently”   With regards to classes, sessions, etc at other facilities and gyms.   I get that it’s meant to sound appealing.   But I read it as…

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Hole in the road………

  I was running in to work the other day.   ## I’m not much of a runner but am doing more now due to a couple of events I have coming up ##   And I ran past those roadworks on the junction of Park Green and Sunderland street.   And I had a…

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Eating after 6pm?

  I’ve mentioned before that much of what we cover in these blogs is inspired by questions we get.   After all, if one person is unsure on something there will be many others who are also unsure but not asking.   I was asked at Coaching Day yesterday whether “I should eat after 6pm?”…

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Jamie’s massive pen

  Yesterday, in our members’ only group, one of our members Jamie posted “Hoping there is a big pen at the academy tomorrow so I can draw a big fat line under Christmas”   I then posted him this picture.     Note: That’s not actually a massive barbell sized pen really. Perspective innit 😉…

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Why, why, why Delilah?

  You’ll often here people who have achieved a goal say that the reason those who haven’t “Just don’t want it badly enough”   Not the most helpful approach in my experience.   But there is something we can get from that.   Chances are if you’ve struggled to hit a goal before it’s because…

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