Cost – Benefit Analysis

As you may know, the other weekend I went on a Stag Do to Berlin. One of my old friends from University is getting married this summer and we all headed out for standard Stag Do fair of heavy drinking, partying and watching an enthusiastic team of German children line up to kick a football at the Stag…

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Are you teaching your children to be fat?

At The Academy (Macclesfield Group Personal Training weight loss gym) we are hugely aware that many of the habits that we have that make it difficult for us to live a healthy lifestyle are habits instilled to us in our youth. Many of the thought processes that we have to change are the one that…

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Lessons learned from my Grandpa

Anyone who has read my article ‘Mediocrity is the highest form of selfishness” (www.theacademygtc.co.uk/members/mediocrity-is-the-highest-form-of-selfishness) will know that on one of the walls in my bedroom is a series of 18 small canvas prints with quotes / sayings on that fit in with the way I am choosing to live my life. One of these quotes is…

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Making time

Just yesterday I was talking to a member at our Macclesfield Academy (Macclesfield Group Personal Training weight loss gym) (Arena of Real Change). She was explaining to me how she was struggling to ‘find’ the time to do the things she needed to do to get the results (reduced body fat, increased energy levels and better sleep)…

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The principles of Guaranteed Fitness

For those of you that don’t know us all that well, it might be news to you that Matt and I didn’t really know each other all that well when we set up The Academy (Macclesfield Group Personal Training weight loss gym). It was a bold move to throw in our life savings together to…

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Cat’s journey: Half way there

Cat’s journey: Half way there   So Day 14, the half way point happened to fall on Valentines Day.  I remember how I felt on that day because I’d started to gain a sense that my libido was returning!  Without going into too much detail this was a big deal for me, my sex life…

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Do you really ‘Have to’?

The human brain is a funny thing. Despite all the effort I’ve made over the years to change my mindset and thought processes, I do often catch it slipping back in those old, engrained ways of thinking. Just this last weekend my girlfriend Alex and I were away for the weekend and as we were…

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Stomach exercises

Another question posed on the questions board at one of our Academy (Macclesfield Group Personal Training weight loss gym)s recently was “”Why don’t we do more stomach exercises?” I later spoke to the person who asked this question and she said that she would like to have more stomach exercises added to the group personal…

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WWJD: What would Jon do?

Some of you may have heard the expression WWJD before. his abbreviation normally means “What would Jesus do? ” and it’s an expression used by some religious people to evaluate their current situation and potential behaviours and to try and act in line with what Jesus would do. WWJD is something that several years ago, I adapted…

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Systems for dealing with stress

Over the years I have developed and incorporated numerous systems for dealing with stress into both my own life and the lives of my clients. If you haven’t already read it elsewhere on the website, stress is one of the key reasons that people gain body-fat. Consistently elevated stress levels lead to increased production of…

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