Baloo knew the score | Buxton and Macclesfield Personal Trainer weight loss advice

That Baloo the bear was a wise one.   Since we went to Disney Land Paris in April the kid’s favorite CD to have on in the car has been a Disney one.   And one of their favourite songs (after ‘Jai Hoi’ by the Pussey Cat Dolls – no joke) is The Jungle Book…

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Adele wants to be a superhero – don’t we all? Buxton and Macclesfield Personal Trainer weight loss advice

I mentioned on Monday about John, one of the new 28 Dayers at Macclesfield, taking his first step in transforming his life.   Got loads of cool responses from other 28 Dayers, longer term members and others about changing lives.   Got a particularly cool one from Adele, one of the 28 Dayers at Buxton.   You…

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If in doubt, err on the side of protein!

As I mentioned yesterday, our new 28 Dayers are just getting started this week.   I was chatting to a few of them on Facebook yesterday (feel free to hook up with me here) about what we recommend as a healthy diet.   As usual, there was some of the miss conception that it’s about…

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John (not me) has taken his first step….

Our latest ’28 Day Body Transformation’ got off to a bang this weekend.   Over 30 people who are wanting to transform their bodies and lives have taken this first step to try out what we do.   One of the new 28 Dayers John posted in the Facebook group shortly after his session this…

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Jon’s formula for happiness

I was chatting to Lukasz, one of our coaches, at Macclesfield the other day.   Hey Lukasz – you’re late for our meeting 😉   And he asked my how I’m always so happy.   Made me have a little think.   I’ve never been a particularly unhappy person, but I have made a concerted…

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My Latest Hare Brained Scheme

Those of you who have read earlier blog posts of mine, will know that as a child I was very shy.     Even now, as an adult, I still think of myself as being shy and reserved.   I’ve just put a lot of effort into overcoming this and by repeated practice I now find it manageable to…

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Lead Your Group or Leave Your Group

Those of you who read my previous article on, “You are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with,” will know I’m a big fan of surrounding yourself by people that will help push and pull you in the direction that you want your life to go.     The five people I have chosen to spend the most…

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I can’t grow a beard and I can’t eat cake – life’s not fair :(

It was my youngest son Jamie’s 3rd Birthday yesterday (you can see him dressed as ‘Darth Hammer’ by clicking here if you’re amused my small children). I never buy any, but invariably cake makes an appearance at such events.   As always I didn’t have any.   I just find it much easier to “not eat cake”…

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Systems for eating healthily – especially breakfast – Buxton and Macclesfield Personnal Trainer weight loss advice

Like Haniball in the ‘A-Team’, I love a good plan (man, I loved that show when I was a kid). One thing we always try and get people away from is the idea of ‘trying harder’. Just putting ‘more effort’ into things rarely works. Because lack of effort was rarely the problem before. It’s usually…

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How can gyms be so cheap? & Last chances to get serious about changing your life

The other weekend when we had the The Academy (Macclesfield Group Personal Training weight loss gym) night out in Manchester, I happened to bump into an old friend (co-incidentally the one that introduced me to my girlfriend Alex, through his girlfriend who sat next to her at work).   He mentioned he’d just joined a new…

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