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“I….. errrr…. don’t know”

We’ve mentioned before that we’re not fans of counting calories long term. It’s a pain in the arse and we’re more fans of lifestyle and habit based approaches. But………….. We know that a calorie defecit has to underpin weight loss. It has to be there. All the large, controlled tests ever done show that any…

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I tired exercising once and I wasn’t slim

Imagine you’re chatting to your friend. They want to get in better shape. You, as you might, recommend some changes to their eating and some exercise. “I tried exercising once and I wasn’t fit after” they reply. Or “I dieted for a day and hadn’t lost weight”. I’m sure you know what you’d say. “You…

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We can’t have it all

I don’t know if it’s still the case, but I remember those glossy magazines I used to see in hairdressers in the 80s and 90s often having headlines about ‘having it all’. They may still do I suppose, I just don’t go the hairdressers with my mum any more. It was definitely a ‘thing’, I’m…

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Straight up pitch – are you / they in?

So, it’s January 1st. Hope you had a good time last night, whatever you did. No real value adding content here today. We’ve done that tonnes already. Going to cut to the chase. Tomorrow night is our find out more meeting for the January programme and ’20lbs weight loss’ and ‘Beach Body’ challenges (that you…

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Will you send me the slides?

Have you ever been on a course where someone is standing at the front talking and referring to projected PowerPoint display? I’d assume most of us have. We do this at our monthly find out more meeting (www.theacademygtc.co.uk/briefing-meeting). Nothing wrong with it as a method. But………. Have you ever seen when the presenter says “I’ll…

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It’s not what you’ve got, it’s what you do with it

My eldest son is in Year 6 at the moment. He’s going to be getting his first bit of sex education in a few months time I believe. Be interesting to see how he reacts to that ๐Ÿ˜‰ I (vaguely) remember my Sex Ed in about Year 8. “It’s not what you’ve got, it’s what…

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They always wanted to do more

For three years up to this summer I coached my middle son’s rugby team every Sunday morning. I’m still not entirely sure how I ended up with that gig, to be honest. No one else willing to do it I suppose. They were all only 5 or 6 when I started with them. Took some…

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“It’s the only thing that’s ever worked for me”

When people start arriving for our monthly find out more meeting (www.theacademygtc.co.uk/briefing-meeting for the next one for the January programme) we welcome them as they come in and have a little chat. In the minutes before we’re due to start people often have a look round, particularly at the hundreds of before and after pictures…

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Happy Christmas :)

So, it’s Christmas Day…………. Go nuts, eat all the cake, drink all the alcohol. Have a great time. It’s only one day. Happy Christmas from all of us at The Academy ๐Ÿ™‚ Much love, Jon ‘St Nick’ Hall and Matt ‘Ded Moroz’ Nicholson The Academy Group Transformation Centre Macclesfield – www.theacademygtc.co.uk High fives and changing…

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Professor Plum in the Library with the Lead Pipe?

Imagine you’re playing Cluedo. Go on, stop what you’re doing, close your eyes and imagine. —————– You may even end up playing it in the next few days ——————– It’s the first go. One of your opponents immediately says “Was is Professor Plum in the Library with the Lead Pipe?” “No no” you’d start. “You’ve…

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