Why can’t I eat potatoes?

At our Academy (Macclesfield Group Personal Training weight loss gym)s (Arena of Real Change) in Macclesfield, one of the things we do in every Group Personal Training session is to ask the members if they have any questions.

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28 Things you may not know about Jon Hall from Guaranteed Fitness | Buxton and Macclesfield Personal Trainer and coach

For those of you that enjoyed last week’s “30 Things you may not know about Matt” article, and I can’t imagine there were many ;-), I thought I would do the same. I could only think of 28 things – meaning Matt its two things more interesting then me 🙁 Matt and I have always…

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How to make Weight Watchers work for you

Last night (Monday 28th January 2013) Channel 4 aired a Dispatches programme about Weight Watchers. In the 12 or so hours since, we have been inundated with questions about Weight Watchers, our opinions on it and so on. Firstly, I haven’t seen the programme. I got rid of my TV a few years ago (and…

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30 Things you may not know about Matt

30 Things you may not know about Matt 1: My middle name in Francis after my late Grandfather 2: I used to be an online gaming geek. When I was about 12-15 I used to play internet based games for up to 8 hours a day and about 16 hours at a weekend. I Know!!!…

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Call it what it is

For those of you that have seen our video on food marketing, you’ll know how crafty a lot of food manufacturers are in making you believe what they are selling you is good for you. This is one of the reasons so many people who come to our Group Personal Training clubs in Macclesfield are…

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My number one weight loss tip

I get this a lot….”Matt what is the best way to get rid of this belly…get a smaller bum…get rid of my bingo wings” etc. There are some technical reasons behind some of these but I don’t want to get into the nitty gritty today. I remember having a conversation with one a new client…

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Words to eliminate from your vocabulary

This is me and my two sons, Oli and Jamie.   Oli is 4 and a half and is at school now. Since he’s started to speak, I have been conducting something of an experiment on him. There are certain words that I won’t allow him to say. When he does say them, I either…

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50 Shocking Facts about Diet and Exercise

On Tuesday 1st of January Channel 5 (or is it called 5 now?) screened a programme which has cause much discussion over the last week. Entitled ‘50 Shocking Facts about Diet and Exercise’, I have heard lots of different opinions from our 1:1 and Group Personal Training Clients at our clubs at Macclesfield, varying from…

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A balanced diet?

One particularly frustrating thing that we occasionally hear from people when they ask us what they need to do to lose weight is that they don’t believe in eliminating certain foods or food groups and would rather follow a ‘balanced diet’.

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