If nothing changes, nothing changes

Albert Einstein once said “Insanity is doing the same thing again and expecting different results”. A shorter, more punchy version of this is “If nothing changes, nothing changes”.

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Fitness sales techniques

I remember when I first started out as a personal trainer 10 years ago At he first club that I worked at in Sheffield  some of the other trainers used to joke that some of the things I said and did with members and clients were “salesy”. They’d listen to what I’d say to a…

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Bro-science

Bro-science is a term usually used by people who perform experiments to determine the best ways to eat and exercise. It is usually used disparagingly to describe people who do something that doesn’t have a scientific backing.

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A sense of entitlement

Having worked with hundreds, probably thousands of people looking forward to lose weight over the years, I’ve began to notice one thought process that’s often present in people struggling to lose weight. That when we address this, success becomes much easier. It’s a thought process that actually causes people in all walks of life, with…

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Mentality of a treat

As many of you who regularly read these articles will know, I have two young sons called Oli and Jamie. Since having them, I have become more and more aware of a thought process that is prevalent throughout our society that I believe is one of the route causes of many peoples difficulty in losing…

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The fat pill challenge

The “fat pill” is one of the most powerful paradigm shifts (see article on Paradigm Shifts for more info) that we use with our members. It has great results in getting people to think differently about some of the foods they are eating and really helps our members at our Group Personal Training Clubs in…

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How to make your body change: “Holy crap I nearly just died”

After 10 years of training I have noticed a trend that I see day in and day out with people doing exercise. It all goes back to our caveman days when we had to REALLY survive.   If, say, a man was hunting one day and he got attacked by a sabre tooth tiger, he…

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Enabling – why you’re letting people drag you down

Anyone who has ever had to deal with a person with an addiction will be aware of the term ‘enabling’.

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Average diet of someone looking to lose weight

Having worked in the Fitness Industry for over a decade I have long ago lost count of the amount of times I have looked at the food intake of people who are wanting to lose weight. It might be in an in-depth analysis with a 1:1 client. During a Bio Sig Assessment for one of…

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Mediocrity is the highest form of selfishness

  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. They summarize my values and remind me of the way I want to think. One of these quotes is from…

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