It works for one, not the other

  At The Academy, we quite like the term ‘done for you’.   We try and make as much of this process of getting fitter, slimmer and healthier as ‘done for you’ as possible.   The exercise side particularly so.   You just need to turn up for the sessions, we’ll tell you what’s involved…

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I wasted half the apples

  Those of you that have me as a Facebook friend may have noticed that one of my goals for this year is to make 40+ new meals / recipes.   One I did a month or so back was a variation on an apple crumble.   I chose that as my mum has bought…

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There’s not many six packs?

  We had a comment on one of our before and after pics recently.   “There’s not many six packs?”   A quick check of his profile showed him to be a local FitPro.   A FitSemiPro if the amount of success stories on his page is a reflection on his income I suppose.  …

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52% > 48%

  I’m sure you may have noticed that a little thing called Brexit is going on at the moment.   After a referendum 2 1/2 years ago in which 52% of the voters picked ‘leave’ versus the 48% the picked ‘remain’.   How a voting system works.   The ‘thing’ that gets the most votes…

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It took three minutes longer

  It was recently the Christmas Fayre at my step-daughter’s school.   My wife is one of the volunteer parents that helps organise it.   Amongst other things this year people were keen on freshening up the Santa’s grotto.   Alex (the wife – I only call her ‘the’ wife as it annoys her) fancied…

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It’s not an exam

  Remember when you were at school?   And you go an exam grade that you weren’t quite happy with?   It was a D / C / B / A rather than the C / B / A / A* you’d hoped for.   ————- Or a number as I believe is all the…

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Off the beaten track?

  You ever tried going somewhere a bit different?   A restaurant you hadn’t heard of perhaps?   A place you hadn’t really heard much about?   Somewhere a bit ‘off the beaten track’?   And it was rubbish?   Or you’ve been somewhere everyone goes to.   Sight seeing in London?   A really…

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It would need a GPE surplus

  Who remembers GCSE (or O Level of course) physics?   The different forms of energy?   They can be divided into two categories – kinetic and potential.   Movement and stored.   Gravitational Potential Energy (GPE) is the energy that becomes stored (in us or something else) as we get further away from a…

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Two months for free or living longer?

  You may know that our challenge system is designed to encourage and reward progress.   Get a good result and you can get two month’s of membership refunded (or the next two for free).   We get that that’s part of our great success rate.   The programme is good (great I’d say), but…

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Best sign maker in Scotland

  Check this image.   If you lived in Scotland and were after a sign, would you ring that number?   Even if the prices were great (free even), would you even want a sign made by the person that made this sign?   I doubt it.   I wouldn’t have much confidence that they…

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