“We’ll be rewarding future input”

I’ve mentioned in blogs before that from 2008 to 2010 I was an Area Manager for Fitness Agents – the company that ran the personal training brands in DW Sports Fitness, LA Fitness and various other health club chains. I was part of the second phase of managers they’d taken on. The first had all…

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It was the key for Martin

You may have seen Martin, one of our recent successes, on Facebook. He’s approaching one hundred pounds lost since he joined us earlier this year and is confident of hitting that mark by the end of January. He commented on one of our blogs the other day. The ‘It works for one but not the…

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Rambo Rafters Forever

If you’re Facebook friends with me, you may have saw I went to a ‘leaving party’ last Saturday night. One of my eldest son’s two best friends returned to Australia yesterday. He and his family are English but lived there for a number of years, returned to England two years ago and, for various reasons,…

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Detox time?

If your Facebook (other social media channels are available) feed is anything like mine, it’s probably full of weight loss stuff at the moment. And there’s nothing necessarily wrong with that – we have an advert running as we do all year round. But, I’ll be honest with you, there’s probably a lot of stuff…

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“Didn’t they leave you to go there?”

I was chatting with a member recently. A former member who we both know came up in the conversation. He left a couple of years ago and I’d seen recently he’d been training at another facility in Macc. “Didn’t they leave you to go there?” the member asked. He hadn’t. Very few people have ever…

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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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