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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The darkest day in our industry?

  There was a bit of a furore on Facey recently.   Well, my Facebook anyway.   An internationally well known FitPro who specialises in nutrition was outed by several women for unacceptable sexual behaviour towards them at conferences.   It was very interesting to see different people’s reactions to this.   Some trying to…

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Skipping the weeds?

  With the definite turn into mid-autumn, some of you may have recently ‘put your garden to bed for the winter’.   You know – a last mow of the lawn, clear up of leaves, neatening up the borders to make it look tidy.   Little will need doing now till things start growing again…

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You’re always motivated

  Ahhhh, motivation.   The age old thing we think we all need.   That we’re lacking.   That’s the answer to getting in better shape (or whatever change we’re wanting to make).   I’ll have you consider that you’ve always been motivated.   Have you ever thought “I don’t want to lose weight”?  …

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“What do you eat?”

  A common question that you get asked when you’re a FitPro is “What do you eat?”   Whether a social function or by a member talking about their food.   People will often see you eating something and say “I’m surprised you eat that. What do you eat?”   I got it a few…

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I may as well just resign

  You ever had to miss work due to illness or injury?   I’d assume so.   Maybe had to take a day, a week, a month or more off?   When the thing that meant your couldn’t work (the illness of injury) had gone, did you ever think “I may as well just resign?”…

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