The Wright Brothers has the right idea

I’m sure we’re all aware that it was the Wright Brothers (Orville and Wilbur innit) who created the first aeroplane to successfully fly, in 1903. What I didn’t realise till I just had a looksie on Wikipedia is that Orville died just nine years after from typhoid. At the time, there were lots of people…

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“You don’t have to like it to eat it”

Those of you that have kids will know how surprisingly difficult it can be to get them to eat. Those that don’t can, I’m sure, imagine. “I don’t like it” is a standard response in our house. To which I always reply “You don’t have to like it to eat it”. Which I’m sure is…

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They were doing it 10 times a day

A couple of weeks ago my Facebook feed suddenly became very full of videos from my FitPro friends. It’s a regular thing you see from fitness business ‘gurus’ (many of which have never run particularly successful fitness businesses, but regurgitate what someone else has said you should do). “Post on social media ten times a…

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Free cake………..

My good wife Alex sent an email out at work yesterday. Offering free cake and biscuits. She’s running the London Marathon in April (she’d greatly appreciate any donations too BTW, she’s raising money for a charity which “helps young people who are homeless, vulnerable and disadvantaged” –> https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-display/showROFundraiserPage?userUrl=AlexHall01&pageUrl=1). And she know perfectly well that just…

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We came last

For the last few Christmases we’ve greatly enjoyed doing the school quiz from my step-daughter’s school. 250 questions on a variety of topics. It’s designed to be something fun to do with the people you see over the festive period – charge them two answers for a mince pie and three for a drink. The…

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Self-employed people pay less tax?

So, we’re approaching the 31st of January. The time that, at the latest, people have to have submitted their tax returns and payments for the previous tax year (if they are required to). I’ve been self employed for all but three years of my adult life. So have had to do quite a few of…

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Feedback from Dan……….

So I got a response to a blog the other week that might tickle you. It amused me somewhat. It was in response to the ‘It’s not what you’ve got, it’s what you do with it’ one (www.theacademygtc.co.uk/its-not-what-youve-got-its-what-you-do-with-it). From, let’s call her Dan. Because that’s her name. “Not sure about all these emails talking about…

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We’re looking for motivated………

Another thing I’m seeing a lot of in Facebook ads at the moment…………. Is from other facilities kinda similar to ours (there is only one Academy GTC)…….. That start with some version of the phrase……………. We’re looking for motivated…….. Like “motivated men and women”. Or “motivated local mums”. Often followed by “to take part in”…

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Little known weight loss exercise……….

Have you seen some ads like this recently? “Little known weight loss exercise” “Number one magic exercise to torch belly fat” “Secret fat burning exercise the celebs use” And the like. Generally nonsense when you click on them. There is one little know thing about exercising for weight loss that you will benefit from knowing.…

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Cake or exercise?

You ever seen that Eddie Izzard sketch “Cake or death?”? ————- Should I have put two questions marks there? “Cake or death?” was a question and I’m asking if you’ve seen it. Thoughts? —————– Go check it out on YouTube if you haven’t seen it. Tis funny! Not now though – finishing reading this first!…

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