You wouldn’t long jump a marathon

  As I write this, I’ve just this minute received a message in my wife’s side of the family group chat on messenger.   From Linsey, our sister-in-law.   She’s just got a place in next year’s London Marathon.   She’s got mixed emotions about it right now.   But she’ll be fine.   My…

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Like a Sherpa?

  Name a Sherpa.   Go on!   I bet, if anything, you said Tenzing Norgay.   On of the first two men to climb Mount Everest.   Along with Edmund Hilary in 1953.   Sherpas, as I’m sure you know, often assist people on this and other similar climbs.   They help navigate and…

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Cheat meals?

  So, yesterday I talked about cheating on your wife.   ————- Not a good idea —————-   Today, I’ll talk about cheat meals.   As in a meal in the week where you can go ‘off diet’ and have “whatever you want”.   Personally, I’m not a big fan of the concept.   It…

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I’m not going to cheat on my wife

  My wife, step daughter and mother are all big fans of ‘Strictly Come Dancing’.   So, although, I don’t particularity ‘watch’ it, I see and hear bits and am kinda aware what’s going on.   This year (and several others apparently), in case you didn’t know, one of the pairs were caught kissing.  …

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Which is better?

  Which of the following is better if you’re trying to lose weight?   Pizza or salad?   Coke or water?   Cake or no cake?   I presume in each case you’ll have chosen the second option.   And, although it is, obviously, portion specific (for the first one anyway) you’re right.   Go…

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“I need to look at the chair”

  If you’ve read these blogs over the last few weeks (and I cannot fathom any reason why you wouldn’t) then you’ll know that, in September, I went on a quarterly meet up for the coaching programme I’m in.   ———— Yada yada yada, beware coaches who don’t have their own coaches, etc ———–  …

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Don’t want the best, want something that will work

  While we’re on my little journey down memory lane (first job as an instructor and manager at Fitness First Hillsborough from last two blogs) – ten years ago I was an Area Manager for the company that ran the Personal Training brands for DW Sports Fitness, LA Fitness, FitSpace, MiiFit, some Fitness Firsts and…

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When was the last time you saw a rabbit wearing glasses?

  I saw something great on Facebook the other day.   From a fellow FitPro I kinda used to know when I lived in Sheffield.   ———– Not the first job I mentioned in yesterday’s blog, but after a move into management three years later at the Hillsborough Fitness First – now a ‘Better Gym’…

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“I kept the sales job as I can’t see why anyone would need more than 6 sessions”

  Come February, I’ll have been in the Fitness Industry 17 years.   I can’t actually believe that when I type it out.   Over 10 times the average FitPro career and counting 🙂   The other weekend I was abseiling off a cathedral in Derby with my 12 year old nephew Sam.   Like…

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“No, you are doing the food mate. You’re doing it too much”

  I was chatting to one of our ninjas the other day.   During a session.   I asked him how he was getting on outside of the sessions.   “I’m not doing the food” was his reply.   A statement we’ve heard many times over the years.   I asked what he meant.  …

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