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5 Tips for Training Success

5 Tips for Training Success

For 6 months last year I was part of a beta-testing group for a new program by Dean Somerset called High Tensile Strength. It will be released later this year and even has its own teaser. How cool is that! It’s like an invitation to star in your own action film! I signed up for several reasons; for something different, for someone else to write my programs, for motivation, for accountability, to learn new things… and of course to get results. Here’s a before and after photo.... continue
What I Believe

What I Believe

In the time I’ve been a personal trainer I’ve gone from feeling like I know everything, to knowing nothing, over and over. The more I learnt, the more I realised I didn’t know and at times it seemed overwhelming. How could I possibly train anyone without having degrees in physiotherapy, biomechanics and psychology? But the more time I spent training people, the more perspective it gave me on what was important and what wasn’t, and I started to develop a philosophy. Once I realised what... continue
Holiday Workout

Holiday Workout

Today we have another installment of “holiday workouts” for you thanks to Helen and Jordie who were in Europe recently. As you’ll see, they’ve set a new standard in production value. Crossfit have names for some of their workouts, so I thought my clients deserved workouts named after them as well. Here are the details of the three workouts Helen and Jordie did. Holiday Workout 10 x Prisoner Squat 10 x Spiderman Push-up 10 x Single-leg Straight Leg Deadlift (per leg) 10 x Alternating Reverse Lunge... continue
Marriage Advice

Marriage Advice

My sister Eleanor got married last month and she was kind enough to ask me to give a speech. Perhaps she would have reconsidered if she’d known I was going to compare a good marriage to an early morning workout! Getting Out of Bed There are some days you don’t want to get out of bed. That’s when you need someone to give you a loving shove. It’s your responsibility to get your partner out of their comfort zone and challenge them to be their best.... continue
Canberra Hotel Workout

Canberra Hotel Workout

I’ve spent the week in Canberra and the hotel gym isn’t much chop. So I put together my own bodyweight workout to do in my room. The best thing is I can do it in my undies. I chose to wear clothes in this video.   HERE’S THE WORKOUT    3 sets of: Spiderman Pushup – 10 reps Rear Foot Elevated Split Squat – 10 reps per leg Long Lever Plank – 30 seconds Single Leg Deadlift – 10 reps per leg    8 sets... continue
How To Find Your Mojo

How To Find Your Mojo

I’ve spoken in the past about how hard it is to introduce change. Whether it’s good for you or not (and especially if it’s good for you), no one likes change. But once you’ve introduced something new, how do you keep going? For example, if your goal is fat-loss, it can be really difficult giving up delicious things like pizzas and beer. But when you start to see an improvement in the way you look; people start commenting on how great you’re looking; and you have... continue