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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
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
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
The Dubrovnik Workout

The Dubrovnik Workout

Being on holidays it can be really easy to eat and drink too much. But doing a little bit of exercise can be all the motivation you need to eat a little better. People that exercise make better food choices. Simple. Just 10 minutes in the morning is all you need to help maintain your fitness and stop yourself from spiralling into a cinnamon scroll of self-loathing. A number of boot-campers are visiting Dubrovnik this year, so this workout is especially for them. 3 sets... continue
100 Snatches in 5 Minutes. Check.

100 Snatches in 5 Minutes. Check.

Back in October I set myself a goal of being able to do 100 snatches in 5 minutes with a 24kg kettlebell. Well today I did it. 100 snatches in 5 minutes? Hmmm, don’t mind if I do. Do you know how many other goals I was working on at the same time? None. Nada. Zip. Zero. I knew that by putting all my energy into achieving just one thing I was far more likely to succeed. And now I’ve mastered that I can go on... continue