Training in schools

Just like to thank Brynhyfryd Infant school today, the 6 and 7 year old gave 200% to my introduction to healthy lifestyles, and i feel proud of the fact that i managed to hold their attention for an hour or so!

It’s critical to have a positive early start in fitness, and these kids have shown great promise in the quest to lead an active life. Having done work in schools over the years, i always get a good feeling if even 50% take something in like we did today, and inspire perhaps their parents to get active again, and make those shopping lists a bit more healthy.

Most people don’t know that you can develop fat cells until you reach around 20 years old, so the healthier you are, the less fat cells you develop. That’s why you see overweight people struggle with their weight for the rest of their lives after they get to 20, because they have far more fat cells than the individual who has taken more care of himself.

Obesity in children has never been worse, and there a number of strategies to help combat it. Anyone who knows my work will know i have heavily researched this area, and have a lengthy programme in place to help children. This will be published on here shortly.

Have a good weekend and check in tomorrow if you can!


Do i throw in the towel before Christmas?

Do I stop training before Christmas?

This may be one of the biggest mistakes that most people fall for every year. It is common especially in gym members, who normally give up the ghost in December, promising the so called “big start back” in January. They then follow the familiar pattern of making new year’s resolutions, which are often all over by valentine’s day, and along with various colds and flu’s, progress often comes to a screeching halt!

A very good habit is not to follow the herd and think for yourself this December. How about actually stepping up your programme this month, what about raising your limits right now, and making your loftier ambitions right now? This will give you fresh impetus this month and see you looking and feeling good right up to Christmas day.

Another benefit from training and eating well up to Christmas is boosting your immune system. The cold and flu remedies adverts are in full flow after Christmas, knowing people’s immune systems are at their weakest due to over-indulging and lack of exercise. If you keep your immune system strong, you are much more likely to stay fit and strong throughout the break.

When you eventually get to making new year’s resolutions, you will only need to make realistic promises to yourself, as you will already have some momentum going into 2010. 97% of new year’s resolutions are never kept according to research, so you will be one of the few who looks likely to have a flying start to the new year ahead!


Getting fired up!

A famous quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson

“What lies beyond us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us”.

Most of us want to change some part of us, some of us want to change everything! But the funny thing is, it’s far more comfortable to stay right where we are and keep things the same in life. The critical point becomes when you’re much more motivated to change, than stay the same. Many of you who have made transformations in your life cannot be the old person, and the new you at the same time. When you have made changes for the better, you think differently, more decisively and usually more positively.

The moment you decide to change is the time you realise what your life entails at that exact moment. If everything is great and you’re really happy, then of course there’s no reason to change, only perhaps to make improvements and enhance what you’ve got.

If everything is not what you want, in terms of relationships, health, career, financial matters etc, then you may be desperate at that exact moment to change things completely. You will make sure your health is number one, finally making the commitment to change by never missing a workout, getting a new fresh supermarket list full of good food on lists i have given you here, giving up alcohol to a large degree, you may crave a better career, going back to college to enable you to do so, you may want to get out of negative relationships and attract positive people into your life, you may want to never be so financially needy again, and work 100% harder to go out and get it!

Whatever your situation, you can always improve and making sure you get out there and workout, eat well, and sleep well is heck of a good start for today! Never lose sight of the reasons you have for improving your lot, and this will allow you stick to your own personal programme.


New year 12-14 week challenge

I am running a competition online after christmas, starting for businesses, who are investing in their staff by getting me to train their staff, that should turn out to be highly productive for those businesses, who are keen to get it going and monitor the results.

 May be doing one for everyone else too, and may give everyone some big new goals going into the new year, have had substantial interest already, let me know what you think? Jan 10th 2010 may be the date to start.

Everyone will get daily support and we will chart the 84-100 day plan, with all your experiences (who register) being printed online, should be inspiring!