Saturday, 12th January

Here’s the secret to get what you want.

Let’s use an example of hair, if you have ever walked into a hairdresser, and your hair is not in the best condition, they will advise how to treat it better, maybe use a product that will help, and this will continue over a few visits.

When it is shiny and looking great, you suddenly show pride with your hair, you show pride too at the efforts needed to get there. You are proud to show off your new hair.

If you want to get into great physical condition, then we will tell you how to do it. From the small physical and eating habits, from the.points like drinking more water, to hanging out with more positive people, we do it so it’s sustainable for you so you can be proud of your results long term.

No gimmicks or fads, a true lifestyle change and you walk the talk, not just talking a good game on social media.

All of you will show great pride when you have initial success. The problem becomes when you stop practicing the habits that got you in better shape to start with.

You suddenly think “I can do this no problem with no effort”, this is when the great decline starts, and when you put weight back on, the pride vanishes too, and low negative thoughts start to creep in and make your life miserable, compounding your lack of motivation to get going again.

You haven’t given your habits a chance to bed in, so you become used to living healthily without even thinking about it. A healthy lifestyle takes time, took you a lot of years to get out of shape in the first place, it takes some time to get you back to your good levels of health again. Best to be honest with you if you want lifetime lasting good health.

Unless you have enough pride in yourself to go for regular walks, to hit the gym a minimum 3 times a week and eat naturally as possible, then you will never get anywhere where you need to be, and want to be.

We are proud to give you maximum accountability, measure you regularly and coach you every session, and change our programmes very often to create huge results.

It may be a lot easier to join another gym/weight loss place or somewhere that offers lots of gimmicks/measures the wrong health indicators, where you are not accountable anymore. Re-discovering your health means doing it the right way, no more blind alleys or charlatans selling you “magic powders”.

You can “go under the radar” other places, because nobody really cares, nobody holds you accountable and they definitely won’t coach you every session. It may be a lot easier, and you don’t have to show any pride anymore because nobody gives a damn if you improve or not. All they care about is the contract they have put you on, they don’t care much about the HELPING you part.

Anything that’s worth achieving is worth working for over the long term, doing it the right way, and once you achieve meaningful results, then it’s unavoidable you will show enormous PRIDE in yourself and your efforts again.

Good healthy habits eventually stick, and when they do it’s easy to live a healthy lifestyle, and enjoy feeling great every day.

Monday, December 2nd

My Sunday running with the family up the mountain DOES NOT stop because it’s dark and wet. 

It’s our routines that make us what we are.

Giving up this time of year means you give up on your health. You say to yourself that wheezing is just fine with you, because stopping training and eating rubbish will surely invite more difficult breathing in this weather. That can’t be fun.

Giving up right now means you give up on other things in life, because you haven’t got the energy to get up early and go after your ambitions. Simple as that. Those plans “will just have to wait” AGAIN.

We have large numbers at the gym still hitting it hard right now, and we deeply praise them and sincerely appreciate their efforts.

You GET IT. 

You get what the connection is between great health, personal achievement and happiness. 

Many people who struggle with their health want to turn back the clock when they were 18, and how good they felt. They rue the day they started on blood pressure tablets for example because their didn’t look after themselves enough over a number of years. 

Yet they are still not willing to change their lifestyle, so eating rubbish and drinking a few times a week is the “connection” they make with youth, even if it’s half killing them now.

Your habits MAKE YOU or BREAK YOU. We try to stay a very strong team, picking each other up along the way.

As you get older, great health matters far more than spending too much on cosmetic material things that don’t matter, especially this time of year. 

Your daily habits will make you rich in health if you practice a few simple things daily, we all have the same choices, some take them, some ignore them but they all have a cost now and in the future.

Look after yourself.

Monday, 6th February

The mornings and evenings are vital periods when we need to get going, sometimes when we don’t even feel like it, but we will definitely feel much better afterwards.

I was fortunate as a young child to be around the gym environment between 4pm and 6pm, soon learning that this time most days was meant for exercising or at least doing something.

I haven’t spent too much time in the house tea time in my life, so it’s difficult to imagine what not doing much (physically) at that time is.

This is called a pattern in life really getting engrained in me. I did it so much, i did not know or do not know any different and it feels strange if i don’t do it.

Forget 21 days to form a habit, NINE months of continuous exercise is what studies show to be the stage where individuals are likely to make exercising a long term lifestyle choice they are likely to stick at.

Many of you have passed that stage and continue to make exercise a huge part of your life as you know the great associated benefits. Some of you have yet to get to this stage so you can see how vital it is, to make sure you develop exercise as a way of life, and a pattern of living that gets engrained in you too.

Many spend certain times of day watch TV, sitting around talking with their friends drinking coffee, some go for walks, some spend that time with reading, whatever you want to do is great but making a set time for exercise and sticking with it is absolutely vital to you becoming a long termer or just someone who comes and goes, never discovering the true value of being fit and active has on your life.

Monday, January 2nd

Most New Year resolutions never last past Valentines day, some last just days.

It takes a change in mindset, and choosing a path to create long lasting change for both your body and mind.

If you have hit rock bottom, that’s sometimes the best place to be because you are really ready to change, and immerse yourself into a healthy lifestyle.

You need a plan that challenges yourself and takes you to the next level continuously. Most people try to do it their own way, but lack direction after a couple of weeks on how to keep improving, despite endless information out there that only confuses people more.

You must know by now that doing a little treadmill and bike occasionally doesn’t create real change for your body, even worse signing a contract to a gym where nobody ever helps you, and hopes you never show up.

You need to accept there is a better way and that includes making training to get stronger the foundation of what you do. This will change your body shape above anything else.

Set realistic expectations, aim to be the best you can be, don’t worry what you were like when you are 18 or 21, being a great version of yourself at 50 is going to be an exciting challenge, and entirely within your capability, and there’s every chance you will look better than ever.

Eat real food, “powder” as meals is not only unsustainable and dangerous, it’s downright miserable and you know it. Be creative with your meals and don’t buy rubbish into your house into the first place.

Occasional treats are great but that’s no reason to bring multipack versions of anything into your home, constantly leading you into temptation. You WILL eat junk if it’s there.

Strive to get just a little bit better every week, choose healthy habits 80% of the time and a rewarding healthy lifestyle will stick if you keep giving it a chance.