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.

Friday, 3rd March

As we are about to go into our next stage of development at the gym, its timely i share with you this story i hardly ever share, for those of you doubting yourselves, doubting whether you can get a promotion, get fit and healthy, be happy, be positive or whatever it may be.

To say this is a long journey would be an understatement, but at more or less the very beginning, i was frustrated that i couldn’t get my fitness journey off the ground and went to see a career’s officer in Coleshill terrace in llanelli.

In this grand office, i went through one of the harshest interviews of my life. I was currently earning £42 (my best week) a week at this stage of my life out of fitness, and the officer tore me to shreds, not only doubted me about having a career but any potential career. Fitness was a “fad” he said that would never last.

“Get a proper job”, “nice effort” he said but promptly gave me a list of job applications such as a “Sludge” company and other jobs that instantly crushed my soul.

To say i was despondent would be an understatement, not only my prospects but to a minus level if possible, of encouragement.

Fast forward to now many years later and you can see its important to take your first step in the right direction, ignore those who try to crush you (and there will be many), and keep on pushing away in small steps but KEEP GOING FORWARD and you will eventually develop momentum.

Once strong momentum happens (and it will if you keep on doing your best), it’s then you and your hopes and dreams will become UNSTOPPABLE. Start today, ignore those who try to destroy your hopes and find a way to keep knocking through doors. Most of the world wants to help you, it’s just they aren’t so vocal as those who want to stop you in the beginning.

Monday, 29th June

Seeing it through and keeping our philosophy intact should always be seen as one of our strengths.

Seeing it through means we are developing stronger minds, not wilting under pressure to take the easy way out or quit, we become stronger every time we beat that feeling to take the easy way out.

We do have a remarkable amount of individuals who are changing quickly. The foundation of how they do it is very strong too.

Eating real food is sustainable, and getting educated how to eat properly and why we do it is vital. This means your results are always going to last, and you will develop an ever-increasing amount of energy.

Your training is sustainable too. You are encouraged to get stronger, to recover quicker in between each exercise, you are encouraged to become a better runner, cyclist, weight trainer, and become an “athlete” in all true meanings of the word.

You shouldn’t accept the fact that you may have bad balance, through our training you have every opportunity to get much better balance, to strengthen your core and become ready for anything that life has to throw at you.

Real fitness doesn’t mean relying on machines.

Real fitness means learning much more natural movements, getting your body to move in the way it was supposed to, become much more flexible and really sharpening up your reaction times.

Keep training the right way, don’t fall for yet another faddy diet, and really see this through because you know if you give it enough time, it’s going to work big time for you!!!

Thursday, 30th April

Putting the hard in is not always glamorous, it’s frequently tough, difficult, character testing, sometimes you don’t really want to do it, and most people find excuses not to do it. These are the facts.

The few that do though are the ones who deserve the success. If it was easy, then everyone would be in great shape without sacrificing a thing. Unfortunately, it never works out like that!

The harder you work and the more you show up, the better results you will have.

The harder the work, the more you will want to eat healthier, and you won’t want to blow all that hard work.

The harder you work, the more you find out about your character. How deep you can dig when you really need it.

The harder you work, the more you can apply it to other areas of your life. Your work ethic will naturally rise to brand new levels. You work hard in your training, and your new found focus and determination spreads to all areas of your life.

I recognise the people who work the hardest now straight away, because they are the individuals who have changed the most in all ways. When you work hard, all your expectations in everything rise automatically.

Be prepared to put the work in, and look forward to seeing and enjoying the great results that it’s guaranteed to bring.

Sunday, 23rd March

A lot of the workouts I design are so productive because everyone CAN DO THEM.

I never ask anyone to do an exercise or a programme I do not think they can do.

Everyone knows now that in our gym, the females and the males train through the same movements and they train hard, there is absolutely NO “you are a woman so you had better use the treadmill and bike only, and the rower now and again, and maybe a couple of light weights if you are lucky!”.

THIS IS THE ULTIMATE INSULT and shows a complete lack of knowledge by whoever is telling you that! Tucked away in the corner is not an option for anyone who trains with us.

In every area of life now, women are doing things few thought they could handle a generation ago due to blinkered insulting thinking by the establishment. Everyone knows we train hard with weighs and against resistance and we are proud to do the best for our members.

When you go to work, your job description now applies to everyone, a generation ago that used to apply to only men.

As a woman in today’s society, you have much more responsibilities now than a generation ago. Juggling life, work and family now is harder than a generation ago when you wouldn’t have had so many pressures going back then during every single day.

So WHY should you be in an exercise programme that assumes you are not so mentally strong and less capable than the average man in the gym environment?!!! We are not back in the 1950’s!!!

Most of our girls are better than the men, anyone can see that?!!!

Whatever limitations you think you had, they are about to go out the window. Women are not “supposed to do ONLY this and that”, that statement is rubbish and has no scientific or practical foundation.

We treat everyone equally no matter what and put no limits on the results you can get, so start looking to get a lot more out of your programme from the exercises that REALLY work and start working to your potential!