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Should we all train like athletes?

Athletes are often the pinnacle of physique and performance. When you want to get really good at something, people will tell you to “look at what the best people at that are doing”. More often than not, people who have achieved success tend to do a lot of things right. So, in context of the post, athletes tend to be the people who we look at for our physical goals. Want to be leaner? Faster? Stronger? Surely this is a good starting point: do what they do? You’d be right, and also very wrong, all at once. For me as a strength and...

Building Mindset and Creating Motivation for your fitness goals

Building the right mindset and taking control of your motivation are crucial steps to achieve your fitness goals. Long term, success comes down to not only having the right plan, but making sure you develop the right mindset to move forward. The route to your fitness goals will include slip ups, stumbles, and days where you really aren’t feeling it. THAT’S OK! Your plan won’t be perfect, your progress won’t be linear, and quite honestly, regardless of commitment, you can’t control everything. You need to be comfortable with periods where you feel less motivated, and work to build this back up (I’ll...

Setting goals for fat loss! Map your journey to guarantee success!

Setting the right goals can be crucial to your fat loss success. Can you think of anything more important on your fitness journey than knowing exactly what you want to achieve, and having a realistic plan to get there? This is the foundation of success for fitness and fat loss, and yet time and time again, people set off down a road that will at best take then “the long way”, and at worst, set them further away from their goals than ever! I'll level with you, this is a little longer than usual, simply because I wanted to cover a...

6 fat loss habits for a healthier, fitter and leaner you!

This post, 6 fat loss habits, could change your life. I honestly believe that. Because everything discussed here, in just a few minutes of reading, has changed people lives. We’ve seen it over and over again. All you need to do, is read on, and apply the concepts. How would you feel if you were able to get healthier, fitter, and leaner, by following 6 simple habits. Of course, it’s context dependent. Individuals will need different approaches. And long term, monitoring and adapting this will be crucial. But for improving health and fitness (for most people generally- this is not to diagnose or...

The RIGHT way to get back in the Gym!

It’s almost time to get back in the gym! Here’s what you need to know to make awesome progress over the coming months..   It’s almost time. After some hard months of home workouts, one-person garden parties on a Tuesday, and living in a mild form of chaos, we’re almost back at it! As the nation starts to return to higher levels of normality, there’s one thing that WE can’t wait for. Getting back in the gym! If you have a good gym, you know exactly what I mean. Regardless of how great your home workouts have been, they’re not the same. The...

Three HARD truths about successful home workout plans

Home workout plans can be awesome, and can 100% help you to get in great shape. They can even set you up for rapid gains when you’re back in the gym. Body composition can absolutely be making huge leaps forward, and for many, your joints won’t hate you for stepping away from heavy lifts for a couple of weeks to focus on balance, stability, and strength in those neglected areas in the gym. But here’s the thing. Home workout plans don’t mean the same thing to everyone, and can be a DISASTER for your progress if you get it wrong. Let’s...

Why we avoid having a “training type”

What's your training type? Bodybuilding? Crossfit? Powerlifting? Elite Performance? Health and Wellness? Here's why we don't sit in any specifc camp when it comes to fitness, and you probably shouldn't either (don't worry- this won't upset you, but might enlighten you)! Yesterday I had a short, but pretty interesting conversation. Here's how it went: "ah yeah, I've heard of you guys- so what type of gym is it?" Enter my spiel of "well, we work with a lot of different types of clients, but we approach things differently. We're focused on the individual getting results, whether that's with our group training, 1-1 or online coaching...

Get your priorities right!

Are your priorities right to achieve your fitness goals? I’ve made this mistake. If you’re completely honest, you probably have too. In fact, you could be making it right now. You see, getting not your priorities right in fitness is a huge reason people fail to reach their goal. Think about it for a second. How many times have you said “this is it, I will achieve (insert goal here)”. Every time you make this commitment, you see yourself succeed. Maybe in your minds eye you’re walking on the beach, lean, feeling awesome. Maybe you’re hitting that huge deadlift. Maybe you’re playing...

The Christmas Diet? Using “diet breaks” and “refeeds” over the festive period

Christmas is great, but the idea of a "Christmas Diet" doesn't really spring to mind. It’s a time to catch up with families and friends, relax, reboot, and reflect on the year. But, the January resolution is an issue. It’s the year-long equivalent of “I’ll start Monday”. It gives you an excuse to hold off on your diet, and by the time November comes around, most people are already thinking of waiting until the New Year. Why? It’s obvious- the idea of a diet over the Christmas period is dreadful. It almost feels like you’re missing out on Christmas, and for those...

The BIG PROBLEM with most gym memberships!

This article isn’t a shock to you. We know that our current “gym memberships” are failing miserably to help people to get healthy. Here’s why, but more importantly, here's your solution.  (Note: If you're just looking for a reason to start your journey with us, and want to take that first step, click here) Before I dive into the things you can do today to make your gym membership useful, let me take you back to the days when I used to work out in local gyms. These are the days before I’d spent over a decade studying how to really make progress....

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