How Much is Too Much?

In an excellent article, my good friend Zack (actually his real name), (not that there’s anything strange about the name Zack, it’s just I normally have to change people’s names to preserve their anonymity), asked the question, “Are you healthy or addicted”? He proposes that some people fall into the too much mentality and I’d…

The Importance of Habits

One of the main reasons that our clients achieve such spectacular results, is that instead of focussing on changing this or removing that, we coach them on how to develop habits that ultimately lead towards their goals. To fully understand the importance of this, consider the following: Jane is a 46 year old mother of…

Are Your Results Actually Any Good?

Most people are comfortable answering this question, but the unfortunate truth is that very few people have enough information available to answer it correctly. One of the main reasons for the above issue is that most clients or commercial gym users don’t actually know what good results areor what good health feels like. Far too…

What’s with all the excuses and why it’s more important to focus on the long term

With the media bombarding us with images of radical transformations, stories about celebrity makeovers and countless fat loss success tales, clients are moving further and further away from a realistic perception of their work-results ratio. In an excellent post here, Kassem Hanson talks about what clients should expect when hiring a personal trainer. Whilst I…

The Truth About Cardio

Over the last 5 years or so, there’s been a definite movement away from traditional cardio in the personal training community. As a result, like almost everything health and fitness related, there’s divided opinion on whether it’s any good or just elevates your cortisol levels, causes Alzheimer’s and then kills you. So what’s the truth?…