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Excuses

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Trust me I've heard them all at this point - "it's not the right time of year",  "I'm too busy at the moment" etc. etc. The truth is that there will never ever be a perfect time to start getting in shape, if there was then people would probably never put on weight in the first place. Because all of those reasons people give for not making positive changes to their eating and exercise habits are all barriers that THEY put in the way, in order to justify their inaction.


For those that aren't aware I operate a mobile Personal Training service. That means that unless my clients have a space indoors where we can train, we do our sessions outdoors usually in a local park. Yes even in winter... come rain, wind and bitterly cold conditions we still train - no excuses. Now some people might be reading this thinking that my clients must be mad, but they are more than likely the people that use the same excuses every year about why they haven't made more o…

Exercise Is Your Super Power

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As a Personal Trainer there's one comment that I receive from nearly 100% of my clients after our first session together - "I just FEEL so much better". Now I'm not suggesting that my clients are instantly able to run a marathon as a result of a single training session, BUT it is possible to feel more invigorated, focused and motivated in all other aspects of life. THAT is the power of exercise, allow me to explain how...



Ever heard of endorphins before? These are the chemicals that are released by our bodies when we exercise triggering positive feelings and reducing our perception of pain - both emotional and physical - similar to the effects of morphine. Some people even go as far as describing the feeling after a workout as "runners high" due to the feeling of euphoria that they experience. But it doesn't stop there because these feelings often carry over and manifest themselves in an overall more positive and enthusiastic approach to life - ALL as a …