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Are you Training or Exercising? The difference matters...

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Are you able to answer this question? If not, then like most people the chances are despite what you may believe you are doing the latter and not the former. Some people might argue that if they are going to the gym, or running every week they are clearly training, but even if you are going EVERY DAY that might not be the case. You see while training and exercise are both characterized by some form of physical activity, this is pretty much where the similarities between the them come to an end...


It's important to make the point that there isn't necessarily a right or wrong answer to whether you should be training or exercising - it all depends on your desired outcome. But before we get to that lets first establish the difference between training and exercise. To put it simply exercise is movement for movement's sake (again there isn't necessarily anything wrong with this), whereas training is characterised by some key features that give it a number of advantages over …

I am NOT Motivated to Train...

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No the title isn't a typo - I'm not somebody that is motivated to train, even though it's essential to my job as a fitness professional. But yet I still manage to do 5-6 training sessions every week pretty much 52 weeks of the year. How does that make sense you ask? It's simple - I'm not motivated... I'm disciplined and there's a MASSIVE difference.


I often hear people say that the problem they have when trying to kick start, or maintain a health and fitness regime is that they lack motivation, this is often the reason my clients first look into personal training. I'm very honest when it comes to what I can and can't do as a PT and one thing I categorically cannot do is motivate anyone enough to achieve their goals. At this point most people will be wondering what on earth the point of hiring a PT is if they can't motivate anyone, but hear me out. While I can offer encouragement and support ultimately I only spend a MAXIMUM of 3 hours per week w…