Real people, real life

I received this email in response to one I sent out to my mailing list (sign up here) regarding the link between exercise/healthy lifestyle and mental health. It really touched me, and after checking with the sender I wanted to share it with you all: Hello Jay. Thank you for the awesome email. I really … Continue reading Real people, real life

Love/Hate: Musings on Body Confidence

I read an article this week which a friend had shared on facebook about a 'fat-acceptance activist' who died at age 34 of a heart attack. It turned out the story was satire (read it here), but still it got me thinking. Before I get into my thoughts I want to make it totally clear that … Continue reading Love/Hate: Musings on Body Confidence

Why Women Shouldn’t Lift Weights

As it's International Women's Day, I thought I'd share my thoughts on the controversial topic of women and weights. Here are my top 6 reasons why women shouldn't lift weights (please read all the way to the end, this is important information): 1. Lifting weights makes women too muscular Come on, this is an obvious … Continue reading Why Women Shouldn’t Lift Weights

Core blimey…

When people ask me what exercises they should do to tone up their tummy I think they normally expect me to give them a list of things like crunches, sit ups, leg raises, planks, etc, so when I say 'heavy compound lifts, drink more water, and stop eating so much shit and drinking alcohol' im … Continue reading Core blimey…

531-of-a-kind

I've tried this training model before, but I tweaked it (because obviously I knew better) and I got reasonably good results. However, this time round I re-read the articles I used last time and decided that now I was more grown up and had considerably (marginally) less of an ego that I would actually follow … Continue reading 531-of-a-kind

Why do we train?

There are so many reasons people train: sports performance, aesthetic goals and confidence, mobility, health reasons such as diabetes...and the list goes on. I think I've probably put myself in most of these categories at one time or another, but I've never felt truly 'at home'. Seeing as it's very important to me to have … Continue reading Why do we train?

7 Ways To Boost Your Energy

I'm often approached by clients who struggle with fatigue, especially at the typical times of mid-morning, mid-afternoon, and after dinner. Everybody is different and therefore the causes of this fatigue will vary from person to person, but here are a few ideas of things you could try if you would like to boost your energy: … Continue reading 7 Ways To Boost Your Energy

The Fittest Man in History

So the other night we sat down to watch Froning: The Fittest Man in History, and I have to say it was really bloody good! It was a fantastic insight into the work ethic and dedication of a man who has committed himself to being the best in his chosen field, into the mindset and attitude … Continue reading The Fittest Man in History