Monthly Archives: <span>May 2016</span>

I don’t have time for the Backup Parachute!

“There’s Probably NO TIME!” The response people initially had, when I was moving away from the last (huge) chapter of my life, working with my old contractual company was pretty bleak ; “why go completely solo when you could be safer with a little work?” Do a little work on the side, but don’t take the Read more »

I need help, I’m Lost, I’m seriously Fed Up.

That’s the newest problem in the Industry. And that line resonated with me this week, it is exactly how I felt several years ago in the kitchen. “Overload me with information – And I’ll have no choice but to believe you.” Every day we are surrounded by so many voices, bombarding us with information, ideas, Read more »

Do you facilitate change?

The subtle art of what we say and how we say it Can have huge repercussions on how the people around us respond. Clients are especially vulnerable to the way we speak to them, treat them or behave around them, which is why I’m so happy to be seeing more work by the likes of Read more »

Save the Meat up for another time.

Sorry; That was a very bad pun. I’m really keen on vegetarian nutrition, I have spent a reasonable amount of time in largely vegetarian communities and I got paired with a vegan house-mate when I went to university, so my exposure, if you want to call it that, with vegetarians was very positive from the start. Read more »

I wanna be 7% bodyfat….

When you reached up into the air and plucked out “7%” Did you think that was actually enough? That was a target? Well, It isn’t. Just like when I ask someone “so what’s your goal” in the gym and I get “250 squat” …well that’s a pretty weak goal – have you considered how you Read more »

Never trust a fat Pt? – I say Bullshit. (and not because I have a little timber myself..)

Maggie De Block – Belgium’s 20-stone minister of health has been catching a lot of flak lately.How can someone so clearly failing at caring for her own health, possibly be able to help anyone else with theirs? This is the same issue a lot of personal trainers suffer and why so many of them are selling themselves on their Read more »


I live my life in a few ways, partly due to my huge man-crush on the fictional character, Mr Atticus Finch… Mr Finch, possesses unworldly powers of empathy, a quality which will take you very, very far indeed with your clients. But with all the empathy in the world, you’ll have a problem if you Read more »


“Life isn’t worth living if you don’t have at least one all consuming interest” I’ve got a bit of a somber one for you today, but since I discovered Instagram recently (here), I’ve been pondering on this topic for some time… I really dislike some of these fitspiration memes, maybe it is because I totally over-think everything, Read more »

A case of the ‘Sposdas

Because ‘everyone else does it’ I don’t know if I’m the only one who remembers that episode… This week, I’ve been slowly ramping up my online coaching,adding a new client each week for the next 5 weeks and, everyone who gets in touch, regardless of us working together, I have a good 20-30 min chat Read more »

Shit I got wrong in the past.

It’s a son of a bitch, reflection. Look back and realise “Wow, that was pretty dumb” Over on Facebook I’ve been calling out… myself. You see, over time, our opinions change, our outlook changes and our beliefs change. That is FINE. Inflexibility is not fine. Clinging to one idea, one thought, one process Is FINE UNLESS Read more »