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You’re Not Moving Enough

I like reading books about history. It gives some insights into how things were in the past. In “Progression”, Sebastian Marshall makes an interesting point about music in the past. If you think about how magical it must of been to people before radio, TV and Internet. When you had to find a talented musician in…

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Essential Tools For Trainers

One of the things I struggled with at the start as a trainer was tracking my clients results. I was using handouts for workouts, handouts for body composition measurements but I found that these would get lost over time. I also found it hard if an old client came back after a few months away.…

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A Beginners Guide To Mindful Movement

Mindfulness is getting a lot of attention recently and for good reason, It works. The issue with mindfulness becoming more mainstream is when what mindfulness actually means can get lost in all the marketing and hype. Mindful movement has been practiced in martial arts and yoga for 100s of years but for the regular gym…

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Discipline Equals Freedom

“Our freedom to operate and maneuver had increased substantially through disciplined procedures. Discipline equals freedom.” ― Jocko Willink The more restrictions I create in my life, getting up early, not snoozing, training, eating nutritious food, getting enough sleep, the more freedom they create. All of these things aren’t always enjoyable. They are things that I…

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Human Touch: Are You Getting Your Dose?

Outside of intimate relationships, human touch is hard to find. We don’t touch in the English speaking west and when we do it’s rare. Over the past few months I’ve been partaking in more activities that involve close contact with people. Salsa and Acro Yoga have been the two activities I have started practicing more…

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Why You Need to Start Using An Accountabilibuddy

Picture this, you set your alarm for 5:00am with the plan of getting to the gym at 6. It’s a new start, a new you and you’re going to crush it. You’ve followed all the advice. Prepped your gym clothes and laid them out so there’s no confusion when you wake. Fast forward to the…

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Focus On The Big Rocks First

Fitness is both simple and complex. It’s a rabbit hole. You can dig as deep as time allows. This is interesting if your career is in the industry. As a PN coach we are told that it’s important to understand the theory, like a mechanic must understand how an engine works but the driver only needs…

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The Key to Building Multiple Skills: Cycling

Learning new skills and building  new habits is a lot like juggling. The more balls in the air at once the harder it is to succeed. You want to build a new habit, right? Focus on one change and nail it for two weeks. Once you hit it consistently for two weeks, add another habit.…

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How Does A 10% Increase in Happiness Sound?

Would you like to be 10% happier? It’s not something that’s often offered is it? Usually we hear more concrete promises like, “Change your life!”, “Find true happiness!”. These are all eye catching but never deliver do they? We are sold these statements with the hope that we’ll buy the book or product that promises…

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You Are Who You Surround Yourself With

The Jim Rohn quote “You are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with” has been something I’ve become more aware of over the past few years. And I feel it runs true. The more time I spend with high energy, positive people, the more energy and motivation I tend to…

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