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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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Protein: How Much Do You Really Need?

Protein is used by your body in numerous ways; immune function, to repaired muscular damage, teeth, hair, bone and skin. One of the most common issues when I do nutritional consultations with clients is too little protein. As a result the individual misses out on all of the benefits of this awesome macro nutrient. Today’s…

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7 Sitting Variations To Improve Mobility

It used to hurt to sit on the ground. In 2013 I travelled to India and spent a month in Mysore doing a Hatha teacher training course. From day one we spent most of the 8 hours each day sitting on the ground. I looked at my peers as they seamlessly sat and took notes…

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Program Design Basics

Today’s article is written for a new trainer or someone who wants to gain a greater understanding about what a good program should contain. One of my friends has just started in the industry so after outlining the basics with her it gave me some ideas about what parts of programming cause confusion. The main expertise in…

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Good is Good Enough

This is a term we us in GMB and it’s pretty liberating. Growing up I was a perfectionist and a lot of the things I did were severely stunted as a result of not being able to finish them. Instead of getting it finished even when I wasn’t entirely happy, I’d procrastinate, get frustrated and either…

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Isolation Exercise V Compound Exercise: Which is Best?

When I first started training as part of my 1st year sport science assignment we were asked to design a 8 week training program for ourselves. Being an 18 year guy I wrote a program that had lots of chest and arm exercises. When I returned home that summer I remember my brother laughing at…

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