Words to eliminate from your vocabulary

This is me and my two sons, Oli and Jamie.   Oli is 4 and a half and is at school now. Since he’s started to speak, I have been conducting something of an experiment on him. There are certain words that I won’t allow him to say. When he does say them, I either…

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My number one weight loss tip

I get this a lot….”Matt what is the best way to get rid of this belly…get a smaller bum…get rid of my bingo wings” etc. There are some technical reasons behind some of these but I don’t want to get into the nitty gritty today. I remember having a conversation with one a new client…

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Call it what it is

For those of you that have seen our video on food marketing, you’ll know how crafty a lot of food manufacturers are in making you believe what they are selling you is good for you. This is one of the reasons so many people who come to our Group Personal Training clubs in Macclesfield are…

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30 Things you may not know about Matt

30 Things you may not know about Matt 1: My middle name in Francis after my late Grandfather 2: I used to be an online gaming geek. When I was about 12-15 I used to play internet based games for up to 8 hours a day and about 16 hours at a weekend. I Know!!!…

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How to make Weight Watchers work for you

Last night (Monday 28th January 2013) Channel 4 aired a Dispatches programme about Weight Watchers. In the 12 or so hours since, we have been inundated with questions about Weight Watchers, our opinions on it and so on. Firstly, I haven’t seen the programme. I got rid of my TV a few years ago (and…

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28 Things you may not know about Jon Hall from RISE | Macclesfield Personal Trainer and coach

2021 Update: Alex is now my wife of 6 years and we also have Charlie, nearly 5. I’ve been to another Commonwealth Games (2014) and will probably go to Birmingham next year. My parents have since retired. I stopped wrestling in 2014 and did a one off in 2017. Other than that it’s still pretty…

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Why can’t I eat potatoes?

At our RISE s (Arena of Real Change) in Macclesfield, one of the things we do in every Group Personal Training session is to ask the members if they have any questions.

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Mediocrity is the highest form of selfishness

  On one of the walls in my bedroom is a series of 18 small canvas prints with quotes / sayings on that fit in with the way I am choosing to live my life. They summarize my values and remind me of the way I want to think. One of these quotes is from…

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Average diet of someone looking to lose weight

Having worked in the Fitness Industry for over a decade I have long ago lost count of the amount of times I have looked at the food intake of people who are wanting to lose weight. It might be in an in-depth analysis with a 1:1 client. During a Bio Sig Assessment for one of…

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Enabling – why you’re letting people drag you down

Anyone who has ever had to deal with a person with an addiction will be aware of the term ‘enabling’.

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