Vine keepers know the score

Vine keepers know the score

When a vine keeper is looking after a plant s/he regularly removes sections of the vine before it has had a chance to grow.   Perfectly fine fruit isn’t even given the chance to be develop.   The vine keeper knows that, if left to grow, the newer fruit will draw resources away from the…

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Like an Egyptian that's fallen out of his boat

Like an Egyptian that’s fallen out of his boat

Quick reminder that it’s the ‘find-out-more’ orientation meeting for the February ‘FREE 20lbs in 8 weeks challenge’.  The January group are ALL online to lose the 20lbs and get the challenge free. Check it out at (or send a friend to) myrise.co.uk/briefing-meeting   #########################   One of the most common things we help people do…

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They don't know enough to know they don't know enough

They don’t know enough to know they don’t know enough

We’ve all been there. A well meaning, but misinformed, friend, partner or colleague telling you “it’s a simple matter of energy in vs. energy out”. That you just need to eat less or do more and you’ll lose weight. Or they’ll tell you dietary fat is bad for you. Eggs particularly. Elevates your cholesterol you…

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It's so the kids can self-harm

It’s so the kids can self-harm

Had a few conversations with some ninjas recently who we’re struggling with making the right food choices.   When we explored a bit a bit further, it became clear in each case that they had the healthy food in, but we’re tempted when it came to ‘choice o’clock’ by the unhealthy food they also had…

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Make it obvious you're looking in the mirror

Make it obvious you’re looking in the mirror

Got another nice little idea from Monty, one of our ninjas, the other day. He works in staff development so often lets us know of ideas, approaches and techniques he’s come across that he thinks we might find useful. Do you remember when you were learning to drive? The instructor taught you both how to…

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Going out for a drink?

Going out for a drink?

We’ve mentioned before that ‘the words we use drive our thoughts which drives our actions’. You know – saying “I’m on a diet” will lead to different thoughts and, therefore, different actions, than “I eat heathly”. Saying “I try to go for a workout” creates different thoughts and behaviours than “I workout regularly as it’s…

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Will we change what we do?

Will we change what we do?

Over the years various other new ‘fitness options’ have opened up near us.   Each time we’ll hear about it from some of our ninjas.   And they’ll ask us if we’re concerned.   Or if we’re going to change anything about what we do, now there’s ‘more competition’.   The answer to both is…

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Make it obvious you’re looking in the mirror

Got another nice little idea from Monty, one of our ninjas, the other day.   He works in staff development so often lets us know of ideas, approaches and techniques he’s come across that he thinks we might find useful.   Do you remember when you were learning to drive?   The instructor taught you…

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Best of 2014 Macclesfield Personal Trainer weight loss gym

Best of 2014

So, as promised, here is 2014’s most read blogs. Each with between 1 and 2 thousand reads. Which is shamazeballs!!!!! 🙂 10. How much should I eat? 9. No spare money? 8. Wine O’Clock and the 6 hats 7. Too much is bad for you 6. I’ve never felt worse 5. Are you a lazy bastard? 4. 1 hour body transformation 3. They…

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Where's the background music?

Where’s the background music?

As I mentioned the other day I got my boys back on Monday.   They’ve recently got into Harry Potter.   They even got little Potter outfits for Christmas.   They were watching one of the films yesterday.   Something to do with a prince.   And my eldest says to the youngest “Something important’s…

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