Beware imitators

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Getting Started

Chinese philosopher Lao-tzu stated (over 2,500 years ago) that “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”. This is as true now as it was then. What holds most people back from working towards achieving any goal is the seeming enormity of it. People feel over-faced by the size of the challenge…

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The Basics

This article is about making sure that you are doing the basics in achieving your goal. It is human nature to get bogged down in the finer points of something, often at the expense of the main body of it. We regularly get people asking us about anti-oxidants, fat-protein ratios, supplements, etc. When we look…

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Paradigm shifts – how to shift your thinking to actually lose weight

Is this a duck or a rabbit?

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Do we need supplements?

  At RISE Group and 1:1 Personal Training in Macclesfield we occasionally get asked why we recommend supplements. The usual comment is “if we eat a balanced diet we can get everything we need from food”.   We used to think this way too. It’s a nice idea. It was probably true 100 years ago. However the food we eat now…

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I should be able to ….

Inspired by a recent conversation with a 1:1 Personal Training client (you know who you are 😉 ) this post is about the faulty thought process that “I should be able to do X, if I do Y”. Over the years with the hundreds of clients we have helped to lose weight, tone up and get fit…

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Who should you listen to?

Who should you listen to?   One thing expressed to us by nearly every new client that comes starts with our 1:1 and Group Personal Training services is the level of confusion they feel at all the seemingly conflicting advice and information there is in the public domain. When advising on nutrition to lose weight,…

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Animal Health vs. Human Health

This article is inspired by a recent conversation with Ian, a long term 1:1 Personal Training client at the RISE Studio in Buxton, Derbyshire. Ian is a cow nutritionist. A very good one too by all accounts. He was nominated for Farm Advisor of the Year last year at the Farmer’s Weekly Annual Awards ceremony,…

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Red Meat Bad for you? Assessment of a study.

Hi guys,   Over the last few days we have had a lot of our clients at the RISE Group and 1:1 Personal Training Studio in Buxton, Derbyshire ask us about the study released this week that supposedly showed the eating red meat is bad for you. The study, by Walter Willett colleagues at  Harvard…

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Cake or slim?

Over the years we have had variations on the following conversations with dozens of 1:1 and Group Personal Training clients:   I want to exercise so that I can eat what I want I don’t see why I can’t eat cake / chocolate / bread / pasta if I exercise regularly My friend eats this…

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