Did you have an epiphany? [I was in too much of a rush] | RISE Macclesfield | Group Personal Training gym weight loss programmes

A few weeks ago I was about to head into RISE to take the evening Sessions. I was leaving with little time to spare when, all of a sudden I couldn’t get the back door open (the car is in a car port at the back of the house). The door seemed to be locked…

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Did you have an epiphany? [I was in too much of a rush] | RISE Macclesfield | Group Personal Training gym weight loss programmes

A few weeks ago I was about to head into RISE to take the evening Sessions. I was leaving with little time to spare when, all of a sudden I couldn’t get the back door open (the car is in a car port at the back of the house). The door seemed to be locked…

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“Are you calling me a liar?” [Nope] | RISE Macclesfield | Group Personal Training gym weight loss programmes

I’m sure we’ve all seen this on a TV programme or film. Or, maybe, experienced it in real life. One character accuses another of lying. The accused responds with “Are you calling me a liar?” They’re not, of course. Just of lying. That someone has lied doesn’t automatically make them a “liar”. Doing something once…

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How to deal with FOMO? [You, kinda, can’t] | RISE Macclesfield | Group Personal Training gym weight loss programmes

Put your hand up if you ever get FOMO? Fear Of Missing Out. You can put your hand down now. It’s something people talk to us about. And how it is, at least, part of their reason for not getting the results they want. They stayed out till 3am and had five more drinks and…

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There’s no such thing as a wrong answer [Asking better questions] | RISE Macclesfield | Group Personal Training gym weight loss programmes

If I had to hazard a guess, I would say that today is the day that the thoughts of a fairly high proportion of the population turn to their health and fitness. Christmas and New Year festivities are completely over. We’ve got this slightly awkward Bank Holiday where many won’t have all that much to…

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New Year [Old You?] | RISE Macclesfield | Group Personal Training gym weight loss programmes

So, we’re into 2022. Happy New Year 🙂 Hopefully an all round more enjoyable year than 2020 and 2021. I’ll be honest, I wrote this bad boy back in 2021. Who knows what might have happened since then. You may or may not know that we used to run a monthly find out more meeting…

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“Run me through how that actually works?” [Damaged metabolism, etc] | RISE Macclesfield | Group Personal Training gym weight loss programmes

Has anyone ever told you not to do something because “it’ll damage your metabolism”? Skipping breakfast maybe? Or that the reason that they, or you, “can’t lose weight” is a “damaged metabolism”? Or maybe that something will “speed up your metabolism”? A specific workout, a certain way of eating, a supplement they are trying to…

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Where we you 22 years ago? [Millennium bug]

What were you doing 22 years ago? I’m aware some of you won’t have been born, of course. For those that were, it was Millennium Eve. Right now (11am) on December 31st 1999, I was in my student house in Nottingham. Getting ready to party like it’s 19 …… hold up it is! I remember…

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“What’s this money back guarantee?” [It’s always been there] | RISE Macclesfield | Group Personal Training gym weight loss programmes

You may or may not know that we have a money back guarantee. Always have. The first version of what went on to become RISE was called Guaranteed Fitness. We’ve promoted the guarantee more and less at various times, but it’s always been there. People sometimes ask if we guarantee a specific result. Such as…

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“Fake it till you make it”? [Who else doesn’t really like this?]

I’m sure you’ve probably heard this phrase before? Maybe seen it on some memes? “Fake it till you make it” I get it. But to me, it’s just not quite the right words. The idea of “faking” it doesn’t quite sit right. It sounds and feels like just being someone you’re not. Has suggestions of…

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