What’s the opposite of “stressed”? [Not what you think] | RISE Macclesfield | Group Personal Training gym weight loss programmes

I asked this very question in our members only Facebook group the other day. “What’s the opposite of stressed?” And got the answers you’d expect. “Relaxed” (or similar). If you look in a thesaurus (no need, I’ve done it. Well, I’ve Googled it which is what we mean nowadays when we say we’ve looked in…

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Do you really know what you NEED to do? | RISE Macclesfield | Group Personal Training gym weight loss programmes

I mentioned yesterday that we know what to do. That that’s a given. How it’s the actually doing it that we struggle with. I did say I’d question that a little bit today though. Because often when we describe what we “need to do”……… What we actually mean is…….. What we “could do”. It’s a…

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I know how to run faster than Usain Bolt [That’s the easy bit] | RISE Macclesfield | Group Personal Training gym weight loss programmes

Have you ever said to yourself “I know what I need to do, I just need to do it”? I’m sure we all have. And we do. We know what to do. It would be quite an insult to your intelligence to suggest you don’t know how to eat better and / or exercise more…

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I get it, but it still makes me sad | RISE Macclesfield | Group Personal Training gym weight loss programmes

If you haven’t done the maths before, it’s pretty easy to work out that conventional gym memberships are based on non-usage. Local Globo-Gym has 3,500 members. If they all went 3 times a week, that’s 10,500 members visits. Most gyms open for about 100 hours per week. Meaning they’d need to be able to take…

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The second reason you struggle with consistency | RISE Macclesfield | Group Personal Training gym weight loss programmes

I talked yesterday about one probable reason why we might struggle to be “consistent”. We don’t have an actual plan to be consistent to. There’s another reason that’s pretty likely too. The thing that you’re struggling with………. You just don’t want to do it. And that’s fine. No point pretending otherwise, if that’s the case.…

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The second reason you struggle with consistency | RISE Macclesfield | Group Personal Training gym weight loss programmes

I talked yesterday about one probable reason why we might struggle to be “consistent”. We don’t have an actual plan to be consistent to. There’s another reason that’s pretty likely too. The thing that you’re struggling with………. You just don’t want to do it. And that’s fine. No point pretending otherwise, if that’s the case.…

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The two things you’ll struggle to be consistent to | RISE Macclesfield | Group Personal Training gym weight loss programmes

Have you ever felt you’ve struggled with consistency? “I just need to be more consistent” you might say. I think we probably all have at various points. I’ve got a couple of things for you to consider that will probably, at least, underpin those struggles. I’m going to split it across today’s and tomorrow’s blogs.…

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“Systemize the predictable so you can humanize the exceptional” | RISE Macclesfield | Group Personal Training gym weight loss programmes

Over the years, I’ve systemised and / or automated some of the stuff I used to do for the business manually. Saved countless hours. It used to take a good 30 or 40 minutes for each of these blogs to be formatted, put on the website, tweaked for and scheduled to the different lists on…

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“I’m no good at this” he cried | RISE Macclesfield | Group Personal Training gym weight loss programmes

Those of you that have had young kids in the last twenty years may well recognise that quote. “I’m no good at this” he cried. It’s from Zog. The Julia Donaldson book about the Zog the dragon. In the first half of the book, he spends each school year in turn learning a new skill.…

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“I’m not very good at remembering names” [Want to know why?] | RISE Macclesfield | Group Personal Training gym weight loss programmes

People often comment that I’m good at remembering names. I don’t know if I’d say that’s naturally the case. I never used to be. Until I went on a course (or seminar or similar, I forget) about 20 years ago. I’m pretty sure it was when I was a PT at Fitness First Sheffield, which…

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