He said he’d prove me wrong. He didn’t. | RISE Macclesfield | Group Personal Training gym weight loss programmes

When you join a conventional gym, you’re just renting access to some exercise equipment in a large room. Going, using it, knowing what to do and getting any results from it is entirely down to you. When someone gets involved in our programmes (the ‘Great in 8 Programme’ designed to get them off to a…

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You’ll struggle to answer this question [To start with]

Every quarter I go to a ‘meet up’ as part of the coaching programme that I’m part of (you know the score, beware the coach that doesn’t have a coach). The last one was at Man City’s stadium. In a month. I’m walking up Pen y Fan in Wales with them (supposedly in Special Forces…

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The surest way to never be happy | RISE Macclesfield | Group Personal Training gym weight loss programmes

You want a sure fire way to make sure you’re not happy? I know you won’t. But there’s a chance you are, or have been, doing this. It’s a single phrase you can use. “I’ll be happy when…….” You know; “I’ll be happy when…………. I’ve finished this project / course / qualification…… I’ve got XYZ…

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Diet coke and pizza please? | RISE Macclesfield | Group Personal Training gym weight loss programmes

Dateline: Summer 2007 Young Jon is the General Manager of Fitness First Sheffield Millhouses. Having topped the charts with ‘Grace Kelly’ that January, singer Mika releases the song Big Girl (You Are Beautiful). Described at the time as “an update of Queen’s ‘Fat Bottomed Girls’” and “an ode to the delights of the larger lady”,…

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Having big muscles doesn’t mean you never quit | RISE Macclesfield | Group Personal Training gym weight loss programmes

I did a post the other week where I discussed memes about quitting. You know the type – puking, crying and bleeding is ok, quitting isn’t. “Winners never quit, quitters never win” The following day I saw two Facebook friends share the exact meme I’d used for the blog image. I’m not sure if they’d…

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How will you know? | RISE Macclesfield | Group Personal Training gym weight loss programmes

As you may know, every week we ask our members to set a RISE Plan for the coming week. A specific intention of what we will do that week that takes into account what we have on. Something that is worthwhile…….. But definitely doable. After all, the knowingly sub-optimal plan that we do will always…

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“I’ve got to be 100% committed first” | RISE Macclesfield | Group Personal Training gym weight loss programmes

I’ve mentioned countless times that the subject of these blogs, the videos and, really, much of the content we put out there is inspired by conversations with people. I know that if a few people are bringing up the same question, problem, challenge or concern, they’ll be many others in the same position. The other…

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How to gain motivation | RISE Macclesfield | Group Personal Training gym weight loss programmes

I talked yesterday about gaining confidence. Looked at the route and origin of the word, didn’t I just? I’m going to do the same again today. With the thing that people tell me they struggle with the most. Motivation. The first bit is pretty obvious. Motive. Our reasons for doing something. We know these. We…

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How to gain confidence | RISE Macclesfield | Group Personal Training gym weight loss programmes

I’ve mentioned my middle son has just done his SATs. The other day he was parroting what he’d heard from a classmate over tea. “I’ll never use all this Grammar in real life” he said. I explained that he was talking nonsense. And that the more clearly we can communicate with others and the more…

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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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