We mention that we often get replies to these blogs.


Mostly positive.


But sometimes pointing out things people don’t like.


One thing were occasionally accused of us “being unprofessional”.


Apparently talking about certain things “isn’t very professional”.


Neither is the odd swear word, colloquium or typo.


Or people point out that talking about the difficulties we face, the hard times in ours and others lives………


Isn’t what they expect from people in our position.


Isn’t very professional.


In many ways I’d say we’re the most ‘professional’ small business in the region in this industry.


In that we regularly deliver what people pay us for – results.


If people join somewhere to lose weight, get fit, etc……..


And very few of them achieve that?


As happens with most of our ‘competition’.


Questions have to be asked about the ‘professionalism’ of that company.



And much of what we say that people don’t like is, ultimately, the hard truth.


And the challenges and difficulties we face are what everyone faces.


And if someone doesn’t want to hear that?


They are, essentially, asking to be lied to.


There are plenty of people out there that will happily blow smoke up your ass.


Tell you what you want to hear.


Who will take you money in exchange for ‘sessions’.


Or access to equipment.


And not be too bothered about the results you achieve.


If that’s what you want, that’s cool.


But, that’s not what we do.


It’s not how we roll.


What we do is get people results.


We change their lives and their bodies.


And we do it by doing what we know works (myrise.co.uk/briefing-meeting if you want to find out more about that).


Not what society deems to be how a ‘professional’ company should operate.



Much love,


Jon ‘Professor’ Hall and Matt ‘Proficient’ Nicholson


P.S. Podcast 2 (11 really) is up. It’s with Aimee Lines and we talk about anxiety, depression, getting your mojo back, being a young, single mother and much more. Click here to hear it on iTunes, here for other podcast software and here for on the website 🙂

Jon Hall
Jon Hall

When not helping people to transform their lives and bodies, Jon can usually be found either playing with his kids or taxi-ing them around. If you'd like to find out more about what we do at RISE then enter your details in the box to the right or bottom of this page or at myrise.co.uk - this is the same way every single one of the hundreds who've described this as "one of the best decisions I've ever made" took their first step.