In Sundays blog I mentioned that I’ve known people to say they’re “too busy” to exercise and then comment online about the hundreds of hours of TV that they’ve watched.

I had a few replies along the lines of the subject to this blog.

“I feel seen”.

I’ve had variations of this countless times over the years.

Sometimes a bit stronger with “Was that aimed at me?”

Now no blog is ever ‘aimed’ at someone.

But many are inspired by actual events and most of them I’ve encountered many times over the years.

But, ultimately, if a blog triggers those kind of responses in us, then that’s an opportunity for reflection.

There’s probably something there.

Again, there’s no right or wrong.

People can chose to do whatever they wish with their time, money and life in general.

I would never dream of saying otherwise.

But knowing that, more often than we might tell ourselves, there is a choice there………

Is powerful.

And can often be the first step in use making a different combination of choices that can give us the best of both worlds.

Still all the other stuff that we enjoy………

But also a body, energy levels and mood that we’re happy with.

Those things not having to be mutually exclusive (and you’ll get them, with a literal money back guarantee, at

Much love,

Jon ‘on TikTok’ Hall


RISE in Macclesfield was established in 2012 and specialise in Group Personal Training weight loss programmes for those that don’t like the gym and find diets boring and restrictive!

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 - 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.