I posted a piccie on my own Facebook profile t’other day.


Inspired by a slide in a presentation I’d been watching.


It contained quotes of various bits of feedback we’ve received over the years.


To these blogs.


With several hundred people reading them every day, we get all sorts of replies.


Mostly positive.


This contained a few of the ‘less positive’ ones.


“Tripe of the highest order is a personal favourite.”


“Stop sending me this $h1t” we’ve had quite a few times.



But one that we get a similar amount is some variation on people thinking we’re preaching to them / looking down on them / judging them / fat shaming.


So, we thought it might be a good idea, to clarify, for the record, what we think about you and your body.




I have no opinion on your body and what you may or may not chose to do exercise, lifestyle, eating, etc wise.


It’s none of my business.


It’s your life, you can do with it what you like.


And don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.


If someone is happy with their life, body, etc then that is cool.


Who are we to tell them they should be doing anything differently?


What we do is help people who aren’t happy with some aspect(s) of their lives and bodies.


Offer advice, direction and support on how they can change the things they want to change.


Doesn’t mean our lives are perfect.



We do our best, but we face the same challenges as everyone else and don’t always make the ‘perfect’ choices.


All it means is we’ve decided to work in a field (and have a lot of experience and success in it) where we help others with their stuff.


Tattoo artists don’t think that every single person should have the same tattoos as them.


They’re just there to help people who do want tattoos get the ones they want.


The guy in the Harley Davidson shop doesn’t think everyone should ride one.


He’s just there to advise those that do.


Again, it’s your life.


Your body.


You do with it what you see fit.


Don’t let anyone (FitPro, friends, colleagues, family members, etc) tell you what you ‘should’ be doing.


But, if you do want to some help making some changes, hit us up, it’s what we do 🙂





Much love,


Jon ‘More mental than judgemental’ Hall and Matt ‘Judge Dredd’ Nicholson

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.