Realism is for chumps – Buxton and Macclesfield Personal Trainer weight loss advice

Realism is for chumps  – Macclesfield Personal Trainer weight loss advice


When we’re kids we’re told that we can be anything that we want to be – astronaut, the Prime Minister, an Olympic athlete, etc.

As we age this gets replaced more and more with advice about being ‘realistic’.

We need to settle for average apparently.

Average bodies.

Average happiness.

Average partners.

Average jobs.

Average income.


It’s realistic, you see.

Just over 10 years ago when I first started telling people I was training to become a professional wrestler, many told me to ‘be realistic’.

When Matt and I set up The Academy (Macclesfield Group Personal Training weight loss gym) we were warned to be more realistic.

If Richard Arnold (our ‘poster boy’ at The Academy (Macclesfield Group Personal Training weight loss gym) Buxton) has told you in January (when he was over 18 stone) that he wanted to look like Brad Pitt in Fight Club by the summer, I’m sure most people would have told him to be realistic. Check him out now though:

Richard Arnold - Macclesfield Personal Trainer weight loss advice


Well, screw realism.

‘Realism’ is what people who aren’t ‘doing it’ talk about.

I only got an email on Sunday from someone who’s on our mailing list, but I haven’t met yet.

Telling me (amongst other things) she was off to Yorkshire to meet a new man she’d met on the internet and most of her friends thought she was mad.

I told her that when people think you’re mad, you’re probably doing something worthwhile!


So – whatever you want to do (change your body, life, job, etc), go for it.

Don’t worry about realism.

It’ll only hold you back.



Much love,


Jon ‘Unrealistic’ Hall

About The Author

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 The Academy 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.