I’m sure you know the old proverb.

“If you give a man a fish, you feed him for a day. If you teach a man to fish, you feed him for a lifetime.”

Doesn’t need explaining, I’m sure.

But I can parallel it.

In to what we do.

A fairly regular conversation that I have with people is where they say to me “Tell me what to do and I’ll do it”.

Which sounds like a good plan.

Chances are though, it’s the plan that hadn’t worked for them before.

We’ve been able to get meal plans and workouts for free on the internet for two decades now.

It’s very rare that people who come to us haven’t “been told what to do” before.

They’ve been given a workout to do.

A meal plan to follow.

A fish if you will.

Works for that day.

Maybe a week or month.

Rarely long term.

What I aim to do is the equivalent to teaching people to fish.

To exercise and eat in a way that will get them results.

And they can maintain.

Variations in that, sure.

Slowing down and speeding up as circumstances dictate.

A fisher doesn’t get the same catch every time.

But they get much more overall by knowing how to fish than by being given a fish.

And an even bigger part is helping people to stop disliking ‘fishing’.

To realise that exercise and healthy eating doesn’t need to be boring, restrictive and hard work.

That there’s an approach that fluctuates between tolerable and enjoyable.

Fed up of just being ‘given fish’ and ready to both ‘learn how to fish’ and find ‘fishing’ enjoyable, then here’s where you’ll find that –> www.myrise.co.uk/apply

Much love,

Jon ‘Rod and tackle’ Hall

P.S. I know, I know 😉


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 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.