You may have seen the 1194 Quentin Tarantino film Reservoir Dogs.


In one scene, Mr Brown, played by Tarantino, explains to the others his theory about Madonna’s ‘Like A Virgin’ song.


If you haven’t seen it, I won’t explain it in here, but here’s a clip – (not suitable for work or those who don’t like ‘bluer’ language).


I was having similar conversations this week with Gary and Kate, two of our ninjas.


They were feeling especially sore after doing some small group sessions with me.



Gary was particularly surprised – having cycled at a high level, played rugby and remained fit for decades, he was taken aback by the feeling in his legs (BTW Gary has just walked in and said “I’m still bloody sore”).


“It feels like the first time” they both said.


Which is, really, exactly how it should feel.


We’re not after ‘pain’.


But you should always be able to tell you’ve done something.


If you can’t, it probably hasn’t done much.


As time goes on, you will need to keep upping the intensity to keep that same feeling.


The same levels will do less and less.


If it doesn’t feel ‘like the first time’ anymore, then there’s plenty you can do about that.


Ask us how if you’re not sure 🙂



Much love,


Jon ‘Borderline’ Hall and Matt ‘Strike A Pose’ 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 - 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.