Whilst I do some of my workouts (and join in some of the Group PT sessions) at RISE, I do have a few other places that I train at.

Sometimes for convenience, sometimes for training with other people.

I was in a local gym the other day.

The machine I was using faced onto the free weights area.

And there was a group of youngsters of around 17 or 18 years old.

The guys were trying to teach the girls how to deadlift.

One of them particularly who, I’m guessing, had recently completed a fitness course.

With little success initially.

Even as a Fitness Professional with 20 years in the industry, I was having to translate their instructions in my own head.

After a few minutes of instructions like “engage your core and hinge through the hips” and “retract your shoulders and push back through the glutes”……..

She was still stood there with the bar at her shins, having done nothing and with a confused look on her face.

Eventually one of them said “Bend down, grab the bar and pick it up”.

‘Why didn’t you just say that?” she replied before doing a perfectly adequate deadlift.

It’s a thing that many in the Fitness Industry are guilty of.

Over complicating things to the point where those that they are trying to help, don’t do anything with it.

Whether that be with their exercise related instructions or guidance on eating.

Feeling the need to justify their existence by giving what seems to be the “best” information.

Forgetting actually that what that person in front of them needs is the direction that will enable them to do something that takes them in the direction that they want to go.

High level, advanced coaching has its place of course.

But, for most people that come to us at least, it’s not only not needed but it’s counter productive.

That’s why we make our Sessions as ‘done for you’ as possible.

You don’t need to know anything in advance, just turn up.

And the exercises themselves, and the teaching points related to them, can be scaled so that everyone gets that ‘Goldilocks version’.

Not too hard, not too easy.

And our nutritional support can be a simple as “just get in a calorie deficit however is easiest for you”………

Through to more advanced stuff where relevant.

To my mind, a good coach, does not make things more complicated.

They make it is simple as possible to achieve the desired result (it’s www.myrise.co.uk/apply if you want a simple process and actual progress).

Much love,

Jon ‘is as Jon does’ 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 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.