Existing ninjas will be well aware that there are certain words we don’t use.


Banned words if you will 😉


Words that when a ninja does use them, we look at them all confused……


Until they use the right word.


Some of you non or soon-to-be ninjas may have picked up on some from the emails too.


So we thought it would be worth going through these words.


And why we don’t use them.


  1. Gym


We aren’t a gym.


A gym is a building full of equipment.


That you pay to rent access to.


And no one notices or cares if you go.


We are RISE.


Or a if you’d rather.


We find that when people use the ‘gym’ word, it puts them in the wrong mindset.


It sets them up for the same failures they’ve had at gyms before.



  1. Classes


A class is where an instructor stands at the front and takes the entire class through a set workout.


Generously quite random exercises.


No structure or progression.


No individualisation.


Just a workout – no attached nutrition, motivation and lifestyle based programme.


Our GTP sessions are a group version of what we did / do in 1:1 training.


Again, ‘classes’ puts people in the wrong mindset.


Where people go somewhere, do some random exercises, then go home and treat themselves to a glass of wine, cake, etc.


That’s not what we do.



  1. Diet


A diet is a short term thing.


Something you do for a set period of time before returning to old habits.


This is a lifestyle change.


Hopefully, a permanent lifestyle change.


Sure, we use the term ‘A Balanced Diet’ to help people understand part of the concept.


But overall, this is a permanent lifestyle change.


Not a short term, quick fix.



So, if you were unsure why we’ve ‘banned’ these words, then there you go 🙂



Much love,


Jon ‘Unbalanced’ Hall and Matt ‘Banned Aid’ Nicholson


P.S. We’ve got the date of the next find-out-more meeting set up if you, or a friend, want to see if the FREE ’20lbs in 8 weeks weight loss challenge’ (or general membership for those with less than 20lbs to lose) is for you – myrise.co.uk/briefing-meeting.

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.