40 days without candy

It’s assumed fitness professionals lead by example. They want to keep up appearances of a healthy lifestyle by posting pictures of their food and workouts on social media. And if they’re ripped, even better. Pictures with little or no clothes get lots of clicks and likes. And there’s nothing wrong with that in my book. … Continue reading 40 days without candy

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What the fitness industry doesn’t tell you

Can you keep a secret? I can’t, I’m lousy at it. My loose lips have sunk many a friendship. Read on because I’m at it again. There are health professionals out there in cyberspace who claim to have secret methods for you to lose fat, gain muscle and to get your best body ever. All … Continue reading What the fitness industry doesn’t tell you

Screwing up

I remember my first personal training client like it was yesterday. Yes, time does fly when you’re a middle-aged coach who has spent too much time in gyms watching people admire themselves. And before you even ask, I never looked into a mirror I didn’t like.     She was originally from Ireland, loved to … Continue reading Screwing up

How you can start an exercise routine from scratch

Getting started is hard. Whether you’re doing something for the first time or starting up again after a break, taking the first step is difficult. You’ve all been there at some stage, correct?     My first foray into the gym was prompted by personal humiliation. I was skinny and unhealthy adult, and a friend held a … Continue reading How you can start an exercise routine from scratch

Act ( Lifting changed my life)

I was the skinny kid that got picked on in the schoolyard and was last picked for playground games. Regularly, my feelings were hurt because I was lighter than the other boys. Being tall and thin, I was an easy target for bullies. I was pushed, punched, insulted and ridiculed because I was too weak … Continue reading Act ( Lifting changed my life)

Lifting lessons

8 lessons learnt from 25 years under the bar   Around 25 years ago I’m shooting the breeze with one of my best buddies Simon. Then out of the blue he made unusual request. “Take your shirt off” he said. I thought, that’s not a question you hear often, from one man to another, so … Continue reading Lifting lessons