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13 Jun 2018
Do you crave sugar when you’re overworked and stressed? Have you ever been working hard at your desk, thoroughly engrossed in a complex work task for hours, and just got up and smashed a bunch of sugar? Perhaps on your way home after the mother of all days, you find
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25 Feb 2018
FLOW - Psychologists have found the people who are the happiest have the most FLOW in their life. What is FLOW? The state of optimal experience in which people are so involved in an activity that nothing else seems to matter. You will have experienced this before. A good example
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11 Sep 2017
Summer is coming.  You know it and I know it!  You remember last year when you found yourself in december wishing you had put in more effort around September?  Well here we are again. So what are you going to do about it? The modern day health and fitness plan
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12 Jul 2017
We are all so time poor these days aren’t we? I don’t have time is one of the most common cries I hear from those looking to lose weight. When designing a nutrition plan for clients, one of the first steps I go through is to see how many calories
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28 Jun 2017
Should Your Personal Trainer Be Ripped? Its an interesting question that gets posed time and time again. The same old analogies come out. Should your financial advisor be rich? Should your psychologist be mentally stable? Should your preacher never sin? Let me throw this one at you then. Should your
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04 May 2017
  Willpower Its not that you don’t have willpower. Everyone has it. Years and years of research have revealed that it is something we only have a certain amount of and it can be used up pretty quickly. Luckily it can also then be restored. Think of your willpower like
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27 Apr 2017
It’s easy to slip back into bad habits. Even when we know they don’t contribute to the results we are looking for. Our motivation for fitness ebbs and flows with our willpower.  When you have few stressors we have plenty of willpwoer available for tackling our health and fitness.  When
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27 Nov 2016
Strong & Lean Australia trainer Patricia front squatting Ever been driving to work and got a flat tyre?  Did you pull over, swing open the drivers door, head to the boot, retrieve a screw driver from your tool kit and then methodically walk around and slash the crap out of
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01 Aug 2016
Do you hit the snooze button multiple times in the morning? Do you start bargaining with yourself when it does go off? "10 more minutes and i'll get breakfast at the shop." "10 more minutes, i don't need a shower" "10 more minutes, i'll just be late" This is one
By admin
17 Apr 2016
70% of Australian adults are sedentary.  This hard truth changes how you should eat and train to stay lean. There's no getting around it. I've got clients that when I refer to them as sedentary get a little uncomfortable.  They get a little defensive.  One might even say they get
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31 Mar 2016
**Remember** 80% of fat leaves the body through the lungs when in a fat loss phase. Shedding unwanted fat requires unlocking the atoms in triglyceride molecules by a process known as oxidation. By tracing every atom's pathway out of the body, the team of scientists at the University of New
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17 Mar 2016
"The Gap" There’s often a gap between who people SAY they are and who their actions reveal them to REALLY be.  We like to think we are a little better than we are.  A little more giving, a little more caring, a little more sympathetic.  But if you take the
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26 Feb 2016
I love helping clients sift through the murky waters of the health and fitness industry in order to find their personal gold.  I love helping them reach goals and even more, I love seeing the empowerment that comes with losing weight, changing shape and achieving goals they once thought unattainable.
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12 Feb 2016
Whenever I put a client on a specific dietary approach I tell them:  "Whatever you do, don’t tell anyone you’re on a diet!"  In order to be qualified to speak on nutrition these days it seems the only prerequisite you need is to have eaten some food at some point
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20 Jan 2016
Fitness.  Its not easy to juggle work and fitness is it.  Let me ask you this : You would never skip a business meeting would you? You would never turn up late for a business lunch? You would never “no show” a business appointment? You would never miss a sales
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13 Dec 2015
Your ability to think critically is the number one skill you will need to develop in order to stop being taken advantage of by people in the fitness / health industry. Simple questions to ask when confronted with an opinion are : Think about who benefits from a statement :
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03 Dec 2015
Do you put on weight every Christmas?  You don’t have to you know.   This is actually the perfect opportunity to get fitter. How you say? Nutritionist Susie Burrell always has some good advice on this. ​ “holidays are usually viewed as an excuse – an excuse to eat high fat,
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21 Nov 2015
Traditional thinking would say no. You know the dogma.  Veggo’s are small, pale and weak.  They cry when they’re hit and they never need a locksmith as they can just slide under the front door when locked outside. Or do they? There’s a lot of bullshit in this industry.  People
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01 Nov 2015
You want to lose 6-8kg in 4 weeks.  You want to get on those scales and see those numbers steadily dropping. You’ll do everything your trainer asks you to do. Or will you? Maybe you’ll look at what he asks you to do, and maybe you’ll pick and choose the
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22 Sep 2015
What is the mechanism by which that works. The above is the greatest question you can ever learn. Hello fitness industry.  Aren’t we a magnificent evolving beast full of knowledge and wisdom.  The answers to all of life’s ills can often be dumbed down to  that of a sound bite
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19 Jul 2015
The most important aspect of training for long term success might not be what you think.  We all crave it.I’ve spent thousands of dollars, immeasurable hours on education and research, and had countless conversations and arguments about the most optimal way to lose weight, get fit, get healthy , get
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27 Feb 2015
Hope you've had a good week! I was supposed to write a blog today - but i didnt have time.  So i made you a video blog instead! That way you you can just liten to it. I've been reading alot about how to make sustainable changes that you can keep
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22 Jan 2015
When it comes to fat loss, this picture is far truer than you can possibly imagine When it comes to losing weight or even harder, losing bodyfat, the food you eat makes ALL the difference.  Living in the world we do today where simply going to the supermarket is like
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12 Jan 2015
Usually at the start of every year I post a blog about goal setting and getting the year set up to blast through plateus and storm into the possibility of having everything you’ve ever wanted. But before you do it : this year I want to add a caveat as sometimes,
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29 Sep 2014
Did you watch 60 minutes last night? We do it all day long and you're probably doing it right now. Sitting. It's become as normal as breathing. We now sit down every day for longer than we sleep. This report is long overdue. If you didn’t watch it here is
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05 Sep 2014
Before you remove gluten, do twice a day training or start a supplement program tick the following boxes first. You might not need to do as much as you think to get what you want!  How releiving would that be. You want to get your result as easily as possible
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28 Aug 2014
THE IRON by Henry Rollins "I believe that the definition of definition, is reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. Completely. When I was young I had no sense of myself. All I was, was a product of all the fear
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30 Apr 2014
This is something i posted on my personal facebook page ( feel free to connect with me HERE ) about success in business but by replacing a few words in this whole article you can apply this to your fitness (or any) goals. My middle finger just got a boner...I
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19 Apr 2014
I'm a big fan of Joe Rogan.  Smart man, questions everything.  Here he talks about being the hero of your own movie.  Check it out..
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17 Apr 2014
Fat Loss Stalled?  Hypertrophy stalled?  Strength stalled?   There are many reasons why this could be :  inadequate diet for your goals, lack of sleep (less than 7-9 hours) poor desire or mental fortitude, inability to handle your stressors, inadequate supplementation, nutrient deficiencies, doing too much cardio, doing the wrong
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15 Apr 2014
It's my job to be a professional motivator so i watch and listen to lot of motivating video and audio.  Here's one i've been listening to every morning before i go to work.  It really gets me in the right head space to achieve.  Love it Download the audio here
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08 Apr 2014
It's not easy to stay motivated.  Especially if it's part of your job is to be a professional motivator!  So i thought i'd share with you one of my little motivation tricks i use ALOT especially when the going gets tough You know that little voice in your head?  Yeah
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12 Sep 2013
Consequences I've been motivating people to get the goals they want for over 11 years now.  And its a fickle thing motivation.  It comes and goes.  Getting results though is about consistency.  Consistency with your food, consistency with your training and consistency with your cardio - for long periods of
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26 Jun 2012
I like to look at our evolutionary past for clues on how to eat and move in terms of what works best for the current day human.  When it comes to human nature, I often think: "Why would a caveman do that?"  Exercise, food, monogamy, showing off, getting sleepy after
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13 Jun 2012
Toxic People In order to achieve anything in life, especially fitness goals, you need to have a good support network.  It's only when you go through change do you realise who is truly there to support you. As a trainer, it's very interesting to watch people embark on strength and
By admin
09 May 2012
Got a bad habit you're trying to crack?  Intermittent smoking, snacking, wearing crocs footwear?  First you need to identify it. Habits are formed when you do something over and over again, which is great if you want them. The problem is when you end up with a bad habit because
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22 Mar 2012
An exercise is only as good as the time it takes for you to adapt to it.  What does that mean?   If your not getting stronger or more technically correct at a given exercise, you have adapted or have insufficiently recovered.  So if you've been squatting the same weight
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15 Mar 2012
How Ruthless are you? If you want to learn how to be successful, it’s best to study people who already are.  One thing that becomes obvious is how clear they are about their ideals and how ruthlessly they protect them. Successful people are very clear about what they want and
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15 Feb 2012
If I owned a thoroughbred racehorse that cost $2.3M.  And I asked you to look after it for me while I was away on holidays.  What would you do?   Would you give it the best food, exercise it, rest it and train it just as I had advised you to? 
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