5 Minute Workouts (no gym required)

Last week I posted about my personal struggles with fitting exercise in, and about how exercise doesn’t have to be all or nothing. But I realised, it was a bit of a tease to share an idea without any practical application. So in today’s post I’d like to share a whole week of 5 minute […]

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Fitting It In

One of the biggest challenges we face is having time to be fit and healthy. It’s a battle. Pressing deadlines, family, multiple child drop offs and social commitments all cry out for our time. Just how exactly are we supposed to fit exercise in the mix? Sure, we feel better, less stressed and more confident […]

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I Can Do This On My Own

There’s a car across the road from us. It has been sat there for nearly 2 years. Never moves. Because it’s broken. The owner’s a mechanic, so could probably have it up and running in a couple of weeks. But he’s too busy. So he doesn’t. He could quite easily take it to the garage […]

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Watch Out For ‘Should’… It’s a Sucker Punch

First let me clarify; a sucker punch is something unexpected. Think being hit from behind. What’s more, a sucker punch leaves you wide open to follow up attacks.   The word ‘should’ is one of the biggest sucker punches you’ll encounter. Especially when you’re trying to get in better shape. Anytime time you hear yourself […]

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4 Disciplines – The Tao of Body Change

4 Disciplines – The Tao of Body Change Getting to your ideal weight/body shape takes practice of 4 simple disciplines: 1. Schedule and do your workouts (seriously, write them in your diary) 2. Do something daily to move towards your goals (at DF we call this your daily habit) 3. Plan, shop and prepare fat […]

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7 Things I’d Like to Happen By The End of 2013

7 Things I’d Like to Happen By The End of 2013 Walking down Town Street Horsforth at the end of last year I saw a client I’d worked with on his way to the bar. His response to my asking how he was left me feeling pretty inspired. He told me that 2012 had been […]

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7 Minute Christmas Holiday Workout

7 Minute Christmas Holiday Workout I know you’re obviously going to be devastated that you’re going to miss a couple of gym sessions over the Xmas period… (the DF Studio’s closed Xmas Eve, Xmas Day, Boxing Day, NY Eve and NY Day) So, I want to give you a quick (7 minute) workout to offset […]

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Success Leaves Footprints

In one of my favourite books on behaviour change (Switch, by Chip & Dan Heath) the authors discuss finding the bright spots; Seeking out people who are in a similar situation to you, who have achieved what you’re looking to achieve. So, in terms of changing body shape, losing weight or toning up I’ve got […]

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How’s That Working For You?

How’s That Working For You? When someone finds out what I do for a living they react in one of two ways. They either act like I’m the food police and run a mile. Or they tell me their diet and exercise life story and ask why I think they aren’t losing weight (Note: they’ve […]

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4 Things to Avoid in the Gym If You Have Back Pain

4 Things to Avoid in the Gym If You Have Back Pain Most of the clients who come to work with me at the studio did so originally because they wanted to get in shape. But two things usually stopped them from going it alone; 1) they needed motivation and/or 2) they suffered with pain […]

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