July 19, 2020

One of my first ever personal training clients was a guy named Greg. He’d been told by his Doctor that he should start exercising and came to me knowing he should lose a few kilos and start strength training.

Notice the shoulds?

I prescribed him a great training program,...

July 1, 2020

Why do you want to be healthy? What’s your motivation?

Is it to show off your body at the beach next Summer? Impress others? Or do you just, quite simply, love the feeling?

In Daniel Pink’s book, Drive, he draws on the research from ‘Self-Determination Theory’, and the...

October 23, 2019

I’ll be honest...

Sometimes I feel like giving up. 

The jump from employed to self-employed was a big one and came with many unexpected challenges. I’m now the marketing team, an accountant and a business owner. I’m in sales, partnership development, human resources and...

October 13, 2019

60+ hour work weeks are the norm for this guy.

He travels a lot and is in charge of thousands of people.

He doesn’t let that stop him.

(I’ll keep his name private, but if you’re a current client you probably know who I’m talking about as you’ve seen his transformation wit...

September 2, 2019

Not long ago I had a weekend in the Hunter Valley with a bunch of my closest friends.

One slightly drunk conversation with one mate had me talking about all the things I want to do and accomplish and my impatience for them not all happening right here and now.

He had 3 w...

July 20, 2019

People share their health and fitness goals with me all the time. They have pretty spreadsheets, sexy workout plans and fanciful visions of turning heads at the beach and posing for underwear ads.

“Sounds good. It looks like it’s time to do the work.”

*Awkward silence*


June 26, 2019

“I followed the recipe, and it doesn’t work!!!”

That’s how many review of online recipes begin. 

Then the poster explains how he replaced the sour cream with yoghurt (the only thing in the fridge), he placed wheat flour with rice flour (because it’s gluten free, duh) and...

February 28, 2019

Last Friday night I ran my first charity event. For 13 long hours, a mate and I pushed a 100kg sled from 7pm to 8am the next morning.

We sweat, we swore and we raised over $10,500 for Gotcha4Life.

 Photo credit: Matt Bates

There are a few reasons Aidan and I decided to ru...

February 12, 2019

Today, rather than me spouting advice, I thought I’d hand the reigns over to one of my clients. Here are 5 tips, word for word, on how to transform your physique (with me expanding on each).

Over the last few months, this guy has made significant progress.

He's lost 9kgs...

January 27, 2019

It's a 'when' question.

In this single instance, a half-hearted decision won't do. You're either in or you're out.

The decision must be made at some point, some choose to do it early in their life and others later. Many have an experience which makes the decision for the...

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Michael Gostelow - Personal Trainer

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