July 19, 2020

Back in 1991, women in a weight loss program were asked, before the program began, how well they thought they’d do. Shockingly, the ones who were pessimistic about losing weight, who thought the process would be difficult and that they might not succeed, ended up losin...

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

"I have no time to exercise..."

It's the most common reason in the world. And it's a fair one - with family commitments, hectic work schedules and overwhelming external responsibilities, how the hell do you find time to work out?

But examine this reason closer and you ma...

December 3, 2019

“Alright, I’m going to lose 4kg so I can look and feel good in my speedos down at the beach this Summer.”

You set your goal, it has some meaning, and you’ve started taking action. The worst thing you can do now is to stop.

What’s going to keep you from stopping?

  • Deter...

October 9, 2019

Two young fish are swimming along when they happen to meet an older fish swimming the other way, who nods at them and says, ‘Morning boys, how’s the water?’

The two young fish swim on for a bit, and then eventually one of them looks over at the other and goes, ‘What th...

September 12, 2019

There’s something I need to get off my chest. 

I hate exercising.

Only some of the time. Like yesterday, I had a lower body workout planned and there were a million other things I’d rather be doing. Watching paint dry was one of them.

I really didn’t want to train.

But I d...

September 6, 2019

Imagine you had a heart attack.

Right here, right now. The chest pain gripping you; squeezing like a vice. Left shoulder starting to ache. A shortness of breath has you clutching at your throat.

Don't worry, it’s all good because you survive - no harm done.

But it was a b...

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...

August 15, 2019

Don’t judge me... I’m super into 'The Bachelor'.

I hardly even turn on the TV these days but 'The Bachelor' gets me every time. The drama, the Osher and the complete trash they call

Australia’s most popular show.

I love it!

Last night’s episode was a cracker. The Bachie (...

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*


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