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Repeated Fat Loss Failure

Nothing is more demoralising (and confidence sapping) than trying to do something and failing repeatedly. Take losing weight. Sometimes you battle on for years. Gain weight, feel disgusted, do diet, lose weight, lose motivation, gain weight. It’s easy to get stuck in this cycle for years. And even feel resigned to the idea that this […]

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Is it possible to have a social life AND lose weight?

Let’s say you’ve set a goal of losing a stone over the next two months. But there’s a problem… You’ve got a trip to Italy and a big family get together; a notorious diet blowing black spot. You take the trip, eat, drink and don’t exercise. You feel like you’ve undone all the hard work […]

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The 3 Stages of Body Transformation

Chatting with one of the girls in the gym reminded me of the stages we go through with changing our body. Laura has come a long way since starting our programme over two years ago. And has completely changed her mindset, her habits and her body along the way. But perhaps what’s remarkable is that […]

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Do you still play?

A couple of weeks back we were making small talk at the gym when one of the girls asked if I was still playing tennis. My response? “Of course I play… I mean kind of…. errr… well actually it’s been a couple of weeks… better make that months. Okay, I did play.” I felt a […]

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3 tips (or reminders) for making progress with your health and fitness

6th February 2015 by Kieran Igwe Motivation 0 Comments

I met Cameron in Sociology class at college. Being one of 3 boys in a group of 30 girls discussing topics like gender inequalities can get pretty brutal. So we gravitated. For safety I guess. He introduced me to the world of night clubs, mixing vinyl and Saturday mornings at independent record stores (we’d try […]

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Staying commited to diet and exercise

7th January 2015 by Kieran Igwe Motivation 0 Comments

Disappointment and dieting seem to go hand in hand. Failure and fitness has a pretty good ring to it too. But why, even though we want the results we know come from exercising and clean eating do we struggle to see through the commitments we make to ourselves? Take new year. It starts with a […]

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Why you should ignore most dietary advice

Having ‘how to’ info at the touch of a button is amazing. Want to lose weight? tone up? feel healthy? get fitter? no problem. Google (and the media) has got your back. Most articles give us advice on the Best stuff we can do. Now I love getting advice. And it’s certainly good to know […]

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Lifting weights, getting stronger and how [not] to turn into the incredible hulk

Found some classic footage of Lyz lifting weights that made us both laugh. Well, I obviously showed Lyz, waited till she laughed then tentatively joined in. I remember at the time these weights were suitably challenging. Here’s the clip.: Fast forward to 2014, and for a similar exercise to challenge her in the same way […]

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For when you find yourself losing touch with fitness and going through the motions

You know you feel better when you exercise. You know it’s good for you and yet sometimes (ok, most of the time) exercising can feel like a chore. So how can we make it less like something you have to do, and more like something you want to do? Two words: performance. goal. Adding a […]

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Why You Can’t Change Your Body… And Why It Doesn’t Matter

If your goal is to see positive changes in your body there are things that, when you focus too much on, will prevent you seeing results. In today’s post I’d like to share the trap you’d need to avoid, and what to focus on instead to see results. The problem is you can’t lose weight. […]

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