– Could YOU Answer This Question?

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If you are considering engaging a personal trainer, and even more, if you are considering becoming a personal trainer, please read this.

What do you think a personal trainer does?

I asked this question on my facebook page, and I got some great answers – all from people who currently have a personal trainer or have used the services of one at some point.
There was no answer from anyone who has never had a trainer…

And we wouldn’t expect there to be, right? I mean, if you have never had a personal trainer how could you be expected to know what a personal trainer does?
By what you see on TV?  (genuinely awful).

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– Trust me, I have a keyboard.


As I see it, my role as a trainer is to take all my available education and information that has come to me from text books, science, mentoring, my own training, and time spent on the ground with real people in real situations, and be able to correctly individualise and apply that knowledge to suit the person in front of me.

It seems many trainers don’t take the same view.

Continue reading “– Trust me, I have a keyboard.”



We all have that one friend or relative who asks for your advice about something and then doesn’t even attempt what you suggested.

This is part of a conversation I had today with a good friend of mine, who, in order to preserve his anonymity, I shall refer to as ThatGuy:Continue reading “– WHEN THEY JUST WON’T LISTEN…”

– What was your first time like?


How did you feel just before your first ever personal training session?

If you are a personal trainer and you can’t answer this question, do yourself a favour and read on very carefully – I am going to ask you to do something at the end of this post.

I’ve had two ‘first times’, and they were both very different.Continue reading “– What was your first time like?”

– SELF-RESPONSIBILITY – so hot right now.


Did you ever get an early morning txt that made you wonder what the f*ck the sender was thinking?

That happened to me this morning.

Saturday, 5.07am my phone buzzed.Continue reading “– SELF-RESPONSIBILITY – so hot right now.”

– If you want it, it’s worth the effort.


How hard are you prepared to work for what you want?

Today is a public holiday here in Perth, and my Facebook newsfeed is littered with the stories of what people are doing with their day off.  It is a great day here, warm, sunny.  And I’m at work.Continue reading “– If you want it, it’s worth the effort.”



How many different variations of squats do you know?

One of my favourite things is helping people to feel successful in the gym, to feel like it is actually possible to get stronger, fitter, change the composition of their body.  Success breeds confidence.  And confidence breeds success.Continue reading “– DIFFERENT DOES NOT MEAN WRONG.”