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Author: Stuart Dollery

Human traits!

I have just got back from a fascinating day, hosted by British Athletics, in which both parent and athlete,(myself and my son), where taught and induced, about the Athletics Academy of Sporting Excellence programme. This is performance pathway programme for 16-18 year olds, who they believe have potential to compete as a senior, internationally. The course is over two years, ove...
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‘Resetting’ the body and mind!

This week I’ve had a number of clients coming in for a pre planned high energy exercise session, that’s had to change drastically. The beauty of personal training of course, is that we can embrace spontaneity, and adjust instantly, to an individual clients needs. The clients in mention, had had combinations of tough work schedules, disturbed sleep, low energy, and stress, to name b...
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The balance of Ying and Yang

I’m sat here, high up on the cliff tops, in a first floor room of a beautiful bed and breakfast, looking out to sea, through an expansive window. As the light dims, I’m almost hypnotised by the waving palms and the pattern of rolling waves. Switching off, getting away, relaxing, whatever you want to call it, as I’ve got older I’ve recognised the huge importance of this. Obvious...
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How does an Engram affect you?

Personal space Bristol I was watching my son Tom doing his drills for javelin throwing yesterday. I do a lot of the time anyway, but it just made me think a bit more than usual. He was going through specific hip rotational movements and then throwing a weighted ball at the wall, exactly as he would the javelin in the open field. He’s thrown thousands of times before, so why kee...
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I’m stood outside on this glorious autumnal day, at Loughborough University, with the current Olympic champion Thomas Rohler, at his javelin masterclass. It’s fantastic to be able to hear and gain knowledge, from somebody who has achieved the very highest levels of sporting performance. It doesn’t really matter whether you are into sport or not, you can always learn from an individuals...
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Telling it as it is……

Sometimes I know exactly what I want to write from something that’s happened in the week, but this isn’t one of them! Whatever I write though, it’s always from the heart. I have to say my heads a bit mushed up at the moment, which always makes it harder to write. This does however ties in with the recent mental health week promotion, and the ‘it’s ok, to not be ok,’ moniker. ...
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Insane in the membrane…..

Not too sure my brain is thinking straight at the moment, which is hardly surprising, considering recent events. Just to say though, that to maximise brain health it’s really important to consider the different ways of improving your own mental status. We know the benefits of different forms of exercise on mental health, but it’s important to incorporate different aspects, other than...
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Appreciation. With more recent events, and my very unfortunate fathers passing, its made me ponder, question, and just think a little bit more than I do already, which is saying something! Despite me being very conscious of making the best of life, and not taking things for granted, that old adage of, you don’t appreciate things fully until they’ve gone, is very true here. I kn...
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The gift of disappointment!

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The gift of Disappointment! We’ve all been there. You think ahead, do everything as planned, but then the result doesn’t quite stack up, against what you thought it was going to be. Obviously this can be disappointing BUT I believe sometimes there’s much more to be gained and learnt, when things DONT go right. If I can use my son Tom as an example. Last year when he didn’t make the...
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Client success story – Jenny

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[caption id="attachment_224" align="alignnone" width="300"] Personal Space - Personal Training Studio Bristol[/caption] This weeks blog is from one of my clients Jenny who I’ve trained at Personal Space for over a year now. It tells her own success story, proving it’s never to late to change! Why did you decide to take up personal training? I decided to improve my fitness after getti...
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