I’m not perfect; are you?

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When I meet someone new and they ask me what I do for a living and I tell them I'm a personal trainer, invariably the response is "Oh, you must be really fit then!" Well, not really! I'm not the type of trainer to use my clients' time to upgrade my own fitness, bashing out thirty flash press ups while my client is struggling away. I used to be quite fit but, since children, (yes, I'm blaming...
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What gets you off the settee?

After years of encouragement from me for my Dad to exercise more he is finally getting himself off his settee and doing some specific exercises to help strengthen his back and legs. No thanks to me - oh no - it's because he's seeing a physiotherapist, a young and attractive lady he adds, who has prescribed the exercises, which happen to be almost exactly the same as the ones I gave him many mo...
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Booking a class makes you go!

Need some encouragement to exercise? Try booking yourself into a class you've never done. This week I took part in my first exercise class as a new member of my local council-run gym, pool and studio. I have never been a member of a fitness club, having worked in them for ten years, and then being at Personal Space for 16 years. I haven't felt the need to join up. I joined this leisure centr...
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Getting and keeping yourself motivated to exercise!

Read this if you are in need of exercise motivation to carry on.... Ok, so the new year, new year campaign is starting to get a little tougher? It's getting a little harder to keep that sparkle towards your goal? You still want to achieve your goal, but it's getting harder to stick with? You are not alone! And yes it happens! So what's the answer?! If we are honest with ourselves, e...
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Enter an event and stay on track.

Staying motivated to exercise over the Christmas season can be tricky, but one way to ensure you don't slack is to enter a race or event for January or February. If you want to really test yourself how about running in the Weston Super Mare 10k Hangover run on January 1st 2016 at 11a.m. ! There are many cycle events to participate in that are called 'Sportives', taking place in your area throug...
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Love exercise or hate it?

“Eating quinoa and going for a run is just not as enjoyable as eating custard and staying still”. This is a quote I heard on a comedy show today, which made me laugh, but this could feasibly be a firm belief of many. What determines who has high levels of intrinsic motivation for exercise and who has low levels? Why do some people enjoy exercise and others really dislike it? Is it in ...
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Celebrate your achievements and feel your motivation rise!

Recognising how far you have come on the road to your increased fitness and health is a big motivator for continuing with your efforts.  Sometimes, just comparing your performance now with that of a few months ago can reveal surprising improvements that may not have been obvious to you as you went along. The effect of analysing your achievements can be felt on various levels : firstly, the ...
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