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12
2016

Some 2016 Gym Highlights

By: Dave0

I always find myself at this time of year looking back over the past 12 months and scheming for the next 12 – original, I know. Last year I wrote an introspective piece about my own personal experiences. I may do the same over the next few days but I won’t get a chance before the calenda...

23
09
2016

Maintaining Fat Loss Long Term

By: Dave0

Yea that was a clickbait headline. I wanted to call it The Effects of NEAT on Metabolism but needed to clarify a few things along the way…   The World Health Organisation’s (WHO) website shows alarming rises in the rates of obesity since 1980. The WHO recommendations around partaking in d...

12
09
2016

Conditioning at SDSC

By: Dave0

These days strength & conditioning is very much a buzz term or becoming a generic label within the fitness industry – when asked what type of training you do, it is not surprising to get the reply, ‘I do strength and conditioning’. I think this misses the point massively and sells the practice o...

14
06
2016

Aware Rowing Challenge

By: Dave0

Well our rowing challenge has come to a close! For a while I have wanted to run a fundraiser and I always felt that Aware was one charity that resonated with me and that I really wanted to get behind. The tricky part was formulating a worthy challenge and of course trying to navigate my around my ow...

01
05
2016

Testing Neuromuscular Efficiency

By: Dave0

In the past few days in the gym, we were wrapping up a strength cycle ahead of the Powerlifting competition coming up next week. We had a small number on Friday evening’s session (which is currently ‘intensity day’) and I decided to run a little tester to see where everyone’s neuromuscular eff...

25
04
2016

Personal Trainer Collective Conference Review

By: Dave0

So I am just back from a weekend in the UK, where Jason, Sarah and myself attended the 2016 Personal Trainer Collective Conference. What initially piqued my interest in this conference was not only the broad range of topics being discussed but also the calibre of professionals that were delivering t...

21
04
2016

Motivational musings

By: Dave0

    I have received 2 emails like the one above and 1 person take me aside in the gym to say something similar all within the last month. Its amusing, as the universe seems to have a good knack of knowing when to send these messages along – usually at a time when I feel like burning...

31
12
2015

What 2015 taught me

By: Dave4

So here we are, another year down. I haven’t taken much time to go through this post, so I will apologise in advance as it will probably be me vomiting random thoughts onto my computer. For me, the years are wracking up and I feel none the wiser but I know I will only have an opportunity to be...

16
12
2015

Body fat percentage and caliper readings

By: Dave0

Recently, members in the gym took part in a body composition challenge – I loathe these challenges for numerous reasons but members lap them up and over the years I have set the tone of the challenge as being a spring board to implement realistic and sustainable changes over the LONG TERM with the a...

28
08
2015

New Class Structure

By: Dave0

So here I am at midnight on a Friday, living the dream! But being entirely honest I am pretty excited about this update. It hit me like an epiphany while I was driving the car during the week. It is one of the many puzzles of being a gym owner – trying to figure out a timetable and structure t...