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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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06
2015

Check yo self before you wreck yo self!

By: Dave0

So, I had quite the scare last Monday evening. I was coaching and started to develop a few symptoms that culminated in me rushing to A&E after I shut up shop at the gym. Almost 20 hours later and being run through a battery of tests, I was allowed to stumble home in a sleep-deprived state, wonde...

29
05
2015

My story so far…

By: Dave0

I was recently chatting to a friend of mine, who runs his own successful business and the topic of websites came up and more specifically how everyone has a story to tell. He was encouraging me to tell me story, as I still remain fairly anonymous, even on my own website. I hate talking about myself...

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03
2015

Testimonial – Michelle

By: Dave0

To bring in the New Year we ran a competition where we gave someone an opportunity to kick start their resolutions with a free months training at SDSC. Michelle reached out explaining why she wanted to take advantage of this opportunity and we agreed to get her on board. We have been thrilled with h...

03
12
2014

The value of competition

By: Dave0

Off the back of the IDFPA Push Pull chamionships last week I decided to write a small piece on the benefits of competing. We had 3 members from the gym competing (our biggest number yet!) and hopefully in the future we will have more.     Competing is something I have been doing for most o...