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The Woodlands newsletter: Sunday 16th April 2023

Sunday 16th April 2023

Hi, A few weeks ago I was speaking with one of my clients. She is currently at a healthy weight, is active and eats well. She says to me "I'd love to lose 10lbs, and I'll be the weight I was when I got married" Now I'm not surprised, because honestly, it's a comment I hear often. Here is what I want you to ask yourself: at this point in your life is the number on the scale more important to you then how you feel? If you feel good, have energy, are enjoying food, eating healthy and your body is active and healthy, do you really care what that number on the scale says? Whether you are 140lbs or…

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The Woodlands newsletter: Sunday 9th April 2023

Sunday 9th April 2023

Hi, I'm growing to despise social media. It's poisoning, twisting and manipulating people on a daily basis. Facebook algorithms, for example, are partly programmed and partly based on machine learning, which explains why the company had to carry out research to learn that they are effectively promoting divisive content to users. The primary job of the algorithms is to maximise user engagement, so they highlight content that achieves this and reduce the visibility of content that doesn't. An internal investigation found that one of the unintended consequences of this was that users were actively exposed to sensational and polarised content, as that drove them to respond. The Wall Street Journal reports that senior executives at the social network were asked to take action…

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The Woodlands newsletter: Sunday 2nd April 2023

Sunday 2nd April 2023

Hi, Okay, so first off let's give you the Easter Opening times: Good Friday (7th April): 9am - 2pm Kettlebells: 9.30am Group PT: 12.30pm Saturday (8th April): As normal. Easter Sunday (9th April): 9am - 12noon Kettlebells: 9.30am Easter Monday (18th April): 9am - 2pm Group PT: 9.30am Group PT: 12.30pm Right, now let's get back to talking about exercise and fitness. It is very important to find your way of transforming your body. It might be 3 months of intensive work, or 1 year taking it slowly, facing lots of ups and downs. For others, it might be 1 month of starving yourself (although, not recommended), or even transforming your body all your life and never getting there. But who can decide what is right for you? Only you can find the most effective…

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The Woodlands newsletter: Sunday 26th March 2023

Sunday 26th March 2023

Hi, After you achieve your dream physique, everything will depend only on you and whether you adopt new habits of living or not. If you go back to your previous lifestyle - choosing unhealthy meals and not exercising - your new physique will be gone faster than you think. The most important rule of maintaining the result of your hard work is to maintain routine and make healthy food choices. The new you should come with a different mindset and understanding that exercise and healthy food is now part of your life. Learn how to cook healthy meals, add morning/evening walks to your schedule - enjoy life in a responsible way. Food should give you pleasure as well as nourish your body.…

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The Woodlands newsletter: Sunday 19th March 2023

Sunday 19th March 2023

Hi, Be ready to change your habits! New you. New habits. When you decide to start your body transformation, make healthier options in each situation you are. Skip that croissant with your coffee in the morning - here is a new habit for you to follow. Your next new habits might include managing your sleep (go to bed earlier), balancing nutrition (get a meal plan for a week, eat home made food) and creating training schedule (regular exercise is very important!). Most importantly, train your mind for success - find time to think about your new body every day. For more guidance, tips and information, please read the rest of our newsletter. But first, here are our opening times, links to our website, some…

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The Woodlands newsletter: Sunday 12th March 2023

Sunday 12th March 2023

Hi, Firstly, I forgot to email out the newsletter last week and the week before. I know, big disappointment for some of you. Here are the links: The Woodlands newsletter Sunday 5th March 2023: The Woodlands newsletter Sunday 26th February 2023: Right, let's get back to this week's newsletter: Visualisation is key. Imagine your body after transformation. Think about it every morning. Think about your new body with every glass of water you take. Imagine it before ordering something in a restaurant or a bar. The more you think of it, the more realistic it will seem and the more dedicated you are going to become. Imagine how you feel inside your new body, what clothes you choose to wear. Where would you go? And what…

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The Woodlands newsletter: Sunday 5th March 2023

Sunday 5th March 2023

Hi, Firstly, I forgot to email out the newsletter last week. I know, big disappointment for some of you. Here is the link: Right, let's get back to this week's newsletter: Not everyone is a good candidate for a successful body transformation. It is the naked truth - not everyone can transform their body dramatically and keep it this way. If it would be so easy, nobody would hire a personal trainer and everyone would look like fitness models. The success of your body transformation ultimately depends only on one person: you! How much do you really want it? How hard are you ready to work? There is no need to get scared - but these facts must be understood before starting your body…

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The Woodlands newsletter: Sunday 26th February 2023

Sunday 26th February 2023

Hi, Take a look around - TV ads, social media, even adverts on the streets and buses are simply shouting how easy and fast transforming your body is. On January, here come the ads about 'New Years resolutions' and in September all you can see are posters with 'Back from holiday - back on track resolutions'. What it usually does, it provokes guilt and anxiety, leading to low self esteem and frustration. Doesn't matter, what the ad tries to sell, it sells a bunch of those negative feelings in addition to the products or services it promotes. All these ads from fitness supplements companies simply shout how easy it is to pop a pill and get such an amazing physique as…

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The Woodlands newsletter: Sunday 19th February 2023

Sunday 19th February 2023

Hi, After deciding to transform your body, you have to clearly evaluate your current physical state and envision the goal which you will try to achieve. Keep in mind that we perceive our own body image differently than others perceive us, so the definition of your body transformation has to be decided by you. And this is the thing that you most probably won't hear from a personal trainer. Hundreds of people on TV, social media, magazine covers and even personal trainers can make you believe that there is one ideal physique for everyone. Don't rely on such information - even if you are able to achieve this 'ideal physique', it will be enormously hard to maintain. Many people are struggling…

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The Woodlands newsletter: Sunday 12th February 2023

Sunday 12th February 2023

Hi, Let's get this straight - transforming your body won't be easy, but it will be definitely worth it. Body transformations may vary depending on the goal a person is trying to achieve: it can be weight related (if you want to lose or gain some kilos), muscle mass related (if you want to gain muscle mass) or health related - get fitter, faster or stronger. Professional personal trainers know some tips and tricks, how to make this process smoother for their clients, so definitely consider getting some help. It would be so much easier if someone would define what body transformation actually is. Actually, there is no straightforward answer to that! As each person is different, the concept of body transformation also…

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The Woodlands newsletter: Sunday 5th February 2023

Sunday 5th February 2023

Hi, The advice I give in my newsletters is not for everyone. It's not intended for those who really have their nutrition dialled in, such as competitive bodybuilders and other athletes who benefit from fairly dramatic changes in their nutrition, such as 'off season' and 'pre-contest' and so on. These articles are not intended for those with medical issues who may be on a specific diet to treat or manage a specific medical condition. These newsletter articles are intended for the average person who wants to get off the Yo-Yo diet merry-go-round once and for all. As that's probably 99% of the population, it will cover millions of people. People should also not be scared off by my "you have to eat this…

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The Woodlands newsletter: Sunday 29th January 2023

Sunday 29th January 2023

Hi, The big picture realities of permanent weight loss and how you can look at a weight loss program and decide for yourself if it's for you based on what has been covered in the last few newsletters: • Permanent weight loss is not about finding a quick fix diet, but making a commitment to life style changes that include nutrition and exercise • Any weight loss program you choose must pass the "Can I eat that way for the rest of my life?" test, • The weight loss program you choose should ultimately teach you how to eat and be self reliant so you can make informed long term choices about your nutrition. • The weight loss program you choose should not leave you…

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