Mindset

I’ve Got A Secret To Tell You…

I’ve got a secret to tell you, that many people don’t know… Comfort zones eh? You know that nice, cosy place WE ALL love to be, in every aspect of our lives. The comfort zone is the complete opposite to stepping into the things we fear, and unfortunately, it’s what holds us all back in …

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Nutrition

Can You Take 12 Inches?

Pizza… What did you think I was meaning? 🙂 It was “cheat meal” on Friday night in our house as we watched “American Gods” on Amazon. Bit weird to be honest. American Gods I mean, not the pizza. That was bloody lovely. I ordered extra tuna on mine and it came with about 2 flakes …

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Training

Meet Janet (She Didn’t Bulk Up)

“So I want to lose about a stone I think, maybe a little more, but I need to be careful with weight training”, said Janet. “Oh really? Why’s that? I asked, already knowing what was coming next. “I put on muscle really quick so I have to keep the weights really light. I don’t want …

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Mindset

“Get Busy Livin or Get Busy Dyin”

I just don’t have the time I’m busy at work I get home really late I need more sleep It’s not my fault… …and so on and so on are the excuses I hear all the time from people that want results. Yet how come some people with the same 24hrs manage to balance their …

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Mindset

The Slight Edge

Just re-read a brilliant book called “The Slight Edge”. To sum it up very quickly, the slight edge is all that’s needed for ANYTHING to be a success or indeed a failure.     Many people expect a magical silver bullet or a quantum leap to propel them to millions in the bank, an awesome …

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Training

Full Body Fat Burning Circuit

A very effective full body fat burning circuit for you guys. Warmup as required. Then… A1 – Squat and press x 10 A2 – Reverse lunges x 10 A3 – Press ups x 10 A4 – Jumping squats x 10 Rest 90 – 120 seconds and repeat x 4 for a total of 5 rounds …

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Training

Meet Richard

Meet Richard…   “I met Gav three months ago after reading his newsletter for some time and being impressed with the level of knowledge and insight in his articles. We met over a coffee and Gav, straight away, was amenable, friendly and, pleasingly, explained he could help. Like many thirty-something year-olds in the City, over …

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Bodyweight

Training

20min Bodyweight and Skipping Fat Burning Routine

All you need is a skipping rope, a little space and your own bodyweight. Set your timer for 20min, skip until you mess up and then perform 15 bodyweight squats. Keep skipping until you mess up again and then perform 10 press ups. Keep alternating like this for the full 20min. A great full body, …

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Training

37 Reasons NOT To Go To The Gym

37 Reasons Not To Go To The Gym 1. You like feeling weak and feeble 2. You thought about it, but smashing 4 eps of House of Cards with a bottle of wine is much more appealing (I get that) 3. Your alarm clock didn’t go off 4. Your iPhone died over night 5. Your …

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Omega 3

Nutrition

The Best Way To Catch Your Dinner

Ever seen a pack of grizzly bears waist deep in a freezing cold river in Alaska, fishing for salmon? It’s a crazy sight. Standing there, dominating the river, catching fish in their mouth as the salmon make the daring trip upstream. They tear the heads clean off and then very strangely discard the rest. The …

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mindset

Lifestyle

11 Ways To Start Your Week STRONG

It’s Monday, as if you needed reminding. For many, it’s the day of dread. Back to work and all the stress associated with that. Well, I can’t do much for your current employment situation but I can make you smirk into your cornflakes this morning. I mean eggs and avocado of course… I want you guys to start the …

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online coaching

Training

12 week Online Health & Fitness Coaching Programme

Are you successful in your business but stressed and over worked? Do you want to lose weight but your job and lifestyle (food and booze) just doesn’t allow it? Do you go to the gym at least several times a week but still you can’t shift that body fat, in fact you seem to be …

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weight training

Training

The Reason You’re Not Getting Results in The Gym

You know what frustrates the hell out of me? It’s people working hard in the gym but just doing the wrong things. I see it all the time and I’ve written about this several times before but it’s worth looking at it again. I was in the gym yesterday actually, trying to minimise the excess …

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Lifestyle

Fitness Retreat Ibiza May 2017 Review

So last week, (6th May 2017), we took 10 people abroad for the Eighty20Lifestyle fitness retreat Ibiza at the amazing villa “Can Verru” Once again, the retreat was a massive success. The weather was just perfect. 24/25 degrees every day, blue skies and a light wind. Anne-Marie and her amazing team of chefs from The Ibiza …

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Training

Why Are You Doing All That Cardio?

Cardio is a touchy subject and a lot of fitness professionals and gym goers get their knickers in a twist over it. Do you need it? What type is the best and when is it best performed? The answer to ALL of those questions is… …it depends. Allow me to explain. We know that the best …

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Macros

Nutrition

How Many Calories Should I be Eating?

So many people are still very confused with the idea of calories and macros. How much protein should I be eating? Can I eat too much protein? How much fat everyday and where, why and how many carbohydrates should I be eating? Will eating carbs after 7pm make me fat? I guess with so much …

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Motivation

Mindset

Don’t Be Like Jayne…

“Shit, I’m late again. Damn trains, why are they always late when I’m in a hurry?” she says to herself… Jayne takes a quick glance at her watch. It’s 8.45 now and she was meant to be in work at 8.30 but it will be 9am at least before she gets there. She has a new …

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Cryotherapy

Health

Freezing My Nuts off For the Good Of My Health

  If you’ve been reading the newsletter for a few years you may recall that I said was going to go for some “cryotherapy” to help with my injured knees. As it happens, I didn’t go…BUT, I did on go last Friday to a brand new place thats recently opened up right here in the city on …

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Personal trainer

Training

7 Reasons Why You SHOULD Hire A Personal Trainer in Liverpool Street

  A Personal Trainer in Liverpool Street They will (should) be well educated. A decent personal trainer (not all) will be well educated and have the equivalent of a degree , usually a BSc. in Sports Science or something similar and will have continually worked on his/her education throughout their career. The minimum qualification is …

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Lifestyle

Meet Jim…

A guy at work you know has been training hard for the last few months. It’s clear to everyone that he had a good few pounds to lose and this time he seems to have the bit between his teeth.

He is making great progress; the weight seems to be almost dropping off him. A friend from …

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Training

The REAL Reason You Ain’t Burning Body Fat

You want to know the answer? Well assuming your diet is clean most of the time, high protein with good fats and carbs when needed, the exercises you select in the gym will play a MASSIVE roll. We see it in gyms all the time. People working hard on exercises that just don’t work. Allow me …

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Lifestyle

Placenta Stem Cells and Being a Vampire

Firstly, thanks to everyone that responded to my question about the “cheat sheet” on Wednesday. I appreciate you all for taking 30 secs out of your day. For those that missed this, I asked the following questions: What is most important to you: 1. Fat loss? OR 2. High energy during the day? OR 3. …

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Training

9 Reasons How Weight Training Will Improve Your Life

  It will make you faster. If running is your thing, weight training will increase your speed, whether its 100m or up to a marathon. Contrary to what many “runners” believe, weight training will not make you slower and muscle bound. Read this for more detail specifically for runners. Makes you stronger. Weight training will increase …

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Mindset

Pulling The Trigger

As I imagined, a lot of you reading this newsletter are still looking to shift a few pounds in 2017. In fact, if we did a survey and people were 100% honest, I think that most people would say that they had some weight to lose or that they would want to be smaller, leaner, tighter and just …

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Nutrition

6 Life Changing Health Benefits to Fasting

Intermittent fasting is an eating pattern that can be very beneficial when used correctly and at the right times. I first heard about IF about 6 years ago but to be honest, I dismissed it as I was always a big believer in never leaving the house without a good breakfast for fear of my …

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sex

Lifestyle

Let’s Talk About Sex…

How was your weekend? Today I want to talk about sex. Everybody is doing it, most want more than they currently get and a lot of people find it hard to talk about it if there is a problem. But do you know that the quality of your sleep has a direct relationship on your sex …

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Mindset

This Will Make You Think About Your Life

How was your weekend? It was my birthday yesterday. I was 21… …plus 22 🙂 I had a great birthday brunch at Roka in Canary wharf with Alex and then Tom and Jess surprised me by turning up at our place with a chocolate Gruffalo cake with a big sparkler sticking out of it which set the smoke …

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Nutrition

Save Money, Lose Weight

“Save Money, Lose Weight” Was the name of the TV programme that aired last night on ITV and will no doubt be mentioned in today’s papers. Anyone see it? The programme examined the cost effectiveness of many popular diets, which of course so many people are using at this time of the year. It looked at …

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super hero

Lifestyle

10 Tips To Become a Super Human Being

I was listening to a great podcast called “The Model Health Show” a few days ago as I was working out by a guy called Shawn Stevenson interviewing a chap called Jim Kwik. Jim Kwik is a “brain and memory coach to elite mental performers and superheroes” That’s what his Instagram says 🙂 All joking apart though, …

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Neurotransmitters

Nutrition

5 Ways To Upgrade Your Breakfast

5 ways to upgrade your breakfast Let me bust a few myths to start with. Your first meal of the day is important and sets the tone for the day but what IS irrelevant is the timing. Many people in the fitness industry, including myself previously believed that eating first thing in the morning was the most …

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6 pack

Lifestyle

6 Pack Abs – Results in 11 Days

You really want to know the way to get 6-pack abs in 11 days? Yea me too so when you find out let me know as I’ve been looking for that answer for 27 years 🙂 I don’t want to mention the name BUT this was a headline on a popular health & fitness magazine targeted at …

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Fish oil

Nutrition

Benefits of Taking Fish Oil

Fish oil. You have all heard of it, many of you use it but do you realise how amazing this stuff is? Probably not. It is actually easier to say what fish oils don’t do, but that wouldn’t help you today so here is what they will do and how and where you can get …

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The Monk who sold his Ferrari

Mindset

A Lawyer, His Ferrari and a Himalayan Monk

How was your weekend? I was in Paris Friday night to speak at an event on the Champs-Élysées, which was great fun and came back late on Saturday and was up early to drive to King’s Lynn to pick up Mia for the day.

We went over to Peterborough to see my Mum, Dad and Sister and her family, which was …

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Super Brain

Health

7 Keys To A Super Brain

Many people over the years have talked about the brain and the body as two separate entities, which is crazy when you think of it. We now know 100% that the brain controls everything. Your thoughts, your actions, your belief, your desires, EVERYTHING. Your brain controls the quality of every single aspect of your life so it goes …

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Better sleep

Lifestyle

Getting Better Sleep…

This just isn’t sexy…I’m sorry. Do you want to know the number 1 thing you can do to improve your health, energy and fat loss? It’s not exercise… …It’s not diet and nutrition… and it sure isn’t sexy. It’s sleep. Yep, that’s it. Your diet can be perfect, your training can be fantastic but if you are …

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Tony Robbins

Training

12 Week Transformation Package

Let’s look at what YOU will get in this programme:  36 x 30min sessions over 12 weeks with either Tom or myself. (Intense sessions designed specifically to burn as much fat as possible) Full body analysis/measurements/body fat testing at the start, middle and end to track your progress. Full diet and supplement plan for the whole 12 …

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Train

Training

19 Reasons To Train Today

It’s a privilege to be able to train. Someone somewhere is paralysed and dreams about training You will sleep better tonight. You will have more energy today. Forget Prozac or Valium. It’s nature’s best anti-depressant. You will feel good about yourself if you workout today. You will be more productive at EVERY other thing you do …

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success

Mindset

7 Things To Leave Behind in 2016

There are many things we should do as we move into 2017 but what about the negative habits and emotions that we all carry yet might want to leave behind… Here are 7 things you might want to leave behind in 2016. #1 Self doubt Many people don’t believe in themselves enough to attempt the …

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Amazing

Mindset

THIS is Totally Amazing

We live in strange times do we not? Over the last six months, the news has been dominated by an onslaught of depressing headlines. Almost every week, stories about a scandal, a war, terrorism, a disease, a climate change, income inequality and a shaky economic recovery have dominated the airwaves. What a world we live in. …

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Tony Robbins

Mindset

Notes From UPW With Tony Robbins

Key learnings from the weekend: A few quotes to start with… “Success leaves clues” “Find out what poor people read and don’t read it” “Knowledge is only potential power, execution is POWER” “Motion creates emotion” “Your state controls everything. Master your state, master your life” “If you are hungry, you can do ANYTHING!” “Energy is …

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possible

Mindset

It’s POSSIBLE

Happy Wednesday! Do you know that a child has the capacity to learn up to seven languages fluently between the ages of 0 – 7 years old? There are many people all over the world that can speak three or four languages and many more than that that are bilingual. But seven? That’s amazing isn’t it? …

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Face Fear

Mindset

The Great Things We Can Learn From A Disney Film

So I was in King’s Lynn yesterday with my daughter Mia. I love spending time with her and this week I promised her we would go and see “Zootropolis” A shot of espresso pre-film is always a wise idea for me as I have a tendency to fall asleep in warm, dark rooms much to Mia’s …

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Mindset

Lifestyle

An Apple a Day…

An apple a day keeps the doctor away… We’ve all heard this saying many times haven’t we? Maybe your parents or your grandparents used to say it to you when you were a child. Whenever you heard it, what if it was actually true? Of course, we know by just eating one apple a day and neglecting …

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mind set

Mindset

THIS Should Be Your Focus In Life…

I finally got round to watching “The Revenant” last night. The film is set in 1823 in the good ol’ US of A with the story focused on a group of trappers and a tribe of American Indians. Leonardo DiCaprio’s character is attacked by a bear after disturbing the bear’s cubs in the forest. He survives the attack but is very …

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Smoothie

Nutrition

Fat in a Bottle

So I hope we are all in agreement that most smoothies aren’t that great for us right? Don’t believe me? Let’s look at a situation that occurred just two days ago. Allow me to explain myself; Wednesday 730am. In walks Lucy, my 730am client. “Gav, do you want this greens smoothie, they are giving them …

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Orange juice

Nutrition

Orange Juice is Healthy Right?

Orange juice… They told us it was healthy. They told us it was what you need EVERY day. What about the vitamin C and it being 1 of you 5 a day? That’s just clever marketing and a complete lie.  It’s all just sugary nonsense. It’s packaged wonderfully. Large, bright oranges, literally bursting full of liquid …

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