Lifestyle / Mindset

This Might Sting a Little…

The real reason you are over weight… …has nothing to do with your metabolism. Your bones are not big and your thyroid isn’t slow. It’s not genetic and you haven’t tried everything. The truth is… …you have fast cake hands. Yep that’s right. You’ve eaten too much at one point and you’ve been a lazy …

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Mindset

How To Achieve ANY Goal

As I mentioned on Monday, I listened to a brilliant podcast last weekend about goal setting and how to achieve any goal you set. I had heard most of it before but it was done in such a concise way I thought I’d share it with you. Firstly, studies show you are are 24 x more …

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Lifestyle / Mindset

You Can’t Put A Price On Your Health

Yet so many of you put the pursuit of pleasure over living a long and healthy life. Look, I get it. “It won’t happen to me and it certainly wont happen for another 30 or 40 years” you say… …Maybe. Maybe not. But what you do right now will affect your health when you are 60 or …

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Mindset

I Want YOU!

I want you to take charge of your health today. I want you to take action. I want you to get to the gym, start the habit of eating well and taking care of your body. I want you to stop talking about it and just do it. I want you to realise how important …

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Lifestyle

Fuck Fitness, Become a Stripper Instead!

At 15 years old, I went into a gym for my day of work experience when everyone else went to a bank, insurance company or a traditional type of office based position. I saw a tall, good looking guy with a pony tail wearing an all in one chequered leotard take 30 ladies through a one hour step class and have them …

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Mindset

We Could All Have a Lot More…

We could all have much more in life… …but we could all have a lot less couldn’t we? I think sometimes we forget what we have and take if for granted. We all do don’t we? I walked past a beggar on the street yesterday on the way back to the tube sitting on the floor holding …

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Lifestyle

What a Bloody Idiot!

I’m talking about myself and no one else. Let me set the scene. It’s 10pm Monday night and I’m in hospital waiting for this op. Apparently I’m a “special case” so they are waiting for a specialist. Whatever. It’s irrelevant. It’s like a damn sauna in this ward. No air. The cannula in my arm …

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Mindset

37 Lessons From 2017

1. Life really can be too short 2. Do what makes you happy – you don’t have time to waste 3. If men had to give birth, the world’s population would come to a grinding halt. 4. Calories count for everything. It’s not stress, lack of sleep and a poor metabolism making you fat. They don’t …

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Lifestyle

Bad News

I’m sure many of you know this but for those that don’t, 10 days ago, my biz partner and best friend of 25 years, Tom Dyer fell ill whilst descending from Table Mountain in Cape Town. Tom and his wife Jess were over in SA for a friends wedding. Many of you will know Tom personally and at least …

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Health

You Need a MASSIVE Set of Balls To Do This!

You don’t know what you have until it’s gone. We hear it all the time don’t we? But do we actually appreciate it? A 6 week old baby is stealing my sleep and for Alex, his mother, her sleep has been ruined entirely. Of course, it’s all worth it but only when you lose something do you start to …

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Mindset

Divorce The Story and Marry The Truth

“Divorce the story and marry the truth”… …says Tony Robbins. What story are you telling yourself that just ain’t true? ‘I’ve got big bones’ ‘I’ve tried EVERYTHING’ ‘I’ve always been fat, it’s genetic’ ‘I can’t do this and I can’t do that’ It’s just not true and the sooner you realise that YOU are the …

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Mindset

YOU are not FAT!

You are not “FAT” You’ve accumulated excess body fat over the last few months, years maybe. You are not “it”. I hear so many people calling themselves fat. You are not fat. You’ve gained it, you can lose it. Change your language. Change that internal dialogue. Change your WHOLE LIFE. What you must remember is …

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Mindset

This is Scary (But Worth it)

Mia, my daughter was in town over the weekend. I missed her birthday a few weeks ago so this was an action packed time we had, full of good food and adventure. Yesterday we went to “Go Ape”

For those of you not familiar with this, it’s a high rope obstacle course with Tarzan swings and zip wires. It’s great …

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Nutrition

The REAL Reason You Are Fat

The real reason you are fat. This is not for those of a sensitive disposition. This might offend a few of you… …but it’s still the truth.  So if you want me to sugar coat the information, I can but it wont be the truth. Press play on the video below to find out the …

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Lifestyle

5 Top Tips To Crush Jet Lag

Typically, Jet lag used to kill me. Awake very early, say 3-4am and then be dying at 11am and then again at 9pm, hardly able to keep my eyes open and this would go on for at least 3 or 4 days. When I was awake, my mind was very fuzzy and I just didn’t …

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Training

How To Get a Body Like Brad Pitt (In Snatch)

So you want that lean, wiry, athletic look of a pikey bare-knuckle fighter do ya? Well I’ve got good news and I’ve got bad news. The bad news first. Mr Pitt is “one of them” When I say one of them, I refer to those guys that are classic hard gainers, can eat all the food …

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Mindset

This is Scary (But WORTH It)

Mia, my daughter was in town over the weekend. I missed her birthday a few weeks ago so this was an action packed time we had, full of good food and adventure. Yesterday we went to “Go Ape” For those of you not familiar with this, it’s a high rope obstacle course with Tarzan swings and zip wires. It’s …

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Training

DO THIS, But Only If You Want Results…

I was in the US a few weeks back and I went to “24hr fitness” and got a week membership for $50. I managed to squeeze four training sessions so I got my moneys worth. I like to train a lot when I go away as it helps firstly to offset the extra calories that I …

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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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