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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coconut oil

Nutrition

Don’t Eat THIS, Eat THAT!

  So one question we often get asked is what good foods can be used to replace not so good ones. Let’s be honest in the ideal world we’d wake up, eat a bowl of crunchy nut cornflakes and have copious amounts of energy, whilst burning fat, building lean muscle and regulating our blood sugar …

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women weight training

Training

Train Like a Man To Look Like a Woman

What do I mean when I say this? Well having successfully trained hundreds of males and females over the years I have made a very important observation when it comes to achieving results. Before I get into this let me take you through a scenario that is played out every day across most gyms across …

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Cross trainer

Training

Don’t Do THIS in The Gym

1) The cross trainer. Slow, boring cardio that won’t help you burn much fat. It’s non weight-bearing which means you have to work very hard just to raise your heart rate to a level that will stress your body and tap into those fat stores. This lack of resistance means there will be little if …

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Greens

Nutrition

The Power of GREENS

I’m sure most of you know how important “Greens” are to have in your daily diet but lets look at why- Dark green leafy vegetables are, calorie for calorie, probably the most concentrated source of nutrition of any food. They are a rich source of minerals (including iron, calcium, potassium, and magnesium) and vitamins, including …

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Weight training

Training

7 Reasons Why Women Must Weight Train

Here are my 7 Reasons why women “MUST” use weights or resistance training as part of their fitness program. Many women (not all) are stuck in the mindset of using cardio to get results from their gym efforts and find themselves not getting the results they desire. First of all, lets look at some of the …

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fish oil

Nutrition

10 Reasons To Use Fish Oil

Do you use fish oil? Keeping it simple today Some benefits of fish oils- Faster metabolism so body fat/weight loss Reduce inflammation so reduced soreness after a workout Joint lubrication and can aid in the prevention of Arthritis and Osteoporosis Brain food. Makes you smarter and slows brain ageing. Can reduce symptoms of depression and …

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Body fat

Health

9 Reasons You Ain’t Losing Body Fat

Midweek already… …are you  crushing it or is IT crushing you? I see lots of people training hard and eating clean-ish yet still they are scratching their heads and wondering why that last bit of stubborn fat won’t shift. Come to think of it, most would be happy with losing some body fat at all. Here …

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Eggs

Nutrition

One Egg For Breakfast Just won’t do.

“Will one egg do for breakfast?“ …twas the question I was asked last week. The resounding answer to that my friends is no, it won’t do. One egg provides on average about 60-80kcals depending on the size of the egg.

 A mixture of protein and fats make up those calories, the egg is one of the most perfect …

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lies of health & fitness

Health

The Top 6 Lies of Health & Fitness

There are many more but here are my top 6… 1) Cardio is the best way to “Tone up” and burn body fat 2) Sit ups will give you a flat stomach or 6-pack abs 3) Protein shakes will “Bulk” you up or make you big 4) When you stop weight training your muscle turns …

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Mariah Carey

Lifestyle

THIS is Rather Disturbing

Above, you can see Mariah Carey’s new album cover shot. She looks great doesn’t she? One of the biggest selling female artists ever, over 200 million albums sold worldwide, she is an icon of pop music from the 90’s and admired and emulated by many all over the world. But I’m not here to extol the …

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hot yoga

Lifestyle

Madonna, Gwyneth, Jessica Alba and Me

Now although one of my fantasies MAY have involved being sandwiched between Madonna, Jessica Alba and Gwyneth Paltrow… …I was disappointed when it actually came true and gutted with the realisation that the closest I will get to these three celebrities will be in the footnotes of a magazine 🙂 See my mugshot above on …

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st johns wort

Lifestyle

Who Wants To Get High?

Afternoon guys, I hope you are having a good day so far? As promised, here are today’s tips, the first for quite a few of you. I hope you enjoy. Today I’m going to look at ways of increasing energy, sharpening your mind, Improving your mood and ways to relax and beat stress. We have …

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Marathon monks

Mindset

The Marathon Monks

Gather round peeps, its story time again. Sitting comfortably? Good. I want to tell you about a certain group of chaps that know a thing or two about commitment and dedication. The Japanese “marathon monks” are a set of crazy individuals seeking enlightenment in a quest to serve Buddha. These monks are from the Tendai school of Buddhism in Mt. …

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Eternal life

Mindset

The “Secret” To Eternal Life

How’s your week so far? Making it count? A load of you clicked on the link for the journal on Monday, which actually surprised me but in a good way… I wonder how many of you bought it or will buy it? Taking action is the key right? At the weekend, apart from a going for a wicked Chinese meal on …

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Tony Robbins

Mindset

21 “Things” That Might Change Your Life

We are back from the USA now… We had an amazing time and I learnt loads of great stuff, too much to go into detail so I thought I would summarise in brief. Here are 21 ideas, suggestions and invaluable snippets of information that may or may not enhance your life going forward. Feel free to …

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5am club

Lifestyle

Welcome To The 5am Club

I want to talk to you about something that has changed my life. I don’t say it lightly when I say that. This has literally changed the way I think about everything in life. The way I speak to people, my outlook on life, my mood and my productivity. I have been getting up at …

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Nootropics

Mindset

Be Limitless

Nootropics Many of you will have seen the film “Limitless”. For those that haven’t, it’s basically about a guy (Bradley Cooper) that takes a pill and his whole life becomes incredible beyond measure. He learns fluent Italian in a few days, he writes the most amazing book in a week where previously he had taken …

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Cholesterol

Nutrition

The Great Cholesterol “Myth”

I have just finished reading a fascinating book called “The Great Cholesterol Myth” by Jonny Bowden and Stephen Sinatra. I can’t say it much better than this so I will let Jonny and Stephen to take it from here….. “Heart disease is the #1 Killer today, however, traditional heart disease protocols have got it all wrong. Science …

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compare

Mindset

Don’t Compare Yourself To Anyone

So I had my metabolic fitness test on Wednesday with Laurent Bannock and Lindsay Holden from Guru Performance. I was going to tell you all about it today but I only got the results last night and I need to look at them and interpret them properly before I report back to you. I will do …

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egg white omelette

Nutrition

The Egg White Omelette

Today I want to talk to you about something that really bugs me. It’s something that I see every week in the popular media and particularly in fitness circles which makes it even more frustrating. The egg white omelette. I guess that it was borne out of the idea that the yolk has fat in …

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Protein

Nutrition

How Much Protein Do We Really Need?

It’s Friday 🙂 As you know, last saturday we had our seminar and one of the areas that I looked at was obtaining enough protein in your diet and the optimal amount for burning fat. I’ve mentioned it many times before but it always worth looking at it again as so many of you just aren’t …

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High reps vs low reps

Training

High Reps to Burn Body Fat Right?

Should you use high reps and low weight or low reps and a heavy weight? The answer is very simple Both. But it depends what your goals are. Let’s look at the number of reps as a continuum. 1-15… If you can lift a weight only once and not even get two reps that is considered your …

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Mindset

Super SKINNY Doesn’t Always Mean Success

This post came about after a new client of mine in the gym said she was “desperate” to get back into her skinny jeans. My client told me that she had previously achieved great results from running and restricting her calories and was concerned that resistance training would make her bulky. It’s always fascinating to …

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