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6 reasons you are tired

6 Reasons you are always tired that have nothing to do with sleep

We’ve all had those nights where schedules don’t allow you much rest time, and where you wake up feeling more ...
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men's health week 2018

Let’s think about men’s health issues. This year is all about diabetes.

It is Men’s Health Week 2018 from the 11th to 17th of June and this year the focus of the ...
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How to reduce post workout muscle soreness

How to Reduce Post-Workout Muscle Soreness

How to Reduce Post-Workout Muscle Soreness Muscle soreness? It happens—especially if you’re trying to build strength or flexibility, are challenging ...
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Golden years

5 easy lifestyle changes to consider in your golden years

So, you’ve finally reached your golden years and have come to the point in your life when you’re ready to ...
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paleo and keto diet differences

What’s the difference between Paleo and Ketogenic diet?

There are plenty of diets that end up being fads and flashes—here one year, gone the next. But other eating ...
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questions frequently asked by clients

[VLOG] Questions frequently asked by prospective clients

When I hired my first Personal Trainer some 10 years ago or so I had about a million questions and ...
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Wherever you are at, that's the perfect place to start

The perfect time to start a weight loss program

So many times I see people over complicating their body transformation projects because they think they have to get many ...
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Yoga for strength and relaxation

How Yoga Can Help with Relaxation and Strength Building

It’s obvious that yoga helps you with many aspects of your life which includes: mentally, spiritually, emotionally, and physically. While ...
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The difference between try and triumph is a little umph

6 common mistakes people make when trying to lose weight

Working on a fitness makeover can be a lonesome time for some. My experience as a coach is that a ...
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get out of a funk with your fitness project

How to get out of a funk with your fitness project

It's quite normal to hit roadblocks and get stuck in a funk whenever we embark on a project of any kind ...
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success winning attitude

M = Mindset [what SMART stands for]

Your mindset is the key to success. You will never see any fat loss program through to the end unless ...
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Confidence Sexy Size Sexy Shape

S = Sexy Size [what SMART stands for]

The name SMART Fitness Makeover came about during a conversation that I had with one of my past marketing coaches ...
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Case study: how to get into the best shape of your life after 40

She got into the best shape of her life. After 40. A case study.

Belinda (nor her real name, of course) was a housewife who became a mother later in life, in her late ...
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Stay fit even when super busy

How to get fit (and stay that way) when you are super busy

I am always a little bit sad when Summer ends because I love the longer hours of daylight, the warmer ...
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Being consistent with your efforts will bring you results

Step 4 – Stay Consistent To Keep Off That Stubborn Fat!

“Living well on a day-to-day basis brings eternal happiness” By Rich “Slayer of Stubborn Fat” Tweten CPT, Author I realize ...
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Win your day with these 4 simple steps

4 Simple Steps to Win Your Day. Every Day. [Infographic]

I am in the very fortunate position of being able to wake up naturally a lot of the time and ...
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banish excuses and get on with your fat loss plan

Step 3 – Small But Consistent Steps Of Action To Slay Stubborn Fat

"Make good things happen for yourself or bad things will surely happen to you” By Rich “Slayer of Stubborn Fat” ...
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SAD winter depression

Don’t let SAD drown your spirit. 5 tips for excellent mental health this Winter.

In the past few weeks (I am writing this in October, 2016) I have noticed a resurgence of social media ...
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Set your reasonable fitness goals with visualisation

Step 2 – Set Your Reasonable Fitness Goals Using Visualization

"To get what you want, you must know what you want” By Rich “Slayer of Stubborn Fat” Tweten CPT, Author ...
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DNA testing

DNA testing for fitness and fat loss: my experience so far.

As a New Year’s treat in January 2016 I decided to have a go at DNA testing after it came ...
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Step 1 – You Must Transform Your Body Now!

"The first step towards transformation is awareness” By Rich “Slayer of Stubborn Fat” Tweten CPT, Author Have you accidentally programmed ...
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healing from bone bruising requires a lot

Bone bruising: a year into my convalescence

Last week (5th September) I celebrated a year since my infamous injury that caused me extensive bone bruising to the ...
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The ultimate fitness makeover checklist

12 things you need to banish your love handles once and for all

When you take the decision to undertake a Fitness Makeover you have already overcome the first big obstacle in your ...
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Poopámon Go workout

The Poopámon workout: when your horse becomes your Personal Trainer!

In this blog I bring you another clever workout... actually it's not really a workout, more like turning something mundane and ...
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My easy recipe for fitness makeover success

My secret recipe for Fitness Makeover success

When it comes to fitness and weight loss there is so much information available in the blogosphere that it's truly ...
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Comparative Review

Intense or Very Intense Program: which one is better for you?

When people ask me how my work ...eeeerrr... works they are often surprised when I tell them that I don't ...
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Free YouTube workouts

FREE workouts on YouTube: 30 Day Shred review

Free online workout videos on YouTube often come up in conversation with potential clients or people that I meet at ...
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Never underestimate the power of a basic 20 min workout

How to jumpstart your fitness with a simple 20 min workout

When you start out in fitness (or start back with it) it's never a good idea to go at it ...
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Couple walking around some hills

From zero to hero in 12 weeks (of walking). A Case Study.

It's difficult for me to talk about real life clients because the nature of the work I do with them ...
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The magic pill for weight loss: an eraser

Want to erase the effects of a bad diet overnight? Try this!

Every now and then I do temping for a sports supplements company. I work in their Customer Service Dept. answering clients' ...
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Friends

Good friends are great for your health

Relaxation and time out are fundamental ingredients for a successful Fitness Makeover. Not that we need any reasons to hang ...
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Always be kind to yourself

Mind your language! Learn how to use self-talk effectively.

The language we use can be very powerful. The words we use to communicate with our loved ones, our colleagues, ...
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Q. Do I have to workout for hours every day to lose weight? A. No. Maybe. It depends.

Does the prospect of a mammoth workout make you cringe and act as an instant put off from even considering structured ...
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The three main body types or somatotypes

Boost your fat loss results by making the most of your body type

If you have been good and kept up with your New Year resolutions to be slimmer and fitter by now ...
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DOMS

The secret to a lightning fast recovery from any workout

About a year or so ago I met one of my clients for the first time (let's call her as Amethyst) ...
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Inner Spring Cleaning all year round

Inner Spring cleaning: why probiotics are your friends

During the past couple of weeks the buzzword on social media has been "Spring Cleaning". This expression seems to be ...
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A bowl of frozen berries

A berry easy way to enjoy a delicious treat packed with many health benefits

There are many things that make the prospect of Summer getting closer alluring. Food-wise I believe one of the biggest anticipations ...
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Social media tree

2016 Social Media Image Size Cheat Sheet

This post is for all the friends that read my blog posts on a regular basis (thank you!) and with ...
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Chocolate and cocoa powder for weight loss

Chocolate to help you lose weight? Yes please! ♥

If you are still reading this after looking at the picture above and haven't run to the kitchen to get ...
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