Personal Trainer Exeter – KaiZen / ReBoot Webcast #1…


Despite being Tech-idiots, Kyle Hargreaves from Kaizen Coaching and myself from actually managed an hour of quality content with our first weekly hangout.


In this first episode, we start the ‘introductions’ by asking Kyle about the philosophy of KaiZen Coaching and how it can help people.


Here It is:



We have an awesome discussion on:

  • The principles of weight loss
  • My no.1 most important ‘rule’ for transformation…
  • ‘Animal attacks’ (not in the way you think)
  • Being attacked by angry villagers (or fitpros)
  • How we help people empower themselves through coaching to create solutions that fit their own lives
  • Our thoughts on the state of the Fitness industry and why it fails so many people…
  • And more!


Sorry about the image and sound quality, we will improve this moving forward, unfortunately we are both tech idiots and clearly need some new kit!!!

Over the coming weeks we will be answering your questions around health, happiness and fitness, so please post any questions you have for us!




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Personal Trainer Exeter’s 21 Good Habits For Slaughtering Your Fat Loss And Back Pain – Tip 2 – Regularly Creating Goals

Yesterday I started my “Personal Trainer Exeter’s 21 Good Habits for Slaughtering Your Fat Loss And Back Pain Series”, if you haven’t read it then you can find the post HERE.

  1. Regularly creating goals.

How Can You Hit A Target That You Haven’t Hung?

Kind of like a ship they know their end destination, they have a target, if you don’t you simply can’t hit it. So what do you want with regards to your health, fat loss, back pain, body shape in the next year, in order to do that can you break the bigger goal down into smaller more manageable chunks.

losing 6 stone or 84lbs in 1 year can sound quite scary, losing 1.75lbs a week for 12months is doable, remember if you’re not doing this then chances are it is because the brain may find the big goal threatening, if it is break it down to the smallest and simplest numbers (1.75 lbs is doable) then ask “What habits would I have to do daily to lose 1.75lbs per week…?”

Also Understand how your goals interact with each other, how does your health goal interact with your relationships, your work, your own relaxation time, remember the circle of life (cheesy lion king reference), all areas are interconnected, understand this adn what will be required to make them all work together and you’ll fly through.


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Personal Trainer Exeter’s 21 Good Habits For Slaughtering Your Fat Loss And Back Pain – Tip 1 – Scheduling Good Habits

After reading a copy of  Rich Habits — The Daily Success Habits of Wealthy Individuals, Tom Corley outlines several habits that distinguish the wealthy from the nonwealthy. Now although the book is predominantly aimed around wealth I still feel a lot of his original habits can be used towards health and wellness (after all the difference between health adn wealth is one letter). Also I got some from a recent article in Success magazine and added in a couple of my own.

I know not one approach operates for all people, so take the ones that resonate with you and get started ASAP. Here is Personal Trainer Exeter’s 21 Good Habits For Slaughtering Your Fat Loss And Back Pain!

1. Scheduling good daily habits.

Decide on which habits you want?

Good habits are the foundation of any kind of success, after all Aristotle said “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”

The difference between successful and unsuccessful people lies in their daily habits. Simply put, successful people have more good habits than they do bad ones, how do they define them as good and bad, well initially by asking a simple question of “how does this serve me?” or “Does this help or hinder my ability to achive X?”

You see “good” habits take them towards their goals / dreams / ambition, “bad” take the away.

In his book, Corley invites you to take out a sheet of paper and list your bad habits in one column and then invert each one to place under a new column for good habits. It should look like this:

Bad Habit/Good Habit

I watch too much TV.             I limit myself to one hour of TV per day.

I don’t remember names.     I write down names and remember them.

So for 30 days, follow the guidance of your new good habits list. You’ll be amazed at how much you can accomplish.


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Personal Trainer Exeter On How Being In Threat Is Keeping You Fat And Stuck With Back Pain

Hey guys,

One for everyone in exeter on how threat is keeping you from getting the body you want or getting rid of your pain.

First let’s look at what threat is, this perhaps is the simplest definition i have come across “an indication of imminent harm, danger, or pain!”

So in relation to your goals and your body then threat can be seen as “Anything real or imagined that is perceived as an indication of imminent harm, danger, or pain!”

Key words in there perceived, if you perceive something as threatening, no matter how tiny you activate a threat response and become reactive and being buffered around by the affects (re-read as constant yo-yo dieting, stopping exercise, not starting, still eating C.R.A.P food even when you “know” you shouldn’t, not taking action on what you say you really want).

Anytime you find yourself reacting like thye above you are already acting out of threat, you are literally out of your mind and can’t use your powerful human brain to think your way out of the problem.

The answer is 3 fold:

1. To work on the threat, to seek prediction and response, to stop pulling the gun out on yourself and adding more threat into your lives or distractions to avoid the threat.
2. Work on your perception, remember what you find threatening is what someone else laughs at so if you cannot or more importantly decide to keep that threat in your life (potential benefits in the long run like weight loss or back pain going), then ask your self the following:

Why do i perceive this as threatening?

Where do these thoughts come from?

How do I know that with absolute certainty that this is what will happen?

What else could also happen?

If i perceived this as non threatening, how would i feel?

What would have to heppen in order for this to not be threatening to me right now?

(BOOM – get here and see what happens)!

3. Stop with the bullshit, nasty names you call yourself.

They ARE complete bullshit!!!! (re-read until this sinks in) they ARE also keeping you deep, Deep, DEEP in threat.

Your job is to work on becoming your own best friend.

Someone you can rely on.

Someone you can trust.

Become that and your life will change… and so will your health, fitness, fat loss and back pain.

“Because David said to do it” is a SHIT strategy for changing your body.

“David said this might help me so let me test it out” is a GREAT one… if you measure it against your own happiness (after all the end result of any goal is for you to be happy with who you are is it not).

Be careful what you measure.

What you measure is what you focus on.

What you focus on dictates whether your experience will be a happy one… or not!

So be careful what you measure.

ALWAYS measure it against your own happiness, if you are not getting happier, then STOP! Take stock, readjust your perspective or walk away from the threat, quitting can be ok!

Let me know your thoughts.


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Personal Trainer Exeter Client Deadlift Video.

Awesome video from one of my Personal Trainer clients in Exeter, Devon, well done Jackie.

If you want to experience what it can be like to live pain free and drop body fat within a week then head to Reboot Personal Training to claim your 1-week trial.


Personal Trainer Exeter On How Kleptomania Is Running Your fat Loss And Why Simple Shit Works Consistently!

Hey guys,


The post from Personal Trainer Exeter today is inspired by something I saw posted on Facebook by a coach i respect and admire (Kevin Nations – the original is here)

In it he mentions a laptop (a Google Chrome book) that although isn’t as nice as his ipad, it gets the job done. The job in this case is being able to connect to the internet anywhere at any time via any means necessary.





Now in this instance the Chromebook is almost 25% of the price of the mac book, doesn’t look as slick yet it connects anywhere, any time via any means necessary, basically it fulfils what the original intention is!


Now sometimes in life we get caught up in “magpie syndrome” (kind of like Kleptomaniacs but no stealing), we get distracted by shinny stuff that appears to be better!!




Key statement there “appears to be better!”


Better for what, yeah sure the grass always looks greener…




But greener for what, like the picture says isn’t the other side always greener, no matter what side you are on??


Now this seems to always comes back to two things:

1. not being specific on what you want exactly (I will post my thoughts on this later on).
2. Not stopping and asking is what your doing actually getting the job done?


Here in lies the valuable lesson in goal achievement / fitness / business / LIFE in this message. Borrowing from Kevins post:


“Sometimes cheap devices that get the job done beat the fancy flashy options that fall short of the finish line (in this case a laptop that just WORKS AND CONNECTS anywhere I need it to!)…”


  • So a simple question to ask yourself “is what I am currently doing getting the job done?”
  • YES – keep doing it?
  • NO – Stop it and ask “what would I need to do to get the job done?” and “why am I always able to get the job done?” (you can of course replace the word job with fat loss, back pain, goal, whatever…)
  • THEN – go out and do new answer, continually review by following above process! – success made simple! 😉


So for those of you in Exeter Devon looking to lose fat:

  • “Is what I am currently doing getting me the fat loss results I want?”
  • YES – keep doing it and ask “does this help or harm my long term health?” – this helps guard against shitty liquid diets and meal replacement bollocks!
  • NO – Stop it and ask “what would I need to do to get those results?” and “why am I always able to get the fat loss results I desire?”
  • THEN – go out and do new answer, continually review by following above process! – success made simple!




Don’t be one of those people skipping trend to trend, never getting the results you want.

Always use the questions to check the latest exercise / diet and make sure you have fully researched the long term effects as well. and remember 99.9% of the time the simple, nuts and bolts approach always works, consistently!


As always leave your comments below.




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Personal Trainer Exeter 25 Signs You’re Succeeding At Life Even If It Doesn’t Feel Like It

Saw this from one of my friends on Facebook and I thought it’d be a great link to send to you guys. I know sometimes when you are losing only 1lb per week or your back pain is only going down a little each week we sometimes lose sight of the progress you have made.

25 Signs You’re Succeeding At Life Even If It Doesn’t Feel Like It.


Hope you enjoyed the article, please leave your thoughts in the comments section below.




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