Introduction A growth mindset, a term popularised by psychologist Carol Dweck, refers to the belief that one’s abilities and intelligence can be developed through dedication and hard work. This concept contrasts sharply with a fixed mindset, where abilities are viewed as static. Understanding and cultivating a growth mindset is crucial because it fundamentally alters how […]

17th April 2024

Why digital detox? In today’s digital age, where our lives are intertwined with technology, suggesting a digital detox might initially seem out of place, especially for personal trainers who rely on digital tools. However, there’s a compelling argument for scaling back on screen time. Personal trainers have the unique opportunity to improve their clients’ physical […]

15th March 2024

As the world becomes more health-conscious, the demand for personal trainers has increased exponentially. However, it is not enough for personal trainers to design exercise routines and provide nutritional advice. They must also understand the psychology of their clients and be able to motivate them effectively. This is where the Theory of Planned Behaviour (TPB) […]

29th March 2023

This is a re-post of an article I wrote back in 2016. The message is still as important today as it was then. As a personal trainer and fitness education tutor, I spend a lot of time teaching the importance of adopting healthy behaviours such as healthy eating, exercising daily, stress management and sleeping. I’m […]

7th March 2023

Physical activity has long been recognised as an important factor in overall health and well-being, but its benefits extend far beyond physical health. Regular physical activity has been shown to have numerous psychological health benefits as well, including reducing stress and anxiety, improving mood and self-esteem, and even helping to alleviate symptoms of depression. Reduce […]

3rd January 2023

Everyone wants to be good at something. Maslow (a famous but dead psychologist!) suggested it was one of the human needs essential for a good life. Being good at something gives us a sense of purpose and increases our confidence, self-worth, and self-esteem. But who wants to settle for good when great would be a […]

25th May 2022

It is very common to feel a little down in the dumps on Monday morning. In fact, many people that claim to love their job still suffer from the Monday blues. It is possibly due to the natural come down after a fun weekend with friends and family. Whenever you do something enjoyable, there is […]

12th April 2022

Last week I shared maxim number 8 with you: Remove the negatives As promised here is this week’s maxim for you. #9 Have fun! Last week’s article was pretty deep. This week I want to remind you of the importance as a fitness professional to have fun. In a radio interview, I heard Lennie James, […]

23rd February 2022

Last week I shared maxim number 7 with you: Be Tenacious and Resilient As promised here is this weeks maxim for you. #8 Remove the negatives Many years ago, I was sitting in front of my GP filling out a questionnaire stuck on the question, have you ever had suicidal thoughts. When I think back […]

16th February 2022

Last week I shared maxim number 5 with you: Find your one thing. As promised here is this weeks maxim for you. #6 Move yourself happyBetween 2008 and 2013, I was very unhappy. My doctor diagnosed me with severe depression, and I was not myself for a long time.The fear of those dark days coming […]

2nd February 2022

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