Tuesday 16 December 2014

Success for Kate after a half hour's conversation!

An email from a young lady who I met for a chat last year, in December.
Hi Paul, Kate Fenton here. Name might ring a bell. I was the sad, lost, frighteningly obese girl you sat with in "snack'n'chat" cafe 12 months ago! God where's the year gone? I just wanted to drop you a line thanking you for that day. I know finances didn't allow me to undertake your personal training programme but I just wanted to let you know the chat did just as important a job. It seemed to bring my head to a better place, the Tony Robbins suggestion quite possibly changed my life. So I just wanted to give you an update as well as thank you for being a huge part in the changes I've made. When you work in an industry that's designed to help people I always think it's nice to know you have succeeded in that and it is so appreciated; and also to see transformations in people. With Christmas approaching I've been a little guilty of letting myself slip but, luckily, I've become aware of this, before it gets out of hand, and it will be dealt with accordingly.You never know, now the confidence is ever so slightly returning, I may just rock up for a kettlebell beating! Anyway, thank you again, that day was probably just another consultation for you...but for me, it changed everything!
Congratulations on your successful year, Kate!

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Thursday 27 November 2014

Gastric Band - the only solution doctors can come up with

"The procedures could leave the already strained NHS with a £12BILLION bill"

Eating disorders exist in developed countries where food is abundant. There is not an obesity problem in countries where food is scarce. Anorexia is a psychological problem. Obesity is also a psychological problem.

For someone to consider surgery a practical and sensible choice instantly identifies them as having a mental illness. For a person to be unable to recognise their growing body fat, or diminishing body weight identifies a mental illness involving delusion and a self-perception misfire in the brain.

Eating disorders are a symptom of societies with food abundance. Abundance of food products that are processed and produced in what look more like laboratories rather than kitchens. The over fat and the under weight are not part of any social group. Many are successful in life and work and education. Many have otherwise productive lives. It is not an illness of the ignorant or the uneducated.
Eating disorders are a pyschological mental illness. In short, the person is so compelled to eat, or starve, that the sense in what they are doing is pushed aside. Sense, that is, in terms of the risk to their existence. Deliberately starving yourself is only going to end badly. Over eating, sooner or later, is only going to end badly. Even if it doesn't end badly, the path to the end is an uncomfortable path.

The gastric band stops food from entering the guts, as far as I know. People feel fuller quicker when they eat. This curbs appetite and thus intake of calorie volumes. So it is probably fair to say that it works. And the return on investment may be a viable argument too. Nip it in the bud now, and save on monstrous medical bills when that patient becomes the long term sick.

The fact remains, however, that a doctor recommending surgery for a psychological disorder is akin to the archaic practise of electric shock treatment in asylums in previous centuries.

In my experience of mental health the only thing doctors are good at is dishing out drugs. Uppers, downers and all sorts of other poisons that turn thinking people into stoned zombies. Indeed, there was a time when amphetamines were dished out as appetite suppressants.

Friday 14 November 2014

Exercise fads - choose one, join in or miss out?

Well into November and after a month of deep diving into the murky waters of twitter and facebook, I amassed a plethora of health options to the left, right and centre. You can't walk past a park or a church hall without seeing people bouncing, bopping, flipping flopping in all directions.
"Here, our Denise, I've just been to this new ZigZag Workout down at the church hall? Its amazing!"
They come and go faster than a politician's reputation, so you have to be quick! A good craze passes like the change of the weather, and you will be yesterday's news.
Another day, another workout craze. People report proven results from their latest workout craze. Zumba? Remember that? Insanity? Had a go at that yet? What about CrossFit? Have you entered a team event cross country mud race yet? Boot camp? Specialist Yoga? Does anyone still have a Jane Fonda workout video working that butt? My legs still hurt from a BodyPump class in 2007.
But are any of them any better than the rest? Really?
As Jason Vale says "The workout that works is the workout you do." So if you're a single mum and you can't get to the gym, lift your baby out the pram and push out 50 squats. You'll soon see the results. Don't feel left out. There will be another craze just around the corner. Keep yourself trim in the meantime.

If you think about it, people exercised and kept fit long before any of these fitness fad brands were conceived. They seemingly provide the answer where none lay before. They are exciting, stimulating, and alternative to the gym and sports, and they get results. Moreover, they are addictive, and stickability is the toughest thing to conquer. Shoe-horning an hour of sweating and panting into our busy schedules without upsetting, leaving out, or being ridiculed by, anyone else is the main challenge. Who would have thought that doing one hour's exercise would upset so many people?
Importantly, these fads do not re-invent the wheel. You're still bones and organs and muscle, and as long as you keep using these bits of you, they will stay in good shape.

Enjoying fitness is the key. Either enjoying the results so much it simply must be done. Or enjoying the workout class for its social aspect and group spirit. We become habitual exercisers, followers, disciples, advocates. The days of buying an exercise bike and doing 40 minutes in the box room are, surely now, dead ends. Uninspiring, boring and repetitive. Or are they? Some people still do this and continue to produce great results. Each to their own. But until you find your special addiction to your preferred workout cult, never be afraid to try something new. Try something new all the time. It will either go flat quickly, or you'll be invigorated by the experience, feel pride in yourself for giving it a go and overcoming fear, and you will probably look forward to doing it again.
Just turn off the TV, put down the tablet, put on your trainers, and go for a walk. Start today, or tomorrow.... Just start.

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Wednesday 29 October 2014

Website updated

Nothing special but some changes and a clearer pricing structure on view now at our 
PWR prices pages Still time to get into rude shape before the end of the year!

Friday 3 October 2014

Specialist personal training for total beginners

Fancy a free trial workout? To book that for you and your friends, you have to take the first step? Call or email now & tell us your dream goal. 
paul@pwrpersonaltraining.co.uk or 07855 121232
Personal Trainer Paul Richardson - of Preston, Lancashire
Parbold Bill(left) pushing Paul
has guided and coached countless people to healthier lifestyles and personal achievements they saw as beyond or behind them. The people who Paul helps are not "fitness people". Indeed, more often than not, its quite the opposite. They are normal people, with busy lives. Paul travels to client's homes throughout suburban Lancashire, and shapes effective changes that fit in and around the lifestyles that people lead in that part of the world. Hard working, family oriented people.
Some classic lines that Paul is used to hearing from prospective new starters, include:
"I am too busy"... "I have no time" ... "I like a glass of wine every night" ... "I have kids" ... "I work long hours" ... "I spend a lot of time travelling" ... "I dine out during work"...
Which is funny to hear. Funny, because more or less every new starter expresses a point like one, or all! - of these.
The difference between the successes and the non-starters? The future winners take that first, very VERY brave step to email Paul - paul@pwrpersonaltraining.co.uk - and ask him for his coaching.
They call because they feel they need to do something about their health and fitness or else face the prospect of continuing their lives as they are. Everyone who calls knows that something is not quite right about the balance of their health or lifestyle - or both - and they want to break the cycle they are stuck in.
"Nobody can help me!"
Paul is an expert at paving the way through a person's unique, individual and seemingly unsurpassable obstacles. Before they know it the path becomes clear and the person quickly starts to believe in the process, and see the results.
Because Paul's unique advice and coaching is tailored to fit each unique person, and empowers them at all times of the day or night, the resulting changes in behaviour and lifestyle decisions will be effective well into the long term.
The first step for you? Ask a question. Just ask Paul a question. Paul can help! paul@pwrpersonaltraining.co.uk

Tuesday 23 September 2014

Top 10 Benefits of Small Groups Training

Small Groups Training with PWR PT
Here at PWR Personal Training, we are proud to launch our small groups PT packages for the autumn 2014. Look out for our introductory offers here.
Small Group Training (SGT), or semi-private training (usually 2-10 participants) is rapidly becoming one of the hottest trends in the fitness industry. In fact, IHRSA (International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association) listed SGT as the #5 in their list of health trends.
These are some very good reasons why SGT is becoming so popular. Here is the top 10 benefits (in no particular order). SGT offers:
1. More personal attention – While Group Exercise offers many benefits, the instructors are not always able to see and correct each individual class member.
2. More economical – Personal Training provides the most personal attention and greatest opportunity to succeed. Some people, however, may find that SGT fits into their budget better and still gives them the attention they need.
3. Variety – By working with a knowledgeable fitness professional, your workouts will change/evolve as you progress, preventing hitting a plateau and boredom.
4. Camaraderie – Let’s face it, workouts love company. Sharing the workout enhances the experience for participants.
5. Motivation – Having someone exercising right beside you can push you a little harder than you might do on your own.
6. Support – Both the Trainer and other participants are there to help you get through the challenges of the workout and the obstacles in life.
7. Greater focus – There’s no time to let your mind wander with a Trainer keeping tight programming and watching your every move.
8. Fun – Yes, fun. The right exercise program done with friends can definitely be fun.
9. Adherence – Research shows that members that are involved in programs are more likely stick with it. With all of the previously listed benefits, how could you not want to keep coming back?
10. Results – When you stick with a well constructed program, you will get the results.
So, Small Group Training, this missing link between group exercise and 1 on 1 personal training, may be the answer to helping you reach your goals this Autumn and beyond.

Tuesday 19 August 2014

Laura on her way and 9lb lighter

(Flash update: Laura now 12lb lighter!)

Good news for current PWR member, Laura from Blackburn, who has been training hard on the treadmill and with kettlebell workouts, to produce a 9lb weight loss in July and August 2014. A concerted effort to moderate her lifestyle to include regular exercise and to get organised to prepare healthy, home cooked food has led to this encouraging early progress, on which to build further reductions in body fat.
Combining this healthy lifestyle with running her own limited company has been an impressive job well done.

To start your journey, we offer a no obligation meeting, for you to discuss your goals.
Click here to book a free chat with Paul.

Tuesday 20 May 2014

PWR Clients continue to achieve their goals...

Just to illustrate the success you can achieve if you set your heart and mind to it. With the right vision, guidance and a slice of dedication, your goal is within your reach...Busy mum of 3 and business woman (50+ year old) Sue set out her goal, in December '13 - to run a 10km in May '14. She had concerns about tight hips and back pain from the start, not to mention being a novice runner. We worked through a gradual programme of jogging, working steadily and carefully, increasing both distance and duration through the weeks, with flexibility and core work built in, and a focus on proper timing and content of food intake.

Sue completed the Manchester 10km on Sunday 18th May, in 65 minutes

Rachel Green is a regular at our Monday night Kettlebell Workout Class. Rachel is training in preparation for a 3 week trip to the Himalaya mountains in late 2014.
Photo: Run, Rachel, Run!!
Rachel completed the Manchester 10k this weekend, with a time of 67 minutes.

Well done ladies. More at the PWR Personal Training facebook page

Thursday 13 March 2014

Recent successes on Facebook

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Tuesday 25 February 2014

Tuesday 18 February 2014

Latest deals & updates from PWR Personal Training

Here at PWR Personal Training we are dedicated to guiding honest, hard working, professional people to achieve their optimum wellness.
Our latest deal won't last long, and is designed to help you put the foundations in place for a fitter and healthier body and lifestyle and we want to make your decision making process as easy as possible.

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Sunday 16 February 2014

Preston has lost a son. Their immortal star - Tommy Finney. A genius English footballer and a gentlemen.

Tommy Finney hands the baton of football entertainment to Georgie Best
Short film courtesy of Gary Cunliffe: 

Sunday 9 February 2014

Declining testosterone levels - super article

Beginning in middle age, men’s testosterone levels begin a steady decline, culminating in the so-called “andropause,” a state defined as partial androgen deficiency.19,20 On the same time-scale, men begin to gain weight as fat, and to lose lean muscle mass. It’s now abundantly clear that these two parallel processes are related—that is, the decline in testosterone levels is a direct cause of middle-aged men’s “battle of the bulge.”21 That’s a literal statement: age-associated testosterone decline is closely associated with deposition of deep abdominal fat, a component of the metabolic syndrome.
A citation from a report entitled: "Low Testosterone Promotes Abdominal Obesity in Aging Men"
in Life Extension Magazine http://www.lef.org/magazine/mag2010/oct2010_Low-Testosterone-Promotes-Abdominal-Obesity-Aging-Men_01.htm

Tuesday 21 January 2014

Check your vitamins and the good things in liver

In case your understanding of vitamins is a little mashed up, the enclosed document provides a decent one stop introduction to what our bodies need to optimise our health.
In short, Vitamins have been identified as the nutrients our bodies use for all the vital functions of our bodies. These include energy production, repair of cells, immune health, optimum function of muscles, eyes and organs. With decent dietary intake, all these functions improve. In their absence, our bodies become susceptible to ailments, weakness and fatigue.
It is chart showing what each vitamin does and how we can get it into our diets. For example, Vitamin A - vital for eye health and repair of body tissues - is found in highest quantities in Cod Liver Oil.
Vitamin D - the sunshine one - can be found in fatty fish and eggs, as well as liver oils, and is important for bones and teeth because it aids the use of calcium.

An interesting exercise to get your mind right onto ideal diet, would be to write a diet diary for a week, and then cross check it with the chart to see what vitamins you are getting enough of, and which you are short of. Compare any signs and symptoms you feel you may be seeing or feeling, with the role of absent vitamins. Then adjust your diet to include more of what you're missing.

Source: http://www.docstoc.com/docs/4866786/VITAL-VITAMIN-CHART-Nutrient-Food-Sources-Vitamin-A-Cod