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September 11, 2014

determination

Personal Trainer Sydney blogs about determination

determined
dɪˈtəːmɪnd/
adjective
having made a firm decision and being resolved not to change it.
synonyms: intent on, bent on, set on, dead set on, insistent on, fixed on, resolved on/to, firm about, committed to, hell-bent on; single-minded about, obsessive about, obsessed with, fanatical about, fixated on.

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August 5, 2014

shut up your inner sabateur or sneaky motherfucker

Personal trainer Sydney on how to achieve your intentions

Shut up your inner saboteur AKA your ‘SNEAKY MO FO’ and move your ass regularly!

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August 5, 2014

energy is infectious

Personal Trainer Sydney energy is infectious

Don’t let angry, aggressive and negative hounds upset your mood.
I walk my black Lab Leroy Brown every morning and afternoon. On these walks if Leroy sees a dog that he doesn’t ‘like’ he will sense the energy from over 5m away. He will pull his lead and move out of the dog’s path in order to avoid the dog and his/her energy.

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August 5, 2014

what i would tell the girl in the red tank top

personal trainer sydney gives advice to her younger self

Lisa Brown Personal Trainer tells us what advice she would give her 20-year-old self.

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August 5, 2014

my dad and the Dalai Lama

Dalai Lama quotes

I love to read inspirational quotes and I love to share them on my Facebook Page and here on my Jibber Jabber page. I came across this amazing quote from the big Dalai Lama a few months ago…

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August 5, 2014

how i got the monkey off my back

personal trainer Sydney recovers from bulimia

How I got the monkey off my back re dealing with bulimia.

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August 5, 2014

tripping up arse over tit at the supermarket

Personal Trainer Sydney tripping up at the supermarket

Tripping up arse over tit at the supermarket.

Not literally guys…..although there was the time I slipped and fell over some spilt yogurt in the fridge aisle while checking out the hot, straight chick picking out some hummus with her boyfriend (but we can save that for another jibber jabber I think).

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February 2, 2014

Your attention please!

This life of yours is 100% your responsibilityNo one is coming to save you. This life of yours is 100% your responsibility. Wow! I saw these words in the above picture and it really resonated with me.

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January 15, 2014

Festive period… we have to talk…

festive period trainingI can’t do this anymore… it’s over… I’m sorry. It’s not you, it’s me… You are so much fun and these last three weeks have been great but I have to be honest and let you know that as much as I’ve loved partying with ya and your cheeky spontaneous ways I am going back to Clean Living.

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August 20, 2013

Bridesmaids and a stolen personal training session in Sydney

Did you see the Bridesmaids movie??? I wasn’t a massive fan of it but I am in the minority it seems, however, there was a scene in the movie that made me chuckle big time. It was when the two lead characters were hiding behind a tree and ‘stealing’ a bootcamp session.

I had exactly the same thing happen to me last week during a session!

I was working with a one on one client at my gym in The Rocks, Sydney. It was her second session and thus we are still getting to know each other. I was explaining why posture is so important and I was demonstrating how to mobilize the thoracic spine (in basic terms: improve her posture). I was deep in the demo and enthusiastically selling the benefits of correct posture when I noticed that my client was totally distracted*

[*my personal trainer ego was slightly miffed as I know that I can sell mobilization of the thoracic spine to new clients like some P.T’s sell six pack stomachs…….. FYI good posture is, in my opinion, more important than a six-pack. A hunched over, rounded back is never a good look and def not good for spine health, the way we view the world, the way the world views us etc etc]

Anyway back to the story:

I followed my clients’ eyes and soon realised that a lady was standing uncomfortably close behind me without my knowledge. She was totally engrossed in the information I was delivering. My client was looking at her as if to question her close presence.

I initially ignored her and carried on talking to my client hoping that the lady would move away. I soon realised that this was not going to happen and when I asked her if I could help her, she simply responded with: “ I am just listening’. I carried on with the session but was totally dumbstruck and lost for words when she literally started stealing the personal training session by copying the exact same exercises at an extremely close proximity to us.

When this happened in the Bridesmaids movie, the stereo typical Bootcamp instructor yells:

“HEY! IF YOU WANT TO TAKE THIS CLASS YOU ARE GONNA HAVE TO PAY FOR IT LIKE THE REST OF THESE BI###ES!”

I sorta wanted to say something like this (without the profanity offcourse, the client was only in her second session and I didn’t want to scare her off so soon ☺). I have to confess that I actually had no idea what to do as this had never happened to me before. In the end the lady went over and joined a group exercise class that was going on. This saved our blushes and we were actually able to have a good laugh about it and get on with the business of the session.

You know guys, I would have been totally happy to share the love and had a chat to this lady afterwards and explain how she could improve her posture. I saw her lingering close to another session a couple of days later and this time I said:

“HEY! IF YOU WANT TO TAKE THIS CLASS YOU ARE GONNA HAVE TO PAY FOR IT LIKE THE REST OF THESE BI###ES!”

Just kidding……. I informed her politely that she could ask me questions later but asked her to give us more room for safety reasons as I didn’t want her to get hit by a swinging Kettlebell!

FYI check out the hilarious scene from Bridesmaids (someone has obviously recorded and posted with I Phone but still OK quality and you will get the idea)
http://youtu.be/gBsDb32cdPU

Jibber Jabber over n out.