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  • Lock Down 2.0 - Die Harder

    Lock Down 2.0 - Die Harder

    Wow... The announcement at the end of October was a major blow for so many small businesses. We knew tighter restrictions were coming but this was more than expected. I'm sure many of you will wonder what is in store for you and what Christmas will be like. Usually everyone decides that mid November their health can be put on hold til the new year. Yep, like a car we can leave it in the garage until we need it. Like a car it never needs any investment... Wait... yep you know cars don't take care of themselves,I bet you spend more on your cars up-keep than your own? A car is often seen asan investment, of course... one that basically drops in value by a third as you drive it off ....

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  • Mark's 12 Week Transformation

    Mark's 12 Week Transformation

    Meet Mark, a post COVID graduate of The Amazing 12 Week Physique Program. Like Amanda, who I posted about yesterday, Mark GRADUATED because this program requires focus and exceptional results do not just happen. You need optimal programming, nutrition, exercise selection and a client who know’s why they are there. Mark achieved phenomenal results with a 4 month break in the program. This is how powerful this program is. At Hounds of Health we have a team of trainers that work with every client and our sole focus is exceptional results. Mark came to us to make a transformation, he was very clear from the start. He was looking to up his game and he ....

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  • Amanda's 12 Week Transformation!

    Amanda's 12 Week Transformation!

    Meet Amanda, a post COVID graduate of The Amazing 12 Week Physique Program I say GRADUATE because this program takes focus and not everyone achieves graduation potential, not just that because Amanda held her focus to achieve this result with a 4 month break in the middle of the program! When you combine the focus of a client with optimal nutrition and programming, you can achieve astonishing results as these pictures demonstrate. Amanda was an existing client of Hounds of Health, so when we opened up slots for the Amazing 12 she wasn’t sure at first, she was active already and compared to many people had a good routine. However, as the spaces started ....

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  • When commitment and optimal programming come together!

    2020 has been a challenging year. Covid messed everyones plan up. But it didn't have to result in failure. Major changes in life don't have to lead to a resignation of your dreams and your goals. We don't have to put our hopes and aspirations on hold when we can't control the situation we are in. There are many of our clientsthat typify mental fortitude and focus in a pure form. I want to shout out Amanda today. The comeback kid post Covid. We can do extraordinary things as a team and with our training programs such as the Amazing 12. Amanda proved herself to be exceptional. Working with Amanda is so fun, and a program is only as good as it's ....

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  • When it starts to work, it's time to stop

    When it starts to work, it's time to stop

    Your program is going to be working so well, you’re going to stop doing it. ‘ Dan John (Strength Coach) It’s in human nature to look for the next hit, fix or variety. Frantisek was in the studio training a few clients with me on Tuesday evening and he said ‘every time I see you training you are doing kettlebell front squats’ I said ‘I know I F@$% #ng hate them’ Week in week out... front squats. thing is I’m now on 3 sets of 20reps with 48kg. It’s not pleasant. I really don’t enjoy it. But I can do it, and I like the progress. If you are like me there’s a kick of curiosity and ....

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  • Are you worth investing in?

    Are you worth investing in?

    Are you worth investing in?

    I know that sounds like something from a government sponsored initiative or something from the dragons den, however I've been thinking about Investments vs expenses. At the turn of the industrial revolution there was a major shift in thinking. The early industrialists realised that through investing in technology they could radically change their profitability and out compete the old style of businesses run by small enterprises and cottage industries. This mean investing in looms, or water power, canals, printing presses, steam engines etc. The natural consequence was that it drove the cost of labour down.People went from being the asset to the ....

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  • Studio Open and Corona Policy

    Studio Open and Corona Policy

    Thank you so much for your patience. A Just over a week ago all gyms were given the go ahead to open on the 25th of July. There’s been a lot of work to do, I’ve been thinking long and hard about the best way to start opening up our space to training in person. Thank you to our clients who have filled in a recent survey, it strongly guided my decisions. Please be aware that this is phase one of our opening, and it is subject to change. Why? Because we don’t know what the post lockdown world will bring. I’ve done my best to anticipate your needs, but I may find that certain classes are not attended, or some are really busy and I’ll need to react. Hounds of ....

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  • Why I Don't See a Distinction between 'Virtual' or 'In Person' Training

    Why I Don't See a Distinction between 'Virtual' or 'In Person' Training

    At Hounds of Health we are way more interested in the application of coaching clients to a RESULT, rather than running classes. I like hanging out and training with clients in the gym. I like the toys and the vibe. But if tomorrow I was told it was impossible to train anyone in person ever again it wouldn't affect my job description. We achieve results in-person, virtually or even purely by sending programming via email. The truth is our virtual clients are smashing it at the moment! Hounds of Health as a business and team of coach's is interested in the process of finding the most efficient route from A to B. As such our environment things such as lockdown… the ....

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  • Cider Diet and other musings (Podcast and Video Interview)

    Cider Diet and other musings (Podcast and Video Interview)

    A few days ago I appeared on a Podcast by Peter Lant of the Bath Kettlebell Society. I've know Peter for a few years, and he is a big part of a community of awesome trainers I network with. In this chat we cover all things fitness as it pertain's to the busy person who wants to get fit but just can't make it stick! I talk about being out of shape and working long hours trying to find the time to fit in my health I was constantly injured and "made of glass" and I sharewhat I did to make sure I remainstrong and resilient. This is a great podcast to listen to if you just don't know how you can juggle all the responsibilities in your life and get fit!!! There's either ....

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  • How can you know what you haven't experienced?

    How can you know what you haven't experienced?

    There are great things that are happening inside our community, things that if you were part of could super charge your results. Thing is, and this is my mistake, you just don't know what is happening at Hounds of Health! We may as well be invisible to the outside world…and the consequence is that we are invisible to the people who need us most. When health takes place at home, who is there to see the high fives, pr's, drops in measurements and weight? I know you're getting my emails because something wasn't working and perhaps stil isn't. At the moment your gym isn't open and perhaps hasn't put in place any care for its clients (if it was one of the super gyms ....

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