To people outside of gyms, it’s often a source of amazement that people pay a personal trainer. “I wouldn’t pay someone to count for me” “Just teach yourself on YouTube” “It’s lazy getting someone else to do the work for you” Unsurprisingly, we think all those statements are pretty ignorant. As usual, the loudest critics…

The other day, we put up an article about the kind of support we think you have a right to expect from your PT/coach. We didn’t look at what technical competence you should expect from them. The general public assume all PTs are the same  – knowledge-wise at least – when the truth couldn’t be…

Are you getting this from your PT? Let’s face it. PT is a luxury product. It’s likely to be one of your biggest outgoings each month. With any costly product, surely you want to make sure you’re getting the professional service you want? Sadly, too many people are paying too many PTs who deliver sub-standard…

Did you know you could do this at RWF Gym? At Real World Fitness Gym, a large number of gym members are having professional coaching. But for those that don’t use our coaching and like to program for themselves, we thought we’d offer some suggestions of movements you might not think you could do here….

A lot of the PT profession spends more time trying to impress you with their knowledge, than getting you results. I’m not anti-science, not by a LONG shot. But you have to realise that most people do not care about their valgus knees, their inactive medial glute and their kyphotic tendencies. As a PT, yes,…

It seems to be human nature to focus on the little things that make no difference, while ignoring the vast areas of life that we can make positive changes to. We stress about being too busy at work, when in reality we could just work a bit smarter or turn up half an hour earlier….

As myths and misconceptions go, the idea that all personal training clients are bored housewives with nothing better to do with their time and money is up there with fat loss pills bought from an ex-Love Island contestant being good for you, and endless treadmill running being the best way to lose fat. In short,…

Our weekly round-up of articles we’ve found useful and interesting. Well, I say weekly but I’ve been INCREDIBLY slack and not done one for ages. This week’s theme is a bit ranty – promise we’ll find and share some decent technical articles for next time. Thanks to all the writers and creators of these articles…

The PT profession gets a lot of stick – and in many cases, rightly so. We’re often seen as ogres, military-style drill sergeants, and proponents of dietary advice that would make even Gillian McKeith blush. In amongst all of that, though, is a core of decent trainers struggling hard against a tide of, frankly, bullshit….

I have a confession to make: I don’t like rugby.     I’ve tried and tried, but I just can’t do it. Now, this doesn’t make sense. I like team sports. I like physical sports, I like contact and *ahem* controlled violence. I even like close contact with another man’s pelvic area….well, maybe that’s a…

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