Keep It Simple Stupid



With everyone trying to stand out from the crowd and attract potential customers it’s not surprising personal trainers are trying to find the next ‘big thing’. Just keep it simple stupid.


Why look for the next ‘big thing’, magic potion or shortcut to success? We know what works, it’s just that people don’t want to face it. The truth is that being in amazing shape is a difficult task, but remember being in a healthy state is not, and should be a priority for everyone as part of daily life.

Don’t be fooled by the most complicated workout protocol or nutrition strategy that has been “proven” to make you lose weight/gain muscle in X amount of time. The more complicated to task ahead, the less chance you have of sticking to it.

You will not get results from carrying out 10,000 different techniques 5 times; you will get results from carrying out the 5 basics 10,000 times. If you can nail the basics and hit them on the consistent basis, the minor details will fall into place and results will follow. Don’t lose sight of the bigger picture by worrying about the details.

Now this all sounds good, but what does this mean for you? For 90% of the population follow the next two simple steps and you can’t go far wrong.

Move more

Carry out exercise you enjoy. Whether that’s walking the dog, Zumba, weight lifting or playing sports. Whatever your exercise of choice is, just do it more! People aren’t designed to sit at a desk for 8 hours a day and then come home for a rest and sit some more. Get up


Eat real food

By eating nutrient dense, high quality balanced foods you will be fuelling your body with all the goodness it needs. Spend time making meals with the family and enjoy the process of cooking. The more you understand what goes into your meals the more you will care how you fuel your body.


I know this isn’t rocket science but just keep these basic points in mind when thinking about your goal. Stop over complicating things and get moving, it will fall into place and results will follow. Don’t lose sight of the bigger picture by worrying out the details.

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