The DCHP Approach To Flexible Dieting

How many times have you heard that in order to achieve your health and physique goals you need to eat "clean"? That eating "Paleo", avoiding processed foods and any junk food will automatically derail all your hard earned work? And how many times have you struggled to stick to this advice on the weekend, pushing and pushing until you get to the … [Read more...]

Stacking Your Nutrition and Training

Have you ever started a new nutrition and training program full of enthusiasm and ready to go? Have you prepped your meals for the week, booked in all your workouts and got your supplements ready in little bags? And after a week have you started feeling burnt out, tired, lacking motivation and absolutely starving? And even if you have managed to … [Read more...]

How to Know What To Measure In Your Fitness Program

One of the biggest struggles we all have with our fitness and health programs is knowing what to measure. There are so many variables to measure and so many tools available like calorie counting apps, devices that measure your steps and so much more that the plethora of options can lead to overwhelm. What we want to do in this article is to go … [Read more...]

Why Our Clients Use A Food Journal

Paleo. If It Fits Your Macros. Vegan. The Mediterranean Diet. Weight Watchers. What do all these have in common? They all make you reduce your calories and monitor your food intake. This is why they all have had a serious amount of success. But what do they not look at and help? The WHY behind what you eat. The triggers and factors that … [Read more...]

Nutrition and Breastfeeding

As a new mum, life is hard. You are functioning on limited sleep, pain medication and are now in the midst of the most important and challenging thing you will ever do: fully support a life. So with all this in mind, how are you supposed to eat? Not only do you want to get back in pre-baby shape but you want that little bundle of joy to get … [Read more...]

If Your Clients Fail, Are You A Failure?

Recently I watched  a video of a Personal Training Business Mastermind Group in which a Coach was discussing how he gets upset when clients don’t follow his advice. He takes it personally and plays on his mind for a long time. His mentor’s response was this was for him not to get bothered by it. Take no credit, take no blame. You have given your … [Read more...]

Why Setting Goals For Your Clients is Making Them Fail

Picture this: Your client comes in to meet you for the very first time. They're excited. They want to make a change in their lives. They have heard all about you. The results you have gotten for others. How hard you can train people. And then you set goals. Big, hairy, ostentatious goals like you have heard you have to to get amazing … [Read more...]

Where to Start Your Clients

A new client comes in. Its the most exciting and terrifying part of being a Personal Trainer. "What do I do? Bodyfat? Strength test? Talk? Ask for credit card details? Give them a workout where they won't be able to go to the toilet without cursing my name? Tell them their macros and get them to track food?" This is a totally normal part of being … [Read more...]

The 4 Pillars Of Successful Programming

As a mentor and Coach to many young and up-and-coming trainers, I get asked a lot of questions: "What supplements should my clients take?" "How do I teach my clients the Olympic lifts?" "Is cardio or sprints better for fat loss?" All these questions are perfectly valid and reasonable. However, they all are missing the point of what the most … [Read more...]

The Road to Personal Trainer Mastery

In my opinion, the single worst thing that has ever happened in the fitness industry is the designation of a "Master Trainer". It has led to far many Personal Trainers graduating from their 8 week course thinking they know it all. They have it so very wrong. I have spent the last 13 years wholeheartedly dedicating myself to the pursuit of … [Read more...]