Working out away from the studio

Since becoming a personal trainer, I’ve seen a lot of amazing achievements and unfortunately many people that don’t quite make it. For those who achieve, there are a few common denominators and that can also be said for those who don’t achieve and don’t meet their goals….


Generally, those who achieve have these in common…

  • They work hard in the studio and push their limits. Sitting in your comfort zone doesn’t get results and ‘achievers’ know that and make sure it doesn’t happen.
  • They put the effort in outside of the studio. It’s easy to think “I have a personal trainer, so 1 session per week with them is enough!” IT’S NOT!!! In fact, it’s far from it. To get results you have to work for it and ‘achievers’ take away what they’ve learnt in the studio and put it into practice outside OR they attend classes where they can get good quality workouts.
  • They eat healthier and make changes to any bad dietary habits. It’s no secret that exercise alone is not enough to make you fit and healthy, diet has to come into the equation. ‘Achievers’ get the exercise and diet working hand in hand and results happen.


Those who don’t achieve have the following in common and it might as well be the reverse of the above….

  • Those who haven’t met their goals just haven’t pushed hard enough and aren’t willing to go to the next level. We all know it’s hard, but nothing in life worth having is ever free or easy to achieve, it takes time and effort! Being fit is the same, it’s not a quick fix and it hurts at times but the rewards are worth it!
  • They think a PT has a magic wand and will transform them in the studio, so they don’t have to, out of it! this may be the case…….IF YOU TRAIN WITH A PT DAILY (!!!) or A LOT during a week, but most don’t and it’s not affordable. That is why it’s important to do more outside of PT sessions. If you want to lose weight, tone up, build muscle or whatever your goal may be, one session a week will not cut it. You have to be disciplined to get results!
  • They eat what they want! Those who never see results should look at this point and take note. You CANNOT be in the mindset of “I’ve just had a tough PT session, so I can eat unhealthily!” There is no point throwing your money away and working hard in a studio if all the good work is undone in the kitchen. It’s true that one good meal won’t make you healthy, the same as one bad meal won’t make you unhealthy, but it’s important to remember that an accumulation of either, WILL! Diet is everything when it comes to results and the stricter you are, the better the results.

Now, with all of this in mind, as a PT I can only advise people what to do outside of sessions with me and work them hard during the sessions they have booked…..what they do in their own time is out of my control! BUT, I can help slightly by providing the tools. So, whether you use them or not, I have decided to open up a ‘videos‘ page with plenty of home workouts and exercises for you to do.

With this page, you now have the tools to put together short workouts to keep you ticking over between sessions if you choose, but just watching them will not work… have to put in the effort.

Think about yourself…..are you an ‘achiever’ or a ‘non-achiever’? If you’re the latter, make a change to the above and take a look at my videos.