Women And Pull Ups

Women And Pull Ups

It's pull up week! If we could sum up in one sentence why we do what we do, it's this: helping women do their first pull up. Katy joined The Warrior Programme to work on her upper body strength, specifically press ups and pull ups. She didn't believe she could ever do a pull up... 

So we took this on and worked on building upper body strength in the right way (this also helps with posture and achy shoulder and necks too) until one day, we knew she was ready. She still wasn't convinced and this is what happened:

Emma first started working with The Warrior Programme to tone up and build upper body strength. She really wants to be able to do a pull up, so here we are working on it...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE pull ups! They make my heart sing and make every day helping clients with them so worthwhile and enjoyable.

Here's one of mine... working on ring pull ups at the moment (so far, I have five strict ones) to translate into a muscle up

Never been able to do a press up properly?

Would love to be able to do a pull up, but don't believe you ever will and no idea where to start? 

Want a stronger upper body and more toned arms and shoulders?

Pretty much every woman we work with has this as a goal and we absolutely love it! You are not alone... let us help you!

Our FREE 'Improve Your Upper Body Strength' Consultation will help you:

*Have more belief in yourself - you can do a press up AND a pull up - it's just knowing where to start and learning the right technique

*Take away a key exercise for you to work on from the day of your consultation

*Understand how to eat and exercise to tone up and get stronger 

Claim your FREE  'Improve Your Upper Body Strength'  Consultation by clicking the button below: 

Amy's Story

Amy's Story

When you decide to work with a personal trainer, it's critical that you both connect and understand each other on the right level. So it's very important to us that we share who we are as people with you. Here's more about Amy and why she does this work:

Update On The Warrior Gym

Update On The Warrior Gym

A lot of you have been asking for an update on how we're getting on with the very exciting project that is The Warrior Gym, so here it is:

12kg In Two Weeks - How Has This Happened?! Part One

12kg In Two Weeks - How Has This Happened?! Part One

So, last week, I posted a picture on social media which attracted a fair bit of attention - that I've dropped 12kg in 2 weeks. I wanted to let you all know today how I've done that and to talk a little about healthy weight loss, balance and non-judgement.

Here's Part Two:

Why are we different?

Why are we different?

It's January and there are so many personal trainers talking about New Year's resolutions and what you can do and how easy it is and it probably feels quite overwhelming! 

So, instead of telling you to get off your arse, it's easy and what are you waiting for, I'm going to offer you a video today to talk a little bit about my story, where I've come from and most importantly, how that can help you if you decide you'd like to work with us.

We've been through the things you're going through and come out the other side, so we'd love to help you make life easier and stop you going round in circles with the same things. 

If you'd like to come and talk to us about how we can do that together, click the link below:

Thank You For Your Support Thi Year

Thank You For Your Support Thi Year

Thank you all so much for getting behind us this year - with training with us, getting involved with the crowdfund for The Warrior Gym, liking our posts and just generally being interested in what we're up to. We're so grateful and so excited to see what 2018 brings.

We will be

*Creating more Warriors

*Opening The Warrior Gym

*Bringing more Warrior Leaders on board

*Growing, getting stronger and having fun!

Support The Warrior Programme By Crowdfunding!

We're SO excited to announce that we are crowdfunding to create The Warrior Gym! It's going to be a bespoke, specialised private gym dedicated to helping all of our Warriors get stronger and more powerful mentally and physically. 

The crowdfunder is an opportunity for you to get involved, become part of the cause and maybe even work with us (we're offering rewards at a discounted rate and services we don't normally offer)

To find out more, check out this video:

If you'd like to donate or share our campaign with your friends, please click the link below:

Thank you so much!

How Can You Make Big Changes To Your Lifestyle?

How Can You Make Big Changes To Your Lifestyle?

Have you ever tried to make a big change to your life and failed? Maybe tried to go to the gym every day for a week, got to Friday and thought stuff this?! 

Started a new diet and fallen off the wagon by Saturday?

Big change drives rarely work, so what's the best way to do it?

If you'd like to find out more about us and what we do, click the button below to book your free Taster Session:

What kind of exercise should I be doing?

What kind of exercise should I be doing?

The answer isn't always obvious and there is so much information out there bombarding us!

So, last week, I went on holiday to Alpe D'Huez to cycle the famous Tour de France climb for the third time. A tough cycle, very hot, very steep and a real grind. You'd have thought I'd have been doing loads of bike training, wouldn't you? Well, not so.... have a watch to find out what I have been doing:

So if you're

Working long hours and struggling to find the time to exercise

Fed up of feeling unfit and weak but no idea where to start

and just want someone to make it easy, please click the button below to get in touch and claim your free 'How To Get Stronger And Fitter When You Have No Idea Where To Start' Taster Session:

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How Do You See Your Body?

How Do You See Your Body?


How do you see your body? A frustration? An irritation? Something to battle with? Something that annoys you? Something you need to change?

I used to feel like that, but things have been a lot better since I started to find a new way. Have a watch:

I am by no means the finished article. This is work in progress that I intend to go through every single day. Some days are great and some not so, but things are hugely better than when I used to see my body as something to work against.

Take this with you today.

Love, Amy @ The Warrior Programme

Confidence & Clothes In The Gym

Confidence & Clothes In The Gym

Do you feel like you're not confident enough to walk into a gym? No idea what to wear? Feel like you can't wear what you want to?

This week, I talk about mine and my clients' experiences with feeling like this:

Confidence With Going To The Gym

Confidence With Going To The Gym

Do you struggle with getting the confidence to go to the gym, never mind the weights section?

Does it feel like everyone else is the finished article and you're just getting started? 

I hear you! Have a watch...

If you'd like to find out more, please send us a message below:

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What's the Taster Session About?

What's the Taster Session About?

Hi there!

I'd like to let you know today a little bit more about the taster session and what it's all about. Press play below to have a watch:

Basically, it's an opportunity to:

  • Come and meet me - I'm very different to the general public perception of a personal trainer, trust me!
  • Come and see the gym - it's very different too, compared to the big, commercial gyms which most of my clients don't feel much of an affinity with!
  • Learn how you can get stronger and fitter when you feel like you don't have the time to do it and don't know where to start
  • Get some tips on how you can start seeing your body differently.

If this sounds good to you, I'd love to see you. You can click the button below and go direct to my online booking system and get booked in. Only five spaces are available every month, so I would recommend snapping yours up now!

The link between weight loss and your mindset

The link between weight loss and your mindset

Recently, I explained to you why I picked the name 'The Warrior Programme'.

This week, I'd like to go into more detail about the mindset coaching aspect of what I do.

Many of us want to make changes in our bodies, me included. When I started this journey, I wanted to lose weight, get fitter and generally feel better about myself. I was at university, eaten a load of crap and spent 24/7 studying, and I ended up putting on 3 stone. 

So, I wanted to lose this and fast! I did, and the main theme for today, which I'd like to share with you, are the changes in my mind which enabled me to do this and keep the weight off for in excess of five years. 


Let's start with what I believed about myself and my situation:

Time spent on exercise and looking after myself was wasted

I didn't have time

I couldn't afford it

I was never meant to have a good body

I was unattractive

This was just my lot

Now, none of that is particularly motivating or empowering to actually get up and do something about your situation! 

So, I made a start using pure willpower and muscle, which will get you a certain distance, but not the whole way. Furthermore, for the changes to last, the desire to change and maintain the changes needs to come from somewhere deeper. 

What did I do? I worked on changing my beliefs to:

I have a healthy, lean body

I am confident in my appearance

I love what I see in the mirror

I am a strong, confident woman

This started literally by me writing these down and saying them over and over again to myself and feeling ridiculous! After a while, they sunk in and I started to believe it.

Now, I know some of you will be thinking 'b*****ks!* and I don't blame you, I used to. But my point is, if you have an effective belief system and value your self, you are vastly more likely to take the appropriate physical steps to make changes in your lifestyle.

For example, someone starts working with a personal trainer, but they believe they will always be 'fat'. They are more likely to leave things off their food diary, not do their home training sessions and not take it seriously.

Whereas, someone who believes they can have what they want, will take all the action they can. 

So, naturally, I help clients make this change - which is one of the things that sets me apart from other trainers - and I'd like to introduce to you one of the ways I do it - through The Warrior Programme’s online Mindset Coaching programme!

I’ve been developing this over the past few months and I’m so excited to be sharing it with you.

What’s it about?

  • Identify what you want your body to be like
  • Figure out what is holding you back from having the body you want
  • Helping you learn to appreciate and like your body
  • Clearing old beliefs so you can change your habits easily
  • Improve your positivity
  • Learn to rest and recover, so you can be more productive

The course includes:

  • A weekly lesson delivered by email (12 lessons) – which you will have access to forever
  • A monthly 45 minute group Q&A webinar, to be delivered via the Warriors Facebook group
  • Access to the private Warriors Facebook community

This is for you if you are:

  • Fed up of looking in the mirror and not liking what you see
  • Sick of feeling fed up with your body
  • Wanting to wear your old clothes in your wardrobe
  • Struggling with eating rubbish and keep going round in circles with it

If you would like to find out more about what the programme involves, please fill out the contact form below and tell us what you're struggling most with in your body. We'll send you some more information within 24 hours. 

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Denise Neale-Gordon says this about it:

'I enjoyed the mindset homework. I really was able to get right down to the root of the issues surrounding my weight of late and previously. There were lots of tears and lots of healing. I feel like I have turned a corner with all of this. It helped me to see that there was some clutter in my life that needed to go, physically, mentally and emotionally and there has been a lot of clearing out. I am feeling great internally and externally. The head hunger has gone because I am dealing with the mind issues and haven't had any of it.'


To get you started, take five minutes to think about the following:

Is there anything you want to change about your body? (if not, amazing!) This could be weight, posture, flexibility, pain, fitness, anything...

What small thing can you do this week to move you closer towards your goal? 

Until next week,

Amy @ The Warrior Programme


My Strength Journey

My Strength Journey

I speak a lot about clients and their achievements on my video blogs, so this week, I decided to talk a little bit about where I've come from, how I started and where I'm going. For me, it's all about strength and this is what strength means to me: 

What is Strength Part Two?

What is Strength Part Two?

Check this out - it's Emma's first go at a clean & press, built into a bigger sequence of movements that we call a barbell complex.

Emma trained with another personal trainer for two years and barely touched free weights, so she by no means walked into training with me a weights expert, and look at this: