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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:

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!

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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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

amy@amynewtonpersonaltrainer.co.uk

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: 

VERY PROUD! 

What's the point of strength training?

What's the point of strength training?

You'll hear me talking about strength training a LOT! Why? What will I get out of it? Will I get big and bulky? What's so good about it?

Well, I'm here to answer some of your questions!

My first trolling experience!

My first trolling experience!

I never thought I'd experience a troll but I was wrong! How did I deal with it? What did they say?

The sooner you start, the sooner you'll get there

The sooner you start, the sooner you'll get there

This is my Mum! She came down to Bristol last week and had a taster session with me! 

She's always done exercise and is very keen on yoga, has done the odd 5k and does a lot of walking, but... she's not done any kind of weights or high intensity cardio for a long while. 

It was great fun - I had her on the battling ropes, flipping tyres (as you can see) and some kettlebells - a challenging, full body workout, but a bit outside the box! 

Although I knew my Mum was fit, she surprised me. Now, she's 57 and she certainly doesn't look it and doesn't act it! This brings me to the purpose of this blog - my Mum has always looked after her body - she's always done some kind of exercise and has always tried to eat well. Not excessively or obsessively (like me, she still eats cake), but it's always been a priority. 

And it shows! At 57, she's got a better squat than most 20 something's I see and she has no problem flipping a 20kg tyre! I'm really proud of that and it feeds into why I do what I do - because my body is a priority and I know that looking after it now will pay massive dividends, not just today, but as I get older. 

Taking care of it will mitigate the ageing process - meaning the inevitable will hit you less hard. My training is about balance, longevity and sustainability - not going all out to lose weight now, but finding a way to eat and exercise that you can continue forever and making it a part of your life that you love rather than loathe. 

Nicole (my Mum) said after the session: 

'Thanks for the gym taster today it was challenging & interesting. I can feel the leg muscles have been awakened!'

Why not come down and give it a try? 

I'm looking for 10 women who have consistently struggled with their nutrition or gym journey. Do you:

- Lack direction and motivation?
- Find exercise boring or a chore?
- Want to feel stronger and more confident?
- Want to feel healthier and more alive? 
- Just need that extra helping hand to get you where you want to be?

If so, message me today for your FREE, no obligation taster session - come and find out what you can do about the above and gain lasting, sustainable results :)

Click 'Book your free taster session today' 

 

 

Eating cake and lifting weights

Eating cake and lifting weights

I'm forever on a quest to make life work for me. I don't count calories, I don't recommend self-deprivation. I do, however, put a real focus on what I put in my body and what I do with it.

Which brings me to this week's blog - eating cake & lifting weights! (Certainly not lifting cake and eating weights!)

Weights is what I do and cake is what I've been eating this week. Let's start with weights.

Weights is what I do for three reasons:

1) It's seriously effective - I have the body I want and I'm helping lots of other people have the bodies they want. For example, a lot of women want a great bum - there's nothing like a 'weights bum' - literally the best way to achieve the bum you want. A lot of guys want strong arms - that's weights too. 

2) It takes less time than traditional cardio-based approaches - none of us have a lot of time these days, so anything that gives us more is a very good thing.

3) It's really fun and achievement focused - every time I lift more than I did last week or I manage a new movement, I'm so happy! It's boosted my confidence like you wouldn't believe, I would even go as far to say it's like therapy!! 

Two of my clients have said to me this week: 'I'd forgotten how fun this was','It was a lot more fun than I expected it would be'

Another client - Anna - said last Friday (straight after conquering a 60kg lift for the first time): 'It's like the rush you get from eating things like chocolate but without the guilt afterwards. It's such a sense of achievement - I've done so much in such a short time with you compared to training before on my own.'

I'll take that! 

Anna had done a bit of weight training before working with me, but not much. Within 4 weeks, she's at 60kg and is really happy about it!

Now, this brings me to cake! Who doesn't love cake? I know I do, and I'm always trying to find ways to make the things I like but in better ways. 

This particular beauty is a chocolate cake I made on Sunday - I had a chocolate craving that I wanted to satisfy a) with stuff I had in the house, b) fairly quickly and c) without putting any crap into my body. A fair challenge! 

I did a bit of googling and found a few recipes. I didn't have everything, but I am the queen of tweaking so managed to knock this up! 

It was honestly one of the best chocolate cakes I've ever had (if I say so myself) and these are a few more reasons why it's great:

1) There's no added sugar - means less hikes and falls in energy levels and you just generally feel better

2) It's gluten free

3) It's vegan - in my book this is a good thing - less saturated fat and fits in with my lifestyle. 

One more picture in case you're not tempted enough yet:

If you'd like to give it a try, all I need is your email address to ping you across the recipe. I'd love to know how you get on!

Now I realise that's only giving you a chance to try the latter part of this blog - if you'd like to try the former - the weights bit - drop me a line today or give me a call to arrange your free taster session. 

You'll regret neither!

Until next week!

Amy xoxo