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This is going to come as some shocking news to some of you, but guess what? Us trainers are not perfect, and I would question those who say that they are 100% correct all the time, for lots of reasons. To me, being in this profession you have to be willing to learn, to have our approaches questioned and challenged, in the right way. If we are willing to do so, we improve, the quality and knowledge that we have available to pass on to our clients improves. And that what this is all about, as a trainer of people it is not about me, it’s about you!

One of the things I learned early on is that even trainers need trainers, again this can be for lots of different reasons, maybe I need to learn a different technique or lift (my Turkish get ups are not flash 😉) Some days, just as some of my clients do, I need to be accountable to someone else, for that push if I am feeling stale and lacking in commitment and motivation. I also like to try movements and exercises that I may be giving to my clients, even if I don’t become fully proficient with them, it useful to know what I am asking of people, and what it feels like.

I also learn a lot from my clients, as each and everyone of you is different, and I that is one of the many things I love about what I do, I am always learning. In fact if I ever stop doing that, stop learning, I have a good friend that will probably kick my arse. So what dose this mean for you, my current of potential clients.

It means I don’t take a cookie cutter approach to exercises that I often get my clients doing, sure there are some fundamentals about movements and technique that need to be considered, but the key is considered. Yes it’s all about technique, above all else, but the technique that I may teach you might be slightly different to someone else, or something you have seen on social media. Because you may have current or past injuries, your body shape, limb lengths could be different, hell, even how you learn could be different. And these are the things I learn, adapt and put into practice, and I will not pretend to know how it feels for you, I only know how it feels for me.

So a big part of what I do, and will continue to do so is learn, adapt, and don’t portray myself as someone who “knows” it all, and it is only my way. So If you want to learn, be guided in discovering what you can do, and often surprise yourself along the way, get in contact and have a chat.

A final few words of wisdom, being perfect must be really boring, and all I know is I’m not bored.

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