Category Archives for Uncategorized

The biggest lie I ever told…

Over the weekend my daughter locked horns with Mrs P and I.Now 11, going on 18!She’s become a bit wiser and has the family fire in her belly.She said, “I’ve got a bone to pick with you both.”Mrs P and I looked a each other not having a clue what she was on about.“You told […]

Continue reading

A fitness lesson from Sly Stallone

I sat watching the original Rocky film this weekend.A fitness lesson from Sly Stallone…What a classic!Timeless.Rich vs poor.Good vs evil.Struggle to overcome adversity.But ole Sly Stallone, who wrote the original script for Rocky, struggled to get the story to the big screen.With script in hand, Stallone was broke and nearly homeless.It’s even rumoured he sold […]

Continue reading

Over 40 and all washed up…

That’s what another “trainer” said to me when I was 39. “What are you going to do Russ when you hit 40, you’ll be all washed up!” I was pretty taken back, but he meant it. Anyway, I sent him away to wipe down treadmills! Personally I see it as I’m 18 with 22 years […]

Continue reading

I’m throwing the towel in…

I was chatting to a client of mine earlier this week. She felt pretty bad. I though she was going to tell me she was throwing the towel in. She’d trained hard. Did the work. Got a good result. Then lost it…why? Life sometime gets in the way. Im a father of 3 so I know […]

Continue reading

I thought I was going to sink…part 2

So I got my boat. I can tick it off my bucket list. (part 1 here) Stage 2…Get it into the water! Ideally without sinking. I was nervous. Doing something you’ve never done before is always scary. Its a fear of failing. Us guys experience it a lot. I see it all the time when […]

Continue reading

I thought I was going to sink…

I hope you had a great easter weekend. I just ticked a bit of a box in my life. I bought a boat! Yep. One of my lifes ambitions. To own a boat. First time out the other day. I thought I was going to sink. Now before you say, “Wow, Russ, there must be […]

Continue reading

Fat lad at the back

Hope you had a great weekend. I love kettlebells, but at 42 I also love bikes. On Sunday I was Mountain Bike Racing at Carver Barracks. Picture it.  100 lycra-clad men, last minute adjusting themselves. I hung back. It was my first race for a while and I was nursing a ‘hurty’ hand and knee. […]

Continue reading

Sentenced to hard labour?

If there is one machine I dislike. Its a treadmill. It’s not that I dont like running. Or even that I was once overtaken by a bloke on crutches in the London Marathon! (that did nothing for my motivation at mile 19!). I see people in gyms, line of them. People WALKING on them, on […]

Continue reading

Ass kicked by a special forces guy

A few years back I was contacted by a Major in the American Air Force. He was related to a client I was training with Kettlebells in Chelmsford. This Major called me and said he was on leave. He wanted to meet to know how to use Kettlebells. I thought I was going to get […]

Continue reading

Kettlebells…my nerves got to me

I’m going to let you in on a secret. I get nervous before every kettlebell session I coach. Especially public speaking. Even after 25 years. You know how it feels. A dry mouth that ends up feeling like Gandhi’s flip flops! This weekend was no exception, I had nerves for days. I held a Kettlebell […]

Continue reading
1 2 3 6