How To Take Your Training To The Next Level

PT GYMThere are some really important ways to improve the way you invest your time with exercise. The first is the way that you do it. Different types of workouts can produce different kinds of results so it is essential to be clear on what you want to achieve and learn which workouts will give you the best return.

Some exercises don’t suit everybody. It’s common for some people to skip to advanced exercises before mastering the basics. You can end up with injuries if you do. It takes time for the body to build strength and stability and to be able to cope with demanding and technical movements. There are no short cuts. Exercise technique is paramount and so is the tempo of each repetition and equally as important is the overall volume if you want the best results. Not forgetting about the frequency of workouts and choosing the right timeframe to cycle reps, tempo, exercises and volume.

This is a snippet of what you need to practice if you want the best from your training. If you’ve been doing the same kinds of workouts for a long period of time chances are results have stopped and its time to implement the above.

I design goal-orientated workouts for different levels of experience. I can take you through the workouts in my fully equipped private gym where there are no distractions or hold ups from other gym users. It’s a great advantage being able to train without sharing equipment with other members or having your workout interrupted in any way, the intensity is magnified and the results are quicker. The frequency of using my services are flexible and if you want to know more please get in touch using the contact page on my website at


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Training Packages

Want to change the way you look and feel? Personally designed training packages to meet your individual needs are available with a Personal Trainer in a private fully equipped gym in Barnsley. Different kinds of workouts and training frequencies are available. Packages are priced subject to the number of training sessions. Diet guidelines and support is included with all packages.

Limited availability, contact Anthony by email or phone 01226 293949


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Do You Have A Health & Fitness Goal?

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Goals set and regularly assessed are goals that are achieved. To achieve important goals TO YOU requires a level of planning. To do this well, goal setting and planning is broken down into stages – long-term goals and short-term goals. This can be broken down further into process goals and right down into planning your week – training, nutrition and lifestyle stressors. These all have an impact on achieving your goals.

It’s all about finding what works best for your lifestyle right here right now and not about solely focusing on the end result. You won’t get there if the process is skipped or you don’t focus on each day and each week.

I create practical recommendations to help people achieve their goals. This can be achieved by seeing me frequently or infrequently. I have different plans for different levels of commitment. Get in touch today to find out more.

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What Difference Do You Want To Make?

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Are you confused about what kinds of workouts are best for your goal?

Do you need direction and motivation?

Would you benefit from experienced exercise instruction?

Are you looking for help about what to eat, when to eat and how much to eat so you can reach the health and body shape you want?

There are different training packages available at Pro Active and the duration and frequency can be tailored around you. All sessions are one-on-one with a personal trainer in a private gym. Privacy is what makes Pro Active unique and unparalleled against commercial settings.

Pro Active doesn’t support the latest training or diet fad to accomplish a goal. Since 2002 results have been driven by effective and sustainable methods.

What’s your reason for getting in touch, what difference do you want to make?

To book a place email or call 01226 293949 and leave a message.

Move, Eat & Think in a different style!

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What Can You Achieve In 100 Days?

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We are approaching the end of the year already but there’s a positive side to this time of year. Post summer holidays are a great time to start a health and fitness regime because for many of us there aren’t any distractions until the party season starts at the beginning of December.

The difference between Christmas and holiday binging is that a summer binge can last two weeks with many weekend binging besides. From my observations these are the two times of year when people let themselves go and probably indulge more than they intend to as well as physically doing less.

The summer months are definitely more unforgiving to the waistline than a typical few days worth of excess over the Christmas period. Another downside to this time of year is that it’s harder to cover up and can make you feel more self-conscious about the way you look. Use this as an incentive to motivate yourself and plan what you want to achieve over the next 3 months and be proactive about it.

If you set a goal it will drive you towards meeting your own expectations. It can also be helpful if you write down what could stop you from achieving your goal and coming up with ways to overcome them.

3 months is long enough to make some positive changes that can last a lifetime.

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Don’t Look Back In Anger


We are almost halfway through the year and many of you will be lucky enough to have a holiday booked to somewhere a lot warmer than the UK.

Did you start the year with good intentions to go to the gym regularly and lose weight and look your best in time for summer?

Time flies and it can be frustrating looking back wondering where it’s all gone especially if you didn’t stick to your best laid plans. If you didn’t stick to your exercise and diet regime try not to get too down about it. Droves of people quit the gym early on in the year because they didn’t see the results they had hoped for and it’s hard to stick to a diet longer than a month.

Although some ways are better than others I tell people there’s no such thing as the best workout or diet!

It’s the way that you do it that matters! You can be as committed as you like but if you’re not doing an exercise properly or in a way to make it more beneficial to you then all you are going to get is diluted results or potential injuries.

You can choose to eat the healthiest foods on the planet but how and when you eat them will determine if they will work for you or against you!

In my 15 years experience working one-on-one with people I have mastered what works best for different goals. My approach is an individual one. If you have serious ambitions its important to find out what works best for you! Contact me today for more information.

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Are You Getting Enough Variety?

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Do you think your diet and exercise programme is the most optimal way for you? What would you say if I told you most people go through life doing the same selection of exercises and doing the same workout and eating the same narrow variety of foods? Variety is the spice of life for exercise and food!

There are many factors which exercises and exercise programmes will work best for you, such as age, training experience, your ability to recover and your flexibility and posture.

There is more to just getting your daily food requirements. If your diet isn’t working for you have you ever considered what you’re not eating or what you may be doing wrong for you to stay the same?

One of the most important lessons I’ve learnt is not to be rigid in your approach even if you think its right. Being loyal to an exercise programme or diet if its not working is a waste of time. Allow room to experience new ways and reap the benefits by giving your body more variety. But be clear what you want to achieve first and make sure your efforts are aligned to achieving the outcome you want.

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