Responsible Minimalism

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I’m a big fan of minimalism. I often think less is more, especially in our day and age where it is often hard to separate the most important thing from the limitless illusion of seemingly important things.

But minimalism can do more harm than good, as with most things in life. Minimalism is great but I know it loses its effectiveness when it leads to complacency. Minimalism fails when it becomes an excuse for laziness. The very power of minimalism comes from the fact that it frees us up from the things that are less important so that we can spend more time working on the things that matter. Minimalism is no easy feat.

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Is Your Diet & Exercise Routine A Fashion Statement?

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Are you the type of person that’s on a type of diet because it’s what everyone else is doing right now? Does your exercise consist of doing what’s considered the most popular and talked about?

Is your diet and exercise routine perfect?

Is your diet and exercise routine for everyone?

Following what everyone else is doing is like saying it’s going to make you that type of person. It’s no different from saying, “I’m the type of person that wears this type of clothing because it makes me that type of person.”

But what this shows us is that we make enthusiastic choices based on what it says about who we think we are.

Why is this important?  It’s important because it can tell us if these diets and exercise routines work for us. There’s a massive opportunity available if we choose to pay attention to ourselves rather than focusing externally. We can gain valuable insight into what works best for our body simply by observing the responses we get and being honest about it.

A diet that says you are healthy and an exercise programme that works for everybody else should never retain significance if it isn’t working for you!

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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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