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Personal training session logic: How we work

Posted by Susie Heale

Ever had a personal training session?

Recently my gym asked for some feedback from their members on how it had all been going. I told them about my experiences and made some fairly tongue in cheek comments about Abercrombie models and Birds of a Feather characters (I’ll leave you to decide which was me) and lo and behold I won a set of 5 training sessions.

I was thrilled.

You see, I am someone who hides in the back row. I can make it look like I’m working hard, but often I’m only sort of… bobbing about and no one really notices.

The first session was quite different. 30 minutes of pure, focused attention. Every challenging exercise was designed to work on everything I had been avoiding but needed help with.

All the way through I was completely engaged, and sure that this Abercrombie model had designed everything specifically for me, so I worked harder than I ever had before.

It reminded me of Aspire and what I love about the way we work.

It is my love for personal attention, tailoring and responsive training that makes me proud to be part of the team.

Each Aspire session asks each participant what they want to work on personally and uniquely addresses it.

Every single person leaves feeling like they have had a personal session and we often get the feedback that people work harder on themselves on our courses than they ever have before, learning about what works for them long term. Yet they are in a group and learning from each other too.

So, we’d love to see you soon for a personal training session on one of our public courses.  We never leave anyone bobbing along at the back.

The Power of Words

Posted by Bronia Szczygiel

On most of our courses we consider the power of non-verbal communication in some form. And there is no doubt that non-verbal communication is very powerful.

But words also have power.

Substituting one word for another can be the difference between success and failure in your communication with others…

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Courageous common sense is the easy approach to effective leadership

Posted by Liz McKechnie

In the world of leadership training there’s a closely guarded secret and here it is: courageous common sense is the easy approach to effective leadership.

The problem here is that common sense is not necessarily very common and courage maybe less so….

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