New Year, New You: It’s all BS

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We’re sort of stuck in that limbo between Christmas and new year this week. I heard it called chrimbo limbo yesterday.

Ive got a few clients today but it will probably be quiet in our Manchester city centre fitness studio

It’s the period of no mans land where you wait for the new years celebrations to take off and waiting to get stuck into the new year new you BS that we promise ourselves each year.

“This year it will be different”, you say.

Was it different last year?
What about the year before that?

Always the same, 2 weeks of giving up everything and joining a gym but only going for the 1st 2 weeks and back to old habits by the 14th of January.

Sound familiar?

Why is it going to be different this year?

How are you going to keep to your own promises instead of listening to the BS excuses that are in your head and giving up, promising to start again on Monday.

You might not like buy xenical pills singapore hearing this and I’m cool with that, but that’s because you and I both know its true.

Truth hurts sometimes but I’m here to server you and help you get results so ill tell you like it is.

New year new you, is a big pile of cr@p.

What you really need is accountability, someone to be accountable to like a coach or a group with the same goals as you.

You could join one of our 2 in 12 programs and drop 2 full dress sizes by March, I’ll be opening up a few places in the next few days to start on Monday 6th January.

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Northwest Personal Training Manchester / Northwest Fit Camp
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I’ll be taking on 1 new personal training client next week.

If you are interested in finding out more fil in the form below to arrange a free consultation with me.

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Evil Monkey Weight Loss Sabotage

Is the Evil Monkey Sabotaging Your Weight Loss Goals?

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Are you one of these people who start a diet or join a gym then after 3 weeks you have given up and within a month you are back to your old ways?

Have you ever actually wondered why this happens. Its actually more common than you think.

If this is you then you are not alone but you can do something about it. You have to find out what you really want and why you want it.

The majority of people who come to see me about weight loss don’t really want weight loss. What they really want to change something in their lives and they think that losing weight will give them these things. This could be confidence, happiness (the main one), a new partner, keeping their old partner or any multitude of things. A lot of the time they know this deep down but don’t want to admit it to themselves because it can be uncomfortable.

Because it’s uncomfortable and can bring pretty emotional feelings to the surface they have convinced themselves that its weight loss or dropping a dress size that they want. Thinking in this way means that as soon as they hit a roadblock or an obstacle they give up.

By taking the time to work out why you want to lose weight or more importantly working out what you really want then you can keep yourself motivated for longer to see the job through and make being healthy part of your everyday routine.

Finding your why and staying motivated

Why do you want to lose weight? How will this make you feel? Why are you choosing not to lead a healthy life?

What is the voice in your head saying to you? (this is really important)

Everyone has their own inner voice that speaks to them, but what is it saying in your case? Your inner voice is based on all the things that you have subconsciously learned over the course of your life. They may or may not be true but these are your beliefs about the world and can be influence by things that people have said to you that may have stuck with you.

Even though they may not be true, you believe them to be true.

It can even be influenced by the media. If you watch the news on a regular basis the you probably have the belief that the world is a bad place because most of it is bad news buy xenical online au (murders, rapes, bombs, terrorism) when the reality is that these things happen in the minority.

Then there is the negative effect of TV programs like Eastenders which are filled with negativity which inevitably will bring you down to its level.

Are you negative or positive?

If you have ever watched Family Guy you will know all about the evil monkey. He lives in Chris Griffin’s closet and comes out to scare Chris every so often. This is exactly what everyone’s evil monkey or inner voice does without you even realising it.

Most people already know how to lose weight. If you had to choose between a cheeseburger and chips or a salad I bet that you know which one is healthy. Most people also know that in order to get great results that they have to do some training or workout on a regular basis.

People know the answers already so what is stopping them from getting the weight loss results that they want.

In my opinion its the why. Figure out the why and the how is the easy bit. If you are motivated to take action to get results that will make all the difference.


Here is  little task that I use with both my 1-1 clients and my group personal training clients to help them work out your why and see what is sabotaging you.  You can try this now if you want.

Go and look at yourself in a full length mirror and just be aware of what your inner voice is saying. Is it being negative? Is it saying nice thing? If it’s being negative and saying nasty things then this could be something that is holding you back. This could be affecting your beliefs about what you can achieve. If you don’t believe that you can get results then that is going to make it harder for you to get where you want. If you can work out how to change your beliefs about yourself (or get someone to help you with it) as well as being aware of neagative self talk then in my eyes that is over 90% of the battle. Once you know this you should be well on your way to working out why you want to lose weight.

Find out your why and the how will look after itself.

This article is by Liam Thompson, Manchester Personal Trainer and Weight Loss Expert.

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Message From Leona

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Leona is one of our group personal training clients here in Manchester. She left this review for us over on our Google+ page

Working with Liam ” has helped me find the old me again.  Following inquiries, I received a phone call from Liam (I was in the middle of scoffing a takeaway at the time!), which jolted me into action. I was in that horrible cycle of eating for comfort, putting on weight which made me feel worse, then turning to food again for comfort.

At the time, I was feeling completely stuck, and with no motivation to do anything about it. Joining fit camp changed all of that. I was tasked where to buy xenical in south africa with writing down my ultimate (but realistic) goal and this is what keeps me going.

Attending the first session was absolutely petrifying but I went along and stuck with it, I’m glad I did.

The sessions are short but packed and you really know you’ve had a good workout (and even more so the next day!). The trainers are all great and make the sessions work for everyone at different levels of fitness and capabilities.

In two months I’m fitter, healthier and have so much more energy.

I’ve even been able to wear my smaller clothes again.”


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5 Weight Loss Strategies

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I made this video a days ago for some of my members. It looks at the 5 key strategies we use for helping our personal training and boot camp clients to lose weight here in Manchester.

Watch it below over on our YouTube channel


Liam (Northwest Personal Training Manchester)


How To Drink Alcohol Over Christmas and Still Trim Up

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I get asked this all the time and even this morning in one of our sessions so i thought i would give you guys the lowdown on drinking alcohol and losing weight at the same time.

Lets face it, we are all going to have parties to go to and Christmas Markets and be out having drinks now we have hit December?

Yes it is possible to drink and lose weight as long as you don’t go crazy, but what can you drink to minimise buy orlistat 120mg capsules damage?

What are the best drinks to stop you piling on the pounds over the Christmas period and new year.

You can join in the discussion about this in our new Facebook group “Womens Weight Loss Made Simple” and also download your copy of my “How To Bulletproof Your Body For Christmas Plan”

Here’s the link



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I probably shouldn’t be telling you this

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I probably shouldn’t be telling you this or asking you these questions because you already know the answer?

Good old fashioned honesty needed from you today as I have a deep diving soul searching
question for you

How many of the following do you have or have you done.

  • Joined a gym and given up after a few weeks.
  • Bought an exercise DVD or course and not followed it.
  • Joined a slimming club and not followed the advice for long enough.
  • Hired a personal trainer and not followed their advice.
  • Bought diet or nutrition books, shakes, pills and potions to get slimmer?
  • Promised yourself you will start your diet next Monday.

Sound familiar? You already have the info, you already know what to do?

You don’t really need more info do you? Do you really need a new gym, a new trainer, more books, dvds or courses?

Here is what most people really need

They need a coach, a coach who can help you take action on all the stuff you already know
how to do to shift those pounds you think you can’t.

Someone to help you make the right decisions and help you to take positive action.

More info or use the info you already know.

Should only be one answer.

Want some help?

Just contact me with your number and ill give you a call back.

Head COACH Norhtwest Fit Camp Manchester

Small Baby Steps

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I’m moving house this week so I’m super busy but wanted to get this tip out before my internet connection goes off. Its about the compound effect of small and regular steps when it comes to dieting and losing weight.

Small regular increments of weight loss is the key to long term success my friend

By losing just 1lb every week you will be over 3 stone lighter in 1 year. How would that feel?

Most of you don’t even need to or even want to lose this much weight yet when you only lose 1lb in a week you get disheartened and feel down about yourself and feel like you have failed.

Small Baby Steps

Small baby steps over time to buy xenical online will create a dramatic result, we call this the coumpound effect.

My number 1 tip is to find a program you can stick to for the long term, something that isn’t restrictive, something that allows you to eat some of the foods you love every single week and doesn’t make you have a bad relationship with food followed by restricting and bingeing.
If you can do this, then you will won’t go 2 steps forward and 1 step back but you simply will every week push forward with long term results. One lb at a time.

Small steps make the big difference in the long term.

Do what works best for you.
Liam Thompson
Head Coach
Northwest Fit Camp Manchester

The Fitcamp Monthly Health Challenge

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I’m always looking at ways to keep our members challenged and  moving toward their health and fitness goals.

September is generally the month when most people get back from  holidays after putting on a few pounds here and there. It’s  also only just over 3 months now to the little black dress  season so what where to buy xenical in singapore better time to start think about trimming up.

This month we are focusing on cutting out sugar and alcohol,  next month we will have a different challenge.

Want to drop 2 dress sizes before the party season and get into  that LBD apply below:

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Northwest Fit Camp Manchester / Northwest Personal Training


Are the slimming clubs cheating you?

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The overwhelming majority of people that join us at fit camp or for personal training in Manchester already think that they have already tried everything possible to lose weight.

You see the slimming clubs like WW am S world teach us that in order to trim up we have to go low calorie. Usually to the point of starving ourselves

This of course works short term but the result is a rebound when our bodies adapt to the low calorie and the rebound usually means we end up a little heavier and larger than before.

Back we go to the slimming club to deal with it and the same thing happens. Lose some and put some more back on.

The same thing happens with these meal replacement shakes like Juice Plus and HerbalStrife buy xenical in hong kong only the rebound is a lot more.

I would love to tell you there is a a quick fix or a magic pill but there really isn’t.

Exercise and Nutrition are the main key but that’s only going to unlock one of the locks.

Emotional Eating, Mindset, Stress, Sleep, Hydration and Hormonal Changes all have a huge effect on your ability to trim up.

Starving yourself and living on lab made shakes can screw up all these systems and make it haarder for you to keep your weight off.

Short term gain usually means long term pain.

Don’t fall for it.

Check out our reviews on Google from people we have already helped.

Liam “Health First” Thompson
Head Coach and Weight Loss Expert
Northwest Fit Camp and Personal Training Manchester


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