Month: September 2011

X Factor Bootcamp 2011 Vs Maximum Metabolism Bootcamp Near Hull

Hey, I just finished watching the end of recorded back-to back episodes of X-Factor.  It was ‘Bootcamp’ and it said it was gonna be BRUTAL?????


These contestants obviously didnt join us for our magical mystery tour around Hessle Rugby club field the other night.

When I think of a brutal bootcamp, It takes me to a saturday morning at 8am when it’s cold and wet and the sled needs moving from one end of the field to the other:

(CLICK BELOW TO VIEW this 2 min clip)


I thought I’d compare the X factor Bootcamp….with our Maximum Metabolism Bootcamp.

1. You feel Welcome

At Maximum Metabolism Bootcamp, you are greeted by an enthusiastic coach and several Bootcamp members – who are also ready for the workout and supportive of each others goals.  This is opposed to being told you can succeed with what you want to do – and then get told to go home really quickly!

2.  Social Interaction

You may be put into groups, and do some things you’re not used to…..but it will help you in the long-term.    These exercises will help build some tight, hard muscle…..and this will burn fat so you can be leaner.

3. No Judgement

You won’t be judged in front of millions of people, and westlife (or other piano intro song) wont be playing in the background every. single. 5. minutes.

I’m really beginning to think that I could write the X factor script………choose the backing music, and pick the list of contestants (again, several people didn’t go through, because the show needs some controversy). 


 At Maximum Metabolism Bootcamp, yes we do have a script….. but it usually consists of lunges, deadlifts, pressing and pulling, dragging and carrying. 

Some other blogs you may have missed recently:

Option 1 2 or 3. You Choose. 

7 Things to Keep You on Track  

A Blast From The Past  

Kendra Worked Hard For Her Wedding Day Look! (It Paid Off!)

100 Days left – Some Motivation

Keep it real!


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100 Days left – Some Motivation

So theres 100 days left until the end of the year.


Are you going to leave it til then to fix what you want to?

Maybe its that extra layer thats developed around your mid-section?

Maybe its to fit in to those jeans you have outgrown?

Are you going to wait until New Year………when everyones just starting?

Why not get a head start RIGHT NOW?!

A lot can be done in 100 days. 

Here are 3 example that took it to the next level of themselves in around that ‘magical’ 100 day time-frame


1. Vicky dropped around 3 and a half stone in 6 months, but even after 3 months, Vicky had dropped 2 dress sizes and around 2 stone in less than 100days….

2. Andrea lost about 3 and a half stone in 105 days…….These are the side view pics from weeks 1 to week 15…..


3. While not losing ‘a massive amount’ of ‘weight’ (Less than 2 stone)…………Kendra, in a little over 100 days, managed to lose a LOT of fat and gain some lean sexy muscle.  In doing so she changed her body shape for the better:


There are many others who have made tons of progress – who havent been mentioned here.  

I do know that December is an extremely social month…………so why not get on a winning streak before you’re possibly even worse off?

You know it makes sense 🙂


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A Blast From The Past

Over the past few Bootcamps, we have been getting to know each other quite well.

                                                 “Adies Ladies!”    Adrian, Carolyn, and Andrea celebrate another bootcamp completed 🙂

We’re all learning a bit more about each other, which exercise some love…..


Which exercises most people hate……


and that a good rest is needed WITHIN A TRAINING SESSION ……………..

or else it just becomes like mind–numblingly dull aerobics.  

“If you don’t need to rest………… it can’t be that hard”

“Step left, 1,2,3,4 and right ,1,2,3,4″……… get the idea. (On a side note, theres a remarkable difference in the shapes and sizes of aerobics instructors. Some are stick-thin….and some clearly dont practice what they preach…….as well as the fact they probably dont push themselves in their own training)

                                                                                                                Do you respect the person in front of you?

One thing we all laugh about though, is one blog post I wrote about several months ago (CLICK THE PIC  BELOW to read the blog post, and also DONT FORGET TO RE-WATCH THE PROMO VIDEO!)


“Phew thats it!”

Have a good week,


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7 Things to Keep You on Track

Thought I would drop a quick bomb blast of info on you.

If you REALLY want to stay on track with your strength and fitness goals, you had BETTER take heed.  Why?

A) Because these will help you LOOK better in the long-term

B) Because these will help you FEEL BETTER in the long-term.

C) Because these will help you PERFORM BETTER in the long-term.

Train like an athlete = look like an athlete.   Athletic movements help you look, feel, and perform better

7 Tips to Help you Stay on Track

1. Train for your goal

I train all my clients like I train my athletes. I am the Hessle Rugby Club Strength and Conditioning Coach, and I have helped a Female Rugby player Play for England (Click HERE to read her story).

Many of my clients want to look and feel better, and we all train like athletes……because we aim to look and perform  like athletes:

2. Be Consistent

True athletes are CONSISTENT. They show up to training, they work hard while they are there…..and they eat what they are supposed to 80-90% of the time when they are not there.

Bootcamper Vicky (before and after pics + her story HERE) perfects consistency.  She has shown up to EVERY BOOTCAMP from end of January to the end of August!

That is consistency (And the results show).

When I say consistency is important – it could be the VERY ONE THING THAT IS HOLDING YOU BACK. When was the last time you missed a training session?

Showing up could be the difference between Zero and Hero!

3. Focus on What YOU Actually Want

What do you want to do with your body? Are you happy right now?   Sometimes we get carried away, thinking we need to lose another stone or 2…..when actually if we dropped 1 jean size and managed to keep it off without sacrificing a lot of eating out and alcohol and socialising – we would be happy!!

If you want to lose fat, you should be paying a lot of attention to your foods as well as your training……….more focus on the important TO YOU!

4. Get The Right Environment

Getting the right environment is KEY.

Whats that? You dont want to train?   Well neither did these guys a few days before christmas in the snow: (CLICK TO WATCH)

(Also last year in worse conditions, we had an equally good show of men and women in snow that was 6-7 inches deep)  It was that hardcore I didnt bring my camera or it would be frozen!!

If you train at home……….then in my opinion you need to get some LOUD music on.  I recommend some heavy rock, pumping early 90’s dance or just something that makes you feel good!

What music inspires you to go to war with the iron is up to you.

If your gym doesnt inspire you to train, then maybe you need to either find somewhere else, or think about getting a regular training partner. I’d love to have a regular training partner but my hours are pretty manic.  The gym fires me up with the rugged equipment and LOUD MUSIC!

Did you see the vid of the gym getting made?  CLICK TO VIEW IN YOUTUBE…..

5. Set Goals and Have Realistic Expectations

If you dont set a goal, you wont get very far. This goal should be specific, realistic and provide the reason why.  Enough said.

6. Constantly Improve

With your training, your body will adapt.  THIS IS THE MAIN REASON PEOPLE PLATEAU…… you need to make it harder.  You must know by now (if you ve been reading my blog posts and THESE ARTICLES)  that you should be aiming to do either:

Heavier weight

More reps with the same weight

More overall volume

Less rest in between

If you are where you want to be with your training – there will be other parts of life you will want to improve in.  Options?  More time with family, more reading, more time with friends – only you know.

7. Write it down

This seems trivial, (and boring) but when you write something down, you make it real. This will help you move from training session to training session and from month to month……and from losing no weight, to losing some!  Simple, and effective.

Bootcamps are still buzzing even though Winter is creeping up – there seems to be many Bootcamps popping up all over the place right now.  If you want to compare, then come on down for your FREE TRIAL…..ou have nothing to lose.  Many others will just do a glorified version of aerobics, with no emphasis on strength, power or skill.  They will just tire you out!

Take home message?

If you want to look like an athlete……..Train like one!

‘Til Next time,


PS This story might be of interest to some of you with children (If you havent got kids – send it to your friends thats do .

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