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Cancer is a Bitch, isn’t It?

Happy Monday!

Cancer is a bitch isn’t it?

Two greats from the Silver Screen, David Bowie and Alan Rickman, died last week from Cancer, along with thousands of others across the world no doubt.

Both, just 69 years old.

Way too young.

In fact, cancer kills about 7.6 million people every year worldwide which works out to be about just over 146 thousand on a weekly basis.

Shocking statistics really.

4 out of 10 can be attributed to poor lifestyles choices and the rest, well who knows what the cause is.

But I’m not here to talk about Cancer.

Life can be way too short and I think we sometimes forget that.

Many of us are plodding along in life, working every day, paying the bills and sometimes forget that life can be snatched away from us in an instant.

My point is, if there is something in your life that you want to change then change it.

Don’t wait until the time is right because that time may never come.

Life is the most precious thing we have so we must use every minute we can, doing things that we love with the people we care about.

If you are unhappy in your job and want to do something else then start looking today. Do something positive in the way of looking for that dream job or career.

Don’t get stuck doing something you hate.

If your finances are a mess, then get some advice today on how to turn that around. Don’t bury your head like an ostrich in the sand.

If your health needs addressing, don’t wait until you are seriously ill or overweight before you do something about it.

Take some action now whilst you can and know that your health is all you have really. Without it, nothing else on this planet matters.

Life is for living and living well.

How are you living your life?

Are you getting up on a Monday morning and looking forward to the week ahead or are you hitting snooze several times and wishing it was still Sunday?

I’m not trying to make you feel miserable.

I’m trying to help you understand that there is far more out there than many of us realise and we need to take the bull by the horns sometimes, instead of just accepting what we have and where we are.

Whether you believe we evolved from monkeys, or God created the world and us in seven days, I don’t believe we were meant to spend most of our life doing something we don’t enjoy and in bad health.

I’m quite sure that David Bowie and Alan Rickman saw their fair share of the world and enjoyed many of life’s pleasures, but if you told them when they were young that they would die at age 69, perhaps they would have done things differently.

Then again, maybe not :)

To reiterate, life can be way too short so get out there and live life to the fullest.

You never know what is around the corner.

Have a great Monday everybody.

Gav :)

7 Things To Leave Behind in 2015!

Back at work?

Or still dragging the New Year celebrations out a little bit longer? :)

I hope you all enjoyed Christmas and New Years Eve…

…but now it’s time to get serious again.

There are many things we should do as we move into 2016 but what about the negative habits and emotions that we all carry yet might want to leave behind…

Here are 7 things you might want to leave behind in 2015.

#1 Self doubt

Many people don’t believe in themselves enough to attempt the things they really want in life.

You are much stronger than you think and can achieve great things.

Trust yourself and your ability as you move into 2016.

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This is Totally AMAZING! :)

We live in strange times do we not?

Over the last six months, the news has been dominated by an onslaught of depressing headlines.

Almost every week, stories about a scandal, a war, terrorism, a disease, a climate change, income inequality and a shaky economic recovery have dominated the airwaves.

What a world we live in.

But if you look at recent studies, we actually live in the most peaceful of times.

If we go back one, two or three hundred years ago and much further, previous generations would have be exposed to much more violence, poverty and destruction.

The difference is that we have 24/7 coverage of every single event from all over the globe.

This gives the appearance of a violent, messed up world that appears to be in self-destruct mode.

What you must realise is that news channels and newspapers focus on the negatives in the world because it provides the morbid reader or listener (you and I) a much needed service…

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You Gotta Train Those Wheels!


It’s Friday!

Plans for the weekend?

We had a fantastic response to our “Christmas Detox Pak” on Wednesday.

Six packs went straight away and we have asked USANA for another six…we are just waiting to here if we can get them in time for Christmas.

If you missed Wednesday’s newsletter you can read it here



Today I want to talk to you about your wheels.

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What Do You Want In YOUR Life?

What do you want in life?

I often ask this question to people, my clients and friends and for some, it’s quite a hard question.

You would think that most people could tell you exactly what they want in life but for many, the answer is they can’t because they have never really taken the time to sit down and look at their goals and desires and then formulate a plan of attack.

Now this is OK if you want to rock along with no direction, but if your wish is to be in the top 10% in your chosen field, then you are going to need a laser like focus to make that happen.

“You can’t hit a target that you can’t see”

Look at a person that is successful in your chosen career or profession.

Or look at someone who has the level of health and fitness that you desire.

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11 Steps To Living A Fantastic Life

11 Steps to living a fantastic life.

1) Be cool to everyone.

I don’t care who you are or how much money you make, you are no better or worse than the next person.

Forget your ego and just be cool to everyone all the time :)

2) Make as many mistakes as possible.

I don’t mean deliberately mess up but I mean try to do as much as you can at all times in every situation.

Inevitably you will make mistakes.

The more mistakes you make, the more success you will have in every area of your life.

3) Work towards your goals everyday.

Do a little bit every single day towards a particular goal.

That way you are constantly making progress.

Most people don’t have goals…

…and many of the ones that do,  don’t take any action so their goal is really a dream.

Dreams don’t come true unless you work hard towards them every day

4) Move everyday.

As humans, our bodies were designed to move.

If we sit around we rust up and die early.

^^^That’s the harsh truth.

Even a 30min brisk walk is better than nothing.

Remember, what you do today will affect your life in 30 years.

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Life is Way Too Short Isn’t It?

Good weekend?

What a great weekend of sport.

Well I guess it was great if you liked Rugby.

What an amazing result for Japan against South Africa. I love a good underdog story.

It was actually the “Mr. Olympia” Bodybuilding competition in Las Vegas over the weekend too but I would hazard a guess that there is less chance of you liking that than the rugby.

One thing I can say about bodybuilders, rugby players or any professional sports players is that they love what they do for a living.

They get up everyday and really love what they do and why they do it.

Do you?

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Run Your Own Race

Glorious weather we had yesterday here in London…

…the good news is that today is set to be pretty much the same.

What did you get up to over the weekend?

I was at the gym early Sunday morning for a little bit of cardio to take the edge of the calories consumed on Saturday night…

…home made pizza was the order of the day, followed by cookies and ice cream.


Mine was on the left and had onion, olives, tuna, anchovies and a drop of chipotle hot sauce.

Alex’s was a bit more traditional with mushroom, peppers and chorizo…

…clearly, mine was the best and tasted amazing!

And yes, we watched the X-Factor.

I know, I know, I’m a romantic old soul sometimes; I just can’t help it :)

Alex is a lucky girl.

Anyway, back to the matter at hand.

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7 NATURAL Ways To Boost Your Testosterone Levels

So Usain Bolt wins the 100m and the 200m in the World Championship a few days ago…

…and then gets runs over by a clumsy cameraman on a Segway :)

I’m sure many of you saw this on the TV.

I’m fascinated by sprinting in world athletics and have been since I saw Carl Lewis in 1984 in Los Angeles win four gold medals.

In 1988, the debate on whether these guys were doping really took off after Ben Johnson cruised to victory in a time of 9.79secs and was subsequently stripped of his title after failing a drugs test.

It’s not my intention to go much deeper than this on the subject as it’s quite controversial but the fact of the matter is that humans, given the chance will do whatever they can to improve and win.

History shows us that the Greeks used to eat bulls testicles in the hope of boosting their own testosterone levels to improve performance.

Justin Gatlin, who has previously been banned twice for illegal drug use is back running very close to his previous best whilst using banned substances.

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Stress : The Silent Killer

So following on from Monday…

…I want to talk to you about STRESS and why it’s been called the silent killer but more importantly, how to recognise it and some effective strategies you can all implement to cope with it.

So we all know what stress is don’t we?

Basically, stress on the body can come from many sources…

…the general pace of life and synthetic substances like alcohol, drugs, and tobacco.

Pollution, especially living and working in central London as many of us do is a big problem too.

But food is one that we don’t always think about right?

Even so called “healthy” food is laden with antibiotics and pesticides that can put the body under significant stress over time.

A very brief science lesson.

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