The best wedding that I went to last year was that of my good friends Glenn & Leanne, as I wrote about at the time http://kevwilson.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/kiss-bride.html Well 8 weeks ago the happy couple were blessed with what I can only describe as the most beautiful baby that I have ever seen. I spent some time with Millie yesterday doing all the things that I haven't done for years, feeding her, winding her and best of all, cuddling her off to sleep. It was an amazing experience and one that I'm looking forward to repeating. As I had such a soft and moving time yesterday, I had to re establish my image by putting three PPF members that are competing later this year through some incredibly tough workouts today. Well done to all of them, showtime isn't that far away so now's the time to get some hard work in the bank, when they can't walk tomorrow they will know that we certainly did that today!
Thursday, 6 March 2014
With the ever increasing ladies membership at PPF it has become apparent that we need a top quality female PT to add to the staff. I'm therefore very pleased to announce that Ezy (pictured) is now very much part of the team. She will be taking classes every Monday & Friday evening and will also be available for PT work with members, as well as doing the thing that I do of being available to give free diet and training advice to members whenever I'm at the gym. As well as being a really nice person, Ezy has an impressive CV as well as a great physique so we're sure that she will be a great addition to the gym. To find out more about Ezy please just follow this link
Monday, 3 March 2014
People have been recently asking me what it's like being a gym owner now. My reply is that it's hard work but ultimately it's very satisfying to be able to help so many people improve their physiques and in some cases their whole lives. There are other good things too though, like I can train to whatever music I choose at any volume that I like, today we had Guns 'n' Roses; awesome! Also, ever since we've been open I've been really happy to see so many of the friends that I've made since I moved back here from Spain in 2009 coming to the gym for coaching, training and a catch up, I'm blessed to know so many lovely people. They have all been very impressed with the place and are now all training there whenever they can!
Sunday, 23 February 2014
It must be getting towards holiday time or show time because I'm getting asked a lot about what people's weight should be. My answer is always the same, weight means nothing unless you're competing in a weight class, it's how you look that counts. These days, driven by the media, people are obsessed with readings from things like scales and body fat gadgets. Competing in a masters class I can honestly say that no judge at any show has ever asked me my weight, or what I can bench or what I can squat etc. for that matter, but they have always mercilessly scrutinised my physique on stage. I often tell people to throw away the gadgets rather than be a slave to them. The only things I've ever used are a mirror and the critical eyes of my coach; my record proves that it's a plan that works!
Thursday, 20 February 2014
The best thing about being a gym owner and coaching people both at the gym and via the internet, is that I get to meet nice people from literally all over the world. So today Rose and Ryan came to me for a coaching session at PPF, all the way from Australia! Ok, if I'm honest they were actually in the UK to visit family but it still counts as the furthest anyone has ever travelled to see me for coaching! I was impressed with this lovely couple, Ryan is 22, has great genetics and is huge as you can see from the picture. Rose was especially impressive, also 22, she has been lifting weights for a few years and has so much muscle tissue that if she lived in this country I would definitely diet her down and have her on stage this summer!
Wednesday, 19 February 2014
Today I did some more work for The Active Channel. The plan was to do a back workout designed for people over 40 but as we got working it soon became apparent that it would be a good workout for anyone. I was really pleased to have alongside me Nigel "Tommo" Thompson, who is one of the UK's best and most respected over 40's bodybuilders. We were so busy that we completely forgot to get a picture together so here's a picture of Tommo that he posted on Facebook with the caption "46 years old - what's your excuse?" I can imagine the envy on so many peoples faces! Tommo and I have been friends for years, he's nearly 10 years younger than me and we always manage to bring the best out of each other when we train together. I'm sure that will come across well when the workout is screened by The Active Channel, probably at the beginning of April, which is when Tommo is competing in Scott Horton's "Hercules Olympia", I show that I'm greatly looking forward to!
Sunday, 16 February 2014
I always try to walk the walk instead of talking the talk, so as promised we have now sorted out some classes for the ladies at PPF and there are more to follow. So far we have a legs, bums & tums class and a Pilates "little black dress" class organised, they will be starting on March 2nd followed by the "Insanity" classes starting in April. We're looking at adding to these classes, details to follow in due course. We have also addressed the requests for gym clothing to be sold via the website, it will be on sale within the next few weeks. Yesterday we had a photo shoot of the clothing being modelled by gym members & staff but the whole show was stolen by my new best mate Alfie. Pictures and a clothing price list will be on the website soon, meanwhile here's an unofficial pic that we did.