I wanted to write a short blog based upon a recent post on our social media.

Following on from a competition we posted last week on our Facebook page, we asked the following question.

What do you think is the most important element in fat loss and why?

We had lots of great answers; sleep, hydration, no magic bullets etc, all correct in part but not the main answer we were looking for. So what was it?


Nobody wins by accident. Everyone who has succeeded has set out with a plan to be the best at what they do. Therefore when you apply this to a fitness context, it would appear that for the most part, those who get the best results believe that they can achieve this.

This certainly is not always the case from the outset and that’s where a good coach can become a great coach. It’s not about comparing one individual to another to make them understand what’s possible, it’s about helping someone believe that they DO have the ability to get the results they desire.

Here are just a handful of the individuals who have had great results from our coaching methods.


As always, every great transformation whether it’s physical or more importantly emotional is achieved by the client. As a coach, we provide the tools, the client is the one who has to use them correctly. In actual fact, seeing people overcome emotional hurdles is so much more rewarding than seeing an emerging 6 pack. Even in the last week I can think of two stand out instances that make me feel incredibly proud, as I know just how long these challenges have taken to overcome.

Mindset is a powerful thing. Before setting any goals related to fitness (or life) you have to make sure that you believe it’s something you can do.

E.g. ‘I want to lose 5 pounds in 4 weeks’.

Achievable? Yes. However just hoping the weight fall’s off whilst continuing to succumb to the dietary indulgences that have created the psychological desire to rid that weight in the first place makes this goal unachievable!

Fat loss is extremely simple but not necessarily at all easy. The two words although similar, have completely different meanings. Be committed, make sustainable changes and get your mindset to a place which will allow you to achieve your goals.

This is the key to fat loss.

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