Category Archives: Personal training

FREE – ‘6 week personal training program’ for all current clients

WHY?  Because it is winter and cold.  This is my commitment to keep you motivated and guarantee you achieve your personal goals! Programs will be emailed through this week, but if there is anything you want to discuss, please call. Train … Continue reading

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Australian Schools Championship – Core Stability in Sport – ‘Boys Vs Girls’ competition to pull a bus!!!

Over the last 2 days I have been coaching Canoe Slalom Athletes competing in the Australian Schools Championship at Penrith Whitewater Stadium.  Schools from all over Australia brought their best athletes which delivered some excellent racing, possibly spurred on by New … Continue reading

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What will you achieve in 2014?

If you have vision, a plan, strong influences from the right people, mixed with a bucket load of discipline and willingness to work then you are on track to achieve the success you deserve in 2014.

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The perfect Boxing day lunch – Turkey & Brie Panini

I overindulged on Christmas day and now feeling suitably bloated.  My fridge is full of left overs so this my Boxing day lunch, followed by a brisk walk with family to say ‘Merry Christmas’ to neighbours…  (Although I am sure many … Continue reading

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Wild Salmon in a Herb Mustard Glaze served over Garlic Mashed Potato

Originally posted on Yvette's Gourmet Kitchen:
This dish has a very mild taste that is nicely complimented with the garlic mashed potatoes and topped with some peppery arugula. Wild salmon is high in omega 3, it is low in saturated…

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Justin Bieber & Barry Manalow just ruined my training session! Why music is crucial to performance.

If you don’t have a training partner and you need to push yourself music is a great motivator, but it can also have the opposite effect.  I don’t want to listen to Justin Bieber or Barry Manalow during a training session!!! … Continue reading

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My Fitness Diary #1 – my head still believes it is controlling the body of an athlete.

This diary shares my personal fitness challenges as I strive to stay lean, fit and strong without getting bored. My whole body has a lingering dull ache, especially my lower abs and legs.  Simply sitting down to write is a mission. … Continue reading

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My wife said… ‘Your stomach is sticking out further than your chest’… So I jumped on the scales and wow!!!!

Originally posted on My Fitness Mentor ~ Olympian Stuart McIntosh:
It seems I have been ‘talking the talk and not walking the walk’!   Yep, even trainers can lose track from time to time, we are human too!  (Did you know most…

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The fastest boat on the river – Rowing 4 vs Kayaking 4. (whats the difference between rowing and kayaking anyway?)

Last night in Melbourne, Australia a fierce competition was fought for bragging rights to ‘the fastest boat on the river‘.  It was a very tight race and you can watch the video clip to see who won! (and now you know the … Continue reading

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Society’s perception of ‘normal’ is changing.

For most men it is expected that ‘they know what to do’, but all too often I find out that their knowledge base is built on rumor or very dated information.  Sit ups before bed and a couple of laps … Continue reading

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What is the first step?

The first step is to meet and discuss how we combine the following options to help you achieve you goals.  I use my knowledge base to create & design a program tailored for you!  I am not pushing a product… If … Continue reading

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Learning Olympic Lifts – the Dead Lift

Olympic lifts are great for core stability and work a large number of muscles at the same time.  They are very common exercises with most athletes and currently ‘trendy’ in the mainstream fitness industry due to Crossfit.  Anyone can learn … Continue reading

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How to follow a ‘steep’ development curve – athletes, coaches, trainers & fitness fanatics!

In my experience many athletes are unable to correctly identify & exploit their own strengths. They are very good at critiquing peers and often focus too much attention on their own perceived weakness.  A good training plan/ log shows individual … Continue reading

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Economic & Social effects on men

  Many men feel too tired after work for exercise, instead reaching for a cold beer at the end of a busy day. This habit forming routine creates long term health issues that quickly has your stomach sticking out further … Continue reading

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Any fitness goal is a little daunting

Every fitness goal should feel a little daunting at first because “YOU just don’t know what you are capable of or what you can achieve until you try.” Its such a awesome feeling when you start something new, suddenly it … Continue reading

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How strong do you want to be?

A 6 week gym program (from me) and you will be much stronger… but how strong do you want to be? Programs are ideal for those that want a structure to achieve a goal or hit a target.  I write … Continue reading

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Definition of a Mentor

Definition of a Mentor = A mentor does not tell someone what to do… They share personal ‘experience & knowledge’ to ‘help & inspire’ others to achieve their goals.  (Stuart McIntosh, 2013)  Click to see   ‘My Mission Statement’

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Can I lose 8kg in 8 weeks? How to pick an incentive that gives drive and rewards your effort (Penfolds Grange)

… Continued from previous post –   My wife said… ‘Your stomach is sticking out further than your chest’. The carrot and the stick – A combination of rewards and punishment to induce behavioral change In my experience in order … Continue reading

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My wife said… ‘Your stomach is sticking out further than your chest’… So I jumped on the scales and wow!!!!

It seems I have been ‘talking the talk and not walking the walk’!   Yep, even trainers can lose track from time to time, we are human too!  (Did you know most Personal Trainers burn out in less than 5 years due to … Continue reading

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A Formula for Developing Successful Results

In November 2012 I started a 5 month coaching contract for the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) with the National Canoe Slalom Team, working with the senior, under 22 and junior teams. They are a great bunch of young athletes … Continue reading

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”Gold hopes for waterboys”, An interview I gave the BBC just before the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games.

I cant believe it is nearly 13 years ago since I raced the Sydney 2000 Olympic games.  In a way it feels like yesterday, but also a lifetime ago. This is just one of the many interviews I gave that … Continue reading

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If you want to stay fit & healthy pick yourself a fun challenge…

If you want to stay fit & healthy pick yourself a fun challenge… In September 2012 I attempted the Sydney marathon…. It was a personal challenge and the training sessions were hard, I won’t deny it but I achieved much … Continue reading

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Want to grow muscle and lose weight…

Can you remember your parents forcing you to eat your ‘greens’…  This article explains why you should do the same for yourself and your family.  Briefly explaining the benefits for muscle recovery, weight loss and mental health http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/value_of_vegetables.htm Image from … Continue reading

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What can you expect from me?

As your fitness mentor, I have over 20 years of experience to advise you on the steps you must take to create a fitter, stronger healthier you. Once you tell me what you want to achieve we agree a number … Continue reading

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James Bond Diet = no carbs after 4pm and exercise lots!

James Bond Diet = no carbs after 4pm and exercise lots! An amusing short interview 🙂 WHY DOES THIS WORK? Exercise will speed up your

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What’s the First Step?

To meet and discuss how we combine the following options to help you achieve you goals. Diet and Fitness Advice We meet in a café (during your lunch break) to run through what you want to achieve and what

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Are we defined by the way we deal with mistakes…?

Sometimes ‘shit happens’… but are we defined by the way we deal with it? GB Team mate and friend Etienne Stott in gives an entertaining & inspiring insight to his journey to 2012 Olympic Gold medal success… 

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