Tuesday, 22 June 2010


It doesn't take all that much courage to change your life. I don't care if we're talking about working out religiously, changing jobs, getting out of a bad relationship, or moving to a different town. Believe me, you can't lose.

It's like the Chinese allergory of the man caught in the rapids. He's managed to grab hold of a rock, but the raging waters are beating him against the rock over and over again. If he doesn't let go, he'll soon die, but he's afraid to let go because he doesn't know what dangers lie downstream.... let go of the rock.

Make every day count

Make every day count. Appreciate every moment and take from those moments everything that you possibly can, for you may never be able to experience it again. Talk to people you have never talked to before, and actually listen. Let yourself fall in love and set your sights high. Hold your head up because you have every right to. Tell yourself you are a great individual and believe in yourself, for if you don't believe in yourself, it will be hard for others to believe in you. You can make of your life anything that you wish. I hope my story is at least an example of that. Create your own life then go out and live it with absolutely no regrets. Most important though, if you love someone, tell him or her, for you never know what tomorrow may have in store. Remember, tomorrow is promised to no one.

 - Walter Payton.

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

New BodyQuest classes and courses starting soon…

Kickboxing Fitness classes -
keep fit & have fun without the contact! I am a previous member of the British Kickboxing Team, and winner of many English, British, European & African titles.

Stretching & Mobility courses –
Learn to maximise your mobility for pain-free movement and increased flexibility & strength.

Ladies Self Defence courses -
Learn effective close combat defensive skills that could save your life. I have black belts in 3 martial arts, as well as a blue belt in Gracie Jiu Jitsu under Royce Gracie himself. I worked as a nightclub doorman for 4 years in South Africa, and previously taught self-defence to the South African Park Rangers.

Hardstyle X Combat Conditioning classes -
The ultimate in hardcore conditioning! Only for the truly brave, dedicated, or foolhardy! Not for the fainthearted….

All classes are £8 per person
All courses run for 6 weeks and cost £50

Courses will be run several times to allow people to consistently practice under expert tuition to fully develop their skills. 3 levels of all courses will be offered, beginners (level 1), intermediate (level 2) and advanced (level 3). To enrol in Level 2 you must have completed Level 1, and to enrol in level 3 you must have completed level 2.
Please email any enquires, or to register your interest to:
or visit the website
and use the contact form

Sunday, 6 June 2010

Just get it done!

Stop blaming everything and just get it done!

I have been as guilty of this as the next person, but there comes a time when even if certain things are other people's fault, or have come about because of circumstances beyond your control; you have a choice. Stand around moaning about it, or just do something to fix it! Just get it done! If it is someone or something else's fault; that won't change. You can't change that. The only thing you can control is you. So ask yourself, are you in a position to do something about it? Is there anything in your control that can make it better, whatever it is? If you have any measure of influence over a bad situation - exercise it. Make things better. I promise you, you will benefit from it. So what if someone else (who might not deserve it!) benefits too? Forget about that. Make your own life better. Take control of your own destiny. Take charge. Get out there and do things to make things better, to progress, to grow, to be happy. YOU are the one who is ultimately responsible for your own life, your own growth, progress and happiness. If life throws you a curve ball - deal with it. If you need help dealing with it, don't be afraid to ask for help. You are still in control. You get to decide if you need help to ask for it. So make it happen. Take charge and get it done!

Challenge everything, especially yourself.

Consistency and Sacrifice

Almost everybody out there has something that they want to achieve, but very few people actually achieve what they want to. Why? Well a great number of those people never do anything to make things happen, so that one is fairly obvious! For the remaining majority, most will give up long before they get anywhere near their goals. The reason? Lack of consistency and a failure to realise and make the necessary sacrifices.

Probably the most important thing to working towards any goal is consistency. Without it you will spend years starting and stopping your plans, and then look back wondering why you are nowhere near your dreams. “But I have been trying for years!” I hear people say. The truth is if you have not remained doggedly consistent with your efforts, every single time you stop, you start from zero again. So years of effort amount to nothing if it has been a stop/start situation.

Almost all people will also fail to recognise that to achieve something, almost without exception, sacrifices will have to be made. Whether it is to sacrifice your love of cake, or your habit of not getting out of bed early enough, late night TV (or just the TV at any time)… something will have to be sacrificed.

If you can give up the things in your life that stand in the way of your goals, the path is so much clearer. If you can remain consistently on the path to your goals, you WILL achieve something worthwhile.

Challenge everything, especially yourself.