HPT5 have been absolutely tremendous during the week that I have been taught by them. The lecturer, Pete, had a clear understanding of the course content & more importantly has a vision to redefine the fitness industry through HPT5, which I thoroughly believe in!
I cannot wait to continue my educational journey with Pete & HPT5 and start the Level 3 & Sports Massage Therapy courses. I highly recommend HPT5 to anyone who is looking to enter the fitness industry!
HPT5 is bringing the cutting edge of personal training to the grass roots of the fitness industry. Reshaping it from the ground up. It will soon no longer be acceptable to NOT be a specialist in movement. HPT5 training is raising the bar and helping trainers step up to excellence. They offer far more in terms of knowledge, skill and business wisdom - to create a new breed of trainers that can rank with other healthcare providers and truly offer wellness to their clients. Highly highly recommend!
For anyone who is a fitness Instructor, Coach, PT, Athlete etc who are looking for that all important extensive training to become the best of the best.. please check out HPT5.
They have some of the best lecturers, who I met along my journey whilst completing my Fitness Instructor Level 2 and Personal Training Level 3.
As Peter Banbury put it to me, "All PTs should be at a good level to liaise closer with GPs and Physio Therapists, in order to understand the language in which they speak and to be better at defining the support needs of the users of the fitness industry". That says it all for me..!!
More clients. More income. More enjoyment.
What are the roots of commercial success in our globally connected era of constant change, technology disruption and the rapidly emerging, digitally proficient employee?
Passion, competence, strategic decision making, a never say die attitude, or perhaps communications expertise?
What would the CEO of one of the largest and most successful companies on the planet say in response to such a question?
Hello. It's an honour to be asked to write a short blog for HPT5. Although I was a bit perturbed at first when asked, as I'm not generally a man who likes to be in the limelight. But, I have this desire to always say "yes"…
When planning this, Pete, Haydn and I explored different ideas together - ultimately coming up with "Jono - it's a blank canvass - write about what you want.” So - I've been putting quite a bit of thought into it. I will admit - I am nervous. English was never my forte - luckily, I have some helpful people around me who I hope might help with getting my ideas / thoughts / words across!
Everyone remembers their favourite teacher. Mine was Ray Hale. He was my Spanish teacher who not only inspired me to explore the joy of language and literature but also to think and most importantly, question, my own aspirations and values.
He taught me that learning was not just about knowledge but, more importantly, what you do with that knowledge, how you act and respond to new insights, gain the alternative perspective and dismantle the mental shackles that may restrict the opportunity to excel.
In a recent workshop, a great question was posed: ‘what are the roots of passion?’ An engaging conversation ensued.
Does passion come from helping others or does it come from just doing something you are proud of, or perhaps both?
Recently, I had to organise work on the roof of our house, because quite foolishly, I had been tricked into allowing someone to climb on the roof, cause damage, threaten me and when I refused to pay, they just left, with me looking at a big hole in our roof - and an even bigger problem!
Culture is the most fascinating artefact of any business; it defines attitude, shapes mindset and can either inspire or demotivate in equal amounts.
But culture is also elusive, intangible and unassailable, yet can smack you in the face when you least expect it.
A couple of years ago when setting up a new product development team in the pensions industry, I was speaking to an interviewee whom we had invited back for a third interview and asked him ‘what opinion have you formed of the company so far.’ His answer was illuminating: ‘every time I sit in Reception, I hear someone laughing, it’s a place I’d like to work.’
Do you remember a time when you readily grabbed a pencil, pen or crayon and took to drawing something? Chances are it was way back in your childhood and the memory is as feint as the lined paper you were drawing on. If you can recall those moments, you will probably remember the feeling of excitement, intent focus and creativity coursing through your veins. And that’s where my story begins.
When we try something new it hurts if we fail. People criticise, even mock.
Little wonder then that we are all physically hardwired to fear stepping into the unknown.
Two peanut size bodies in our brain, situated at the top of our brain stem, the Amygdalas, control our fight, flight or freeze reactions.
Try something new and the Amygdalas scream at you not to do it. They love the comfort zone and do everything in their capability, which is immense, to keep us there.
I have just finished watching the final episode in the third series of Homeland, starring Damian Lewis. Notwithstanding the fact I am six years behind the global viewing population (the show launched in 2011), I have been mesmerised by a master of his art. A genius in his field and undoubtedly an acting ‘hero’, this man is a leader – standing head and shoulders above the majority of his peers.
Reflecting on this kind of inspiring performance in a different industry, I wanted to know more about Lewis and consider what lessons could be learned in the context of fitness and healthcare. It may seem like a big leap from acting to fitness, but is it? I looked into what made Lewis so good and I found key themes from which we could learn.
HPT5 - “Transforming passion into profession in fitness and healthcare”
The nature of work is changing at a pace no one could have ever imagined. The combined impact of technology and globalisation has created the opportunity to do something people could only have dreamt of just two generations ago, making the concept of work a ‘lived-for’ and not a ‘dead-end’ experience.
35 minutes have elapsed in the most important rugby game in your life. You were selected, against all expectation, just two days before the game.
Your team is losing by 13 points to 3 to the most successful sporting team on the planet. You catch the ball near your own try line, the last thing you want to do at this point in the game is to take a risk which may result in your team falling further behind.
‘Instead of opting for safety first, you attack!