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Dean Grimshawe
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I'm at a point where I really want to ramp up my personal training and work with more people. And I know what you're thinking..... that's what most PT's are thinking right? Ha ha

Well as I think about it, I start to think of the areas that I want to work in most and like most people that get into health and wellness I'm fascinated by it all. But I can't be all things to all people. One area though that I really am passionate about and almost by accident I find myself working in more and more, is the adrenal fatigued and stressed out populations.

I'm passionate about this area because I see so many people working long hours, trudging the treadmill, suffering poor sleep and the bulk of life's pressures, and all they seem to be told is eat less and train harder. While there is a great deal of value in 'intensity' when it comes to getting results, the body needs to be prepared for it. And all too often I see people taking time out of their high octane lives to go 'balls to the wall' in the latest military fitness style bootcamp. Well I hate to be a party pooper but for stressed out, adrenal fatigued populations I think such a tactic can be quite harmful to the body.

In fact, I've regularly told potential clients that they are not ready to train yet and coached them to greater health first. Ok, it isn't glamorous stuff but when the body is just about 'fit to drop' regaining that energy and vitality is literally life changing. And THEN the real fun can begin.

So if you're feeling bummed out don't think its not a good time to speak to a professional as it may be the best thing you can do. Though be mindful that a good beasting may not be the answer you need at this time. You've got to cover your bases first, build that vitality, harness your full energy and THEN you are ready to take on that huge challenge.

We all over train from time to time and have to listen to our bodies. However my fear is that for some people over training is a lifestyle, even if they don't actually have a gym membership yet.

And yes, if you're wondering whether I'm passionate about this area of fitness because I've been there...... you would be 100% correct. I know exactly how it feels to be a walking zombie and it isn't cool. But beyond that it isn't healthy either.
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The trouble with PT's in general (and yes, I put myself in this bracket) is that they all have their default style. And not only do they all have their default style they are often so blinkered that they think they're the only trainer that is right!

In truth, there are many ways to achieve your goals and all trainers can learn from each other. But one area where you hear a lot of agreement nowadays is strength training for women. Yes, more and more people are realising the benefits and are committed to encouraging women to get familiar with the iron. And for good reason too.

1. Strength training is efficient and effective. Sack off one of those 5 mile runs your hell bent on doing and start lifting.

2. It's great for burning bodyfat. Yep! A lot of those lean girls you're trying to emulate got that butt in the free weights room.

3. Great for developing the shape you really want. For the 1000th time, you will not suddenly look like a body builder.

4. There is something very empowering about developing strength and not needing to be so dependent on others. 

So give it a go! Get a trainer to run you through some exercises next time you're in the gym. They'll be glad to help. Then simply focus on good form and lift heavy weights. 

And when I say heavy I mean feeling like you could maybe manage one more rep at the end of the set but it would be touch and go. Yep, you've got to be prepared to challenge yourself.

But it is SOOOOO worth it! Let me know how you get on 
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Radio Show Host on Natural Health Radio
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Personal Trainer and Mindset Coach
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  • Natural Health Radio
    Radio Show Host, 2013 - present
    Every Monday I can be heard on the aiwaves of Natural Health Radio discussing a range of topics from Health and Fitness to Personal Development and Business. The recordings are then uploaded to iTunes where you can find them on Dean Grimshawe Radio.
  • Greenlight Digital
    Business Development, 2013 - present
    My focus and ambition allow me to succeed in a sales environment. Currently I am applying my skills in Business Development for an exciting independent Digital Marketing agency.
  • Self Employed
    Personal Trainer and Coach, 2012 - present
    I am a lifetime student of personal development of all levels form Personal Training to Nutrition and Mindset. My aspiration is to master Strength and Conditioning and be a part of developing the next generation of athletes.
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Personal Trainer and Mindset Coach
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I'm a family man living in Hertfordshire. Married to my gorgeous wife Sara with a beautiful daughter and son on the way.

My passion is 'living to the full' and that is why I ventured into self employment. I want to share tools and information so that everyone can live life on purpose and tick things off their bucket list as they go. 

Don't wait till the sand is running out to start living people!
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Despite not being much of an academic I managed to get myself through University and came away with a BSc/ Hons in Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry. Since then I've learned that anything is possible if you put to your mind to it. In 2011 I completed 5 marathons in 5 days with a fundraising team which I founded to raise funds for deserving causes. In the same year I scaled the 3 Peaks which included Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdonia. Here's to the next challenge!
Education
  • The Hurst Community School
    GCSE's, 1990 - 1995
  • Queen Mary's College
    GCSE's/ A-Levels, 1995 - 1998
  • Uni of Hertfordshire
    BSc/Hons Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry, 1998 - 2002
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