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November 25 , 2019 | Posted by Dave Cripps |

Breaking bad nutrition (to loose body fat)

Did you see the post on facebook the other day of CP member Paul? If you didn’t then this post is even more significant for you, why? I get nutrition on its own isn’t exciting for many, instead its what healthy nutrition can give you which is exciting. And in Paul’s case it linked to



November 18 , 2019 | Posted by Dave Cripps |

The Recipe for Successful Strength Training

Today I wanted to share with you insight to help you, by going straight to the point of the topic :   ‘How do I get strong for what matters to me’   I make this point of ‘what matters to you’ as today, in the world of fitness, strength is not just a single



October 5 , 2019 | Posted by Dave Cripps |

Results before Chrtistmas: 2 expert insights to help you

Cold nights, clouds and drizzle are now descending over Solihull.   In fact, at my home in Shirley, it was ‘crisp’ for the first time in what seems ages!   And consequently, your thoughts regarding your fitness/conditioning, body shape, strength and physical performance can become more prominent.   In the many people we support here



September 9 , 2019 | Posted by Dave Cripps |

This might surprise you

Over 75% of our members have never invested in having a personal trainer, prior to joining us at Coalition Performance (CP)   (or strength and conditioning coach, or rehab coach)   In fact last week, Nick, a new member from Dorridge, outside of Solihull said:   ‘I‘ve never thought about having personal training, its one



September 2 , 2019 | Posted by Dave Cripps |

Curing your Injury – Roll With It

One of my favourite songs is Roll With It by Oasis, do you remember it?   Hey, you may have indeed seen me driving around Solihull, attempting to sing it while drumming my steering wheel!   One line says:   ‘Don’t ever stand aside, don’t ever be denied, you want to be who you be



July 22 , 2019 | Posted by Dave Cripps |

Why we’re different, and why you should know

I was at a conference the other week and was asked the following by an American chap: ‘So why do you actually do what you do’? This matters to you because lets face it, all gyms and personal trainer studios, look similar Weights, ropes, plates…mirrors with an egotistical reflection 😉   So what really does



July 12 , 2019 | Posted by Dave Cripps |

2 things to conquer, if you want a better body this summer

When the weather gets better, and holidays come around, self awareness around your body and fitness can often peak.   I often recite my annoyance in my 20’s over the ‘belly roll’ when being on holidays by the pool   However, at CP we always see a common, re-occurring issue for people who want to



June 17 , 2019 | Posted by Dave Cripps |

How being overweight as a kid, actually helped me

I started running properly around 16 years old.   However, its ironic as I have vivid memories of painful cross country P.E runs as a child.   Yet this probably helped me in many ways in the years after, let me share how, as it may help you.   As I’ve revealed before, I was