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July 31 , 2020 | Posted by Dave Cripps |

What to look for in a coach / personal trainer?

We’re back and re-open and what a day as I write this, 30 plus degrees sunshine across Shirley and Solihull. Just before sharing a quick expert piece of insight and advice I wanted to say this… Through lock down we’ve evolved and developed all elements of Coalition Performance (CP) from the gym layout, training, nutrition,



June 24 , 2020 | Posted by Dave Cripps |

Top 4 Tips to Getting ‘the buzz’ to train at home

Finding the motivation to train and exercise at home can be tough, particularly having been in lockdown now for some time. One of the biggest reasons? It’s much harder to get the “buzz” that comes from smashing your PB, with the personal coaches/trainers bouncing, members nodding approvingly and some outstanding trance anthems blasting (music taste



June 8 , 2020 | Posted by Dave Cripps |

Did you know this about your mindset and fitness?

Its been busy here at Coalition Performance, Solihull. Demonstrated firstly this week in the videos of me driving a cherry picker around and being in the ceiling. Then an initial reveal on how we are evolving the personal training stations which were already industry leading, to now even further ahead. Actually, last night we purchased



May 27 , 2020 | Posted by Dave Cripps |

The Great Protein Secret

Eating more protein is all the rage at the minute, in fact I would hazard a guess that you’re already aware that eating more protein is “good for you”. Yes, it definitely helps muscle recovery post training, and yes it will help keep you full for fewer calories BUT… There’s one scientifically proven reason why



May 19 , 2020 | Posted by Dave Cripps |

Your Tendons are like my Birthday Steak

I was fortunate enough to have had a great lockdown birthday this past week! As well having coffees made for me all day and full control of Netflix (Brand new series of the Last Kingdom) the real highlight was a perfectly cooked butchers rib eye steak. As I was meticulously seasoning every millimetre of steak,



May 4 , 2020 | Posted by Dave Cripps |

Training your brain, staying positive

I was lucky enough to recently attend a Zoom seminar (“zooming” is definitely my bet for this year’s dictionary addition!) led by one of our fantastic members, Sally. Sally specialises in delivering first class training on how to be more resilient and it was a real eye opener for several reasons. Eye opener number 1:



April 15 , 2020 | Posted by Dave Cripps |

Your Likely Body Fat Gain over Lockdown?

Barbecued chicken… Barbecued burgers… Barbecued vegetables… Its been a full on BBQ fest at my house the last week, Richard Green you would be proud (Rich is like the Raymond Blanc of BBQ). But before Friday’s flaming session, I shot a video here which shared something you likely want to consider. Through numerous calculations, I’ve



December 27 , 2019 | Posted by Dave Cripps |

1 Way We’re Being Different (which could help you)

You maybe aware that currently we’re doing things rather different to the rest of the fitness world (not just Solihull, but beyond).   Its not mind bogglingly complex, nor is it outrageous…   Its simply…sharing…evidence.   What evidence?   Well while reading this I totally respect the fact that your trust is important.   Particularly



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