Be Bold Motivational

RachelLHolmes : March 2, 2015 9:02 am : Blog, Newsletter

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Guess what….

It really & truly doesn’t matter
what anyone
else thinks.

I reckon this is the NUMBER 1 thing that
holds us back from reaching our

That BIG idea you have, but
afraid to start working on it….

Starting that online fitness business
you have always
wanted to but feel insecure about
shouting about it
on social media…..

Organising you own event and
presenting at YOUR event……
It could be the diet or lifestyle
choose to follow,
that rattles other people,
so you bow down
to peer pressure..





Back up.


Today let’s all BE BOLD.


The key to a shitty life is to
focus on what real (or imaginary) folk
think about what you are doing.


Do your own thing.
Paddle your own canoe.


Hang about & join forces
with positive people
who are want to the same as you.


People who lift you up &
inspire you to reach higher.


Make a bigger impact today
& don’t think about what anyone else says.
Get on with your destiny.


Happy Monday

Love Rachel x
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To Teach Is To Learn – Sunday Motivational

RachelLHolmes : March 1, 2015 7:45 am : Blog, Newsletter


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To Teach is To Learn


For the last 3 days days I’ve been

studying with
Phil Richards on a nutrition
& HIIT course.

It’s been brilliant.

I’ve got so many
ideas &
I’m feeling mega inspired.

I couldn’t sleep last night
just thinking about
all the potential this new info holds.

It’s Day 3 today & I’ll
rushing back home to
unleash new
ideas & plans.

It excites me SO MUCH to put
this new knowledge
into practice.

By harnessing
the power of Social Media & the Internet
we can connect, help, teach, inspire,
motivate & serve SO MANY more people
with the very latest research
& information.

There is NO better & more
fulfilling experience
than teaching & sharing.

Don’t you agree?

It blows my mind just how
MUCH more there
is to go at in the fitness

We have so many MORE
people to help,
inspire & lead happier
healthier, fitter lives.

I find it the most amazing
opportunity for all of us.

Teach what YOU LOVE.

Share what you are PASSIONATE ABOUT.

Going on a course is an AWESOME
way to connect with your passion.

But if you can’t get away:

Download a new book
Google some new ideas
Research on You Tube
Listen to a podcast or audiobook

Just get those CREATIVITY juices flowing.

Sometimes the going gets tough
being a lone Fitness Instructor.

But we are SO lucky & grateful to be doing
something as wonderful as  fitness, health,
nutrition & wellbeing for a living.

I just am in LOVE with this quote
by Yogi Bhajan

“To learn something, read about it.
To understand something, write about it.
To MASTER something, teach it”

Quote by Yogi Bhajan

Spread Fitness Love & Miracles to all your
clients, customers & students this week

Have a Happy Sunday Team

Love ya
Rachel xxxxxxx


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26 Feb Instructor newsletter

RachelLHolmes : February 26, 2015 8:05 am : Blog, Newsletter

IMG_9419How are you?

Hope your classes are busy and buzzing
as ever & here is your uber
action packed C2GO newsletter, marking C2GO 4.0
my latest version of the website.

Did you see Madonna trip last night at the Brits….

Well if you didnt last night, I’m sure you have this morning.

She couldn’t of dreamed  for the amount of publicity that
clip is getting. I bet it has been shown on every news channel
around the world.

Her ego and ass might be bruised
but her PR machine most definitely hasn’t taken a tumble.

There has NEVER been a more exciting time to be in the fitness industry so many exciting avenues & projects to seize.

Here are my current Top Tips

1: WELLNESS & Lifestyle is where it’s at. Think long term rather than quick fixes packages.

2: Get better at writing – for your status updates/blog posts/newsletters/marketing everything we now do in fitness has an element of writing & copy. Its crucial now to spread your message.

3: READ so much more – 10minutes a day minimum.

4:Listen to what your girlfriends talk about & issues they have, then design classes, services, products to help them.

5:Understand FACEBOOK adverts – Facebook algos have changed again.

6:Understand Twitter for Business

7: Revisit your goals list every week & edit, rework & change course if necessary.

9: Design cool lifestyle/fitness programmes online & offline for women aged 40 – 60 years.

10: Learn how to capture emails and use a good email distribution service like Mail Chimp. Aweber, Constant Contact understand it own it.

11: Stop teaching classes & clients you can’t stand.

12:Understand the difference between the social media platforms – Post different things, at different times on FB, Twitter, Instagram.

13:Get into INSTAGRAM it’s developing into the future social media platform – Check out my 15secs videos they have upped my followers massively . Instagram/ RachelLHolmes

14: Organise local fitness & wellness events – Stand out as an expert.

15: Get into public speaking. You do it every day as an Instructor, therefore, create some interesting talks, and offer to speak wherever you can locally & build your profile.

16: We are all 1 person media companies and brands now.

17:Create your own picture quotes with your branding for social media distribution.

18: Follow journalists, magazines and news channels & tweet them on topical health & fitness daily.

19: Teach Fitness Pilates  – Classes go from strength to strength nationwide.

20: Get into OUTSOURCING and Delegate. My favourite site is Fiverr I use this every day to get down my to-do list.

21: STOP using Facebook as distribution. Pumping out BUY My…Buy My……. Facebook is not a modern day email service. You need to put out good CONTENT, blog posts, pictures.  Keep giving out great content.

22: Trending Topics on Twitter – Check out what the daily Trends are & be creative and tie these into your daily Tweets. Understand # hashtags

23: Work out you true core desires. What DO you really want out of life. Design your own life not someone else’s.

24: Partner with Hair & Beauty Shop entrepreneurs in your town.

25:  Position yourself as a professional expert.

26:  If your classes are quiet. Look at your marketing. Change it up, reach out to new audiences, look at your social media, leaflets, branding. Marketing is a daily process & its constantly changes.

27: Use Pure Energy Music – Its the best by 100000%!

28: Spend time building your community

29:Write a weekly newsletter minimum – Reach out to your list as often as
possible with great content. (Daily if poss)

30:Jump on monthly events & healthy awareness campaigns there is something every month that is relevant to health, fitness & wellness.

31: If you are looking for ideas on things to tweet/FB scan the daily news websites like Sky/BBC/Huffington Post/ and comment on daily newsworthy topics.

32:You can be the best PT/Instructor in the world but if no one knows about you you are not reaching your potential clients.

33: Know EXACTLY who your customer is. Who comes to your sessions – Find out the exact demographic for each product you have. Its easy to market then.

34: More people will ask your questions about your classes via social media. Ask for their email address & answer via email but add the email address to your list.

35: Offer classes & services that no one else does: 1:1 Yoga/Pilates/, Small Group Training, @Home Transformation partys. Brainstorm NEW class ideas.

36: Build up your media contacts locally including print & radio. Tweet them  & build relationships via Twitter/Linkedin

37: If you starting out & really want to explode your business come & join me at Kick Start Fat Loss as a Franchisee :-)

38: The pay is NOT going to go up in Health Clubs & Leisure Centres.

: Fitness is THE best industry to be in. It doesnt have to be hard its a gift ENJOY IT



As C2GO moves into it’s 4.0 version I would love to know
what you think?

It has had a total revamp ready for a whole host of new

New online courses & qualifications
More freestyle videos and choreography
New Fitness Pilates section.

The mobile site has now been totally upgraded so
you can access the whole site much more easily via
your smart phone.

if you have videos and downloads can you check you
can log in and view your purchases?

That would be really helpful for us.


Abdominal Evolution Tour – How My Marketing Has Changed.

This Tour has gone totally crazy & all of the other dates are nearly full
to studio capacity.

In 2 days the Bristol date has sold out. In a world of virtual choreography videos  and youtube It’s so fab to know that Instructors still want to attend a live local workshop.

But it also shows you how my marketing has changed.

5 years ago I would of paid for 20k
flyers to be printed, at a cost of £600 plus a paid insert into the Fitpro
magazine would of cost between £500 – £900.

For this tour there is no flyer only a digital flyer I designed & created
emails to my database and  a solid Facebook adverts & social media
campaign over Youtube, Instagram Twitter & of course Facebook.

Facebook adverts enable me to pinpoint and target exactly the right people
to get the advert in front of and with a lot of trial and error over the last year,
for this tour it all worked perfectly.

Of course the course content is something that we all need and Kelly
is an extremely popular and talented presenter.

You can replicate this formula totally with your own classes and service.

Build your email list daily.
Practice using small  £5 and £10 amounts on your Facebook adverts and create great content for your social media channels consistently.

It is a daily practice but we are now marketing in 2015 this is the way of the future.

I’d love to hear your thoughts on this.

For more information and to grab a last minute place click here


I’ve NEVER Eaten So Much Chocolate In My Life!
By Jo De Rosa

Not everyday, but most mornings will see me eating chocolate these days. And I can honestly say that in the last year I have NEVER eaten so much chocolate!
I have not touched ANY commercial shop-bought chocolate in that time. This Christmas was the very first festive season that not a single processed chocolate passed my lips….

No processed sugar for one year.

And I feel A.M.A.Z.I.N.G.

I drink ceremonial grade raw cacao mixed with homemade cashew milk, maca and lucuma powders maybe three times per week (and then meditate for an hour) and believe me there is no NEED for sugar-laden crap anymore.

This is what has amazed me so much as I’ve watched the masses eat their bodyweight in sweet-stuff this festive season: I HAVE NOT MISSED EATING THAT RUBBISH. And I never ever thought it could be so easy.

It’s just like my addiction to alcohol. It’s now been 823 days since I had a drink and I now NEVER want a drink! If you paid me I wouldn’t drink a drop of the substance that changed me, twisted me, and nearly destroyed me.

I don’t need to do it anymore, I’ve moved on and away, and my life is so much better without it. And I’m talking alcohol AND sugar here……

So we’re halfway through January now. Are you having a dry one? Or a sugar-free start to the year? How is that going for you? Are you pining away from the very thing that grinds you down? Why do we do that?! Why make it so difficult for ourselves?!


If I told you EXACTLY what to do, would you comply with the instructions? Like a patient following their doctor’s advice, would you take the pill I prescribe religiously? Even if you knew it was guaranteed to give you a better life?

Well here it is:   MEDITATION

If you meditate everyday, check-in with yourself, and find a connection to the part of you that is whole then you simply cannot keep doing something that is not good for you. It’s literally impossible.
The thought of drinking now, of poisoning my system with a substance that numbs me from feeling connected is ludicrous.

And once you know that sugar is creating an acidic environment in your body, that it is feeding cancer cells, then why oh why would you continue to eat it?
It is a drug, and just like smoking, drinking or snorting cocaine, the cravings will pass once it’s out of your system. And when it’s out, simply don’t put any more in!

And meditate. Connect. Listen to your inner dialogue, which knows what is right for you….you cannot lie to yourself when in the meditative state.

It’s amazing the excuses that people come up with to not do what they KNOW is right for them,

“I haven’t got time to meditate”
“I’m too busy at lunchtime to eat healthily”
“I can’t meditate because my mind is too busy”
EVERYBODY STARTS OFF THAT WAY: YOU HAVE TO PRACTICE (that why it’s called ‘practice’!!)
“Cream eggs/maltesers/galaxy taste so good though”

When we meditate we are CHANGING THE BRAIN. Old habits fall away effortlessly, and new pathways in the brain are forged and secured.
It’s up to YOU to put the work in. Sit on a cushion for 10 minutes per day.
In a month you will WANT to do more. Suddenly 20 minutes of meditation is easy and you’re sitting on your cushion for 30 minutes each day. Then you realise that there is more benefit in meditation than there is sleeping so you WANT to get up an hour earlier so that you can practice: what better way to start the day?
Connected. Focused. Prepared. Perfect.

So who’s up for it? Who wants to leave ordinary behind and welcome EXTRAORDINARY instead? Are you ready for the ride of your life? What are you capable of if you really put your mind to it?

Do you want to be 100% focused on everything that you do? Do you want to be so focused that you get everything done that you start? Are you ready?
Do you want the pill now?

My Online Meditation Course is the prescription I’ve written out for you. Ten weekly 30 minute classes sent straight to your inbox. Take it dutifully like you would medicine: sit for at least 10 minutes each day listening to the sound of my voice as I guide you deeper within your own mind. Be consistent. Be diligent. DEMAND that you find that time in your day, because it may just change your life forever.
Why wouldn’t you do that????
Those that have completed the course have all told me something shifted. They noticed that life got a little easier, and I ask you all: ARE YOU STILL MEDITATING EACH DAY? Have you faithfully stuck to your daily practice, or has it fallen away? If it’s ceased how do you feel now? Has the connection that you made disappeared? Is life a little more hectic again? And why did you allow that to happen if it did? I’d love to know, and motivate you to start taking the medicine again x

And for those that are ready to take the medicine for the first time then follow the link below, and WELCOME to a world of clarity, happiness and improved health. It’s time to take control of your destiny x

Facebook:  InnerGuidance
Twitter:  @Inner_Guidance
Copyright: Jo De Rosa 2015

What Shall I Tweet? by Rachel Holmes

I have had loads of emails and questions about “What shall I Tweet” so here are some ideas for you. Remember the first thing to really work on is who is your market and who are you tweeting to? Try and narrow down your target market, being all things to all people is usually too hit and miss. Fine tune who you are actually talking/Tweeting to

Who Is your market…..Again!

I know I keep banging on about who actually are you aiming to become your clients and here I go again here :-)

Yummy Mummies wanting to lose baby weight?

Older fitter adults?

Disillusioned Health Club members who aren’t getting desired results at the gym?

The Fat Loss Crowd?

Busy execs?

Time poor women juggling career, family, home, mates

Business owners

Over 40’s? Over 50’s? Over 60’s? Over 70’s


These are only ideas and not necessarily the correct niche for you.

Once your basics are clear and you are ready to give Twitter a go, keep the following in mind:

•Talk about experiences, views, opinions that are central to your brand or personality. So if your target market that’s is older fitter adults, talk about anything that relates to this market, etc. Ensure that your talk is contextual to your brand and not far away from what it believes in. Also, ensure that it is relevant to what is being spoken in that point of time in the newspapers or television and hook in to current events and affairs

•Be funny. When you are funny, people not only like what they say they also share it. So when people know it’s you who is saying this stuff they want more and listen. This causes your word to be spread and increase your reach within the network that you have established. .

•Ask questions so that people respond. Remember mentions? Yes people responding to what you say will increase your mentions and thereafter increase the network your tweets reach out to. Each time you ask a question you also have the chance to receive views and opinions that people have about you.

•Make it a habit to tweet. Do tweet each time you have something interesting to say or share. If possible tweet at least 5-8 times a day and remember to spread what you share. Don’t tweet 6 times in a row. Tweet with well spaced intervals or else people will be bored and unfollow you. Also, do not share information that’s been shared before or is apparent.Engage with your followers

•Use major trends to your forte. If you see something that is a trend and that can be used for your brand, add it to your tweets. Use trends only and only when they make sense and have a brand fit and never otherwise. Also never use trends in each tweet.

•Leave trails. Leave links to your twitter profile every time you make a blog post or a comment online anywhere. This is if people agree to what you have said they will also like to hear more from you.

•Make it a habit to respond to those who follow you. Thank them or simply follow them back. As a check you may also ask them as to what encouraged them to follow you. But remember its good etiquette to thank those following you.

•Retweeting is a fantastic option to use to share information. But if you are retweeting someone be courteous enough to use their twitter handle to show the source. This is something you would like others to do for you as well. So its important to put things into practice.
These are just a few simple tips to get tweeting but tweeting efficiently.

You can follow me and I’ll follow you right back

Drugs Pushers……Hard Core Drugs Being Sold By Pharma (Drug) Companies


By Andrew Crawford

The other day I was alerted to a video of some fact I already knew…….

Drugs is BIG business..!!

Not the ones sold in parties and clubs  or on the streets………..but…….’over the counter…Hard Core ’Prescribed Drugs’…!!

So much so that the likes of me and you will be locked up for years if we dared grow, cultivate and sell a plant that can be grown at home or which grows naturally in some parts of the world (not the beautiful flower like plant but the bad old weed type) in order to supplement our measley income and feed our starving kids, clothe them, school them and maintain our own crumbling bodies instead of sponging off Government handouts…just because someone somewhere somehow has classified them …ILLEGAL drugs….!!

Millions of hard working laymans money is wastefully spent on something the media has ladbelled and fed to you constantly called ‘War On Drugs’ which empowers some bully boyz and Galz in Suits & Boots to ‘Protect You from Yourself’ having the FREE WILL to administer your own drug instead of ‘Protecting You from Other People’ …


They conveniently forget to mention these killer drugs which they themselves make millions of hard working laymans money from….fatal killer addictive drugs like..

Alcohol and Tobbacco.

Which lead people to violence, liver damage and addictions.

The same law which rejects logic, rejects all evidence and rejects all rationale..!!

The War is being lost…

My view………If it was being won… come there are no drug free prisons???? (The place they send people who deal with illegal drugs).


You can grow your own tomatoes, yes you can even make your own alcohol but vast amounts of people don’t.

They would rather go down a ‘Licenced’ shop and purchase these killer addictive harmful drugs in which the Government receives shed loads of money, through the taxes generated.

Wouldn’t that be the same as the plant…..weed grown in your garden or in a secret room in your own dwelling??

There are plenty of arguments for and against but why are the big pharma’s allowed to  get away with selling and marketing hard core addictive riddled with side effect prescribed drugs??

I could go on and on till the break of dawn but I realise that time goes on and on and I missed the Brit Awards   tonight….something about Maddona falling off the stage…so no doubt that would make the headlines…..

Just a thought….

Remember when the Afghanistan fields were ‘liberated’ by the Americans??

Well…. production of the stuff has increased since then (I wonder why…??)

“…..Opium cultivation is estimated to be at an all-time high in despite the US spending $7.5bn to combat it.
Afghanistan presently produces 80 percent of the world’s heroin which provides billions of dollars in illicit profits for the powerful drug Mafia….and other interested parties.

Heroin trafficking and production have flourished under US military occupation and transformed Afghanistan into a dysfunctional narco-colony……..”

My good gracious me…So Andrew..

What has drugs got to do with Accountancy Tax and vast profits??

Well…you have ‘prescribed’ drugs which means they are approved, then  you have the so-called ‘un-prescribed’ drugs which are unapproved. Some people share their drugs….!!

Similar to Share Schemes.

There are 4 main types of approved share schemes. These have tax and national insurance advantages.

Share Incentive Plans

Savings Related Share Option Schemes

Company Share Option Plans

Enterprise Management Incentives

Share Options is the right to acquire shares in a given timefame.

Share Incentives and Share Options Schemes are used to :

Reward employees

Incentivise staff to increase the value of the company

Retain the good ones

If shares are simply given these are a taxable benefit.

If the shares are ‘quoted’, tax and NI will be due

If shares are ‘unquoted’ they do not attract tax or NI but the employer must pay NI.

With Share Incentive Plans (SIPS) the longer you keep them the better. Look to sell these shares once you have kept them for over 5 years.

A Savings Related Share Option Scheme is an arrangement where you as an employee save a fixed amount each month into a SAYE (Save As You Earn) account.

There will be capital gains on the difference between cost and sale proceeds.

Company Share Option Plans (CSOPS) is a flexible way of rewarding specified employees. Therefore  it does not have to be available to all employees.

The maximum value of shares is £30,000.

The Enterprise Management Incentive Scheme  (EMIS) are used to give up to £250,000 worth of options to selected employees.

There will be capital gains tax on the sale of the shares.

Shares are another deep area I will not bore you with but nonetheless, I am sure you may have heard about 1 or more of the above. Just keep onto them for a length of time before selling. Yes, there may be some tax and NI to pay but you will have enough left over to buy your weed….!!


What do you think to the statement in the headlines  “…80 percent of women don’t shower everyday..”

Not sure where they got that statistic from …..(It’s in the papers, so it should be true..!!)


The Reporter MUST be on drugs or something similar…!!!
Have a wonderful Day LOVE RACHEL

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Keep Your Sunday Vibe High

RachelLHolmes : February 22, 2015 6:07 am : Blog, Newsletter


Keep Your Sunday Vibe High!

To continue to motivate, inspire and help your class members it’s important to keep your own vibe HIGH.

On your nutrition tip, learn which foods bring your down, give your brain fog & make you feel pretty crappy, after you have eaten them!

Identify the foods that keep you sharp on top of your game, mentally & physically.

Keep experimenting. Keep tweaking. Keep trialling. It’s a total artform getting the balance right. But so worth the effort.

Something you ate on “cheat day” can still be effecting how you feel, your brain & your emotions, 3/4 days later. Track it down and nail it. Keep positivity at the forefront of your mind & wonderful things do happen.

Rewrite your goals up on your white board. In your phone. In your ideas book or journal. Fill your home/office/car wih images & pictures of things you love, enjoy & bring you joy. Keep Your Vibe high as we move into a new week!

Stay Positive  & have a wild & wonderful Sunday.

Love always Rachel x
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Abdominal Evolution Tour with Kelly Reed-Banks

This workshop has gone CRAZY. We have never seen bookings come in so fast! Kelly has put together a cracking workshop full of tons of innovative idea for ALL types of classes and clients.

Check out the 3 sections:

Max Out Mid Section
Organic Abs
Shape, shrink & Crunk – The AB Detox

For all the details and to book Click here
Note that Choreographytogo will be taken down later today for maintenance work ready for the new layout and site.

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Instructor Newsletter 19th February 2015

RachelLHolmes : February 19, 2015 7:44 am : Blog, Newsletter

IMG_0693Its that super busy week when the kids are of school.Class numbers are up & down.

If you teach morning classes you probably get an influx of new faces. The peeps that usually work term time & come only in the evening. But when on hols they infiltrate the morning classes.

I really like that when you get a new mix of people. It brings a new vibe & a new dynamic to the class.

Embrace it. Recycle your choreography. Mix it all up.

No matter what is going on around you, you can always create something new. You can wipe your white board down & start again, sit down with your journal, close your eyes for a moment and imagine a fantastic new world.

It’s essential to do this. Get creative and design how you want your fitness life to look.

Are You Doing What You Love?

On Tuesday we released the pictures on social media of Lynette Culverwell who has lost over 7 stone doing Kick Start. Which is truly amazing. In the pictures Lynette GLOWS with health & happiness. You can literally FEEL her passion, energy & vitality.

Since then we’ve been inundated with enquiries. Its the best feeling ever to help someone feel fantastic about themselves.

If the day to day fitness grind is dimming your light. If there’s something you don’t like in your working week, change it! Do something different! To make something work it’s important to be 100% passionate about it. You have to believe in it a million%. Life is so short, and you have so much creative potential. You can literally be and do anything you want in fitness (and in life!).

Today FEEL THAT PASSION. Things will go wrong. We will mess up. But it’s all part of the beauty of really, truly living your passion. Are YOU passionate today?

Abdominal Evolution

Abs, Abs & more Abs.

We are always looking for more creative ideas for core training. Therefore Kelly & I have created a new workshop tour that will be on the road from May called Ab Evolution.

The 3 hour workshop has 3 sections:

  • Max Out Mid Section – An intense class using advanced training methods like giant sets, tri sets & pyramid protocols.
  • Organic Abs – A more relaxed & functional approach to core training with tons of modifications & adaptations for different clients.
  • Shape, Shrink & Crunch – The Ab Detox. Practical/Theory

Nutritional tips to reduce body fat and bloating around the mid section. The gut wall lining, inflammation, bloating &  gut microbiom all play a huge part in gut health. Kelly looks at the latest studies & research on gut health. Follow our 10 Nutritional Nuggets to get a flat stomach plan.

To take a sneak peak of the new Tour click here for the Early Bird Offers.

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Moving forward with Fitness Pilates by Kelly Reed-Banks

So I thought I’d update you on everything Fitness Pilates as I’ve been in my new role for 6 months now as business development manager for FP!!

So I have just finished the first leg of Fitness Pilates for the Next Generation courses which I was so excited to launch! This is something I have been passionate about for a long time now as I’ve worked in education for many years and to develop a course for instructors to teach fitness Pilates at different age groups both within the curriculum and for community fitness classes was just down my street!

This course really bridges the gap between your Pilates qualification and your kids fitness qual! It was amazing to meet so many creative instructors who have a true passion for teaching children & teens.

Everyone agrees that when teaching children, the music makes the class & I was so lucky that the Music Factory ( part of Pure Energy) created two very different CDs for me to design my choreography ideas around. The first cd is created for the younger children and has specific themes to each track taking on a story to develop awareness and I sneakily mapped fitness Pilates exercises within this. The second Cd is for the older ones and has ppl free pop tracks in it which you can map your choreography too.

We will be selling the CDs along with a copy of the DVD plus comprehensive manual on C2go in the near future to any qualified instructors if they couldn’t make the course dates and I will be running more course dates later in the year. Please feel free to contact me if you’d like any further information.

Last year I also trained over 200 instructors through in house training courses up and down the country and we are now ready to book more dates in for 2015 so if you run a leisure centre, health club or your own studio/ gym and would like to organise an in house Fitness Pilates training course please get in touch asap.

We can come yo your venue and all I need are a min of 5 instructors per course. We offer each centre a full choreography update DVD pack plus each instructor gets complimentary membership to our VIP Fitness Pilates club which gives you further choreography ideas, lesson plans, marketing material, logos, posters, design ideas as well as a secret Facebook online support group. We can also give 1 free place for every 10 instructors booked!

If your club or centre require you to have level 3 Pilates qualification then I can also organise an in house level 3 course for you at a discount price. Again all I need are a min of 5 per course and I will come to your venue to deliver the 3 contact days.

However the biggest thing we have launched in the last 6 months is our cutting edge HOT Fitness Pilates courses! These are specifically designed for HOT studios which have a temperature of 35-37. Our launch back last year at the beautiful Go To Hot Yoga studio in Nottingham was pure bliss to teach! I love teaching in the heat, you can push your clients so much further and the gains they will feel even if they have injuries & illnesses are phenomenal! One of the ladies who came on the training last year had slipped a disc about 6 months previous and was not able to demo effectively in her normal classes but when she took part in my first masterclass on the course said she was able to perform everything pain free!!! She was over the moon! The heat creates an environment that everyone can particle in due to the Far infrared Ray heat.

I love teaching in the heat as its a great way to detox the system and supports KSFL perfectly so it’s ideal for our participants, plus anyone who us on a New Years detox! With HOT Studios popping up all over the place now is the time to get trained up so you can also reap the benefits!!! I am delivering our next course in Newmarket in Cambridge on 11th & 12th April and then in Cardiff on 18th & 19th April. So book on these asap as paces are limited! If you have your own HOT studio and would like to run a training course at your studio then get in touch asap!!!

Finally I am planning my next workshop tour for May/June this year and I excited to be launching the abdominal Evolution Workshop Tour.

I’m soooo excited this year, I know Fitness Pilates is going strength to strength and we strive to continue move things forward!!

So keep spreading the FP LOVE! Email me

Lies, Dammed Lies, Statistics & Elections…!! By Andrew Crawford

Can you smell that?
Elections are ‘round the corner….!!!
How do you know?
Well………all the pledges, promises and fings that will change once we’re in starts hitting the headlines.

One of the things I noticed was one of the partys said that they wanted to paint the cameras on the M25 yellow…why?…so that drivers could see the cameras……aahh…how nice…!!
To think that those same cameras pull in millions of pounds….do you really think that the politicians would starve the Government coffers from it’s stealth motorway income??

Immediately getting into office the newly elected party somehow develops dementia and cannot remember all the promises they  made…or…they say something like….”….that will take time to implement…!!!”

Keep your eyes on the headlines…crime fallen, unemployment fallen, London Bridge has fallen down….the statistics show this….Latest forecasts show that…!!! We’ve heard and seen it all before……………YET…..we fall for it again and again. Do your research and see how it has developed.

So Andrew…
What has lies, dammed lies, statistics and elections, genetically Modified food and a whole lot of oil in Algeria as well as Iran, Iraq and Afganistan ‘liberated’ bombed, blasted and left ruined by the USA and UK got to do with Accountancy and Tax?

Well….as I mentioned before if you do your Research you will see a lot of Development expenditure has gone into duping the British meat consumer to buy and eat the product, in the exploration of oil in its crudest form and in providing and compiling the statistics which are drip fed just before election time.

Where business is concerned and I do mention this to companys both large and small that there is available a thing called ‘Research and Development’ relief which relates to revenue expenditure you spend on software and consumable items, relevant payments to subjects of clinical trails, your staff costs, sub-contracted R & D costs and externally provided workers.

Please note that expenditure on research does not directly lead to future economic benefits, and capitalising such costs does not comply with the accruals concept. Therefore….the accounting treatment for all research expenditure is to write it off to the profit and loss account as incurred. Fantastic……!!

There is an option to defer the development expenditure and carry it forward as an intangible asset if the following criteria are met:

  • there is a clearly defined project expenditure
  • is separately identifiable
  • the project is commercially viable
  • the project is technically feasible
  • project income is expected to outweigh cost and resources are available to complete the project.

If these criteria are met, you may choose to either capitalise the costs, bringing them ‘on balance sheet’, or maintain the policy to write the costs off to the profit and loss account. Write the mofo off…!!

Which costs qualify for R&D Relief?
This is what the HMRC lists as qualifying costs:

  • Employee costs – that is, employing staff directly who are actively engaged in carrying out R&D itself.
  • Staff providers – paying a staff provider for staff provided to the company who are directly and actively engaged in carrying out R&D
  • Materials – consumable or transformable materials used directly in carrying out R&D. These are actual physical materials that are consumed in the R&D, and not things like telecommunication or data costs.
  • Utilities – power, water, fuel used directly in carrying out R&D, but not things like telecommunication costs and data costs.
  • Software – computer software used directly in the R&D.
  • Subcontracted R&D expenditure – if your company or organisation is claiming relief under the SME Scheme, then you may be able to claim back 65 per cent of what you spend on certain R&D activities carried out for you by a subcontractor.

How much R&D Relief SMEs can claim?

Tax relief is only available if your company or organisation spends at a rate of at least £10,000 a year on qualifying R&D costs in an accounting period. The maximum has now risen into the billions..!!

Ok…I mention this because I have had emails asking for benefits of transferring a sole trader business into a limited company. There are many examples I can give and this is one…..more to come for you limited company holders in following articles…!!

In line with the above, I myself am just finalising a development I have been working on for the last 9 months…I have hinted that there was something brewing and in the next couple of weeks I will reveal to you what it is….hang on to your lycras…!! It’s been hard work…..I tell you no lie………I ain’t a Politician…. …watch for the statistics, pledges & promises…. ..Elections are on it’s way..!!

Andrew James Crawford

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