Walking the walk…

Sometimes there is a schism between what people say and what people do. There’s no doubt in my mind that a great coach does not have to be a great athlete. But for the average trainer working with the average client this simply cannot be the case. If the object of the exercise (literally) is to produce healthy, able, resilient individuals then is it’s a case of “physician heal thyself”. We are all walking laborotories, our own experiment in human potential. We can rise to the challenge or simply be “voyuers”.

I’m nursing a bad back this week. I could complain, but you know what? I’ve not been in such good shape for ten years. This current bump in the road can only slow me down for so long. I have an old injury that rears it’s ugly head every so often but I’ve never been better equiped to deal with it.

Today is mobility, slow and simple…but not easy!

On a seperate note I emailed my pal Lou Schuler with my thoughts on Scotlands new ranking as the second most obese country in the developed world. Lou has a great blog which is incisive and funny. (Not many people can do both when writing about fitness) You can check him out here…

About the author

I am a movement maverick, exploring beginner's mind and beginner's body through mobility, bodyweight training, breathwork, mindfulness, kettlebells and martial arts, focussing on self care, pain free movement and resilience. Find suggestions to get you moving over at http://100repchallenge.com Want to move with ease and imagination? For individual or group instruction please contact me.
  • Rannoch Donald RKC


    Great to hear from you.

    Drop me a line -rannoch@kettlebellsscotland.com

    We seem to share some interests. Great blog by the way.


  • Chris

    Rannoch – I’ve just come across this blog via a link on Franz S’s blog…..after Franz had commented on a post on my blog….long story.

    Anyway – I am also based in Edinburgh and may try to get along to you workshop in a couple of weeks


  • Franz Snideman


    I am well as is my wife! Things in La Jolla are great (how could they not be in such a beautiful place) but more importantly we are expecting our first child (daughter) in a couple of months, so we are very excited to say the least!

    Life is changing for us as it obviously has for you and your family. I will try and do the same as you do with your children and lead by example. For sure I will be asking you for fatherly advice in the years to come :)

    Our fat loss program continues to grow and so far we have been pleaseantly surprised with its success. Thank you for asking.

    I’ll be checking in and will link you on my blog ASAP!

    Be well!


  • Rannoch Donald RKC


    I’ll bring you a Dirk if I can get it through customs!


  • Doug

    Great post!
    I will bring my kilt to Denmark

  • Rannoch Donald RKC

    Franz! How are you? How are things in La Jolla?

    Thanks for your kind words. It never really crosses my mind that anyone looks at this blog, I really should update it more often! I’ve been fortunate enough to train with numerous people who embodied the philosophy they promoted. I’ve also seen many ,especially within the martial arts community who do little to promote it by example. I have three children so I have no excuse but to try and lead by example. Perhaps it’s the only way to lead.

    How are things going with the Fat Loss Guide? I see you products arer available through my friends here at London Kettlebells.



  • Franz Snideman

    We are all walking laborotories, our own experiment in human potential. We can rise to the challenge or simply be “voyuers”.

    This is great! I’ve always thought that a trainer has to be in the process of focused training and mindful living in order to really help people. I also have made it a habit to never teach clients something I myself have not mastered.

    Nice post!

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