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I wish I could bottle this feeling!

This feeling just moments after completing a 12k run in the sunshine feeling fit, healthy and vibrant at 40 years old! I wish I could then give it to someone who is deliberating over signing up to one of our programmes for just 1 minute to taste how good it feels! You...

Why saying “I want to lose weight” never works

Most men who join the 30+ Men's Fitness community say they joined because they want to lose weight, or that they want clothes to fit better. These men typically start full of motivation and lose a decent bit of weight in the first few weeks. But then motivation starts...

Why do we sabotage ourselves?

In this episode I talk about why we sabotage our goals and go into the psychology behind it. Having been guilty of this massively in the past and still facing the battle most days I talk from experience. Having C.B.T when my kids were very young and I felt overwhelmed...

Why you didn’t gain 5lb over the weekend

Something I often hear on a Monday from my bespoke clients and my online coaching clients is something like this. "Shit Tregs, I've done my Monday morning weigh in, and I've gained 5lb!" The first thing I tell them is that they haven't gained 5lb of fat. To gain 1lb...

How Simon lost 110lb in 7 months

Simon lost over 110lb in 7 months after waking up and deciding enough was enough. His weight piled on after a car accident that broke his back, with doctors telling him surgery was needed but he may never walk again. Years of depression and food and alcohol addiction...

How I lost 16lb eating only McDonalds

I spoke with Ry Williams who is a part time PT and full-time post man originally from Hereford. He recently did a 30 day challenge eating only Mcdonalds in which he lost 16lbs and got in great shape (he was already pretty lean but lost over a stone). He'd been...

Interview with fitness trainer James Smith

In this podcast Mark interview's online fitness trainer, James Smith. Hailing from Berkshire, James has only been in the fitness industry for around 5 to 6 years but he has literally blown up over the last few years on Social Media. His no nonsense approach to try and...

Can I run 10k, or a half-marathon, or a Tough Mudder?

Now that the evenings are getting lighter, and the worst of winter is behind us, a lot of the lads in our Facebook group are dusting off their running shoes and signing up to local races to keep themselves accountable. However, a lot of lads haven't run that much in...

Kettlebell workout to try at home

A lot of guys ask me what the next step is after they have gained strength through our home bodyweight workouts, and you won't find a better fitness tool than the kettlebell. If you're new to kettlebells, then I recommend you buy one of our competition quality...

6 Minute Beginners Bodyweight Only Home Workout

It can be really hard to know where to begin. I see this question a lot in our 30+ Men's Fitness community. Lads genuinely don't know where to start with working out. 5 minutes on Google just confuses them more as there's so much conflicting information out there. Do...

Why sabotage?

In this episode, Coach Tregs explains why when two guys are given the same workout and exercise plan, one may smash it and the other may struggle. Tregs also explains how doing mindset work and meditation helped beat his drink and food demons of the past. Transcript...

An honest talk on depression and suicide

In this entry, Tregs opens up about his own anxiety and depression and explains why so many men feel under pressure. So I remember literally lying on the floor and I had pins and needles and I thought, "This is it. I'm going to die. I am going to die." Coach Tregs:...

How to stay in a deficit without tracking calories

If you don’t want to track calories this is totally cool, there are other ways to create an energy deficit without actively tracking. Truth be told I have never used the very popular ‘My Fitness Pal’ app to track calories and I loosely track using the calculator on my...

Coach Tregs interviews bootcamp client AJ

Coach Tregs talks to Bootcamper AJ about his experience with weight loss and mental health. "It go so bad, I walked up to a train station and was about to jump in front of a train. I'd had enough. I waited for the train, watched a few go by and thought "I'm having the...

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Mark Tregilgas, the founder and owner of 30 Plus Men’s Fitness talks all things training and nutrition for the busy over 30s male with little time.