An Inconsequential Ode to Coffee and the Timing of It.

El cafe con leche fuerte, Por Favor.

Just Back From California…

We’re back in Guernsey–after 2 weeks picking up the good vibrations in Los Angeles and all points further North along the California Coastline. It’s been 15 years since we were last back home and it was all sun, fun and some stunning scenery on the drive from LA up the Coast,   Big Sur and the Redwood Forest areas were spectacular in particular. We spent a fascinating day at UCLA’s famed EMDR (Exercise and Metabolic Disease Research Laboratory) finding out just what we were made of, exactly how many Kcals it took us to maintain… Read More

9 Weeks To The Beach Update

9 Weeks To The Beach Weekly Update Weight: 89.0Kg / Body Fat: 11.3% 5 1/2 Weeks In 3 1/2 Weeks To Go… Challenge Diary Excerpt: Summary: Finishing up Week 5, Phase 4, 2nd Low-Carb Cycle. Body Fat % still dropping nicely. Weight a little lighter than I would like, but stable. Strength Levels OK and Energy Levels Good. Total Drop In Body Fat: 5.6 % (equiv. 5.3kg pure fat). Total Drop in Body Weight: 4.4 kg (equiv. 0.9kg muscle gain). So, considering that my main goal here was fat loss, the addition… Read More


We like to think of BODYWORKS as a dish that serves up many things to many people, we provide the tools and supply an atmosphere that will action development, encourage progress and enable our customers and members to complete their most ambitious goals and achieve their most far reaching plans.

Press Coverage

I’ve spent most of my life in the Fitness Trade, in a lot of different roles, wearing a lot of different hats: starting out as a very unfit & fat high school kid looking for a way out, fitness trainer, nutritionist, competitive bodybuilder, to my current role as a gym owner and a populariser of better lifestyle choices. I’ve probably had far more time in the gym than out of it. It has always been a very useful tool for me with which to sort most things out and a way to… Read More


9 WEEKS TO THE BEACH UPDATE Diary excerpt. Beginning of Week 3. Now the hard stuff starts: the KETOGENIC PHASE, the next two weeks will be unpleasant, because one of the great pleasures in life is carbohydrates, but necessary. For full glycemic control, it is vital to keep training intensity at a fairly high level in order to maintain muscle mass and avoid promoting insulin resistance. So some serious mental toughness is a requirement during this phase, although it’s a little like stepping down on the accelerator with a big red E… Read More

1.5 Weeks in…

Today’s 9 WEEKS TO THE BEACH challenge photos to accompany the recent stats. 1 1/2 weeks in, 7 1/2 weeks to go

The 9 weeks challenge & diet…

You don’t need to starve yourself or have a dull breakfast, even if you are coming along with me on my 9 Weeks to the Beach journey! All Ingredients Sourced Locally (except for the avocado and Organic Fair Trade Coffee). About 20 minutes prep. & eat time, used an electric whisk to blend some of the ingredients into the eggs. 3 Large Free Range Eggs Omlette (Organic Red Onion, Lowfat Cheddar Cheese, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Avocado & Organic Water Cress). 1 Slice German Rye and handmade humus spread Organic Kale, Spinach,… Read More

Before Photos


Before Photos   Before photos to accompany yesterday’s little challenge as requested by a few of our audience. Sheesh! We do have some work to do.┬áIt’s pushing 18 years since I tried anything remotely like this, so youth isn’t exactly on my side… Luckily knowledge, cunning & experience are.

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