You see things and you say “Why?”
But I dream things that never were, and I say “Why not?”
- George Bernard Shaw
When I started as a personal trainer in London in the mid nineties it was all about physically training my clients to be fitter, stronger and in better shape. I used equipment with names like ‘hip abductor’, ‘lat pulldown’, ‘pec deck’ and something weird called a ‘torso rotator’.
They were all designed to get people better looking muscles by working one muscle group at a time, and it took (I thought at the time) a highly qualified trainer to show people how best to use these types of exercise machines. Otherwise (we told them), they wouldn’t get the best results and even worse they could injure themselves.