Ep. 53 - What we wish we’d known four years ago & our big announcement!!!

July 12, 2018


In today’s episode we explain what’s been wrong with the PT industry and how we’re going to shape things up.

▪Why do PT’s make the mistakes they do and how can we prevent these from happening?

▪Does where and how you get your PT qualification really matter?

▪Why are a lot of qualifications actually pretty boring and why can’t they actually teach you what it’s like to train a client and work for yourself?

▪How can you contact people who you look up to and connect with those that inspire you..?

All this and more in today’s episode where we unveil our big plan to help all of those thinking about becoming a personal trainer or who have just got their qualifications. You don’t want to miss out!


Ep. 52 - How to GET IT DONE with Bradley Simmonds

July 6, 2018

Episode 52 - The 3 Dumbbells is now live!!

We are delighted to have Mr ‘Get it Done’ aka. Bradley Simmonds on the show for today’s episode!

Brad is a personal trainer, ex professional footballer, Adidas athlete, F45 ambassador and recently an author, all at the tender age of 24!!!

To say the man has been successful is the understatement of the century.

We discuss:

▪His background and how he’s got to where he is today. 

▪His social media presence and how he has dealt with negative comments/trolling

▪How he feels the industry has changed over the past 4-5 years and where he sees it going. 

▪His top tips for anyone coming into the industry or trying to build a social media presence. 

But what you really want to know is who he decides to Snog, Marry and Avoid??? 

Tune in to find out. 



Ep. 51 - 1 YEAR ON and why right now is the best time to start making a change

June 29, 2018

Episode 51 - The 3 Dumbbells is now live!!!

It’s our 1st BIRTHDAY!!!!

What a year it’s been. We thought we would look back at how far we’ve come, check in on our new year resolutions and have a bi annual review.

We discuss:

▪Whether we have stuck to our guns and achieved our goals or ditched them for new ones.

▪The guilt factor attached to not accomplishing your goals and if we should persevere with goals that no longer seem attractive/achievable

▪Whether the start of a new year is the one and only time you should set goals?

▪If ‘not having enough time’ is a genuine problem or just an excuse for being lazy...

All this and more in today’s belter of an episode.

Please, please, please leave a review if you haven’t done already. We read them all out and it massively helps the growth of the podcast.  Thank you.



Ep. 50 - Quitting the Rat Race, Mindset and Pushing Your Limits with Challenge Sophie

June 22, 2018

Episode 50 - The 3 Dumbbells is now live!!!

We’ve made it to 50 episodes!?! How have we managed that?
More surprisingly more of you are downloading our podcast... we cannot begin to thank you enough!

In today’s episode we are joined by Sophie Radcliffe aka @challengesophie who is an adventure athlete, a blogger and the founder of ‘We are the Trail Blazers’.

Sophie escaped the rat race in the city to spend her life travelling the world, challenging her body, helping others and finally doing something she loved!

If you’re listening to this episode whilst on your commute towards a job you don’t feel fully satisfied with, wanting change, lacking motivation and a ‘know how’ to make the first step towards bettering your life, then this could well be the kick start that you’re looking for.

We discuss:

▪how and why she gave up her perfectly respectable job in the city

▪her incredible ‘we are the trail blazers’ community

▪her awesome and jaw dropping challenges and any struggles she had along the way.

▪whether she feels fully satisfied having made these huge changes to her life.

▪and most importantly who did she choose to snog marry and avoid???

Tune in to find out.



Ep. 49 - We F*cked Up!

June 14, 2018

Episode 49 - The 3 Dumbbells is now live!!!

We f*cked up!

It’s time to come clean and admit the mistakes we have made along the way...
However, we wouldn’t be where we are today without having made the odd mistake...

▪We openly admit how dodgy our first ever PT sessions were...

▪We all fell in the trap of expecting clients to know what certain movements were rather than demonstrating each exercise.

▪We discuss how lots of PT’s take on too much and experience burnout as a result..

▪We also discuss why we think so many trainers undersell themselves and the reasons why they should believe in the services that they provide for their clients.

All this and more in this epic episode.



Ep. 48 - Male Body Confidence hosted by Tally Rye of the Whey Box Podcast

June 8, 2018

Episode 48 - The 3 Dumbbells is now live!!!

Bit of a switch up this week and a role reversal. Instead of being the interviewers,  we are being interviewed by the awesome @tally and Ben @wheybox

It was a real honour to be invited to talk on their relatively new podcast that has been a real hit so far.

Despite being the only girl in a room of 5, tally hosted the episode with real prowess and asked us to discuss the following:

▪How we met and why we started the podcast 

▪Our backgrounds and why we became personal trainers 

▪ Our views and experiences with Male Body Confidence 

▪How the industry has changed and why we feel it is moving in the right direction 

An awesome episode, jam packed with knowledge, stories, laughs and a sprinkling of sarcasm. 

Make sure to subscribe to the WheyBox podcast. They have some fantastic episodes that rival even the likes of The 3 Dumbbells..?!?!



Ep. 47 - PHIL GRAHAM: Type 1 Diabetes, Knowing Your Values & Building a Successful PT Business

June 1, 2018

Episode 47 - The 3 Dumbbells is now live!!!

Phil Graham is on the show in our first ever Skype podcast!
Phil is one of the UK’s top fitness and nutrition educators, an ex pro BodyBuilder, an author and now he can add on to his endless list of accolades the fact he has been a guest on The 3 Dumbbells podcast! What a privilege.

Phil was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the tender age of 16, yet despite all the troubles, it has undoubtedly made him into the incredibly successful man you see and hear about today.

He tells us about the troubles he faced with diabetes, the way he overcame them, his time being a bodybuilder and how it has helped his mindset now compared to how it was 15 years ago, his daily routines and rituals and his top tips for being a successful businessman. BOOM!

The 3 Dumbbells are often hugely accommodating for all our guests, recording in person and having a good old chin wag enjoying each other’s company. However, Phil being the busy man he is was not able to travel to Mat’s grubby flat in the slums of Wandsworth for this weeks episode, so we had to resort to a Skype call. Apologies for any dodgy sound quality... very unlike us!

Anyway... Who does he choose to snog marry and avoid??? That’s the big question you’re all waiting for. Guess you’ll have to tune in and find out!!



Ep. 46 - From scrubbing cheese to CEO: Business and Life Lessons with Caspar from Fresh Fitness Food.

May 25, 2018

Episode 46 - The 3 Dumbbells is now live!!!

We are privileged to have the CEO of Fresh Fitness Food, Caspar Rose on the show in this weeks episode. 

Despite being an Aussie, Caspar has been hugely successful in the food industry and has worked his way up through the ranks. He started off by washing cheese off plates in a pizza joint and mashing the fuck out of potatoes for hours on end, to working for Michelin star restaurants and even under the watchful eye of Gordon Ramsey. 

He is a born leader, a real businessman and now heads up the best bespoke food company in London - Fresh Fitness Food. 

Caspar gives us his top tips to starting a business... the do’s, the don’ts and the damn right stupid. 

But who cares about all that, you want to know who he snogs, marries and avoids..? Tune in to find out!! 



Ep. 45 - Mental Health Awareness with the Naked Professor

May 18, 2018

Episode 45 - The 3 Dumbbells is now live!!!

Mental Health Awareness 

We are delighted to welcome back Ben, aka. The Naked Professor. Having been on the podcast already (Ep. 22) and having opened our eyes to the importance of mental health and mindfulness we felt it was only right to get him back on with it being Mental Health Awareness Week. 

We discuss what ‘mental health’ actually means. How do we know when someone is depressed, anxious or mentally unstable? As an outsider what’s the best thing you can do to help someone who is not in a good state of mind? Have any of us suffered from anxiety/depression? 

Why are guys not so good at opening up and talking about it compared to girls? 

Why do we feel it’s so important that it is spoken about more and become less of a taboo subject? 

All this and more in this mind blowingly good episode. Not one to miss! 



Ep. 44 - The biggest secret to FAT LOSS that NO ONE is telling you about!!!

May 11, 2018

Episode 44 - The 3 Dumbbells is now live!!!

How to be NEAT and tidy! 

In this episode we discuss one of the easiest and most simple ways of increasing your energy expenditure throughout the day - move more!

What does NEAT stand for and what is it? - Non Exercise Activity Thermogenesis is quite simply the energy expended outside of sleeping, eating or sports-like activities. 

We, as a nation do NOT move enough and have become very sedentary leading to all sorts of problems such as type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity, chronic back pain... just to name a few. By simply moving more whenever we get the opportunity we can decrease the likelihood of these problems later on in life. We give you some top tips on how to INCREASE YOUR NEAT!!!

We discuss all the above and more in this thrilling episode (even if we do say so ourselves 💁🏻‍♂💁🏻‍♂💁🏻‍♂)

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