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 💁🏻‍♂💁🏻‍♂💁🏻‍♂)

Please feel free to leave a review. We really appreciate it. Thank you!



Ep. 43 - The Best Way to Learn & Training as ONE with UN1T

May 4, 2018

Episode 43 - The 3 Dumbbells is now live!!!

We were incredibly lucky to be asked to speak at Un1t, Fulham last weekend for their Festival of Fitness. It was our first live talk in front of an audience and it was such a great experience. Hopefully the first of many!

We recorded a live episode but have re-recorded it and made it a lot more bearable to listen to.

“Just tell us what to expect god dammit”

Ok ok.... so in this awesome episode we discuss:

- Why we started the podcast and why we think you should all listen to podcasts... not just ours!

- The benefits of group training and why Un1t is so successful.

- How the fitness industry has changed and why we feel it is moving in the right direction.

Please feel free to leave a review if you haven’t already and spread the word!



Ep. 42 - Digital Fitness: The future or a fad??

April 27, 2018

Episode 42 - The 3 Dumbbells is now live!!!

Digital fitness - The future or just a fad?

We thought we would delve into the technology side of the industry in today’s episode, looking at the pros and cons of being both a consumer and a producer of online training.

Is the industry moving towards more online training and if so is it the right way to go?

Will anything ever beat that physical face to face time you have with a client?

Is online training the most cost effective way of achieving your goals and living a healthy and prosperous lifestyle?

We cover all the above and lots more in this very current and relatable topic.



Ep. 41 - Trying not to wet ourselves with BEN COOMBER!

April 20, 2018

The 3 Dumbbells - Episode 41 is now live!!!

We are super excited to have the one and only Ben Coomber on the show this week! 

Someone who we all have looked up to over the past couple of years and one of the first people we ever listened to on a podcast. Ben is a performance nutritionist, educator, speaker and writer. He heads up the UK’s number 1 health and fitness podcast - Ben Coomber Radio. He is the brains behind the Body Type Nutrition Academy and has even started his own supplement range, Awesome Supplements... all things you NEED to check out!

Here's what we cover in today's episode:

1. 6 Quick fire questions! Including best book, favourite podcast, biggest vice and more!

2. His personal fitness journey from obesity to where he is now.

3. The importance of integrity in the health and fitness industry.

4.  Opening up, being vulnerable and the hardest year of his life.

5. Daily routines and practises

6. Awesome supplements

7. THE BIG QUESTION! Who did he snog, marry and avoid???