Welcome to Real Food Func.
I believe there are 3 key components to creating a life worth living. Every. Single. Day.
Eating well. Moving well. Living well.
It sounds so simple, yet the reality is something very different.
To me it feels like we’ve lost our way somewhat, like there’s too much information out there for us to consider and take into account when trying to improve our health and day-to-day wellbeing.
The world of health, fitness and nutrition truly is a minefield these days.
So, I decided to flip the switch on all of the rubbish out there by focusing on what I know works.
I’ve seen people make phenomenal progress over the years simply by working on the 3 components listed below, and I hope you will too.
Food is one of life’s many pleasures and it certainly shouldn’t be left in the back ground. Good food is fundamental to creating a healthy body and mind. There is no specific diet, magic pill or special combination of ‘health foods’ you need to take. Put simply, through good education (on the blog) you can learn to navigate your way through the nutrition minefield on the internet and also learn how to lose weight and be brimming full of energy every day without feeling like you have to resort to short-term diets time after time.
Moving well is the key to making the most of the natural environment around you. Weekend hikes in the countryside or long days spent in the garden. The key to enjoying these activities lies in having good pain free movement. Understanding how the body works is at the heart of what we do, through biomechanics movement assessments and personal training.
Without a healthy body and mind living well is just an idea that will pass you by. That’s why we explore everything from understanding how habits are developed to formulating stress reduction techniques you can actually achieve, in a quest of self-improvement to truly understand what living well is, and creating the best version of you.
Hi, I’m Jon and for the past 15 years I’ve been on my own mission to try and figure out what really works best when it comes to creating a healthy body and mind.
Throughout this time, I’ve also had the pleasure of working with many people helping them take steps towards their own version of eating well, moving well and living well.
And let me tell you, there’s no better feeling than when you see the look on someone’s face as they realise just how far they’ve progressed, whether that’s losing weight and feeling back in control OR being able to move pain free after years of ‘putting up’ with discomfort that had become the norm.
I started my own journey some time ago when I first started training to be a personal trainer…
I’d always been heavily involved in sport growing up, playing golf and tennis to a good level, during this time I was lucky enough to work with some amazing coaches too, so the transition from student to coach was something I really enjoyed.
BUT I quickly realised something…
I knew very little, and that just wasn’t something I was prepared to settle for.
And as for food, well if I wasn’t working as a personal trainer and nutritionist I’d certainly have gone to train as a chef.
Some of my earliest childhood memories are from sneaking downstairs at 5am to try and bake a cake….I had absolutely no idea what I was doing, but the intent to be creative in the kitchen was there for sure, that intent has continued to grow inside me all this time, you’ll be able to see that in the recipes on the blog along with my articles on nutrition.
During the early years of studying for a degree in public health and human biology alongside taking numerous industry-based courses, I began earning my stripes from the ground up in a gym that turned out to be the perfect training ground, a vibrant atmosphere of professionalism, knowledge, continual learning with a clear understanding and emphasis on how to do things the right way.
This starting point paved the way of what was to come for me as a young fresh faced personal trainer….more studying, more hands-on experience, more insight into how to do things the right way, and more time spent getting creative in the kitchen!
Unfortunately I quickly began to realise the health, fitness and nutrition industry I’d become a part of has a funny habit of opting to sell you the opposite of that. It’s crammed full of quick-wins, shortcuts and broken promises.
If you haven’t tried one of these shortcuts before you’ll certainly know someone that has!
And if you have, you’ll have come to learn like me, that they NEVER work, at least in the long-term.
I’ve seen this scenario play out too many times before, and no doubt I will continue to see it for years to come.
More importantly, If you’ve come here looking for a quick-fix solution I’m afraid as much as I’d love to provide one for you, they don’t exist.
That’s the reason why I started up Real Food Func, to set the record straight on the right way of doing things when it comes to the food we eat and the way we train.
No empty promises of guaranteed success.
No endorsements for products that don’t work.
And no advice that I haven’t already researched and tried out myself.
What you will get is Honest advice I use myself and with my clients each and every day.
You can’t say fairer than that!
With the right information in front of you, there’s no reason why you can’t make progress right now.
Enjoy the articles and recipes on the blog whilst learning a thing or two about the right way to do things when it comes to developing your own version of a healthy and happy lifestyle.
It’s great to hear from people that read my articles and try out my recipes, so get in touch with any questions or queries you might have by emailing [email protected].
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