Embracing New Year energy and creating new exercise habits
Alwyn Cosgrove: Co-owner, Results Fitness
For many of us, January means a new start, with fresh energy and vigor to live the best life possible. The first few days of the year come with a sense of purpose that helps put our lives into perspective. Fitness coach Alwyn Cosgrove sees it as a “magical” time, when people can change and create new habits. Alwyn was born in Scotland and initially exposed to fitness training through competitive martial arts. He went on to study Sports Performance at West Lothian College and achived an honors degree in Sports Science from the University of Liverpool. He is a cancer survivor and the co-owner of Results Fitness in Santa Clarita, California, which has twice been named one of America’s Top Gyms by Men’s Health Magazine. In this in-depth interview Alwyn explains his scientific approach to fitness and his insatiable appetite for new, data-driven studies on exercise. He also shares his renewed appreciation for the simple but “amazing” things in life, after being re-born, cancer-free.
Published on: 1 Jan 2018 @ 17:55 PST
NOTES AND QUOTES
- Alwyn has run Results Fitness, with his wife Rachel, since 2000. He is the co-author of several books, including The New Rules of Lifting series, and Strong: Nine Workout Programs for Women to Burn Fat, Boost Metabolism, and Build Strength for Life.
“After cancer there can be no bad days – that’s the reality.”
- Listen to Results Fitness member, 71-year old Sue Albert’s story – Episode 16. “She went from someone who did not want to be here and was grumpy to a world champion and powerlifter.”
- Also listen to Alwyn’s wife Rachel discuss her battle with mid-life fitness and new-found love of obstacle course racing: Episode 82