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  • How to break through your workout barrier

    By Keith Porter on July 28, 2015
    The brain is a funny thing. Why do I immediately think of a rude joke when someone says something like ‘go down’ or ‘period’? Why, when I pick up a baby, do I immediately have a vision of dropping it? How come even though I was feeling awful on the start line a few years back, I was able to […]
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  • It’s time to grease the groove

    By Keith Porter on June 23, 2015
    I remember having a really good chat with my barber a while back. You see, Jamie, one of the owners at Man About Town, has mastered the art of client chat. I suppose that comes with constantly having to make small talk with whoever plops themselves down on the chair in front of you each day. Anyway, I ended up […]
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  • Conquering the discomfort zone

    By Angela Porter on June 16, 2015
    It is almost a year since Keith, Lucas and I left our home to spend three months in America. We had taken the decision to start our new self-directed life with a trip back to the summer camp Keith had worked at for four summers during his early twenties. The promise of living in one of the most beautiful places […]
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  • Somewhere on the line between Before and After – Part 2

    By Keith Porter on May 21, 2015
    When I wrote the first instalment of this series, we were just about to start our journey. We had a vision of a simpler life, of starting our own business, and of removing ourselves from the rat race. We’d returned from our travels in the US with a clear view of what was going to happen next – build a […]
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  • Why you need a big, scary goal

    By Keith Porter on April 15, 2015
    The rehearsals were going really well. The harmonies were coming together beautifully, and the setlist was heading in the right direction. But there was something missing. All of this effort, preparation and attention to detail had no purpose, because we didn’t have a gig to get ready for. This was the situation back in 2001, when me and my pals […]
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  • Writing your own Paleo code

    By Keith Porter on February 9, 2015
    Hands up if this sounds like you: You start a new training regime or diet, go gung-ho into it and then gradually lose your enthusiasm until you’re back to where you started. Anyone? Ah, yes. Most of you. Me too, back in the day. And yet, we all keep doing it, despite the fact that we’ve all been down this […]
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  • My 2014 Annual Review

    By Keith Porter on January 1, 2015
    When I sat down to write about my year at the end of 2013, there were two obvious things that stood out. Our son, Lucas, was born, and my Grandad died. Those two events shaped my year so much, that it was easy to know where to start. This year is different. So much has changed, and we’ve come so […]
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  • The Best of Live Simple 2014

    By Keith Porter on December 15, 2014
    There are two blog posts that I’ve been looking forward to writing for the last few weeks. The second one is my annual review. That blog gives me a chance to reflect on the year gone by, the ups and downs, the breakthroughs, the transitions and the beautiful moments. But the first one is this one. The Best of Live […]
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  • Find your Roger Bannister moment to power to success

    By Keith Porter on November 18, 2014
    Before May 6th, 1954, no one believed that it was physically possible to break the four-minute mile. In fact, people had even suggested that running at such a pace for that long might lead to death if it was attempted. It was simply ruled out as an option. And then, on that day, amateur runner and medical student, Roger Bannister, changed everything. […]
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  • The 2014 Live Simple Christmas Walk

    By Keith Porter on November 6, 2014
    One of the side benefits of running a local business is that you meet a lot of local people. When you’re running a business that focuses on Pilates, Outdoor Fitness, minimalism and living life a little differently, you tend to meet some pretty amazing local people. Wait. It gets even better. Because if you’re running classes, talking to other local […]
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