Ru Anderson's High Performance Living Podcast







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In this week's show I share the best coaching system and the strategies that I’ve found for boosting my clients adherence and therefore getting them life-changing results.

Click here to get the brand new nutrition coaching training series 

What can you expect?

It will walk your through, step-by-step, how to apply this proven habit-based nutrition system so that you too can help your clients change their deeply ingrained eating and lifestyle habits.

At the same time, it will provide you a simple, effective and reliable nutrition coaching strategy that can be used for every type of client that you work with. 

Habit based nutrition and lifestyle coaching is the best process to deliver real, high-quality nutrition and lifestyle coaching to your clients.

And it’s win-win for everyone- your clients get life-changing results, you stand out in the industry. You’ll make more money, and you’ll feel more in control of your career than ever before.

So take your habit-based coaching to new levels and get started with this brand new training series today >

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Category:education -- posted at: 10:24am EST

This week on the HPL podcast, Coach Stevo and I are wrapping our 3 part interview together. 

We've saved the best till last and in this episode we'll give you an action plan so that you can implement all the information you have learnt in this series.

Enjoyed this series?

Give us a rating and review HERE. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:29am EST

Welcome back to the HPL podcast. This week Coach Stevo and I are taking your habits even further in Part 2 of the Habit series. 

If you haven't yet listened to Part 1 then I strongly encourage you to start there. Make sure you also check out the previous habit series I have done with my co-host Anna. All this info will truly change the way you think and act on your nutrition. 

And, if you are ready to look and feel your best, then make sure to check out my Exceed Nutrition Coaching Programme that is now open to new clients 


Make the commitment to start and we'll provide you a direct roadmap to healthy eating, one that will kick-start sustainable habits, while quickly taking you to your ideal body and health =>

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:46am EST

Hello and welcome to the HPL podcast - thank you for tuning into this week's show! 

Back at the start of this year, Anna and I decided to do a 3 part series all about improving your eating and lifestyle habits. It was a great success and since then I have become a tad obsessed with behaviour change through habits. 

This led me to find Coach Stevo from Habitry. He is an internationally recognised expert in behaviour change. He's a certified strength and conditioning specialist, has a BA in Philosophy, an MA in Sport Psychology and writes weekly for the 85+ million users of MyFitnessPal. Basically, he knows his stuff when it comes to habits! 

Over the next three weeks we will chatting all things habits, which will truly change the way you think and act on your nutrition. 

Enjoy the show! 

Click here to learn more about the Exceed Nutrition Coaching Programme 

Direct download: Habitry1.mp3
Category:Nutrition -- posted at: 3:45am EST

Hey, welcome along to the High Performance Living show - it's great to have you here.

This week on the show Anna and I are chatting about our very own training and nutrition routines. And of course we share a ton of tips and tricks on those topics too.

As promised below are links to my brand new nutrition starter guides that you can download for FREE.



Click HERE to download The 5-Step System to Never Diet Again - Woman's Starter Guide


Click HERE to download The 5-Step System to Transform Your Eating Habits - Men's Starter Guide


Click HERE to download The 5-Step Habitual Nutrition Coaching System - Resource Pack

Like this show? 

If you enjoy listening to this show and/or it has helped you in some way, please take a minute and leave us a review HERE. Thanks for tuning in!


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Category:general -- posted at: 4:20am EST

Hello and welcome to episode 111 of our High Performance Living podcast. On this week's show Anna and I are wrapping up our 3 part series on how to create a successful mindset. We've saved the best to last as Anna shares with us the 5 key stages of mindset change. So no matter where you are with changing your eating habits or body, you'll finish this episode with an actionable plan that's right for your current stage of change. Enjoy the show. 

Get your FREE copy of the Look, Feel and Perform Your Best eBook here


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Category:Nutrition -- posted at: 7:58am EST

Welcome back my fellow HPL'er to part 2 of our Successful Mindset series. In this week's show we dive into:

- Why goal setting and vision is a game changer for your mindset 

- How to create the perfect environment for success

- How to control negative thoughts and boost positivity 

- Why your mindset is your responsibility and what to do about it

Enjoy the show! 

Get your FREE copy of the Look, Feel & Perform ebook here 

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Category:Health -- posted at: 2:47am EST

Welcome to episode 109 of our High Performance Living Podcast! Over the coming weeks, Anna and I will be showing you everything you need to know in order to create a successful mindset to achieve anything you want. 

That's because our mindset determines the state of the world we live in. It's the foundation for every success and every failure we have had or will have. It can simply make us or break us. 

A simple change in mindset, can change everything. 

The good news is, we control our mindset. This brand new 3 part series will show you how to this and much more. 

Click here to check out the Masterclass special offer for our HPL podcast listeners. 

Direct download: mindset1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:31pm EST

Hey and welcome to your weekly does of HPL - it's awesome to have you on board!

This is episode 108, and coming your way on this week's show, Anna and I are tackling the world of Yo-Yo dieting.

We'll be discussing the key problems that lead us into this cycle of heavy restriction and binge eating, plus some key steps to stop it happening to you. And if you're a fellow coach or trainer, we also discuss what we, as an industry should be doing to better help people.

Speaking of coaching, I've put a brand new Resource Pack together for any coaches and trainers who would like to learn more about Habitual Coaching with their clients.

In this pack you'll get my 5 most effective Habitual Coaching Resources to help you clients change their deeply-ingrained eating and lifestyle habits.

Grab your FREE copy HERE.

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:12am EST

It is exactly 3 years ago when I first visited Amsterdam, in the Netherlands.

It was only for the typical 3 day weekend break, but I knew instantly I had to return

Today marks my 8 weeks here and during this time I have met many incredible people, ate the most amazing food, had interesting conversations with many strangers and got lost on my explorations. And it’s these unique experiences that carve out our personality, our beliefs, our dreams, our well-being and general outlook on life.

It has given me the opportunity to understand who I am and be in control of how I shape that, so in this episode I share my 5 most important lesson from my experience in Amsterdam.

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:56am EST

Welcome to episode 106 of our High Performance Living Podcast.

I hope you’re ready to get your learn on this week, as I’m joined by Hayden Wilson who is going to share his tactics in order to help us learn better.

In this hyper-connected world with the answer to every question we have just a button away on our smart phones and tablets, the big question we answer is – are we actually still learning what we consume.

This is also a personal topic for me and I share my own difficulties with learning over the years. 

Find out more about Hayden HERE.

Don’t forget to register for my upcoming Online Workshop for Fitness Professionals, which is taking place this Thursday 31st of March at 8PM.

On this workshop I will be sharing the most effective habitual nutrition system to build confidence in your coaching abilities, get better results with your clients and improve your business.

Grab your free seat HERE.


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Category:general -- posted at: 7:05am EST

Our environment is everything we see, hear and do every day. That’s why it’s so powerful, yet also the reason it’s one of the hardest things to get right or change.

Successful people - be it in sport, acting, business or even those who have significantly changed their body and health - have all created the right environment for success.

To wrap up this 3 part series, I’ll show you how to create a productive environment and provide you a step-by-step plan to becoming more productive today.

Click HERE to download your daily MIT’s Planner –it’s free!

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:03am EST

In our previous episode we discussed how procrastination is a killer for our productivity. To deal with this we started to put a framework into place to crush any procrastination you might have with getting started on your big tasks and projects.

There’s also another important factor to consider if you want to be at your most productive. That’s getting organized enough to do some of your best work.

If your life, or even just your stuff is all over the place then it’s going to be a problem for you. If you can’t find what you need, have no set routine or forget things frequently, you likely have an organization problem.

In this week's episode we take a look at common problems holding people back from getting organised and our simple system to getting better organised. 

Download your free copy of the HPL ebook here

Get the paperback HPL book by clicking here 

Direct download: ProductivityPart2.mp3
Category:education -- posted at: 6:10am EST

Why do we all put off big tasks or projects?

It all comes down to procrastination, that finds its way into all corners of our lives, from our jobs to eating better and exercising smarter.

We want to achieve great things, we want to be productive, but then we put it off, and it doesn’t happen.

This brand new 3 part series will help you crush procrastination and have you performing at your best in all areas of your life.

If you would like to look and feel your best, just in time for a great summer, then I'd love to help you more. 

Below you will find a very special offer to work with me, and the other HPL members, to rapidly improve your body and health over the next 3 months. 

Together, we'll apply my proven nutrition and training programmes, while ensuring you have all the support and guidance you need along the way. 

As a team, we'll make this feel easy, even fun! 

So if you'd like to follow my simple yet effective programmes, get on-going support and join a community of like minded people who are friendly and motivated, be sure to check this out. 

Click here to check out all the details


Direct download: productivity1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:09am EST

Welcome, my fellow HPL’ers to our High Performance Living Podcast.

If you’re wanting to look, feel and perform your best, then you’re in the right place, that’s exactly what we do here.

This week I’ve got an awesome interview for you, with my buddy Ollie ‘Ojay’ Matthews.

I’ve known Ollie for years now and we both share very similar stories of how our passion for nutrition and health came about, plus how we got involved in the fitness industry.

However, we chat a lot more than this, as Ollie dives into his core nutrition and training principles for the athletes he works with. Recently Ollie has worked with professional triathletes, and had 3 clients win an Iron man distance event on the same day in 2014. So I wanted to get him onto the show and chat some more on how he does this.

And if you do really enjoy this chat, then be sure to check out Episode 87 and 88 I recorded previously, which will help you even more with nutrition for strength, power and endurance sports.

I also wanted to give a quick shout out for any new personal trainers or coaches to this show. If you haven’t already tuned into my other podcast show, the FitPro Masterclass, then that’s well worth doing.

Plus, you should also download my ‘Become an Elite Level Coach’ Ebook, which is totally free. In it you’ll learn a proven nutrition coaching system, plus 6 much have templates and recourses.

Click here to get your Elite Coach Ebook.

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:37pm EST

What’s the value of starting your day well? In my experience, it’s an incredible way to achieve High Performance Living! Your first 90 minutes of each day should be all about YOU. It’s therefore about daily self-development where you are prioritizing YOU before anyone or anything else. You’re not being self-centered or uncaring to others by doing this, as you must ensure you are at your best if you are to help other people or do awesome work. This week's show will show you how. 

Click here to grab your totally free copy of the HPL eBook

Click here to learn more about the HPL Coaching Programme 

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Category:Health -- posted at: 7:57am EST

Join me and Rachel Holmes on episode 101 of the High Performance Living podcast as we explore her 28 years of experience as a coach in the Fitness Industry. We chat fad diets and gimmick supplements that have come and gone, along with what she believes to be the future of the industry. 

Grab your free seat on the next Starting Fat Loss Workshop here 

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Category:Nutrition -- posted at: 8:24am EST

You want to look, feel and perform your best, right? We know that taking a good look at our current habits is critical if we want to reach the peak in all areas of our life. Why? Because so often, the things that will support our success levels will be our daily practices. Here are 5 easy steps to creating AWESOME habits, and to swapping the bad ones for good ones.

Download the HPL Habit Cheat Sheet Here 

Download the HPL Habit Tracker Checklist here 

Download the HPL Hand Portion Control Guide here 

Find out more about the HPL Coaching Programme here 

Direct download: habits3.mp3
Category:Nutrition -- posted at: 8:22am EST

Depending on who you listen to, or which article you read, ‘habit mastering’ can take anywhere from a single week right up to 3 months to incorporate the new habit into your life.

Based on my own experience of coaching hundreds of people regarding their nutrition and lifestyle habits, the 30 day mark generally sees the success of any habit change as long as the right strategy is used.

Changing a single habit should be easy, yet many people don’t know what feelings or responses to expect. They therefore aren’t prepared to overcome the mental and emotional challenges that are part of the process of implementing any new habit.

That’s because throughout this 30 day time frame, there are 3 distinctive phases that most people will probably go through, which all present their own challenges, emotions and potential roadblocks.

If you aren’t prepared for this, then changing your habits can be difficult and you might even give up as you don’t know how to overcome the problems. In this weeks show we break it all down for you, plus the 10 HPL nutrition cornerstones. 

Get your free seat on the next Starting Fat Loss Workshop here 

Download your free copy of the HPL ebook here 

Direct download: habitspart2.mp3
Category:Nutrition -- posted at: 5:46am EST

Welcome to the HPL Podcast! This Habit Mastery series has been created to help you truly understand how important your habits are to a healthy and lean body, while showing you the most essential nutrition habits you should be doing every day. Some people listening to this are just getting started with improving their nutrition, and don't need customisation information just yet, so here we will outline the basics first and leave the individualisation for later. Even those who consider themselves advanced would do well to review the basics first, even if it's just a refresher. In this habit series there is no mention of calories, food logging or complicated training plans - it's all about your habits. But please don't underestimate how effective this can be at changing your body, health and performance. I've been applying these habits to hundreds of clients for years now - testing them, experimenting with them, and modifying them until I had a system that could guarantee results in any client who uses it faithfully. Stick with this system and truly master the 10 HPL nutrition habits, and you too can see great success. 

Get your free copy of the HPL ebook here 

Find out more about the HPL Coaching Programme 

Direct download: habitsseries.mp3
Category:Nutrition -- posted at: 7:29am EST

It’s time for the big stampede – the January gym goers.

The time of the year when motivation is at it’s highest with the start of a whole New Year. With it comes the ‘New Me’ mantra as the nation becomes health and fitness focused.

As a fellow HPL’er you’ve probably seen this all before, just like I have. You’re prepared, have a plan and are ready to tackle the newbies to get at your favourite squat rack.

Perhaps your goal for the New Year is to kick start or ramp up your training efforts. If so, then more power to you, and here are 7 common mistakes I constantly see people making when starting exercise.

Use these top tips to ensure you avoid the typical pitfalls, make better progress towards your goals, stay injury free and keep motivated.

Grab your totally free copy of the HPL ebook by clicking here  

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Category:Health -- posted at: 3:34am EST

Every day we are being exposed to natural and man-made toxins, and the danger really is in the dosage. In toxic doses, all of these compounds can negatively affect human health.

Surprisingly, many of these toxins can be found in the everyday products we use such as plastic bottles, packaging, detergents, cosmetics and pesticides. Some of these toxins are already well known, like lead and mercury, but others exist too, like benzene and BPA.

While the use of some of these toxins is now regulated, many are still permitted and are widely found in our environment. It is therefore up to you to decrease your exposure to them as much as possible.

In this weeks episode Anna and Ru chat about how you can be more aware of your environment and what to do about it. 

Click here to reserve your seat for the Starting Fat-Loss Webinar 


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Category:Health -- posted at: 4:02am EST

The words ‘detox’ or ‘detoxification’ get thrown around a lot these days but few people really know what these words actually mean.

It’s often a common word used by supplement companies and uneducated trainers to sell someone a supplement range or magic pill. For the majority of people, these are a waste of time and money.

Of course, that's not what we do here.

That’s because many fail to understand the detox system and how it actually works. There is no supplement or secret 'cleanse' that serves as the ‘Holy Grail’ to detoxification of the body.

Detoxification, with reference to human health, refers to your body’s ability to convert - or bio transform - waste products and toxins into non-toxic substances that can be excreted from the body.

The truth is we don’t need any starvation diets, hardcore fasting or expensive supplements in order to detox the body, as our bodies are already equipped with the best detox organs we can get – the liver and kidneys.

So in this week's show, I break down how to really detox your body and the true benefits you can expect from this. 

Click here to find out more about the HPL Coaching Programme 

Get your copy of the HPL paperback book here 

Direct download: Detox.mp3
Category:Nutrition -- posted at: 10:06am EST