Having worked in the fitness industry for the last 15 years I was good at instructing others but when it came to my own goals I was forever self-sabotaging by making random and un-calculated changes.
A collection of stories of the journeys of some of my online coaching clients.
You'll see that we all have individual starting points, but the struggles we go through are largely similar.
I am grateful to each and every one of them for offering to share these with you. By sharing a broad selection, not just the most physically impressive people, I hope you can find someone you can relate to.
Take inspiration, but remember, you are an individual and your results will vary depending on genetics, adherence, and effort.
“A big part of this was learning to get my food right so that I didn’t hate life…” Stuart describes how once he stopped believing in shortcuts, he applied the basics consistently over time to carve out his physique. Stuart is 43 years old.
“One of the biggest lessons that I learned was that when you go on a diet, about halfway through, you feel small and deflated, but if you keep at it and just let the coach do their job, the place you end up at is much more satisfying and exciting.”
Tariq told me that he turned 40 last week and this left my jaw on the floor. Bravo!
“I used to weigh 350 lbs. I lost the first 100 lbs on my own by making simple, obvious adjustments to my lifestyle, such as cutting out the junk food and soda.
Eventually, I hit a plateau…”
Many people find that having to travel regularly for business stops them from achieving their physique goals. That does not have to be the case.
James is an executive that travels internationally for business regularly. Nearly half of my clients are like James. Though this makes training and diet efforts a little more complicated, and the results longer to achieve, if you have the right attitude you will get there. The key to success is avoiding the ‘all or nothing’ mindset; doing what you can when you can. In this video testimonial James shares insights into his journey over the last year.
“Before I hired Andy I found myself consistently frustrated, not knowing what to do. I’d like to share my big takeaways with you in the hope that they are useful.”
“Andy said one simple thing and it changed everything for me. ‘We start by going after the optimal weight gain target. Once we have that set and we see that the calories are giving us that, then we know that we don’t have to touch the food anymore. Then we deal with the training, the rest, and the stress… In my opinion, coaching is one of those life hacks that is just a no-brainer.'”
“I’ve worked with several ‘big name’ internet trainers/coaches. ALL of their programs and diets produced results initially. The problem for me was that those programs required increasing amounts of gym time and caloric restriction to either maintain or produce further results. I had to be honest with myself about the…