Monday, 26 January 2015

Body MOT with Bootcamping NI and Belfast - Advanced fitness training for superior results

How do you get to know where you want to be if you don't know where you are?

The Bootcamping Body MOT locates you then helps you navigate safely and smartly to your goals.

Saturday, 10 January 2015

Active Nutrition for your Bootcamping active lifestyle Belfast and NI

Active Nutrition groups offers  you a departure from from the pointless weigh-ins and back slapping for (typically) losing weight for the sake of weight change alone.

Instead, back patting is strongly encouraged for you feeling energised, firmer, stronger, leaner, fitter, happier and empowered through positive actions that mean you gain in life :)..

Monday, 5 January 2015

What would you gain with 12 weeks of lifestyle coaching in Belfast ?

When Aine won the 12 weeks of transformative lifestyle coaching with the Belfast Life Coach (that'll be me then), she won it on the basis of a total turnaround of her life, to help her find her own solutions to her motivations to do the things in life which were important to her, this included motivational exercises which were used to build up, over 12 weeks, a massive catalogue of evidence to prove that the perceived impossible is possible, this programme started with forming the foundation to self belief then building on that, moving from milestone to milestone in a way that guides her to the ultimate destination..

12 weeks wont in itself turn a life around, but 12 weeks gives a firm platform of self belief, based on practical, personal evidence, which then serves as a lifetime safety net of intrinsic self belief.

Over the 12 weeks, Personal and group fitness was used as the tool for practical self belief building exercises, this was married to Nutrition and Confidence Coaching...

My core principle of forming a solid personal foundation stems from just three factors

1. What you eat
2. What you do
3. What you think / believe

Check out my book here and find out more...

The weekly reports are quite a long read
So here's a quick synopsis
All the reports (evidence) are at the end of the blog
Thank you for taking the time to read :)


We spent a lot of time covering the importance of nutrition, how to determine what works best and when to eat key food groups, all with the added benefit of not denying anything, just changing some timings around... This aspect went extremely well, however, because Aine quit the course before understanding the WHY and the HOW, and in spite of the evidence of extremely significant and positive results, ie, weight control, higher energy, sharper mental focus, more positive frame of mind, happier, brighter skin etc, in short, looking and feeling vibrant, there is a huge risk of relapse to shake based diets, something I am personally extremely 'anti', i have stated my case with evidence over the last ten years, and may have mentioned this in the feedback here too :).

Physically, Aine made huge strides (see the report at the bottom), her fitness levels increased a staggering amount, this was based on consistent hard work, early mornings, weekends, group exercise and personal training, this was all designed to drive self belief to an instinctive sense of 'I can'... it's only when a person believes that they can that they WILL have the motivation to DO as everything seems ACHIEVABLE...

This analogous approach was somewhat lost in the first 4 weeks as Aine had not done the background reading as prescribed, prior to, or during the course.

In terms of self belief, Aine had all the information, all the evidence gathered over 10 weeks to prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that 'she can', for the most part, with practical tasks, ie, running and eating, she could see and understand this as there were very real and tangible changes, ie, shape, energy, weight, performance, time, reps etc...

The final 4 weeks of the programme was designed to be an intensive 4 weeks to understand the WHY and HOW behind those successes, this to re-enforce the 'I can'.
This intensive 4 weeks period demanded a higher workload in terms of Aine providing timely daily feedback and answering questions I pose to her feedback in real time (or close to that), my questions were designed to help her understand the critical WHY and HOW.

Unfortunately, for whatever the actual reasons, possibly in part the outwardly intangible rewards, Aine never answered a single question I posed and ultimately quit the course at this key stage out of frustration and in the belief that the final 4 weeks was placing unreasonable demands...
This was a tremendous shame as Aine was at mere reaching distance of attaining the type of personal transformation that others dare even dream of, the net result of quitting just inches from the finish line was that the whole process was then devalued, worse still were the negative comments made by her and her partner via social media. This had the effect of devaluing not only the service offered, but also diminished the demonstrable results gained over the ten weeks, which were completed.

So, in short,  Aine did attain positive results as mentioned above, but as she left at the critical point, that being the most demanding, but equally rewarding for life bit, as such, she neglected to pursue a full understanding of the HOW, thus has little idea how to intuitively replicate these same results, what this means in the real world, is that Aine has thrown away the positive lessons of achievements through hard work and mindful effort, in favour of a long drawn out future of 'almosts' through short cuts.

The day will come (eventually),  where Aine may take a step back, breathe, then takes the time to understand the HOW and the WHY in order to escape a
 dogmatic life of the quick fix, yo-yo solutions. 

It's important to remember that there were 2 trades in return for 12 weeks of free intensive, comprehensive personal lifestyle coaching ;

1. That all progress and all communication would be reported
This was done in as complete a way as possible, on the basis of information provided in a timely manner, this information deriving from weekly, then daily feedback, plus feedback in journals and action planning... ie, how to actually get/attain the changes in the real world.
Ultimately, Aine is the one who applied for the program and wanted the results, So it's Aine who needed to put the hard work in... As such I could only report on her feedback and progress plus my own thoughts on where we 'were at' 

2. That any missed sessions / short notice cancellations (under 24 hrs) would be paid for in order to reschedule.
A number of sessions were cancelled at extremely short notice, sometimes for bizarre reasons, these reasons were reported but I repeatedly disregarded the re-arrangement fee.

There are 4 crucial lessons to take from this process, im sure you will identify these throughout the report.

1. What you believe you will achieve (or certainly have a far far greater chance)
2. What you eat determines everything, it drives energy, thoughts and physical ability
3. Lifelong results take consistent effort, for life! The shake diet / quick fix or magic bullet have inversely and wildly disproportionate side effects to the results they promise
4. Good habits and the self belief that comes with personal success, even when documented and used as positive evidence can be instantly eroded, if you fail to understand the WHY or the HOW