Rob destroyed 40 lbs. of fat in 3 months

Robert Smith beforeRobert Smith

Rob joined Anytime Fitness on May 18, 2017 weighing 230 lbs.

On August 02, 2017, he weighed in at 190 lbs.

 

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Train your brain

Train your Brain!

In order to experience change or to be able to reach your goals, you need to clearly define what that change is and what your goals are.

Your goal needs to include a plan that leads to a permanent transformation, not a temporary fix or a temporary plan.

In order for you to be able to experience change, you must be able to teach your mind and your body that the positive changes are good. Your brain will not allow you to make changes that it thinks are bad for you. Your brain is wired to help protect you from threats. And many times change creates fear and doubt which triggers the brain to try to stop you from doing the thing that has caused you to experience fear or doubt and sometimes even pain.

But, the good news is that you can teach your mind, body and brain that these changes are good and you can win the battle with these fears and doubts and you can prevent self-sabotage.

See your brain needs to understand that the things that it needs must be met before you try to make any change.
Your brain recognizes two areas: number one is safety and number two is danger. And whether you know or not, it is your brain working to try to protect you when it is unsure about what's going on. "Are you safe?" Or "Are you in danger?" and all the brain wants to know is "Am I safe?" And once your brain receives a "YES" you can entertain your objectives and goals or dreams.

In change regarding your brain or your mind there are three levels where you hang out. Number one is survival mode. Number two is where you strive. And number three is where you thrive.

Your brain, when you can't seem to do what you want, is trying to protect you from something that it "feels" as a threat. So what is a threat? A threat to the brain is the inability to predict the future or the inability to create the appropriate responses to what's happening in our environment.

Your brain is always trying to lead you to a place of safety. Safety is the ability to create prediction about the environment in the appropriate response or responses to it.

There are several phases of threats including fight, flight, freeze and even excessive emotional triggering. And different people are in different phases and we have to identify which phase we are in.

FIGHT PHASE:
The fight phase is typical of aggressive or passive aggressive nature. Vocabulary typically used by someone in the fight phase are things like "No!" "Won't!" "Can't!" "It'll never work!" People in the fight phase or typically people who are "standing their ground!"

FLIGHT PHASE:
The flight phase is invasive. People in the flight phase tend to avoid conflict. Vocabulary used by somebody in the flight phase is typical of "I'm not sure!" Or "I don't know!"

FREEZE PHASE:
Freeze is adhesive. People in the freeze phase are stuck in a rut. They are too threatened to fight or flight. In this phase many people need help with assessing and addressing what the threats are.

There are many things that, if changed, could produce fear and worry and cause people to fight or flight or freeze. Some examples include health, wealth, relationships or relationship status, ego, appearance, bank accounts and other things…

So try to relax!
Teach your brain that the change you are making is safe and what is best for you.
Don't try to change [too many things] too quickly. Allow your mind to process the change(s).

Take care!
-Chris

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If you will Commit, you, too, can get Fit!

“One month ago, I made the choice to train with a trainer at Anytime Fitness. I joined the gym a month before and wasn’t seeing the results I wanted, so I took a chance!  In one month, I lost over 11lbs!

Chris Grimes has taught me so much this past month!!  I did my best to take what he was teaching me and put it into action, and the results were significant!  I look forward to continued results and to the change to a better healthier me!!!”

-Tara McKinniss

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SIMPLY FIT

I am making fit & healthy simple again so you can live a great life in a body you love!

I can provide you with Accountability through Fitness & Nutritional Coaching by helping you realize what your #1 obstacle or struggle is. We can work together to develop a personal plan that can help you reach your goal – cause you to FINALLY get the desired outcome you have been dreaming of! 

Pause for a moment & honestly think about what you can improve right now that will help you to be able to live the life you want…

 

[Really stop & think] 

 

Stop living to eat & begin eating to live. Remember that you are what you eat. Eating right will give you the energy you need – the same energy many people say they would use to work out if they had it. You CAN have it! Nutrition is a very important aspect of your health & fitness. It CANNOT be ignored. Cut out ADDED SUGAR & PROCESSED FOODS  when possible, & believe me it is possible. Being & feeling healthier will always be better than eating unhealthy (types & amounts of) food.

Remember these simple tips: drink lots of water, eat a diet high in protein, high in fiber & add exercise activities that increase your heart rate [as long as your doctor says you are healthy enough to exercise].

Start believing in yourself. You can succeed. Write down your goals or plans. Write some short-term goals & some long-term goals.

“I am going to _________________ so that I can _____________________ & this will help me to ________________.”

The big idea is that I can help you make getting healthy and fit SIMPLE. I can help hold you accountable & challenge you to work toward your goal(s). Accountability is needed on those days when life is hard. I can help you cut through the noise and confusion about fitness & nutrition & give you a clearer path, with a personalized plan to help you be able to reach your fitness goals. 

The BENEFIT of working with me is that, with my guidance, you’ll gain the confidence you need to succeed. Your self-esteem, the way you see yourself,  will also greatly increase. My ambition is to inspire you to a new or challenged lifestyle of fitness so you can be the best you that you can be. How can I do that? Simply by simplifying the process for you & helping you create a personalized fitness plan that includes activities & nutritional suggestions of the things you enjoy. I will help you learn how to avoid the things that are limiting you from seeing the results that you want – limiting factors. Once you start seeing results, you will begin to love Fitness & wonder why you didn’t begin sooner. Some results include:  fat-loss, lean muscle gained, strength, sustained energy & mental focus, and a positive self-esteem/image.  

Let me help you figure out where you are right now and let me know where you want to be [realistic goals] & together we can develop a plan that will help you get there faster than you can on your own!

-Chris

Personal Trainer

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Making FITNESS & HEALTH goals simple.

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I am making fit & healthy simple again so you can live a great life in a body you love!

I can provide you with Accountability through Fitness & Nutritional Coaching by helping you realize what your #1 obstacle or struggle is that’s preventing you from reaching your full potential. We can work together to develop a personal plan that can help you reach your goal(s) & help you to FINALLY get the desired outcome(s) you have been dreaming of!

Pause for a moment & honestly think about what you can improve right now that will help you to be able to live the life you want…

[Really stop & think]

“I am going to _________________ so that I can _____________________ & this will help me to ________________.”
The big idea is that I make healthy and fit SIMPLE to you. I can help hold you accountable & challenge you to work toward your goal(s) & accountability is needed on those days when life is hard. I can help you cut through the noise and confusion about health, fitness & nutrition & give you a clearer path, with a personalized plan to help you be able to reach your health and fitness.

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Nutrition is the key to having the body you want!

Stop living to eat & begin eating to live. Remember that you are what you eat. Eating right will give you the energy you need – the same energy many people say they would use to work out if they had it. You can have it! Nutrition is a very important aspect of your health & fitness. It CANNOT be ignored. Cut out added sugar when possible – believe me it is possible.

Need some motivation, don’t go to the kitchen. Go to the mirror & look beyond what you see & visualize the body you want. Now that you have some motivation or reason to workout, remember that being & feeling healthier will always be better than eating unhealthy (types & amounts of) food. Remember these simple tips: drink lots of water, eat a diet high in protein, high in fiber, low in fat & add exercise activities that increase your heart rate [as long as your doctor says you are healthy enough to exercise].

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You have the Power!

If you don’t take care of your body where else will you live?

Do you want to be healthier?

Do you want to have a high(er) self-esteem?

Would you like to smile every time you pass by a mirror?

Don’t you want to notice people noticing you?

Do you want to have more energy?

Your health is worth investing in!

If you are willing to Commit I can help you get Fit!

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