Weight Loss Motivation: 3 Mind Hacks to Stay Motivated to Lose Weight

Weight Loss Motivation: 3 Mind Hacks to Stay Motivated to Lose Weight

Weight loss motivation: it’s what everyone is constantly searching for but very few people know where to find. Maybe you can relate? Maybe you know you should be working out several times per week but you’re having trouble finding the motivation to get to the gym? Or maybe your workout motivation is there but you’re having difficulty getting your diet in check? You know what you need to do (eat more fruits, veggies, & protein and eat less processed junk) but you’re having a hard time actually doing it? Sound familiar? I’ve Got Good News You can create weight loss motivation even if you’ve never had it your entire life. I’m not kidding.  You can create weight loss motivation even if you’ve never had it your entire life. See, motivation isn’t as black and white as some people would have you believe. It’s not that you either “have it” or “you don’t.” That isn’t how it works. With the right strategies and tactics, you can legitimately create and increase weight loss motivation. And today that’s exactly what I’m going to show you how to do. Having worked with hundreds of online fitness clients across the world, every day I’m asked for strategies to increase weight loss motivation, exercise motivation, and nutrition motivation. Seriously. Every single day. I recently got an e-mail from a reader in Atlanta asking the very same question which was actually the impetus for this article. Here, take a look: Does that sound familiar? Maybe a bit like yourself or someone you know? If it does then I’ve got good news for you. You’re Normal! You’re among the vast majority (I mean like 99.999999999%) of people who struggle with weight loss motivation...
18 Utterly Mind Blowing Body Transformations

18 Utterly Mind Blowing Body Transformations

My clients are incredible. They train hard. They eat well. They study relentlessly. And, above all, they devote extraordinary amounts of time and effort to accomplish their goals. In 2014 I had the honor of working with numerous individuals, each of whom not only achieved incredible results but monumentally succeeded in motivating me every single day. While I couldn’t feature every single person in this lone article (it’s already incredibly long) I’m beyond proud of every single one of my clients and couldn’t possibly consider myself any luckier to call each and every one of them my friend. With that said, I’m excited to share with you 18 of the most insane body transformations you’ve ever seen. Consisting of 9 body composition transformations and 9 strength-based successes, the results of these 18 individuals will absolutely blow your mind. Enjoy, -J 9 Amazing Body Composition Transformations Carly Before: 155lbs Current: 136lbs (-19lbs) The last time Carly was 136 lbs… Then                                   Now Pretty crazy, huh? Just goes to show you the scale doesn’t tell the whole story. Over the course of roughly 16-weeks, Carly added serious muscle and dropped a ton of fat. Surprise, surprise…she weighs the same but looks completely different. Which brings up a good point… Do You Think Weight Loss is Linear? Here is Carly’s daily weight chart from the past 16-weeks.  As you can see, there were many days (and even weeks) when her weight would inexplicably fluctuate upwards. This is so freakin’ important to know ahead of time because if you only base your progress on the scale...
Correcting Exercise Technique Through Online Fitness Coaching

Correcting Exercise Technique Through Online Fitness Coaching

Online fitness coaching is rapidly turning into the most popular, efficient, and accessible coaching medium. What’s truly incredible about online fitness coaching is that it provides us (the coaches) with an extraordinary opportunity to help people from all across the globe. Working to continually improve my online fitness coaching over the past 3 years, I’ve been fortunate enough to work with numerous individuals on an international basis. However, an extraordinary experience with countless benefits, online fitness coaching – like all business – presents a gamut of unique challenges. Specifically, the issue of correcting exercise technique via e-mail, Skype, or other forms of online communication can be extremely difficult.  That being said, I’ve developed a basic system that makes correcting exercise technique simple, easy, and extremely effective. To help improve your online coaching system, below I’ve provided a case study showcasing none other than my all-star online coaching client, Kimberly Mills (her website and facebook). An outstanding friend, colleague, and coach, Kimberly made extraordinary progress in a short 7-week training block and I couldn’t be more excited to show you exactly how she did it. So, without further adieu, let’s get to the good stuff. Correcting Exercise Technique Through Online Fitness Coaching   Step 1: Establish Goals Prior to working with a client, you [obviously] need to understand their individual goals. Duh….  While you might assume this should go without saying, I still speak to many coaches who neglect this component of their initial assessment.  Regardless of whether you’re coaching online or in-person, you need your client to establish clear cut goals that they aim to achieve through working with you. Not only is this important...
Client Spotlight: Lisa’s Insane Beach Body Transformation

Client Spotlight: Lisa’s Insane Beach Body Transformation

Today I’m honored to share the extraordinary success of my friend and client, Lisa. I previously featured Lisa, among 10 other SF clients, in this post showcasing 11 jaw dropping body transformations. Since then Lisa and I have continued to work through my online coaching program and her results have been nothing short of remarkable. Rather than harp on and on about her extraordinary work ethic and utmost dedication (which I could do for hours on end), I want to cut to the chase and show you how freakin’ good she looks. Before: 155lbs Current: 134lbs DAYUMMMMM!!!! Isn’t that crazy? Every time I look at the “current” picture it blows my mind. How Often Does She Train? 3 days per week. Seriously. I’m not kidding. 3 days per week she strength trains in the gym and the other days consist of nothing more than light aerobic exercise (i.e. walking). What About Her Strength? Not only has Lisa lost over 20lbs in the past 6 months, she’s also gotten a hell of a lot stronger. And I don’t mean adding a couple pounds to her squat and deadlift…I mean she went from performing several sets of assisted to chin-ups to several sets of weighted chin-ups over the course of our consultation. Here she is doing 4 x 3 with 10lbs strapped around her waist! Can She Maintain These Results Forever? Absolutely. See, the best component of Lisa’s transformation is the positive mindset change she’s experienced regarding training and nutrition. To illustrate, Lisa recently sent me an e-mail in which she noted: “After too many years of trying different things, it’s your sensible, sustainable...
Syatt Fitness Success Stories: 11 Jaw Dropping Transformations

Syatt Fitness Success Stories: 11 Jaw Dropping Transformations

I have the best clients in the world. Seriously, I do. They work extraordinarily hard, dedicate incredible amounts of time, and do everything in their power to achieve their ultimate goals. I am very lucky to work with such remarkable individuals. The best part about my relationship with each client is that we delve deeper than most coach/client arrangements; far beyond the realm of business and deep into the domain of friendship. We become friends. Great friends. Sometimes even best friends. With that in mind, I’m honored to present 11 transformations – jaw dropping transformations – of my best friends. Let their success inspire you to achieve more than you ever imagined possible. Never Minimal. Never Maximal. Always Optimal. -J Kyle Before: 230lbs After: 173lbs Kyle’s Story This is where my journey has taken me, every step has lead to this point. Today the scale reads 173lbs, just 12 weeks ago this same scale read 228lbs, and 14 weeks ago that scale read 237lbs. Looking down at that number, I realize how far I’ve come not just in these past 12 weeks but in the past few years. I look back and I see a past that I don’t care to think about. That part of my life is behind me now, as well as every pound that I carried with me from each of those painful memories. Every Big Mac was a hug that I didn’t get, every chocolate cake was approval that I sought after so longingly, every pound I packed on was just an emotion that I couldn’t deal with. These last 12 weeks have given...
Recap of the 2013 IPA National Powerlifting Championships

Recap of the 2013 IPA National Powerlifting Championships

The UDel Powerlifting Team is back at it again lifting bigger and better than ever before! This past weekend 7 members of the team (including myself) traveled to York Pennsylvania to compete in the IPA National Powerlifting Championships. As you may recall, last year we competed in the same competition and everyone had extraordinary performances. Well, this year proved to be no different as every single lifter shattered their old personal records! To give you an idea of how much we’ve all improved, check out the average team improvement for each lift: Average Team Improvement per Lift* Squat: +44lbs Bench Press: +33lbs Deadlift: +68lbs Total: +137lbs *Several lifters are new to the team and did not compete last year. In those cases, the average improvements are taken from their initial 1RM’s.  Needless to say, those improvements are pretty damn awesome especially considering most of the lifters are well into the intermediate & advanced categories. Before I introduce each individual lifter, I want to take a moment to thank the team as a whole. Having co-created the team nearly 4 years ago, this was a particularly nostalgic experience as it was my last competition with The UD Powerlifting Team. I can say without a shadow of a doubt that this team quite literally saved my life and provided me with the opportunity to meet some of the most amazing people – now my family – in the world. Thank you all so much. You have given me more than you will ever know and I will forever be grateful for your friendship, support, and love. With that said, let’s meet the lifters! Ryan...
The Beginners Guide to Strength Training: A FREE 45-Minute Seminar!

The Beginners Guide to Strength Training: A FREE 45-Minute Seminar!

Learn everything you NEED TO KNOW In order to design an effective strength training program in my FREE  45-minute seminar!   The Beginners Guide to Strength Training! > Are you tired of spinning your wheels without having any meaningful results to show for it?   > Are you sick of researching for hours on end without ever fully understanding the best way to train?   > Are you ready to learn the truth behind strength training and how to implement it within YOUR individual lifestyle?   If you answered yes to even one of these questions then my free 45-minute seminar, The Beginners Guide to Strength Training, is exactly what you need to help you achieve your goals! Within the seminar I cover EVERYTHING you need to know in order to design a safe and effective strength training program. This 45-minute seminar covers   > “Core” Training & How to Get a 6-Pack > Rest Days: Why They Won’t Make You Fat > How Many Days per Week You NEED to Train > The BEST Overall Strength Training Exercises > And MUCH more!   There’s so much information available to us nowadays that it’s extremely difficult to know what’s the most beneficial method to help us achieve our goals.   What’s more, very few products provide clear instructions outlining how to use them effectively. More often than not, we’re left to our own devices trying to understand how to implement the mass amounts of confusing information.   The Beginners Guide to Strength Training Takes All Guess-Work Out of The Equation!   Discussed in a simple and easy-to-understand format, my free 45-minute seminar covers...
Syatt Fitness Client Success Stories – June 2013

Syatt Fitness Client Success Stories – June 2013

This is a pretty long list of client success stories so I’ll keep this intro brief and to the point: First and foremost, CONGRATULATIONS to everyone! It’s been an honor getting to work with you and I’m so lucky to consider each of you my friend. Second, for those interested in working with me, my client list is currently full. However, The Syatt Fitness 90-Day GET STRONG Challenge is underway and I’m accepting applications  until tomorrow (June 7th) at 12pm. If you want to work with me for half the standard price, get stoopid strong, and have the opportunity to win cash (among other prizes), sign up as soon as possible. For complete details and instructions CLICK HERE And that’s that. Again, congratulations to everyone featured below. You all worked extraordinarily hard to achieve your goals and I’m excited to continue working with you in the future.   Ashley Starting Weight: 125lbs Current Weight: 125lbs Goal: Strength Gain/Powerlifting Performance Squat: 45lbs to 165lbs (+115lbs) Bench Press: 55lbs to 95lbs (+40lbs) Deadlift: 65lbs to 185lbs (+120lbs) “Having Jordan as a coach for the University of Delaware’s Powerlifting Team has been nothing short of a sheer blessing. Before having met Jordan, I was extremely apprehensive at the thought of working out in a gym in front of people. He made me overcome that nonsense, within the first week of training with him might I add. Being new to the team during the Fall semester of 2012, Jordan was sure to focus on my form and technique of particular movements as he progressed me slowly to where I am today. I was eager to move on to the “bigger” lifts that...
Recap of the 2012 IPA National Powerlifting Championships

Recap of the 2012 IPA National Powerlifting Championships

  This past weekend I competed alongside 5 of my teammates from the University of Delaware Powerlifting Team at the IPA National Powerlifting Championships in York, PA. As a friend, teammate, and coach…I was blown away. It’s impossible to articulate how inspiring it was to watch each of my friends achieve their goals, break personal records, and offer unconditional support to one another throughout the entire 2-day competition. Every one of them performed with an extraordinary level of excellence which can only be attributed to their hard work, dedication, and relentless will to improve. I consider myself exceptionally fortunate to be a part of the UD Powerlifting Team and I’m very excited to share each of my teammates’ success. In the following paragraphs I’ll introduce each competing member of the team as well as provide their lifting stats so you can see how much they’ve improved since joining the club… It truly is remarkable. Finally, at the end of the article, I’ll recap my personal experience at the IPA National Championships, my current training-related goals, and how I plan to achieve these goals over the coming months. Enjoy!   Name: Joe Weight: 214lbs I met Joe over 3 years ago within the first month of my Freshman semester at The University of Delaware. Joe was wearing Converse All Stars. I was wearing Converse All Stars. Joe was Deadlifting. I was Deadlifting. It was a match made in heaven. Along with two of our friends who have since graduated, Nick and Dan, together we established the UD Powerlifting Team. At the time, Joe weighed roughly 170lbs and could barely total 500lbs between his Squat,...
Lean and Mean: A Client Success Story

Lean and Mean: A Client Success Story

  As you know from my previous client success stories, I’m extraordinarily proud of each and every one of my clients. They all put in a truly incredible amount of effort to achieve their goals and, quite honestly, make my job very easy. Well, this client was no different and he not only achieved his ultimate goal but he overcame numerous barriers along the way. It is my distinct pleasure to introduce Mark:   Mark is in his early 20’s and is an exceptionally talented rising actor/model. As one might assume, the nature of Mark’s job requires him to maintain a lean physique year round. If he is called in for an audition or photo shoot and isn’t in top shape then he wont get paid – period. When Mark came to me he was already very lean (my estimate is somewhere between 8-9%), but he needed some guidance while losing those last few percents and, more importantly, maintaining that level of leanness. Mark was a unique client in that he already had his training and nutrition dialed in. He knew how to track his calories and macronutrients, he knew the benefits of certain foods over others, and he was proficient (and strong) in all of the basic compound lifts. The majority of guidance which I gave to Mark was not more knowledge pertaining to training and nutrition, rather it was generally in regard to the psychological components of dieting. As a quick aside, through the help of mentors such as Mark Young and Dr. John Berardi, I’ve come to realize that the psychological components of dieting (and fitness in...