Monday Mindset

Monday Mindset: It’s the end…. 383 272 Bryce Henson

Monday Mindset: It’s the end….

Hello Fit Family!

As our decade is coming to a close, we have a fresh start on the horizon!

I received the below message from Fit Body Boot Camp’s CEO Bedros Keuilian; and thought it was very fitting for today’s mindset message so wanted to share!!

Have a FANTASTIC Finish to 2019, and let’s GO 2020!!!

Coach Bryce

“Team, it’s the end.

It’s the end of the year.

And it’s the end of a decade.

It’s the end of old habits that don’t serve you.

It’s the end of negativity.

It’s the end of procrastination.

It’s the end of self doubt.

It’s the end of self hate.

It’s the end of negative self talk.

It’s the end of poor eating.

It’s the end of excessive drinking.

It’s the end of smoking.

It’s the end of accepting mediocrity.

It’s the end of not exercising regularly.

It’s the end of taking shortcuts.

It’s the end of staying in bad relationships.

As we go into a new year and a new decade I hope you use this time to draw the line in the sand and end the things that don’t serve you or make you the best version of yourself…

…and start the new and better habits, new mindset, working on yourself and doing the things and thinking the thought that make you the best version of the person you want to be.

Not only is this the end.

It’s also a new beginning.

Always here to support you in your journey to becoming the best version of you.

-Bedros”

Monday Mindset: Do you see these RESULTS?! We are 747.3 lbs. LIGHTER!!!! 419 220 Bryce Henson

Monday Mindset: Do you see these RESULTS?! We are 747.3 lbs. LIGHTER!!!!

Happy Monday!

It’s a short week because of the holidays, so extra important we the most of our work, family and friend time! Let’s make every moment count!!

And yes, as we enter the holidays, yes you should enjoy them! Be present and focused at spending time with your love ones.

But also, be kind to yourself. You can have some dessert and foods you don’t normally eat, but just remember your body isn’t a garbage disposal either.

Sometimes we find ourselves (myself included) in an “all bets are off” mentality and easy to think we can fill ourselves past any limit, just because its available.

That’s should not be the case; especially as we enter a new year/decade and FRESH off some incredible Fall Challenge results which I want to highlight again today as they were so impressive!!!

To give some insight; this past year, we launched our “Direct Macro Counting” Nutritional Coaching Protocol for the challenges, and being Nutrition is the biggest driver in weight/fat loss; the results were ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE!!!

We will continue to use this Nutrition Coaching Protocol for our Challenges (New Year New You) being our next one which kicks off 2020 in January; and yet just another way for Fit Body Boot Camp to stand out and help YOU, our incredible clientele!

And the best news is that after the challenge in the spring, plan to launch the Nutrition Coaching Program for those clients who need more help and accountability with their nutrition throughout all times of the year, (not just challenges) so stay tuned!!

2020 is going to be AMAZING; filled with more health, fitness and RESULTS!!!!

That all in mind, below is a recap of our Fall Challenge success! I share it with you to

1) acknowledge all the hard work of not only the winners, but everyone who participated &

2) inspire you to enjoy the holidays, but so that your MINDSET is set to STRONG!! This way you are aware of your limits so that we are not digging ourselves any big fitness holes that need to be dug out of as we start the New Year and New Decade!!!

As such, for all 3 camps, we lost a combined 747.3 lbs. during the challenge!!! And the average person lost 7lbs who participated!!!

**To give some context, the average American gains 4-5lbs throughout the year which compounds year after year.

That is a GIANT WIN for YOU and our CAMP! WAHOO!!

And the winners below were calculated as a percentage lost against their starting measurements (to keep it fair across the board).

Yorba Linda

1st       Brett    McCormick     7.7 lbs. and 4.4 body fat percentage down

2nd      Ruben  Martinez         20.7 lbs. and 5.2 body fat percentage down

3rd       Yogi     Hawkins           6 lbs. and 7.8 body fat percentage down

Mission Viejo

1st       Russell Crabtree          29.4 lbs. and 10.6 body fat percentage down

2nd      Christine Canlas          17.2 lbs. and 7.4 body fat percentage down

3rd       Kylee Briney                17.3 lbs. and 6.2 body fat percentage down

San Marcos

1st       Sal Cervantes              14.6 lbs. and 4.8 body fat percentage down

2nd        Tanya  Battaglia         7.5 lbs. and 7.6 body fat percentage down

2nd        Chris Holman              17.3 lbs. and 6.5 body fat percentage down

3rd       Garret Redder            11.6 lbs. and 3.1 body fat percentage down

CONGRATS to our winners, and EVERYONE who participated as our fit family is so supportive so LOVE and GRATITUDE to all!

Let’s make it an AMAZING week and ENJOY the time with your family/friends!!

Coach Bryce

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Monday Mindset: The season of giving

No matter how you celebrate the holidays, one thing is for certain; it inspires a sense of giving as tis the season!

Of course, receiving is fun. But we know with age and maturity, the sense of fulfillment with giving is 2nd to none.

So whether it’s a gift to a family member, a favor for a friend, giving yourself time to reflect or work on your health/fitness, or a random act of kindness to a stranger; giving will provide the fulfillment you seek!

So I highly recommend you take a moment, smell the roses and add value and/or a helping hand to someone in need (always, and especially during this time of year).

And in this spirit, I would like to bring to your attention another way to give; while also receiving in a major way…

As you know, Fit Body Boot Camp is more than just a gym; we’re about building a better quality of life… and this happens both inside and out of our 4 walls. Whether it’s pushing someone during a workout, greeting a newcomer for their first session, or lending a helping & giving hand; FBBC is about creating an environment where we push our limits to become the best version of ourselves…

And if you’re motivated by helping others, or if you’ve ever heard your internal voice say, “you can do more…”

More giving, more service, more impact, more travel, and/or more experience; we can relate….

 

THE WHY: 

We are excited to announce our 4th FBBC Volunteer Trip headed to Costa Rica this upcoming May 2020, and you are invited!! Travel, volunteering, pushing comfort zones, bonding, strengthening our FBBC Family Culture, an enhanced life experience, and service are all HUGE staples of this trip. Over the last 3 years, this trip has gained traction with FBBC locations in Michigan, California, Florida, Oklahoma, Arizona, and more… and this year will be the best one yet!!

THE WHAT: 

The chance to visit one of the most beautiful places in Central America; Costa Rica from May 17 – May 24, 2020 volunteering. Over the last 4 years, we have partnered with Dream Volunteers (headed by Brian Buntz) to visit Providencia, Costa Rica for a week-long trip centered around service and individual growth. Brian is a mentor, and close friend of mine who has over 20+ years planning world travel, service, and cultural trips. Through our three locations and my brother Barrett’s location based in Michigan, we help sponsor 8 Children in Costa Rica and across the globe; these children gain access to secondary school – something not available to every child in Central America. This service trip helps make a bigger impact across the world and within ourselves. 

As such, we already have a few sign-ups in the books, and are EXCITED for this year’s trip!

For a snap-shot into one or our previous trips look here:

2018 FBBC Service Trip

MORE INFO: 

Dream Volunteer Website: https://dreamvolunteers.org/fbbc/

If you have any questions, please direct to my brother and leader of this event, Barrett Henson, (barretthenson@fitbodybootcamp.com) who can fill you in with all the details (in addition to reply to this email)

PS And regardless whether or not you join us (this year or ever); please enjoy the time of year, and let giving be your mantra!

Coach Bryce

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Monday Mindset: 3 lessons from the last 7 years

Happy Monday!

I am still fired up from this weekend as we celebrated our locations anniversary as Yorba Linda turned 7, Mission Viejo 6 and San Marcos 4! That’s a combined 17 years of sweat sessions and fitter bodies!!!! 🎉🎉

Who would have known this little dream of creating a fitness community, to lift people up, to Inspire Fitness and Change Lives would have really turned into something special!!

Tatiana, myself and team are so GRATEUL FOR YOU for being part of it (whether you have been with us for 1 day, week, month, year or all 7 years!)

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU & CONGRATS for such a fun party to celebrate YOU!!! 🏋️‍♀️🔥❤️

And in the spirit of providing  you some value and setting the tone for the week; here are 3 big lessons I have learned in the past 7 years of running our FBBC locations that can relate to you and your life!

  1. Running a business is way harder than I ever imagined.

The hours are crazy, 7 days and 70 hours/week consistently and problems that are seemingly never ending. I have had to acquire skills and level up in things I didn’t originally have any talent in (and still working on).  This is the life of any business owner or leader of any organization. Trust me, it’s not for the faint of heart! But once you accept how hard it truly is, then it becomes more manageable.

Your take away:

Whether business, running a family, or getting fit; its hard! In fact, anything of life of value is harder than we think going in. Accept it and expect the tough climb up the mountain!! And when you do, and if you take the first step, and keep building, it will get better and eventually you will find success at anything you put your mind to (whether it’s health, wealth, career or family).

  1. “If you want to make everybody happy, don’t be a leader. Sell ice cream.”

I found that quote by Steve Jobs, and thought it was so fitting because it’s the truth! As it turns out, the #1 skill I have had to acquire (and still acquiring every day) is Leadership. Which in full disclosure, I didn’t fully realize going in; as I thought my passion for fitness would be the focus. But the fact is, that when you run a business and develop a community, you must lead people. And when  you do,  you cannot make everyone happy. That’s impossible. So, you must do what’s right, in line with your core values, and what’s best for the common good!

Your take away:  

In order to be a live a life worth living, you must be a leader; even if it’s just leading yourself. Leadership take guts, it takes courage, and it takes doing the thing that will allow you to win in the LONG term, and not the short term! So continue to make decisions (like being healthy, going to boot camp, drinking more water & eating clean); that are hard at first, but in the best interest of you and your family for the long term!

  1. Develop thick skin and avoid the Nay Sayers.

The truth is everyone has an opinion.  Many people will tell you why you cannot do this, why you cannot do that, and/or why this won’t be successful. Many of these people are close to you (and don’t have any bad intentions) just don’t want you to get hurt.

In fact, a dear family member asked me “Who in the world is going to pay for that?” after I explained the concept of group personal training before launching our first boot camp location.

One of our very first coaches was adamant that bringing in the “timer” would be the death of the business.

And my character has been attacked publicly a handful of times (from people I haven’t even met).  Unfortunately, this is all just part of the growth game and the price you must pay to be successful.

Your take away: 

I am not alone in this category.  As it turns out, on your journey you will be criticized from people who might have your best intentions at heart, they just don’t want to see you lose!  Because of this, you have to develop thick skin and be intention about your goals in life. If you want to get fit, it doesn’t matter what else anyone says. Don’t give into the peer pressure of eating bad food, just to appease others (or make them feel better about themselves). That’s not worth the sacrifice!!! As long as you are not hurting anyone else; do what’s best for you so that you may achieve your dreams!

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Monday Mindset: Change Change Change!!

Happy Monday and hope you had an incredible Thanksgiving! I cannot believe it’s December already which means our year is ending quickly and a New Year is on the horizon!

Aside from that, I just finished the book “Shut Up and Listen” by Tilman Fertitta and got a lot from the book so wanted to share.

Before I do, if you never heard of Tilman…he is a very blunt, self-made Billionaire from Houston, Texas. He owns the NBA’s Houston Rockets, the Golden Nugget (Casino & Resort), has a TV show called “Billionaire Buyer” on CNBC, Landry’s, Inc which is a holding company that that owns many restaurants that include Mastro’s Steakhouse, Morton’s Steakhouse, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. and many more.

Needless to say, he knows a lot about leadership, business, and specifically the “hospitality business” which he emphatically proclaims that all his businesses fall under (which I also believe is our primary business here at Fit Body Boot Camp and something we will continue to instill in our team & clients).

Because he is so knowledgeable, it’s hard to lock onto 1 specific concept in the book; but one of the biggest ones that he teaches and being a fundamental reason for his success; is the ability to “CHANGE, CHANGE, CHANGE.”

While he emphatically agrees that human nature instinctively resists the process of change; but at our core we all desire it and is essential for success.  Furthermore, the people and organizations who can implement change the quickest (especially in our fast paced and current day and age; are the winners in life).

In the book, he dives deep and cites many examples of consistently updating menus, restaurant designs, logos, switching out games, uniform & concept changes, etc. which has allowed him and his companies to stay ahead of the curve and achieve success!

So that is today’s message which is the concept of “embracing change” as in life, it’s the only constant. Additionally, this comes at a great timing where we are in the process of changing years, changing designs, adding teammates and evolving/creating/changing our Nutrition Coaching program (which is set to launch in 2020).

Lots of change!!!!

As such, we have 2 choices:  1) to resist change and hold on for dear life or 2) to embrace it, and using it as an opportunity to get better, learn and grow!

Certainly easier said than done, but call to action is to embrace it, and use it as an opportunity to get learn and grow!!

This is also why one of our updated core values is “Drive Change”  so we can remind ourselves, team and clients the true power behind that mindsight!!Head up, onward, and let’s make the most of our last month of 2019, before we change into a New Year and a New You!!

Coach Bryce

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Monday Mindset: Thanksgiving

Happy Monday!

This coming Thursday is my favorite holiday (Thanksgiving), so know it’s going to be a great week!

As such, it  serves as a great reminder to take a step back, smell the roses, and be grateful for the blessings, which in our fast-paced lives, I know can be very difficult.

As a I take a second….here are a few things that come to mind in my life.

I am thankful for all our incredible challengers who finished out our 10 Week Fall Challenge. What an accomplishment! We are tallying the results over the coming week, but know that as an FBBC network, we have already lost nearly 90,000 lbs. and the total will probably break 100,000 lbs. combined when all the results are calculated! That’s a lot of health and fitness to be thankful for!!!

I am thankful for our Coach Eddie in San Marcos who finished his “12-month tour of duty” at San Marcos FBBC. He was (and still is) and incredible fire breathing dragon coach, and now is off to his next tour of duty which is protecting all our freedom in the US military!

I am thankful for our Coach Erik who is celebrating his 4-year anniversary with Team Henson FBBC. As he has coached and changed many lives in Mission Viejo, San Marcos and with our Michigan location; and even in Yorba Linda (on the back end) as he provided such input and support to our other leaders. So, no matter what location you attend, he has touched you.

I am thankful for our facility upgrades that Tatiana has so worked so diligently on the back end to create a better environment and training atmosphere for all our clients. Managing timelines, contractors, issues, landlords, all while running a business is very tough and no one does it better!

I am thankful for a team of fired up coaches and admins who make such a big impact on a daily basis and give their all which is so admirable. Seriously, so thankful!!!

I am thankful for my mother Donna (as I hit the proverbial parent lottery) with her. All the sacrifices she made to better our lives, in addition to supporting our business and helping our clients get healthy and fit!

And I am thankful for YOU, for investing in your health, wellness and fitness. As it’s not easy to keep that a big focus with everything going in our busy lives (work, school, kids, etc.). So, acknowledge you for the effort you put in and for trusting your health and fitness with our team!!

Looking ahead, let’s make it a GREAT start to the week, and come get your Turkey/Thanksgiving work out as we are open (limited sessions) but going to have a lot of fun! And call to action today is to take a moment to show gratitude and thanks for all the blessings in your life! I promise, you will feel much better.

With  Gratitude,

-Coach Bryce

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Monday Mindset: A BIG Appreciation!!

Happy Monday!

We just wrapped up client appreciation week last week, so wanted to but a bow on it! It was a lot of fun dressing up, giving away supplements and fit aids, and raffling off prizes with many winners!

Know that we appreciate you every single day of every single week, but wanted to carve out a specific period of time to highlight how much we love and appreciate you!

Thank you for trusting us with your health and fitness. Thank you for being vulnerable enough to come to boot camp, to put yourself in uncomfortable situations in order to get better, and for being such a vital part of our fit family!

We are eternally grateful and hope you know and feel that (not only during client appreciation week), but every day!

In closing, we hope that you feel appreciated and pay it forward by spreading your appreciation to your family, friends and love ones!  As in my humble estimation, that’s the best state of mind to live your life!

In fact, I would encourage you to send a note to 3 one of your loved ones today, letting them know much you are grateful for them!

I know it will brighten up their day (and yours too).

With love and gratitude,

 

-Bryce (and all of Team Henson)

Yorba Linda Fit Body Boot Camp location
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Monday Mindset: Brick by Brick….. 7 years

 

Happy Monday!

First and foremost, Happy Veterans Day & Client Appreciation Week!

In addition to the 2 things to remember & celebrate; I am feeling grateful today for YOU, our incredible team of coaches, and Fit Family community/family. This is in reflection of the fact that 7 years ago last Tuesday, we opened our first Fit Body Boot Camp location in Yorba Linda on November 5, 2012!!

It was a freezing cold morning; the warehouse lighting was so dim. Turns out, it wasn’t properly installed and I found out when getting the keys a couple weeks before, but didn’t have the money to fix..

I had just invested every penny I had to my name in the business including signing a personal guarantee to cover the franchise system buy in/royalties, the building lease/rent (3 months + security deposit), the mats (if you can believe the most expensive piece of equipment in the whole facility), paint, software, and the list goes on.. etc.

My beautiful wife Tatiana just moved to California the week prior (from Brazil) so her English was very rusty. And at the time, she was extremely shy.

We had 4 walls with some paint, mats, no equipment, and about 10 total people who showed up (for all the 7 sessions we had listed).

**That included Tatiana, my sister Emma, my dear friend Leslie Freeman (who still comes till this day), and myself as the coach which is an average a WHOPPING  ½ client per session!!

We lacked a lot and as I reflect, had NO IDEA what I was doing… but Tatiana and I did have a TON OF HEART AND PASSION to INSPIRE FITNESS AND CHANGE LIVES EVERY DAY!!

For the first month, we did pushups, sit ups, burpees, (all body weight) as we didn’t have enough money for any other equipment.

And I also didn’t realize at that moment, that I was about to embark on the most challenging effort of my life (running a fitness business in our great state of California).

That I was also going to have to develop skill sets that I definitely did not have (being I was just learning how to be a fitness professional) and was not a Leader, Marketer, Bookkeeper, Payroll Expert, Janitor, Accountant,  IT Consultant, Therapist, Professional Negotiator, City Contractor, Building Architect, or Computer Programmer but would have to develop skills in all these areas..

And the reality of the situation was,  that it would be 100X harder than I anticipated (& still is)!!!

In fact, being really vulnerable, I would be lying to you if I didn’t contemplate quitting on numerous occasions within the first 6 months (after the buzz wore off and my body nearly collapsed from coaching every session every week until that point) while having a full time job “on the side” to pay our bills.

But I took the first step…

And with support from Tatiana (who I owe much of my outward success to);  we attracted a couple clients, that turned into a few more, which turned into a few more (including our rad Coach Jenn being one of our firsts as well) and out of nothing, something grew.

And fast forward 7 years later as I am a little teary-eyed writing this, Tatiana and I are SO GRATEFUL for the team we have been lucky enough to attract, the clients who have turned into family, the deep bonds and friendships we have made, and lives we have changed in the process!!  SO GRATEFUL!!

Seriously, thank you so much for being on this journey with us!!!

And while I finish my message today and nostalgic in the moment, the lesson here is that there are no shortcuts, no “easy path”, no strategy that works without the effort. It takes time, focused energy and a “brick by brick” mentality of arduous effort to achieve anything of value in life.

And as my mother Donna always told me which rings true for you What is hard to endure, is sweet to recall.” #TRUTH

So my message today is TO TAKE THE FIRST STEP, keep coming to session even when you don’t want to, keep drinking more water, keep putting down that sugar, and keep picking up more lean protein and veggies.

The results might be slower than you desire, but if you keep attacking every day with consistent effort and energy, the results will come – 100% guaranteed!

And I beg of you…. (even if not for you), at the very least keep being the role model for your family and children that they deserve!!  People are counting on you!!

As the reality is being committed to your health and fitness are NOT easy. IN fact, it’s harder than you think. But like this fitness business and community we started 7 short years ago, IT and YOU are totally worth it!!!

Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts for being part of our Fit Family!!!

**We are excited to celebrate collectively are 3 camps anniversary next month (being they are so close in proximity) on December 7 so stay tuned for a fun party to CELEBRATE YOU (the reason for FBBC’s success)!!!

Coach Bryce

Owner, Fit Body Boot Camp

Team Henson Tough Mudder
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Monday Mindset: You cannot do it alone!!

Happy Monday!

I had a busy weekend with some work projects and then celebrated my godson Landon’s 3rd birthday with a party and cake on Saturday afternoon. I cannot believe he is already 3! Time flies!!

Aside from that, we had a solid crew from each of our 3 locations participate in the “Tough Mudder” Race in Lake Elsinore.

The race consisted of 10 miles & 25 obstacles from which  the team got muddy, dove in a pool with ice, got shocked & bruised, pushed through many army crawls, climbed high walls & cargo nets, to name a few…

I received the download from Coach Tatiana, Erik and Jake;  and it was incredibly inspiring hearing how everyone banded together, stayed together throughout the race, and a pushed each other through the finish!

No doubt, confidence was built, friendships were made & deepened, trust was formed, and fitness limits were tested and broken!

In reflection, I cannot tell you how inspired I am to surround myself with people who come together,  strive to grow, push their limits, conquer their fears, and continuously break barriers together!

And that’s the message today…..

As humans, alone we are weak, but together we are strong!

In this race, your fitness level, or in any aspect of life, no one who really achieves anything truly great, does it alone. Rather, true success comes from surrounding yourself with others who want to grow, add value, help others and are open to being helped!

I am super inspired and proud of all who participated, to you, and to our entire Fit Family for being such a special group of selfless people!!  No doubt, it’s our community that makes us great as we are stronger together!!!

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Monday Mindset: You can have ANYTHING, just NOT EVERYTHING!

Happy Monday!!

Halloween is almost here which is always fun, so ensure to wear your costumes to work out on Thursday!!

Aside from that highlight and to fill you in, I try and read/listen to about a book a week (fitness, nutrition, business, leadership) to help me be a better leader for my team and clients. I am in the middle of re-reading of “Crushing It” by Gary Vaynerchuk and thought of you!

The book is about building a business and personal brand, and in it, Gary made a comment that really hit me.

“You can have ANYTHING, just NOT EVERYTHING” so you must choose wisely.

This is such a simple concept, but mind blowing and a great mental reframe, so wanted to share so you get value too!

As an example, and how this relates to you….

You eat cake for breakfast, sugar in large quantities, alcohol every day, and virtually no veggies or lean proteins.

But if you do this, you will sacrifice being healthy, lean, fit and most likely long-term happiness.

Another example…

You can build a BILLION-dollar business from scratch, with all the fame and fortune that comes with it….

But if you do, chances are you will have to sacrifice/spend 50+ years of working 80-hour work weeks, forgoing leisure, family time and relaxation (at least for the first 3 decades of the journey).

One more…

You can wake up early, get to boot camp 4x per week, eat lean proteins, veggies, and lots of hydration to get the health, fitness and body of your dreams….

But if you do, chances are you will have to sacrifice being lazy, going to bed late, eating any sugary or sweet foods that taste great in high quantities, and ultimately forgoing the immediate gratifications.

There are just 3 little examples, but they carry over to any aspect of life, and by now, you get the point!

The liberating feeling and call to action is that you can have ANYTHING YOU WANT if you put your mind and full dedication to it. Just know there is a price/sacrifice for everything.

As ultimately……

“You can have ANYTHING, just not EVERYTHING” so you must choose wisely.

-Coach Bryce