Monday Mindset

Monday Mindset – The Chinese Bamboo Tree. 150 150 Bryce Henson

Monday Mindset – The Chinese Bamboo Tree.

Happy Monday!
You know what that means?
Time to get that mind right as we kick off a new week!
This coaching story comes from one of the greatest speakers of all time, Mr. Les Brown- you can read through below and then be sure to watch this video to see the man in action. 
It was sent by my good friend Tom and thought would get value so passing it along..
The Chinese bamboo tree:
In the far east, they have Chinese bamboo trees.
The Chinese bamboo tree takes 5 years to grow.
It requires that someone waters and fertilizes the ground every single day.
The crazy part is that the bamboo doesn’t break through the ground until the 5th year.
But once it breaks through the ground, within 5 weeks it grows 90 feet tall.
Now the question is does it grow 90 feet tall in five weeks, or five years?
Some may say 5 weeks, some may say 5 years, but the answer is…
It grows 90 feet tall in 5 years.
Because at any time, if the watering and nurturing and fertilizing stopped, that bamboo tree would’ve died in the ground.
So, the question is..
How long have you been working on your dream?
  • Are you tending to your soil, and doing the daily work required to have the big breakthrough?
  • How many times have slowed down or wanted to give up because you didn’t see results?
  • But- what if- tomorrow, next week, next month, or this year is the time when you see the big breakthrough?
What if it’s just one more decision away.
Because we know that things never happen as quickly as we want them to happen.
But.. If we keep tending to our soil, when that breakthrough comes, watch out, because there is no turning back!
Be like bamboo, take your time, tend your soil, and then grow like crazy!
Much love and gratitude for you in the new year.
-Coach Bryce
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Monday Mindset – 15 years ago… 684 313 Bryce Henson

Monday Mindset – 15 years ago…

I hope you are excited for the New Year! 🎆🎇


I certainly am.


Ahh, the possibility..


And as I look at the date. 15 years ago, to the day is when I started my own fitness transformation journey. 


I still look at this picture in disbelief. 😮

As never in a million years would I think that it would be the 1st step to..


  • Shredding 15lbs of fat and replacing it with muscle
  • Becoming the top performing salesperson in my former company (2008)
  • Becoming a NASM personal training and fitness coach
  • Moving continents, becoming bilingual and meeting my beautiful bride
  • Starting a fitness business to change other people’s lives
  • Scaling to 4 locations to change more people’s lives
  • Becoming the VP and now CEO of Fit Body Boot Camp, the fasting growing boot camp franchise in the world


Yes, those are all the highlights. 


And trust me when I say there have been many, many low lights from the journey. 

But I do know 100% for certain..


Nothing and I mean nothing of this would have happened without my pursuit of fitness. 

As there’s nothing special about me.

It’s what fitness gave and continues to give me being the foundation of my life. 


The energy, mental clarity, enthusiasm, and confidence just to name a few. Much more than the physique which was my only initial goal. 


Health and fitness can open your world as it did for me. 💯


And I want that for you.

But here is the catch.. 


You are not promised another year.


Don’t be deceived as you are only promised today.

So let today be it.

Happy New Year and let’s go 2022. 🙌

The time is now!! ⏰


-Coach Bryce


PS Need help with your fitness and fat loss? I can help. Click HERE. 👈

Monday Mindset – Operation Christmas Child Thank You.. 150 150 Bryce Henson

Monday Mindset – Operation Christmas Child Thank You..

Happy Monday and I trust you had a very Merry Christmas.

I spent my first one in Michigan with my American family since 2007.  It was an incredible time and reminded me of fond memories of my childhood.

It was also fulfilling to have Tatiana view the way we celebrate for her first time. 

Full disclosure, there was a little family drama with a few cousins. More on that later as I will share a big lesson for you in the following weeks.

Nothing is perfect. But all in all,… a very big win!  

And whether you are religious or not..

Christmas for me has turned into a celebration of family, loving, and giving.

Especially that’s my focus for you..

And speaking of giving, we were thanked by the President and Team of Operation Christmas Child for your generosity. Because of your willingness to give during our drive, many children’s Christmas’s were a lot brighter.

Love appreciation and sending good vibes to finish the last week of the year with strong momentum into 2022!

Fit Body Family!

Millions of Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts were dropped off during National Collection Week at over 4,000 locations across the U.S. Thank you for your generosity.

Wishing you and your family a happy and healthy holiday season! – Franklin Graham

== >> Operation Christmas Child Thank You

-Coach Bryce 

PS The holidays are not an excuse to skip out on your health. Need help with your fitness and fat loss? Click HERE.

Monday Mindset – 5 lessons for you.. 👇 150 150 Bryce Henson

Monday Mindset – 5 lessons for you.. 👇

Happy Monday! 

I just arrived back in California yesterday after a 9-day trip to visit Tatiana’s family. More of a “work remotely” experience for me. But I enjoyed the trip and took a break from the routine. 💻 

We both were very grateful for the family time.

And being Tatiana grew up on the other side of the world, it’s always a unique experience visiting where she spent her childhood. One with an incredible perspective.

It also always makes me a better leader & person for you and my team. As such, here are 5 lessons, I was reminded of and believe will be valuable for you. 📝 

  1. Learn the basics of the Metric scale. We Americans are truly unique. And while I love to measure in Fahrenheit and LBS just like you. The world doesn’t. You don’t have to be an expert with precision but having a basic understanding will greatly help you in your travels. And at the gym when you are abroad lifting in Kilograms 😉
  2. Traveling is not an excuse for skipping on your health. Admittedly, when on the road it’s much harder to work out and eat clean. Yes, you should prepare for some wiggle room. But no need to go off the rails. Indulge a little, but still commit to 2-3x workouts per week and keep most of your nutrition healthy. A mark of 70% of your normal clean living should be the target. 
  3. Be a traveler and not a tourist. Or at the very least be both. I learned this from the late Anthony Bourdain. Admittedly, I only go to Hollywood sign, Venice Beach, and Santa Monica Pier when a family from out of town comes in. Nothing wrong with seeing those sights. But that’s not what I do for fun, my daily routine, or how average California lives. 👊  Therefore, when you travel, yes go see some “tourists’ sights”. But also keep deep into the culture and see how people really live. You will be blessed with many perspectives and gain more value.  
  4. There’s beauty in the struggle. While traveling has some amazing and life-changing attributes. It’s also very hard and uncomfortable. Just like working out. Embrace the suck and know there’s beauty in the struggle. The struggle of traveling is the price you must pay to enrich your life. The outcome is your focus.
  5. Make good on your promises. In early 2012 and with my broken Portuguese at the time.. I promised Tatiana’s mom and family I would bring her back every December as I swept her to the US. Make good on your promises and remember that spending time with family is important. This is especially true during the holidays. You know that but always a great reminder.
  6. Bonus (exceeding expectations): The more you travel, the more you realize you don’t know. That’s a good analogy for life. Travel (and fitness) both give you incredible confidence, but also humble you at the same time. I love both for this reason and want to inspire you to do the same.

Wishing you and your family a happy and healthy holiday season! 🎉 

-Coach Bryce

PS The holidays are not an excuse to skip out on your health. Need help with your fitness and fat loss? Click HERE.

Monday Mindset: Your Silent Battle ⚔️ 768 1024 Bryce Henson

Monday Mindset: Your Silent Battle ⚔️

Happy Monday!
I just arrived in Florianopolis, Brazil at the very end of this past week. 🇧🇷
I am here making good on a promise I made to Tatiana’s mom nearly 10 years ago when I swept her off her island.
It’s a very short trip for the distance as we head back this coming Saturday. But we are making the most of the time with family.
Yesterday, we had Sunday dinner with her brother Lu.
On the way, we stopped by downtown Florianopolis. As I always like to visit the important places on this island in which I lived for nearly 2 years.🏝
And this new painting near the city center really stuck out to me. 🎨
In fact, it was a stark reminder that travel is the incredible study of human nature.
As no matter what country or continent, you come from. No matter the language you speak, humans are the same to our core.
Yes, we have many cultural differences.
But we experience the same emotions, fears, and desires.
Human nature is human nature…
And while only the artist knows the true meaning, I took it as this…
We all wear masks as we navigate the difficulties of life.
Challenge and suffering are tough realities of being alive.
And many times, we suffer in silence.
Which means at any given moment, you are fighting a silent battle that’s unknown to most of the world.
So am I. 🙌
And so is everyone you know.
This is what makes us human and live.
So my message today is to be a little more kind. Be a little more patient.  Be a little more understanding. Be a little more compassionate. Be a little more loving. ❤️
We all deeply need these things which if acted upon, will make our world a better place.
Have a great Monday and a fantastic start to your week!
-Coach Bryce
PS Need help with your fitness and fat loss? Click HERE.
Monday Mindset: Embrace the Suck.. 🏋️‍♀️ 1024 768 Bryce Henson

Monday Mindset: Embrace the Suck.. 🏋️‍♀️

On Saturday I completed my 2nd recorded marathon in 9 hours and 33 minutes and the name of the event accurately summed it up…
Suckfest 2. ⚔️
And better yet, it wasn’t a “normal marathon” which is why the time was 2x than my first!
The event consisted of 28 miles (1.8 extra for good measure) and 4,200 reps of resistance training with a team of like-minded people from across the world wanting to get better. 🏋️‍♀️
Why would I do such a thing?
Well, I used to lack confidence, possess poor leadership skills, and was unsure of myself more than I want to admit. 😞
But when I began to intentionally do hard stuff. This changed this for me, and it continues to do so.
Want more confidence? 🧐
Want more self-esteem? 🧐
Want more life momentum and to be an overall better person? 🧐
  • Challenge yourself. ⚔️
  • Do hard stuff. ⚔️
  • Stack wins. ⚔️
  • Push yourself further than you think is possible. ⚔️
It’s not fun going through it. Sometimes downright miserable. This is real talk.
But when you take 1 step, the next is easier. And the cycle repeats until you wake up a new person.
This is what I was reminded of on Saturday.
And want this for you. 👊
In closing, would I recommend Suckfest for you? Probably not unless you are highly conditioned.
But whether it’s a long walk, a fast run, another set, a tough hike out, or anything outside your current reach….
Pushing your specific comfort zone and “embracing the suck” will make you better!
Make it a great day!
-Coach Bryce
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Monday Mindset: Habits can save you..👇 1024 768 Bryce Henson

Monday Mindset: Habits can save you..👇

I hope you had an incredible time with your family for Thanksgiving. My favorite holiday of the year. 🎉
I had another mindset message for you planned for today.
But my experience this morning spoke to me, so I am pulling an audible. And I will save the other message for next week.
On Thursday Tatiana and I went over to Bedros’ house for Thanksgiving. Friday, I then worked. And Saturday/Sunday, I rested both days.
It’s been a very long time since I took 2 full days off.
In fact, I cannot even remember when that happened. But on Friday evening, it felt like I had my batteries unplugged. So I listened to my body and went to bed extra early.
And consequently and for both days over the weekend, I slept and recovered.
The good side? I needed it so glad I did. 💪
The bad side?  I normally have a good amount of drive and ambition to attack the day. But with taking 2 days off, today was VERY VERY challenging! 😅
In fact, when my alarm rang at 4:15 am, I seriously contemplated turning it off and going back to sleep. 💤
And candidly, without the habit of working out every morning that I have developed over the years. And my coaches expecting me to be at the session, I probably would have…
So that’s my message for today.
Your habits will carry you through on the days you don’t feel like it. And sometimes they are more prevalent than the days you do.
As ultimately, your willpower will fail you. Don’t rely on that.
However, your habits will carry you through…
And that might seem impossible at first, I know the feeling…
But trust me that when you put 1 foot ahead of the other. You will develop a habit, and your HABIT will get you through far more than your willpower ever will.
So here’s to making and keeping some positive habits throughout the Holiday season and into 2022!
Make it a great day! 👊
-Coach Bryce
PS Shout out to our 1,000 workout session crew in YL. They have created the habit and another reason for their success! Click HERE.
Monday Mindset – An 8,000lb load & some teamwork… 709 395 Bryce Henson

Monday Mindset – An 8,000lb load & some teamwork…

On Saturday morning, I joined a dozen friends & clients on a terrain run in Irvine. It was very inspiring to complete together.


Everyone accomplished. 

In fact, my friend Yogi (in year ’70s) scaled over a 30-foot wall which was beyond inspiring.


On the drive home, it got me thinking on how with the power that we contain in our community. The power is that you and our clients can do so much more with the built-in positive support.


In fact, it reminded me of a story that my buddy CJ shared a few weeks which provides a good overview of the power of community and teamwork.

It also demonstrates the reasoning why we provide so many results for you and our clients. 


And I trust it will inspire you too to kick start your week!


A single draft horse can pull a load of up to 8,000lbs – so naturally, when adding a second horse, you imagine both would pull 16,000lbs of load, right?

But your imagination would fool you. 

When you add a second horse, they can pull 3x the load working together (24,000lbs). 

Now here’s where it gets even more interesting… 

If the two horses which are pulling together have trained with one another / worked with one another before, these two horses in tandem can actually pull a 32,000lb load – 4x as heavy as either of these horses could pull by themselves. 

These horses teach us a very powerful lesson in teamwork. 

No one lives or works alone on the proverbial island – when you are investing in growth, collaboration, and togetherness, you can pull exponentially more.

The fundamental definition of teamwork is: the combined action of a group of people, especially when effective and efficient. 

By training AND working together toward a common goal you will achieve more. 

This is exactly why working out together in a group helps with accountability – it’s exactly why there is so much magic in boot camp. It’s exactly why this holiday’s Zero Pound Game is Buddy Version. 

Harness the power and productivity of teamwork, and be willing to do the work and collaborate…

Because it will take you far beyond what you can do by yourself. 

This is the power of teamwork and Fit Body Boot Camp!

Let’s make this week a great one!

Committed to your success, 

-Coach Bryce

PS Have a HAPPY Thanksgiving. And in case you need help losing some unwanted holiday weight? Let me help.  Click HERE. 

Monday Mindset: Results & Community. 598 200 Bryce Henson

Monday Mindset: Results & Community.

On Friday morning I caught a plane from San Antonio, Texas back home to Orange County. ✈️

I was with our Franchise Business Coaches helping build more systems that will support our clients in their fitness & fat loss pursuit.


As this is why people join our fitness program…


We produce fitness and fat loss results.


But there’s another reason why people stay at boot camp.


And that’s because of the community.

Humans are very social. We are tribal at our core.

So in an effort to create more relationships and build an even stronger community.. We hosted a client appreciation party on Friday night to celebrate. 🎉


It was a wonderful event and had nearly 75 people in attendance.

The mission was simple: Celebrate you and our clients for all the hard work you put forth each and every day.


We ate.

We mingled.

We danced.

We created stronger relationships.

And we recognized the hard work of our VIP members and team.

It was a magical evening. 🪄


And whether you were in attendance or not.. 


I wanted to thank you. 🙏

Thank you for trusting us with your health and fitness.


And thank you for being part of our community.


My team and I greatly appreciate you. ✨


Have a great start to your week.


-Coach Bryce


PS Need help losing some unwanted weight? Let me help. Click HERE.

Monday Mindset: 9 years in a blink of the eye! 150 150 Bryce Henson

Monday Mindset: 9 years in a blink of the eye!

9 years ago this past Friday, Tatiana and I launched our first Fit Body Location of Yorba Linda on a cold dark day with just a few trial clients and very bad lighting.
This was after investing my life savings into a dream to help others just like fitness helped me years prior.
Excited and scared to death all at the same time.
Very humble beginnings as we didn’t have enough money for equipment until about 4-5 months in.
Just 4 walls, some mats, burpees, planks & sit-ups with a lot of passion to Inspire Fitness and Change Lives.
I was the coach, the marketer, the nutritionist, the bookkeeper, and the janitor.
And while I was confident we would help our community’s fitness…
Truthfully, I didn’t foresee how the relationships and the friendships would transpire to family.
What a stroke of good fortune.
So whether you have been with us for 9 years or 9 days, I wanted to thank you.
Thank you for taking action to better your life.
Thank you for trusting us with your health and fitness.
Thank you for contributing to this beautiful community.
Thank you as without you…
This wouldn’t be possible and Tatiana, the team, and I will never lose sight of that…
And the most exciting part?
We are just getting started.
Happy 9 Year Birthday to our Yorba Linda Fit Body location and many more to come!
-Coach Bryce
PS I greatly appreciate you. And to provide a token of our appreciation, my team and I are hosting a Client Appreciation party to celebrate you and all our clients Friday, November 12. Sign up at the front desk and deadline is EOD today so we appreciate our time together ☺