How do you better serve the loved ones around you?

How do you better serve?

This last Thursday Manny and I took a trip down to San Diego to go to a seminar centered around self development called the Perfect Life Retreat.

The focus was learning how to structure your day and create rituals and set rules and boundaries for yourself so you can get the most our of your day and better serve your vision in terms of what you want for yourself personally and professionally etc.

Entrepreneurs from all walks of life were there. Everyone from Financial advisors to Fitness Business owners, Motivational Speakers, Writers, New York Times best selling authors etc.

Being immersed in this setting, a reminder dawned on me..

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It was a reminder that I think we are all guilty at some point in time of putting everyone else before ourselves..

​When that happens our health could potentially be put on the back burner and over time we could start to feel mentally and emotionally drained..

It was a reminder that its okay to say “No” sometimes to committing to things that don’t serve what really matters to you. When you say yes to something you’re saying no to something else..

Some big break throughs I’ve personally had in the past couple years were when I decided to stop being a “people pleaser” and set boundaries, practice self love and start doing things that served me to become a better person.

Once I started to work on myself life became better in many aspects of my life. Relationships grew stronger, Spiritually had some breakthroughs, business started to pick up, became closer to family etc.

I realized that the more I worked on myself the better I became as a man and the better I was able to serve and give more value back to the people that mattered most in my life(Family, Friends, and Members at Unleashed Strength).

So my point is this…

​Never feel guilty about taking time for yourself to practice self love, work on your health, setting boundaries, having a routine etc.

Never feel bad about working on becoming a better version of yourself because we know that the silver lining is that the more you evolve as a spouse, a parent, citizen, and overall a better person, the better you will be able to serve those you matter most and the better your life will become.

“You’ll change a life by changing yours.”

Yours in Strength & Health,

Trevor

P.S. If you would are struggling to take control of your health, and not sure where to start in terms of which foods to eat and what exercises you should be doing then simply Give us a call at 951-344-6382 and lets find out if Unleashed Strength Gym in Corona is a good fit for you.

The One reason I was able to finish the race..

SPARTANS!! PREPARE FOR GLORY!! 

And Glorious it was! The Spartan race that is! 

Manny and I decided to take a handful of our members up this past weekend to do a Spartan Beast race.​

That race consisted of 13 miles of rugged terrain and 30 obstacles to cover on Bear Mountain. Yep, you read that right..  

We started around 12:30 p.m. and finished after 7p.m. It was tough but it was worth it. And i must say this is what I was most impressed by.. 

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We don’t do these often as a gym and when we do we make sure we take members that have been with us for a few years and we take ones that we think are physically ready for it.. 

The 13 miles and 30 obstacles weren’t even the hardest part about it..(Ya in Know!) haha it was the incline’s and the elevation! 

7 miles in and the pain started to come on. Legs filled with blood, calves and low back super tight, covered in dirt and 6 miles to go..

Now this is how I felt so I could only imagine how the rest of our members felt! 

But this is what i was most impressed by.. 

I was impressed by the resilience of our members..

I was impressed by their will to carry on..

i was impressed by their grit to push through the pain..

I was impressed, motivated, and proud all at the same time…

And once everyone crossed the finish line I realized how important it is to surround yourself with support and a good camaraderie​​. Because when things get tough, the people who are around you are going to be the ones to lift you up and make sure you never quit or give up on yourself.

At one point I just wanted it to be done and the inspiration i found to carry on came from the rest of the team.

So this letter is me just letting you guys know I’m grateful and proud of everyone..Thats it! ha 

And once again its also a reminder to surround yourself with positive and like minded people who are share the same goals. Do that, and I promise you that you will surprise yourself and accomplish feats that you once thought weren’t possible. 

You got this! 

Have a great week everyone! 

Yours in Strength & Health,

Trevor 

Halloween Sabotage! 🎃

Tiffany and Brittney Wilson had a fabulous time at Unleashed Strength  last night! ha!

A few months back a few of our members suggested Manny and I dress up as White Chicks. So we figured Why the heck not!

Last night when we showed up, some of our members didn’t even recognize us!

Once they did the reaction was priceless! We shared some laughs, and put some smiles on their faces so at the end of the night the pain of wearing high heels was totally worth it!(Much respect ladies!😜​)

After all the fun last night I know everyone was going home to stuff their faces with all kind of candy/chocolate goodies.

Believe me, I know, the snickers just about did me in! ha!

And always remember, it’s okay to indulge here and there on a special occasion.

You’re not going to become overweight because of Halloween, Thanksgiving, your birthday or any other holiday alone.

It’s all the foods in between that cause weight gain! It’s what we eat, and what we do with CONSISTENTLY that matters most.

If you eat healthy, low sugar and processed foods 80% of the time, and you are exercising 3- 4x a week you’ll make progress towards your goals.

If you need a hand accomplishing this then we got you covered!

Maybe our 21 Day Rapid Fat Loss Program might be just for you!

We have an easy “eat this, not that” type of meal plan to follow, fat burning workouts, and a new accountability system that will all but insure your down 5-12lbs by Thanksgiving.

Not bad right!

​We hope all of you had a safe and fun Halloween!

Yours in Strength & Health,

Trevor

PS: Three days left to register for our 21 Day Beginner Boot Camp​.

Rejuvenate and Refresh!

This Trip was one for the books!

Manny and I and the rest of the crew embarked on our journey last Wednesday morning and first stop was Santa Barbara!

Parked on the beach, Rented some bikes, explored, ate at one of the Local food spots, got a workout in, then checked into our hotel for the night!

This whole trip was centered around visiting friends up the coast who own gyms and checking out their facilities to find out what what we can be doing better and implement to bring more value back to Unleashed Strength, better the service, and get our clients faster results!

So the next morning we headed straight for San Jose to visit one of our friends gyms and then from there another friends of our facilities who owns a gym in Napa!

After that the next 3 days were spent in San Fran with family and that time consisted of some more exploring, laughing and enjoying each others company.

What I loved most about this trip was the reminder it entailed..

This trip was a reminder to myself that life isn’t about the hustle and grind 24/7. Its about enjoying the fruits of your labor with the ones that mean the most to you from time to time..

It was a reminder of how important finding balance in your life between obligation and duty, family, and passions can be.

Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love what I do! But I think we can all be guilty of getting caught up in work mode, overwhelming ourselves and lose sight of doing the things we once enjoyed and valued.

So always remember to take time to yourself and escape for a few days to find inspiration, do the things you once loved, and refresh and rejuvenate!

Because the better you become, the better you can serve!

Talk soon 🙂

Yours in Strength & Health,

Trevor

Are you Surrounded by Positivity or Negativity?

Morning Everyone! I hope all of you had a fun and relaxing weekend!

Here’s a message I wanted to share with you guys today. We all know that Fitness is all about Exercise and Nutrition. But have we ever considered that maybe it is more than that? This is a message I live by and one that has pushed me to make some profound changes in my life and changes that have had a positive and healthy effect on my life!

You are the CEO of your life. You can fire negative and toxic people – and promote the people who support and inspire you to be your best!

It seems too many people settle in life and then on their death bed look back with regret.

You are the CEO of your life. You are in charge. You decide who you keep around you and the impact they have on you.

Fire the people who doubt you
Fire the people who look down at you
Fire the people who abuse you
Fire the people who don’t support you
Fire the people who gossip about you
Fire the people who are toxic and negative
Fire the people who tear you down

Hire the people who support you
Hire the people who love you up
Hire the people who build you up
Hire the people who believe in you
Hire the people who inspire you
Hire the people who are optimistic
Hire the people who challenge you to become better

You are the CEO of your life and you don’t have to settle with the negative people in your life. Surround yourself with winners and Love!

Yours in Strength & Health,

Trevor

Do You Apply Yourself?

There is no one size fits all..There is no black and white..There is no universal plan..

There is Hard work, Consistency, and the Application process.

Application process? Well, Ive tried many different meal plans and training regimens under the sun… and “DOING” and Taking “ACTION” and “APPLYING” is what gets results..

Often times a lot of us get in the habit of info collecting and over analyzing.. paralysis by analysis kicks in and then there is no applying..

When you apply, you get a result. Maybe its not the one you wanted but its data. Its a lesson learned. It’s progress. Its data you now have to make a decision for your next move and you can now tweak, critique and correct course as you go.

You apply, collect the data and then find out what works best for YOU!

Fitness is a never ending journey and there is much to learn and experience. And while I’m passionate about fitness I’m even more passionate about constant progression, and fitness is included in that.

So here’s what I say to the person reading this that is wanting to start their fitness journey..

Just Start..The start is what stops people and if you get that step out of the way then it’s just a matter of embracing and enjoying the process from there.

Work hard..Stay Consistent..Apply, Apply, Apply.. and watch the results follow 

Yours in Strength & Health,

Trevor

 

I WAS TERRIFIED!!

I WAS TERRIFIED! 😱

Last weekend Manny and I took a few members up to Big Bear to train for a Spartan race we have coming up at the end of October.

A few of them had gone up Friday night and had planned on staying through the whole weekend and myself and few others drove up early Saturday morning to train just for the day and head back to Corona..

Saturday morning we arrive at 630am, run in the cabin, wake everyone up to get ready and off we go!

Now as far as the intinerary is concerned for what the day would entail, I have left that up to Manny(Since he has already taken them up there before to train and this is my first time) and I’ve already made the assumption(My fault, I know) that we would be hiking, then doing a workout together in the woods and then head back to the cabin to make some killer Pumpkin Protein Pancakes​(My specialty) and enjoy each others company! 🎂

And that’s exactly what happened! Buuuttttt…there was one thing I didn’t account for..

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We hopped in our cars and headed over to the hiking trail, parked, and made our ascension up the mountain..

about 40 minutes in, Manny drops the ball…We are standing at the base of a rock and he says “Okay guys we are going to climb up this rock and at the top you can see all of Big Bear lake. But if you’re not comfortable with this don’t do it because one slip and you can potentially die!” 

WHHAAAAA!? What happened to the hike and a workout!? ha!

Well folks, you’re probably wondering what I’m “terrified” of? And yes, you’re right, its HEIGHTS!

Now heights is terms of roller coasters? No Problem! Ill go to Magic Mountain all day. In terms of flying on a plane? Ill go anywhere! Even a hot air Balloon? Been there, done that, and actually a lot of fun!

But standing on a ledge, on top of a building or ladder..Terrified! ha

Now to get to the top of the rock you have to use a rope to hop over to one rock, and then pull yourself up onto another, then hop across to a higher rock, climb over that one, and then your over looking Big Bear.

Simple enough right!? Ha!

Well everyone did it and everyone did it fairly easily..No way Im backing out now!

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I Make my way up to the top with everyone else..faint of breath now..and now the freak out begins haha I sit on my butt an go dead quiet..

Obviously..Everyone notices…Ah ha! Trevor has a vulnerable side

Now what happens next is pretty cool..

Naturally, everyone shows concern, their all checking in on me, giving me tips on how to overcome my fear. Even at one point Eric goes “Trev, Lay down on your back and look to the sky. Spread your arms and legs out and get all 4 points of contact. It should help.”

What do you know! It did! Some of my nerves and anxiety went away and it gave me the courage to now make the trek back down the rock first chance I got..When no one was looking of course

I made it down to the bottom and A few minutes later everyone followed. We then made our way back to the our cars, then to the cabin, and then the Pancake celebration begun!

You’re probably wondering what the point of this story was? This is the point I’m trying to make..

In life, there are going to be things that you encounter that your maybe unfamiliar with, don’t know much about, or maybe even fearful of..

And in my own experience every time i have stepped outside my own comfort zone​, there has always been a positive outcome, a lesson to learn, or even my perspective changed for the better.

Whatever negative thought manifested in my head prior of what I thought the outcome was going to be never happened, and if it did it has never nearly been as bad as I thought it would be.

Being on that rock was scary but i had an overwhelming amount of support, surrounded by people giving me words of encouragement, people willing to lend a helping hand, giving tips on how to overcome my fears etc.

And That’s what we have at Unleashed Strength. This experience reminded me of that..

Prior to your first session ever with us, all of you were made the decision to step outside your comfort zone, embrace unfamiliarity, and overcome your fear of not knowing what to expect..

You have chosen to surround yourself with with people who have the same goals, people who support you, encourage you, inspire you, who are willing to lend a helping hand, and motivate you to be better.

As long as we continue to embrace this process of a newfound healthy lifestyle​ and always remember to welcome challenges, face fears, crush self doubt, and step outside our comfort zone.. I guarantee a positive outcome, a lesson to learn, or a new perspective on life will be waiting on the other side..

Now time to go make some Pancakes 😜 Happy Hump Day!

Yours in Strength & Health,

Trevor

Do You Have Support?

This past weekend Manny and I were in San Diego for our quarterly meeting where we get together and network  with a core group of fitness professionals from all around the world and learn from each other on how to grow our business, add more value to our service so we can better serve the community

We have been in the group for over 2 years now and the one thing we can attribute most of our success to is the unconditional support we receive from this group. Its a group of like minded individuals working towards the common goal of help people take control of their health and fitness and make the biggest impact possible. 

If I have a question in terms of marketing or sales I can pick up the phone and call someone or post in a private group we have on Facebook and it gets answered.

If I’m having a bad day and need someone to lean into for a pick me up, I can count on one of them to be there.

At the end of the days it’s really a family where we learn from each other, push one another, encourage and help one another, motivate and hold each other accountable to reach our goals and produce the outcome we want. 

Having that “support” is crucial for our success.

You might be thinking “How does this apply to fitness?” Ill tell you, Keep reading…

Build a support team!! This is one of the marching orders I give our members when they first start their fitness journey with Unleashed Strength..

They have unconditional support here with us but we only get them a few hours out the week. I ask them if they have that same support outside the gym? Do they have it from their spouse? Their Family? Their Social circle? Their co-workers? 

If you are surrounded by people who aren’t of aware of your fitness goals, the outcome you would like to produce and if they aren’t health conscious or on the same path of health and fitness then it will be 10x’s harder to reach your goals. 

The key to building the support you want with these people is to open up to them about what you want, be transparent, let them know what your fitness goals are, why your starting the journey, what your struggles are etc. 

Be vulnerable…

These people love you and should have your best interest at heart. If they hop on board and “support” you, then we have gotten one step closer to ensuring your success with your health.

And if they don’t….Well, then you might have to re-think your association or at least filter that relationship.

Support is a key pillar to reaching your fitness goals. Build support around you and I guarantee you will reach your your desired result and outcome much faster. 

Yours in Strength & Health,

 

Trevor

4 Simple Ways to Eat Clean

By now you are probably aware that the term, eat clean, has nothing to do with washing your food and has everything to do with eating in a way that promotes fat loss.

While it may sound simple enough, it’s pretty challenging to stick with a clean eating plan. I suppose if it were easy then everyone would be lean and confident about their body.

So what’s the secret to long-term, clean eating success? Here it is…

How-To-Eat-Clean Secret #1: Keep It Balanced So many fat loss strategies out there encourage eating only from one category of food: soup, grapefruit, salad, chicken breast…While these foods may promote fat loss and reduce overall calorie intake, this way of eating sets you up for a fall.

No one sticks with highly restrictive, one-food-only diets for very long, and you’re no exception. To make your clean eating plan last, keep your diet balanced with a range of healthy, real foods.

How-To-Eat-Clean Secret #2: Don’t Put a Label On It How many times have you uttered the words I’m on a diet? Ugh, just saying that puts one in the mood to cheat on said diet.

If eating clean means you’re on a diet, then you’re not committed enough to make this a way of life. True fat loss success comes when clean eating is second nature, and not a temporarily imposed sentence.

How-To-Eat-Clean Secret #3: Have Patience Wouldn’t it be great if a week of clean eating could erase a decade worth of indulgences? But, alas, you didn’t gain that fat in a week, and you won’t lose it in a week either.

Look for, and acknowledge, each and every small victory along the way to your long-term goal. Notice each pound, each inch and each pant size. These accomplishments build on one another until you reach your ultimate goal. Just remember that big changes take consistent, long-term effort. Be patient.

How-To-Eat-Clean Secret #4: Have a Plan This is the most important step in your clean eating quest, without it you’ll flounder around without direction and will likely find yourself starting into the bottom of a bowl of ice cream. Spend time writing out your do’s and don’t’s for your clean eating plan—and please feel free to reach out to me to help you with this step. See below for a list of foods that your diet should mainly consist of and then make another list of completely off-limits foods.

Use these 4 steps as a guide to make clean eating a way of life.

Any questions regarding how to exercise correctly or what foods to eat? Call 951-344-6382 or email trevor@unleashedstrength.com

 

Yours in Strength & Health,

Trevor

5 Habits that Cause Belly Fat!

There’s nothing quite as frustrating as that stubborn belly fat that sits around your waist, makes your pants tight and destroys your confidence.

If you have belly fat to lose, then chances are great that you are harboring one or more of these 5 habits that cause belly fat.

Read the 5 Belly Fat Habits below to identify the reason why your stubborn belly fat won’t budge…

Belly Fat Habit #1: Too Much Sugar
Sugar is found in many of the foods that you eat daily. From breakfast cereals, to coffee drinks, to protein bars, to energy drinks…more items in your daily diet contain sugar than you’re aware of. All of these sugar calories add up quickly and translate into many pounds gained.

Make it a habit to read the ingredients and the sugar count in the foods you are eating. Pay special attention to breakfast items, yogurts, protein bars and any item that is packaged. Avoid eating foods that contain added sugars as a part of your daily diet.

Belly Fat Habit #2: Daily Dessert
There used to be a time and place when desserts were reserved for Sunday evenings and special occasions. Not anymore! These days dessert has become a daily occurrence. Much like the first Belly Fat Habit, having dessert is another form of having too much sugar, and all those sugar calories rapidly turn to fat.

Forget eating dessert everyday. Save desserts for cheat days and special occasions, and stick with fresh fruit as your daily after-meal sweet.

Belly Fat Habit #3: Bad Snacking
In recent years snacking has been named one of the best ways to maintain your metabolism, in order to burn fat all day long; and while there is some truth to eating small, high protein-high fiber meals frequently, for the most part all of this snacking has done nothing better than make us fat.

Most snack items are crunchy and salty, 2 qualities that you’ll rarely find in a healthy snack, and contain loads of simple carbohydrates and, you guessed it, more sugar. In order to avoid belly fat you’re better off avoiding all traditional snack foods, and to fall out of the habit of ‘snacking’ entirely.

If you’re hungry between meals then eat a small amount of protein and fiber, such as a hard boiled egg with cucumber, or a packet of tuna with celery.

Belly Fat Habit #4: Daily Alcohol
Having that drink with dinner (or two, or three…) can quickly become a fast and steady habit. It’s easy to justify the drinks because you had a long, hard day and you deserve it. The alcohol takes your mind off of your troubles and loosens you up for a good time. However, all those alcohol calories are basically sugar, and all that sugar is going straight to your belly. (Beer belly, anyone?)

Breaking your daily alcohol habit is tough, I’ll give you that, however it may motivate you to know that it’s nearly impossible to lose fat on a day when you’re drinking alcohol. Alcohol = fat storage mode. Also it’s great to know that once you’ve allocated alcohol to cheat days and special occasions, you’ll lose fat quicker and easier than ever before.

Belly Fat Habit #5: Lack of Exercise
This one is kind of a no-brainer, right? If you aren’t moving your body in a consistent, challenging way then you’re going to store body fat. Plain and simple. An effective, invigorating exercise routine is the ticket you need to dump that fat for good.

 

There you have it! Focus on making these changes and I guarantee you’ll have some pretty cool results!

Yours in Strength & Health,

Trevor