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Weymouth Personal Trainer: Interview with UK’s leading fat loss expert

Hey guys, hope you’re well. Thought this might interest you:

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Basically I was privileged and really excited this week to be asked to do an interview by the UK’s leading fat loss expert- Paul Mort of thefitnesscamp.co.uk .

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Paul tours the UK and Europe teaching Personal Trainers and fitness instructors how to get great results and he’s personally mentored me.

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Here’s some of the interview we did:

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PM: So Andy, can you tell us a little bit about how you got into the business of weight loss and a little about your journey. I know you’re well into training, but what’s the story behind you?

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AS: Yeah, well I did a sports degree at Uni, and during the last year of that decided that I wanted to get into personal training. At that time, I was really into weights and all I wanted to do was get as big as I could, just like most 19-20 year old lads who hit the gym. I also got into running while at uni, banged a couple of decent half marathon times and kept training hard. I think what made me want to get into coaching others was the fact that I loved training so much, and couldn’t, and in fact still can;t, see how anyone couldn’t have it in their lives. Soon as I left uni, I set about getting myself into PT, so got the courses done, worked my ass off, studied under a pile of the worlds leading fitness minds including JC Santana and Dax Moy, and just did everything I could to get as good as I could be at training people. Through my years of training people, I found that I got very good at getting people to shift fat fast, and decided that that was one of the things I’d like to specialise in. For me it’s about getting changing people’s lives by getting their bodies to look, move and feel how they want them to. I find that my clients fat loss is just the same as me and my Ironman training and competing. The harder and better they work at it, the better the results. Same with me and my training. The better I train, the faster I get.

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PM: Wow, you really have ‘been there, done that’. Now lets get into the meat of the interview. What would you say are the 3 MOST IMPORTANT things when it comes to losing bodyfat

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AS: First off I’d say that you’ve gotta eat right. Everyone knows what they should eat Fresh food, and no crap. But so few people actually do it! I hit this on the head with my clients through my Hit & Miss Diet, which I’m actually currently turning into a 30-40 page document that I’m gonna let 1000 people download for free! Secondly is the training. This can be a little different to diet, as although everyone will admit that exercise is necessary for getting in shape, there’s still a lot of misconceptions about what they need to do to get into shape. So making sure the training is correct is vital. Lastly is the biggest one, and if they nail this then I can be sure they’ll almost instantly change their lives, and that’s commitment. No commitment equals no results, fact. You can’t cheat yourself to good health and fitness, and as soon as more people realise this, they’ll get the kind of results that my guys are getting every week.

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PM: Great stuff. So what would you say are the 3 BIGGEST MISTAKES you’re seeing people make

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AS: Ha, it’d be easy to say ”not doing the previous three things”, and that’s pretty much what I’d say. However, I’d also add a fourth and say that one of the main things is when people don;t make themselves accountable for their success. After all, I know that my methods work, not sometimes, not most of the time, but every time, when the client follows everything I tell them to do to the letter. But people are too quick to say things like ‘I had to have a drink coz it was my friends birthday’, or I had no time this afternoon so had to grab a sandwich’, or ‘I couldn’t find the necessary 15 minutes to train today’, and generally a pile of BS excuses like that. People need to realise in no uncertain terms that the success or failure of their mission is in their hands, no one elses.

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PM: you know, I see those all the time too and it makes me a little sad. So what would you say to motivate someone to finally get into great shape, even if they’ve tried everything?

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AS: Everyone’s different, and so has to be treated as such. Some people need a mahoosive kick up the arse, while others need an incentive. Some people need weekly measurements, or a weekly coaching call. Others will find one of my other clients or fitness class or bootcamp members to train with outside of time with me, and some will just need a little love! Ha

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PM: I’ve heard A LOT about your fitness bootcamps, can you tell me a little bit more about them and the training and nutrition plan that seems to be getting superb results?

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AS: Yes mate. Well They started initially as my Summer SLimmer program during the summer months, and these were quality. We were hitting the beach, the parks, the cliffs and hills, everywhere outdoors that would help us have a killer workout. Then the weather and sun disappeared so we took it inside, and I called it Wake up and Shape up, as it didn’t really warrant a summery name anymore. So thats been running since September, and we’ve got some great results. One of the guys lost 21lbs in 28 days in one of the camps, and that’s the current record. But in January things are changing. I’m going to be putting on a pile more sessions, giving people even more value for money in terms of the extras I’ll be giving them, and it’s generally gonna kick some serious ass. I’ll be using my FLAME principle, which is my Fat Loss Accelerating Metabolic Enhancement system, and this is the single most effective way I’ve found to burn fat in the quickest way possible. Nutrition is simple. Eat the good stuff, and stay away from the shit. The Hit & Miss Diet is where it’s at, and as well as this I’ve got a pile of other protocols to help people bust any plateaus too. The guys get a program to do in their own time too, which is up to 2 sessions per week, and these only take like 15-30 minutes so are dead easy to fit in between sessions with me. I love the program, and cant wait for january when things are gonna get insane.

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PM: Sounds amazing, in fact a lot of the principles make complete sense. So where can people find out more about you?

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AS: Glad you think so chief. Yep, well procisionfitness.com is the site to head to for info about me, and in a couple of weeks, I’ll be launching the all new weymouthfitnesscamp.co.uk too. There’s also a social members only social network site too, which I;m gonna use as added support so my guys get even more bang for their buck. I’m running a free fat loss seminar, provisionally at Weymouth Pavilion on January 12th, and with any luck I’ll get 100-200 people there who are keen to learn about what they need to do to get in shape. Should be quality!

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PM: Well Andy, thanks for your time, you’ve been a gent, and I hope it all goes off with a bang for you and your guys in January.

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AS: My pleasure mate, great working with you.

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So that’s how that went down anyway. Paul’s a great guy, and a great mentor of mine, and I’m really chuffed to be working with him.

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Eat clean, train mean, stay lean

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Andy

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This entry was posted on Tuesday, November 30th, 2010 at 10:16 pm and is filed under Articles, Group Fitness, News, Top Tips, fat loss.

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