Some of the best training times of my life were from 1996 to 2000
when every Saturday I would drive about an hour north to visit my
I was doing post-grad work and working half-time as a personal
trainer in those early days, and then I went on to full-time and
then my strength and conditioning coaching. Money was tight,
especially those early days, but I always made sure I had enough
for gas, tolls, and espresso.
(The NJ Turnpike was about $6 round trip back then and the Cuban
espresso at the grocer’s up the street from the gym was $1. And
I used between a 1/4 and 1/2 tank of gas round trip.)
I would get there early – when the gym opened – and yeah, back
then 9am was early! And I’d leave at 6pm when the gym closed.
I’d watch Alfonso train his clients, ask him questions about why
he did what he did, and learn.
Of course we’d train too.
Al would write my programs, make modifications, and watch my
technique, correcting me as necessary.
He’d always sit on a bench with his legs crossed and arms folded,
leaning forward, more often than not, sipping espresso.
As awesome as those moments were – and they were awesome,
what was even better was knowing that Al and I were in it together.
He had my back.
If I had a question about my training, I’d call him up and either talk
to him directly or leave a message.
And believe me, I had A LOT of questions about training and my
And I still do to this day, which is why I started training again with
Al last year.
I needed someone to manage my training so I could focus on all
the other things I have going on – work, school, family.
I cannot put a price on what Alfonso means to me and does for
me – even 18 years later.
(Wow! Hard to believe we’ve known each other for that long!)
Knowing that he guides my progress and is literally a phone
call or text away has saved me a bunch of headaches over the
last year since we’ve been back training together.
(We’ve always kept in touch over the years we didn’t train together,
I was just so broken for so long, I couldn’t use his services.)
What about you?
Who do you go to when things don’t go right with your training?
Do you have an expert you can call to guide you in the right direction
and help you troubleshoot or get back on track?
Or are you just winging it and going it alone?
If so, how’s that working for you?
You reaching your goals?
Getting the results you say you want?
Living your dreams?
Or are you just treading water?
Or worse yet, are you caught in an endless loop of repeating the
same mistakes over and over and over again, like Clark Griswold
in “European Vacation,” stuck on the round-about unable to
Sure, you could go down and see your local KB instructor and
get some help.
Help with your form.
Maybe with your programming.
But will he or she be there for you when need them – have questions
or concerns, like a coach would?
Like Alfonso is for me?
Because they work on an hourly rate.
$50 to $100 per hour.
And you have to pay for their time.
And for most of them, if they’re any good, are booked for 6
to 8 hours of the day.
I’m not knocking that or them either – I did that for 20 years.
It’s great. I helped a lot of people. And I loved it.
But the thing is, more likely than not, you won’t be able to just
pick up the phone or text and call them every time you have
a question, especially if you don’t have a long-term relationship
(I’ve trained people for as long as 12 years. These clients were
like family to me. So of course when they called or texted I
responded. How could I not?)
And that’s the downside of 1-on-1 training.
But what if there is an alternative?
A model that provides you with cutting-edge KB programming.
A model that provides you with detailed KB exercise instruction -
Not that junk you get on YouTube, and not just stuff out of
certification manuals, (as good as that is), but instructions
and techniques born out of working with people day in and
day out for 20 years. In the trenches information.
And a model that provides you not only access to but feedback
from an expert coach and master instructor – someone who’s
trained other instructors and traveled the world having taught
folks from all walks of life.
That’s the power of the Kettlebell Secrets Insider Coaching
A detailed KB program, using cutting-edge, field tested program
design, so you know that what you’re getting actually works
In-depth exercise instruction, delivered by video, for ease and
convenience of use – so you can watch and learn over and over
again at your pace
You get access to me – I’ll answer your questions in a private
coaching forum about the program, your exercise technique,
nutrition – troubleshooting any problems you may be having,
so you can get to where you want go quicker than ever before
with less thought, worry, hassle and stress than ever before.
Registration for the Kettlebell Secrets Insider Coaching
program closes tomorrow at midnight.
If you don’t do this now, and you don’t change anything, and
keep trying to “tough it out” and “go it alone” – what makes
you think anything’s going to change?
Not only are your results limited by your knowledge, they’re
limited by your ability to apply that knowledge.
Furthermore, and this is the part 9 out of 10 “experts” miss -
You’re limited by knowing WHEN to apply that knowledge,
and when not to apply it.
Stop going it alone. Get off the hamster wheel of “disappointing
I’m closing registration down tomorrow night.
And right now my plan is to not re-open it until this class is
done with their 8 months.
That’s a long time to wait.
Would love to see you inside.