Hi, my name is Daniel Foley and I wanted to share with you how a 114 year old man changed everything I thought I knew about health and fitness. If you are confused or frustrated when it comes to your health and fitness you will want to read this.
I was overweight my whole life up until college. After my freshman year of Junior College Baseball my coach sat down with me for my end of the year meeting. He told me I had the potential to play Division 1 baseball and get a scholarship but that I was too fat to play.
When he first told me this I was angry but then I realized he was right and I started to work on improving my body. I ended up losing almost 50 pounds and getting a scholarship to play Division 1 baseball.
But something else happened along the way. I became obsessed with figuring out how our bodies really work. In an effort to learn more I travelled all over the country in search of the best experts I could find. As I learned I also turned myself into a human guinea pig.
Taking the experts advice I tried eating pounds of meat, eating raw eggs, intermittent fasting, and going vegetarian. I tried working out till I puked. I tried taking over 50 supplement pills per day but none of it really gave me what I was looking for.
Nothing I was trying was sustainable and it usually made me feel terrible.
I was searching for a simple and fun way to really have Abundant Health.
I wanted to find a way to have it all.
I wanted a way where I didn't have to workout for hours every day or feel terrible after my workouts.
I wanted a way that didn't make me a slave to my diet.
Then one day I found a man who lived to be 114 years old and said he had never been sick a day in his life.
He also said that all of his secrets were in the Bible.
So I got out my Bible and read it from front to back like a normal book and discovered he was right. Everything he was talking about was in there.
I began to understand how our bodies work and turn what I had learned into a system for Abundant Health.
What I learned is that your body has a language of its own. Food, exercise, sleep, stress, and more are all sending information to your body constantly. If you can learn the language of your body and begin to send the right information your health and body will transform.
The transformation I am talking about is not just physical. Yes, you will transform the way your body looks, feels and performs. But, what I am really talking about is becoming the best version of you. This new version is mentally and physically fit, confident, and functions at a higher level in every area. This new you is open, flexible, clear, and always improving. This new you has a higher level of balance, energy, and joy.
One of the main concepts we use for Abundant Health comes from a prism. Think of Abundant Health like white light shining through a glass. On one side you have white light which is Abundant Health. On the other side all of the colors of the rainbow are visible. All of the colors are hidden in light.
In a similar way there are 7 Pillars hidden in what it takes to have Abundant Health. Our goal is to build up and be continually improving in each of these pillars.
3) Joint Health
6) Body Composition
7) Health and Longevity
These 7 Pillars are the building blocks for Abundant Health.
What we offer is small group training. All new clients start with a consultation and gradually move into a small group of 3-6 people. Our goal is to provide you with a personal training experience inside of a small group.
We have found that small groups seem to be the best way to train. Having both a trainer and a group provide extra encouragement and a sense of community which both help you have Abundant Health. The groups are also small enough to give individual attention and make adjustments to customize your workout towards your goals.
Back 15 years ago when I first started working as a personal trainer I over worked my first ever client and made him so sore that he didn't come back.
Since that time we have learned how to start clients at a place that is right for them.
For most of the our new clients we typically start slow with the goal of building momentum and making progress in each workout. This keeps you from being too sore and the workouts more enjoyable. If you are more experienced and want to be pushed we can do that as well.
Our goal is to put you into the correct phases of the workout and make sure that you are progressing at a rate that is right for you.
Our workouts consist of 3 phases.
Phase 1 - The Foundations Phase (Feel Better) - During this phase we make sure that you have a solid foundation in place. This means that you have good technique, and a foundational level of strength, stamina, and flexibility.
Phase 2 - The Building Phase (Look Better) - During this phase of the workout we work on losing body fat and developing strength and lean muscle mass.
Phase 3 - The Finishing Phase (Perform Better) - During the Finishing Phase we put the finishing touches on your body. You may have a certain look you are going for or a hobby or sport that you would like to improve your performance in. During this phase we really customize things towards the finishing touches you like.
Going to a gym and especially working with a trainer can be an intimidating experience, but when you come in people will know you by name and your trainer will put you into a place where you can succeed and make consistent progress.
Our trainers are not going to be yelling and screaming at you. Our goal is to partner with you and provide the tools and plans you need to be successful.
Your body loves rhythm and it is important to know that Abundant Health has a rhythm. One of the best things we have ever done is start our Yearly Cycle. We have weekly, monthly, and yearly checkpoints and cycles in place to make sure that you are improving the way you should be. These cycles help to keep you on track for the long term. Think of these cycles as the rhythm that keeps your health on track.
Most of our clients do 2-6 workouts with us per week. If you come fewer days per week we will give you things to work on in between workouts. What we give you varies based on your fitness levels and your goals. Many of our clients also travel and we teach them ways to stay on track while traveling.
One of the things we hear from clients all the time is they like just having to show up. They don’t have to figure out what to do. You make decisions all day long and it is nice to let someone else show you what to do for a change. We have a system that works. We will put you into a workout program that is right for you. If you just show up and go through the workouts consistently you will make progress.
I am not saying that you can just coast through everything and get great results. To get results you will have to put in some work. What I am saying is that we will give you the tools you need to be successful. If you show up consistently and do the work you will make progress.
Many people worry that a certain issue or injury will limit what they can do. We are very skilled at either working around or with any limitations that you may have. There is almost always something you can do and a way that we can help.
We offer two training options. An express workout and a full workout.
The express workouts are 25-30 minute long workouts. The express workouts are more cost effective and allow you to come more days per week at a lower price. We have found that one of the biggest keys to success for people is rhythm. If we can get you to the gym more often even if it is for a shorter workout the results seem to accelerate.
If you are measuring the effectiveness of a workout only by calories burned then you are measuring the wrong thing. What you should really be looking at is the signal being sent to the body from the workout.
The express workouts allow for more workouts per week and better rhythm which usually allows for better results.
As part of our Abundant Health prism we have also discovered a way to give you the results of a full workout but in half the time.
The Full workouts are 45 minute long sessions and they are great for those who are slightly more advanced or want to workout for a longer period of time. The other factor is that if you can only get to the gym for a few days per week then the full workouts may be more effective if you have the endurance built up for the longer sessions. Part of the discovery process is putting you into the program that will be the best fit for you.
All new clients receive an email series that walks you through the foundations of how to eat properly. If you would like extra help with your nutrition we do offer programs that can provide extra guidance and accountability.
With your nutrition we work on staying balanced and finding the types and amounts of food that allow you to stay healthy, lean, have good energy, and make progress in your workouts. The other important part of nutrition is making sure you are consistent and can sustain what you are doing for a lifetime.
With your nutrition it is important to know that there are no foods that are off limits but certain foods help you to reach your goals better than others. Nutrition should not be stressful.
Our program is not the cheapest around. Our monthly plans range from $140 - $640 per month, and we do offer family plans. My guess is that if you are someone really looking to transform then price is not your deciding factor. You are looking for transformation. Again, if the lowest price is what you are looking for then there are cheaper options. Our goal is to have the best program in the world and that does come with a slightly higher price tag.
Most of our memberships are month to month and you can stop after any month.
If you are ready to commit to a longer period of time we do also offer 6 month and year long plans.
One of the biggest reasons why people struggle with their health is busy schedules.
All training sessions are scheduled with a trainer and we offer a very flexible schedule. We can work with just about any schedule. Ideally, we try to get you into a rhythm at the same times and days each week if possible. We open at 5:30 AM and take our last appointments at 6:15 PM.
If you travel a lot we can typical work with your schedule and be flexible with you.
We are looking for people who are serious about improving their health and fitness and want a professional environment and a proven plan to get there. If this is you then we would love to work with you.
All new clients start with an initial consultation followed by 4 Discovery Workouts.
These are four 25-30 minute long sessions done with a goal of putting you into a program that is right for you. As trainers it takes us a few sessions to get to know you. These four workouts allow us to discover where you are starting from, if there are any issues we need to address or work around, and which of our training programs would be the best for you.
Once you are done with your 4 Discovery workouts we will make some recommendations as to which of our programs would be the best fit for you. The cost for the initial consultation and 4 Discovery Workouts is $70
If you are ready to get started with your 4 Discovery Workouts then you can clink the orange link below to get started.
The first page will be a registration form to gather your goals, contact information, and any other information to start the discovery process.
Once you have filled out this form then the next step will be to get your first appointment scheduled.
To your health,
Here is what you get:
Free initial consultation
4 Free workouts with a trainer
Nutrition consult with an online coach