6 minutes | Jun 1, 2023
Ep. 23 - [Part 2 of 2] How to live until you're 100! (Gracefully*)
We're back with part 2 of how to live longer and better and THRIVE! (And it starts by laying the foundation in your younger years) The principles of these two podcasts should help you live longer without living in misery the last quarter of your life... That's what Dr. Peter Attia claims in his book Outlive. Today, we focus on what the science recommends you do in terms of nutrition to extend quality and length of life. Just 3 key principles...
46 minutes | May 31, 2023
"Lose 10 Pounds in June" Masterclass Replay
On demand replay of our "Lose 10 Pounds in June" Masterclass last night! In it you will learn: - Dispel the 3 COMMON fat loss myths that are holding you back! - Discover the perfect 30-minute workouts for middle age. - Unveil the secret cardio plan that doesn't involve spin classes or cardio circuits. - Find out the missing link to staying mentally locked in to your fat loss plan! [00:57]: Agenda [2:29]: The unconventional path from fat to fit [3:49]: 3 fat loss myths to avoid [10:00]: The Fast Way - Lose 10 Pounds in Next 30 Days [11:16]: Nutrition guidelines for rapid fat loss [13:03]: The cardio guidelines for rapid fat loss [14:07]: The strength training guidelines for rapid fat loss [14:56]: How to reduce hunger when dropping fat fast [16:25]: How to avoid a weight rebound [17:00]: The better more sustainable way (if you're willing to be patient) [17:18]: The 4M Method [17:48]: First "M" [18:50]: Second "M" [22:28]: Third "M" (most important) [24:40]: Fourth "M" [26:20]: What ties it all together [29:00]: Live participant biggest takeaways [30:30]: Real people, real results (from 35-75 years old!) [33:18]: The biggest question to ask yourself [34:31]: How it looks on the inside [37:12]: Average results we get [38:40]: Bonuses [41:00]: Taking the next (baby) step to work with us [41:25]: Fast action bonus just for booking consult (visit https://www.workwithmitch.ca to book that in today) [45:00]: Current members share their results
8 minutes | May 30, 2023
Ep. 22 - [1 of 2] How to live until you're 100!
The principles of these two episodes should help you live longer without living in misery the last quarter of your life... That's what Dr. Peter Attia claims in his book Outlive. Today, we focus on what the science recommends you do in terms of exercise to extend quality and length of life...
7 minutes | May 25, 2023
Ep. 21 - How to NOT fall off the wagon two weeks in
In today's episode we talk about two missing links to TRUE transformation. Sticking it out boils down to identity change + connection. You don’t need a babysitter, you need a system, support and connection to a community that builds you up, not break you down. Accountability is not a one-way street but two or more people teaming up and bringing value to the table. Once you do that, you become truly accountable. Listen in to see how to foster these two shifts so you don't fall off the wagon next time!
10 minutes | May 21, 2023
[4 of 4] The origins of Calvert Fitness - Finale from 2015 to Present Day!
We're back and getting close to wrapping this up! (lol) Last episode, we left things off on the upswing in 2015... I had around 20 PT clients on the side … On top of my 9-5 demands promoting personal training and gym memberships by day at the Rady. And I was dipping my toe in the writing waters with regular articles in Men's Health and others. I got busier, and busier, and busier. ..All squeezed in the early AM and late PM around my day to day work demands. So I figured something would have to give eventually … That's when it all came to a head. This episode dives into how I made it out alive.
6 minutes | May 20, 2023
[3 of 4] The origins of Calvert Fitness - How I almost quit the business (several times)
In the previous episode in this 4 part series, I shared the rocky road my fat loss journey took until I figured things out long enough to lose 60ish pounds and keep it off. Now I want to take you on the roller coaster that was building this coaching practice (it was a rougher ride LOL) Fast forward to 2011 and I was four years into a career in communications, first as a sports reporter and now in PR pushing papers. And I wasn’t fulfilled. Fitness kept calling. I figured I got myself in shape and kept it off, could count to 10, and had already perfected the essential personal trainer photo pose of crossed arms and a sullen stare just off camera. I had trained some friends of friends and got a few success stories under my belt largely by accident. So what more could I need to become the next big thing?Turns out...A lot.
5 minutes | May 19, 2023
[2 of 4] The origins of Calvert Fitness - My big fat wake-up call in 2008
Hey, I'm back with part 2 of my 4 part trip down memory lane. So, I finished off the last one teasing my big wake-up call...It's best shared with a quick story. We've all been there. A night out, followed by the morning after waking up to notifications on your phone. “You’ve been tagged in a photo” Gulp. I faced this dire situation on Nov. 1, 2008. It wasn’t the fact I was dressed up in this ridiculous genie costume that was so humiliating… (although that’s pretty bad in retrospect) But the fact I looked so bloated and red faced. And this was years after my 60-lb weight loss transformation. I can’t find the photo now, but I likely hired some hacker to make it disappear. I vowed to never let myself get to that point again. And the big lesson learned? Listen in to find out...
21 minutes | May 18, 2023
James' Biggest Lessons from Losing 60 Pounds
Calvert Fitness member James Blatz celebrates 60 pounds lost in Calvert Fitness and shares the keys to his success. Mitch sat down with James to talk about his biggest breakthroughs, and the misconceptions and mindset shifts he's overcome along the way. We'll also outline how we plan to ensure he keeps it off for life. [0:00] - Intro [1:30] - Spark that got him going [2:40] - First big breakthrough with Calvert Fitness [3:52] - His new understanding of nutrition [6:40] - The biggest wins from dropping 60 pounds [8:48] - The recent compliment that came out of left field! [10:37] - Who would or wouldn't you recommend coaching for [13:41] - Our game plan to help him keep the weight off for life! [17:34] - How he's still losing with 400 more calories a day [19:40] - How we "cured" his carb phobia and getting results with 150g/day!
7 minutes | May 17, 2023
[1 of 4] The origins of Calvert Fitness: My rock bottom moment in high school
I’m taking this week to go right back to the start of my fitness journey now that Calvert Fitness is officially 11 years old this June… And share every painful detail, the good, the bad and the ugly because I think you'll avoid a lot of my mistakes if you read it.... Today, we start at the beginning. Because, well, that’s usually where stories start. So here goes...
4 minutes | May 16, 2023
Ep. 19 - Jayson Lowe shares our 3M method while down in Mexico!
Down 26lbs and on the way to 2023 goal! Simple 3M strategy that worked so well for Jayson... ✅ Movement = 8,000 - 10,000 steps most days ✅ Muscle = strength training 3x weekly to add new muscle tissue ✅ Meals = nailing my daily calories and protein most days (feeding my FUTURE self). I use MyFitness Pal app to track it. Simple. ✅ 3 litres of water everyday Credit to my Coach Mitch Calvert for the roadmap, accountability and great content, no nonsense simple approach. All you’ve got to do is the work. And no I don’t deprive myself of any of the things I enjoy I simply enjoy them differently.
19 minutes | May 11, 2023
Ep. 18 - Sheepdog Shawn Shares Secrets To Losing 30 Pounds in 9 Weeks!
I sat down with one of our Calvert Fitness coaching members, Shawn, yesterday to share what's working so well for him en route to losing 30 pounds in 9 weeks. This guy is Type A crazy busy, works part-time as a police officer while running a cold brew coffee company (Sheepdog). He realized he had nothing left to give at the end of the day and needed someone to step in to help him learn some new skills and relearn some old ones (that's me!) In the past he'd try to rush the process before summer, relying on cardio and starvation to shed quick weight, only to gain it back and then some. We've got him off that roller coaster, 30 pounds down the right way, with considerable improvements in sleep and overall mood. (2:20) - What made him decide to hire a coach3:05 - Talks about his two biggest breakthroughs from the program so far (5:33) - He reveals how much money he's saved being in the program (6:53) - How does he navigate wing night and make it fit? (7:55) - His reasoning for choosing us over a gym trainer and the difference he's seen (11:00) - How Sheepdog was born (12:00) - How Sheepdog saved his life and the sign from the universe that made him go all in on it (14:45) - The inspiration for the can design (16:20) - When the cans will be available in all retailers
22 minutes | May 9, 2023
Ep. 17 - From Brampton to Belfast - Andrew Martin joins the show with off-season fitness tips for beer league hockey players
Mitch is joined by fellow fitness coach and Canadian Andrew Martin (@martystrength_hockey) for a chat on how middle-aged beer league hockey players can make the most of their summers to stay (or get lol) in shape. Andrew talks about his playing career taking him from U Mass to Toledo, to a line brawl in Belfast, and a brief stint at Detroit Red Wings' camp. Injuries ultimately cut his career short and that helped inspire him to become a strength and conditioning coach in the first place. Questions include: What would be the first piece of advice for someone who's probably 20 pounds overweight and wants to continue playing well into their 40s and 50s? What kind of workouts are best for adding speed and avoiding injury? What are the most common training mistakes middle aged hockey players make in the gym? What healthy habits make all the difference to be a role model for your kids and stay fit enough for the sport they love? Tune in if you want to make the most of your summer to set you up for more goals in September!
11 minutes | May 4, 2023
Ep. 16 - Chat with my first ever client from 10 years ago!
Where is he now?! I started www.mitchcalvert.com as a blog documenting my fitness journey in June 2012. I was pumped I lost those 60 pounds and kept it off, and wanted to document and share my process with others. I remember meeting up with my tech buddy Andrew and registering the website from a Starbucks patio on south Pembina. I didn’t trust myself to get my first “online” client signed on until nearly a year later, in May 2013, after finishing my certifications with PN and CSCS. He answered my random kijiji ad and we met at a Tim Horton's in St. Vital to close the deal. Interestingly enough, he’s now our program coordinator, Jeremy! From a random kijiji ad to a transformation of his own and now a job on the team for the last few years. The rest is history... And to celebrate this anniversary, I want to extend something special… We’re offering bonus months to all new members with our 1-1 coaching programs this week only! Accountant Mike hates when I do this as it F***s up monthly P&L and he now has to manually track renewal dates, but hey, it’s not his business. So here’s the deal: 1. Book in a consultation to map out a 90 day blueprint for you and your goals. DM me the words GAME PLAN or head to www.workwithmitch.ca and we'll set that up. 2. If we mutually see a fit to move forward after that chat, mention the code words BONUS MONTHS and we'll know what to do. It depends on the package and duration how many you'll get. This offer is good only this week and I’m limiting it to 10 redemptions so accountant Mike doesn’t have a stroke on Monday when he gets back to the office. Visit www.workwithmitch.ca to schedule in a chat if you're ready to go all in and want our May Day "Raving Mad" Month Bonuses Special.
3 minutes | May 3, 2023
Do you have crabs in your bucket? Big takeaway from Houston!
I want to talk proximity is power. So I just got back from Houston. Part of a mastermind with other fitness coaches all over the world who think at a higher level than if I was just to stay in my local community.So I invested in putting myself in the right rooms around the right people to elevate my skill set, systems and ultimately, you know, become a better, more impactful coach. The theme of the event was to surround yourself with the right people.So one of the speakers I think it was Steve Eckert. Talked about, you know, look through your phone, who are the last five people that you texted, are they People that are exemplifying the life you want to live? Are they pulling you up? Or keeping you down now, of course, you can't choose your family and maybe you have long lasting friends.So you don't eliminate these relationships. But you have to put yourself around people that you want to become. They're gonna help push you to the next level. It's the whole crabs in the bucket mentality. Bedros spoke about how there's one crab, usually it's trying to escape that bucket.But the other crabs don't want to see that crab win and they literally pull that crab back down to their level, we all have crabs in our life, we need to put ourselves around Eagles, not crabs. Okay, so where are you lacking that extra bit of accountability and support?I can speak to this business mentorship is being a life-changing thing for me because I'm around the right people. In our fitness coaching program, we put you in a support group with other guys or gals depending on how you're coming in and those people are gonna help pull you up, you're all pulling on the same rope, you all have the same goals.They're not hitting wing nights, getting plastered. These people are all trying to improve their lives and there's power in that proximity. That's how you get to the next level.Not by trying to be a lone wolf, figuring it out on your own, but putting yourself in the right environments to succeed because success is inevitable if you're surrounded by it. Okay, hopefully, that makes sense. Check through the last five people you texted, are they supporting you? Are they gonna pull you up to the next level or they kind of keeping you down?Let's find some people that are going to help you get to the next level. All right, so we've got our new monthly membership programs for as little as three bucks a day. Or you can take it have step further and get high levels of accountability and daily coaching and support.Just send me a note with the word interested to email@example.com or find me on Instagram www.instagram.com/mitchcalvertfitness and we'll talk let's put ourselves in positions to succeed, power in proximity.
7 minutes | Apr 25, 2023
8 Books You Must Read To Succeed
In the latest episode of the Winnipeg Weight Loss show, we go in a different direction and reveal the 8 books you must read to unlock your full potential and achieve lasting success. These books helped me go from a broke, overweight, struggling teen with no direction in life to someone much further along life's journey :) I've read these books countless times, and they've been massively influential at different stages in my life - because I took action and applied what I learned to my life. If you've got limiting beliefs around achievement, making money and getting fit, you NEED to read these.
29 minutes | Apr 21, 2023
Ep. 13 - Six Secrets to a Summer Six Pack
Summer is 60 days away even if it doesn't feel like it in Winnipeg… But summer bodies are built now! I’m going to reveal six secrets to help you go from low energy and lacking confidence… To having abs, energy and dripping with confidence in time for summer! We'll show you the 10% of actions that lead to 90% of results!(And a few next level hacks that'll be icing on the cake you definitely haven't heard of before) WITHOUT... - Crazy fad diets that make eating feel like a chore so you eat healthy without compromising taste. - Long circuit workouts (you won’t need a gym unless you prefer) spending hours at a time on exercises that don’t move the needle. - The need for expensive machines like Peloton bikes, Tonals, rowing machines, crazy circuits etc… All it involves is working out 30 mins 3-4x per week with easy to follow exercises that anyone can do. So you still have time and energy to do the other things you love, like hang with the family or enjoy other hobbies. And then we'll show you what to do with the rest of the time that really matters, those 23 hours outside the gym.
3 minutes | Apr 20, 2023
Ep. 12 - I Used to DREAD Summer...
"I Burn Easily” At least that’s what I used to tell people while I sat in the pool with my shirt on... 260 lbs soaking wet. Growing up, I always had this anxiety around summer. It's supposed to the best time of the year, but it meant I no longer had a reason to wear a sweater vest to hide my moobs! And if somehow I ended up in a “shirtless” scenario, I’d pull out the “I burn easily” comment above to cover (literally) my butt. I was just so unhappy with the way I looked and felt on the beach that I couldn't get out of my own head and enjoy it. I'd sit there and admire others for being so carefree and relaxed. I realized this insecurity was going to be in my way forever if I let it... So I DECIDED to take action. (No, I couldn’t just “own it” with the self love messaging popular these days, sorry) I knew I had to get fit to build the unshakeable SELF CONFIDENCE to enjoy these moments to the fullest. It wasn’t so much the finished product… but the feeling of earning that self respect! Sure, losing 60 pounds was nice. It definitely changed the course of my life (and likely prolonged it by YEARS). But keeping it off and realizing how much better I felt mentally was the icing on the cake. If you want a step-by-step road map to build unshakeable confidence by summer, I’m putting on a free training this Friday titled 6 Secrets to a Summer Six Pack. It’ll show you the process I’ve fine tuned to help myself and over 1,000 members feel more comfortable poolside in the summer months...... WITHOUT long drawn out workouts or starving on an
6 minutes | Apr 14, 2023
How To Help Prevent Dementia
1 in 14 adults over 65 gets dementia and that number is increasing at an alarming rate. Here's what we know to help reduce your risk. Both in what you avoid and what to add to your life to drop your risk factor by 40%.
4 minutes | Apr 13, 2023
Why I'm selling my prized possession
Buying this 4 years ago made me realize a childhood dream, but it was only a nightmare.
5 minutes | Apr 12, 2023
Ep. 10 - You must BURN THE BOATS to BURN THE FAT :)
You must BURN THE BOATS to win. At anything. The idea of going into something with one foot out the door sets you up to fail. Leaving an escape route prevents us from putting our whole ass into the effort (and half asses don't look good in yoga pants!) An alternative diet; an alternative training program; an alternative mentorship program; an alternative partner; an alternative job etc. etc. You can't win half into things. So what's this all about? I’m sure you know the legendary story from 1519, Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés arriving in the “New World” with 600 men and 11 ships to conquer the great treasures of the Aztecs and claim Mexico on behalf of Spain.Outnumbered by an army much larger than his own, what would Cortés do (after 6 centuries of defeat) to succeed where others have failed?Out of the blue he uttered three words that changed everything – BURN THE BOATS! “If we’re going home, we’re going home on their boats.” With that Cortés and his men burned their own boats.When the alternative solution - escape - was removed, they were committed to win. It wasn’t, “Win or go home…” It was, “Win or you’re NEVER going home.”That’s very different. No alternative. No turning back. No plan B. If they said "let's try to conquer but it's OK if it doesn't work out" mindset would've never led to victory. You must stay on the path of resistance. Jumping to another path in hopes of less obstacles eventually presents the SAME obstacles over and over again. *News Flash* There isn't a painless path to your goals. You must break through barriers every step. If there is an area in your life that isn’t getting better, it’s time to eliminate those alternative routes and commit to never quit. The best part is who you become in the process of overcoming those obstacles. The new and improved version with the battle scars to prove it can handle a lot more adversity :) Your success will never exceed your level of personal development!