Hi, I'm Trent...
I’m an online fitness coach, blogger, and think of myself as a lifetime learner.
(Photo credit: Carter Good from cartergood.com)
I get a kick outta helping people feel comfortable in their skin and live an enjoyable, healthy life.
Not to sound cliche, but strength training and working out changed everything...
It taught me valuable lessons; the most important being that anything worth having in life requires work.
Consistency, patience, and even confidence were developed from making the decision to pick up my first dumbbell.
Building a body you're proud of does wonders for your life. I'm sure you're aware of this, you just need help getting there (and we'll get to you in a moment, this is after all, my about page, ha!)
And of course, that sounds like all fun and a great journey to where I am right now...
BUT IT WASN'T
I was a pretty skinny kid growing up. So skinny, that I even got teased, bullied, and even questioned if I had some sort of eating disorder.
(Which is a big part of what sparked this all.)
I spent hours and hours trying to find the best routines, and diet strategies to get results...
I ran myself into the ground training 6 days a week...
I even did the whole drinking raw eggs and only eating chicken, brown rice, and broccoli; to eating everything in site to try and gain muscle. And I can't forget to mention the times where I woke up multiple times a night to scarf down a protein shake, afraid all my progress would be lost if I didn't...
Yeah, I had some weird extremes going on.
Nothing worked - it actually felt worse than when I had started.
This whole "fitness thing" was turning into a chore and was not the way I wanted to live my life.
After all the trial and error, things started to finally click and I had a pretty remarkable transformation:
The beauty of my transformation is that when I reached that shape, I enjoyed it...
I was eating huge, delicious meals and even enjoying alcohol from time to time.
I wasn't worried about eating out at restaurants and I felt confident making choices at family gatherings or some kind of event, knowing that it won't hurt my diet and progress.
Training was a breeze as well. Going just a few timeseach week becomes super motivating when you have the high energy to go with it and it doesn't feel like it's taking up your entire day.
Kinobody helped me take the approach of incorporating fitness into your life in an enjoyable way. Not the other way around.
I fell in love with Greg's concepts and even won first place in the yearly transformation contest:
During this time I was actually running my own fitness website and working with some online clients. If any of you are reading this right now, shout out to the day 1's, ha!
Online coaching was then put onto the back burner when I became apart of the Kinobody Team.
For exactly two years I was working alongside Greg to help grow Kinobody to where it is today, changing the lives of thousands of people.
Throughout those two years I underwent a huge wave of personal growth with my brothers Austin Floyd & Tim Berzins.
I practiced meditation, which helped me dig deep inside and come to terms with limiting beliefs, insecurities, and everywhere in between. Of course, this is an ongoing process, but I'm in a much better headspace now...
Along with studying the work of our great leaders such as, Tony Robbins, Tim Ferris, Seth Godin, Charles Duhigg, Brian Tracy, Bob Proctor, Napoleon Hill, Jack Canfield, and the like, to adopt their mindsets and habits for improving the quality of my life.
We even spent some time learning about the technology behind cryptocurrency. Which will be changing the way things are run in the future. But that's for a different conversation.
BRINGING THIS ALL FULL CIRLCE
I never want to be stuck in a certain dogma, nor do I believe that there is a "one size fits all" training or diet regime. Which keeps me on a constant path of learning everything I can about nutrition and exercise.
Some of my favorites lately have been Raymond Peat for nutrition and Ido Portal for opening my eyes to movement and exploring different forms of exercise.
Drum roll, please...
Now I'm back.
I'm in the best shape of my life, full of knowledge and experience, ready to help you build a body you're proud of.
I realized that even though I haven't been posting about all the health and fitness stuff I've been learning, it has still been a big part of my life.
I also get a kick outta helping others achieve their goals. This is a true passion of mine and I'm more than excited to share what I've been learning over the years.
Whew! I don't know if those several paragraphs do these past few years any justice, because damn, it was a rollercoaster ride to say the least.
The spotlight is on YOU.