In Just 12 WEEKS you can create your best YOU

Most of us have created goals – Do you keep yours?

The health and physical orientated goals we might have set may not have come to fruition for a few reasons – ‘life’, time, too lofty a goal, not setting the path and of course, just not following a plan!

Having a sense of self love is not necessarily just vanity. There is nothing wrong with vanity of course, but if you value not becoming frail, struggling with ill-health, not fitting into your favourite clothes and wanting to just feel ‘better’; we are talking about self love.

If you are thinking that 2022 could be the year to grab back your health, strength, fitness and start to love yourself, how you feel and see in the mirror – read on.

January 10th is my first day back at FitStrong after the festive break and I am kickstarting 2022 with the World’s #1 Total Body Transformation programme – The Amazing 12™.

The A12 has been globally successfully and very successful at FitStrong Strength & Wellness in helping people feel better, more confident, stronger, fitter and leaner. I consider the body fat loss a great side affect of the program as the benefits run further than just ‘weight loss’. 

The A12 program delivers all the above mentioned results with methods you will never see in any other gym or the internet. While the exercises may be familiar, the 12 week program is incredibly smart, NOT a beatdown, NOT a starvation, juicing, pills or potions program – just a great program that will not only deliver the physical results but help you create a healthier outlook on exercise and nutrition. 

ARE YOU COMMITTED TO YOURSELF 100%?

I am accepting applications from people who are ready to commit 100% and make a change to their life. 

YOU will need to train three times a week for 45 minutes – that’s all. 

As the coach, potentially your coach, I am 100% committed to guiding you though every stage of the program, both in the gym, and via online support.

The program is open to individuals committed to joining others and is open to applications for couples who want to train together during the Amazing 12.

To read more information and to book a FREE consultation, CLICK on over to the Amazing 12 Brisbane.

www.amazing12brisbane.com.au

Real People, Real Transformations

ANYONE Can Build An Incredible Physique and Athletic Performance in 12 Weeks!

Mums, Dads ‘and’ Grandparents can accomplish fantastic results in the Amazing 12 transformation program.

If 2022 is the year you want to make a change, feel better about how you feel and look, I’m taking consultation bookings now to chat about the details and how simple the Amazing 12 program is.

An Incredible Physique and Athletic Performance in 12 Weeks!

Amazing 12 will show you how to release your UNLIMITED potential without drugs, gimmicks, and most importantly, without PAIN. Through careful manipulation of the mathematics of training progressions, your training will propel you forward in ways that will amaze you.

We help people struggling to get lasting results …

Most people feel inadequate in their ability to get results in the gym. They believe it’s impossible for anyone to achieve significant natural gains in strength, muscle gain, fat loss, and cardiovascular conditioning simultaneously in ANY period of time– let alone in 12 weeks. And they think that anyone promising to deliver that must be selling snake oil…Wrong.

… Get the superhero’s body you’ve always wanted

The Amazing 12 program has delivered hugely substantial gains in physical strength and cardiovascular performance that are accompanied by aesthetic changes of an incredible magnitude in just 12 weeks. We can do that because we know you already have the strength potential that can take you there, right now without building anything new. There’s a specific way to unleash this, and almost all other programs fight your efforts and shut you down. However, once we show you how, the sky’s the limit.

Amazing 12 programs safely and comfortably perpetuate gains in strength, hypertrophy, fat loss, and cardiovascular conditioning simultaneously, and at levels never before thought possible drug free. We’ve created almost 10,000 jaw-dropping physical transformations with men and women, of all ages, shapes, sizes and genetics, and are regarded as the world’s number 1 body transformation program.

If you want to be successful you’ll need to:

  • Be willing to invest in yourself
  • Bring a positive attitude
  • Be fully committed
  • Be motivated to achieve your best possible result in 12 weeks
  • Be willing to learn technical excellence in the exercises involved.
  • Have the courage to meet ‘the real you’, for potentially the first time, at the end of 12 weeks. 

A12 Express at FitStrong Strength & Wellness

The A12 Express is another part of the proud A12 lineage, designed by A12 creator Paul McIlroy, specifically for people on the go!  At just 45 minutes per session, including the warm up, 3 times per week, the A12 Express is designed to produce the biggest ‘pound-for-pound’ (or minute-for minute) result imaginable in the most efficient way possible! 

The A12 Express, with only 105 minutes of training time per WEEK, and 36 total sessions in 12 weeks, the results are astounding.

What’s involved in The A12?

#1 Optimisation of Exercise Technique – We’ll show you step-by-step the optimal (and required) techniques and their subtleties to master each exercise and minimise risk of injury even as you progress through higher and higher strength levels.

#2 Optimisation of Nutrition – The food you eat is very personal and if you battle through hunger or if your body craves something that’s missing, you will suffer needlessly. And then you’ll stop and eat what you want. The stakes are higher when it comes to fitness programs because the diet versus exercise debate has traditionally accepted the view that “It’s 90% diet.” We’ll teach you how the reality is that it’s actually 90% training when it comes to a body TRANSFORMATION (sounds bogus we know, but look at our results…we’ve proved it and we’ll prove it again and again). 

#3 Optimisation of Exercise Programming – Great technique and great nutrition are not enough. For optimal results, you need optimal programming. And since the vast majority of programs out there do not get results (and most fitness coaches fail to deliver results for their clients), something is clearly broken with fitness programming.  The main problem is the accepted view of “no pain, no gain.” It’s inspiring talk, but it’s no way to get long term results and is physiologically counter-productive. The reality is “Any pain, no gain.”! To perpetuate progress we shouldn’t leave our comfort zone…we should EXPAND it until it envelopes our previous limits.

When and Where can you join?

The Amazing 12 Brisbane is run in Albany Creek throughout the year in the privacy of the FitStrong Strength & Wellness gym. 

The next wave is due to start in early 2022.  Due to growing interest, I am building a list. If you would like to express your interest in taking part in the Amazing 12, the first step is to meet up, talk through the details and get added to the 2022 list. 

Due to the detailed coaching and support offered, only a small number of people can be taken through each wave. 

If you want to see people just like you, how they started and how they transformed, check out the gallery of transformations. You can even compare age groups, over and under 40s ladies and gents.

Amazing 12 Total Body Transformation 2022

It might be ages away yet, but we’re already taking bookings for the very successful Amazing 12 ‘2022’ wave.

Maybe treat yourself this Christmas (yikes, I said Christmas) to a place on the Amazing 12 Total Body Transformation program.

If you’re in the Brisbane area, this program is ideal for you. However, even if remote, very soon a solution may be available to still avail of the A12 benefits from home. More on this later.

The A12 guarantees Strength, Fitness, Physique transformation and a solid education. #brisbanegym #brisbane #amazing12 #paulmcilroyamazing12 #totalbodytransformation #transformation #albanycreekgym

www.amazing12brisbane.com.au

The 101 on Crawling for Adults

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Your Body Just Wants to Move

Starting April I’ll be running a short series of helpful mobility exercises to help everyone move better. Remember, when you move better you can express your strength, fitness and daily life physicalities more clearly and effectively.

I am looking for couples who want to Transform together 

Maybe you’ve decided it’s time to get on top of your health and strength? Maybe you’re getting married soon and want to get into ‘great shape’ for the big day? Maybe you’ve realised you’ve let yourself slip over the past couple of years and want to move better, feel stronger and fitter?  Perhaps you simply … Continue reading I am looking for couples who want to Transform together 

Most Transformation Programs

And why the Amazing 12 is different

Most Transformation Programs!

Every single one of us has the capacity to change, to transform, to lose body fat and reshape our physique, strength and fitness. But why do so many people struggle to get the results despite working SO hard in the gym? 

The Amazing 12 Program.

Unlike traditional fitness programs that do not deliver transformative physique and performance change (and then blame you or your genetics when they don’t), the Amazing 12 system optimises exercise techniques, the programming and nutrition, using a groundbreaking artificial intelligence version of the program creator Paul McIlroy. This is how certified trainers around the world deliver outstanding results for clients as if Paul himself was running the sessions!

The Old Way – Train to Failure

Most Transformation Programs:

❌No pain, no gain mentality – Leads to overtraining, injuries, and starting over.

❌ Training to failure – Tells your central nervous system that you’re a threat to yourself.


❌ Lifting to your max too often – This only finds limits, it doesn’t raise them. 

❌ Success is directly proportional to effort – It’s not!

❌ You lack the will to succeed – You can’t use ‘will’ to change wrong to right.

❌ You’re not taking the right supplements – Success doesn’t come in a tub or a tablet.

❌ Push your limits until you break through them – You end up breaking yourself.

Our Way – Expand Your Comfort Zone

The Amazing 12 Program:

✅ Any pain = no gain – There is a direct correlation between time spent training in comfort and long term productivity.


✅ Train Sub-maximally – Expand your comfort zone and your max will take care of itself.


✅ Success is directly proportional to numeric progress – not the discomfort of a single workout.


✅ Unlock your amazing strength – It’s already there, you’re not building anything new.


✅ No need to EVER peak – Expand your comfort zone until it swallows your previous limits.

How do we build and maintain amazing transformations?  

The Three key Optimisations

#1 Optimisation of Exercise Technique

You cannot sustain progress if your training injures you. Injuries will slow you down, impair your recovery or require time off. As a result you lose what you’ve gained, training momentum and motivation – hardly a recipe for success. 

If you continue to still make the same technical errors (which are often extremely subtle), you just get hurt again. The cycle continues. 

Rapid gains present with consistent safety, not off-technique, intensity and injury.

Strength and safety should be synonymous and optimal exercise technique should increase both strength and safety simultaneously.

As you progress, your technique must get refined to maximise strength acquisition – and that requires mastery of numerous overlooked subtleties.

We’ll show you step-by-step the optimal (and required) techniques and their subtleties to master each exercise and minimise risk of injury even as you progress through higher and higher strength levels.

#2 Optimisation of Nutrition

You also cannot progress if you find yourself in a battle with yourself (your inner superhero). The food you eat is very personal and if you battle through hunger or if your body craves something that’s missing, you will suffer needlessly. And then you’ll stop and eat what you want.

The stakes are higher when it comes to fitness programs because the diet versus exercise debate has traditionally accepted the view that “It’s 90% diet.” You’ll have to accept (often painful) limits or else you won’t progress.

But this is just the nutritional program equivalent of saying “No pain, no gain.”

We’ll teach you how the reality is this: “It’s 90% training.” At least when we are talking about a body TRANSFORMATION (more about this later).

Nutrition is crucial, BUT…it doesn’t have to be a battle! (In fact, it’s important that it’s not. The last thing you want is your central nervous system deciding you’re a threat and start to push back physiologically.)

We’ll show you how to optimise nutrition to avoid a battle and to get the transformations needed

#3 Exercise Programming

Great technique and great nutrition are not enough. For optimal results, you need optimal programming. And since the vast majority of people do not get results (and most fitness coaches fail to deliver results for their clients), something is clearly broken with fitness programming.  

The problem is too many people think in terms of sets, reps, days … but 3×10, 6×6, 5×5, 8×8, 10×10, anything x anything, does not constitute effective strength / size programming.

And this problem is magnified because these sets and reps are geared to the accepted view of “no pain, no gain.” Breaking through your pain sounds great because we like the idea of pushing our limits and taking ourselves absolutely to the edge. It’s inspiring talk, but it’s no way to get long term results and is physiologically counter-productive.

The reality is “Any pain, no gain.”

Don’t speak the language of pop culture, speak the language your central nervous system understands. You have to discreetly hack the central nervous system to allow you to EXPAND the boundaries of your comfort zone. Only your inner superhero can do that and you have to know how it reasons to convince it. Once you do, you will perpetuate progress and your comfort zone will envelop your previous limits and make you stronger while transforming your physique.

If any or all of this strikes a chord with you, makes the hairs stand up, gets you excited and sets off your spidey senses, get in touch to see about signing up to the next wave of the Amazing 12 Brisbane.

… Next time – The 5 core components that produce dramatic physical transformations every time.

A transformation is more than weight loss

A successful transformation program is only partly about Weight Loss

In the health and fitness industry, the area of TRANSFORMATIONS can refer to many outcomes. Mostly though, people will associate a ‘transformation’ program as exclusively a ‘weight loss’ program. 

It’s a commonly held notion also that losing weight alone will result in satisfaction and a ‘happy’ outcome!

But, does just losing weight really equal happiness, satisfaction, complete wellness or a sense of purpose? 

How about strength, fitness and physical confidence – will losing weight alone make you feel stronger, fitter and more competent? 

Are these even factors that are considered part of the outcome of most weight loss programs? 

Being totally honest, almost anyone can lose weight by not exercising and starving themselves or at best, following a well balanced, healthier eating lifestyle. I’m not discounting weight loss by any kind of process, as it can still be challenging and rewarding. If you really want to go under the knife – that is your choice!

However, and here is my professional point of view; losing weight to look leaner is only ONE part of a greater package of what a transformation program can be.

Losing unwanted body fat, feeling great, moving better, feeling strong and more capable and resilient against all that life can throw at you – I believe these are the ingredients of a real transformation. But, just losing weight from calorie restriction is not going to result in that. You can’t diet yourself strong.

In a recent study, people were assessed following popular intermittent fasting protocols. I do like intermittent fasting, but I also like to exercise. These people fasted only. No exercise. While both lost fat weight, both lost muscle tissue. What’s the problem? Muscle is the engine that continues to burn calories. If we lose muscle, we lose the capacity to continue to burn calories, therefor requiring us to consume fewer calories – or food. Who wants that? Food is great. 

A successful transformation program will include healthy, sustainable eating habits – and real food – along with a well designed exercise program that addresses aerobic fitness and strength, safely. 

Balanced nutrition, exercise and planning = successful transformation

Being fitter, stronger, happier in our skin is being in a position of celebrating our lives, our lifestyles and looking forward to tomorrow – who really wouldn’t want that? 

Summing it up:

Performance is not something often considered when looking for or engaging in a transformation program, but maybe if you consider the points I raised above, maybe you do want to move better, stronger and feel better in your own skin. 

If you’re nodding your head and thinking ‘Yes, I want to be fitter, stronger and happier with my physique’, let’s talk.

Head over to www.amazing12brisbane.com.au read some more and then get in contact.

Jamie

Below are examples of people just like you and me who dedicated 12 Amazing weeks to transforming their lifestyle, physique, strength and fitness.

Beyond the six-pack, Nicci progressed from doing machine pull downs to performing pull ups with a 32kg kettlebell hanging off her waist along with a very strong personal best deadlift of 140kg!
This kind of strength improvement is not uncommon for Amazing 12 graduates.


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Introducing the Amazing 12 Brisbane

Quick back-story:

I’ve been a health and fitness professional since 1997.

In that time I’ve ventured from regular run-of-the-mill gym activities like group exercise, circuit training and centre management. I new that wasn’t what I was looking for or destined for.

Moving to Australia opened doors to explore other areas, especially areas operated in by the most successful trainers. Not financially, but in terms of results, health and physical gains.

Kettlebells and the teachings of Pavel Tsatsouline provided underpinning principles of strength. OrIginal Strength taught how movement can be restored. MovNat inspired us to contextualise our training to reflect on life’s needs.

Whilst I know I can help people feel great with movement and strength, one missing link always bugged me though.

Feeling good feels good, and moving better is a part of that. But I have to recognise that many people want to feel better about how they perform as well as how they ‘feel in their own skin and clothes’, and this includes what they see in the mirror. Some people will tell me they don’t see who they really are.

Enter the Mentor from Centaur

For years I’ve admired my fellow Irishman Paul McIlroy who runs an old-school gym called Centaur – the centre for all things strength and conditioning, creating super strong individuals – and his transformation program, The Amazing 12.

Two months ago I met with his program director via zoom and got the ball rolling to become a certified Amazing 12 coach. After a deep study block of 3 weeks (80 hours) I am now certified to operate and coach the Amazing 12 here in Brisbane. The first for our city and state and only the 3rd to become certified in Australia!

The Amazing 12 offers unprecedented body transformations in a surprisingly short period of time (12 weeks) every time, no matter your age, condition, or genetics. There are no special dietary purchases, required – just simple wholesome nutrition. This is not a bootcamp, or a train ‘till you drop program – it’s just perfectly individualised programming with a simple template. It can be called simple now, but it’s taken 15 years of fine tuning and the programming genius of Paul. This is not solely a weight loss program, it’s a physical strength, fitness and mindset transformation program.

The lives of 10000+ people have been impacted by their participation in the Amazing 12.

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Just check out the transformation gallery from other certified Amazing Trainers around the globe.

In case you don’t want to click that link, here are just four examples of two ladies and two gents.

I am proud to announce that The Amazing 12 Brisbane will be a new offering from FitStrong in only a matter of weeks, both as a small group program and a one-to-one service.

I totally understand that this commitment might not be for everyone, but you the reader, keep in mind anyone you know who might fit the bill – please forward this for their consideration.

For more information, please head over to the dedicated Amazing 12 Brisbane page.

Jamie

Please, please copy the link below and share on social media or with anyone you know who wants and needs an Amazing 12 weeks in the Brisbane area.

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Do you really want to lose weight?

Or do you:

  • Want to feel good?
  • Want to feel stronger? 
  • Want more confidence?
  • Want to lose some unneeded body fat?
  • Want to be happier looking at yourself in the mirror?
  • Want to be capable of more physical tasks?
  • Want to choose better eating habits? 
  • Want to set a healthy example to your family, your children, your friends? 
  • Or do you just want to lose weight?

Just a short post for now, but I’d love to hear your thoughts. Feel free to tell me what you want below.

Jamie

Ground Based Locomotion

More and more often I find myself referring people to practice the Bear, Monkey, Frogger and the Inverted Crawl (aka the Crab).

These 4 ground based locomotion exercises alone address so many weaknesses, develop great strengths and offer a fun element to any training block.

Staying stable, controlling or resisting rotation through the torso and breathing control are just three areas to focus on whilst we practice these four relatively simple ground based locomotions.

To begin with, we practice the positions or shapes we wish to assume to start each movement before practicing how the movement commences.

Below I’ve added How To videos for each of these.

Then What?

Once you’ve had some practice and can carry out each for a minute or so with good form, you could consider flowing the moves together – a bit like this.

Each of these movements have their progressions and regressions to help us work at the level we need for our bodies. If you are interested in this kind of movement training, please do shout out.

I’m always happy to help.

Jamie