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 want and need to transform your relationship with food, your waistline and your strength and fitness.
If this is you, let me introduce the Amazing 12.
The Amazing 12 program delivers all the above mentioned outcomes 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%?
Below are pictures of Jamie (48) and Vivienne (46) from Albany Creek. Both completed the A12 program with ease, Jamie losing 11kg he never knew he had whilst improving strength and fitness dramatically despite elbow problems. Viv lost 4.5kg and found herself feeling so much more confident and stronger in her day to day life. In fact, during the program she increased her 5 rep max squat to her 30 rep max squat!!!!
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 nutritional support.
To read more information and to book a FREE consultation, CLICK on over to the Amazing 12 Brisbane.
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As a personal trainer I have always put my clients needs ahead of mine and found it easy to hide my own wobbly waist under baggy T-shirts and singlets. Deep down though, I felt guilty for not putting my best, more inspiring self forward to lead by example to my clients.
My business ‘had’ mostly focused on helping people gain strength and movement skills, like lifting heavy stuff, headstands and joint health. All great activities, but I had avoided going down the weight loss path for many reasons. We’re not a judgemental gym. We celebrate good food, whiskey and wine as well as movement.
However, 2021 showed me that there are a growing number of people who gained some Covid kilos! It was time to face the proverbial elephant in the room – no, not me! It was time to start reaching out to offer some new assistance.
In early winter – July 2021- I decided to sign up and dive into some very deep study with the worlds most successful transformation program The Amazing 12.
The A12 training mantra follows a similar model to my own PT business in that it is not a beat-down program. The A12 program supports reasonable, repeatable efforts that in fact, does not stress the body to change, but encourages the body to progress by expanding the bodies comfort zone.
It’s such a well designed program that people up to 70 years of age have graduated and many other people graduate and then restart another wave again. It’s so reasonable and effective that participants can follow it on a continual basis! Not many, if any transformation programs can claim that.
Immediately after successfully certifying I undertook the 12 week program myself.
Our photographer took the before photos which was a reality check! I had appeared to embrace the dad bod a bit too much.
My job over 12 weeks was to follow the training and nutrition program as best I could to re-define the ‘dad bod’.
Quickly it became apparent that the program was even more special than the study made it out to be. The Amazing 12 founder, Paul McIlroy, is a genius with training program mathematics and this was very clear as every session smoothly progressed without ever feeling stressed or under pressure. The nutrition plan too was very simple to follow. It’s what I call a non-diet as it focuses on building a healthier, well rounded relationship with natural foods. Supplements were not even needed.
The A12 is not just about the six pack. The program really does help trainees build a healthier relationship with exercise techniques, appropriate intensities, training consistency and of course, not overcomplicating nutrition. Additionally, the A12 is a performance program. Whilst my own 5rep max Squat increased to a 30 rep ‘sub-max’, my Bench Press 10 rep max increased by 10kg even though I never worked that hard. My wife, also a graduate, increased her 10rm Bench Press by 75%!!! She also added 55% to her 5 rep max Squat… but did it for 30 reps haha – my wife is a legend. But, this all proves the A12 adds real strength as well as body fat loss.
Having just graduated the program last week, I am happy to share my Before and After photos as I am very proud of my accomplishment. I never thought I could lose 11kg or get a hint of a six-pack, but here’s the evidence. By the way, I’m not that guy who normally whips his shirt off in public, so my sharing these photos is justice to my pride in accomplishing graduation as well as being an Amazing 12 Instructor.
I am now working with a small group of people in Brisbane who are on track to achieve similar awesome results just in time for Christmas. Then it will be time again to launch another 12-week wave for the successful applicants.
If you are keen to transform your physique, strength and fitness, head over to Amazing 12 Brisbane for more information and to book a chat. Maybe you want to redefine the dad bod too… or mom bod.
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.
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.
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.