Beach Body programme….final week!

Now in it’s fnal week, the Beach Body will conclude this Friday with 15 people having their final weigh-ins and measurements to gauge their progress.
Weight, bodyfat and waist circumference will be compared to the previous readings taken at the beginning of the programme three weeks ago.
Most have stuck to the programme and looking great already as a result. I’ve noticed people’s energy levels have improved, as well as their skin and eyes. I’ve been doing the the programme too- even giving up meat (not easy as a South American!)

Personally I’m loving the feeling of sustained energy throughout the day, waking up at 6am every morning. My quality of sleep is much improved as is the my performance in workouts. Its great not being a slave to caffeine with its daily highs and lows.
For many on the programme this is the first time they will have gone four weeks without drinking any alcohol in their lives! I’m very excited to see the results at the end of this week- the biggest reward any trainer can get!
I’ve been making smoothies every morning using Acai berries (frozen pulp from Sublime foods)
Here’s the super-foods smoothie I’m having every morning (beware this has you buzzing for hours!)
MrC’s Buzzing Smoothie

1 pack of Sublime Acai
1 teaspoon Bee Pollen
1 teaspoon Maca
1 teaspoon Spirulina
Frozen Strawberries
Frozen Blueberries
Fresh ginger
1/2 cup of Water
1/2 cup Bio-live yoghurt

Blend together for the best smoothie in the world!

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Beach Body Programme- Week 1

Now entering the second week, the Beach Body programme is well underway. Fifteen determined individuals are following the strict detox plan, and exercising with Kettlebells up to five times a week for records breaking results. One lady lost 6kg last I’m really excited to see how this bunch get on!

After a weigh-in, bodyfat measurement, and waist circumference reading, everyone was given a full run down of their diet. These measurements are then compared at the end of the programme to gauge results. Not everyone is doing the programme for weight loss. Some are looking for better health and more energy. One chap is looking to gain (lean) weight on the programme.
Now at the end of Week 1, some are finding it harder than others. After a few days the body is purging its toxins- with headaches and feelings of lethargy (showing how addicted we are to these toxins) ,most people are now reporting feelings of wellbeing and high energy. 

The hardest things to give up (for me included), was Caffeine. I love my Mate tea (an indigenous tea from South America)….but I’ve given this up for the Beach Body programme. 
For others, Sugar is the hardest to give up….many rely on a sugar hit, a few times a day, just to get them through the day!
Thats the whole point of the diet: to re-programme how we feel about these foods and to allow ourselves to break habits formed around the toxins (ie: Coffee in the morning, followed by sugary cereal for breakfast).
Each Monday we all sit down with our filled-out diet sheets, to talk about the diet and share experiences and education. The Kettlebell training further augments the results. With lots of calories being burnt, the body’s metabolism is put on over-drive burning more calories even when we go home.
This year I’m experimenting with cutting out meat from my diet, to see how it affects me, my training and recovery time. I’m still eating fresh fish every day (responsibly sourced), to keep my protein levels high. So far so good!
This year’s Beach Body is full of enthusiastic and driven individuals from all walks of life- giving the programme a fun and motivating experience! The programme has three weeks left, ending on Friday 11th June. 

Spelt is allowed on the Detox diet, so here’s a great recipe for Spelt Bread which you can make yourself!


650G Doves Spelt Flour
2 tsp Sea Salt
15g Soft Organic Butter
Sachet of Yeast
400ml Water (100ml warm, 300ml cold)

– Rub butter into flour and add salt, and stif in yeast.
– Add warm water to form a soft dough
– Knead for 10mins on a floured surface
– Cover and leave to rise in a warm place for half an hour until it has doubled in size
– Bake in a pre-heated oven at 230oC for half an hour.

You can also add dried fruit and nuts for a sweet version. Olive oil can also be used instead of butter.

The next Guaranteed Results weight loss programme will be in August- if you’d like to join us, please send me your details to be added to the list!
Keep checking back for further reports on the programme!

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Beach Body is set to go!

Starting this evening, the Beach Body Programme in Hove will see fifteen determined people embark on a journey of self-discovery and test of will power.
Christian Vila, who runs the programme guarantees the results based on a simple formula:

Clean diet + regular exercise= results.

Christian himself will be following the diet with the group, which involves taking all toxins out from the diet. This includes:

  • Wheat
  • Sugar
  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine
  • Dairy
  • Artificial Additives 

Everyone attending the programme will be weighed, and measured to monitor results. In the past programmes its not uncommon to see up to 6kg of fat lost in the 28 days period. Around 4kg is most common.

The detox diet works excellently with the Kettlebell workouts to sculpt and tone the entire body. People will be expected to attend at least three classes a week as well as follow the prescribed diet to the letter.

The biggest loser will win 2 months membership to Brighton Kettlebells worth £85.

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Last Woman Standing gets the Kettlebell treatment.

Yesterday I had the pleasure of training Anna Campbell, the winner of the hit TV show: Last Woman Standing.

If you didn’t catch the programme on BBC Three, this awesome TV series follows five British athletes from different sporting backgrounds as they take on the challenge of a lifetime – travelling the world competing with women from remote tribes and cultures. This included some crazy challenges including stick fighting and Buffalo racing.
To give Anna a taste of ZT’s Ultimate Training, Sol Gilbert and Christian Vila went back-to-back to deliver a kick-ass session involving Kettlebells and relentless pad work.

Rounds looked like this-
Kettlebells: 2 minutes:
Snatch left: 30 seconds
Jumping Squats: 30 seconds
Snatch right: 30 seconds
Press ups: 30 seconds
1 minute rest
Pad Work: 2 minutes:
Using punches combos and kicks- non stop.
1 minute rest
Repeat above for 6 rounds.
Using the same determination and fitness that won her the title of Last Woman Standing, Anna got through the session sweaty and exhausted but happy.
She’ll be back for more!

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MMA fighter Ryan White prepares for big fight….

With only three weeks left to his big fight, Ryan White has been training with Christian Vila to be at his peak of fitness at BAMMA 3 on May 15th 2010 in Birmingham.
Ryan White (6-4-0) fighting out of ZT Fight Skool is known for his ferocious fighting style and rarely has to go beyond the first round to defeat his opponent.
His opponent, Seth Petruzelli is best known for his controversial 14 second knock out of Kimbo Slice. This is going to be an exciting fight!

Already possessing awesome strength, Ryan has been working with Christian on the conditioning and speed aspect of his fitness.
Using the Turbulence training protocol we set up a treadmill and two exercises for four gruelling 5 minute rounds.
The workout involves sprinting on a treadmill for 30 seconds, followed by two barbell exercises: the split thruster and barbell high pulls, ten reps each.
Once this is completed, Ryan goes back to the treadmill which is still running fast for a further 30 seconds, then goes back to the barbell exercises. This goes on for 5 minutes without rest, taxing all the body energy systems to the max. Ryan rests  for 1 minute and repeats the process three times- with one minute rest between rounds- just like a fight.

This workout would have most people puking, but Ryan White’s conditioning is outstanding enough to withstand the battering. Ryan who is training daily leading up to the fight, is confident he can defeat Petruzelli who called Ryan a “Limey bastard” on the Caged Warriors forum. Ryan said “I’ve been called worse”!
Tickets for the fight are available from the LG Arena Box office.

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