BEACH READY TRAINER BIO
Certified Personal Trainer WIL METCALFE
I hope that my get in shape story inspires anyone who is struggling with their health, their weight, their confidence, their image, or their motivation. If I can do it, so can you!
It was the summer of 2007, and when I looked in the mirror, I was not happy with who I saw looking back at me. In my mind I thought of myself as fit and in shape but when I looked in the mirror that is not who I saw at all. I was fat, tired, out of shape, and miserable with life. A two year struggle with a snowboarding injury had left me limping and wincing in pain at every step. Staring at my own reflection made me feel sick and upset – this was not the life I had imagined for myself.
This realization forced me to be brutally honest with myself, to stop hiding behind my clothes and the lame excuses AND TO GET OFF MY BUTT AND DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT! I knew that something HAD to change! Me. I had to change NOW. If I didn’t immediately begin stripping away the debilitating LIES that I was telling myself then I would only become more out of shape, more unhappy and more out of context with who I was meant to be – an elite athlete and professional personal trainer.
Here are a few good examples of the lies or R.U.T.S. (Real Ugly Thinking Syndrome) I was stuck in:
“I’m alright the way I am.”
“I don’t have time to work out today!”
”I am way too busy right now. I’ll start fresh tomorrow.”
“I’ve tried before and failed so why will this time be different?”
“I can always change my bad habits later on when it’s more convenient.”
“Eating healthy and working out is expensive!”
“I want to buy that big screen T.V. I saw the other day! I think that would be more fun than going for a run outside or lifting some weights anyways.”
I made a decision to throw away my ugly old thought patterns and committed myself to change no matter how hard it was. From that point on I became like a man obsessed! I was going to do whatever it took to get the change - mind, soul, and body - that I wanted and needed!
A health and fitness lifestyle became my driving priority and I began to exercise in the gym 6 days a week for 1 to 2 hours. Sometimes I even got up at 3 a.m. to get my workouts in before I had to drive to work! I took “before pictures” and posted them EVERY Sunday morning as my profile picture for all my friends to see! I was results focussed and nothing else mattered to me! Not even when people who said they were my friends laughed and made fun of what I was doing! Their laughter was a small price to pay for achieving my goals.
I wasn’t going to let anything stand in the way! I was going to achieve the results I was after no matter what other people said! I was going to pay the price! It didn’t matter if people laughed or said that I was wasting my time or said that fitness wasn’t an important enough goal. I was going to CHANGE!
So I threw out the depressing junk food that was sitting like gremlins around the house and in the fridge waiting for their moment to add another layer of fat to my body. Instead of binge eating like a hungry hungry hippo whenever I wanted, I began planning my meals (6 meals per day) and eating healthy wholesome foods in healthy wholesome portion sizes.
Finally the day came for me to share the results I had achieved. I had worked hard so in celebration I had a professional photo shoot done.
MY BEACH READY 12 WEEK CHALLENGE  JUNE 17, 2007 – SEPTEMBER 2, 2007
After I posted up those photos no one was laughing anymore! Instead they’re tripping over themselves to ask me how I got in shape in 12 Weeks! If I knew that I could look and feel like that in 12 weeks I would have started my Beach Ready Challenge years ago!
I began thinking about helping other people get in shape just like I had. I knew that if I could do it other people out there could and would want to do it as well! I wanted to help people feel the exact way that I had felt on that day. It was just sooooooo good! It was life changing. A complete confidence upgrade! So! Why not design a life around helping other people get Beach Ready?! This was the experience that prompted me to become a certified personal trainer.
Fast forward over 10 years and I have had the pleasure of helping lots of people (other personal trainers, doctors, professional athletes, T.V. hosts, famous singers, musicians, models, business professionals, post-pregnant mothers, students, etc.) get into the best shape of their lives. It feels so good to be a part of their get in shape stories! Seeing people transform before my eyes in 12 short weeks over and over again has been such an amazing experience for me. I truly LOVE what I do! And honestly... I can't think of anything else I would rather be doing than helping these exceptional people get Beach Ready!
As well, I will be posting up my own current fitness activities as I continue to keep within striking distance of my own Beach Ready goals every single day! I will be using the @Actifit app to do that! It's a pretty fun/awesome idea if you ask me so make sure you check that out!
As well, please follow my company's Steemit account @beachready (and of course myself: @wil.metcalfe) as I will be adding valuable fitness content and answering fitness related questions via these channels! Also! As a note... I will be tagging my content using the #BeachReady hashtag. If any of you guys and girls out there are living the Beach Ready lifestyle then feel free to join me on the Virtual Beach by using the #BeachReady hashtag! :)
Thank you everyone for reading this far! I hope that you enjoyed my introduction post!
Certified Personal Trainer