Sweat [swet] verb, sweat or sweat·ed, sweat·ing (also known as FAT CRYING)
Before we get into the “how” I would like to take a second to get into “why” I got into the health and fitness industry
In 1988 it was cold and snowy. I was only 16 and had begged and pleaded for a weight set so I could build my chest and guns.
Under the Christmas tree was a box just long enough to possibly hold a weight set and man was it heavy so I was very excited to open it. I frantically peeled off the wrapping paper and dug into the box. I could already feel my biceps growing with just with the thoughts of pumping iron.
When I opened the box I looked in and there was definitely a weight set in there albeit not quite what I was expecting. There in the box was a broom handle and two plastic pails filled with rocks. My Dad was sitting there with a grin ear to ear
All of the wind was taken out of my sails as I sat there confused and not quite getting the humour. My Dad said “Derek, go down to the basement and you may find what you are looking for”. So I went scrambling down the stairs and almost did a header because I was in such a rush to get down there. There it was… my first weight set and bench. You know the type with the cement weight plates covered in plastic. That was the day I started on my path to help others. Although I did not know that at the time.
This was the last Christmas that I got to spend with my Dad. As it turned out Dad had his 3rd heart attack a few days later and was not able to pull through so I lost him very early in life. Due to poor lifestyle choices, stress, and smoking since childhood he had hardening of the arteries and a bad ticker.
Today, 24 years later I am a Certified Personal Trainer Specialist, Pre-Post Natal Specialist, Holistic Nutritionist (CHN) and Published author on Amazon. In all honesty none of this means a thing when compared to the intense passion I have to assist others so that a similar situation does not happen to them and their families.
If you are like most of my clients you may relate to any of the following points:
- Tried to lose weight but were not successful and are close to losing hope.
- Lost weight only to gain it back again which extremely discouraging.
- This is your first time trying to take off the weight and you super nervous.
- You do not like the personal looking back at you in the mirror and just once, you would like to feel comfortable in your own skin.
- You are tired of being tired. Keeping up to your kids can be very challenging.
- Your relationship with food is an unhealthy one. You feel guilty all of the time.
- The Dr. says lose it or there is going to be trouble down the road. Possibly diabetes or heart disease.
- Knowing what, how and when to eat would be a super stress reliever.
These are all challenges that I work on every day with you as a client and have been doing so with success for over 20 years. If you relate to one or maybe even ALL of the challenges listed above you need a trainer or coach who specializes in “Making The Fat Cry”. Luckily you came to the right place. I specialize in assisting clients like you lose weight, tone up, and peel the outer layer to see what is underneath. Also, because I have my Holistic Nutrition Certification I am able to do all of these things by teaching you to eat properly so the weight that you lose is gone FOREVER.
You see, I want to help the client who needs to lose 30,40, 50… 150 pounds. I have trained athletes, runners, fitness competitors and bodybuilders but that is not my PASSION. My passion is to work with clients that I can make a HUGE life changing impact on. People like you who may be confused and frustrated.
Check out the testimonials and before and afters that clients have allowed me to put up. There are many, many more but I am sure you will agree that these tell the story pretty well.
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“I chose Derek Shannon because of his specialties in women’s fitness and holistic nutrition. I was definitely not looking for another diet and I am very happy with Derek’s approach to nutrition and meal planning. He worked with me to find the right program – and it works! I don’t feel deprived – I just feel motivated to see more results and I know I am able to carry this plan forward on my own.No more ‘muffin top’!! I have lost almost 20lbs and gone from clothes that were a tight size 14 to a comfortable size 10. This summer, I was at ease wearing tanks, shorts and even a bathing suit!! The best part is that I now know I have the exercise and nutrition knowledge I need to create lasting lifestyle changes.”
“Pam K. Calgary, Canada”
“Derek’s approach to nutrition helped me out a great deal. I have endometriosis and anyone who has it knows that it’s very hard to cope with when doctors can’t do a whole lot for you.Derek’s help on changing my lifestyle has made such an improvement to my daily life and overall quality of life. His research into my condition ensured that I was taking in only foods that were leading to improve my health. Food logging and recommending meals was such a great help. I now have the skills and the knowledge to maintain a healthy and beneficial diet for my disease. I can’t thank him enough for helping me to feel better!
“Ayla T. Calgary, Canada”
“I made an appointment with Derek after almost a year of struggling with a sluggish thyroid, tiredness, and weight gain. Once it was balanced I decided I needed to get back on track, lose the weight, and begin eating and exercising properly.In comes Derek. I showed up feeling very unmotivated, out of shape, and wanting results but dreading the what I thought would be torturous work to get there. Much to my surprise, I found a reborn love for proper nutrition and training.Derek got me right back on track with an excellent eating plan, tweaked specifically to my needs!Derek’s positivity and encouraging words always help to me stay on track and try harder. I am thrilled with the results I have seen since my first session: a significant body fat percentage drop, clothes that fit better, more energy and motivation, as well as huge improvements in my fitness level! Thank you so much Derek!”
“Jamie R. Montreal, Canada”
“After 3 years of college and another 3 years of workforce abuse I was getting really chubby. I hit 330 lbs and one day it dawned on me that if I don’t change the way I live I may not live for very long. I’ve worked hard and made many lifestyle changes to try to get into shape and my ultimate goal will be to lose 100 lbs in total and with Derek’s training and nutritional guidance. I recently hit 275 lbs this past month which is my high school weight and I am so excited to continue to drop the pounds.
“Kelly Z. Calgary, Canada”
“I decided to search for help in losing weight because I was gaining too much weight and couldn’t take it off no matter what I tried (which was only exercising 20 minutes a day and not changing my diet). I was feeling desperate and was considering one of the “quick weight loss” methods, even thought I knew that was not the healthy long-term way to go. And then as fate had it I had “won” gift cards for Bounce Life Systems studio. I thought “what could I lose by trying this?” I have not done any real research into personal trainers, so I didn’t know what to expect. You do stand out from others because you offer nutritional advice as well as one on one, which is very important to me rather than going to a gym where lots of people are around and you don’t get the one on one, and therefore not the full effect of workouts if someone is not showing you the proper way to do it. My biggest challenge was not being in the right frame of mind to lose the weight. I felt I had no time or energy to work out because of work, and I knew my eating habits were terrible and that’s where I really needed the help.
This was by far the best decision I made. You are very knowledgeable about eating better (who would have thought eating more helps a person lose weight?!) and the workouts targeted the whole body and I felt more energized throughout the day and within a couple weeks noticed a huge difference in my body.
Derek you are positive, energetic and strict (in a good way!) and I am looking forward to seeing you in January (hopefully it’s based more on a want than a need!!) But I’ve learned lots and have gotten into the rhythm of eating my healthy snacks throughout the day so I don’t binge eat when I get home from work and then eat supper! Thanks for making me feel better all around!”
“Chandelle B. Calgary, Canada”
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P.S. I have to warn you that this program is NOT for those who want a magic pill or a quick fix. Bounce Life Systems is only for you if youʼre looking for a program that will give you the you all the skills and habits you need to hit your targets and change your life once and for all. But that’s not all… you will be able to keep the weight off because you have learned a system that you can continue to use forever and even teach the rest of your family.
You see, I am tired of the constant yo-yo results offered by most trainers, diet books and exercise programs. I have seen my private and abroad clients tortured by it. In fact you will most likely put on even more weight if you yo-yo back up in weight.
I have spent the last 20 years honing my craft to be a no nonsense, easy and sustainable system that everyone can use to live an active, balanced and energy filled lifestyle.