Fitness & Wellness

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The BIGGEST problem with the fitness industry

This is the biggest problem with the fitness industry

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Wes and I started UpFit Training Academy with one thing in mind.

To be the most people focused fitness company in the industry.

Having spent a combined couple of decades working in fitness, we’ve seen it all. The trends, the fads, and the reasons for what most fitness companies do.

Don’t get me wrong. There are some great services out there with awesome coaches/trainers, but most of them just seem to fall short on what people like you really need to succeed.

We’re working hard to create the type of fitness community that you would be proud to be apart of. Somewhere where you can finally work towards the goals you’ve been dreaming about.

Check out the video for what we have in mind, and feel to comment below with any thoughts or suggestions on what YOU would want in a gym of yours.

Show of hands, who wants to get fit and strong??

Why did we start UpFit Training Academy?

Why did Westley and I decide to start our own fitness company?

Because there’s not enough services out there to give people what we REALLY need for success in health and fitness. Most commercial gyms actually model their businesses so that you DON’T show up.

What drives people to keep working hard and doing uncomfortable things (the two most important factors of success in fitness)? A sense of togetherness and accountability to a team and tribe bigger than themselves.

We at UpFit Training Academy strive to create an environment of support and mutual encouragement, and our signature small group training program drives that sort of culture. We find that through facilitating a team atmosphere, our clients practice the most important drivers of success in fitness/health: consistency, self-reliance, and self motivation.

“We assessed 2 types of workout goals: supportive goals and self-image goals. Our subjects strongly indicated that they were much more interested in supporting their fellow exercisers (e.g., camaraderie and support) during their group workouts than being concerned about self-image goals (e.g. sense of competition, physical appearance). Supporting
others while working out was positively related to intrinsic motivation, self-efficacy, satisfaction in small group individualized training, well-being, and self-reported health and energy” (Wayment & McDonald, 2017).

Show of hands, who wants to get fit and strong??

We are at a point in human history where we are overly connected, but yet so isolated. It’s mind blowing that we can go a whole day in one of the most dense cities in the world, and not talk to anybody on a similar journey as us. The path to success is not through solo workouts in a crowded gym with your headphones on. It’s through a high positive atmosphere, where mutual support and teamwork empowers us to push past our perceived limits.

“The results of our study suggest that, at least for some individuals, an individualized group exercise setting may yield benefits beyond what is achieved by workouts performed in solitude. Our results suggest that combining individualized training in small groups provides a context that supports basic psychological needs. Furthermore, an exercise model that combines individual attention in a small-group setting may facilitate what Sandstrom and Dunn argue are the important “weak ties” that facilitate well being and sense of belonging and well being” (Wayment & McDonald, 2017).

Ask us about our signature small group training program! Get inspired by your fellow members, and see how as a team we can achieve more than as individuals. 

-Coach Paul

The Prowler Sled Push will get you mentally strong

How to be Mentally Strong!

The Prowler Sled Push will get you mentally strong

What separates the mentally strong from the mentally weak?

Happy July, and more importantly a happy official midpoint of the year 2018.

These are some thoughts that I have come across that have kept me personally in check and strong mentally.

What are the bad habits holding you back?

Did you know that studies show how our negative thoughts make up more than 80% of all our thoughts for the day?

We are geared toward being negatively biased in the name of survival.

What do mentally strong people not do?

They are conscious of the theme of thoughts that rents space in your head.

The thoughts that impede your acts of greatness and courage.

What are these thoughts that you tell yourself?

Maybe you are…

Throwing a pity party for yourself, “why does this always happen to me?”


Comparing yourself to others, making others the cause of your problems, feeling superiority, feeling less than.


Feeling entitled, saying life is unfair.

The truth is, life is not fair, and stuff will not always happen the way you want it to.

These thoughts seemingly feel so little in the moment, are what we call rationalizations. It’s how we cope when are actions don’t line up with our intentions.

But they can cascade.

Into who you are, the way you act, how you carry yourself.

Instead, go through the discomforts, own it, teach yourself you can handle anything.

You have everything you need to move forward.

What’s one small 1% you can take today?

What do mentally strong people not do?

Make a note of it and take action on it today!


Welcome to our new website!

Welcome to our new website!

We will be writing about a variety of informative topics to help you achieve your health, weight management, and fitness goals. Be sure to check back often and let us know if there’s a specific topic you’d like for us to include. Here are some of the topics we will be covering – hope you’ll enjoy it!

  • Expert Advice,
  • Health & Fitness,
  • Motivations,
  • News & Events,
  • Nutrition Tips & Strategies,
  • Recommended Books,
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