22 years. Wow. It’s hard to believe it’s been that long.
Most days I don’t even feel 22 years old (I certainly don’t act it, LOL). But that’s how long it’s been since I trained my first client, the boss of my summer job, for $20 cash.
I wasn’t even a certified trainer yet (that wouldn’t happen until 1996), but I knew my way around the weight room as well as anyone in town.
Heck, it’s been over 25 years since I first started lifting weights at the local YMCA at age 14, the same gym that I still stop by from time to time.
The gym has changed. Fifteen years ago it was moved out of the dungeon and up to the 2nd floor. It even has windows now, ha! Sunlight actually shines in. Gone are the ex-cons that used to bang the weights and leave 45 pound plates stacked on every piece of equipment. Women use the weight room now. Cute old grandmas, some of them 70 years of age or older.
The gym is a different world these days. I guess I’m the only constant, and the basics that I do that work so well, like my Big 5 exercises.
- Total Body Ab Movement
You can make an incredible bodyweight challenge circuit with those doing as many repetitions as possible in one minute for each:
The “5-Rocks” Bodyweight Challenge”
1) Prisoner Squats
2) Decline or Regular Pushups
3) Pullups or Bodyweight Rows
4) Bulgarian Split Squats or Regular Split Squats (60 seconds per side)
5) Cross-Body Mountain Climbers
– Rest 1 minute and repeat up to 2 more times.
Those movements are my Rocks.
Just as I am your Rock, too.
You see, we all need “Rocks” in our life.
We need things and people that we can count on to be there everyday, providing the stability, love, and support we need in our ever increasingly stressful and demanding lives.
Here at Turbulence Training, it is my goal to be Your Rock.
Whether it is through the daily Facebook QnA sessions, ‘showing up’ in your home to take you through a Home Workout Revolution or Turbulence Training video workout, or sending you daily motivational emails, I want you to know that I’ll be there for you for another 22 years.
We’re in this for life, right?
You’re going to keep on pushing, changing, and improving every day, right?
This is your new lifestyle. Gone are the wasted days on long, boring, cardio workouts, and here to stay are the new short, burst workouts that finally give you the results you deserve all in just a few minutes per day.
We’re going to have a great journey.
And when and if you stumble…you’ll know that you can always lean up against your rock, ol’ CB, and rest your weary feet, catch your breath, get some good advice on how to deal with stress or travel or fat loss plateaus, and then be on your way down the path of success again.
That’s the role of The Rock…to be there when you need it for support.
I’m sure you know this very well. I imagine you’re The Rock in the lives of many people, from your children to your parents, from your co-workers to the other parents at your children’s school. They know they can count on you. They know you are the dependable Rock.
We should all aspire to be The Rock in someone’s life, that consistent, always there, always on the level, always dependable, source of support. It matters.
Our children need Rocks. Without positive Rocks in their life, they fill the void with temptations that can lead down dangerous paths.
It’s the same for my personal training clients, just as it is for you.
You need a Transformation Rock. You need someone that will deliver you the social support, the accountability, the kick-in-the-butt, the technical guidance, the advanced advice, the beginner motivation, the encouraging smile, and the ‘evil eye’ when you make excuses.
And that’s what ol’ CB is here to do for you.
Without a Rock in your life, you’ll be tempted to fall back into bad habits, to give in to old addictions, and to be seduced by the empty promises of fast food and skipped workouts.
But with a Rock in your life, you’ll have the support you need to beat those demons, to avoid the sinking sand of temptation.
You need a Rock that has been around and has proven that it is strong enough to support you.
And Turbulence Training – and ol’ CB – is the Rock you need.
22 years I’ve been at this.
14 years ago I started writing for Men’s Health, then Women’s Health, Oxygen, Prevention, Men’s Fitness, Maxim, and all those other magazines.
13 years have passed since I wrote the first Turbulence Training workout and posted in on the Internet.
7 years ago we started our 1st TT Transformation Contest (and we’re on version #19 now…and #20 will start in May). 4 years back we held our first Turbulence Training Live Summit with over 50 attendees, and this year almost 300 people will join us in San Diego.
3 years have passed since we Certified our first Turbulence Trainers, and now we have over 100 all over the world.
I can’t wait to see what comes next!
But I’m still just getting started being The Rock in your Transformation.
I promise that I’ll be here for Life.
It’s what I was born to do.
I couldn’t stop myself if I tried, not even if I was the King of the World, I’d never stop creating and coaching at Turbulence Training.
And so that’s why I want to make you this incredible Lifetime Offer. You see, Ballantyne’s Day is coming up, and it’s surely your favorite holiday of the year, right?
To celebrate Ballantyne’s Day, I want to put a Rock in your life. (No, not a large diamond, silly…but something much more important.
For a limited time, you have the opportunity to take advantage of the most incredible offer in fitness that will add the Rock you need into your life.
It’s called the Turbulence Training Lifetime Access Partnership.
- Instant access to every workout, diet, and video I’ve ever created
- Every workout I will create in the future – for LIFE
- The TT Member’s forums and private customer email list
- And FREE access to the annual TT Summit for life
There are over 135 different Turbulence Training workout and nutrition programs – and a new one is delivered every month. There are dozens of hours of follow-along workout videos. There’s a forum where you can ask me all of your personal workout and nutrition questions.
And then there is the magical Turbulence Training Summit…where each year we all get together and do morning bootcamp workouts, share Transformation stories, and bring in top experts, like Alwyn & Rachel Cosgrove, Brad Pilon, and more. And you get to attend for FREE for Life (while non-Lifetime members must pay $497 every year).
Now if you invested in all of these resources one-by-one, it would end up at over $3000. And that’s just for access to what I’ve done in the past.
But during our special Ballantyne’s Day offer, you’ll get your Lifetime Partnership for just a fraction of that…but only if you hurry and take advantage of this week’s holiday celebration sale. The price increases by $200 as soon as Ballantyne’s Day ends, and you’ll never see this steal-of-a-deal again.
The first 22 years of my career have been an incredible journey, and I’ve learned a lot. But it’s what you and I will learn in the next 3 months, 12 months, 5 years, and beyond that really gets me excited.
Just think of how fit and healthy you’ll be in just a few weeks of using all of my programs, let alone with lifetime access to your Fitness Rock. And just imagine how great the TT workouts will be in a year from now…or by 2018.They’ll be space-aged fat burning workouts I bet – with flying cars!
You’ll be shocked to see all of the programs you’re currently missing out on. You likely didn’t know about these popular programs:
- TT Muscle Building at Home (April 2007)
- TT Fat Loss for “Reformed Meatheads” (May 2009)
- TT Adventure Race Training (April 2012)
- Simple Nutrition for Fat Loss (my easy diet plan)
- TT Abs 1000 (a legendary Abs Challenge workout)
- TT Addiction (one of the most underrated TT programs ever)
- TT Adrenaline (a favorite of Catherine Gordan, 2013 TT Trainer of the Year)
And so many more.
You’ll get all of those, plus all of my videos, FREE access to every TT Summit for Life, and YES, every workout that I ever create, as part of the TT Lifetime Partnership.
Be a TT Partner for Life <= Price increases $200 after Ballantyne’s Day
Committed to being your Rock for Life,
Craig Ballantyne, CTT
Certified Turbulence Trainer
PS – Let me know if you have any questions or need support in any way.
That’s what Rocks are for.
Stay strong, keep pushing on, and Happy Ballantyne’s Day!