I Want You on My Team Yo!

“‘For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘Plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.'” – Jeremiah 29:11

CoachSummit2013My trip to Vegas for Coach Summit 2013 set me on FIRE!

It was just what I needed to get focused on using the talents, abilities and passion God has given me to help others with their health and fitness. I’ve done a lot of thinking and soul searching since the Coach Summit and I’m ready to take things to another level in order to honor and glorify God.

I’m going to continue growing Underground Fitness Revolution and my Beachbody business based on Honesty, Integrity and Character while loving God, loving people and serving others.

We ALL have a responsibility to take care of the body God gave us as well as our health. It is our duty but it doesn’t stop with us. We need to love and serve others as well. However, I cannot do this alone. I need your help.

I want to educate, motivate and inspire you. I want you to join my team and help me reach more people. Together, we can help “End the Trend” of obesity and really make a difference in other people’s lives for the better. This will be a leadership and mentorship program.

Here’s an overview of what being a Beachbody Coach is all about. This covers the basic Beachbody Coach information and my videos below go into my Leadership and Mentorship program: http://renegadenate.com/join-my-team/


BAM!! Eric (bottom), Todd (middle) and Nate (top) performing a triple-stack plank in front of the Bellagio in Vegas yo!

Although that page answers a few basic questions, what I’m putting together is a true Leadership, Training, Education and Mentorship program. This includes monthly meetings to help you grow as a person and give you the tools you need to help and motivate others to get in shape and improve their health. My Coaching Leadership Program will help you in all other areas of your life as well. And should you choose to grow your Beachbody business, I will give you all the training, education and tools you need to succeed.

If you have benefited from my coaching, support, training and nutrition at Underground Fitness Revolution, or if you use or have used Shakeology or a Beachbody training program, or if someone has asked you about working out, how to lose weight or what you’ve done to get fit and healthy, then you are already doing exactly what I’m talking about.

Please invite family, friends or anyone else you know that has an interest in weight loss, fitness, health, making some extra money, owning their own business or becoming financially free watch the videos below where I share my mission, vision and passion for what I’m doing and why I need your help and how you can help change many lives in the process. When you’re ready to join my team, please contact me!





Kevin and Nate at Coach Summit Super Saturday Workout 2013 yo!

Have a blessed day yo!


Follow, Believe and Obey Your Way to Weight Loss!

“And Jesus said to them, ‘Follow me, and I will make you fisher’s of men.'” – Matthew 4:19

All of life’s instructions can be found in the bible. If you want to know how to love, have a wonderful marriage and great sex, manage your finances, raise children, work, live, eat and anything else in life, all you have to do is turn to the bible. God’s word has already showed us what to do and how to do it. Every answer you want to know has already been addressed in a sound biblical manner including weight loss, fitness and health.

In addition, the gospel (bible, Word of God, scripture, etc.) follows a specific order to be presented to someone that doesn’t know Christ or his teachings. Not sure how this has anything to do with your health and fitness? Hang on, keep reading, and we’ll tie it all together soon.

First, let’s take a look at the order of the gospel and how it should be presented:

1.) Follow
2.) Believe
3.) Obey

It’s unfortunate that many churches and pastors present this out of order. They expect someone who doesn’t yet follow or believe in Christ to begin by obeying all of his teachings and commands. So when someone new first steps foot in the door one Sunday morning, they are told to stop doing all the things they’ve been doing that go against Christ and his teachings before they even follow, believe or know Jesus.

The problem is a person may be yearning to know more about Christ, or they may be ready to hear the Word of God, but they can’t expect to give up everything immediately if they don’t yet follow or believe in Christ in the first place. This immediately causes the person to say, “Whoa! I want to know more about Christ, but I need to follow and believe in Him before I commit to obeying him and giving up _________ (fill in the blank of various sins here)”.

That’s why the gospel is presented in a way where step one is to Follow Christ first. To come as you are. Not to change your job or life in any way, but to come and hear more about who Christ is and his great love for us. Jesus said to his disciples, “Come, follow me.” He didn’t tell Matthew, the tax collector (a despised profession), to give up his job and stop doing what he was doing. He didn’t ask his other disciples and followers to stop what they were doing (killing Christians, committing other sins). All he said was, “Follow me.”

Over time, when Christ’s disciples and followers heard his teachings and saw his miracles, they began to Believe in him (step 2). They realized that he truly did come to us as the Son of God to serve us, love us and die for our sins.

As Christ’s disciples continued to follow and believe, they then took the last step: Obey. They became obedient to God and his son, Jesus Christ, and began to give up their old ways, their sinful ways, and they began to grow in love and in the teachings of Christ.

Had Jesus asked them to first obey him rather than follow and eventually believe, they would have laughed or said, “No way buddy! I don’t know who you think you are, but I’m not going to give up doing what I’m doing for some crazy guy like yourself that I don’t even know or believe in.”

So what does this have to do with your weight loss, fitness and health goals? Everything.

In order for me to coach you and help you reach your goals, I need you to Follow, Believe and Obey (or establish new habits and a lifestyle) what I instruct you to do in order for you to succeed.

If, on the first day, I told you to obey all my instructions to lose weight and get in shape, you would be overwhelmed and probably say, “There’s no way I can do that. I can’t give up __________ (your favorite food here), and I don’t have time to train that often, or that hard, or that way, and I can’t even do that much if I haven’t been doing anything to begin with.

Would the things I instructed you to do work? Certainly. I’ve seen it work time and time again for my coaching clients. But if I told you do all of that on day one, it would be too much and you would probably think I’m crazy or you would suffer from “analysis paralysis” and not take the steps I show you.

However, if I said to you, “Let’s start out by committing to training 2-3 days each week and start making better food choices,” do you think you could commit to doing that on day one? Certainly. It’s much easier to start taking small, positive, healthy steps in the right direction rather than trying to do it all at once.

And if I said, “Okay, let’s work on improving one major area of your nutrition – will you commit to eating breakfast each morning or drinking Shakeology?” Do you think that would be possible? Yes! In this instance, I’m asking you to Follow me. I’m asking you to give me a chance to show you that I know what I’m talking about, and I know what works whether it’s new to you or for someone that’s been doing this for a while.

Once you begin to FOLLOW me, you will begin to BELIEVE that what I’m telling you is true and really works. Not only for weight loss or better fitness levels, but for improved health, energy, sleep and more!

Once you BELIEVE, then you will be more likely to OBEY what coaching tips and advice I provide. Now, I don’t want to make it seem that you need to be obedient to me or obey my teachings. Actually, I want you to obey God’s teachings and commands. Ultimately, He is the one we all should submit to and show obedience to when it comes to our bodies and lives. He’s already shown us how to do it and we are stewards of the body he has given us (more on this in a future blog).

I want you to take what I teach you and make it a HABIT and a part of your LIFESTYLE. That’s the kind of obedience I want you to have. Because once you establish new, healthy habits and it becomes a part of your lifestyle, it will be much easier for you to reach your goals, and, more importantly, maintain them later down the road and for the rest of your life.

I want you to live a healthy, productive life free from all the diseases and health problems that so many people face today because they are not taking the necessary steps to eat properly and exercise.

So let’s summarize how you can follow, believe and obey your way to weight loss:

1.) Follow – You can always follow me through the tips and advice I provide on my blog, Facebook or Twitter. You can try the many recipes I’ve posted on my web site. You can also follow the instructions I provide to my coaching clients through our 12-week challenges to help keep them motivated and accountable while working toward establishing new habits and making it a part of their lifestyle. Follow me, and I’ll give you the information you need to succeed. But you have to ACT on it!

2.) Believe – I want you to rely on my more than 20 years of education and experience in the field of fitness and nutrition. This is my passion and it’s what God created me to do! I’ve made all the mistakes. I’ve followed the fads and failed trying. I’ve experimented on myself and my clients and finally know what works and what doesn’t. I can help you reach your goals so you don’t have to make my mistakes. I want you to believe that I know what I’m talking about even if it goes against everything you have heard and learned. Because many of those things are wrong, and since I go against what has been preached for so long, I’m in the minority. I’m the Renegade. I’m doing things differently but the results are proven. Believe in me and I will lead you down the correct path to good health, weight loss and improved fitness!

3.) Obey – Like I said earlier, you don’t have to think of this as strict obedience to me. Think of it as establishing new habits and making it a part of your lifestyle. This is the last and crucial step to your success. Once you have followed my tips and advice, and believe in what I say as truth, then you can begin to implement everything so it becomes a positive healthy habit and a part of your lifestyle so it becomes automatic to you every single day. Just like it has for me. I believe in you and know you can do this. It will take time and hard work, but it will be worth it!

I hope this has given you a new perspective on how to attain your weight loss, fitness and health goals. By starting with smaller steps, following the information I provide, and believing that it will work, you will be able to become more obedient and make it a habit and a part of your lifestyle.

Once you do that, it becomes a lot easier and it also allows you to show others how to do it by becoming a Coach!