The TNT Approach to
Weight Loss
Our program is built on 3 main components when it comes to a weight loss goal:
  •  Nutrition
  •  Fitness
  •  Accountability
  •   Nutrition Education: We don't just tell you how to eat, we teach you!  We instruct you on the proper Protein, Carbs, and Fats needed, making your food intake specific to your body and based around your goal.
  •   Weekly Meetings: We sit down with you once a week to meal plan for the upcoming week as well as troubleshoot any struggles you're having.
  •   Meal Prep: If you don't have time to meal prep on your own, we offer a meal prep service for you!
  •   Strength Training with a Personal Trainer: Your workouts in the studio are made specifically to you, your goals, and your injuries.  You'll always be working with a trainer to ensure proper form!
  •   Cardio: We give cardio recommendations based on what you enjoy doing and check in with you to ensure you're staying on track.
  •   Weekly and Monthly Assessments: Not only will we be tracking your progress toward your weight loss goal, we'll be tracking your improvements toward strength and flexibility as well!
  • Scheduled Appointments:  Every workout and meeting will be on our schedule, so we'll always know when you're coming in and be prepared the moment you walk through the door.  Oh, and we check up on you if you are running late or trying to skip out ;)
  •   24/7 Access to our Team: Not only will we be in contact with you throughout the week, but you'll have our team's personal numbers so you can get in touch with us whenever any questions or concerns arise.
Most importantly, we have each of our clients follow "The 7 Steps to Hitting Any Weight Loss Goal"...
STEP 1: MAKE THE DECISION AND OVERCOME THOSE DANG EXCUSES
So you’ve got a goal in mind, and you think you’re ready to take action...But first, let us ask you this:
How bad do you want it?!
You can have the most detailed plan, the best team, and the greatest tracking systems in the world in place, but none of those things will get you to your goal unless your head is in the game. That means not buying into the excuses your head is selling you. Because working toward your goal is going to be a daily, conscious decision. It’s going to be hard. It’s going to test you and push you beyond your comfort zone. But if you weren’t ready and willing to make those changes, then you wouldn’t be here on our page, now would you?

And since we’re on the topic of overcoming excuses, let’s go through some common ones that we hear from our clients and create solutions out of them…
“It hasn’t worked when I tried it in the past. Why would this time be any different?”
What Your Brain is Telling You:
“You’ve tried this before and failed. Why are you wasting your time attempting it again. What makes this any different than the last program/diet/pill?”

 What It Should be Saying:
“Those things you did in the past were meant to give you short-term results. They weren’t changing your habits to make them a lifestyle. They were quick fixes.”

“This time you can and will make it work. You have no other option. Excuses be damned!”
“It’s too expensive…”
What Your Brain is Telling You:
“You can’t afford to add this to your bills in addition to everything else. Why tap into your savings?”

 What It Should be Saying:
“I spend $XX a month on eating out. $XX on my phone. $XX on other assorted things that aren’t necessarily needs. I can rearrange my budget a bit in order to make this work because it’s important to me.”

“The amount that I’ll be saving on health insurance, medication, and surgeries in the long-term will more than make up for what I’ll be paying right now.”
"I just don’t have time…” (See also:)
- "I’m too busy to put in that much effort right now."
- "I’m super behind at work..."
- "The kids’ schedule has me running around town like a crazy person!"
What Your Brain is Telling You:
 “You’ve got so much on your plate already that there’s no way you could possibly add another thing in.”
“This month wouldn’t be too bad, but next month is pure madness and there’s no use in starting something that you’ll just fall off on in a few weeks.”

What it Should be Saying:
“You have a priority problem. If you really wanted to make it work, then you would. If that means catching up on TV as you do cardio, then so be it. If that means asking someone to help bus the kids to practice after school, then that’s what will have to happen. You CAN and WILL make that goal become a reality!”

“No problem is without a solution and if you’re struggling then you can ALWAYS ask for help. Your schedule is constantly encountering new hiccups, so it’s best to start problem solving at the start.”
If you can’t overcome those excuses, then let’s stop here. Going any further would make absolutely no sense, because the rest of the steps are only useful if you’re ready to TRULY MAKE A CHANGE AND CHASE AFTER YOUR GOAL!

But if you ARE ready to leave those excuses in the past where they belong, let’s move on to the next step...
STEP 2: REALIZE THIS ISN’T A QUICK FIX
Despite what every marketing company is selling you, there is no way to lose weight (or achieve any other significant goal for that matter) that is both quick and maintainable.

Hitting your goal and staying there isn’t something that will happen courtesy of a magic pill. It’s going to be tedious. It’s going to take a lot of time. But it WILL be worth it in the long run--we promise you that!

So, being the visual learners that we are, we decided to make a few graphs to show you why our approach toward health and fitness is different from what you hear about on Facebook and TV.
For the sake of easy measurement, let’s use a weight loss goal as an example. Let’s say you want to lose 30 lbs.
There are two main types of programs you’re going to be faced with in order to reach that 30 lb. goal: Results Based Programs and Habit Based Programs.

Like the graph shows, your Results Based Programs are going to promise fast weight loss from the beginning (and they’ll probably deliver on that promise!) But the issue with this type of program is that it isn’t maintainable in the long run. Either it’s too restrictive (as in the case of most fad diets), too expensive (as in the case of most pills and shakes), or it simply shows its true nature as time goes on. The earmark of programs like these is that you have a lot of success at the beginning, but as time goes on you start to gain all that weight back.
Habit Based Programs are the flip side of this. They won’t shoot straight out of the gate with big losses. They’re trying to TEACH you how to make healthy decisions, giving you knowledge that will work miracles for you for years to come. 

As you can see, the more months that pass, the more the weight loss increases (as will your knowledge of proper nutrition and exercise!) The earmark of this program is that you really won’t find yourself yo-yoing too much. Habit Based Programs are maintainable for life.  
But that’s not the only graph we have for you. Let’s dive a little bit deeper than simply looking at the results. Instead, let’s take a look at how much effort you’ll have to put into each program:
Short Term Results: 
This is what you see with the Results Based Programs we talked about before: Big results on the front-end, but not so easy-to-maintain in the long run. They pull you in by being super simple: All you have to do is take this pill or only eat from this list of foods. Programs like these claim that they’ve figured out this super-complex, secret formula and packaged it in a made-easy form for you, but their problem lies in the fact that they are nothing more than a quick fix.  
Diet Pills: You know, the ones that claim they’ll help you drop weight fast (and they often live up to that claim, don’t get us wrong), but leave you right back at the starting block as soon as you quit them...

Fad Diets: Another popular one that claims they’ve found the perfection combination of foods to get you to your goal. They have you follow a strict regimen, but once again, the moment you’re on your own you realize you can’t maintain that type of diet and ultimately fall back into your old habits.
If you’ve tried some of these in the past, then you know the drill...They’ll leave you frustrated and demotivated once it’s all said and done--doing absolutely nothing to help reverse that negative mindset toward health and fitness that we all seem to be programed with.

No Results:
According to our chart, this category falls under both ‘Simple’ and ‘Little Effort’, which makes sense considering the outcome…

If you’re looking for something simple and you’re not looking to make any changes to what you’re currently doing, then it sounds like you’re comfortable with where you’re at right now--which is good, because you won’t see any long-term results with something that doesn’t force you to put in a little sweat and planning.

Long Term Results:
This category involves a simple strategy and relies on a good amount of effort on your part. It’s what all Habit Based Programs are made of! Is it tedious? Yes. But is it life-changing? Without a doubt.
Now before you start bemoaning the whole “lots of work” thing, keep this in mind: This isn’t a “One Size Fits All” solution like those short-term result programs you’ve dealt with in the past. The best fit will always be tailored to you. And most of that tailoring will come from a good amount of trial and error on your part--testing to see what works with your lifestyle, what doesn’t, and what changes you’ll have to make in order to get to where you want to be.

You are building these habits for the rest of your life. And that means that you’ll have to change the way you think about how you’re currently eating or exercising. That isn’t always the easiest thing to do. But knowledge is power, and we want to give you the knowledge you NEED TO SUCCEED so you’re not stuck on relying on those quick fixes forever.
Pro Athlete:  
Let’s be real, most of us won’t have to worry about this category...unless you suddenly have a strong desire to become one of the best athletes in the world (in which case, go get ‘em! We’ve got your back on that too!)  

People who fall in this range have programs with infinitely more facets than the average person needs. Their nutrition and exercise plans will be highly complex in order to fit their athletic goals and they’ll have to be incredibly precise in meeting those plans if they want to find success. Tedious and complex--definitely not something most of us would love to hear, but for the pro athlete, that’s what is needed in order to get to the top. And like we said earlier, if you have the desire and drive to do it, then there’s no stopping you!

Now, all of you looking for Long-Term Results, let’s continue on to the next step…
TNT Health and Fitness - 2018