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Stew Lawrence Success Interview | Boise Gym




[00:00:01] Hello this is Brett Denton with Kvell Fitness and Nutrition I’m here with one of our other amazing boise gym clients Stuart Lawrence and he has been training with us throughout to say that I think you’re maybe even going over three years now.


[00:00:17] Has it been that long.


[00:00:19] It’ll be three years this January.


[00:00:22] Yes. So so awesome so I just this guy has done an amazing job and came to ask and has pretty much run the gamut on the program so he’s going to be able to give you some pretty good insight on how he’s been successful for himself. With his busy schedule and all that and we’ll definitely get into that. Dig in. I think it will be very beneficial for a lot of you guys out there listening. So I just want to thank you for taking the time out of your busy day to go on this call and you know everybody kind of a your story how you’ve been successful and how you’ve made it work so welcome.


[00:00:54] OK great. Thank you.


[00:00:57] So I guess the first thing is just to kind. If we can give everybody a brief brief snapshot of who you are you know what you do anything that you feel would help either relate to or then kind of know where you’re coming from as far as you know what does your life look like and how if at all this crazy stuff into it.


[00:01:18] OK.


[00:01:18] So I’m a physician specifically I’m a specialist in the care of critically ill newborns. A lot of people know about my work from what they read about previous very small babies born well before their due date. And they do occupy a lot of our practice but my practice involves taking care of any baby that has difficulties problems and newborn period. And it’s a it’s a 24/7 kind of job. A lot of work at night very difficult to plan your life around. My life around the job because at any given moment I can get called in and everything goes on everything gets put on hold while I go to work basically. And I’ve been an ecologist for nearly 30 years. I grew up in New York educated in in New York and Connecticut finished my medical schooling Mt. Sinai in New York City and since then I’ve been outside of New York. I came to Idaho in 1991 to join the practice here in town hospital based practice and I’ve been working with one or the other a major hospital system since 1991 here in Idaho. And you may have a large family. My children are now all grown. But we did at one time have five kids here under the roof at the same time and they got to watch me up either position who was trying to find time for them and they got a sense for what that life was like and all the while that I’ve been a doctor or been in the intensive education of becoming a physician I’ve always strive to find a way to stay fit to stay healthy.


[00:03:12] Understanding that that was going to be a part of my life that was going to leverage how good a doctor I was and also how good a person how good of a father of a husband I was. Exercise was played a very important role in my life.


[00:03:29] GREENE That’s I mean I’m going to brag on you or let’s you brag on yourself a little. I mean you guys have come up with this phrase in your practice. You guys have come up with some some groundbreaking stuff as far as you know taking care of some of the previews and the babies. Is that correct.


[00:03:45] We’re going back to when I was in fellowship training my specially trained as an ecologist I was amongst a group of physicians that did the research to ultimately create the surfactant which is a substance that lines the small air sacs of baby’s lungs and ultimately among a bunch of people that created a formulation of the fact that this allowed tiny babies to survive who might not have otherwise survived in Idaho our practice has always been cutting edge. We’ve always been the first in the region to be trying a novel form of assisted breeding. We were the first in our had seen our plants as we were the first two to do their putit cooling cooling babies temperatures down well below normal to help them if they were oxygen deprived at birth and that helped babies survive and and develop properly when they might not have otherwise been able to.


[00:04:49] So yes that that’s all true.


[00:04:52] Yeah which is amazing in that we like to say that we save people’s lives you literally physically actually save people’s lives. Something that I think that and not only that but you guys are coming up with new ways in breaking scientific protocols to do that. So I don’t want anybody to know that because that’s something that we use in our brand and our selves too often but I think it’s critical to do so. Tell me a little bit about that brought you.


[00:05:18] You know what we’re kind of brought you to us so I have been I’ve been involved in various forms of exercise and fitness. Again just from my health and recreation going back to when I was a teenager swimming competitor came up and complained competitively for my high school and I did some rowing group for a year. Crew at Wesley University of Connecticut in college and then after that I really became a runner mostly and I ran well into my 40s and then my knees started giving me issues and I realized I needed to do some other things. I was working out at the local YMCA but not in a very structured manner and I started noticing particularly in the year or so that led up to my joining fitness revolution that that I was spending a lot of time at the YMCA not doing a lot. And sometimes I’d be there even for an hour or two at a time and just not getting a lot accomplished. Not very structured the other thing I realized was that on account of some injuries sustained skiing and playing tennis my knee and my back that sort of thing that I was avoiding doing a variety of exercises and I felt like that that my exercise regimen was getting more and more restrictive as I was getting older and older at this point and I’m 55 and and I’m starting to think that that as life goes on further I’m going to become more and more sedentary. And I wasn’t being challenged in any way and I’m a person who enjoys challenges. I like to rise. I’m irritated by them and that really wasn’t happening anymore.


[00:07:12] And so I was looking for something different. Right.


[00:07:16] And that’s that’s when I came to breath after this revolution that if I remember I still remember our first consultation in the whole world before we even remodeled or anything like that. And you know I just remember sitting down to you and you’re like no that was.


[00:07:40] You know you came to me it was just like you had this schedule that was ridiculously busy. And how are we going to fit this in. You know when to your credit you definitely made it work and I think you know going back to what you said already is you’ve basically made that commitment in your life and that’s you know kind of how you can carry on and live the life that you want to live. So I really want people to kind of pull that golden nugget out because that’s what a lot of I mean somebody is business too and there’s not many people are going to be so busy busy as busy as S2 who is choosing to make this part of his life because he knows that that’s going to help him live the life that he wants to live as that. I mean am I really no longer is that is that pretty right on. No no that.


[00:08:26] That’s that. That’s right. Those Right. Right on point. And then you know the things right if I could just digress for a minute. Sure. The things I like right away when I came in this revolution were first I could tell that there was going to be a structure that I could tell is going to be somebody there who is going to be you know providing some oversight both in terms of keeping me on on is keep me on schedule but also from who’s going to be able to watch me exercise. And I thought that that was very important. One of the other things I began to notice when I was working at the Y was a lot of folks doing a lot of things with different types of exercise equipment and just seeming to not have proper form and I’m very sensitive to the idea of becoming injured hadn’t been injured myself and I really wanted to to be able to work out progress and also have the kind of oversight to prevent me from getting injured on a regular basis so I wasn’t trying things I wasn’t ready to try and I wasn’t doing them properly so that was really good.


[00:09:43] And then I on a more personal level. Gretchen one of the things you did right away that I that I liked at the boie gymwas that when I told you I had had a knee injury and I didn’t want to do lunges or I had a back injury and I didn’t want to do squats you just kind of set that aside and he said no we’re going to go forward with these things we’re going to start out without as much resistance we’re to make sure that you do them properly with perfect form. And so you won’t have these constant injury issues but you will get strong in these areas where you’ve been ignoring things because of your older injuries. So I really like that. And then another element was that that I got the sense that the exercise programs of this revolution were going to be innovative. That has to be a constant review of what was being done considering new ways to improve exercise. It’s very it was in my mind it was very much aligned to my own work which I’m constantly examining and re-examining what I do in my workplace looking at quality incremental detail management to be able to improve outcome and I saw myself as somebody who wanted a good exercise outcome and so I thought that this revolution was the first place it really seemed to examine what they were doing on a regular basis and continually trying to improve here and I think you just hit the needle on the head on that one.


[00:11:25] And you know what we when we talk about the difference between and and you know any other just regular GM out there it’s kind of you’re going to go race equipment versus with us you are investing in a coaching service that’s going to ensure you know that you’re doing the correct movements that you’re doing it efficiently and then yeah. So on a daily basis I’m reviewing some type of literature to ensure that we have programs that are going to be getting our clients the most efficient and effective workouts. And without that you know we just kind of get lumped into everything else again where we’re coaching GM and that’s I mean I can’t describe it better than you just described it what what you’re investing with us is your insuring your success versus just going to the gym and trying to think you know what you’re doing. I mean everybody including yourself so you’re constantly researching you setting your profession. Same thing with accounting. Same thing with anybody in the profession. Well my job is to make sure that people get the best results they possibly can with a physical fitness. So I’m constantly studying that. And so somebody who’s trying to go to the gym on their own and try and keep up with that and as much study as I do just doesn’t make any sense because again that’s not their profession and that’s you know that’s why people come to us because we spend the time to do that. So I cannot I can’t describe it any better than you just did what you did was was was falling phenomenal.


[00:12:50] So tell us a little bit about you know what kind of changes have happened you know with your physical fitness and maybe even outside of your physical fitness.


[00:13:00] As you know as a byproduct of getting getting in shape and in the way that we’ve helped you when going back to Brett going back to when I started working with you downstairs in the gym I spent a year downstairs before I went up into the classes. We were working out early in the morning and so that right away constituted a pretty big change in my in my routines and my you know the phases of my day the cycles of my day I was in I was an evening runner. I was an evening exerciser. As a result I was eating later in the day. I was staying up very often till midnight even when I didn’t have to even on nights when I wasn’t on call. Mornings were more. I’ve never really been a great morning person but mornings were certainly my least productive time of the day. I wouldn’t exercise and it would take me a couple hours just to get really rolling to get geared up and be fully engaged in everything I was doing when I started working out at six o’clock in the morning.


[00:14:11] Everything changed pretty drastically and it and it it it basically love will prove to every part of my life so there’s no point showing up in the gym where I’d gotten some sleep although you always knew when I hadn’t slept because of work you know no matter how great I felt walking in and 15 or 20 minutes you’d say something along the lines of You don’t sleep very much last might be true because it would show right away in the work and I appreciated that somebody was attended enough to see that was a little frustrating for me. But then I realized that that I had to get to bed earlier to get the proper amount of sleep I had that I had to really focus on shutting things down even if I was or.


[00:14:54] Even if I was only going to get a couple of hours of sleep. To be sure that that was higher quality sleep and then that it turned to mind the rest of my day. So I’m eating a little earlier. I’m I’m you know I’m for going that evening cocktail because that’s going to show up in my sleep and the next morning and before I knew it I was much more vibrant and engaged in my day beginning early in the day. And then we talked a fair amount about nutrition. I didn’t go wholesale into nutrition management program that was revolution but I made quite a few important changes after we went over my diet my diet diary as it were. And I drastically cut carbs back very little bread no pasta. I wasn’t a soft drink drinker. That wasn’t an issue for me. But I really pumped up protein focused on on taking more protein into my diet and lots more vegetables. And those things have all resulted in a lot of really important changes in my body composition is very different from when we first started working together. And I wasn’t overweight then. But just know everything is different now and I think in a very positive way and I’m stronger in all the ways that I wasn’t before and I take a lot of pride in that. So you know it’s all it’s all worked for me in lots of ways.


[00:16:30] Yeah and so that’s there’s a few things that I want to pull out of that. So number one I remember you talking about you know the hospitals and this goes with other people’s. You know. They call them you know whether the employees go to rest. So it’s you know you’re great for his fragrance. So hospital break rooms and then the post office the baker rooms are full of you know donuts and muffins and you know stuff that you shouldn’t be eating and I remember you talking to me about that once when we were you know kind of focused in on your nutrition. And you said something along the lines of the stuff that they’re providing in those paper rooms that used to be eating. You’re now starting to not eat as much of and you are feeling better you had more energy all that kind of stuff. And I think that’s a typical I don’t care where you work. It’s always a birthday cake or it’s a you know somebody about. It’s never somebody’s got a platter full of vegetables or somebody you know something healthy. And so that’s one the one thing that I remember discern when we were working together closely on the nutrition plan that you were talking about I think relates to a lot of people.


[00:17:37] And then the other part of that that that thing was the.


[00:17:43] Now I forgot what it was. So what was the next question and we’ll see if I can remember that you got the tip of my tongue phenomenon going on there. I love it.


[00:17:52] Yes I can.


[00:17:54] I can just jump on that point about the food again. I forgotten that I talk to you about you know the food availability and it is truth. Physicians have a there’s a doctors lounge in lunches brought in and their snacks there throughout the day under covers and in refrigerators and and and.


[00:18:17] Three years ago pretty much everything seems to be oriented to giving you about 30 to 60 minute energy surge followed by you know bottoming out and I know I was experiencing that I terrible times late in the afternoon where I just felt this low low energy. You know now the over time with input from people like myself and there are a lot of physicians are very health oriented and they’ve changed a lot of what they remember. And regardless of what they cook whether that’s you know good bad or indifferent there’s always a big salad bar. There’s always there’s always some protein on the salad bar. And that makes a big difference. And you just you know very quickly I learned to ignore the desserts in the bagels and the things that I just felt weren’t going to help me at all. Babies had bottled water and now naval war dispensing machines. So you know I go in there in five weeks. I always hydrate there. You know first thing in the morning and that’s really helped a lot. So you know it all kind of feeds into each other we eat right. You take care of yourself you feel better and you’re ready to do more things and that’s how it worked for me.


[00:19:32] Yeah I think one critical how.


[00:19:35] Just curious how long did it take until you could really you know not be tested by you know by some of the desserts and that type of stuff. Was it a media thing or did it take it take a little while.


[00:19:50] Well you are disciplined enough to make those changes. You know what I have to have somebody stand over me. But I felt like it took about six months for me to make that to go through the mental evolution. And what I finally figured out was that I went from a place where I looked at something I really wanted to eat. I be at a restaurant somebody with the city where eating a big bowl of pasta you know which I grew up with and I really like and I think I said I just can’t eat that for you or somebody you have to say you know juicy looking burger on this huge bun and I can’t eat that. And finally I realized I was doing was instead of telling myself I can’t eat it I would just tell myself I’m not going to eat. I’m choosing not to eat those things. And and there’s it it sounds like just the detail probably. But you know or maybe even just a shift of words that it really isn’t.


[00:20:55] It’s I found that when I look at things I said No no not that easy that I don’t eat that or I’m choosing not to eat that today. It made me feel empowered and that’s different from feeling like you know somebody said you just can’t have it now. And to me that’s made a huge difference. And I do eat those things from time to time. But I choose in advance I say you know whether it’s Christmas Thanksgiving and we’re going to we’re going to ask the balls today because this is the holiday that we have them on. And I get psyched up for and I totally enjoy it although I don’t eat as much of it. And then that’s it it’s over with and I don’t think I’m going to have left most of it tomorrow because no no I like to see that today. Tomorrow I’m choosing not the best because tomorrow I want to do a whole bunch of the things I don’t want to get weighed down by yes. So that is a perfect demonstration of some of the principles that we teach in it.


[00:21:56] If it’s not it is just a slight shift of words but it’s not. And you said is exactly it’s taking it’s taking control and taking power of what you’re choosing to do and what that does is it builds your self-discipline and the reason that I ask the question that I originally asked about how long it took you is because somebody as I mean there’s not a lot of people who are going to be as disciplined as you is and I know that for a fact because of what I’ve seen them in our program I’ve worked with them. But number two you don’t get to. His level of profession without being extremely disciplined. And so what I want that you know and it took him six months to make that mind shift. And so for everybody listening I want you to realize like you know somebody is disciplined is you it took him six months. This stuff does not happen overnight you know. You know maybe you have some setbacks but it’s a long term process and it takes some time to do that. So you know maybe it takes a six month maybe that takes a year maybe takes him more. But the key is to continue to get better. And then the real key is to work on that mental shift and work on what you’re saying to yourself. And so one of the things that we talk about is you know do you really know how you’re talking to yourself in other words and that little voice in your head talking what is saying you can control that little voice.


[00:23:10] The other thing is to start to think about what you’re thinking about. So two things for you guys to kind of get your listeners thinking about all the things that are going on in your head that you might not be paying attention to. And this is a key differentiator and something that we talk about in our program between you know people who get results and people who didn’t get results. So that was I was actually awesome and I think that you know if people take that correctly that I have a lot of people get through the hard times. You know when they’re when they’re trying to balance because it’s not an overnight process. OK. The only thing I did remember you know you said that you know kind of elaborate through your life which is exactly what we wanted to do. I mean our goal is not only to improve your health and fitness our goal is to help you be successful in everything that you’re doing. So for some people you know that’s just the ability to implement habits is what we’re all over. For some people it’s just with any increase or discipline they increase their self-confidence. So they when they go do anything else in life it transfers over you know for you it was vitality and you felt more energetic and so that transfers over to getting more work done and being chaper all that type of stuff which in your profession is a very critical component of it. So I want to touch on that for for a quick second if you have anything else to add after I brought those up.


[00:24:28] No. I think you summarized it simply. OK.


[00:24:32] Perfect. OK so let’s get to some of your challenges. I know we’ve briefly touched on them a little bit at the boise gym. But I want to dig into them a little bit more so other people who might be in your shoes are facing the same challenges. And you know can get a little hope and see how you overcame those challenges.


[00:24:50] OK. So you know the things that the things that were most worrisome for me physically were my back and my knees really. And I hurt my lower back moving and these big ceramic planters the day before Grace and I remarried in 2001 and it and it just kind of the pain kind of returned. About four or five years ago to where every morning I’d be very stiff I’d almost be you know just not even looking forward to swinging my legs over the side of the bed because it hurt and would take me an hour or two before things would stop hurting me. And it was really it was it was affecting nearly every element of my life. But really more anything else was making me feel like I was getting old in a hurry. And it was making me start to think that before too long you know the the things that I enjoy doing you know ski downhill skiing tennis wakeboarding those kinds of things I was able to do and it was going to come up pretty quickly. That really worried me quite a bit.


[00:26:00] And then I blew my right knee out ACL and medium and they’re scarce in the year 2000.


[00:26:09] And it was just kind of nagging at me more and more and I say Well before I know what I will be able to run it all my my sons were you know were still in their late teens 19 20 you like to run around the big question sports and things like that. Iraqis are not going to do that and maybe we will be like so many people in the previous generation when they hit their late 50s. It just became pretty sedentary and so I was worried about those things quite a bit and came to the gym. And we started doing a lot of movements that initially initially felt like it was aggravating those injuries. I mean those those things hurt frankly the lunges hurt my knee and my lower back you the squats I didn’t have the proper flexibility to do them to maintain the position I needed to and it just seemed like like it was a chore and it was just I I’m just going to keep exacerbating these existing existing problems but then over time I would say it probably took about three months before I started feeling like no this is not hurting me anymore. And and you know by the way I’m trying to actually feel some strength and some some you know some power with these movements. And I wasn’t just you know trying to avoid them any longer. And and that just really has continued even at the boise gym.


[00:27:33] And it’s I realized that even though I thought I had a strong core and I been doing a lot of schoolwork before I really didn’t have a good balanced core and it wasn’t supporting these other movements and over time you know I started to feel very very confident in those things and it’s translated through a lot of movements that that you and I didn’t even do together when we first started. So when we moved when I moved up stairs a year later I wanted a little more social interaction. I wanted to work amongst other people even though classes don’t. There’s not really a lot of opportunity to talk during them. There is kind of a shared a shared endeavor I guess the best way to do it is Feels good accomplishing things with other folks doing moveless that wish that we were doing right away upstairs that were really challenging for me herpes for example. And I just you know I did write them today and feel good. I wasn’t very good at on but I’ve gotten better at them. I’ve gotten to where you know when they come up at the end of work out finisher’s I go on and do those now. And that’s the way I felt as I overcome more and more of these kinds of these exercise issues and I started feeling when I come to the gym particularly if it’s a new month and they didn’t really work out I’m thinking OK where are the happiness. Now I’m looking forward to something new when I get up when am I going to handle that sledgehammer and when am I going to get to turn those huge towers over. So you know that that’s a real difference. Disposition it different men will approach it that there’s way past the time when I when I wasn’t looking forward to movements or coming to the gym and looking for the challenge.


[00:29:21] Now that’s a great great feeling.


[00:29:26] Yeah. I want to touch on that and ask a follow up question on that. So you know I think a lot of people go through this especially at the beginning of any type of new exercise routine at the boise gym. It’s not always fun. You know when you can’t do the things that’s frustrating your body hurts. And so you went through that as well just like anybody right. I mean you went through a time where like you said I mean Barbies were not fun but you stuck through it. You did what you’re supposed to do. You did it correctly and then now on the other side do you accept that challenge right.


[00:30:02] Absolutely. So you know you know kettlebell swings at the boise gym. I had never done them. And they were frankly very hard for me. It took me a little while to get the proper posture and movement to where it didn’t hurt my back. And then you know I went through that stage and now it’s the stage where I see kettlebell swings on the list of movements for the day. And right away I think OK today I’m going to do this much weight you know next time I try to do that much weight. So it is. It went from I don’t want to do that too. How can I do that better and get even more out of it. It’s been a process as we talked about them I’m going on three years there.


[00:30:49] Yeah I think that’s something that people definitely need to understand is that there is a process and I think we hit on this a few times but it’s such an important key to drilling and is you know you’re a prime example of somebody who understands that that’s just you know it’s going a little bit better every day is keep getting a little bit better until you know eventually it’s going to be easy and it’s OK what’s the next thing what’s what’s the next challenge. So that’s great. And I think we’ve already talked about some of the other challenges the nutrition stuff and the time. I do want to retouch on on time because again you are busy so what do you think. I mean how did you make it work. How did you make yourself get into the gym even when you’re busy even we are tired.


[00:31:32] I mean what what kind of advice can you give there to tauter other people that that’s a really good question. You know that I went through a period in the fall of last year in November I guess what.


[00:31:48] November 2013 where I actually didn’t have any other physicians in my practice to do Brighty unexpected and unplanned problems. And then and I was just determined that that I was going to be exercising that I had I had to take care of myself first and foremost. And I didn’t do that well that will give the downstream consequences not just for myself but for the babies and families. I was looking after that that I needed to be my best. And and that same that helped me the things that helped me get through that period and stay on plan work. First there were a lot of classes that made a big difference. I say probably you know during November you know the 7 o’clock class in the morning was when I was at most often that tends to work the best for someone in my work in an ICU at a time when staff report to the next incoming staff. And there’s kind of a period where it has less urgency. But I used all I use as many classes as or were because sometimes that was the time of the day to work. And so I did a lot of you know rushing over changing changing into my clothes in the car and getting in there again to work out in. And it was just it was just I was just determined to get it done. But something that really helped and I realized this about halfway through the month of November was the people I work with were supporting me in this day.


[00:33:28] They knew that I was working out regularly and they could see you know they could see the light in my eyes they could see I think the energy I had when I return from workouts and they knew that that was something they need to help me with. And so you know they knew that they could hold off on asking me certain questions that weren’t of a very high very urgent nature until I was done with the workout and I had my phone with me all the time but I almost never got caught because because my coworkers understood the value of it and they supported me. And and I find them regularly for that. And I think that’s a big part of it that was just my unique little support structure. But I think you know extending this out to other folks it’s difficult to take on a regimen that may be in certain ways interfering with some of the other responsibilities and obligations that you may have in your life. And if your loved ones support you in that endeavor it goes a long way to help you get through it. Yeah


[00:34:32] and I think I think that takes some time too because I remember when we were going downstairs you. It wasn’t infrequent that you would be getting messages from them and if I remember correctly that did start to change and so I wanted to touch on more because this is a critical piece of the puzzle and I have to call it enrolling others in your vision.


[00:34:53] And so that doesn’t necessarily mean that the others have to be healthy it doesn’t mean that the other people have to eat good although usually that’s a side benefit of it over time. But what you need to do is you need to enroll people in what you are trying to accomplish for your life. And so you said it exactly the way you know your loved ones if they really do love you and want to support you they’re going to help you see that vision through. And what a lot of people run into is they get a lot of you know people make fun of them for eating healthy people call them exercise freaks whatever it may be. And one of the main reasons for this is because you haven’t asked for their help in your vision as Suzhou started rolling people into your vision asking them to help you accomplish this. People always want to help. And if they don’t then they know have somebody need to re-evaluate if you want to in your sphere of influence or not if you don’t ask them for help and we don’t enroll them in your vision. And yet they feel threatened by what you’re doing because they’re not doing it. So always remember that in kind of you know get people on board with you. Some of the other things that you mentioned there that I think are very important. If you notice he didn’t say really much about anything as far as time wise he said all the things like commitment he had no matter what philosophy which is important at the boise coach.


[00:36:12] So you know he was going to get his exercise in because the belief that he had that if he didn’t get his exercise and if he didn’t take care of himself it’s going to have effects for everything else that he’s doing. Predominantly you know taking care of the taking care of the you know gentle souls that he does take care of every day. And so you know you got it you got to start cementing that belief in you. And then the time doesn’t matter you’ll make it work and make it happen. Does that sound about right.


[00:36:39] Yes that is the Bible. I will see that when you expand the offering of classes made the difference is just it gave me more opportunities and ways to squeeze in that hour that I needed and and it helped me a great deal.


[00:36:58] To be to get my work out in an hour including including the warm ups and I do extensive warming up you know to get my back and the labor and all those things and the cool down I mean I was done in an hour very often. I was back at work in an hour and a few minutes from the time I’d driven away and that was that was really nice. The efficiency of it really worked for me.


[00:37:24] Well yeah and I’m glad we could deliver that and that’s you know those metabolic sessions upstairs that are 30 minutes you know yeah. And your music sends a lot of people get it done in 45 minutes and that’s the whole reason behind that is you know people are busy. We’re out to get them and we want to get the most effective workout possible. And if we want to get them out. So I appreciate that. Haven’t you noticed that. Well let’s get to some some success bullet points. And if you could just tell people kind of you know already has three of five maybe biggest keys to your success that they can maybe implement because keys to success is in fitness is that what you mean and we can help at the boise gym.


[00:38:05] Yeah I would say that although to be honest with you the surface you’ve implemented fitness you’ve probably implemented and you know before you came to ask in other areas as well so I’m just talking you know key areas to success whether it be a fitness or accomplishing anything else because it kind of has the same effect.


[00:38:23] Okay that’s good.


[00:38:27] I would see taking a little time to sit down and think about what it is that that you want to accomplish and sent that out there and then this is what we do. This is what I do in my work when I’m trying to at the boise gym, I’m trying to impact upon a certain a certain disease process a certain complication that of a small baby might have.


[00:38:57] And I personally if I try to isolate the the big goal with a long term goal which is to which is to reduce the occurrence that to knock down the numbers there to make them look less and less common and more and more rare. And then and then I think about how to get there because there’s always stages. And so I create metrics that can impact upon small elements that will lead me in the direction of where I want to ultimately be to get rid of that particular disease process. I think about it in detail and in exercise it’s it’s not all that different. If I want to be stronger faster more agile I can’t just do one movement. There’s no stronger faster agile movement. It’s going to get me all the way to where I want to be. And one thing I know I’ve got to I got to continue to keep my core strength and balance right. I’ve got to maintain good flexibility I’ve got to improve both upper and lower body strength. I have to do plyometrics. These are all the elements to the individual intermediate steps. And so when I look at the workout at the boise gym I I can see very quickly how this revolution is trying to address all these elements if not in one day.


[00:40:27] Over the course of a week or a month. And so I try to attend to all those things. And I think there’s a tendency very often to look at the workout board and think OK those are the things I’m good at. And those are things are not good. So I’m really going to focus on what I’m good at today because I enjoy being good at those things and I’ll just kind of get through the other things that I don’t think that works particularly well. I think that helps you get through the work out. Maybe but I don’t think it helps you get to where you want to be. And so I look at the areas that I feel I’m probably not as strong at night. Focus on those as much as the others and I understand it. I try to continue to remind myself that if I want to be a good tennis player I want to be a strong skier into my 60s and even 70s.


[00:41:16] I won’t have a long life span of skiing. I got to do everything. Well I’ve got to be strong in all those areas at the boise gym otherwise I’m going to get slower. My endurance is not going to be good. I’m going to be the one to be a skier who takes three or four runs and then goes in for coffee and maybe calls it a day. So you know I see or I see exercise in a very similar manner to the way I see impacting on quality in my workplace.


[00:41:48] Yeah and that’s a good point on that. You know it’s funny because people would always think so I hire a coach to coach me in almost every area of my life. Let’s talk specifically about fitness and health. And you you mentioned it so you know you go to a workout and there’s stuff you’re good at and you’re not good at all the stuff you’re not good at. You’re either so we makes you do it so you have to do it. But your mental mind shift is different. And you started attacking that and the entire reason that I hire a boise gym coach is because if I were to write my own programs I would write everything that I like to do and therefore I would not achieve the goals that I want to achieve and I wouldn’t bring up those areas are those areas that may may cause an injury because I’m neglecting them because I’m not good at them. It’s typically the stuff that we’re not good at. This is stuff that we need to improve on and and get better in order to achieve our goals because that’s what’s holding us back. And so so a very good point out that for us you know talking about sitting down and figuring out what you want and then creating the action steps. You called it The Matrix. We kind of call to action steps to lead to that.


[00:42:59] See this is where most people kind of get lost and don’t know how to do it or they do it and they never looked at it again. And you know with our programs we’re actually going to start implementing this for people and doing this with them so that they don’t have to do it on their own. So if you don’t have a destination in mind you’re never going to get there. So we’ve got to set that destination and we need to figure out the road. That is a very very good. And obviously this is coming from somebody who’s everybody who’s listening to somebody who’s extremely successful in his professional life as well as obviously now that fitness in his personal life so make sure that you’re listening and taking notes on that. Is there anything else to that as far as the cheesing success that you can think of or or any other advice that you can give to people on on what they could do.


[00:43:50] Well one of the thing that occurred to me just as you were talking just now and I realize this is it turns out to be a big part of why I really enjoy continuing to exercise in this revolution and probably will continue for quite some time. My mindset about exercise and Titmuss and strength and athletic ability changed over the course of the first year with you from from when I arrived it was this I want to get more organized but I want to continue in my mind.


[00:44:24] I was thinking I want to be able to continue to do the things I wanted to do and I thought at the time that was a very reasonable goal I wanted to continue to downhill ski. I wanted to come back and play tennis again. I wanted to be able to run around with my teenage son. I want to be able to do those things to be able to continue to do those things. But within a year because of the incremental successes and the confidence that I was feeling from those successes I started to feel like I could accomplish new things I could get better I could. I was going to become a better downhill skier. I was going at tackle slopes and steeps and bumps and I’ve been avoiding for years because frankly I was stronger quicker and and got. And I had more balance. I’ve recently come back to play tennis again after a long hiatus. I’m I’m getting better than I did when I stopped five years ago. These are these things are like an engine for me. I mean I said Jeez I can get better at stuff even though I’m you know I’m going to be 58 this fall that that’s that that’s a huge deal that I can’t begin to tell you how much energy comes from that sort of that sort of disposition. So you know the idea that at a point in your life you could get better at things you can take on things that you hadn’t tried before. You know you can you can get behind and try to and try to swallow them at our boise gym.


[00:45:57] You never even thought to do that. These things I think are enormous.


[00:46:04] That and I can I can’t agree more with that. We like to call it the snowball of success. You know you start out as this little tiny snowball and you have these incremental successes as you said. And you know your vision your goal of what you want out of yourself which just keeps getting bigger and bigger and bigger until you have so much power that you know there’s no stock in that snowball. You know it in this metaphor is you and obviously you know I mean you’re not you’re not you’re not a 20 year old anymore but you your feet you know you’re out also you feel like you kind of feel like one stuck. You know starting to take on new challenges and get better and I think that that’s something that people don’t realize in the beginning. And so somebody who’s going through this process for coming up on three years you know that gives people some some light at the end of the tunnel like OK just started out with you know I wanted to I want to continue to maintain and do what I’m doing now. But understand it going can continue to grow and you’re going to see what you can actually accomplish and you can set your goals so that a good straight girl never gets on all of that. I don’t have any other questions for you. Is there anything any other advice at all that you could offer our clients to give them a little help a little support a little motivation.


[00:47:19] I think I probably covered at least all the things I thought about recently.


[00:47:24] Yeah I know I did you did a good job to this and make sure there wasn’t anything that was itching to get out. So again I really appreciate your time here and for all of our listeners. I mean that’s a world class interview with you there. And I recommend you listen to this multiple times and just keep taking notes and at different points in your life. You know come back and listen to it at different points in the year come back and listen to it because as you achieve something new you’re in a different place in your life. So Stu’s words are going to mean something different to you. So even those of the same interview you know every single time you listen to it you’re going to pick up something you pick up something you didn’t hear the first time or hear something different and you get the first panic. Yeah. So again I appreciate your time. I know that you are extremely busy with the boise gym but I think this is going to help a lot of people out there can take control of their fitness and take control of their health. So do you think you.


[00:48:21] Ter-Petrossian.


[00:48:22] Thanks for giving me the opportunity and I will see you in the boise gym club this week. Yeah. Today probably. Yes. OK. I know.