Do you always sabotage your weight loss efforts? Read this… (plus a very limited time special offer)

July 8, 2011          Comments (0)


Whenever a new client joins MBT, I always ask them a bunch of questions so I can learn more about them. One of the questions I ask is, “What have been your biggest obstacles in the past when trying to reach your goals?”

And, by far, the most common response is some sort of variation of: “I’m my own biggest obstacle. I’m constantly sabotaging my own success, and I don’t know why.”

Well, I do.

And it’s why I’ve been able to help 100’s and 100’s of people of all ages, shapes and sizes throughout the US and world get the body they’ve always wanted – and most importantly, keep that body.

It’s also why MBT has been featured on Good Morning America, Conde’ Nast, Shape, Thrillist, Fox, Inc. Magazine,,,, Mashable, Huffington Post and countless other national media.

MBT doesn’t just focus on the tactical part of losing weight. That’s fairly easy. At MBT we focus on the critically important mental side of losing weight.

So, if you’re interested in knowing why you constantly sabotage your weight loss efforts, and what you can do about it, email me —> adam at mybodytutor dot com with the subject line, “I want to know why I sabotage my weight loss efforts.”

Why am I doing this?

Because what I’m going to share with you is very, very good. And because I’m obsessed with getting my clients results, I want to know that you’re at least willing to take some action and email me.

Here’s the kicker though: If you email me by Sunday at midnight, I’ll also include a free 10 minute phone call with yours truly, and we’ll talk all about you and your goals and challenges.

Why am I doing this? (Well, I just got free long distance. Kidding!) I’m doing this because I really do live for this stuff. And it’s a lot of fun for me to help people.

So, if you’d like to know why 95% of this world is amazing at starting AND stopping diets, and how you can overcome your self-sabotage simply email me at adam [at] mybodytutor [dot] com right now with the subject line “I want to know why I sabotage my weight loss efforts.”

As I said, what I’m going to share with you is very good. It’s helped my clients tremendously!

I look forward to speaking with you! 🙂

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It’s my birthday, and I want to celebrate with you! (Limited time promo ends on Tuesday 2/15/11 at midnight)

February 10, 2011          Comments (3)


“That went really well!” I said to myself after getting off the phone with one of the greatest entrepreneurs of our generation.

1 week before the call, I got an email directly from him. He said that one of his friends is a client of MBT (I had no idea they were friends) and that he was very intrigued by my business. I couldn’t believe my eyes; I read the email about 5X!

We talked about all sorts of topics ranging from psychology to happiness to entrepreneurship to fitness. I kept trying to talk about his business and he kept bringing the conversation back to mine.

After I told him my story of why I started MBT, he was amazed at how I’ve been living what I teach since 4th grade.

“Your story is so unique! I don’t know anyone who started working out in 4th grade. And the fact that you’ve been able to live the lifestyle you teach for all of these years proves just how sustainable it is. You are the definition of consistency! If I were you, I’d tell everyone your story.”

MBT is what I believe to be my life’s work.

Since opening our doors in 2007, we’ve helped 100’s and 100’s of people throughout the US and world get the body they want with our proven methods and system, and because it’s my birthday, I’d like to share my program with you.


Because helping you get from where you are right now to where you want to be is thrilling for me.

If I’m able to help my client, Nev, (case study coming soon) look like this (see above before and after) or my client Stephanie lose 87 + pounds – why won’t it work for you?


Why wouldn’t someone try a program that has been proven over and over again to work with a risk free proposition? This question truly fascinates me and is what marketing is all about.

Any business in the world has the challenge of trying to get people to try their product/service.

That’s why being featured in major national media helps. That’s why having case studies helps. That’s why having countless testimonials helps.

It helps because it builds credibility. But of course, that’s not everything.

People (you!) want results!

I know my program works better than anything else out there, and I back it up with a 100% guarantee since I’m that confident about it.

I spent tens of thousands of dollars, and over a year developing MBT, testing it, and improving it. And I’m constantly refining our methods.

If you are in great shape, it’s because you’re staying consistent with your diet and exercise. This is as unadulterated as 2 + 2 = 4.

And I know that if you aren’t in great shape it’s because you aren’t staying consistent with either your diet and/or exercise. Our body never lies.

However, we constantly lie to ourselves. “I’ll start next Monday!” “Eh, I’ll just go tomorrow.” The excuses and lies we tell ourselves are endless. And before we know it, next Monday becomes next month and before you know it – summer is here.

It happens over and over again.

We delude ourselves. If you’re not changing your actions, how can you expect your outcomes to change?

And no – it’s not about more tactics or another fancy exercise contraption or video. A lack of knowledge isn’t the problem. If anything there’s too much information out there!

The real problem is a lack of consistent action. But if consistency were so easy, we’d all do it.

Accountability matters. Support and guidance matters. Setting expectations matters. And most importantly, having a proven program and system and methods matters.

You know when you have a friend who’s complaining about something – maybe her boyfriend -and you know exactly what she should do!?!

The only thing is, it doesn’t matter if you tell them or not. They won’t listen until they’re ready.

That’s how I feel with MBT. You’ve been reading my stuff. You know me. And I KNOW 100% that my program will help you get the body you’ve always wanted.

Just yesterday, Deborah writes to me, “Your system is the most effective and efficient way I have ever seen to get fit and healthy.”

I get emails exactly like this all the time.

So…what’s stopping you?

Skeptics always have an excuse because it’s easier to be skeptical than to take the risk of trying something and possibly failing. (Here’s where I’ll point out that there is no risk because I offer a 100%  money back guarantee) Skeptics say they don’t have enough time (when everyone has the same 24 hours per day).

They’ll complain about having “already tried everything.” They’ll blame it on their lack of finances only to find out they spend $100’s a month on food and entertainment.

Is $38 per week really going to hold you back from getting the body you really want?

There are a 1001 excuses to not take action. And that’s what it comes down to. If you’re not ready to take action, you’ll question anything and everything.

You’ll question the program. You’ll question the results. You’ll question the guarantee. You’ll question anything and everything until you can find something to latch onto to so you feel comfortable not taking action.


Because change is scary! I understand, believe me.

But as I always say, “the monster is never as scary as it seems.”

If I’ve been able to help all of these people and all of these people – – I’m certain I can help you.

Okay – enough!

Because it’s my birthday, and because I really want to give you the push to try MBT, I’d like to offer you $75 off if you take action and sign up by Tuesday, February 15th.

If you’re interested in taking me up on this rare opportunity (I hardly ever offer discounts) simply email me at adam at mybodytutor dot com with ‘Birthday Promotion’ in the subject line and we’ll get you going!

Here’s my final question to you: If you’re truly honest with yourself, and base your future results on your past performance, where will you be 6 months from today?

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The story of Matt Burke – How a Chicago rock star lost 39 pounds without changing his rock star ways

November 11, 2010          Comments (6)


I’m sitting at my desk listening to the Matt Burke Band’s debut CD, “Pretty close to very good” and it has inspired me in many ways.

It’s inspired me to not only tell the story of Matt Burke (with his permission of course) but also to be more relentless when it comes to spreading the work of MBT. See, part of creating is spreading what you create.

I’ve always had the belief that if you build something remarkable people will talk about it. Because MBT’s program and methods work so well, and because of our obsessive dedication to our clients, MBT has grown month after month solely through word of mouth and referrals. We’ve even been featured in countless national media outlets and publications, too.

However, there are lots of people who’d benefit from what we offer – if they only knew a service like MBT existed. What’s going on with our clients is amazing, and it’s time I start sharing more of our successes.

We’re helping people of all sorts, sizes and shapes change their behaviors to ultimately get the body they want, and that’s not an easy thing to do.

If I’m serious about MBT and helping as many people as I can – and I am, then I need to start acting more like Matt because no one has ever made a huge impact by being bashful.

Matt has gone after his dream relentlessly – and has done, and will do – whatever it takes to spread his music, traveling from city to city spreading the word.

I’ve been working with him for the last year and a half and it’s incredible what he’s accomplished since we started working together. He’s setting goal after goal and together, we’re making each and every one of them happen.

Matt discovered MBT after a write up about it on Thrillist. He signed up with a very specific goal – he wanted to lose 25 pounds WITHOUT changing his rock star lifestyle.

Not so easy.

With his late nights (or more so early mornings) and constant traveling we had our work cut out for us.

I worked very hard with Matt to determine what his “non-negotiables” were. At first, he didn’t want to give up all that much, and that was okay. He wanted the drinking and the bar food that came along with it.

After helping Matt discover why he wanted those foods, we came up with strategies that were sustainable and satisfying. Most importantly, a plan that didn’t force him to sacrifice his rock star lifestyle altogether.

After all, he came to me so he can look the part.


Along with getting him in amazing shape, one of his goals was to write and record his own original music (which is what I’m jamming out to right now) on top of his incredibly busy touring schedule

Matt wasn’t kidding. His music sounds like a combo of Jason Mraz, Ben Harper, Counting Crows and Paul Simon and I’m digging it. But most importantly so are a lot of other people.

Matt has inspired me to be more relentless. If you’re interested in learning more about how he lost weight, without giving up his rock star lifestyle, check out his case study by clicking here.

If you want to hear Matt’s music you can check it out on iTunes and you can also learn more about the Matt Burke band by clicking here.

Matt and his music is far from pretty close to very good, it’s simply amazing.



What good is ANY diet or exercise program if you can’t stick with it?

My company, MyBodyTutor, puts our money where our mouth is because we know our program and methods are so effective. Click here to contact us today and learn how we can help you stick with your diet and exercise program so you can finally get the body you want – or your money back!

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Are you taller or shorter online than you are in person?

October 7, 2010          Comments (0)


In my experience, having had intimate relationships with literally 100’s of people throughout the US and world solely online via MyBodyTutor and my blogs, and then meeting some of these people offline, we’re all very different offline compared to how we are online.

In what is by far the most interesting piece on MBT, Julia, a client (and blogger for the Huffington Post) writes about her experience of meeting yours truly in person.

Thankfully, I didn’t disappoint. (At least, I hope not.) You can read the story by clicking here.

As our world is rapidly moving online, we’re getting to know people via their written words as opposed to their spoken ones.

I’m certain we’re all braver, tougher, more open, and honest online. And that’s exactly why I started MBT. It’s way more effective (and interesting) to help people understand why their behaviors are a certain way. And in order to help my clients change their behaviors for the long term, I need them to be as honest and open as possible.

In an early interview (unfortunately, it’s no longer online) a journalist asked me if I thought the fact that I don’t meet my clients was a disadvantage. Back then, and to this day, I know it’s a huge advantage.

I remember in college having many intimate conversations with friends via Instant Messenger. It was stream of consciousness. There was no censoring of our selves. We just typed what we felt instantly without over thinking it, or even thinking it!

Then, of course, when we’d hang out in real life it was always enjoyable but it was hard to recreate that intensity. There’s just another layer.

The best public speakers I know are exactly the same when I talk to them in person one on one as they are when speaking in front of 500 people. For most of us, something happens when we’re in front of a large group. It’s those that are able to prevent that self-censoring so to speak who are the best public speakers.

After emailing back and forth with my favorite author/entrepreneur for a while we finally met. I’m grateful that he’s now one of my mentors. But you know what he said to me the first time we met? “Adam, I thought you’d be taller!” Ha! Incredible. Apparently, that was a big compliment.

It’s an interesting question though:  Are you taller or shorter online than you are in person?

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August 12, 2010          Comments (1)

aol in Canada recently interviewed me for one of their web properties – That’s Fit. You can read the interview by clicking here.

Fitness couturess and fanatic, MizzFIT, recently reviewed You can read her review of by clicking here.

All gyms offer weekly or daily guest passes to entice us to sign up. In NYC, if you’re willing to travel all over the place, it’s possible to game the system because there are so many gyms. Not sure who’d want to do that but…

Actually, blogger, Buns of Steal, does that and, of course, blogs about it. So when she signed up, I was really excited (and flattered) because that goes against her entire objective: get through 2010, working out regularly, without ever paying for a gym membership. You can read about the day the gym hopper paid by clicking here.

Choo choo! You hear that? That’s the self promotion train leaving.

On totally unrelated notes, which I add because this post would be otherwise inadequately sized, here’s how to tell if you’re buying the freshest bread possible in a grocery store:

Look at the tie that is holding the wrapper closed. Bread is delivered five days a week, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, and the bread maker puts a different colored tie on to designate which day of the week the bread was baked. Here’s the cheat sheet:

Monday – Blue

Tuesday – Green

Thursday – Red

Friday – White

Saturday – Yellow

So, if you’re buying bread on a Sunday look for a yellow tie because it’ll be the freshest.


What a remarkable success story.

It also has one of the most recognizable logos in the world. Did you know there is an arrow pointing towards the right in it? (See the green arrow?)


This is fantastic! Now, every time you buy bread or see a FedEx truck you’ll think of me and

Now that I’m thinking of MyBodyTutor did I forget to mention we recently launched an affiliate program? It’s by application only. So far our limited partners are loving it. If you’re interested in learning more about it, click here.

Back to our regularly scheduled programming next week.

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Hurt Locker – It hurts so much to love so much

March 25, 2010          Comments (2)


In the movie Hurt Locker, which just won 6 Academy Awards, the main character Staff Sergeant William James says to his little son, who is playing with a Jack-in-a-box:

You love playing with that. You love playing with all your stuffed animals. You love your Mommy, your Daddy. You love your pajamas. You love everything, don’t ya? Yea. But you know what, buddy? As you get older… some of the things you love might not seem so special anymore. Like your Jack-in-a-Box. Maybe you’ll realize it’s just a piece of tin and a stuffed animal. And then you forget the few things you really love. And by the time you get to my age, maybe it’s only one or two things. With me, I think it’s one.

I loved the movie but I loved that quote even more.

What do you really love?

It’s a scary thought, especially, when you take away all of the people in your life that you love.

Sergeant William James is an adrenaline junkie who is the leader of a U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal. He will do anything for the thrill of defusing a bomb that could vaporize him instantly. So much so that he left his family to do the one and only thing he really loves over and over again.

I wonder if this is the key to achieving remarkable success. To love what you do so much that you’re willing to forgo everything else in your life.

If you look at almost every insanely successful person, they’ve put their hours in. Malcolm Gladwell says it’s 10,000 hours. He argues that whether you’re Bill Gates or the Beatles you’ve put in 10,000 hours of practice to become extraordinary successful.

But if you have a life, that’s very hard to do. However, if your entire life is what you love, you have a huge advantage.

So the question then becomes what do you love? Because no matter how much you try to convince yourself that you enjoy the process of mastery, it’s going to be very hard to put in those hours, unless you love the subject you’re trying to master.

“How much do you love what you’re doing?” is a great question to gauge potential success. In fact, that’s how Warren Buffet chooses who he’s going to invest in. “I have to look them in the eye and decide whether they love the business or they love the money. It’s fine if they love the money, but they have to love the business more.” he says.

Whenever I meet a fellow entrepreneur, I’m always curious to know what drives them. What ultimately gets them out of bed every morning? What keeps them up at night? I always follow up with, “Would you sit on a beach for $1,000,000 per year from nine to five?” And I’ll keep raising it if they don’t budge, until they eventually do, because everyone has a price.

Jim Collins who wrote one of the bestselling business books of all time, Good to Great, has a great way to look at it. In the introduction he writes:

As I was finishing this manuscript, I went for a run and an odd question popped into my mind: How much would someone have to pay me not to publish Good to Great?

It was an interesting thought experiment, given that I’d just spent the previous five years working on the research project and writing this book. Not there isn’t some number that might entice me to bury it, but by the time I crossed the hundred-million-dollar threshold, it was time to head back down the trail. Even that much couldn’t convince me to abandon the project.

Don’t get me wrong. 1 million bucks per year is a ridiculous amount of money. You could do a lot of things with that. But if your number isn’t all that high, and you’d consider a cool million per year, I don’t think you’re in love with your business all that much (job, career) and there’s nothing wrong with that!

And if you don’t love what you do, you can at least love the life your work provides. I just think it’s very hard to achieve remarkable success.

Here’s what I love: Making a positive impact on people.

What do you love?

[Check out the comments over at Brazen!]

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Part 2 of my birthday celebration!

February 11, 2010          Comments (1)


Thank you very much for all the birthday wishes yesterday! I really appreciate it.

Many of you have taken advantage of my birthday offer which is great. I know you won’t regret it! The offer lasts until the 17th so be sure to email me, if you’re interested. Again, I hardly ever offer a discount so now is your chance. (The price I charge is already very reasonable!)

Now, let’s get to the second part of my birthday celebration. This is getting fun!

How would you like to have me in your bedroom?

Read on.

Obviously (or maybe not) I’m extremely passionate about what I do. I feel as if I’m doing what I was born to be doing. I love spreading my message. I love talking about my philosophy, and ultimately, what I’m most interested in is inflicting positive change on people.

The best way I know of to do this is by coaching. Nothing is more effective than one on one coaching (with a proven program and application) to make positive change happen. There’s certainly a direct correlation between how much interaction there is and how effective it is.

I think public speaking is another very powerful way to create the transfer of emotion that’s so necessary. And I don’t do enough of it.

So here’s your opportunity to have me in your bedroom or living room or wherever your computer is, FREE!

I’m planning on offering a 30 minute webinar for you and 9 of your friends. I send you a link. You log onto a website at a specific time and date (sometime in the evening) that we agree on and you watch me speak from the comfort of your own home. We’ll all chat together as well. It really is a lot of fun! And it’s with 9 of your friends/coworkers/family members/etc.

I will be talking about how to get the body you want.

We’ll cover:

-Exercise and diet myths that’ll surprise you

-Why 97% of people don’t stick to diets

-Why almost all diets don’t work

-Why diet books are constantly bestsellers

-The best way to prevent cravings

-The best way to stop overeating

-What emotional eating is and how to stop it

-The one question you should ask before starting anything new

-The easiest and most sustainable nutrition program you could ever ask for

-The secret to getting the body you want

-And lots more, plus we’ll open it up so you can ask me any questions you like

Promises: No hard selling, whatsoever. This is about you! My goal is for you to walk away from your desk and be crystal clear on what you need to do to get the body you want.

I’m very confident anyone who is a part of this will get a lot out of it (and have a lot of fun!). Way more than you’ll ever get out of any book, magazine or TV show about diet and exercise and it’s absolutely free.

This is a first come, first served. I’m going to limit this to 10 groups.

If you’d like to be a Champion for your group, here’s what you need to do:

Think of 9 other people that you think would benefit from this. It can be a combo of your friends/coworkers/family, etc. It doesn’t matter.

Email me at adam at mybodytutor dot com with the subject line “Webinar Promotion”. In the email, tell me your name and number so we can speak and include the first names of your guests and their email addresses. I respect your privacy! These email addresses will only be used to send your guests the link for the webinar once you and I agree on a date and time. As soon as the webinar happens, I’ll delete all of the email addresses.

Few important notes:

One: You must email me with the names and email addresses. Please don’t email me saying you’d love to do this without any names or email addresses. The idea is for you to act quickly by sending an email to your peoples, letting them know the deal. It shouldn’t be hard. It’s free!

Here’s a sample email I put together for you:

Hey guys!

So, I read this guy Adam Gilbert’s blog. He runs this company called and it looks pretty cool. It seems as though he’s helped hundreds of people and has really made a huge difference in a lot of people’s lives.

Anyway, on his blog he mentioned this webinar thing. Basically, I need to get 9 people together and he’ll do a live webinar for all of us, for free. Here check out the post (link to this post). He’s going to cover a lot of interesting topics about weight loss and health and fitness and help us get the body we want. What do we have to lose?

Let me know if you’re in asap.


-Your name here

Two: This is an experiment on my part. I guarantee fun, interesting conversation, tons of education, question and answers, and maybe even a few technical difficulties (but I hope not).

Three: It doesn’t matter if your group is all guys or girls. Age doesn’t matter, either. Finally, if you’re a current or former client, you can participate in this, too!

Four: There’s no deadline for this but I anticipate having all the groups done by Monday.

I hope to hear from you soon!

Remember: The deadline for my program offer is the 17th.

Thanks for making my birthday special.

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It’s my birthday! 2 exciting ways to celebrate with me that will absolutely, positively, impact YOU!

February 9, 2010          Comments (5)


I’m not one to make a big deal over my birthday. After all, it’s just a number. But, I’m breaking my own rule this year. I’ve come up with two ways, I’d like to share my day with you (it’s actually tomorrow, the 10th) – and one of them involves me being in your bedroom.

So, let’s get this out of the way. Yes, I want you to try MyBodyTutor. But, only because I know it’ll help you. Actually, I believe it’ll change your life for the better. (And if I didn’t, I wouldn’t be doing it.)

MBT isn’t for everyone though. If you’re in amazing shape, you do not need my services!

However, if you have trouble staying consistent with your diet and/or exercise, have intense cravings, overeat, binge, are obsessed with food, always say, “I’ll start tomorrow!”, constantly make excuses and justify poor choices, find it hard to stay motivated, or are sick of going to the gym and not seeing (or feeling) results MBT is for YOU!

You know when you have a friend who’s complaining about something – maybe her boyfriend -and you know exactly what she should do!?!

The only thing is, it doesn’t matter if you tell them or not. They won’t listen until they’re ready.

That’s how I feel with MBT. You’ve been reading my blog, maybe even my other blog. You know me. And I KNOW 100% that my program will help you get the body you want. I even back it up with a full money back guarantee!

Let’s take Ruth M, a client from the USA living in Thailand right now. (She’ll be a case study soon.) She signed up on November 10th. Just yesterday she sent me an email thanking me and in it she writes, “Your system is the most effective and efficient way I have ever seen to get fit and healthy.”

I have hundreds of emails like that. Again though, don’t take my word for it. Try my program. Absolutely risk free!

So…what’s stopping you?

Let’s explore 3 potential reasons:

One. “I already know what to do.” Um, so do the other 200 million Americans (for the most part) that are out of shape and unhappy with the way they look and feel. A lack of knowledge isn’t the problem. If anything, there’s too much information!

A lack of consistent action is the real problem.

No one said it was easy to take consistent action! Knowledge without action is worthless. And that’s exactly why I created MyBodyTutor: To help you take consistent action (doing the right things) to ensure we get the result you want.

Two. You don’t think it’s worth it. If you don’t think your health and fitness is worth it then you never will. At least, I certainly won’t convince you! Unfortunately, it’ll be your doctor, down the line.

Besides, I only want to work with people who value their health and fitness and view it as an investment in themselves. (Not an expense.) And for those that are very ROI focused – the dividends your fitness pays are off the charts in terms of happiness, quality of life, energy, focus, and confidence.

Compare MBT to a personal trainer. Although a personal trainer is very helpful, I know it’s what we do in between workouts that really makes the difference! Besides, I’m betting you don’t need someone to hold your hand in the gym. You just need someone to make sure you get to the gym. (Sure, we’ll tell you exactly what to do.)

The most effective long-lasting results will come from daily and personal accountability which will ensure you stay consistent with both diet and exercise in and out of the gym.

Three. You’re scared. And I totally understand that. It takes courage to start something new. It takes courage to even think about starting something new!

Deep down you really want to be healthy and fit and love the way you look and feel, but you also don’t want to put forth the effort. Welcome to the world of cognitive dissonance – which is an uncomfortable feeling caused by holding two contradictory ideas or wants.

To reduce the uncomfortable feeling (dissonance) these two opposing wants cause you to change your attitudes and beliefs. So, you’ll justify or rationalize. (I don’t really want to be healthy and fit.)

You’re scared because you know MBT will work. You know it’s exactly what you need. But because you’re scared, you’ll question the program. You’ll question the results. You’ll question the guarantee. You’ll question anything and everything until you can find something to latch onto to so you feel comfortable not taking action.

Here’s my question to you: If you’re truly honest with yourself, and base your future results on your past performance, where will you be in 6 months from today?

There you have it. 3 common reasons you might not try MBT.

But because it’s my birthday, and because I really want to give you the push to try MBT, I’d like to offer you $50 off if you take action and sign up by February 17th. Full money back guarantee still applies, of course.

Curious about having me in your bedroom? I’ll share the second way I plan on celebrating my birthday with you on Thursday (2/11).

Note: If you’re interested in taking me up on this rare opportunity (I hardly ever offer discounts) simply email me at adam at mybodytutor dot com with ‘Birthday Promotion’ in the subject headline and we’ll get you going!

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The all NEW blog!

November 12, 2009          Comments (0)


First the blog:

Now the back-story:

For over 2 years, I’ve written a daily inspiration each morning for my clients.

I write about all sorts of topics ranging from emotional eating to mindless eating to psychology to exercise to happiness. And they’ve only been available to my clients…until now!

So, why am I making them available to everyone now?

3 reasons:

1. As corny as it sounds, I want to leave a legacy. I want to help and impact as many people as I can. I want to spread the goodness. I want to make a lasting contribution in the field of health and fitness because it’s something I’ve been so passionate about for so long (since I was in 4th grade).

Fewer things are more rewarding than helping people realize their health and fitness goals because when you look good, you feel good. And life’s too short to not feel as good as you can!

2. Because my clients aren’t paying me for daily inspirations. What they are paying for is daily and personal accountability, support, coaching, guidance and motivation, long with a proven program that works. GUARANTEED!

The daily inspirations are only a tiny part of the equation. Besides, I’m confident in this day and age, a lack of knowledge isn’t the problem. If anything, it’s too much information!

For the most part, we all know what to do. (Sure, we’ll tell you exactly what to do in order to reach your goal and give you all sorts of tricks and tips along the way.) But the real magic happens in actually doing it day in and day out.

The problem we all have (unless you’re in great shape) is a lack of consistent action. Getting into your desired shape is about 3 things. Eating right. Exercising. And doing those two things consistently. That’s it!

It’s the consistency part that’s so hard though. And that’s what I truly believe MBT is the best in the world at: Helping you stay consistent: meal by meal, workout by workout, and day by day.

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I hate to say it but it’s true.

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No matter what, some people just can’t ask. It’s just not in their DNA. And having to pay for help? Forget about it!

No matter how affordable we make this program for what we offer (we’ll be with you every single day to make sure you’re doing the right thing in the kitchen and in the gym!) and how risk free it is, some people just can’t do it.

Instead, they rather jog in place, month after month, year after year. (“Okay starting tomorrow, I’ll…” which quickly becomes next Monday, then next week, then next month, then your next New Year’s Resolution…over and over again.)

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My Story of Greek God at Binghamton University (Part 3/3)

October 15, 2009          Comments (2)


After I hung up my SAE underwear junior year, I immediately began looking forward to the day I could start helping the next guy in my fraternity prepare. I guess it’s the teacher in me.

I waited and waited. Finally, I got my wish! It’s been 5 years since anyone has competed for SAE at Binghamton so I was very excited when Petar emailed me in May asking for help with a huge goal of losing (what turned out to be) 35 pounds and competing in Greek God.

Although I’ve never met him in person (and I still haven’t) I was eager to help because not only do I love helping people realize their body’s full potential but I also know how overwhelming getting prepared for Greek God actually is.

The thought of having to stand on stage in front of 3000+ people in your underwear is enough to make anyone sick and with the added tasks of creating sets and skits and, uh, school work – it’s enough to make anyone go crazy.

So for 5 months, I treated him like a regular client. At first, he was worried that we weren’t working together in person. I assured him it’s never stopped me from helping anyone. (It actually helps!)

I felt like I was reliving my days of prep for Greek God especially as we got closer to October. In fact, I actually enjoyed the training more so than I did the actual event.

For a hot minute in high school, I wanted to be a bodybuilder but when I learned that professional bodybuilders are drug addicts that dream dissipated as quickly as their muscles deflate when they’re off steroids. I always loved the lifestyle though.

When we’d talk on the phone for our weekly chats, it was as if nothing changed. The rumors of who was taking steroids were in full force as was the realization that some competitors were and have taken diuretics. Petar was worried that he was at a major disadvantage.

I felt his pain because it’s very easy to get caught up in the buzz that surrounds Greek God. But it’s also important to remember that it’s only one night and he was smart enough to know this.

I told him not to worry about the other competitors. That he could only control what he does in terms of how hard he trains and how well he eats. That’s it. I assured him that not only is it obvious who takes steroids but it doesn’t look good either. He agreed whole heartedly.

But again, the frustrations and fear don’t go away.

In the end, Petar was an amazing and gracious student. I mean, look at his before and after photos! (And in case you’re wondering that’s self-tanner in the after picture.) He went from 220 pounds and husky to 185 pounds and absolutely shredded.

He also has an experience he will never ever forget and neither will I. I got way more out of helping him than he did.

I just hope it’s not another 5 years before someone represents SAE.

I have nothing left to say about Greek God.


Petar IS Greek God!

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