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Photos from Informed Movement's post 05/02/2021

FINISHED MY FIRST MARATHON TODAY!!🏃🏻‍♂️🙌🏻🙏🏻💪🏻
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This run is dedicated to my family and friends and to help inspire anyone out there who may be taking their first steps towards their health goals or who are fighting for their health be it weight loss, recovery from addiction or improving mental health — whatever challenges you face know that they’re worth battling🙏🏻💙💪🏻
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This run was not an official race I signed up for. It was purely out of having a goal and desire to say I completed at least one marathon prior to my 40th.
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No official race meant no:
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registration -> bib or number -> t-shirt -> elaborate starting line -> race day nostalgia with masses of people warming up and mentally preparing with palpable energy in the air -> waving at friends or family along the way -> cheers from strangers -> water stations -> sounds of the announcers voice calling your name and number as you approach the finish line -> hugs or high fives afterwards with people who came to support.
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“Why would you train for or run a marathon if it’s not an official race?” You might be thinking.
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For starters, I simply love reinventing my fitness and trying new things that challenge my body and mind. This pandemic has forced us all to adapt in one way or another yet it opened the door for running which has become VERY therapeutic throughout my training.
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Secondly, as a coach/trainer, I’ve come to appreciate and teach my clients that you don’t have to have external reasons to motivate or inspire you to accomplish your goals or to work on your health in general.
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Ultimately, the only thing that matters is that it matters to you. Whatever goal you have, know your “why;” something meaningful and purposeful for you is vital for living a healthier lifestyle.
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Today, I showed myself that whatever I put my mind to, no matter how hard it gets, I can do it.
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You don’t have to run a marathon, it can be a 5K or doing 5 push-ups. The point is it’s an accomplishment and success; a mark of progress from where you started.
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Your health is everything. Setting fitness goals will simply help pull you along the way.
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You’re worth it.

04/09/2021

“Career anniversary” - 14 years 🎉.
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On this day, almost a decade and a half ago, I became a personal trainer.
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I had no clue at that time what this profession was going to do for my life and all the incredible people (clients, coworkers, etc.) I would meet and have the fortune of coaching/training.
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There’s been countless memorable experiences and I have gained so much personal and professional growth.
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Like any rich journey, I stumbled many, many times and was met with lots of challenges along the way.
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Since 2007 I’ve had the pleasure of:
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▪️training professional athletes
▪️coaching men and women who went through amazing transformations (losing over 100 lbs)
▪️watching people gain confidence and empowerment
▪️sharing tears, hugs and thousands of high fives
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I couldn’t ask for a more fulfilling line of work.
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When 2020 hit I knew I wasn’t going to back down simply based on all of the knowledge I have gained about how fitness and nutrition improves mental health. I knew there are those out there who could benefit from having something positive and empowering to focus on through this challenging time.
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🙏🏻 Thank you to all of you out there who have or who are currently working with me or who have supported me throughout this area of my life’s work.
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I am forever grateful for the gifts you have given me.
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Your coach/trainer,
Sean
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#informedmovement #careermilestone #grateful #training #trainer #thankyouclients #thankyoufriends #thankyoufamily #keeppunching #health #wellness #fitness #fitnessjourney #inspired

“Career anniversary” - 14 years 🎉.
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On this day, almost a decade and a half ago, I became a personal trainer.
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I had no clue at that time what this profession was going to do for my life and all the incredible people (clients, coworkers, etc.) I would meet and have the fortune of coaching/training.
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There’s been countless memorable experiences and I have gained so much personal and professional growth.
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Like any rich journey, I stumbled many, many times and was met with lots of challenges along the way.
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Since 2007 I’ve had the pleasure of:
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▪️training professional athletes
▪️coaching men and women who went through amazing transformations (losing over 100 lbs)
▪️watching people gain confidence and empowerment
▪️sharing tears, hugs and thousands of high fives
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I couldn’t ask for a more fulfilling line of work.
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When 2020 hit I knew I wasn’t going to back down simply based on all of the knowledge I have gained about how fitness and nutrition improves mental health. I knew there are those out there who could benefit from having something positive and empowering to focus on through this challenging time.
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🙏🏻 Thank you to all of you out there who have or who are currently working with me or who have supported me throughout this area of my life’s work.
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I am forever grateful for the gifts you have given me.
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Your coach/trainer,
Sean
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#informedmovement #careermilestone #grateful #training #trainer #thankyouclients #thankyoufriends #thankyoufamily #keeppunching #health #wellness #fitness #fitnessjourney #inspired

02/09/2021

Gentlemen!

If you’re between 20-50 years old and have, or are thinking about, a health or fitness related goal it would really help me out if I could get 5 minutes of your time to fill out a quick survey.

I would like to better understand the current challenges you’ve had or are currently facing during this pandemic.

Of course there are some obvious things we’re all dealing with but further insight in to your particular situation is super helpful.

This information will also help me as I’m working on new online services and a FREE Men’s Health and Fitness Webinar/forum that I will be leading. Thank you in advance for your time and consideration!

p.s. link is in the comments below. 👇🏻

In Good Health,
Sean Ferguson

Gentlemen!

If you’re between 20-50 years old and have, or are thinking about, a health or fitness related goal it would really help me out if I could get 5 minutes of your time to fill out a quick survey.

I would like to better understand the current challenges you’ve had or are currently facing during this pandemic.

Of course there are some obvious things we’re all dealing with but further insight in to your particular situation is super helpful.

This information will also help me as I’m working on new online services and a FREE Men’s Health and Fitness Webinar/forum that I will be leading. Thank you in advance for your time and consideration!

p.s. link is in the comments below. 👇🏻

In Good Health,
Sean Ferguson

12/22/2020

IMPROVE YOUR SLEEP NATURALLY THROUGH..... WRITING?✍🏻 🤔
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Can good sleep really improve your mood and energy? 👉🏻 Uhm, yes.
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So what are you supposed to do if most nights you have trouble falling asleep with all the racing thoughts; frustrations about not having answers to daunting questions; worried about tomorrow’s tasks or crippled by feelings of a lack of control?
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I know the feeling. So when I decided years ago that these disruptive patterns were harming my mental well-being, enough was enough, it was time to fight back. The quest for answers proved rewarding. Here’s one thing that has really turned things around...
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🔹My 10 minute sleep-better nightly writing routine that I’d love for you to try:
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▪️Gratitude:
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Write down 5-10 things you’re grateful for with one reason why. If you can’t come up with that many then write down 1-2 with 3 reasons why for each.
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▪️Achievements for the day:
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It can be easy to skip over the small or even big wins you’ve accomplished mainly because it’s easy to let those aforementioned worries dominate your consciousness. So make sure to acknowledge anything and everything you did that got you one step closer to any area you’re trying to improve or goal that you have.
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▪️Growth Opportunities:
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Here’s my “secret sauce” to true #pesonalgrowth. Reflect over the day any area where perhaps you would have liked to show up better for yourself or for others. You can start by asking yourself, “if that same scenario happened again, would I do it differently? If so, how? Why?”
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This promotes opportunities for: learning, growth, mindfulness and most importantly self-compassion.
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▪️Brain dump - literally unleash any and all thoughts, feelings or words that come to mind without hesitation or judgment. Tough to do at first but very cathartic.
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This is a really hard next two weeks for all of us in different ways.
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Try this exercise once this week. At worst: it will lessen any stress you’re experiencing and at-best: provide opportunity for a good nights sleep so you can be more present and enjoy the gift of another day. 🙏🏻
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🙋🏻‍♂️ If you still struggle send me a message and I'll send you a FREE full sleep-better guide.

12/15/2020

Despite what little time Stephanie has for herself each week as a full time Veterinarian, mother of two and wife, she has managed to find lots of success in just 8 weeks with her health and fitness goals through my online transformation program.
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In her words...
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“Besides the personalization and adjustability, my at-home workout/nutrition program is totally realistic and doable. And the thing I'm most excited for is the sustainability... learning about what nutrition and exercise works for me is a recipe for success to continue. And while there were some times in the beginning I felt slightly "deprived," I learned where I could make allowances, substitutions and better decisions and I haven't felt that way in several weeks. I never feel hungry or like I can't have something I want. It's all been very empowering!”
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👉🏻 Making the most of what time, equipment and small space she has for her weekly workouts...
👉🏻 A willingness to explore new recipes her and her family can enjoy
👉🏻 Achieving results (down 10.5 lbs) without ANY dieting or overly intense workouts
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These are the key elements that have paved the way for what I know will be long term success.
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🔹Stephanie’s current routine:
▪️3 day’s a week: 45 minute strength and conditioning workouts using just a pair of adjustable db’s
▪️2-3 days a week of 20 min. HIIT using her spin bike (that both her and her husband sometimes do together 🙂
▪️customized macro based nutrition plan that allows room for her favorite foods
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I’m so proud of you, Stephanie! You’ve taken on a fitness routine with all that’s going on in your life and have stuck with it staying focused on the positive things you’re doing each day and week!
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Congrats 🎉 on all the accomplishments of your program thus far, you’ve earned it.

12/08/2020

#repost @philipg74
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“Friday morning home workout done. Not often I flex but figured why not lol 🤷‍♂️🤣.”
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Finding stride with health during this most challenging year #2020.
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Like you, like me, like just about everyone you know, 2020 has created at best: a sense of overwhelm and stress. At worst: devastation and despair.
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And wherever you are along that spectrum, the ability to get back up and continue forward is one of the most courageous things a person can do.
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If I were to hand out a comeback client of the year award it would be for @philipg74 who despite all that’s been going on has decided to get back on the horse and keep fighting for his health.
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Before 2020, his fitness and nutrition journey was marked with incredible successes, including losing 40 lbs.
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Then around March and April, like so many of us, he was faced with a lot of uncertainty and mental anguish.
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Taking a little time to step back, regroup while the dust settled, Phil was ultimately determined not to let all his hard earned progress or his health goals slip from his grasp.
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Today Phil is back in “the arena.” Fighting for his health and wellness. Filled with a newfound spirit which shows in his voice and his weekly check-ins,
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he’s found his stride again...
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He has his at-home workouts using some db’s a bench and a ball and keeps active with weekly runs which serves as a positive outlet.
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and he consistently accomplishes small, attainable nutrition goals each day. The weight is coming back off and more importantly his energy is increasing.
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Phil I’m proud, inspired and am so grateful to be a part of your health and fitness journey.
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Thank you for trusting in me and being a true example of courage through challenging times.
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#repitition #fitnessresults #perservere #keeppunching #embracetheprocess #believeinyourself #embracethejourney #perserverance #testimonials #transformed #transformations #dedicate #trusttheprocess #transform #informedmovementfitness #transformers #testimonial #consistencyiskey #dedicated #consistency #results #trainer #successmindset #fitnessgoals #successful #process

12/03/2020

EXERCISE HACK - Biceps & Shoulders w/ “Jim-Bro”

On today’s episode of “at-home exercise hack’s” you get to learn a killer combo exercise that strengthens and builds the biceps and shoulders while saving time.
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You also get to be introduced to my good pal, “Jim-Bro” he’s such a cool dude 👍🏻🤙🏻.
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In this video I demonstrate 3 ways you can work the biceps AND the shoulders in one move 😲.
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1. Bicep Curl to Overhead Press
2. Hammer curl to push-out
3. TRX or strap - bicep curl to front raise.
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Feel free to comment below with questions or comments! 😁

12/02/2020

MY THOUGHTS ON “CHEAT” MEALS & FAVORITE FOODS 🔉- (Sound on😂)
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I get asked all the time,
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“Sean, if I’m trying to lose weight or get in shape can I still enjoy my favorite foods?”
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Or
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“What do think about cheat meals, is that ok? Do YOU eat any cheat meals?”
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The answers are all in the video, so please watch (to the end).
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If you’re curious about a realistic plan that gets you results and let’s you keep your sanity head to the link in my bio where you can set up a time to chat.
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Or just PM me, that works too 😄
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🙋‍♀️ Oh and ladies please excuse the talking with my mouth full it was all part of the character, lol 😉. Otherwise I’m a total gentleman when it comes to table side manners.😇

12/01/2020

CUSTOM AT HOME PROGRAMS - How I applied the same rules I use with my clients and lost 12 lbs in 6 weeks.
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Part I - Creating a solid routine at home with less equipment.
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With gym closures and temporary shut downs happening all over (and all over again), the question you really have to ask yourself is:
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“Are your health goals only as good as your environment?”
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Does trying to build muscle or lose weight have to stop all together?
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Sure working out at home has its limits but you just have to be willing to adapt with what you have and trust your results will come. As you can see (📸 #2) you don’t need much. (Clients in 📸 3,4 are still going strong while at home).
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🔹My Routine:
Fitness -
🏃🏻‍♂️ Daily: Run 5 to 8 miles and 100 pushups, 100 sit-ups, 50 pull-ups.
🏋🏻‍♂️ 4-5 days a week: metabolic (total body) strength and conditioning workouts.
🥊 3-4 days a week: “boxing workouts” (shadow boxing, jump-rope training), mobility, calisthenics.
🥘 Nutrition -
Minimal added salt; up to a gallon of water per day; quality, complex carbs; lots of veggies; lean, organic meats and fish, whole eggs/egg whites, plant based protein powder, nuts/nut butter, avocados, olive oil; I kept an eye on my macros (carbs, fats, proteins) without obsessing about it (more on that topic later).
😴 Sleep: 7-9 hours per night.
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❓If you’re wondering, “Great, so should I do this exact routine to get similar results?”
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My answer: 👉🏻 No.
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😳 “Wait, what? Why not?!”
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Because the routine you read above was tailored to:
A. My specific goals
B. My starting point (experience level)
C. Schedule
D. Resources (equipment)
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📝 When I design YOUR program I take into account the same above 4 variables to handcraft every aspect of YOUR unique plan:
👉🏻food preference
👉🏻availability in your weekly schedule for workouts
👉🏻what you want to achieve overall
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This provides approachability and most importantly sustainability.
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➕Daily, weekly, monthly accountability and support (all delivered online).
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Want to learn how to lose that “covid-20”(lbs), or maintain/gain muscle? I’ll show you how. Send me a PM and I’ll map out for you everything you need to get you results that last.

podcasts.apple.com 11/09/2020

‎Shifters: Sean Ferguson with Informed Movement on Apple Podcasts

If you’re “kicking the tires” towards your fitness goals or are stuck I want you to know there truly is a better way to have and experience success with your health, fitness and nutrition, (yes even at home and even during this pandemic) that’s unique to you.
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In this podcast I share how my own personal transformation story has helped re-shape and evolve my fitness business from personal trainer to a “Fitness Lifestyle Coach.”
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Without the strength to walk the line of those life changing growth experiences (self-development, spiritual and mental growth) I may never have been able to look at fitness the way I do or been able to lead hundreds of people to find their own success and results.
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“FITNESS & IMPROVING YOUR HEALTH IS 80% MENTAL, 20% PHYSICAL.”

I’ve been in this industry long enough to know very well, the many preconceived notions and stereotypes people (still) have towards:
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What it means to hire or work with a fitness professional (personal trainer) or...
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What starting a workout or nutrition program “will mean” or require (i.e. diet 🚫, hardcore exercising 🚫).
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These are just some of the things that stop or keep people from even starting towards their goals.
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I implore you to listen and learn how I work with my clients; helping them see and squash many common self-sabotaging narratives through my unique and effective approach (hint: mindset and habits) that have helped them see real results that last.
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Despite what creating a “fitness lifestyle” sounds like to to you trust me, it’s much more approachable and sustainable than you think 🙂 and we work together to find the best path for you.
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Thank you to Amanda with @rtbcapitalgroup for an awesome (25 min.) interview I did on her podcast that also explored the ups, downs and “shifts” I’ve gone through as an entrepreneurs as I’ve evolved and endured hard times in my business.
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👉🏻 Click on the link below to listen!

podcasts.apple.com ‎Show Shifters, Ep Sean Ferguson with Informed Movement - Nov 7, 2020

Videos (show all)

EXERCISE HACK - Biceps & Shoulders w/ “Jim-Bro”
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It’s so easy to get amped up about a goal 🥅, a project or an idea 💡 then before we know it, we lose steam and fall off. ...
So here’s the deal. You CAN build muscle and lose fat at the same time. It’s a topic for debate but I have witnessed fir...
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We often focus so hard on our external goals or situation that when we end up hitting a wall or feel stuck or even wanti...
💪🏻Excited to share with my clients and eventually those who join my online training services in the near future, my exer...
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