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I’ve been back in the fitness grind now for a couple of years. Every so often I reach a point where I’d like an extra set of eyes to provide some external help, influence, guidance, etc. I don’t know all that there is to know and I’m aware of that. I’m not too proud or ego bound to admit that.
Over the years, while training, teaching Zumba, Strength and other cardio classes, I’ve also worked with various personal trainers. You may have read about my work with James Kiang or Tom Ram. Most recently I’ve decided to give a try to a gentleman I came across online via youtube and IG.
Wes Watson of Watsonfit is a highly motivated individual and his no bs, no nonsense approach to training and overall life caught my attention. I decided that I’d pay him for the month of coaching and see how it worked out for me.
Find what’s hard, and do that! Don’t do what’s easy, stop being fraudulent!
In addition to covering fitness, Wes is also known for sharing stories from his time in the penitentiary system. Clearly that experience has provided him with great insight into what most of us out here take for granted. It’s similar to those of us who have served in the military or come from challenging backgrounds. Those experiences give us a different perspective. Wes is particularly interesting because he’s taken all those hard experiences, survived and used them to mold him into the person he is today. His IG stories motivate the hell out of you and in some cases provide you with a much needed reality check.
You are a grown man, and you are going to let a snack dictate your life? A grown man and you can’t resist a simple snack?
Before we proceed, there’s something you need to understand about training though. Some things are universal, the information exists, it’s out there and it doesn’t often change. The key to fitness is training, eating right, and most importantly: BEING CONSISTENT. That’s all there is to it when it comes to training. Then, within those points there are a hosts of options and approaches that you can take.
In any case, I was curious so I signed up via his website. Shortly after submitting my info I got a text from him and I opted to give the month a try. I wanted to learn about his approach to training, eating, etc. Wes provided some workouts for me to perform about 4 days a week or so. He’s aware that I train BJJ and I also teach several fitness classes a week.
I won’t be going into details regarding the training methods or diets he has shared with me because I don’t want to take money out of his pocket by putting out his info for free. However, I will say this, there is no magic formula that Wes, Tom, James, myself, or anyone else can give you. There are some sound basics and approaches that more often than not lead to success. Wes provided me with some information that I knew, but I needed reemphasized.
Not long ago I was speaking with my son about my confusions regarding the approach to take to lifting weights. I’d been struggling about how I should continue given all of my training activities. I think that the universe put Wes in my path to answer those questions for me and to set me on the right path. With that being said, because of my prior experience and knowledge I think I have all that I need to proceed and reach my goals. I’ve come close and these minor adjustments may be just what the doctor ordered.
Over the next few weeks I’ll have to take it easy on the straining as I’ll be having surgery in my mouth and I’ve yet to determine whether or not I’ll need shoulder surgery. But once I do what I need to do and recover, I’ll be implementing the tools that Wes provided for me. I’ve already started, but knowing what’s coming up, I know that I’ll be on the bench for a bit. I think that after surgery I’ll go on a juicing cleanse to keep my calories in check during the recovery period.
In any case, Wes knows his stuff and can be helpful to you on your journey. If you’d like to work with someone who has a more hands on approach, perhaps you should look locally for a trainer. I believe Wes is in Cali and he can’t physically be there to train all of us who are scattered all over the states. The training is all done online and remotely over phone, app, etc. I’ve seen quite a few people experience success working with trainers remotely and Wes is no exception. You can definitely make some progress with this method. Knowledge is knowledge and it doesn’t require physical contact. Just understand that Wes ain’t coming to your crib or gym. I’m sure you could possibly work this out, but I don’t think this is his normal protocol.
NYCTalking wishes Wes continued success on his training and online endeavors. We are happy to see our fellow brothers making some good moves! Respect.