Working with Anthony has provided me with the knowledge, tools and inspiration to stay healthy through natural and hard work. Actually, the work is not even hard anymore. It has become a habit; it’s become who I am. The greatest challenge I faced when deciding to lose weight was that I didn’t know enough about the relationship between macronutrients, food and my body.
Anthony changed all that. Instead of being someone who told me what do to, he TAUGHT me what to do and understand WHY, so that I may continue further after the program is finished. It’s real easy telling someone “you should eat this and that”, but teaching someone from the ground up takes a whole other approach. That is what I got from Anthony. He explained how to set up my meals, my workouts and how to balance it all. He responded to every question, no matter how silly it may have sounded. That’s what makes a good trainer and mentor. His approach is about being the best person you can be and lead a fulfilling life. What good is a strong body if you’re generally unhappy?
For myself, I dropped 23kg during the program through proper nutrition and workouts. I never went hungry due to Anthony’s flexible eating-approach. I was never restricted to boring, tasteless meals. This has been the most rewarding part of my whole journey, a complete change in my relationship with food.
To say this has been a life-changing journey is an understatement. I now have a body and frame of mind I never thought possible because “it just doesn’t happen for me”. I needed a strong push in the right direction, and someone to teach me WHY. This is exactly what I got from Anthony, and it will continue to be rewarding in YEARS to come.
Hard work isn’t hard when it’s fun ☺
Anthony, it’s been an absolute pleasure.
The best fitness decision I have ever made. Anthony genuinely cares about his clients and their long-term health. He doesn’t care how far you you have to reach your goal, he’ll give you every tool you need to get there. He is not only an expert in the field of nutrition and fitness, he is also one of the most dedicated and hard working people I have ever come across. He will leave you inspired and motivated to become a better version of yourself.
I hired Anthony of Team Atrain to help me add some lean mass. My experiences I’ve had in the past trying to add weight and building have been minimal throughout my life. As a hard gainer it’s incredibly difficult to put on weight. I’ve put more food in my body in the last six months since I’ve been working with Anthony than I’ve ate in probably a year, no joke. I consider eating more of a workout than actually stepping into the gym. You see all the posts of everyone being hungry and they can’t have enough food. Well, I’m the opposite. Don’t get me wrong, I still enjoy eating, but I get really full. After every meal. Everyone I work with, my friends and family – they are all amazed by the food I put in. I just wanted to get the message out there to hard gainers: you can’t quit. And you HAVE to be consistent. Every journey is different. And then some. I’m well aware my journey will take me quite a while before my goals are reached and I’m okay with that. Will I feel like quitting, of course. I’ve had many personal discussions with myself lying in bed. We’re all human. If you do slip, don’t dwell. Accept it and move on. At least you’re trying. That’s what makes it a journey. Anthony teaches all this and drills it into his programs. And it’s amazing! I would recommend him to anyone. And since your reading this, you’re already on his site – that means you’re already intrigued. Send him that email. You won’t regret it, I didn’t.
Being a member of Team A-Train has been fantastic! Anthony held me accountable and gave me knowledge to succeed, as a client I couldn’t have asked for anything more. He’s a realist; he wants to understand where you’re coming from (work, home life, etc.) Base upon that, he will make implementations and suggestions to match your situation, or in some cases, help you make the best choices in tougher situations (Holidays, vacations). That was priceless, no more guilt. One of the most important things is he drastically changed the way I look at nutrition. I would of never, and I mean never in a million years would of consumed the amount of calories, let alone come near the amount of carbs that I do now. What he prescribed works; I lost weight and body fat eating nearly twice of what I was doing before. I would of continued to blindly “fuel” myself with under 50 carbs per day, gas out during workouts, and walking around most of the day in a daze due to lack of carbs and overall calories. NO BUENO!!! Additionally, I credit his recommendation of having so many greens per day as a large part why I never got sick this fall. I always get sick that time of year, but I think the intake of that many veggies really played a big part of staying healthy. My buddies want to complete a GoRuck challenge in the coming months and I feel confident I will go into that event with a better grasp on nutrition and feel better while they try to survive off of lettuce and nuts, lol. Seriously though, Anthony has provided me with a nice idea of where my baseline nutrition levels are and I’ve learned that five-ten carbs or fat per day DOES make a difference. It was tough at first, weighing and measuring, but now it’s a breeze. I like knowing that stuff now, rather than blindly chalking the day’s intake to just a ballpark figure. It’s easy to see the pitfalls I ran into before. Fantastic !
So today is the final day of our time together… I had a lot of fun! I learnt a lot and was inspired more and still get inspired every time I see your instagram posts. I might not have been the best client and maybe didn’t try as hard as I should have but none the less you have transformed my life and my body. In total I lost 15kgs and 8cm round my waist so my general appearance looks much better. My confidence in myself is high at the moment and you have taught me a lot about eating and training. Personally the past six months has also been a trial, a little rocky road in the marriage as well as a heavy work load which just increased and increased and is still increasing. With my marriage my wife and I dug deep and truly connected proving to ourselves how strong we are as a couple, my kids are growing fast and are so happy.. If our kids are that happy we can’t be so bad right?? With work the bigger my plate got the more I put my head down and just drove and pushed forward, the result is in the group I now run 4 companies and possibly next year will be venturing into London and California.. Watch this space!! So why did you help me with these two important aspects of my life?? Well you inspire me first off with everything you do as well as your commitment to your clients and to yourself. The fact that you don’t take supplements and are a full natural athlete is just mind blowing!! Also your journey next year for the IFBB I will watch and support you 1000%. Having had the six pack and everything when I was younger and knowing that I cheated my way there and it was still such hard work the fact you are you just inspires! Also your always smilling.. Haha. Stay happy man its so refreshing! So by being dedicated and focused like you and staying happy everything panned out and the road ahead looks even better. Sure there are speed bumps but it is a short hiccup and I treat them as such and move forward. A clean and healthy body brings a clean and healthy heart, brain and life! I promise to stay on the path and I will reach my goals for my body as I commitment I made to myself and when I am in your hood I will let you know and maybe we have a coffee. Its been a pleasure Anthony and thank you for everything! Stay focused and stay happy!
Experience Working with Anthony: I had a great experience with Anthony. He was always there when I needed him and always willing to answer my questions. His responses were prompt and he was easy to trust. Anthony was very motivating. At times I would be kind of hard on myself for not seeing results or for having cheat meals and Anthony would always help me through those issues by encouraging me and reminding me that I would need more patience. After I got my body competition-ready, my confidence went through the roof and I realized all kinds of different things about myself. Working with Anthony was a great milestone in my life and I would definitely refer him to others in need of a coach and a friend.
Nathan Kennedy Edmonton
In April of 2013 I was scrolling through my Instagram feed when I saw a picture of a guy that I had been idolizing as my goal physique, Attached to it was his Instagram name, I was elated to find the owner of the picture I had been using to motivate myself for several weeks. I reached out to Anthony via Instagram and quickly he responded positively, informing me that he was an online coach and that if I really wanted to partake that he would help me reach my goals step by step. I dove in head first and before you know it I was well on my way to a better body and healthier state of mind. From in depth questions about myself to what I wished to accomplish in what time frame I could tell right away that Anthony cared and was detail oriented. Being that I live in a completely different country than Anthony I knew it would take some discipline and dedication making sure that I adhere to his plan and guidance to a tee. I was completely aware that I was not going to succeed if I didn’t remain honest with both him and myself. Anthony taught me that consistency is extremely important and that nutrition is absolutely necessary, I mean if you own a Ferrari your not filling it with the bargain oil and pumping regular gas into its tank… so why do it to your body, as Anthony would say “you can’t out train a bad diet” A full meal plan and a complete workout regime as well as explanation of how the program works was given to me and I was off to the races. Yes I slipped a few times (My birthday & My stag) but Anthony was so understanding and explained that life happens and to move on and not beat myself up for it. 22 weeks later I weigh less than I have in 10 years, I have visible muscle definition and strength, I no longer snore or talk in my sleep, I have way more energy and my fiancé loves my new found passion for fitness. The best part is I’m not done, I plan on continuing with Anthony and taking it to the next level!!!!!
Wesam Al Arayedh
I always had a dream of achieving the best figure that I possibly can manage. I also knew that it is possible to do that as all the people who achieved their dream body managed to do so. On top of that, I didn’t ever want to take any assistive agents towards that as I just don’t see the point! I worked hard at the gym in three different continents while studying medicine and joined many gyms and had many different trainers. I did have some change but not even towards my idea of the body transformation I was looking for. I tried many different exercise routines and had many different brands of protein shakes. The protein shakes added more fat than muscle and I was lost as to how it could be possible to do all the hard work at the gym and in return only have mediocre results at best! I read many fitness magazines (as if I had time for that) and also joined numerous online fitness groups and trainers. Still no movement in terms of conceivable muscle gain, definition or fat loss. Some trainers blamed it on genes and others thought I was a hard gainer ectomorph! With the advent of instagram I came so discover many fitness models and more online trainers. I came across Anthony (@atrain_100). I thought I’d give him a try as I was still looking for a magic pill (fat burner but no steroids or hormonal agents) or a miracle protein shake. I can really and honestly tell you that since I came to know Anthony as my diet and cardio coach, the rest is history. He had the missing link in my fitness life that I was missing as I do work hard at the gym with my weight training coach but still could not quite achieve what I was looking for. He (Anthony) challenged everything I knew about fitness and body building! The first thing he did was make protein shakes and like of that obsolete! The whole process changed. He gave me my program and the rest is history. I kid you not that I started seeing the change from the first week after I joined. It was not even a real start as we agreed to have a soft start for a week since I was traveling at that time. Over the first six months course with Anthony I developed the transformation of my life. I became slim with muscle definition and vascularity that I never knew possible. All of a sudden I can even see muscular striations and named veins (from Anatomy class) on ME!! I thought, who is this person that I was turning into? So it is possible for me to become him (the new me) and how was it so difficult before??? Now that I am in my second six months course with Anthony (Tony, you will have me as you client for life buddy!) not only am I seeing an incredible transformation with more muscle bulk, definition and fat loss, but people around me are inspired. I cannot tell you how that makes one feel, especially in this field. I inspired people to become doctors, but inspire people (family and friends) to be fit and ask me how I did it? Now that’s truly amazing! Many people from my family and gym joined Anthony and are amazed at their own transformation. Now they are inspiring others as well! True that it’s not easy, but its not that difficult either. It takes discipline, focus and determination, or otherwise this program is not for you and in my opinion, nothing else will work. The twice weekly checks, diet changes and exercise suggestions keep you on track with endless inspiration. Adjusting the diet according to inevitable life responsibilities like travel and time constraints is like child’s play to him and there’s nothing impossible. Factoring in faith demands in terms of dietary exclusions and adjustments is a matter of mastery to Anthony. Thank you Anthony endlessly and despite the great state I reached with you, I know that the best is yet to come.