Thursday, November 15, 2018

Australia Travel

Last week was a really great week at the Perfect Life Retreat... check out the reviews below.

I also did my biggest podcast ever. Check out the 10X question here! 

After the Retreat in San Diego I flew to Australia and I have had some great workouts here:

Wednesday, November 14th after I landed:

Box Jumps

Front Squats

And then on Thursday, Nov 15th:

Bench Press

Shoulder Press

Today I fly over to Melbourne.

And then I have some days off next week back in Sydney.

Then it's back to California where I will be enjoying a "misfits Thanksgiving" with Bedros Keuilian and all of his California "transplant" friends that don't have anywhere else to go on the big day... and Bedros makes steaks, not turkey, lol.

Stay tuned for more adventures,


PS - Here are some amazing Perfect Life Retreat reviews:

"AMAZING EVENT! Can't thank you enough. What a group of people!" – Matt Del Negro


"Everything was first class and the speakers were fantastic. I left feeling enthused and re-energized for my business and myself." – Rob Groll


"Craig, thanks for an amazing event that actually ran ON TIME!" – 100 attendees J


More Retreat feedback...


"We got engaged at the Perfect Life Retreat!" – Joe Arko & Sara Fennell*


*results not typical J


"I am an operator. I've made a quantum leap in confidence since I met you of which I am truly grateful to you for. I've been reminded again and again of how important it is to spend time with other operators. I learned that one of my superpowers is sharing with vulnerability. I have a powerful message to share and there are huge amounts of people that need my help, it's my duty to help them. Mentors are essential. It's time to fully commit to my vision and make it happen. 2019 is THE year." – Nick Elvery


"Craig Ballantyne is amazing. Dude, seriously. Awesome conference. It was like a shot of adrenalin into my business and mindset. Your content was great. Shanda, Bedros, and Tim were exactly what I needed. I've always liked Bedros's material... but it's been a while since I've heard him. He's really manned up over the last couple of years to a whole new level." – Brent Weaver (who will be attending Toys for Tots!) 


"Thanks again for putting together such a great event. The contacts made there were insane and the notes I have to implement from Tim, Sharran, Bedros, Joel and yourself are invaluable. Now comes action!" – Mike Novak

Monday, November 05, 2018

Flight to San Diego

Time has been on my side recently.

First it was daylight savings on Saturday night, so I caught up one hour of sleep... only 150 to go, haha!

And today's flight from NYC to San Diego went perfectly.

It was a 3-hour time travel session, and I finished a very important presentation.

After I landed and did some phone calls, I jumped over to one of my favorite gyms, Fit Athletic, for a workout:

1A) Deadlifts
1B) Box Jumps

2A) Wide Grip Deadlifts
2B) Core Training

Lots of mobility and foam rolling today, too.

Then some walking around to get groceries for the week.

Now to get more sleep ... busy day tomorrow with a podcast with Shawn Stevenson to promote my new book, Unstoppable, and then a training session with the team at Organify.

PS - Made a video about lessons from my dog. 

Sunday, November 04, 2018

NYC travels

What a great weekend in NYC.

It's the perfect day for the big city's Marathon, but I'll be coaching some entrepreneurs to grow their business faster while having more work-life balance.

To start the day I went for a walk to Central Park. It was all fenced off for the race, and thousands of people were already out getting ready.

But I also saw people doing wedding photos at 6:30am in Times Square. That was so weird!

Yesterday I did upper body:

KB Presses

The day before I did lower body

DB Bulgarian Split Squats
KB Swings
Leg Extensions (haha, yes, hotel gym fun!)
Cable Abs

Then yesterday I spoke to 100 entrepreneurs for my friend Vinny D.

Last night had a great sushi dinner with Jason Capital.

Tomorrow I fly to San Diego. 

Big week ahead!

Talk soon,


Craig Ballantyne
Author, The Perfect Day Formula 


Wednesday, October 31, 2018

NYC & Vinny D

Off to NYC this afternoon.

When I land, will hit a hotel gym workout... probably all the fun upper body stuff.

Tonight I am having the world's most boring Halloween, doing calls with people in Australia while the world parties outside of my hotel room window in Times Square, haha.

But that's okay because I have a big day planned tomorrow.

It'll start with a morning workout or walk, and then a Perfect Life Workshop with 6 amazing entrepreneurs, and then dinner with John Romaniello & crew at a fun NYC steakhouse.

Then Friday we hang out with Vince Del Monte at his Mastermind.

Good times ahead, even though it's not what a normal person would do.

Workout details soon!


Craig Ballantyne
Author, The Perfect Day Formula 


Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Big Trip Coming Up

First, some interesting news. 

For the first time ever I hired a personal trainer.

It's really an online strength coach, and not an in-person trainer, but I am having my friend, Luka Hocaver - @lucahocaver - write my workout programs. It's been fun, and I've seen some good improvements in ankle mobility, squat form, and intensity in the two weeks.

Today's Workout

Mobility, core, hanging (read about a 30-day 7-minute hanging challenge, and I try to get a few minutes in each day)

1A) Box Jumps
1B) Squats

2A) Glute Ham Raise 
2B) Abs

That was all I had time for...

The only snafu is my travel schedule, as that stops me from getting some of the big lifts in each week.

Speaking of travel, I am off on a big trip.

Oct 31st to NYC for Vince Del Monte's Mastermind and some of my workshops

Nov 5-12th to San Diego for my PerfectLifeRetreat annual event with over 425 people attending!!!

Nov 12-21st to Australia to coach more high performers at my workshops

Nov 21-27 in Orange County, California, where I will be in the studio for 3 days recording the audio for my new book, Unstoppable

Nov 28-Dec 2 in Denver for Toys for Tots.

Dec 3-8th in Santa Monica for Workshops.

Then back home.

This year was crazy with travel, and I plan on cutting way back in 2019.

Now I know that I say this every year, but I'm following through on my promise this time! 

Stay tuned for more workouts,


Craig Ballantyne
Author, The Perfect Day Formula
PS - The 2018 Perfect Life Retreat is Nov. 8-9th in San Diego


Monday, September 24, 2018

Journey Begins

Off day today. The journey begins tomorrow.

Train ride to Toronto. Squat or deadlift workout at BANG Fitness. Coaching day on Wednesday, big family dinner Wednesday.

Thursday is a meetings day, catching up with some clients in Toronto. Friday-Saturday are back-to-back workshops. Good times.

Sunday brunch + accountability coaching day.

Monday meetings day.

Tuesday fly to Vegas... filming, seminar, workshop, trip to Speed Vegas, and then off to San Jose.

I'll be doing a workshop in SJ on Friday, then speaking at the RISE fitness event on Saturday, followed with ...

Not sure.

At present, supposed to fly home through Vancouver... on Canada's Thanksgiving weekend... but the timing is all wrong.

I'd get home at 8pm Sunday which is too late for family dinner... and I can't stay over in Vancouver and do a workshop on the Sunday because it's a holiday weekend.

Might get in an extra Empire filming session with Bedros Keuilian that week instead.

It's all messed up.

Why can't he live just down the street, lol.

Anyways, the adventure continues...

But this is nothing.

You should see the trip I'm trying to plan that includes Seoul, Sydney, Melbourne, Beijing and LA.


Talk soon,


Sunday, September 23, 2018

Saturday and Sunday Sessions

I like working on Sundays, it's my coaching day. At 6am an email goes out to my 250 high level clients. It contains 10 accountability questions for the week. I get dozens of replies, and I reply to each reply. It's so fascinating to solve problems, create new content, and generate new connections.

It keeps me busy, but I still have time for training and a walk outside.

But I would do more walks if I had a dog. 😊

I really want to adopt a couple from ... especially Bentley and Ellie Bellie. The problem is I'd have to install a fenced in dog run for them.

Hmmmm... dilemmas, dilemmas.

Anyways, here are a couple of good weekend workouts:


Extensive old-man warm-up for tight hips

1A) Front Squat (+ one rep of Hang Clean since this was done at home with no rack)

1b) RDL

2A) KB Swing
2b) KB Reverse Lunge

2C) Stability Ball Rollout

Very good session.

Then Sunday was all meathead, all the time... But I was so focused on my work that I worked right through lunch (forget to really eat), and then trained at 2pm. Good times.

1A) Pushups

1b) Band Pull

2A) DB Chest Press

2b) KB 1-Arm Row

3A) Floor Press

3b) Shrug

Good times.

Then a walk outside... one of the last nice weekend days of the year.

Off to Toronto on Tuesday for coaching sessions and gym workouts.

Talk soon,


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