Saturday, February 27, 2016

Big New Program Discount Ends Tonight

This is very important NEWS and it’s why I’m resending this message to you for your response.

I don’t want you to miss out on your best chance to lose the frustrating pounds, get back in shape, and sculpt your dream body before summer.

Tonight at midnight the registration price for our Private Transformation Coaching Program increases by $50 and you don’t want to miss out on this massive discount. 

When you join the coaching program, you’ll get two coaches, Missi Holt and me, dedicated to your success. Plus, you’ll get brand NEW follow-along exercise videos with my latest workouts, as well as Missi’s proven fat-burning meal plans.

And more importantly, you’ll get round-the-clock social support and accountability that’s been missing from all of your past weight loss efforts. This is the #1 secret to burn more fat.

It’s not your fault if you struggled in the past… you just didn’t have the right people on your side, encouraging you, showing you the way, and holding you accountable. But when you have coaching and support, you’ll stick to your program and lose belly fat… and it doesn’t take any extra work.

Your past struggles END today because you have Missi and me on your side.

Join the Private Transformation Coaching Program here **price increases tonight**

You’ll lose more weight in the next 30 days than you did all of last year thanks to the Swedish Slim Down Secret that unlocks the secret for you to lose weight FAST

… you'll get rapid results so that you look and feel great again in your favorite sleeveless outfits, while showing off at the beach, and even just when having more energy to keep up with your kids.

But it all starts with getting the missing support and accountability that you've needed for so long.

By the way, research studies have PROVEN that those who get fast results are also more likely to get permanent results…

And those who lose weight fast also keep it off the longest.

Now, the only way to guarantee Rapid Fat Loss over the next 30 days is to let Missi and me personally help you.

Join the Private Transformation Coaching Program here **save $50 today only**

Weight loss doesn’t have to be a slow and steady process. All you have to do is let Missi and I show you the fastest way possible to start melting away fat and you’ll never struggle with your weight again.

But the doors are closing soon, so you must act now otherwise you’ll be stuck trying to “figure it out” for another year by yourself.

Your time is now. This is what you’ve been waiting for… it’s the missing link in getting the body of your dreams and the results you deserve and desire.

You can – and WILL – do it this year. I believe in YOU.

Join the Private Transformation Coaching Program here **price increases tonight**

Now let's go! Join the coaching program and let Missi and me give you the tools you need to boost your confidence and change your attitude on life.

Giving you the results you deserve,

Craig Ballantyne, CTT
Certified Turbulence Trainer

PS – Forget about the mistakes you’ve made…

If you fell "off the wagon” over the past few weeks and gained a few pounds, forget about it. Stop feeling guilty, or worse, sorry for yourself.

Cut your losses and don't worry about it, because there is nothing you can do it about the past. It's minor damage that can be dealt with.

Instead, focus on the future.

Friday, February 26, 2016

Answers to your questions

Whoa! Did you know that 20% of the year is already gone?

But what if 2016 hasn't turned out exactly how you dreamed? How can you overcome your struggles with the extra 10 to 20 pounds clinging to your belly, hips, arms, and thighs?

How do you overcome the fear, embarrassment, and frustration of having that ugly fat sticking around for another year?

The BEST solution is to get personal coaching showing you exactly what to eat, think, and do for the next 30 days. That's how you get Rapid Results. It's been proven over and over and over again.

In fact, scientific research shows that when you lose weight quickly you keep it off for good. And there's no better time of the year to lose weight than today.

Yesterday you had your first chance to join our exclusive 2-on-1 coaching program (you'll get two coaches, Missi and me, working for you!). It's even backed up with my personal promise that 2016 will be your best summer ever.

BUT the price increases to $147 at midnight tomorrow, so you must take action now to lock in the $50 savings and get the advice you need to transform your mind and body in just 30 short days. You'll even change your relationship with food from one of fear and shame to one that is more positive and healthy.

After yesterday's email, our Customer Satisfaction team received hundreds of emails from all over the world about how to get started, what's included, etc., so I wanted to answer the most common questions.

Question: Who is this Private Transformation Coaching Program for?


I'll be honest. The Coaching Program is ONLY for committed people that want to transform their bodies fast and get rapid results.

You must be dedicated to making a BIG change in your life. You must be committed to the advice and personal support that Missi Holt and I will give you each day. And you must be excited to receive positive feedback and encouragement from other folks just like you (from all over the world) that want to see you succeed.

If this is you, then you're going to love this intensive and exclusive coaching program. You'll get fast results – and you'll change your body more in the next 30 days than you have in the last 30 weeks.

But it's not for you if...

  • You don't really want to change, if you're secretly happy just being sick and tired, and in emotional and physical pain everyday.
  • You're looking for an easy button and aren't interested in doing the work.
  • You're fine with doing the same old long boring cardio workouts and struggling to get results.

We can only accept positive, hardworking, and awesome people… like you!

And like Kara, who energized the entire group with her progress and positivity.

Kara challenge1

Q: I need to lose 25 pounds, is coaching right for me or should I start with one of your beginner programs?

It doesn't matter if you're a beginner or advanced, you want to save time, money, and energy while getting the best results possible.

The coaching program has solutions for every level, and more importantly, you get private access to Missi and I so that you can ask us any questions specific to your situation. You can't get that from a book on Amazon.

That's why the private coaching program is perfect for you… and at the same time it's perfect for men and women that just need to lose the last five pounds.

Q: So how does this work… do you come over to my house and train me?

I wish!

Unfortunately, I haven't found a way to travel around the world and make it to everyone's house in one day…

BUT… here's what you'll get:

  • 3 brand NEW follow-along workout videos customized to Beginner & Advanced fitness levels… you'll get to exercise along with Missi & me… just like we were in your home.
  • Fat-burning meal plans built specifically to go along with these workouts and the other body transformations tools created by Missi Holt, CTT, and Master Nutrition Therapist, giving you the perfect approach to rapid results
  • Unlimited Q&A support via our Private Facebook Coaching group
  • The EXACT recipes you need to get results fast but WITHOUT the hunger that comes from normal weight loss diets
  • A step-by-step SUCCESS plan for your big goals and dreams based on Missi's research 30-Day Transformation Cycle Blueprint
  • And most importantly... you'll get the Social Support and the PROFESSIONAL accountability you need – delivered through Missi's private online coaching.

Missi will also show up in your inbox each morning with your daily reminder of EXACTLY what to do for fast results.

Now remember... this only works if YOU do, and the best way to stay committed – as proven over and over again with scientific research – is to have social support, professional accountability, daily reminders, a nice incentive for success (plan to buy yourself some new skinny jeans!), and a big goal with a short DEADLINE.

That's why we created the Private Transformation Coaching Program – to give you faster results than ever before – by delivering everything you need to succeed.

Click here to join the Private Transformation Coaching Program today

Q: What makes the Private Transformation Coaching Program different from all the other weight loss "products" I see on TV?


This isn't a product at all. You don't just get a book or magazine article with suggestions and then have to figure it out all on your own.

The Coaching Program is an event, an experience, and a positive, supportive environment where Missi and I will walk you through everything you need to do to get the results you deserve and desire.

No product offers you intensive private coaching along with a proven fat burning meal plan and exclusive workouts customized for your fitness level.

And if I haven't already made myself clear, let me be frank. There is NO other coach like Missi. None of the celebrity weight-loss guru's on TV compare. She's simply the best, and she has what I call a secret gift.

I call it the Missi Touch. It's the golden key to fat loss. Missi knows how to get inside of your head and FIX every diet mistake you've ever made, how to beat your cravings, and how to prevent overeating.

She'll show you how to beat your diet demons, overcome stubborn weight loss plateaus, and FIX your metabolism so it torches off the fat 24 hours a day. It doesn't matter what you're age, there's no stopping you when you have Missi and me on your side.

But don't get me wrong… we're not just there to give you the motivation you need to get going in the morning or cheer you up when you're having a bad day.

We'll do all of that and more. We'll challenge you, hold you accountable, and give you a virtual kick-in-the-butt when you need to do the work to earn the rewards.

We'll coach you, care for you, challenge you, and most important of all, CHANGE you for life. You'll finish the first 30-Days of March with more results than you achieved in the past 12 months combined, plus, you'll have new habits to keep you slim & sexy for life.

In fact, these new healthy habits helped Karen lose 5 pounds and an inch of her waist and hips in the first week alone.

Karen challenge

Q: So How Do You Get Started?


That's the EASIEST part of the entire challenge.

All you have to do is click the link below and join the coaching program on the next page. From there, we'll ask you to fill out your form so we can get to know more about you and your goals, and then you'll get into our Private Coaching group to meet me and Missi and to get you started.

We'll welcome you aboard the Private Transformation Coaching Program with all of your meal plans and new exercise videos.

So in just a few minutes you'll be on the fast track to your rapid results. Plus, it will only take a couple of days until you notice results in the mirror, and people will be turning their heads and complimenting you as you walk by.

It's that simple.

Click here to join the Private Transformation Coaching Program today

This is the perfect time to make the permanent fix you've wanted for so long.

Q: Who else will be in the private coaching group?

This exclusive program is limited to positive people only. Everyone is there to support one another. Just like in real life, some folks will share more and help more, while others will be a little quieter, but it's a NO-negativity zone.

There won't be any Debbie-Downers or Negative-Nancies (or Davie-Downers or Negative-Neds, for that matter).

While getting your chance to ask Missi and me your questions every day is one of the most important parts of the program, so is your ability to offer support to and get support from the rest of our "Team."

I've been a part of Weight Loss private coaching programs for over 14 years now (since I first was hired at to run groups for them).

And I'm still amazed at the friendships that develop and the extra-amazing results people get when they are surrounded with positive people and daily encouragement.

Positive people like Aina, who recently shared a few of her tips with the group that helped hundreds of others…

Aina challenge

This is a hidden SECRET to your success. It's so much better than trying to lose weight on your own at work where everyone tries to sabotage your efforts and picks on you for not going to another all-you-can-eat buffet lunch.

Bottom line: You've finally found the "home" you've been looking for… from Daily Morning Motivation to Late-Night Words of Support when you're tempted, Missi, me, and all of your new family members will be here for you every step of the way.

Q: And you PROMISE this will work?


Yes, we promise. Your past struggles are NOT your fault.

There's never been anything like this before… but now that this new Coaching Program is available, you need to take advantage of this amazing opportunity.

When you start the Private Transformation Coaching Program, you'll finally have everything you need to make permanent changes. And that's why we stand behind our 60-Day Money Back Guarantee. There is NO risk for you to get started and you can cancel anytime.

If you aren't convinced you got 10 times the value of your small investment... then please email us for a full no-questions-asked refund.

So please take advantage of this opportunity and let us take ALL of the risk off your shoulders and put it our own.

It's up to us to deliver, and we know the Private Transformation Coaching Program will do just that. This is how much we believe in this program.

I know that answers all of your questions, but if I missed anything, just reply to this email and let me know.

Don't let this opportunity slip you by. Your time is NOW. Your solution is here. Your coach is waiting. And your permanent results are just days away.

Click here to join the Private Transformation Coaching Program today

Don't miss out on making the BIG changes in life that really matter to you, like transforming your body and your mindset towards food and your figure.

With Missi's meal plans and mind-body makeover secrets, and with my brand new follow-along exercise videos, and with the round-the-clock coaching and support you'll get from us and your fellow coaching members, you now have - for the FIRST time EVER - everything you need to get Rapid Results in the next few weeks.

So volunteer to change your life… and we'll take care of the rest!

I can't wait to meet you and coach you!

Taking care of your transformation,

Craig Ballantyne, CTT
Certified Turbulence Trainer

PS – If you want to change, you MUST take action NOW.

The price is going up to $147 at midnight tomorrow, so you have to join now if you want to get in on the savings while you transform your body over the next 30 days.

Click here to join the Private Transformation Coaching Program today

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Meathead in the Arizona Desert

Today was a simple, yet effective upper body meathead workout at the Omni hotel in Scottsdale, Arizona. Tomorrow Bedros and I are going for a hike.

But first, today's recap:

- Pushups
- Face Pull

1A) DB Chest Press
1B) Pullup

2A) 1-Arm DB Shoulder Press
2B) Row

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tips:
"Discipline and freedom are not mutually exclusive but mutually dependent because otherwise, you'd sink into chaos." - Paulo Coelho

You will struggle, and that's okay. Everyone does, but if you persist, nothing can stop you. To succeed, you must make sacrifices. You have to be tough on yourself and demand more of yourself. Be focused on what matters, be clear on what counts, and never, ever give up on what matters to you.

Push on,

Craig Ballantyne, CTT

PS - Remember...

All bad times come to end. Until then, we are left with a powerful choice. To quit or to carry on. If we quit, we only make the ending worse. If we carry on, we will feel the situation getting harder at first. However, everyday that you make progress, things will get better and the future will become brighter. Never forget this.

Grab a copy of my book before it is sold out on Amazon

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"Thank You! This is just what I needed at this moment," wrote busy mom, Ali Kerr. "Before reading The Perfect Day Formula I was going day to day with no plan and getting sidetracked by little things. I felt like I was drowning in stress each day. The #1 lesson I learned from Craig was to engineer my day instead of letting it happen to me."

But here's the BAD news...

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When you follow the 3 secrets revealed in this book, you'll get more done and have more time for your family, friends, and hobbies.

You'll have time to make more money, to get back in shape, and to finally do all of the fun things on your to-do list.

So say goodbye to drowning in stress everyday, and start living life on YOUR terms, right now.

Grab your hardcopy today while supplies last

Taking care of your Perfect Life,

Craig Ballantyne

PS - This is the #truth!

"Discipline and freedom are not mutually exclusive but mutually dependent because otherwise, you'd sink into chaos." - Paulo Coelho

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Meathead-in-a-Hotel-Gym workout

Today was a fun, quick, Meathead-in-a-Hotel-Gym workout.

1A) Pushup Warmup
1C) Band Pull

2A) DB 1-Arm Overhead Press
2B) Face Pull

3A) Pushups to failure
3B) Pullups

Good times. Now working on some articles and then going for a big walk at 10am with my business partner, Matt.

A Perfect Day.

Speaking of's your...

Perfect Day unboxing video from my bud, Bedros Keuilian =>

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tip:
“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated failures. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.” – Calvin Coolidge

Push onward,

Craig Ballantyne, CTT

Friday, February 19, 2016

Denver KB Swing PB

Didn't sleep well last night, but still had a good workout at the Colorado Athletic Club in DT Denver.

Today's Training:

1A) Kettlebell Swing - worked up to PB of 80lbs x 25 reps
1B) Mobility

2A) Squat
2B) Mobility

3) Walking Lunges

Short 45-minute session.

Kickbutt Mindset Tip #1:
The life we lead is due to the choices we make. These are the friends we've chosen. This is how we've chosen to spend our time. This is how we've decided to take care of ourselves. Our choice, no one else. If we want to change, we have to take responsibility for the world we create for ourselves. You must implement the 5 Pillars of Transformation to make BIG changes. Plan and prepare better. Get professional accountability. Recruit positive social support. Give yourself an incentive. Set a Big Deadline. And act!

focus, Focus, FOCUS on what REALLY matters. => Action

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tip ... PERFECT for the weekend:
Without a doubt, one of the most difficult things about losing fat is eating in social situations. The peer-pressure (from both the ignorant and immature) is the toughest test of your commitment.


If you want to succeed, you have to lay the ground rules. There is no room for debate. You are either in or you are out.

And you might just surprise some folks when you show them that life can go on if you don’t eat chicken wings with them.

So... Be loud and proud of what you are doing. There are more folks secretly wishing someone will take charge and be a healthy role model for them.

It might not happen overnight, but if you continue to lead by healthy example – without preaching or being condescending – you can build an entourage of social support and people who want to be healthy like you.

This will build powerful relationships that will take your health to the next level. Stay strong and keep on pushing on!

Get going,

Craig Ballantyne, CTT

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Morning Mint and Book Update

Good morning. Time for a cup of refreshing peppermint tea.

Off day today. Squats tomorrow.

Lots of reading last night (finished the book in the top left).

Read, reading, read, and wrote.

Now for another PD in DVR.

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tip:
Lead yourself out of temptation as quickly as possible. Don't put yourself in situations where the allure of vices is too strong for your willpower and rituals. If you find yourself in trouble, cut your losses, but don't let others make you feel guilty for your decisions. Surround yourself with positive people and eliminate the toxic ones in your life.

Stay true,

Craig Ballantyne, CTT

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Crickets and Intervals

Been hiding this too long.

But wanted to share these bars with you...

The best are the Cacao flavor.

The other ones are too sweet, but I don't mind the new Banana Bread flavor.

Yep, cricket flour.

But not crickets on a stick (and scorpions, too!) like I was offered in Thailand.

So this morning's after workout breakfast was an Exo Cacao bar, walnuts, a banana, and almond butter mixed in a bowl.

Good times.

Today's workout:

1) Intervals - 4x1minute

2A) Sphinx Pushup (aka Plank to Triceps Extension) - 2x20
2B) DB Incline Hammer Curl - 2x10

That's it.

Good times.

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tip:
"Success is simple once you realize how hard it is.” Then you will accept how much effort, honesty, responsibility, long-range planning, creativity, intensity, discipline, thought and control the process is going to take. It is not easy. It is not going to happen from any magic button. Only once you accept that will you succeed.

Success requires you to set up routines and stick to them. It is the creation of the routines that requires more discipline. Focus on quality, not quantity. You need to integrate all aspects of the 5 Pillars of Transformation, from planning to social support to accountability to an incentive to The Big Deadline, for maximum results.

You CAN - and WILL - do it. I believe in you. I've seen it done a thousand times by every age, in any circumstance. This time is your time.

Never quit,

Craig Ballantyne, CTT

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Denver Deadlift

Really great workout in Denver today. For the last two days I've felt stronger and more energetic than I have in months. Not 100% sure why, but I have been great with nutrition and consistently sleeping 7.5 hours a night.

Good times in the Colorado Athletic Club today...

1A) Hang Clean
1B) Mobility

2A) Trap Bar DL - 2015-2016 Personal Best of 345x7
2B) Pushups

3A) Bench Press - 195x4x3
3B) More Trap Bar DL - 225 for a few high rep sets

Now for a 10 hour set at the ETR offices. Lots of great things coming to the TT and ETR world soon...

...including big news on the 6th TT Summit.

Stay tuned.

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tip:
"Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone." – Pablo Picasso … You must act on your biggest opportunity immediately. Strike while the iron is hot. Close the deal. Don't let it slip away. This is not the time to hold back. Create your plan, set your objectives, and achieve your goal. No more procrastinating. Do it now!

Stay strong,

Craig Ballantyne, CTT

Monday, February 15, 2016

To get something you've never had

Over the past few days I’ve been telling you about the breakthrough new formula that will transform your life and finally give you the freedom you deserve.

And don't forget, you also get an amazing FREE bonus. You'll receive immediate access to The Perfect Life Coaching Call & Guidebook that walks you through exactly how to structure your days, improve your home life and career, take control of your freedom, and finally live the life of your dreams. This coaching session was created for my private clients that invested over $497 for this Perfect Life Guide, but you get it for FREE today.

However, the massive discount can’t last forever and the price is going UP by $50 at midnight tonight, so you need to grab it now or miss out on it forever.

Last Chance to Save $50 on Your Step-By-Step Wealth Building Blueprint

So if you want the done-for-you blueprint that walks you through EXACTLY how to create the life that you and your family deserve in just minutes a day…

Then you need to get your hands on this formula before the $50 discount expires and you miss out forever.

And don't forget, you also get an amazing FREE bonus. You'll receive immediate access to The Perfect Life Coaching Call & Guidebook that walks you through exactly how to structure your days, improve your home life and career, take control of your freedom, and finally live the life of your dreams. This coaching session was created for my private clients that invested over $497 for this Perfect Life Guide, but you get it for FREE today.

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Taking care of your Perfect Life,

Craig Ballantyne, CTT
Certified Turbulence Trainer

PS – To get something you’ve never had…

… you must do something you’ve never done.

That’s one of my favorite sayings, and it’s never been more appropriate for your life.

You don’t need to work harder…

You don’t need to go to another expensive seminar…

And you definitely don’t need an advanced education…

You just need to know EXACTLY what to do to create the life of your dreams…

And it’s all in this step-by-step Blueprint ($50 discount EXPIRES tonight)

This won’t be offered to you again anytime soon, so grab The Perfect Day Formula today before you miss out on the incredible Ballantyne’s Day savings.

Brain Dump Time!

Hey, before you leave work or go to bed, here's the #1 thing you need to do.

It's called a "Brain Dump."

Take out a sheet of paper.

Write down all the stressful and work-related thoughts racing through your mind.

Clear your head.

Leave all of those mind goblins on that paper.

Take the paper and put it in a drawer until tomorrow morning.


Take a deep breath... and relax.

Now you can go home to your family and be present for them... or you can drift off to sleep without worries.

That's the power of the Brain Dump.

It's like a "massage for your mind!"

Bulletproof Cereal from Chef Craig

A TT reader sent this in. Awesome!

Get the recipe here =>

Bruce H Mackintosh@MackintoshBruce 18m18 minutes ago Mmmm...Bulletproof breakfast thanks to @craigballantyne

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Killer Kettlebell Circuit

I know this is a killer circuit, because it just about killed me! I managed 4 rounds in 24 minutes. The last round was brutal.

53 lbs kettlebell used for all exercises. It was supposed to be a 5x20 workout, but I could only manage 4 rounds. There is no rest between exercises, and 1-2 minutes rest between circuits.

Killer Kettlebell 5x20 (in theory!)
- Goblet Squat (20 reps)
- KB Swing (20)
- 1-arm KB Row (10 per side)
- Forward lunge (10 per side, hold kb on same side as working leg)
- elevated pushup (10 per side, 1 hand up on kettlebell)

Dumbbell version if you don't have a KB
- Goblet Squat
- Box Jump
- 1-Arm DB row
- Forward lunge
- Elevated pushup (hand on block or hexagonal dumbbell)

Alright, off to Toronto for a hotel stay and then an early AM flight to Denver for 3 weeks (with a mini trip to Phoenix on Feb 23rd).

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tip:
If you are struggling, stop feeling sorry for yourself and go out and help someone. Add value to the world. Turn your moping into mentoring and help someone climb the ladder in your world. The best thing you can do for yourself is to make everyone around you better.

"Associate with people who are likely to improve you. Welcome those whom you are capable of improving. The process is a mutual one. People learn as they teach." – Seneca

Associate wisely,

Craig Ballantyne, CTT

Friday, February 12, 2016

3 lessons from Bally the Dog

Hey, sorry about this...

... but you'll either love this or hate this.

My friend, Jason Ferruggia, is not for everyone... but he has one of the most popular podcasts in the world and he interviewed me recently.

You'll discover...

  • 3 incredible love and life lessons I learned from owning a crazy dog!
  • How to create your Perfect Day as an employee or a parent
  • The BEST way to set - and keep - your New Year's Resolutions and goals
It's the best interview I've ever done, and it gets deep and emotional when I talk about the 3 doggy love lessons at the end.

Listen to the free podcast here

Enjoy this Ballantyne's Day gift from me to you!

Happy Ballantyne's Day Weekend

Woof, woof!10

Ol' Bally the Dog here, and guess what?

This weekend is BALLANTYNE'S Day!

That's right, February 14th is Ballantyne's Day... what have you been calling it? wink

Bally the dog sweaterIt's going to be another Perfect Day of celebrating.
It all starts before sunrise when ol' CB comes downstairs.
He gives me a little pat on the head and scratch behind the ears... and maybe a belly rub too, if I've been a good boy.
Then I go back to sleep.
Bally the Dog, 2006, 1st and
Two hours later we go for a long walk into                   only time wearing a sweater!
 town and then I getz my breakfast!!!
1st day bally
After breakfast, it's... back to bed.
Then it's lunch, and then...
Around 3pm we go for another walk, a few                               The very 1st day I
sets of barking, and of course, I roll in the snow.                      brought him home

By then I'm hungry (again!) and it's time for dinner, followed with some begging for scraps at the dinner table.

And then, because it's been a "long day," it's time for me to curl up in front of the Ballantyne Family fireplace and...

Zzzzzzz. smiley

What a Perfect Day, and it all starts with Perfect Planning.

To celebrate Ballantyne's Day, I'm making my human, Craig Ballantyne, give you a sweet Ballantyne's deal on his new Perfect Day Formula planning kit so that YOU can have Perfect Days, too.

You'll get everything you need to change your life, get more done each day, and have more free time for your family, fitness, and faith.

And you also get an amazing FREE bonus. You'll receive immediate access to The Perfect Life Coaching Call & Guidebook that walks you through exactly how to structure your days, improve your home life and career, take control of your freedom, and finally live the life of your dreams. This coaching session was created for my private clients that invested over $497 for this Perfect Life Guide, but you get it for FREE today.

Here's everything you get in the Perfect Day kit:
Click here to start living your Perfect Life (Ballantyne's sale ends soon)

But make sure you get it soon.

Just like Ballantyne's Day, the sale won't be here forever.

And you're getting a HUGE doggy discount on this life-changing kit today.

So if you want to stop working so hard and finally achieve everything that you want in life, you need to get Craig's secrets to success today.

They worked for me, and they'll work for you too!

Click here to start living your Perfect Life (Ballantyne's sale ends soon)

Helping you live your Perfect Life,

Bally the Dog
Certified Perfect Dog

PS – Here's some Human praise for The Perfect Day…

"Everybody wants to live the perfect life but fail to understand you do that by designing and living the perfect day, day after day. The Perfect Day Formula shows you exactly what you have to do to create that day." – Larry Winget, New York Times bestselling author and television personality

"Craig was the first person to push me on the importance of creating my Perfect Day — a habit that is the secret behind all of my accomplishments. He is always an inspiration. As a busy mom of two young kids, I strongly believe The Perfect Day Formula is required if you wish to accomplish something big!"- Diana Keuilian, author of The Recipe Hacker

"Craig Ballantyne is one of the most respected entrepreneurs in the fitness industry. I have had the pleasure of having him as a business coach and mentor for several years now and I quickly learned that when Craig speaks you better listen. He is widely known to be super-productive, hyper-focused and amazingly successful. In The Perfect Day Formula, Craig reveals his 'magic sauce' that has propelled him to such great heights. It isn't any fad gimmick or quick fix strategy. The principles, guidelines and strategies he teaches are based on ancient wisdom and are timeless. I have already implemented a number of his strategies with great success. I cannot think of anyone that wouldn't benefit from his formula. We have and will continue to give it out to our own coaching clients." – Cody Sipe, Functional Aging Institute

Click here to start living your Perfect Life (sale ends soon)

PPS – There's one more reason you need to act now…

With each passing day this year you get busier and busier.

Life gets in the way. Your momentum dips. Your motivation is lost.

But research shows that when we take fast action and get rapid results, then we are more likely to make these results permanent.

This is true for losing weight, making more money, and improving any habit.

If you decide to do nothing, you'll remain in the same painful, frustrating, and vicious cycle of working hard, getting frustrated, doubling down and working harder, and only getting more frustrated, and then… well, then what?

There's no happy ending if you decide to avoid action.

But when you put the step-by-step Perfect Day Formula into place, your breakthroughs will come faster than ever before.

Click here to start living your Perfect Life (sale ends soon)

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Bodyweight Core and 4-minute workouts and Fitcast Perfect Day Podcast

Today's bodyweight (mostly) workout was done in the garage. Tomorrow will be off and then Saturday is a deadlift day. The glutes need another day off after the squat and lunges from Tuesday.

Foam Rolling, Stretching, WYLIT, Warmup pushups and band pull

1) Pause Pushups - 33

2A) RKC Plank
2B) Side Plank

3A) Band Pull
3B) Kneeling KB 1-Arm Overhead Press
3C) Ab Wheel

And here's another 4-minute workout and my 10-3-2-1 formula recapped:

BTW, here's another podcast I was on...

Craig Ballantyne comes back on the show to talk about how to construct your Perfect Day, how to build habits of steel, the 5 things all his transformation contest winners had in common, getting the most out of your training and life, and more! You can pick up The Perfect Day Formula on Amazon in Kindle, Paperback, or Audible.

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tip:
“Success is simple once you accept how hard it is. “When you accept the sacrifices that success requires, success simply becomes a matter of following a proven set of steps…and never, ever giving up on what is important to you.


Craig Ballantyne, CTT

PS - Get up early and give your number one priority the focus it deserves for at least 15 minutes every single morning.

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Punishing Lower Body Garage Gym Workout

Today's training was the lazy way out. So I made it tough as heck.

You see, it snowed overnight. And when it's cold and there's snow on the car, I get lazy and just train in the garage instead of going to the gym for barbell squats.

So that means I make myself train harder to make up for it.

Today's Session:

1A) KB Goblet Squat - 70x36 reps
1B) KB Swing - 4 sets of 70x12

2) DB Split Squat


4) DB Walking Lunge

Pretty sure the Goblet Squat was a personal best. Geez, I really hope so.

Next big workout is Friday with a deadlift session. On Sunday I head back to Denver for a couple of weeks.

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tip:

Most people want you to remain in your comfort zone. They resist and hate change. They believe they are stuck and want you to remain stuck with them. You must not harbor any bitterness or resentment against those that try to hold you back. They know not what they do. Stay strong and never give up on what is important to you...even if that means a big step out of your comfort zone. Keep on pushing on.

Push to break free,

Craig Ballantyne, CTT

PS - Push yourself and believe in yourself.

Notice when you are tempted by self-rejection and fight it.

Monday, February 08, 2016

Caffeinated Training in the Garage

Today was an off-day of stretching, but Sunday morning was a tough upper body workout in the garage gym.

1A) KB 1-Arm Press - 4x8
1B) DB 1-Arm Row - 3x12

2A) DB Chest Press - 4x10
2B) KB Squat - 4x20

3A) Hammer Curls
3B) Ab Wheel

There was also too much caffeine consumed yesterday morning! Made for an interesting workout, LOL.

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tip:
Eliminate the clutter in your life. This clutter, whether it's mental or physical, stops you from taking action to improve your life. But more importantly, the clutter stops you from thinking.

Most people don’t make the time to think and that's why they get stuck, because they can’t see through the problems in their life when they're so busy and have too much going on.

Back on track,

Craig Ballantyne, CTT

Friday, February 05, 2016

Deadlifting after Denver

This is the big news in my world today.

Here's the link to my 4th time being on the Jason Ferruggia show


It includes 3 things I learned from owning a dog...and I explain my Perfect Day Formula and goal setting methods.

There is also another podcast...below. My goal is 100 of them this year, and I'll post each good one.

Today's Workout

Back to the gym in lil' ol' Stratford after a Deload week in Denver and a smooth journey home yesterday...

1A) Hang Clean
1B) Mobility

2A) Deadlift
2B) Mobility

3A) Bench Press
3B) Goblet Bulgarian Split Squat

Now a weekend to relax, read, and write. For the past 5 years I've spent Superbowl weekend with my friend Joel Marion and 50 of our friends and fitness colleagues down in Florida. But not this year. Instead, I'm hibernating and hiding out up on the farm.

And I'm really, really going to enjoy it.

The weather's fine, the dog is funny, and the weekend will be great.

Hope you enjoy yours wherever you are.

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tip:

Build others UP because it will only make you more successful. If you don't have social support, take charge as the leader. Be confident in your choices. People will respect your decisions, even if it seems at first that they don't. Eventually, a lot of people will come to you for advice and support. You are the one making the right decision. Never forget that. And never give up on what really matters to you and your family. Take care of yourself first so that you have the energy and strength for others. You can do it.

Have an amazing weekend,

Craig Ballantyne, CTT

PS - Here's the 2nd podcast...

How Does Your Perfect Day Look? Learn How to Create Your Dream Day with

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Thursday, February 04, 2016

Off Day in Denver

Off-day in Denver. Traveling home today as well.

Deadlifting tomorrow.

CASS-Free Day today.

Using this as motivation:
To create new habits, you must internalize the benefits of your actions. Don’t meditate because it is good for you. Meditate because it feels good. Don’t have difficult discussions out of obligation. Do so because you enjoy how the challenge makes you grow. Don’t exercise for health. Do so because it makes you feel great and gives you energy. Do your work because of how it makes you feel AND what it helps you become.

Stay strong,

Craig Ballantyne, CTT

PS - If you want to lose weight...

...but are worried about the weekend:

Walk through the weekend in your mind. Pick your poison (1 treat), prepare your plan, and survive the Superbowl.

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

To relieve pain

If you're worried that you have to pound your joints on the treadmill with hard exercise in order to lower your cholesterol and lose weight, then today's new research update is going to leave you smiling.

You see, according to an article in Forbes magazine, 60-year old men and women, like Sharon Gutterman of Connecticut, have been able to decrease their bad cholesterol and even lower their blood pressure using a pain-free, gentle form of exercise.

It also eliminates back problems, reduces neck pain, strengthens your knees and hips, and can dramatically reduce anxiety.

83% of female users also reported dramatic decreases in their menopause symptoms!

Dr. Timothy McCall, a board-certified specialist in internal medicine, says it’s the best preventative medicine for almost everything, referring to one study that found a 23% decrease in cholesterol when this exercise was used.

And the best part is that you can do this exercise in the comfort of your own home without any equipment.

Even better, you’ll never have to pay for expensive chiropractor visits, pain medication, or pricey massages ever again.

Gentle ‘Miracle Movement’ Releases Pain From Your Body For Good

This breakthrough discovery is a game changer in fast and easy pain relief.

Taking care of you,

Craig Ballantyne, CTT
Certified Turbulence Trainer


PS – Most pain treatment simply masks the problem and never resolves the issue at the source, however…

You can eliminate your pain and force it out of your body for good with this…

Gentle ‘Miracle Movement’ Releases Pain From Your Body For Good

PPS - Whatever is in your way…

…You’re stronger than it, you’re tougher than it, and you’re better than it. You’re going to beat it. Things will get better

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Denver Deload and SuperBally Weekend Plans

Final weight workouts of my deload week in Denver. We got a little snow last night but nothing crazy, just a few inches.

Yesterday was upper body with a lot of high rep work...pullups, pushups, face pulls, dumbbell presses.

Today was lower body.

1A) Goblet Squat

2A) 1-Leg Hip Bridge
2B) Ball Leg Curl
2C) Ball Plank

3A) DB Split Squat
3B) Short Sprints

Moderate intensity. Didn't push any limits or set any records.

I have a couple more days in Denver, and will do some extended morning old-man warm-ups.

On Thursday I head home for a SuperBallyBowl weekend, and a real deadlift sessions on Saturday morning.

And instead of watching the Superbowl, I plan on watching SPECTRE.

Bond > Newton + Manning + Beyonce

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tip:
"Remember that the word “leadership” comes from a verb: to lead. Leadership is an ACTION. Leadership is a CHOICE. Each and every one of us can be leaders IF WE CHOOSE TO BE.

In other words, the path to becoming a true leader is not really about who you are, it’s about what you do.

Leadership is when you charge toward your true purpose and inspire others to help you through discipline, focus, and generosity." - Bedros

Lead on,

Craig Ballantyne, CTT