BEtox Pt. 1 – BEtox Your Life – Play Fitness.

BEtox your life.

There’s a lot of stimuli out there. And unfortunately, most of it is going to wreck havoc on your nervous system. In fact, I would go as far to say that most stimuli these days is toxic.

And, I’m not talking about just the food you eat.

But, I am talking about the food you eat.
Whether it be processed, grain fed, chemical ridden, full of high fructose corn syrup, sodium nitrite, aspartame, monosodium glutamate. Most food out there these days is not really that good for you. And unfortunately, in a society based on capitalism, food producers will tend to always look for the most affordable, non perishable method of distribution. So unless, you are eating grass fed protein from the farm with some organic vegetables, the food you eat has probably got something in it that is toxic to your body. Your goal is to decrease these amount of toxins. Because getting rid of these toxins will be your body’s number 1 priority in the processing cue (leaving the processing and reduction of fat at the back of the line).

I’m talking your fitness.
Because everything is convenient these days. Long gone are the days of travelling by foot. If it’s in the budget, you drive everywhere. And why visit your friends anymore when you can hunch in a dark corner and text and skype them!?

Im talking about your social support.
Is there anyone out there truly altruistic? I like to think I know a few of them. Still, many, with their baggage and self esteem issues will try to hold you down at every step of the way when you have the courage to push forward, rise above and reach for your goals. Unfortunately, most people are afraid of taking chances and live life in fear, and for some reason, want to impart their unhappiness on others. PLEASE, THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT! Don’t let these crabs pull you down. You need them to be there for you! Confront them on their sabotage, when they offer “chocolates and cookies” at every turn. Confront them, when they call you too skinny. Listen, unless you are a guy at 3% bodyfat or a girl at 10% bodyfat, you are most likely not too skinny. You are just an ambitious, hard working, muthaf#%ka who should be getting the support you deserve.

I’m talking your workplace.
Listen, if you are spending 40 hours of your week (and that’s a lot of friggan time), in an environment, that you don’t want to be in, then you are friggan dying. Can’t you hear your soul is crying for help! And I’m sorry if this is you and that I have to be the person to tell you this, but it’s true. The only thing you can do is take immediate action, plan for the worst and hope for the best. Do you know how many jobs I have had in my life and how many jobs I have quit in the first week! Everytime I have realized that this was not a place that I wanted to spend another minute of my life, I was out of there. Life’s too short. There are many more opportunities out there. (P.s. A lot of these jobs were kitchen or labor jobs. The point is the environment sucked. It was toxic to my soul, I took action, and it led me to where I am today.

I’m talking your attitude.
Cause if there’s anything that technology and the year 2000+ has taught me, it’s that I want everything (including results) RIGHT NOW! I mean, I just texted you 30 seconds ago, why haven’t you texted me back, and why am I not getting results after 3 days of eating well?

Dammit, it seems to be affecting me too.

I mean, I used to workout everyday, whether it be honing my jump shot and crossover in basketball, my hand eye coordination in hockey, or my bench press in the gym. All I did was practice to become the best. And I knew and grew up expecting this hard work would yield results. And expected to work myself into the ground. Now, if I don’t get something straight away I’m disinterested or frustrated. Damn you curiosity, give me that comfortable confidence!

We need to get back to our roots.

We need to get back to our roots, void of the toxic to do lists, reality tv shows, and twitter.

To fight the toxicity, I created The Bootcamp Effect, a place where everyone would be excited to see you and everyone knows your name (cliche – damn you cheers!). A place where my soul could flourish through imparting my love of human movement and play.

Because that’s all it is.



Let’s Play Fitness.

Let’s play at that place, where no matter, how bad your day is, The Bootcamp Effect will make you feel better. A place to hone your spirit and to work on that temple we call your body.

Because you will never regret stepping through those doors after a workout.

There are no crabs through those doors, no toxins…

Just the internal battle of you against a clock or a whiteboard.

You will find out what hard work is, what your limits are. And you will constantly be challenged to stretch these limits. And you will constantly be reminded that you are the only one that can change your mindset and shape your reality.

We don’t kick your ass in a workout. You kick ass in that workout!  We don’t push you through anything. You push yourself! All of your results. That’s all you. We point you in the right direction and show you the tools to make it happen.

The BEtox is pushing the barriers and adopting a holistic and healthy way of living and eating. Because if and when you have a goal of fat loss, (and we all do somewhere along the way), it is a pretty silly thing to be working out hard and eating toxic. That’s a toxic way of acting isn’t it? The BEtox is learning how your body reacts to certain foods. Test it out for yourself, does this dairy make you feel bloated, can you steadily lose 1lb per week while having a sandwich for lunch. What do you need to change?

You should know these things.

You should know your body. Here’s a quick peek at mine.

Sorry no photos…

  • I love drinking milk, but it will stop me from staying under 10%, so I drink primarily water, tea or coconut milk.
  • Alcohol makes me feel like garbage the next day, and will halt any fat loss for a few days, so I limit drinking to once every 2 weeks. And even then, it’s not that much.
  • If I am training hard, I eat a starch after a workout like a potato. If I am not training hard, say if I have an injury, I don’t eat grains or potatoes, and stay on a predominant protein and vegetable diet.
  • Eating cereal, oatmeal, fruit or peanut butter and toast is a terrible option for me for breakfast as it spikes my insulin levels, makes me hungry an hour later, and makes me crash in the afternoon. I have found my perfect breakfast for me in the vega protein bar. (It’s quick! Dammit, I just don’t want to make food in the morning!)

The BEtox is about becoming aware of your body in your environment.

It’s about being the best in this miracle of life. Learning and loving through passion.

It’s about buying into your health and fitness. I’ve seen it time and time again. The people that find that passion to be the best they can be. They BEtox. They rave about their results, their passion for working out, eating well, being around positive people. They get in the gym 10 minutes early to foam roll and stretch to improve flexibility. They learn all the names of the exercises and what muscles they work. They consequently think about these muscles when they are working out – enhancing that mindbody connection. They compete with either others or themselves. They don’t stress about their results or doubt the process. They fall in love with the process. They believe in themselves and push away any external locusts of control. They leave knowing that they gave their best each workout. They leave looking forward to doing it again, and truly reaching their potential.

And everyone at this little community called The Bootcamp Effect wants you to take the necessary steps to reach your potential.

May it be limitless.

Josh Saunders
The Bootcamp Effect

If you are not there yet, know this:

You can always eat better. You can always exercise with more intensity.
You can always say can, when you think can’t.
You are exactly where you deserve to be right now in this moment.
You are the master of your fate, you are the captain of your soul.