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By Kevin Kearns
It’s challenging to stay in tip-top shape for all of us. As a personal trainer for over 25 years, and working with some of Boston’s most elite CEOs, it can be even tougher. For the self-employed CEO it can be downright impossible.
When driving downtown in Boston I can almost guarantee among all the high-rise glass and concrete you will see spotless white “Northeastern Mechanical Service Vehicles.” Paul Lyons, my client, is CEO and owner of the company. He started the company over 20 years ago and has grabbed some of the top jobs for HVAC and plumbing for some of the top high-rises in town. Even the world champion football team, the New England Patriots, uses his company. The challenge for Paul at age 47 and father of 4 hockey boys is when to find time to work out. He briefly met me at the first UFC Fan Expo in 2009 when he bought my MMA conditioning DVDs. He never thought we would cross paths again.
His wife bumped into me at a gym one day and took my card. That was last year, and 40 pounds ago for Paul. After spending so much time and energy on his business and family, his own fitness regimen was hit or miss. When we started, Paul was 237 lbs. at 6’1”, and a 42-inch waist. Today, 8 months later, he is 189 lbs. and a 34-inch waist!
How did he do it?
On days on his own and with limited time he has a 10 Minute Burn with Kearns Blast circuit
jump rope, 1minute
stability push-ups, 40 seconds
med ball twists, 40 seconds
stair master, 1 minute
dumbbell rows, 40 seconds
med ball wood chops, 40 seconds
Jump Rope, 1 minute
dumbbell upper cuts, 40 seconds
bosu sprawls, 1 minute
Now Rome was not built on just training alone. You also have to eat correctly and effectively. The first day we met to go over paperwork we actual had a lunch meeting in Boston while I was between clients, and he was as well. We met a diner downtown and right from the start Paul was watching me order my food. I had egg whites, veggies, no toast and green tea at 1 pm. He thought that was odd to have eggs for lunch. I replied, “Why not?” I continued with food is food no matter what time of the day it is. Your body does not know the difference between eggs for breakfast or eggs for dinner. You want to feed it the right food all the time. Paul, like me, is on the road a lot looking at jobs. This can be challenging trying to find the right food at the right times. So, we had some specific steps to follow.
Paul’s other days are a mixture of hitting the Muay Thai pads for 3 minutes on the one minute off while using a fitness trampoline for active recovery. His cardio days on intervals on the treadmill at the following pace.
2 minutes running
1 minute walking
total time 40 minutes.
So, if CEO Paul Lyons can lose 40 lbs. at 47 years old in less than 9 months, what is your excuse?
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Coach Kevin Kearns has been coaching in the world of fitness, nutrition, and tactical self defense for over 3 decades. As the former conditioning coach to 15 UFC Pro Fighters, and ranked in the Top 5 in the UFC , he is no stranger to the the importance of proper nutrition and proper mindset programming. He has long advocated to all his clients – athletes or the general population – about the importance of programming mind, body and spirit.
Coach Kevin Kearns BS FMS CPT – Former conditioning coach to 15 UFC Pros Ranked in Top 5 by the UFC Personal Fitness Coach, Author, Columnist, Motivational Speaker, Corporate Wellness Consultant, Youth Wellness Program Provider, Certification Specialist, Personal Self Defense, and Law Enforcement Defensive Tactics Specialist Www.BurnWithKearns.com
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