Hi. My name is Jamie.
I’m a NASM, FMS certified trainer, and ISSA certified nutritionist. I weighed over 300 pounds and created ‘Truism Fitness’ to optimize training with proven methods and shown through scientific data.
Between my technical education and personal hardships, I feel I can relate and help people reach their goals keeping them from making the same mistakes I made.
It’s probably safe to say that you’re not happy with your fitness habits since you’re here. First, I want to say thank you for being here and taking the time to read this.
When you’re through reading, I’d love to hear your thoughts on fitness in general and this site specifically. It’ll help me better understand what I should include here.
I wish everything in life was as easy as getting fat
Seven years ago I took a trip to California. After returning home I was looking at pictures from the trip and was stunned to see how FAT I was. It was like a slap in the face and it pissed me off.
It turned out I was 305 pounds.
I instantly became motivated to lose weight and build muscle. The problem was I had no idea what I was doing and only thought I knew where to start.
For the first year, I tried to lose weight and gain muscle at the same time. SPOILER ALERT – this doesn’t work and is a complete waste of time.
After a year and a half, I got down to 182 pounds. This was when I attempted to start to build muscle.
Once again, I had no idea what I was doing, didn’t eat the right foods, saw minimal muscle gain, and added 35 pounds of fat.
I was 220 pounds at the two-year point, knowing I wasted a lot of time and energy having made mistakes due to poor knowledge and planning. But ultimately still unhappy with how I looked and felt.
Since then, I got my weight back down to 180 pounds, added 10 pounds of lean muscle, and learned a lot about the correct process to achieve the goals I had in mind.
I still have a long way to go. I’m currently at 20% body fat, intending to hit 13% and add 15 pounds of lean muscle.
Becoming A Certified Personal Trainer And Nutritionist
I became motivated to find the most efficient way to become healthier; the first thing I felt like I had to do was to get an education, so I enrolled in NASM (National Academy Of Sports Medicine) to become a personal trainer.
Once I completed that, I felt like I only had half the story since working out is only part of the solution; next, I became a certified nutritionist through ISSA.
I needed this technical education to know and understand how to help myself and others. Still, I truly feel like my personal experience of being overweight and learning how broken the system is for people to learn how to help themselves gives me the motivation and credibility to teach others what not to do.
I want you to learn from my mistakes
I made many mistakes and will do my best to explain them so that you hopefully don’t make the same ones.
I’m not going to use big fancy words to sound smarter than I am or tell you that you’re going to build 20 pounds of muscle in a month or lose 30 pounds of fat overnight.
If you have started to research any fitness topics, you can’t help but notice the overhyped, contradicting information put out there by what has become a multi-billion dollar fitness industry.
Every company has a magic pill that will make you look like a greek god or a runway model overnight, and It’s all BULLSHIT to get insecure people that don’t know any better to waste their money.
Trust me, I should know; I wasted more money at the beginning on crap supplements and pieces of shit workout equipment than I care to admit.
Use your common sense, if it sounds to good to be true than it most likely is.
There is no magic pill to substitute what hard work will get you, it’s going to be hard, and you’re going to want to quit, but if you truly want to change your lifestyle, you’ll stick with it and see the positive results.
There is such an abundant amount of information out there that it is sometimes impossible to decipher the GOOD from the BAD. Lack of knowledge causes people to waste their time and energy.
Studies have shown that human beings take an average of 21 days to form new habits. I believe it to be true. I wouldn’t say I liked any type of exercise when I started. Now I don’t particularly appreciate missing a day.
What I hope to accomplish with Truism Fitness
If you haven’t already noticed, this site intends to cut through all the contradictions, myths, and overhyped crap to give you the most straightforward information to help you understand what you need to do and don’t do.
The articles will be based on science, facts, and tried and true methods to help you reach your goal most efficiently and intelligently possible.
Simply put, I want to skip all the bullshit to make your new habits and goals easily attainable. Of course, ifOf course, if you ever need a hand or have any questions, please shoot me a message, and I will be more than happy to help you out.
All the best,