About Me

Life is 100% About Happiness, And To Be Happy You Must Be Healthy

Hi there and welcome!

I’m so glad you’ve made it here. My name is Corey Nielsen, I’m a personal trainer who specializes in fat loss, an author, and public speaker based out of Salt Lake City, Utah.

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HOW I GOT INTO FITNESS

During my early adulthood I was lost. I had no clue what I wanted to do in life. I found myself depressed with anxiety who was fearful of being myself. Furthermore, I was scared of being judged by others which lead me to become really hard on myself. I presented with low self-esteem and so many negative emotions surrounding who I was — and life in general.

In 2010 I started lifting weights. I fell in love with fitness and used this as my release, however, I still found myself unhappy.

It wasn’t until I looked deep within my soul and realized how miserable and depressed I was that I truly decided I needed to make a change for the better. Ultimately, this lead me to find true happiness. I began my own journey of developing my mind through countless books and seminars. Ive spent many years developing the person I am today. Through the process I’ve changed my physical appearance, my mindset, and my outlook on life.

My goal in life is to help as many people struggling like I was go through the same journey and find ultimate happiness within themselves.

MY TAKE ON TRAINING

I’ve made countless mistakes along the way. I remember starting out and not having much of a clue how to train, eat, what supplements to take and so on. I’d go from machine to machine with no real idea what I was doing, or wanting to do. I would read magazines and forums that had the new “secret” exercise. I was searching but not receiving the results I truly wanted.

Fast forward a few years, and I’m now leaps and bounds more informed when it comes to fitness as a whole. However, I’m anxiously scrounging for more knowledge. I think that when most individuals first begin lifting weights, they dive in a little too enthusiastically and end up overwhelming their bodies with too much volume, too little rest, and too few of the right exercises. Typically, this ends with them working their bodies into the ground and calling it quits before they’ve really given proper exercise a fighting chance.

I believe in prioritizing the compound movements and using accessory exercises later, if at all. I believe in lifting heavy weights whether you’re trying to lean out or gain size. I believe that training should complement your diet, not compensate for your bad nutrition. I believe that pink dumbbells should be used for rehab purposes only (yes, I’m talking to you ladies), and that all people should know how to lift weights properly and effectively, your health needs it.

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MY TAKE ON NUTRITION

The following statements make me cringe:
  • Eating 6 small meals per day will raise your metabolism and help you lose weight
  • A high protein diet is bad for your kidneys
  • A high fat diet will make you fat
  • You can never eat any sugar or treats, cause these calories will go straight to your hips and thighs
  • Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and without it you’ll never achieve any of your fitness goals
  • No alcohol, EVER

I don’t want to argue with you. Really I don’t; I know we’ve both got better things to do with our time. With that being said, the statements above aren’t true. They’re just not. They’ve all been debunked through scientific research.

KEEPING AN OPEN MIND

I know these long-held beliefs may be hard to let go of, but I encourage you to keep an open mind. Food is meant to be enjoyed, not feared. Sure, it’s sustenance, it’s calories, it’s nutrients; but it’s also a means of bringing people together. It’s a shared experience; it’s a sweet rush of momentary joy after a long day of frustrations. I’m not advocating an emotional relationship with food – I simply want you to recognize its value (or lack thereof).

Food is important, but it’s not that important. Specifically in America, we think far too much about what kinds of meals we’re eating and how much we should consume. We’re gluttons for food and over-analysis. Paired together, we are presented with today’s obesity epidemic, which has been predicted to only get worse in future years. In fact, in September of 2015 a study was presented stating that 34.9% of Americans are obese!

It’s absolutely normal to feel like you’re a part of something. Social psychology has proven that we as human beings gravitate toward blending in. However, I think it would be safe to say that you’d be doing yourself and the contrary a disservice by contributing to this nation-wide problem. Hopefully you don’t need more convincing of why we should steer clear of becoming obese.

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WHY DID I MAKE THIS SITE?

This site is for you, the reader. As I stated earlier, my goal is to help the most amount of people possible in my life. I have spent many years developing my mind and body to become the person I am today. I’ve spent countless hours working with other trainers and educating myself, learning what worked and what didn’t. Ive overcome many roadblocks and my own demons through the process. I like to write and educate, so this is for you.

My passion is in fitness, but more than that I love the psychology aspect surrounding humans; I’m so intrigued by what makes us tic. Beyond that I enjoy making connections with people, and helping them develop to become whoever they desire. In order to obtain your fitness goals we need to start with the psychology aspect of things. That truly is where the magic happens and the body follows the lead.