Fighting Fat, Transforming Your Body — and Changing Your Life
If you’re frustrated with diet and exercise, you’re in the right place.
If you’re sick of programs that don’t deliver the results you want — no matter how hard you work — then you’re in for a pleasant surprise.
If you learned the hard way that just losing weight isn’t enough, we’re here to tell
you you’re right.
But we don’t just want to redesign your body. We want to teach YOU how to
do it yourself.
I’ll tell you about our approach in a moment — all the secrets, right up front.
And I’ll introduce you to the two guys who created it.
We’ll get you results. And we’ll always entertain ya!
Sound like a fun ride?
The secret to our approach is the value system it’s based on.
Everything we do and teach embraces these principles.
Consider it a Manifesto of sorts. We say what we mean and we live by what we say.
We stand for searching out and finding the best leading edge resources in the world of health and fitness. Testing our own theories and sharing the programs that worked for us and our clients. And when we’re not an expert in a particular area, we find those who are, and we study their stuff and introduce them to our readers, giving these experts credit rather than taking their ideas and publishing them ourselves.
We stand for seamlessly blending diet, exercise and lifestyle to promote change that lasts. We know from experience that diet alone won’t create an impressive physique. And we know training without diet can’t melt fat. Without the proper lifestyle changes, none of these new habits will stick.
We stand for training to live rather than living to train. We seek to be highly disciplined in almost all areas of our lives, including nutrition, training, goal setting etc, and to enjoy those other small indulgences that add a splash of colour to this all too short life. We believe the key is to keep a tight ship at least 90% of the time, and to choose any indulgences carefully and consciously—and without guilt. That’s a livable solution people can stick to over the long term. We train and eat healthy to enhance our lives. But we won’t become slaves to it or go down the bland path of denial and asceticism.
We believe the only ideal diet or exercise program is the program you’ll follow. “Ideal” means nothing if you can’t or won’t do it. We believe there’s something out there for everyone, whether that’s bodyweight exercise, weight training, yoga, low carb, fasting or eating for muscle. And it’s our job to help you find the path for you.
We believe in using the tool that’s right for the job. Sometimes it’s bodyweight exercise. Sometimes it’s weights, dumbbells, kettlebells, bands, suspension gear, or Indian clubs. There’s a wide world of fitness tools out there. And we believe in using any or all of them to reach our goals.
We stand for taking 100% responsibility for our own lives. We are responsible for our own success and our own setbacks. Taking responsibility for both allows us to change and grow. We don’t accept excuses — from ourselves or our clients.
We stand for creating and living the lives of our choice. We believe in living as we see fit, provided we do not infringe on the right of someone else to do the same. You won’t find dogma or judgement here. We’re too busy following our dreams. And we want to help you follow YOUR dreams too.
So who the heck are we anyway, and what’s our story?
We’re two very different people with VERY different lifestyles. But we brought our experiences together to create THE single most effective approach to changing your body and completely transforming your life…
Adam Steer Founder of BodyweightCoach
Adam Steer is a Bodyweight Exercise Specialist and Fat Loss Expert. He creates innovative programs based on the latest research to completely transform people’s lives. He has worked with clients in dozens of countries around the world, both in person and online.
My grandfather gave me my start in fitness.
He said he just wanted to keep me out of trouble. But he shaped the person and the coach I am today.
Sport quickly became the center of my life.
I competed in Laser Class sailing at an international level, as well as skiing, football, hockey and more.
Coaching is a natural outgrowth of athletics, and I quickly discovered I had a talent for that too.
And then I became a top-level coach.
My first coaching passion was alpine skiing. I was able to work with young elite athletes like current Canadian Alpine Ski Team member Frank Bourque. And I helped form the minds of other coaches across Canada as a Level 4 Course Conductor for the Canadian Ski Instructors Alliance.
Thanks to my background in hockey and skiing, I also rose from an entry-level instructor of inline skating to become the top Examiner in the International Inline Skating Association.
I’ve traveled the world “coaching the coaches” in Canada, the United States, Germany, Holland, Slovenia and Singapore.
But my greatest passion has always been helping people shed fat and gain muscle.
I’ve devoted my life to study and intense personal practice. I’m a firm believer in practicing what I preach, and in testing my theories on myself.
I’m obsessed with the world of health, fitness and nutrition. And I continue to dig deeper and expand my knowledge through certifications, books, courses, dvd’s and seminars.
Know what I discovered?
In spite of what the “fitness authorities” might tell you, it isn’t enough to just “lose weight.”
Losing weight only leaves you with a smaller version of the same flabby body. And that definitely wasn’t the image you had in mind when you started training so hard.
I figured out that creating your ideal physique involves 3 crucial things:
- Exercise that strips fat while adding a little muscle exactly where it’ll make the greatest visual impact
- Diet changes that accelerate your progress and build energy for peak performance
- Lifestyle tweaks that’ll let you keep your new body FOREVER
And that’s what I want for you. The body of your dreams. The feeling of your glory days. The life you always imagined.
Are you ready to get started?
NCSA-CPT, NCCP 3, CSIA Lvl 4 Course Conductor, CSCF 3,
Biosignature Certified, MAT Lower Body Specialist, CST Certified, AKC Certified Coach
Ryan Murdock Founder of BodyweightCoach
Ryan Murdock is a Bodyweight Exercise Specialist, martial artist and travel writer. He puts his training to the test in some of the world’s least forgiving environments. He has taught seminars throughout North America and Europe, and demonstrated his programs on primetime TV.
Like my good friend Adam, I’ve been involved in fitness all my life.
It started in the 6th grade when I got a paper route to save money for a universal gym set.
But I guess you could say the martial arts was my first love…
I got started at age 15, and I eventually earned black belts in Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu. For a couple decades my fitness training was focused on performance enhancement for my martial arts.
That work got me inducted into the International Martial Arts Hall of Fame in 2006. It also put me in great demand as a coach.
I’ve taught fitness seminars across North America and Europe.
And I’ve also presented my stuff nationwide on prime time TV, and worked with international rock stars like Jim Gillette of Nitro, guitar diva Lita Ford, and Steve Kilbey of The Church.
There’s nothing I like better than testing new ideas, researching new programs, and keeping the pulse of what’s new and exciting in the industry.
But putting my ideas to the test is what I love most.
You see, I’m also a widely published travel writer. And When I’m not creating new programs with Adam, I’m out testing the results of my training in some of the world’s most unforgiving places.
That work has taken me to end-of-the-world places like Mongolia, Tibet, Nicaragua, and North Korea, by Russian jeep, motorcycle, dugout canoe, horse and camel.
As Editor-at-Large (Europe) for Outpost magazine, I write feature length articles about my adventures. I guess people like them, because they got me nominated for a National Magazine Award. And my book Vagabond Dreams received a coveted red star review in Publisher’s Weekly.
You’d think all this work would keep me out of trouble, but somehow it doesn’t. From run-ins with communist militaries to physical altercations with the secret police of a certain Asian country, to survival situations on the Mongolian steppe with two Swedish girls and a very small tent, mischief continues to stalk me despite publishing deadlines and a rather dull day-to-day life.
That’s sort of my role here at BodyweightCoach and Shapeshifter. Making mischief. Opening up new possibilities. Helping you break the shackles that are holding you back. And helping you to design the lifestyle of your dreams.
Safe travels, wherever your personal journey takes you,
Travel Writer, Adventurer, Man of Mystery,
Editor-at-Large (Europe) for Outpost Magazine, author of “Vagabond Dreams: Road Wisdom from Central America”
Yes. We can help.
We set up this website to spread our equipment-free fitness message even further — because we firmly believe that you can get the body of your dreams right now, without equipment AND without becoming a slave to the gym.
We’d be overjoyed if you take a few minutes to go through our website, read some of the articles or check out a few videos, and see how we can help change your life.
Let us show you how to get fit again, no matter how busy your schedule.
We know our stuff. And we’ve tested it on ourselves and our clients.
Come along with us on this journey — it’s going to be an exciting ride!