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Studio is Open with a Special for Non-Clients

The Firm U Private Studio is Open with a Special for Non-Clients

The Firm U is a Private Personal Training Studio that will remain open through the Coronavirus pandemic. I’m the owner and the only trainer. I see anywhere from 6 to 10 clients a day, one-on-one training all day long. I train my clients in a fully functional private studio with no crowds. I have brand new Nautilus fitness equipment. I wipe down the equipment after each client leaves!!

I plan on staying open for my clients. I’d also like run a special with people who are not my client that still wants to work out in a fitness facility with me and my expertise in the health & fitness industry. The special will be per session with no long expensive commitments , day by day, or week by week, until you can go back to your fitness facility or trainer. Deals can be training small groups or one-on-one, however, you must act quickly, my schedule is getting full. My contact info is below, I work 7 days a week, pretty much 24/7, starting at 5 am.

Click on https://freeintro.raybessette.com/ or contact me at 281-713-5700, ray@thefirmu.com for a free consultation. Visit www.thefirmu.com or YouTube @raybessette. Ray trains his clients at The Firm U in his new location at 9803 Spring Cypress Rd., Suite 600, Houston, TX 77070.

Ray Turning 60

Turning 60 Years Old!

Turning 60 years old (my birthday is October 2nd, 1959) is a big celebration for me as I look back 30 years ago. Most people show success stories with “before” & “after” pictures, by claiming success in using the latest fad or gimmicky products. Well I say, “good for them”, but how long does it last before they go back to old unhealthy habits and they have to start all over again.

There is no one magic pill, supplement or device that works alone, it’s a combination of a few changes in your life to fight back at today’s polluted, adulterated world. Most people know that and still buy the fake HGH gel that could never work! Remember this… there’s never just one component that gets you to your health & fitness goals, if someone tells you different, they’re selling you something!

In my images above, you see two “after” pictures of me, one at the age of 30 in 1989 and the other of me at 60 years old in 2019 (picture taken two weeks ago). Not a whole lot has changed physically, I do have a few more bodybuilding trophies and ribbons, even the car is the same color and type, just an updated model with more power and options like our bodies should be as we age.

Some people have a hard time staying on a “diet” or “fitness program” for just 30 days, try 30 years! What’s my secret? Three words… “Consistency, Patience & Time”.

To learn more about my program, contact me at https://freeintro.raybessette.com/
or call 281-713-5700 to schedule a free fitness consultation. Please subscribe to my YouTube Channel @raybessette – great health and fitness info!

Christmas Gift Certificates Now Available!

Not sure what to get your fitness enthusiast for Christmas? How about a gift certificate for personal training, nutrition, or hormones counseling. Click link https://freeintro.raybessette.com/ to request a gift certificate in any value. Ray trains his clients at Raw Gym Texas, a state-of-the-art fitness facility with the goal to improve health and fitness of their members and clients. Real people. Awesome results. Winning mentality. Happy holidays!

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UPDATE! Stephanie’s 80lb Weight Loss Story!

Ray Bessette with Client Stephanies Latest Update – Down Another 10 FAT Pounds!

No muscle sacrificed in her weight loss journey! Get to your health & fitness goals, learn the lifestyle that’s sustainable this time, instead of trying to guess from other non-creditable resources! No fads, gimmicks or unrealistic promises! The hardest part is getting started, I’ve made it easy. Click https://freeintro.raybessette.com/ or call (281) 713-5700 to schedule your FREE consultation!

I’m Throwing in a Free Blood Test with Personal Training

Get a Jump on the New Year!

There is a lot going on between Halloween and the New Year as far as celebrating the holidays. Most people gain 8 to 12 pounds from November to the end of December, then they make their New Year’s Resolution.  How about breaking that trend this year and still not miss out on all the fun?  You can!  I will design a fitness program you can live with while allowing you to enjoy the holidays and stay on track with your health and fitness goals.  I’ve made it easy….

So easy, a cave man can do it

You can’t fix the outside unless you fix the inside

When you sign up for Personal Training (36 sessions) with me, I will include my comprehensive blood lab test* ($500 value**). No insurance is involved.  In addition, I will review your results and make recommendations on areas where we can improve your health through moderate lifestyle changes.  All of this combined will increase your energy, improve your sleeping habits and scientifically help you lose fat and keep muscle without killing yourself!

Sick Care or Health Care…which would you prefer?

The annual lab test most of us get through insurance is basic and your doctor will usually say “all looks good, you might want to watch what you eat and start exercising.”  I call that that “sick care.”

The lab test* I offer is far more comprehensive than your standard annual blood test with your doctor.  It is designed to look for areas to prevent disease from happening in the first place.  I call this “health care.”  The lab blood panel is ordered right from my office and your LabCorp results come back quickly, usually within a few days.  Three months later we can follow up on another blood lab test to compare numbers and validate the improvements!

No other Personal Trainer offers this type of complete, wide-range health and fitness service. No need to struggle anymore with your goals!

More about hormonal balance

Please visit this page for more information on hormonal balance, the roles hormones play, anti-aging, and the benefits of BHRT (bio-identical hormone replacement therapy).

Are you ready?

The hardest part is getting started, I’ve made it easy. Click here to get started.

* blood drawn at LabCorp
** offer good through November 30, 2018

Interview with an 86 Year Old Cancer Survivor

How It Began

Mike is an 86-year-old client who, 15 years ago, was instructed by his Cardiologist to begin exercising to improve his overall health. He was on several preventable medications, 12 to be exact.  Not sure where to begin, Mike contacted me for help.

Goal Setting at Our First Meeting

The initial fitness assessment revealed his health goals, physical limitations, and nutritional habits.  We developed a fitness plan that was realistic and sustainable for him.  We agreed on an initial goal to get his body fat percentage under 30%, which is out of the clinically-obese range, while still maintaining and even gaining muscle mass.

Success

In just a few months, Mike’s doctors saw a tremendous change in his appearance, attitude and blood lab test. He wasn’t moving like an old man anymore! His doctors started to eliminate and/or reduce some of his medications. Currently, he’s down to two prescriptions for his heart condition.

Where He Is Now

Over all the years of training with me, Mike still owns and operates three companies. He says he feels energetic, strong, has more stamina and endurance, and has a better ability to focus and concentrate.  Mike is also a cancer, pneumonia and broken hip survivor.  Doctors, to this day, marvel over his conditioning for his age, and credit his exercise and lifestyle change with me “a life saver.”  Mike is a phenomenal success story that keeps on ticking!  Age is just a number, just ask Mike!

Watch this Incredible Interview!

Are You Next?

If you or a loved one would like a free fitness assessment, please click here!

For more information on hormones, please visit https://raybessette.com/hormonal-balance-health-facts/

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The Purpose of Exercise

Why do we exercise?

Most people think the reason we exercise is simply to burn calories. The true purpose is to send messages to the body requesting enhanced physical capabilities, while sending a repetitive message to the body, asking for improvement in metabolism, strength, and aerobic (lung) capacity.  Watch this video to learn more.

These are some of the effects of exercise (Weight Training) on your body:

  • Increases insulin sensitivity (then you won’t need as much insulin -a WIN for fat loss!!)
  • Increases muscle mass. Fat is burned in the muscle. More muscle=more fat is burned!
  • Increases testosterone & HGH anabolic hormones.
  • Increases glycogen storage (more places you can put glucose, the less gets stored as fat)
  • Increases lung capacity allowing for more oxygen. Fat only burns w/ oxygen.  More Oxygen = more fat burn!
  • Increases resting metabolic rate (your body has to restore its core temp and repair tiny muscle tears.) Speeding up metabolism lowers citrate levels, thus lowering fat production.
  • Decreases cellulite (by moving lymph system)
  • Reduces stress and lowers Cortisol, decreasing fat storage and appetite.
  • Sweating is an excretory function (Detox! Kidneys don’t have to do all the work)
  • Lipase enzymes are activated by heat. They break up fat to feed to the working muscle to burn instead of sugar. Continues up to 15 hrs!

My Fitness Program

With my program, you weight train 3 days a week for a one hour session, alternating muscle groups between upper body and lower body ever other session.  Important to remember:  the Purpose of exercise is to not burn as many calories as you can in one training session, but to stimulate your muscles to burn calories when you’re resting!

It’s also important to note, my program doesn’t involve any crazy tire turning over, jumping, Cross Fit type exercises that have a greater chance for injury. We use weights to stimulate a specific muscle, that muscle breaks down and repairs at rest, greatly improving your metabolism.  With my method, we do opposing muscles every other set so there’s little rest in between sets, this gets your heart rate up, so you’re really doing cardio while weight (strength) training. It’s the best of both worlds!

With this method of training, in 3 one-hour workouts a week, you burn calories every hour of the week (168 hours) as your body is recovering/healing from your workouts.   You can do additional cardio in between days as an option if you like.  Cardio has its place, but why not “kill two birds with one stone” and get your strength training and cardio all in one workout?  Imagine what you could do with an extra four hours a week.

Contact me to set up a free appointment to discuss your health and fitness goals.

Purpose Of Exercise

 

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X-10 LIFE

X-10Life is an Oxygen Magnet! Don’t gamble with your Health!

We as humans, survive because of respiration. All of our cells respire, utilizing oxygen for energy. It’s what we do. Oxygen deficiency causes us to die. Usually a slow death, from diseases caused by inadequate oxygenation such as Cancer, Coronary Artery Disease or Diabetes.

How do we become oxygen deficient?

Simple: by eating adulterated oils and fats from the food processing industry. We are giving ourselves these diseases by eating common everyday foods! Trans fats are only the tip of the iceberg.

Nature had provided us an opportunity to fix this problem. Our bodies require unadulterated polyunsaturated fats found through organically produced, unprocessed foods such as meat, eggs, cheese, seeds and raw nuts. Ray Bessette will teach you exactly what foods to eat. The polyunsaturated fats that you need are Omega 3 and Omega 6.

Don’t be mislead by things like “Omega 3” added eggs or products such as fish oil.

Fish oil is a derivative (DHA and EPA) of Omega 3. It can be dangerous! What your body needs is the “Parent” form of the Omega fats. It will make any derivative it needs from there ONLY IF IT NEEDS IT! How simple is that? More than half (75%) of heart attack victims have normal levels of LDL and HDL cholesterol yet virtually every physician will tell you to lower your total cholesterol if it is above 200.

A blood clot contains mostly adulterated Omega 6. Cholesterol is not bad…oxidized cholesterol is bad. Cholesterol has no sensor in the body, so why do we put a number associated with it? To sell drugs? Cholesterol plays an important role in the production of hormones and transferring oxygen to our cell membranes. Why would you lower it? Maybe doctors are smarter than our own human physiology and don’t believe we are self-regulating & self-healing.

If you replace the adulterated fat in your diet with unadulterated (oxidized) fat, you will be on your way to having healthy cholesterol circulating in your body.

Other potentially life-threatening illnesses are similarly improved with proper fat consumption. It is very important to consume unadulterated Omega 3 and 6 fats in the correct ratio of 1:1 to about 1:2.5. Ray Bessette will educate you how on much of the Omega fat containing foods to eat to provide you with the correct ratio to avoid toxicity.

If you decide to supplement this essential nutrient, buyer beware!

We recommend the X-10Life formulation of the “Parent” Essential Oils (PEO’s) It has been verified* to contain extremely high-quality oils in the exact correct ratio. Ray is dedicated to “Fitness Through Science, Not Fiction”. Don’t gamble with your health.
*Professor Brian Peskin, M.I.T Electrical Engineer, Biochemical researcher, formulator of the X-10Life EFA’s (PEO’s) and author of various scientific articles, and books (The Hidden Story of Cancer and The 24 Hour Diet among others).  Here is a recent YouTube presentation Prof. Peskin gave at a recent seminar this YouTube page where he discusses the superiority of plant-based Parent Essential Oils (PEOs).

Have Questions or Need More Information?

Contact Ray directly here.

Disclaimer

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The products and information contained herein are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any diseases or, medical problems. It is not intended to replace your doctor’s recommendations. The information is provided for educational purposes only. Nutritional benefits may vary from one person to another.

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Cardio vs. Weight Training for Fat Loss

Not seeing results in your workouts?  There may be many reasons…let’s look at a few:

You’re doing too much cardio or you’re only doing cardio.   To improve the shape of your body, cardio is not the best
option.. Yes, you will lose weight at first from cardio and fad diets, BUT, what you’re losing is water, not fat. This will leave you dehydrated and you’ll get headaches if you stick with it long enough. We’re not knocking cardio whatsoever. Cardio has its place, but if your goal is permanent fat loss, weight training is your best bet. At The Firm U, we use a Bio-impedance scale that measures water, fat and muscle weight in pounds. We can track your progress to keep you motivated and on track with your fitness goals. Most bathroom scales just measure total weight. With our scientific information, you can intelligently adjust your fitness program and permanently burn the fat weight.

You’re not training with weights. There is no metabolic effect after a cardio workout. When you burn 500 calories doing cardio (takes
about an hour), that’s all you get. When you burn 500 calories with weight training, you not only balance your muscle and bone structure, you continue burning calories as your body repairs the breakdown and buildup of muscle, increasing your metabolic system. The result: FAT WEIGHT LOSS, not water weight loss. Muscle burns more calories at rest. We’ve got you covered with #1 below.

You’re diet needs to be cleaned up.  You think you’re eating well, but you’re filling your body with inflammatory foods and disease-causing agents. We’ve got you covered with #2 below.

You could be insulin resistant or diabetic and not know it. If you have either condition, you’re only burning sugar for energy and never getting to fat. We’ve got you covered with #3 below.

These Three Fitness Components Solve All The Above

1.  Personal Training.  I’ll create a custom training program to help you achieve the results you want, whether it’s to build muscle, bur fat, or both.  I can work with you 1:1, or if you prefer to workout with a friend, I’ve got great options for duo training and you can achieve the SAME results as one-on-one training.

2.  Nutrition. Eat our Fit N Firm Foods for meals and enjoy a MariGold bar in between. Both are not only delicious and satisfying…they’re also made with only the highest quality ingredients and are anti-inflammatory. Inflammation is a normal part of the body’s immune response. When inflammation serves no purpose, it damages the body and causes disease and illnesses. Eating an anti-inflammatory diet reduces inflammation in the body; helps our bodies maintain optimum health; provides energy, vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, dietary fiber and disease-preventing phytonutrients (healthy plant foods).

3.  Hormonal & Weight Loss Blood Panel. This test is optional; however, it is also one of the greatest tools to fix that person that has tried everything. A comprehensive lab blood test can detect many issues and conditions that may be getting in your way of losing belly or butt fat for good. It takes about a week to get back from our lab, our doctor reviews the results and addresses your situation with suggestions to get your hormones or other discrepancies to get you balanced.

It takes a deficit of 3,500 calories from your total caloric intake to burn one pound of fat. To lose one pound a week, you’d burn 500 calories every day doing about an hour of cardio for seven days a week to burn one pound of fat. With our program, you weight train 3 days a week for a one hour session and burn calories every hour of the week (168 hours), even at rest! We’ve just given you four hours back in your schedule. Imagine what you could do with an extra four hours a week. Important to remember… The Purpose of exercise is to not burn as many calories as you can in one training session, but to stimulate your muscles to burn calories when you’re resting! See image below….

Would you like more information? Click here to send a private message, or call (832) 755-1949.

 

 

Fat Loss

Fat Loss IS Possible During the Holidays

We are extremely proud of The FIRM U client, Kyle Kettler. He has a TOTAL FAT LOSS TO DATE OF 35.3 LBS. While many people gain weight during the holidays, under trainer Ray Bessette’s direction, Kyle managed to lose 2.8 lbs. of fat while maintaining his muscle mass.

Kyle has put into practice the lessons he’s been learning from Ray about sustaining his fat loss during a season of indulgence. Kyle is the perfect example of digging deep and doing the work. He knows this is a marathon, not a sprint. Kyle is learning lessons for life and is a role model for his three young girls and everyone following his story. Keep watching for more updates. Kyle’s next goal is to get under 400 lbs. We’re sure he’ll be there soon!  Stay tuned for further progress updates.

Read more and watch videos about Kyle’s journey here.

Are you ready to start on a fat loss goal or general fitness goal for yourself? Contact us today to discuss how The FIRM U can help you get started.