Monday, February 27, 2012


Are you ready to take on a challenge?  The Coaches Challenge will push you to a new level, hold you to a tough standard and give you GRIT {goals, results, inspiration & tactics} needed to conquer your goals and get the results you desire. This is a 6 week program designed for ALL Members who are current clients at Versus Strength and Conditioning.

Coaches Challenge 
  • February 28th - April 7th
  • Kicks off February 27th @ 9pm
  • Cost $50 
  • Limited to Only 30 Members

  • Weigh In 
  • Weekly emails with Home work workouts 
  • Free Saturday meetings when gym is closed
  • Goal Setting
  • Coaches Challenge Social Party

SIGN UP: Send an Email at 9pm tonight I to  The first 30emails I receive will make up the challenge.  DO NOT SEND THEM IN EARLY!

The final workout will take place on Easter weekend.  If you will not be in town April 7th in the morning do not sign up for the challenge.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012


Are You Ready?

Monday, February 20, 2012

How to get Ripped

How do you get ripped?

Here is my short list of answers!
  1. Compliance
  2. Consistency
I rarely write meal plans for people simply because they will not stick with it.  I will spend 14+ hours jotting down breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, optional snacks, safe fast food meals, when to cheat, how to cheat etc... only to find out once I printed the list out and handed it over to you, you threw it away.

IMHO there was some huge value on that piece of paper I gave to you.  Value like: losing 30lbs, getting shredded for your beach trip, gaining confidence, kicking type 2 diabetes... so why throw it away?


Some folks have what I would like to call a compliance issue.  A compliance issue is usually coupled with an expectations issue.  For instance:  I will not comply with the meal plan that you have given me but I expect to get all of the results from said meal plan.  TAH-DAH!!!  Makes sense right?

Or try this one on for size:  I will not comply to your 3 day a week policy.  I will come 1 day a week, but I expect the results from the 3-day a week program.  DING DING!  Awesome!

Ask yourself this: Do you have a compliance issue?  If so how do you go about fixing it? 

Fixers:  1.Set your clothes out the night before so when it comes time to go to the gym you will be ready!  2. Bulk Cook on Sunday!  Bulk cooking will at least get you through Wednesday with good healthy meals!  3.  Have a gym partner!  Accountability is huge!  Clear the path to your goal.  Give yourself only one option... success

The last issue when it comes to getting ripped is consistency.

I use this analogy with clients all the time:

Picture a train in the station.  The smoke is crawling out of the smoke stack toward the sky.  All of the passengers have climbed aboard and waiting to leave the station.  The engineer gives the signal to start the engine.  The train creeps forward...
How long does it take for the train to reach any amount of speed?  A really long time!!  But once the train gets to full speed how long does it take to slow it down?  A really long time!!  So, at the beginning of your journey to rippedness you must have patience and comply with the program... believe that you are creeping forward.  Keep making the right decisions and believe that you will gain speed.  Once you are at full speed NO ONE can stop you!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Free Saturday Workout!

Question:  "Have you had a long history of failure when it comes to exercise/fitness?"

  • I lost 20lbs this time last year but now I've put 40lbs back on!
  • I do really well with my diet at first but I can never stick to it.
  • I've always wanted to run a 5k but can't find the motivation to get it done.
  • I had a great New Years resolution focused on fitness but maybe next year is my year.
  • I just can't do it.

Do any of these comments sound familiar?

Its totally OK if they do.

At Versus Strength and Conditioning we have had tons of clients enter our gym saying the very things listed above.  Over a short amount of time we take these clients and turn them into Athletes.  Their history of failure with exercise comes to a screeching halt and we show them how to: get it done, this is your year, you CAN do it.

So... I guess the question is, "How do we get these people to change?"

On Saturday February the 25th at 10am we will be hosting a FREE Community Workout.  You will get to experience just a small part of what our community is all about and see our first step to change in action.  Here are the details-

Where: Thames Elementary School

When: February 25th at 10am

What: A free workout that will be suitable to all levels of fitness (even folks who have never worked out before).

Click the Map Image for a more detailed view.

Thames Elementary School
2900 Jamestown Road, Hattiesburg, MS 39402

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Meet Lindsey

Lindsey has busted her butt since joining Versus:

1. Lost over 50lbs
2. Won our "Pageant Challenge"
3.  Ran over 2miles in a workout!

All huge accomplishments!  CLICK HERE to read her story.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

A few things
Good stuff!

1.  I made a post a week ago about the Sacred Heart Men's Soccer team's victory in their South State Championship game.  Well... they came out the following weekend and won THE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP!  HERE IS A LINK to a news article about the game.  Good job guys!  We look forward to seeing you in the summer!

2.  Random animal fact for the day:  The memory span of goldfish is just about 3 seconds.

3.  We do not have a 6pm class tomorrow.

4. What do you think of this article?  12 reasons why you aren't losing fat?

5.  We have another success story coming up... Get Pumped!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012


Welcome to Plankville: population 25

Great work so far this week guys!  We have had a ton of hard workouts this week.  I guess you could say we are getting geared up for super bowl weekend.  I know the temptation of going completely overboard is out there.  I want you to work some extreme damage control this weekend!  Keep your cheats to a minimum and stay on track.

Here are a few reminders concerning schedule:  

Tuesday and Thursday: We now have a 6:30pm Workout Class!  There is NO MORE 6pm class we have pushed it back!

Friday: The last class of the day meets at 5pm and last until 6pm.