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Why Getting in Shape is Like Learning to Kitesurf

Imagine if you turned up to your first ever kitesurfing lesson and the instructor handed you the kite, pointed at the water and told you to knock yourself out.

I doubt you’d be that impressed.

But that’s exactly what we do in the health and fitness industry all the time.

You rock up at the gym, have an hour induction and are left to it.

You sign up to a weight loss program, are given a few recipes and are told to get on with it.

No wonder so many people fail.

Exercise and weight loss are SKILLS, and they’re very complex skills. Let’s have a look at just some of the sub skills you have to learn:
* How to exercise correctly so you wont get injured.
* How often you can exercise and how much recovery you need.
* What you should be eating, how much and when.
* How to shop for food effectively.
* Strategies for dealing with social events.
* How to cook

And that’s just the start…there are literally thousands of sub skills you need to learn and like any complex skill they take a long time to master.

As a result there will be learning experiences (ie. failures) along the way, that means at times you will get off course, you will mess up…and you know what?

That’s OK!

Because each failure teaches you something and means you are learning the skill more completely.

True mastery in any skill isn’t something you’re born with, it’s something you learn.

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The Worst Kitesurfing Holiday Of My Life

“Absolutely awful experience, I want my money back.”

My eyes widened in surprise, my jaw dropped almost to the floor.

And this after a week of kitesurfing where we had been at the beach for between 6 and 9 hours a day, every day. In my mind it had been as good a week as you could possibly expect to have and I was certain everyone would have loved it.

I chatted with some of the instructors and all of them told me the same story.

Yes the wind had been amazing, yes, everyone had progressed a tonne, except for this person (who shall remain nameless, lets. call them X).

Why? I asked.

Because they’d spent most of the time in the bar!

WHAT? I said…

Yeah, they continued, for the first 2 days X was loving it, was out every minute, flying up and down and improving rapidly, then day 3 came and they had to wake X up to get them to the beach.

When they got there X had to go and have some breakfast and a few coffees and then came back and set up the kite very slowly, and finally got on the water about 4 hours after arriving at the beach. After about 30 mins X came back off the water, had a sleep and then went and had a few beers.

This set the tone for the entire week.

This very incident forced me to make a change in the way we operated. You see I was actually quite sympathetic to X’s plight. I realised that due to the fact that we could be at the beach kitesurfing for up to 8 hours a day, many people just weren’t in good enough physical shape to actually last for an entire week.

They’d love it for the first few days and then it would all catch up them and they’d end up treading water for the rest of the week, not improving and not really enjoying it, which wasn’t what they or I wanted.

So we started preparing people before they came. I would work with them personally to build a program they could do which would get them in great shape, burn through those extra kilos and ultimately give them a LOT more energy and stamina when they actually get on holiday with us so they could kitesurf at 100% for the entire week.

I’ve taken that program, refined it, perfected it and right now you can get it for FREE, just click the button below to download it…



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? My Hopeless Day Of Surfing With No Waves ?

What the hell were we doing? 

Here I was, lying on my kite board, on a totally flat ocean, freezing my ass off, attempting to surf.

And it was the best morning I’d spent for months!

There was absolutely no chance of me catching a wave but it was a windless, crystal clear day on one of the most beautiful beaches in the world and I was chatting to a mate.

I realised life doesn’t get much better than this.

One of the things we were talking about was how we had this all this on our door step, yet we barely if ever did it.

It had taken 2 months of lockdown for us to actually get off our ass and go “surfing,” or as it’s more commonly known sitting on a board, on an endless ocean, chatting shit whilst shivering our balls off, (well I was, he had a bit more “insulation” than I did!).

We got to talking about why this was?

We realised that as we’d got older our priorities had subtly shifted, we both had good jobs which we enjoyed but which also took up a lot of our time.

In my friends case he’d started sleeping less and less and as a result was working out less and less and even when he had the time he simply had less energy to do the things he really wanted to do.

So the thought of getting up at the crack of dawn to go surfing wasn’t something he’d ever really considered.

Unfortunately it’s something I see again and again. As people get older they make less and less time for the things they love. This happens naturally enough at first, job, kids, life just get in the way.

By the time they know it they’re 40, a bit chubbier, a bit more out of shape, and while they LOVE the idea of heading out and indulging their passions…

They just can’t seem to find the motivation, the time or the energy to do so…beside they’d better get in shape first, after all, they don’t want to get injured.

The tragic thing, which we we discovered that waveless day…

These sports, these things you love, once you do start doing them again they provide their own intrinsic motivation.

They become the reason to get fit, to lose those pounds, to feel awesome and perform better.


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I Don’t Want To Kitesurf…

“I don’t want to kite, I just want to stay in bed”

I couldn’t believe my ears! We’d been locked up for 2 months, only able to go to the supermarket and back and now the Government had finally decided we could go kiting, albeit with the restriction that we had to do it between 6 – 10 in the morning. (Which to be fair in Spain is deemed the middle of the night!)

So the first day I’d rung up all my mates, my usual kiting crew, to get a bunch of us together to hit the water in style.

And that was the response I got from 6 of them!

I was shocked, I’d expected them all to be as pumped as I was.

After all we’d been dreaming about this moment for 2 months and now it had finally arrived they were going to sleep right through it.

Crazy right?

I went out and despite being a bit rusty and the conditions being far from perfect had the time of my life, the sense of freedom after so long indoors literally made everything worthwhile.

You can see the look of joy of the faces of me and the other kiting buddy I did manage to summon up that morning in this photo:

So why am I telling you this?

Because I see a load of people repeating this pattern in all walks of life.

As an example I see kiters who really want to get in shape, to get fit, to be stronger, to be able to go kiting for longer and really bring it…

They REALLY want to get started but just can’t find the motivation to get going. And it’s not that these people are lazy, far from it, they are often some of the most successful people I know.

For some it’s an identity thing, they just don’t see themselves as an active person anymore, they used to think of themselves as an athlete but time and a sedentary life have slowly stripped them of it, for some they just can’t seem to ever find the time depot the fact they know if they made it a priority they really could.

For others its ever simpler they don’t really know what to do or even how to really get started without doing a load of research first.

Whereas at the same time there are people who despite not being nearly as successful in life in general are super fit, have the body of their dreams and can pretty much eat whatever they want and still bring it every day on the water.

Would you like to learn how they do it?

As long as I don’t decide to just stay at the beach all week I’ll be in the office this week which gives me time to work personally with 2 people to help them get the body they want, more stamina to kite, to give them back their identity as a kiter and an athlete.

If you’re ready to take your fitness, your body and your kitesurfing to the next level then let’s get on the phone and figure out how we can work together.

Sound good? You can apply by clicking here >>

Oh and this isn’t some fad program, if you’re looking to get fit in 1 week without doing any work then I’m afraid this isn’t for you, if you’re looking for a“work hard and build an awesome kiting body,” program, then I’m your man.

Ok I’m off for my post kite shower,


Owner of Tantrum & Creator of The NTX System

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[TRUE STORY] – The Guy Just Hung Up On Me

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The guy just hung up…

At first I was pretty shocked, my first response was to be angry. After all, no one likes being hung up on.

Then I started to think about it and realised it was a shame that he’d reacted like that.

I really could have helped him and now would never get the chance.

You see, I was on a call with a guy yesterday who wanted to lose 45 kilos and had tried everything, but just couldn’t shift the weight and keep it off.

I was really excited as these are the people who I love getting results for at it literally changes their life.

Everything was going great until he asked me what diet I follow.

I told him I follow my own diet but that it includes meat.

He lost it. He told me he was vegan and so how could I possibly help him.

He asked me if I’d ever been vegan. I told him “No.” 

He rolled his eyes and said, “So how the hell are you going to help me? You eat meat, you’ve never been vegan!”

This was the moment he hung up.

Now he was absolutely right, as I said, I’ve never been vegan and have no intention of ever being vegan…but it doesn’t mean I don’t know how to help vegans lose weight.

You see, weight loss is independent of which particular diet you’re following.

The underlying principles of weight loss apply across all diets…

So I don’t care if your Vegan or full blown Carnivore, Keto, Paleo, Atkins, Weight Watchers or anything in-between…it really makes no difference to me (it doesn’t mean I don’t understand each of those diets in detail…I do)

But by following the plan in our NTX Weight Loss Program you can be on any diet you want and still lose weight.

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I’d love to show you how you can lose 20+ kilos in the next 6 weeks and keep it off without ever counting calories, going hungry or spending hours in the gym.

See you on the water,


Owner of Tantrum & Creator of The NTX System