The #beAWESOME Team
The #beAWESOME Team are a group of individuals that believe in the message of AWESOME Supplements. A team that support us and helps us to educate and empower people via the work they do, leading by example in their message, sport or discipline. AWESOME people helping you become awesome-er…
Leon Jamie Bustin
Leon Jamie Bustin PT & YouTuber
Name: Leon Jamie Bustin
What you do in the fitness industry: I’m a Personal Trainer specialising in chronic disease as well as a full time fitness youtube-er.
How do you train and why: Don’t get me wrong l love a good weight lifting session once or twice a week, but my training is predominantly calisthenics, gymnastics tumbling and indoor climbing (bouldering).
Personal motto if you have one: Balance is key!
What tip would you give someone that would make them awesome-er if they implemented it straight away: My tip would be, keep one eye in the future and chase down whatever goals you have, but always appreciate what you have already and how far you’ve come. Remember what’s really important to you and only you.
What does your diet look like and what principals do you follow: My diet is a very simple form of carb cycling if you could call it that. I eat a similar amount of daily calories and just switch up the relationship between fat and carbs, training days I have higher carb and lower fat and rest days visa versa. Protein stays consistent around 2.5g per kilo of body weight throughout.
What are your personal goals and what motivates you to achieve them: Aesthetically an all year round six pack, but only if it’s achievable doing the training l enjoy and while being functional. Otherwise I wake up everyday excited to go out and do what l do and love! My motivation comes from my clients and the industry, it’s constantly evolving and moving forward, if you stop or lose motivation you will soon get left behind.
Whats your recipe for AWESOME:
- Live by the 80-20 rule
- Work hard in the gym, but leave it there
- Eat good quality nutrient dense foods most of the time, but be human and have a life too.
- There’s no such thing as good, bad, treats or sins in the food world, just remember ‘balance is key’
And most importantly make time for the people that bring you the most happiness; friends, family, pets or even clients, bring them all along for the journey and they will lift you up along the way to!
John Chapman PT & YouTuber
Name: John Chapman
What you do in the fitness industry: On a personal level I work face to face & online with clients as a personal trainer and health coach. I also offer information to a wider audience via a Youtube channel where we share great free information with a dash of humour.
How do you train and why: I train for what makes me happy and at the moment that's a mix of calisthenics and gymnastics. I don't see training as a mission or punishment to get a certain physique as that's not really my goal, I use it to get stronger and to progress in ways I enjoy.
Personal motto if you have one: We don't stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing.
What tip would you give someone that would make them awesome-er if they implemented it straight away: Spend more time thinking about what makes you happy and stop watching the news.
What does your diet look like and what principals do you follow: I'm always on top of my diet normally I track macros but as of late i've been going on how my body feels. Typically I can tolerate plenty of carbs and I normally have the bulk of them around my workout. My diet is rich in green veg and the meats I eat are 90% from organic sources.
What are your personal goals and what motivates you to achieve them: To stay happy and to know I made a positive difference to others lives. What motivates me is the thought of when my time is done I want to be content knowing I played my part in a positive way and used my talents.
What’s your recipe for AWESOME: 90% positive thinking 10% caffeine
Sheli Mccoy Top UK Crossfitter
Name: Sheli "Quads" McCoy (Mres, BSc Hons SES , CFT, CPT)
Age: OMG ....... I'm not telling you.
What you do in the fitness industry: I'm a CrossFit Athlete, I compete throughout the year locally, nationally and internationally.
How do you train and why: I train everyday with 1 rest day and 1 active recovery day. My training is constantly varied high intensity functional movements because it prepares me for any workout I may face in qualifiers and events. It also makes me a pretty handy human to have around :-)
Personal motto if you have one: I have 2. "Never try to be someone your not, it's a waste of the person you are”. AND, "Success is the sum of all efforts".
What tip would you give someone that would make them awesome-er if they implemented it straight away: Eat ALL the vegetables you can find / Drink all of the water you can get.
What does your diet look like and what principals do you follow: I am a creature of habit and love a routine with my meals. Breakfast would be Porridge with Goji berries, flaxseed, almonds and cinnamon, I have 3 meals a day with a protein source (salmon, chicken, turkey, steak) sweet potato or Quinoa and ALL the broccoli, asparagus, green beans I can eat. I Drink Americano Coffee with pouring cream and cinnamon once or twice a day. I snack on Antipasto (Salami, Chorizo) most days as I need the high fats in my diet to support my training, recovery and overall calorie intake. I also have nuts,seeds, Rawnola, Battle oats Bars, Quest Bars and I tend to eat raw broccoli a lot :-) I'm a huge fan of Popcorn.
What are your personal goals and what motivates you to achieve them: I have weightlifting goals to Snatch 80kg and Clean and Jerk 100kg, I have CrossFit competition goals to qualify for and attend the regionals, and I have personal targets using my sporting achievements to inspire others, be a role model to those who need one and help others better themselves where ever I can, I want to be more human. :-) I guess my own personal desire to make something of myself motivates me along with my desire to make my family proud, especially my mum.
What's your recipe for AWESOME: For me AWESOME is something I'm still striving towards ..... I train consistently, I look after my body and I always dedicate my mind and body to give my best in my daily routine. I make my fitness my priority. I want to be awesome and someone my nieces look up to, ages 9 and 2 they are very important to me, they are AWESOME.
Ben Coomber Nutritionist & Rugby
Name: Ben Coomber
What you do in the fitness industry: Well, aside from creating Awesome Supplements, I’m an educator, speaker, writer and play rugby as my sport of choice. My mission in the fitness industry is to be the voice of reason and inspire life change on people’s journey, a journey that I try inspire as a result of my work.
I believe that realising your true potential, and working hard to be as healthy and fit as possible, all while enjoying life to the full, is one of the greatest journeys we can go on. Without your health, life is limited, be truly healthy and happy, and life is limitless.
I have the UK’s #1 health and fitness podcast Ben Coomber Radio, have inspirational videos that have reached hundreds of thousands of people, run an online nutrition course called the BTN Academy, and travel doing seminars and public talks, all while helping people daily with my advice and tips on social media.
How do you train and why: I train for a multitude of reasons, which can often be tough. Being a rugby player I need to try and train for strength, power, speed, and endurance, a fine balance. I’m no high level athlete, I just play because I love the game and it’s a way of life for me, but that doesn’t mean I don’t want to perform to my potential in every training session and in every game. Thus I am happy to balance those goals with aesthetics too, who doesn’t like to look good naked! So it’s a mix of rugby skills and conditioning, and strength, power and hypertrophy work in the gym.
Personal motto if you have one: #beAWESOME
What tip would you give someone that would make them awesome-er if they implemented it straight away: Stop worrying about all the details and make sure the basics are nailed. We are good in the fitness industry and focusing on the tiny details, when the basics aren’t nailed first. Nail your sleep, nutrition, training, work/life balance, what you do for fun, in a basic and easy to manage way, and once you think you’ve nailed that are are ready to become more ‘advanced’, then do so. Don’t run before you can walk.
What does your diet look like and what principals do you follow: My eating is regimented as I like to focus my time on doing the things I want to do. I eat 4-5 times a day, usually with 3 meals planned or cooked in advance so I know I have stuff in the fridge I can just heat up. The other two meals are more flexible to accommodate for my travel, training and what I fancy. I often sit down and eat with family in the evening, so this allows me to stick to my goals, but also to be flexible. I roughly eat 3400-3600 calories a day depending on training, and tweak this if my goals change. I also love a beer at the weekend and enjoy eating out, I just account for it in my overall calorie intake.
What are your personal goals and what motivates you to achieve them: I am a very self driven individual, I don’t need anything external to drive me forward, I get up, have a clear plan, and simply do it. I want to make sure I am the happiest and healthiest person I can be, I want to be successful in my sport and enjoy it, I want to enjoy time with my friends and family, travel the world and have adventure in my life, and have success in my career. Yes there are specifics amongst that, but that is my loose blueprint.
What's your recipe for AWESOME: Eat right, sleep right, train right, don’t take on too much that you feel overwhelmed or stressed, push yourself to be better, enjoy life, embrace life’s opportunities, don’t be scared to take risks, enjoy a beer, seek life’s adventures, and see every obstacle in life as a challenge to embrace.
Naomi Buglass Fitness Competitor
Name: Naomi Buglass
What you do in the fitness industry: I am a personal trainer in a gym in my home town in Cumbria. I competed in my first bikini fitness show in 2013 where I came 1st place.
My aim is to inspire females to work towards their goals/dreams, to take care of themselves and to be real. There is too much fake-ness in the world of fitness, and I want to inspire women with their goals, but also to be healthy and life life to the full.
How do you train and why: I train for me. I weight train because I love feeling strong, I enjoy shocking others that a girl my size actually has strength behind her.
I don't only weight train, I also love fell walking, I'm very fortunate to live in a beautiful part of the country and have the Lake District on my door step, so making the most of the hills and the waters is a must. I also like to run, mainly long distances in the country side or along the lakes.
Personal motto if you have one: I have a couple…
Live life to the fullest.
Don't aim to please or impress others just be yourself.
Be true to yourself.
What tip would you give someone that would make them awesome-er if they implemented it straight away: Be yourself, work towards your own goals and don't focus on someone else's. Do that alongside eating whole foods and work on a good balance between training, diet and life. Consistently good is better then being occasionally perfect.
What does your diet look like and what principals do you follow: I love food, my diet is mainly focused on whole real foods and what makes me feel good, but I like to have a flexible approach when it comes to my diet. I tend to work on the 80/20 rule, 80% good wholesome real foods, and the 20% anything I'd like. I'll eat between 4-5 meals a day, these are usually prepped in advanced so I have them on hand as work is busy, I will sometimes free style and fit what I am eating into my daily calorie need, but not often as I'm a creature of habit and like structure in my diet.
What are your personal goals and what motivates you to achieve them: My goals are to feel great in my body and to be healthy. To have a good balance between training, diet and quality time with loved ones.
I've always had the desire to travel the world and slowly but surely I am ticking off different countries as the years go by with the help of my partner as he too has a passion for exploring the world.
Whats your recipe for AWESOME:
To be true to myself. To do things for myself and not because I feel I should or that it is expected of me. To have a good balance in my life and to generally be happy day in and day out. To be able to look back on my life and say yes I did that and yes I am proud.
Zack George Top UK Crossfitter
Name: Zack George
What you do in the fitness industry: I am the founder and co owner of Be-Fitter gym based in Leicester where I am the head personal trainer and teach several classes throughout the week. I also compete in CrossFit.
How do you train and why: My main focus in training is to be the best athlete I can be in crossfit. Making it to the regionals and then to the games is the ultimate goal. I train twice a day most days, splitting up my fitness in the morning, then my Olympic lifting and gymnastics in the evening. I also want to compete in a physique competition one day, but well see. This wouldn’t be a main goal, but I want to make the most of every opportunity and I think it would be pretty cool to be a beast in crossfit and also win a few physique comps as well.
Personal motto if you have one: What would you be doing now if you knew you couldn’t fail
What tip would you give someone that would make them awesome-er if they implemented it straight away: Surround yourself with positive like minded people.
What does your diet look like and what principals do you follow: I eat the same food every day and it's all catered towards my perforamce. I eat around 6 meals a day which equates to around 3200 calories a day. I get my main source of carbs from oats, brown rice and rye bread. Protein tends to be from salmon, tuna, seabass, eggs. Fats from salmon, seabass, avocado, eggs, coconut oil. All my supplements are of course Awesome Supplements because there the best on the market, but we all know that!
Sam Pullen Coach
Name: Sam Pullen
What you do in the fitness industry: I am a full time coach at Crossfit Bath. I'm also a competitive athlete. I have competed at the Athletes Games as an individual, and part of Crossfit Baths team at regionals on 2015.
How do you train and why: I train 6 times a week with 2-3 morning sessions. The morning sessions are more aerobic based. The afternoon sessions consist of more volume of weights, and comprise of Olympic lifting, skill work and building strength. Nearer competitions training becomes more intense to cope with the stresses and strain of a competition. Still hurts though!
Personal motto if you have one: You come into this world with nothing, and leave with nothing. So have some serious fun in between.
What tip would you give someone that would make them awesome-er if they implemented it straight away: Where shades all the time, even in the most awkward moments.... Kidding....be positive and believe in you. You are the average of the 5 people you spend with the most. So go and be with those that influence you the most.
What does your diet look like and what principals do you follow: I eat well all the time, regardless of where I am (except holidays - I get loose) I know I need to eat to perform. So I make sure I eat enough to fuel training before, after and on rest days. I used to measure my food, but it became too much for me personally. My principles are eat well, eat well most of the time and make sure you have good portions of meat, veg and carbs.
What are your personal goals and what motivates you to achieve them: Finishing 50th in the open in the UK this year (2016) I want to better that next year. Also, to be part of the Crossfit Bath Team for 2017 at Regionals, and qualify for the athlete games January 2017. I'm surrounded by those that want the same. Therefore, we will train together, qualify together and be AWESOME together in the process.
What's your recipe for AWESOME: Make others smile, laugh, practice what you preach, healthy lifestyle, dream BIG!