Celebrity Coaching with Paul Anderton
Let Paul guide you to achieve for your role the specific physical condition required by the due date.
Look the part
It can be difficult, confusing, and stressful to try to achieve a certain physical condition for a role.
You have to “peak” your body at a specific time to meet the shooting schedule, and maybe the role even calls for a few transitions over time – gaining weight, losing weight, getting ripped, or presenting a more bulky look.
In some cases, you may not even have a role yet - but want to position yourself for certain types of roles and open up your range of opportunities or establish your image and “brand”.
In this way, you may be much like a body-builder (male or female), trying to get “ripped” for a competition, or bulk up during the off-season, and, like a body-builder, you have an immovable target date.
The best person to ask for this type of physical feat is a bodybuilder – the specialists of physique conditioning, muscle building, and “peaking” or holding condition to a time frame.
Even bodybuilders find this hard, and, as we are seeing with the advent of this app, even the experts have been missing half the picture when it comes to hypertrophy (muscle-building), relying much on genetics, guess-work, and luck.
Hitting your peak on a given day is mostly to do with diet the few days prior to the shoot, but you have to be physically in the ballpark beforehand – possibly with more muscle – and this is a function of your training and diet in the previous weeks or months. Much like a script, you have to be 95% of the way there as the day approaches so the director can have you adjust the final 5% to meet his/her needs.
Get results efficiently
If a specific physical presence is required, you want to train the most efficient way possible to make the transformation. This is the same that body-builders have faced for 100 years – and is the exact solution that the app delivers.
Celeb training for special projects will vary greatly from project to project as far as time to achieve the results and the commitment each week.
This is something that I can advise at the initial consult by reviewing your current condition, training history, and the goal.
The process we follow is much like the process outlined in the “on-line” section, but of course, due to the importance of the role and the critical need to achieve the results, may require more time and a more stringent process. (you aren’t an ordinary person looking to get a little buffed for a holiday or wedding – there’s a bit more riding on this!)
Because of the importance and the large potential variations, these projects are approached on an individual basis.
After an initial consult and review, I present a proposal of my estimates of what it will take – the time frame, the changes to the nutrition plan, the training requirements (days per week and weeks or months lead-in time) as well as any special requirements as the shoot approaches (for instance a role requiring a high degree of muscularity will require a “growth” phase for a few months and then possibly 8 to 12 weeks to get “ripped”, hence a specific peaking phase is required and this will be tailored each week based on how you respond to the diet and exercise.
These projects are of course handled through direct communication
I met Paul through a friend and work colleague who told me about Paul’s background and the app that he had in development. At the time, I was planning my wedding and honeymoon and was keen to get into better physical shape. I have trained over the years but never with a clear objective in mind - mostly general fitness and maintaining some muscular tone. I asked Paul if he could help devise a plan for me to get into shape for the wedding, which was some three months away.
I must say that I was surprised by the level of detail in Paul’s approach and the systematic planning that went into the process. Having successfully built a business over the last 10 years, and in fact, an online MBA program, I practice what I preach and have a high degree of expertise with the processes of project management.
Paul’s approach was thorough in this regard and applied to the processes of physical development and transformation. I was the wide range of knowledge in the latter disciplines that surprised me, including analysis of my current situation, projected targets for the end goal, with milestones along the way, and a training and nutrition plan, together with predictions of what should happen at each phase (so that we had a bench-mark and assessment criteria to evaluate the response to the plan).
Paul had predicted my goal weight for the wedding, taking into account the body-fat level I’d need to be at, the fat I’d need to lose and the muscle I’d likely gain during the training program. This process also involved some “counselling” or “consultation” as a reality check of what would be achievable given the time frame and my available resources of time to train and ability to adopt a meal plan given my hectic work and travel schedule.
I hit the goal weight the week before the wedding and was very happy with my physical condition at that time and still am when I look back at the wedding photos.
I can recommend Paul for anyone aiming to transform their physique and not afraid of some work and discipline. It may not be easy, but I am sure you will be happy with the results.
I have had the pleasure of meeting Paul Anderton just over a year ago now. He took me on late in a contest preparation when my improvements had been “stalled” for a couple of months. Paul trained me through this challenging period up to the competition when I had some big changes to make. He corrected my diet & training techniques which enabled me to step on stage and place 4th & 5th in a Figure division with only 5 weeks of coaching. Paul has the heart, knowledge & experience that a lot of people should learn from in the fitness industry. I am honoured to have known & worked with him over the last year.
Jo Altman aka DJ JoSH
I have had the pleasure of being trained by whom I would say is the most knowledgeable and talented body builders if not in Australia but globally. Paul Anderton not only practices what he preaches but has the most incredibly complex mind that can literally work out in his mind the actual load and tension of the muscles while training his clients. His knowledge and techniques suited my training that required a more tailored program due to my personal restrictions, hormonal and body type. I had great results and gains in the short time I was able to use his services prior to his own injuries and absence from the gym and his clients. I'm so excited to witness not only his come back to his health and fitness but now the introduction of his new "liftIQ" app what an amazing achievement to be able to find this man's knowledge and be able to utilize it in your own gym in your own time on your iphone, tablet and watch. I have been using the app and have found it user friendly and my best gym buddy I've ever worked with. Paul has given me a new lease on my gym life and my training regime and he can follow my progress every step of the way with or without sessions with me. I wish Paul and his team the very best of success with this exciting new fitness app I highly recommend it for any body building, physique and general fitness enthusiasts. As a personal trainer myself this app has become the one stop shop for my business and keeping my clients in order, up to date and regularly pushed by the progressions as set by LiftIQ so this is not just for clients but for the trainers who wish to take up a total fitness package to streamline your business and your clients in check
I was introduced to Paul Anderton in 2011 as a highly recommended Coach /Personal Trainer to assist me with preparation for my upcoming Bodybuilding Figure Competitions. Pauls in depth knowledge of not only strength training and the body bio mechanics, his knowledge in nutrition and his recommendations to suit my personal needs, putting my health and well being as priority was exceptional. His guidance and training methods led me into my first ever competitions with confidence resulting in a 1st place in WNBF Novice division, followed by a 1st place in INBA Intermediate division. Paul has remained as a good friend and is always there to answer my questions and offer advice, even at a moment’s notice. I highly recommend Pauls training methods, as it’s an ‘individual approach’ tracking every training session to clearly see your personal progress and to help you achieve your goals.
Since an early age, I have always enjoyed the gym, and was self-taught with “ok” results.
I was never really sure if I was exercising to my full potential. My husband and I started working with Paul back in 2010 and we were blown away with his skill and knowledge.
I had always known why I was at the gym but Paul showed me the what and how. Paul is more than a PT, - he knows what exercises to do, and the techniques but most importantly his extensive knowledge of the human body is mind blowing.
He didn’t just tell me what to do but taught me the ideal diet, how to train for greater effectiveness, and know how my body would react. Paul doesn’t just talk the talk but walks the walk as well. He lives and breathes his words and actions.
Paul is very reassuring whilst constantly holding me accountable to myself. I stuck to Paul’s programme where previously I would have quit. No words to say how much I love working with Paul and how much I respect him both as a trainer but a friend. I love my results!
With Paul’s support and encouragement I realised I could take my fitness to the next level. For me, that was an INBA Physique competition. With a measurable, achievable and realistic diet and exercise programme specific to my body type, Paul had calculated my ideal weight at a target fat percentage and had me on the stage right on target 14 weeks later. Paul also taught me the posing techniques, guided me through the final week preparations, and supported me on the day of the competition. It was my first ever competition and at the age of 42 I was realising a long-held goal. I went home with a trophy and was also qualified for the Australian Titles the following week.
My goal is to get back on the stage next early next year and I will only be doing it with Paul’s coaching and guidance. He really is a standout in this industry, and definitely one of the good guys.