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How do You Match That?

The emotions I had on Monday and the drive in and when I got to Newell Strength on Monday the 18th are very hard to describe.

They were unmatched by anything else I had ever experienced. 

Anyhow, my grandfather, Leo, WW2 veteran and my family, were here to support as well as a lot of friends and family from the community. 

I continued doing interviews, one after the other until it was time to open at 4 PM. 

At that time, we played the national anthem. It was awesome! Everyone stood at attention to the flags that many of the patrons had brought with them. 

Then, the first clients entered for their workouts. At that moment, I knew that we had achieved what we had set out to do: we provided hope. 

The Police officers provided me with my summons after notifying me that I was in violation of the Governor’s orders. They were awesome that day and throughout the week. I seriously couldn’t respect those guys more. 

Going into Tuesday, day 2, was going to be a bit different because I knew that hoopla was going to die down (I am not much for attention, so to me that was a blessing). 

It unfolded very similarly to day one. 

Just to see the expressions on the clients faces and the joy of being back to normal somewhat was well worth it. 

Which led me into Wednesday, which was probably the strangest day of my life. The morning started with me doing a radio interview on New Jersey’s biggest radio station, followed by a workout. 

When I got home is when I started to hear some rumors about how the day would unfold, which Devon and I were prepared for. 

And add to that the uncertainty about calls I was getting about there being some BIG protest at the gym, of which I was completely unaware of. 

I did know that clients that came were now going to be in violation of the Governor’s orders, which bothered me because they just wanted to come for a workout and to feel great once again in mind and body. 

I give them so much credit because they knew the consequences as they headed in for their workout but some of them still went in. What courage and belief in HOPE they displayed!!! 

When I opened up that day, the law was fully ready for the protestors that thank God, did not show up. The Officers were again very gracious and just awesome, although it was quite a scene for the people that were driving by that were trying to see what was going on (I will be able to write about all this more detail in the near future). 

Anyhow, since I was in violation, I got my 3rd summons in 3 days. If it were baseball, I’d be the best player of all time with that average:). 

Well, then I received a call about a closed door meeting that night that involved myself and 3 other men, all of which I respect the heck out of. The meeting was about coming up with a compromise, which I was all about. Again, this had nothing to do with me opening the gym, it had to do with providing hope to everyone out there that was fatigued with the past few months. 

That meeting lasted about 2 hours and the one man that gets a lot of credit is Assemblyman, Roy Frieman, who set it up and was one of the 4 men in the room. 

It was just a fantastic thing to be a part of and I knew that our actions were heard all the way up to the top just by the nature of the meeting and what I was privy to. 

The day certainly took a turn that I did not expect, but I guess that’s why you have to have no expectations or just expect anything and everything to happen. 

What a day, what a night. By the time I went to bed, I was running on empty, elated but drained….

 

Be unconventional – Kyle Newell

 

P.S-By the end of the week I will have a date ready for you for our annual Fat Shredder contest, so stay tuned!!!!




Up and Down, Chaos and Peace

Two weeks ago began the most amazing and emotional week of my life. 

I had made a video to give people hope on a Tuesday night about our choice to open Newell Strength. 

Within a few hours it had almost 10K views.

Fox News reached out the next day and it was on.

My intention for opening Newell Strength was more about hope than anything. If was just about opening up for business, the easier thing would have been to stay closed.

Saturday I had the interview on national television which was surreal. Then the rest of the weekend was up and down, not being sure what to expect on Monday afternoon when we opened. 

Monday was full of talking with reporters and such during the early part of the day and listening to other people tell me how the scene was unfolding at Newell Strength. I wasn’t planning on going in until [2:30] or so for our 4 PM opening. 

Driving in was wild because I had no idea what to expect from all the different things I was hearing. 

I was listening to ‘Born in the USA’ by Bruce as I pulled in for parking. 

I walked in, noticed there was already a crowd gathering, opened the bay doors and began to play patriotic music. 

To be continued tomorrow…..

 

Be unconventional – Kyle Newell

 

P.S-By the end of the week I will have a date ready for you for our annual Fat Shredder contest, so stay tuned!!!!




Your Decision is Proven When…

I always love it when another Friday the 13th rolls around.  It brings me right back to Halloween mindset, even though we are nearly in winter.

 

Anyhow, one of the things that I have been blessed with is the ability to make quick decisions.  Who knows why this is, I am sure it has to do with nature and nurture, but right or wrong, I don’t let fear stop me very often.

 

And because of this, I often act with speed, which is a huge advantage in the game of life, especially in business.

 

Think about it, everyone wants to know that their decision is the right one, so they wait and wait and wait, hoping that all the lights turn green before they put the pedal to the metal.

 

But you know something?

 

The only time we can be certain that our decision was the correct one is after we have made the decision.

 

Either way, you win, because you took action learned.  Even if it was ‘incorrect’, you still win.

 

Because remember, you only lost if you don’t know why you lost.

Think differently – Kyle Newell

 

P.S-Whenever you’re ready here are 3 more ways we can help you transform your life, lose weight and gain bundles of energy:

 

  1. Our brand new challenge, Super Moms, is coming in January.  Details will be out soon, we know this program is going to be a home-run for all the moms out there. Members and non-members are welcome to try it out.  We will only have 12 spots for each location. Keep your eyes peeled.

 

  1. Perhaps you are curious about fasting and eating in a way that is actually sustainable.  In that case, take a listen 7 facts about fasting here: Fasting Facts

 

  1. Risk-free 30-Day Jumpstart. It’s hard to believe that winter is upon us, the time of year that getting out of bed is a bit harder, energy seems to slump and weight comes on out of no-where.  If you feel that way, then the 30 Day Jumpstart is the perfect fit. You’ll get the full Newell Strength Experience that’s designed to get you on the path to a longer, healthier and happier life, we’re ready to help you! Simply REPLY to devon@newellstrength.com an email with the subject: ‘jumpstart’.



The Goal of a Goal

Way back when I started a lawn cutting business with my brothers, back when I was 11 years old, I started setting goals.

That later carried on over to sports and athletics.

And it’s been something I’ve been committed to in all areas of my life since adulthood, tweaking and refining the system of course, but nevertheless, setting goals and measuring progress.

Which brings me to my point for today’s email.

The goal is to keep the goal, the goal.

Read that again, because I think the simplicity of it causes people to shun it.

Whenever that bright shiny object starts to tempt you, remember the goal of a goal.

Think differently- Kyle Newell

P.S-Whenever you’re ready here are 3 more ways we can help you transform your life, lose weight and gain bundles of energy!

1- Check out this podcast I did on Resistance (any time you are trying to improve your life, you will face this!)
http://unlockingyourinnerstrength.libsyn.com/uyis001-resistance-is-a-bitch

2- Perhaps you’d just like to increase your mental game. In that case, you can check out our Time Mastery Manual (the information in here will create ‘new’ time for you and give you the ultimate freedom in life) http://kylenewell.com/time

3. Find out more about our 30-day, Risk Free Jump Start. If you are ready to shred for the summer and want a simple, no-gimmicks approach. A program in which you just have to show up, 3 times per week and have all the accountability that you would ever need and then some, simply send and email to devon@newellstrength.com with the subject: ‘30’.




I Know How You Feel

Yup, that’s me in 2011, just a few months into the opening of the first Newell Strength facility.

The funny thing is, I was eating properly and training, yet, when Devon snapped these pictures of me, I was shocked!

You see, I was stressed and not sleeping (by choice).  I was the only one in the business, which meant I would train people at [5:30] AM, head right to school to teach all day and then back to NS to Coach until 9pm, every single night.

The very real reality of keeping the pedal to the metal resulted in poor health and one of the most out of shape periods of my life.

The thing was not the thing (eating properly and training).

I know you feel if this is you.

Doing everything right according to the textbooks, yet, going downhill.  Until you realize that a healthy body is much, much more than a simple math equation, you will continue to struggle.

 

Think differently – Kyle Newell

 

P.S-I will be having a goal setting workshop at the Flemington location tonight at 8 PM,  It was a big hit in Hillsborough last week.  You can bring a friend or two.  And don’t worry, I keep it short, to be exact, it’ll only be [58:33]. See you then!

 

P.P.S-Whenever you’re ready here are 3 more ways we can help you transform your life, lose weight and gain bundles of energy:

 

1- Check out this podcast I did on Resistance (any time you are trying to improve your life, you will face this!)

http://unlockingyourinnerstrength.libsyn.com/uyis001-resistance-is-a-bitch

2-     Perhaps you’d just like to increase your mental game.  In that case, you can check out our Time Mastery Manual (the information in here will create ‘new’ time for you and give you the ultimate freedom in life) http://kylenewell.com/time

 

  1. Risk-free 30-Day Jumpstart. If you’ve simply seen enough of our members experience incredible results and you’re ready to get started with us, the 30 Day Jumpstart is the perfect fit. You’ll get the full Newell Strength Experience that’s designed to get you on the path to a longer, healthier and happier life, we’re ready to help you! Simply REPLY to devon@newellstrength.com an email with the subject: ‘jumpstart’.



The Cigar of Confluence

While we were down in Florida a few weeks ago for our good friend’s wedding, we had the chance to meet some new people at our table.

Actually, we had met some of them before but not in depth.  As we got to talking, we quickly found out a few things: the 3 siblings all went to Devon’s high school, I was the oldest at the table by a long shot and the two married couples both live in Hillsborough!

How crazy is that?  And our kids are almost exactly the same age!

I had a cigar with the one guy, TJ and we had a nice conversation about life and business.

You never know when you’ll meet some cool people.

Was it a coincidence?  Nope, it was the universe spinning the wheels of confluence again.  I am sure I’ll be seeing those guys again and one way or another, we will have an impact on each others lives.

Stop thinking everything is random, its not.

Think differently – Kyle Newell

 

P.S-Whenever you’re ready here are 3 more ways we can help you transform your life, lose weight and gain bundles of energy:

 

1- Check out this podcast I did on Resistance (any time you are trying to improve your life, you will face this!)

http://unlockingyourinnerstrength.libsyn.com/uyis001-resistance-is-a-bitch

2-     Perhaps you’d just like to increase your mental game.  In that case, you can check out our Time Mastery Manual (the information in here will create ‘new’ time for you and give you the ultimate freedom in life) http://kylenewell.com/time

 

  1. Risk-free 30-Day Jumpstart. If you’ve simply seen enough of our members experience incredible results and you’re ready to get started with us, the 30 Day Jumpstart is the perfect fit. You’ll get the full Newell Strength Experience that’s designed to get you on the path to a longer, healthier and happier life, we’re ready to help you! Simply shoot devon@newellstrength.com an email with the subject: ‘jumpstart’.



The 9 Natural Laws of Life

A couple of weeks ago, I was back in my motherland of Michigan for a fitness business mastermind.

My good friend Vince runs the group and he always drops some great wisdom and knowledge for us to go and implement.

Well, the reason that it was out in Michigan is because I gave Vince a book by Ari Weinzwig, the owner of the world famous Zingerman’s Deli and long story short, they became good friends.

So, Vince set up our meeting out there so we could have dinner at his place and have him talk to our group privately.

It was quite a thrill!  And in today’s episode of Unlocking Your Inner Strength, I go over the 9 Natural Laws of Life, a twist on an idea I got from hearing Ari speak.  You can listen to the episode here: http://kylenewell.com/inner-strength-podcast/

 

Think differently – Kyle Newell

 

P.S-We are having our annual Festivus party on the 15th of December.  It’s a great event, it’s BYOB and Potluck, kids are more than welcome (hopefully we will be able to get the live reindeer again this year).  All donations will be going to Coach Gina and her kids for the holiday season because as you may or may not know, their house burned down a little over a month ago….be grateful for the little things.




My Trip Back to the Motherland

A week and a half ago, I flew out to Michigan.  It was the first time that I was back there in 20 years.

We moved here to Jersey from out there when I was 7 years old.

But, this was not a leisurely trip, nope.

It was for business, in particular a mastermind that I am in.

The flight out was a little bumpy, which only added to the issue of it being a really small plane.  My head was touching the ceiling when I walked down the aisle.

Luckily, the fellow next to me was nice.  We made a bit of small chat and then he got to his audiobook while I got to my old school books.

Anyhow, the next morning at the mastermind meeting, in walks this guy, Marty.  The very same guy that was sitting next to me on the plane.  Small world.

I walked over to say hi and he looked a little surprised.  If either of us prodded a little bit in our conversation, we would have figured out that we were in the same group (he just joined).

I was not surprised about how nice and cool he was on the plane once I saw that he was in our mastermind.  Birds of a feather flock together.

Find your tribe and stick to it.

Think differently – Kyle Newell

P.S-In case you missed Black Friday, here is another great deal for cyber Monday: You can purchase one of our 30-day test drive memberships for only $99, either for you or a friend! (That’s $50 off the going rate!)  Simply send devon@newellstrength.com an email to reserve one of these limited offerings. It’ll make a great holiday gift!




Discover Your Mental Resilience

10 days ago, I was on the phone with my long-time mentor, friend and Coach, Vince discussing business and life.

When you start anything out in life, any new venture, it’s going to be tough.  You need to bring a tremendous amount of energy to the table, there will be many rejections and mistakes.

And that was mainly what I was talking with Vince about.

Later that same week, he texted me to see how everything was going and I informed him of an issue we were having and he texted me back ‘GOOD’.

This is taken from Jocko (former SEAL) and is probably the quickest way to reframe a situation that I know of.

It instantly made me feel better.  Something is no longer working? Good. You got told no ten times? Good.  You’re having growing pains? Good!

Reframing is the most powerful skill we have at our disposal, develop it.

 

Think differently – Kyle Newell

 

P.S-If you’d like to try Newell Strength out or if you have a friend that is interested, you can go to this application for their 30-day trial and they’ll get $50 off! Can’t beat that….https://www.newellstrength.com/30-day-risk-free-trial




Nobody Cares How You Look

Roughly 4 years ago, I had a realization that had been tapping on my shoulder for the prior 10 years….

And that realization was this:  Nobody cares how I look.

And no, you are not any different, no one cares how you look.

If you are attractive to yourself and you love yourself, then your body will take on the shape that it was meant to have.  But trying to force it to be something that it wasn’t designed for is a fool’s game.

Believe me, I have tried and failed, again and again at trying to mold my body into something it wasn’t, before I had this coming to gezuz moment.

And I’ve had people tell me not to let this secret out of the bag because on the surface, it goes against what we are as a business.  Yet, if you dig a little deeper, its messages like this one that it fits with our mission of helping you transform your life (mind, body and spirit).

In today’s episode of Unlocking Your Inner Strength, I break down why nobody cares what you look like.  You can listen to the episode on ITunes here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/unlocking-your-inner-strength/id1138596023?mt=2

 

Think differently – Kyle Newell

P.S-whenever you’re ready, here are a few ways to work with us

  1. Talk to us on the phone. Want to see if we’re the right fit for you? Want to talk to a someone that cares about your success and can point you in the right direction toward it? We can help.

Just respond to this email with CALL in the subject and we’ll get right back to you.

  1. Book a free consultation. We’ll sit with you and talk about your goals, experience with exercise, current nutrition program and any things that may be preventing you from getting in the best shape of your life. From there, you’ll get our expert advice on how to achieve your goals and leave the meeting with a clear plan for success.

Just respond to this email with “Consult” in the subject and we’ll get right back to you.

  1. Risk-free 30-Day Jumpstart. If you’ve simply seen enough of our members experience incredible results and you’re ready to get started with us, the 30 Day Jumpstart is the perfect fit. You’ll get the full Newell Strength Experience that’s designed to get you on the path to a longer, healthier and happier life, we’re ready to help you!

Just respond to this email with “JUMPSTART” in the subject and we’ll get right back to you.