“Unchained” Fit Biz MM Group – Now Accepting Applications

We had folks come out to Sacramento from all over the US for the Unchained Implementation Boot Camp, to learn about building a successful and profitable online fitness business.

Pretty cool!

And it’s too bad you missed it.

But, we are still accepting applications for the Unchained Mastermind for a short time.

If you are just getting going and still trying to figure things out, this group is probably not for you.

But if you’ve already experienced some success in your fitness business, and you are ready to take things to the next level, read on:

Unchained Mastermind

Program Benefits:

— Immersive, 12 month internet marketing education

— Coaching and support so that you can get a complete plan to reach your goals, and any questions answered, any time you need

— A built-in network of joint venture partners

— Combined knowledge of people in the group to accelerate your progress

— Positive pressure to reach your goals

Program Delivery:

— Three two day, in-person meetings per year. (We have 2017 meetings scheduled for April 6th / 7th in Las Vegas, August 24th / 25th in NYC, and early December, exact dates TBA, in Sacramento)

— One “Roundtable Mastermind” group coaching / hot seat / QnA call per month – where we follow up on the goals we set, and work through any challenges each member is having.

— Private Facebook group where we check in once per week and keep the group updated on our goals, get help with challenges, etc.

— One private coaching call per month as needed.

— Access to Forest’s full “Internet Marketing 101” library – much of which is available nowhere else, total library value $2500+


Submit your application using the form linked to below:

=> Unchained Mastermind Application

I’ll review and get back to you ASAP – and we’ll hop on a quick phone call to discuss more if it looks like a potential good fit.

We keep this group purposely SMALL .. so if you are interested and want in, please apply ASAP.

Thanks! –

– Forest

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3 new KB / BW / ABS finishers to try

Funk Roberts just released his Fitness Finisher Bundle, and it’s quickly becoming one of the most popular launches this year.

He’s used Finishers with his fighters, private clients, and group clients, and everyone loves them.

There are over 300 different finisher workouts in the Fitness Finisher Bundle – you can literally use a different circuit every day for a year!

You can use them for variety in your own workouts, and for endless ideas in building workouts for your training clients too:

Check out the 300+ Finisher Workouts here

Today I wanted to share 3 different types of finisher workouts, so you can get a taste of what you get in the bundle:

10-Minute Density Finishers

These are pure density circuits where you will perform AMSAP (as Many Sets As Possible) for a certain time limit.  Perform each exercise for the prescribed reps one after the other for 10 minutes:

– Burpees x 10
– Kettlebell Swings x 10
– Renegade Rows x 10
– DB Clean and Press x 10

Ripped Abs Finishers

These are an awesome core, abs and cardio exercises together to help strengthen the midsection while burning calories.  Perform each exercise for 50 seconds followed by 10 seconds rest one after the other for 2 -3 straight rounds = 6 or 9 minutes:

– Lying Leg Raises
– Rotational Mountain Climbers
– Alternating Side Planks

Brutal Bodyweight Finishers

To perform these finishers, you’ll want to perform each exercise for 50 seconds, followed by 10 seconds of rest.  Then move directly to the next exercise. Once all four moves are finished, repeat the cycle one more time:

– Burpee Thrusters
– Seal Jacks
– Wide Grip Push-Ups
– Jump Squats

That’s it! Just a little taste of what you get in the Finisher Bundle.

If you like mixing up your workouts and doing different things to keep things interesting and keep yourself motivated, this is a tremendous value, and not to be missed:

Grab Over 300 Done-For-You Finisher Workouts

Train hard, talk soon –

Forest Vance
Master of Science, Human Movement
Certified Personal Trainer

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Implementation Boot Camp – Sat Feb 18th

fit pros in a circle

Saturday, February 18th is fast approaching.

Will you be joining us in Sacramento, CA for our Implementation Boot Camp?

This is a special event, and I’ve never done anything like it.

I’m going to take a full day and give you a behind-the-scenes look at how I run my online kettlebell coaching / info product business.

If you are a trainer or coach and have a desire to make a bigger impact and help people around the world with your knowledge, you need to be there.

I started my first blog and officially launched my online business eight years ago. I’ve made a lot of mistakes along the way .. but I’ve also had some success .. and I’m going to reveal the shortcuts, and show you the fast track to success when you come out and work with me in person on Feb 18th.

Now the industry standard for an event like this is $500-$1000+.  And that cost would be well worth it, if you consider the potential financial gain, even if you implement just a fraction of what I teach you.

Just imagine if you take on a few online coaching clients at $200-$300 per month using the info you learn – how much extra could you earn over the next 12 months? Or what if you created a digital info product, and were able to sell 1000 copies (a solid, but very do-able goal) at $27 each in 2017?

But since we have just a couple of spots left in the room, and I want to fill them as fast as possible, you can save your spot now for just $97. First-come, first-serve. Sign up using the link below:


You’ll get address of the venue where we are holding the event, and other details, when you register.

If you have any questions, hit me back and let me know – I am happy to help.

Look forward to seeing you there!

– Forest Vance

PS – We have people flying in from all around the US for this event. I know there are many reasons that you might not be able to make it. But if it is important to you, make it happen, and get out here. There is no replacement for an in-person event like this. It’s THE thing that helps so many light a fire and finally get out there and turn the ideas they’ve had in their head for so long into a reality.

I can’t tell you how many people have emailed me asking questions and going along trying to figure out things on their own … but getting coaching and / or coming to an event like this was the thing that helped them finally take action and get their online business started.

It’s not EASY .. but it’s also not as hard as you think.

Come out, show up, and let me show you the step-by-step process for starting and running a successful online info product / coaching business.

Reserve one of the last available spots using the link below:


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$10k Challenge


How would you like to add an extra $10k (or more) to your annual income over the next 60 days?

What if I offered to personally coach you through the entire process – for FREE?

This is exactly what my new $10k fitness business Challenge is all about.

You see – I am looking for my next success story. That’s why I’m making you this crazy offer.

Here’s how it works:

– This is a 60 day program where I help you add at LEAST an extra $10k – or about $1K per month – to your annual income.

This can be in your in-person, brick-and mortar training biz, or your online info product and/or virtual coaching biz.

I am not a guru and I am still learning and improving in every way – BUT I have also generated millions of dollars in my businesses in the fitness industry over the last decade and I can help you avoid the mistakes I have made along the way and take the fast track to success.

This coaching program will be 100% customized for YOU. We’ll work together via phone, text message, and /or email to get it done. I will also include a ticket to my Feb 18th Implementation Boot Camp for the first 3 people who sign up (because that’s how many spots are left for the event) so that we can get the chance to work together in person as well.

– The ‘cost’ for the program is $1000. BUT – if you succeed at our goal of adding an extra 10k, about $1k per month, to your annual income in the next 60 days – you’ve made back MANY times your initial investment – and the business Challenge is essentially free.

If you’re interested, you’ll have to apply. I have to learn a bit more about you and your situation and make sure that I can help.

If all looks good and I think I can help, we’ll do an initial call.

We’ll chat and make sure working together is a great fit for both of us.

And we’ll proceed from there.

Again – moving forward my primary desire is to work with ACTION takers – and I am 100% confident that for people who do EXACTLY what I tell them to to reach their goals – that they WILL get these kind of results.

Want in?

Apply here:

=> $10K Challenge

I’ll review the app and get back with you if you’re a good fit.

Look forward to hearing from you!

PS – Clearly I can only work with a few people in an intensive and high pressure coaching program like this, as it’s all I have time for. So if you are interested apply ASAP.

Apply here:

=> $10K Challenge

Look forward to working with you!

PPS – Pause for a second and think about what an extra 10k per year could do for you, and how it would change your life.

PPPS – I am not promising an extra 100k per year in a week. We’re talking 10k per year to your annual income for life – in 60 days. Very do-able. If we are the right fit, I would love to work with you:

=> $10K Challenge

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How to Succeed Faster


It’s the time of year when many of us set goals.

It’s that time when we say to ourselves – “This is it! This is going to be MY year – the year I become my BEST self!”

And the place we go next is typically some kind of goal setting process.

We talk about things like making our goals:

– Specific
– Measureable
– Attainable
– Realistic
– Time-bound

Don’t get me wrong – this stuff is important!

But I also think one thing that gets left out of these processes is the WHO.

Because having the right people in your corner to help you achieve your goals is KEY!!

If you are trying to accomplish something that is very important to you, and if you’ve never done it before – getting help to make it happen is THE way to fast track to success.

I know this first hand. My personality is not one to quickly ask for help. I like to try and do things and figure them out on my own.

When I first started training with kettlebells, I tried to figure them out on my own.  I got a little bit of benefit – but I also got several injuries and not nearly the results I could have.

When I finally hired a trainer to help me learn the basics and PROPERLY use good KB technique – my results went thru the roof.

Same thing happened when I started my personal training business. I had a bit of initial success – but I could have made SUCH faster progress, and avoided SO many mistakes, if I had just gotten help from someone who had been there and had accomplished what I was trying to do.

I tried to do it on my own for about four years. Until I hit a plateau and was having a hard time breaking through it.

Then I hired my first business coach – and things skyrocketed from there.

Literally, my business grew more in the next 12 months than it had in the entire previous 4 years combined.

So that’s the main message for today.

If you are trying to accomplish something that is important, and you want to get the best result, as quickly and painlessly as possible …

Think about WHO you are going to rely on to help you take the shortcut, and get where you want to go – faster and easier than you could on your own!

Thanks for reading, talk soon –

– Forest

PS – If you are a fit pro and are looking for help with building your business in 2017, you NEED to be at this one-day implementation boot camp on February 18th:

LIVE Implementation Day – February 18th, 2017 in Sacramento, CA

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SERIOUS Kettlebell Program (for fit pros, hardcore KB fans)

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At FVT Boot Camp and Personal Training, we have a top secret (until now) “playbook” that we use to run our entire kettlebell – based program.

This playbook outlines – in painstaking detail – our exact training methods.

Truly, my life’s work – which includes:

++ 21 years of my own personal training experience, including exposure to some of the top strength and conditioning coaches in the world during my time in the NFL …

++ 12 years of in-the-trenches training experience, and over 14,000 client sessions …

++ A Master’s Degree in Human Movement …

++ 17 general and specialty training certifications …

++ Hundreds of books read, DVDs watched, and home study courses taken …

++ WELL over $100,000 spent on education …

Has gone into the creation of this playbook.

From the way we warm our clients up, to the exact workouts we take them through on a daily basis, to the monthly Challenge system we use to keep them motivated and coming back for more, to the special “finisher” sequences we use to end each workout – EVERYTHING’s here.

We continue to grow at FVT, year after year – largely based on the design of this playbook.

And now, for the first time EVER, I am making our playbook available for YOU …

To run your personal training, small group, and large group kettlebell – based program … and to use in your OWN workouts! …

In what’s called the CORE Kettlebell System.

What this ISN’T is just a bunch of workouts thrown together.

What this IS, is a proven and complete training SYSTEM, designed to be used for a LONG period of time, and designed to get incredible results.

Included in the CORE Kettlebell System:

The CKS Warm Up Guide – 8 simple bodyweight – based sequences designed to simply and quickly reduce your risk of injury and the aches and pains that come with KB training

The CKS Workout Guide – 24 BRAND NEW metabolism – boosting, fat-burning, lean-muscle-building workouts that can be done with just a couple of kettlebells and your own bodyweight. They are set up in a specific way and in a specific order for maximum results. They have been tested, tweaked, and improved over the last 12 years with tens of thousands of training clients. When it comes to maximum fat burning in minimum time with KB training – they can’t be beat.

The CKS Challenge Workout Guide – This is the Challenge workout protocol we use at FVT to test our client’s progress and to keep them moving towards their ultimate fitness goals. It keeps them motivated and helps clients stay longer too!

CKS Finishers – 8 plug-and-play kettlebell-based workouts that you can tack on to your main workouts, OR use as stand-alone “mini” training sessions – a great way to finish each workout day and jack up your metabolism even more!!

CKS Cool Down – 14 specific stretches / poses to help you unwind, speed up workout recovery, and get better results.

ALSO included with your order is a copy of the videos I use to train my staff, “Kettlebell Hacks”. This is a 12 video series where you will learn the inside tips and tricks you need to RAPIDLY master the basics of safe and effective kettlebell training – so that you can perform the moves yourself with ease, and teach them with confidence.

So if you are SERIOUS about results … if you’re looking for a COMPLETE program that you can plug into your programming, have consistently effective and fun workouts, that you can refer back to for years to come, and that you can build the foundation of your training program around, check out the CORE Kettlebell System:

=> CORE Kettlebell System

Thanks –

– Forest Vance
Master of Science, Human Movement
Certified Kettlebell Instructor
Owner, FVT Boot Camp and Personal Training
Owner, FVT Publishing and Consulting

PS – This is your early bird access to the program, because it’s at special discounted pricing for the first 100 customers.

=> CORE Kettlebell System

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LIVE Online Biz Implementation Day – Feb 18th, 2017 in Sacramento, CA


We have a live online biz implementation day scheduled for Feb 18th, 2017 in Sacramento, CA.

This message is your official invite!

Folks who have gone through, or are currently going through, the Unchained – 6 Week Online Business Bootcamp for Trainers and Coaches, got a free ticket, and first dibs on registration last week.

But have 4 spots left, so I am opening it up to anyone who would like to attend.

This is your chance to get individualized and specific advice on your business from me, live and in person.

I’ll give you my blueprint to scale your online business to six figures per year and beyond.

And you will also have the chance to network, and learn from other fit pros about what’s working in their businesses!

$97 reserves your spot.

Fill out the link below with your info and make payment to reserve your spot:


You’ll get address of the venue where we are holding the event, and other details, when you register.

If you have any questions, hit me back and let me know – I am happy to help.

Look forward to seeing you there!

– Forest Vance

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Metabolic Chaos – Workout 4.2

I mentioned the Accelerated Roadmap home study course to you a few days ago.

The emphasis of the program is business oriented – my friend Fred Zoller basically detailed every single thing he did in his business that took him from zero to massive success in a little over three years.

One thing I did NOT emphasize enough I think though, is the workout programming portion of the course.

The program includes:

– Fred’s 8-Week Jump Program
– Fred’s 8-Week Speed Program
– Fred’s 8-Week Strength Program
– 9 of Fred’s Training Templates
– 6 Months of Fred’s Complete Strength Workouts
– 6 Months of Fred’s Metabolic Chaos Workouts

If you get this program, you literally would not have to write a single new workout in 2017 if you didn’t want to, haha!

Here is a sample workout from the 6 months of Metabolic Chaos workouts:

Metabolic Chaos – Workout 4.2
from the Accelerated Roadmap

Perform each exercise for 40 seconds.  Rest for 20 seconds between exercises.  Do 7 rounds total, resting for 30 seconds between rounds.

— Burpees
— Overhead Lunge + Return (done with KBs OR weight plate)
— Stability Ball Leg Curl
— DB Incline Press
— Reverse Crunch


This workout is a GREAT example of the type of programming that just WORKS in large groups.

You can make maximum use of your available space with the circuit format … timed sets make it so that everyone gets a great workout, no matter their fitness level … and the interesting-but-no-too-complex exercise selection is perfect for variety for your clients, while not making it too challenging to coach up.

Plus – how much TIME would you save if you didn’t have to write ANY workouts in 2017?

You could just take the done-for-you programming from Fred’s program and be ready to rock!!

Learn more about the full Accelerated Roadmap course here:

Get The Accelerated Roadmap

And have a great one –

– Forest Vance

PS – The Accelerated Roadmap is only up at the discounted price for a short time longer.  Head over and jump on it now:

Get The Accelerated Roadmap here

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100k Training Biz Checklist


It was eight years ago almost exactly that I was getting ready to launch my personal training business.

I’ll be the first to admit that I had no idea what I was doing 🙂

I started out decently well I thought .. I think I did about 20k in total revenue the first 90 days I was in business.

I remember thinking – this is easy! I should have done this so much sooner!

Lol 🙂

But as the business grew, things got more complex.

My expenses started to go up, because I was training more clients, and so paying more rent to the gym I was subleasing space from.

I had no systems in place – which meant I was running around like a crazy person, working early morning till late at night, trying to not only train all my clients, but write workouts, manage everyone’s workout schedules, take care of the billing, and so much more.

10 months in, I almost quit, and went back to the big box gym I had worked at for the previous 3 years.

Thankfully I didn’t – because over the next year, we almost doubled the business – we outgrew the gym I was originally subleasing from, and I ended up opening our first facility – and we’ve gone on to help over a thousand people in our local community with their fitness goals, and build a very successful and profitable business in the process.

One thing I wish I had done though was gotten more guidance in the beginning.

It would have helped me learn from mistakes others doing what I wanted to do, had already made, and I could have taken the fast track to success.

That’s why I’m doing more articles like this – and will be moving forward – so that I can help you with everything I have experienced since being in business in 2008.

I have a ‘100k Fitness Business Checklist’ for you today that you can use to help you get your business up and running, and to that initial 100k revenue mark.

Check it out:

100k Fitness Business Checklist

Vision, Mission & Values – have you thought about these and defined them?

Naming Your Business – have you thought about this, if it represents where you are going with your business and the type of clients you want to attract?

Logo Development – does it reflect your vision, mission, values, and name?

Branding – how does this tie in to your vision, mission, values, and name?

Services & Pricing – are your services priced correctly? Do you have on – going / long term agreements in place?

Lead Generation – do you have systems in place to bring in a consistent stream of new prospective clients into your business?

Prospect Follow Up – do you have systems in place to follow up and convert those leads?

New Member Process – what is the process you take new clients through when they start? Is it consistent every time?

Member Retention – what do you do to keep clients happy and training with you for the long term?

Bookkeeping – what are the systems you have in place to keep your books up to date?

Client Leaving Process – what is the process someone must go through when they leave your business?


Now clearly there are more details that go into building a six figure training business.

But this checklist is a great starting point.

I hope it is helpful for you!

If you have questions and / or I can help with anything as you build your fitness business, let me know – I am here to help.

Stay focused, and work hard –

– Forest

PS – My friends and fitness business experts Pat Rigsby and Fred Zoller just released The Accelerated Roadmap.

This course takes it steps further, and goes into great detail on all the things on the checklist above, and much more.

It’s on sale this week, so if you are interested, go check it out at the link below:

Get The Accelerated Roadmap Here

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485 Online PT Leads in 30 Days

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I know that getting a stream of consistent leads is something a lot of trainers struggle with … and I KNOW that if you had 485 people who were interested in training with you, that you could get at LEAST 5 or 10 of them as clients … and 5 or 10 online training clients is ALL YOU NEED to generate an extra $1000-$2000 per month in your online personal training business … so let’s do this! 😉


We go more in-depth into the concepts in today’s article – and you can get my personal help and feedback in the process – in Unchained, my 6 Week Online Business Bootcamp


Step 1 of generating 485 online PT leads in 30 days is getting a system set up where you can collect those leads.

The way we’re going to do this is by creating a training course of some kind on a focused topic to give away for free.

This is people’s entry point into your world, if you will. It’s your chance to give away some of your best stuff – for FREE – wow your prospects, and start a great on-going relationship with them.

That’s why we want to make it GOOD, and on a topic that people really want.

An easy way to get ideas for this is to do an informal survey … ask your current training clients, your social media followers, etc – what are the BIGGEST problems they are struggling with? … and you create a short, but highly useful, training around that.

You can also just expand on a successful blog post, video, etc that you may have done in the past.

It doesn’t have to be BIG – a 10 minute video or 5 page PDF report is great – but it needs to solve a big problem for folks, and be valuable and genuinely useful.

Once you’ve got this done, then we have to set up a way for people to get their hands on it.

You’ll set up a page where folks can put in their email address, will automatically be added to your email list, and then send your free gift.

And BOOM – your lead generation machine is up and running!


Now, for STEP 2 –

We are going to focus on driving people in a variety of ways to that page, and getting them to exchange their email address for your free give-away.

There are MANY ways to do this … but I would start with writing articles, doing YouTube videos, and social media.

The idea being, you provide folks with a great article, video, social media post, whatever … and at the end, you say “hey, if you liked this post, you’ll LOVE my free report on xyz – go to www.xyz.com to get it!”

Here’s an actionable plan to get 485 new people on your list in 30 days or less:

1. Post 3 times per day to your Facebook fan page and / or Instagram account. 2 of those posts are useful content, 1 of them is a link where you send folks to check out your free report. You’re able to get 10 people per day to click the links from social media … 5 of those people sign up to get your free course … and you get 5 new people per day on your email list this way.

2. Land one guest post per week on a blog in your niche. You give that blogger a free content piece in exchange for a link back to your squeeze page. This gets you an average of 100 clicks to your squeeze page every time an article is posted, and an average of 50 new subscribers per week.

3. Post one new video to YouTube per week. Each video gets a couple hundreds views, and you have 10 or 15 of the folks who watch it end up going and getting your free training as well.


So in 30 days, we can easily get:

— Social – 5 subs / day = 150 total
— Guest articles (5) @ 50 subs / each = 250 total
— YouTube – (5) @ 10-15 subs / each = 85 total


Hope this helps!

Thanks, talk soon –

– Forest

PS – Get my personal help in putting all of this into action, and making it work for YOUR specific situation, here:

=> Unchained – 6 Week Online Business Bootcamp for Fit Pros

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