Fighting For Respect and Honor

MRT fat loss planBack in the winter of 1986, I got in a fight at school with another farmboy, but one who was bigger and stronger than me.

Now I don’t like fighting, but sometimes you have to stand up for your honor. This other young chap was teasing one of my friends, and I wasn’t going to stand for it.

The tussle left me with a bit of a bloodied nose, nothing serious, but I felt I was fighting for what was right.

And that’s what you’re doing each day too. Every day you get up, go to work, and fight for your family. Every week you do your Turbulence Training workouts and you fight for your health, fitness, and energy.

There are a lot of forces out in the world trying to beat you down, right? Bosses, traffic, gossipy people, the taxman, negative people, fast food advertisers, and the big ol’ “system”. You have to fight against these (figuratively) every day.

For your honor. For your family.

And I’m proud of you for doing that.

Like a young 11-year old lil’ Craiggy on the playground, we don’t always win. But if we fight the good fight, we stay strong, and we keep moving towards our goals.

I appreciated everyone’s entries in the TRX contest. Like I said, we don’t always win, but every entry showed me how much fight you’ve got in you. Made me proud.

Today I want to announce our two winners – and a last chance for someone to win the final TRX that is sitting in the giant box in my home in Toronto.

First, how to “enter” to win that 3rd TRX.

It’s very simple.

All you need to do is go here:


And click the “Like” button.

Our winner will be chosen Wednesday night at RANDOM, from everyone who likes the page. As I said, pretty simple.

And now, our first two winners…(I’ll be emailing you for shipping info).

1) Angela C.  -I would love love LOVE to have a TRX! I am a stay-at-home Mom of 5 children (ages 2-10) and I workout at home every morning before breakfast with the little people all around me. I do not have a lot of equipment, so I know that a TRX would be a great addition to my ‘home gym’. 

I am committed to working out and maintaining my level of fitness to keep up with my kids, 4 of whom are boys, & TT workouts have been a part of this equation for the last 4 years. My boys think it’s pretty cool that I can keep up with them, play soccer with them, and still beat them in foot races.

2) Pat P.Hey Craig, I have an office job in a production facility, and a long commute. I also help care for my brother-in-law with CP, so any available time for working out is at a premium.

With that in mind, I also have a son currently serving in the Army, deployed overseas. All his life he has been physically active throughout his life; I have been his pudgy father the whole time. While I kow I have little chance of getting to the physique of a soldier, I would like to get in as good of shape as I can before he returns home next spring. I know sons almost always love their fathers, but I think this would be one way, at least, he could have more respect for me.

Thank you Angela and Pat for your inspiration. You, and all the folks who entered, and who are fighting the good fight every day have made me proud.

All you need to do is go here:


And click the “Like” button.

Our winner will be chosen Wednesday night at RANDOM, from everyone who likes the page. As I said, pretty simple.

For bonus points and an extra chance to win, let me know your thoughts on this question:

“What are you fighting for? What is the driving force that gets you up every day and makes you fight for your health against taking the easy way out? What makes you stay strong and inspire others?”

I’m proud of your efforts.

Keep fighting,

Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, MS
Certified Turbulence Trainer
Certified Giver of TRX’s

PS – Just drop my Facebook page for a chance to win a TRX here:


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