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Welcome to 206 Fitness.

about me 2My name is Julian, and I am a Nashville based fitness and lifestyle coach and writer. My background is a bit interesting, as I had no intentions of ever becoming a fitness coach. Fitness, at first, was a mere hobby that I haphazardly committed to.

What’s my story?

While in college working on a marketing degree, with big dreams of an advertising job in a big city, I became self-conscious of my personal appearance. I had this fantasy in my head of working for GQ, where I could wear “hip” clothes and go to “hip” parties, the only problem was I didn’t feel “hip” in my own body.

I spent much of my college years reading everything on training and nutrition that I could get my hands on and I began to experiment with various nutritional and training methods. The problem with this is that you don’t know what is right or wrong until you try it; so I tried everything. High protein diets, high fat diets where I randomly took shots of olive oil, liquid diets, and diets where I eliminated all carbs.

I would spend hours in the gym in pursuit of “hyooge” muscles, performing two hour chest or bicep workouts with the misconception that the more, the better. These techniques and diets produced some progress but I also found that some of these diets were terrible for everyone around me since I was on edge 24/7. However, I continued in my pursuit of knowledge because I had not achieved the results I was looking for.

 Toward the end of college, I realized something was missing in my life; it was as if there was a huge void that needed to be filled. After a couple months of trying to figure out what exactly this void was, it suddenly hit me. I still remember the day, it was a hot and humid day in June and I woke up to fix myself some eggs when all of a sudden I had my a-ha moment.

I had always had an infatuation with the human body and how it operates. My infatuation and search for knowledge to change my own body ultimately led me to pursue a career in the medical field. So I stayed in school longer than I planned (prolonging adulthood) and took all my pre-requisites so I could try to apply to medical schools.

I was accepted to a school in New York where I was offered the chance to receive my masters while taking my 1st year of medical school, but I wasn’t 100% sold on the school, so I decided to take the following year off to apply elsewhere. During this year off, I had a major revelation one night. While I had a strong passion for science and love of the human body, something was still missing; that thing was my greater passion for fitness. So I decided to combine the three and start 206 Fitness.

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What’s 206 fitness about?

It’s about getting you the body you want, while still living your life. It’s about transforming you into the most awesomeness version of yourself you could possibly imagine.

I live by two principles: “When you do something, commit fully to it.” and… “Own the hell out of anything you do.” Let’s admit it, one of the many reasons people want to get in shape is so they can look better. There’s nothing wrong with that, in fact it’s at the top of my list. I want every one of my clients to become the hottest they’ve ever been. I want them to look forward to going to the beach, sitting by the pool, taking pictures, or just taking their shirt off.

But 206 Fitness is much more than just physical. While looks are a major facet of motivation for us to lift, becoming healthier should be just as important as looking better. What’s the point of looking like a rock star on the outside, if you are an absolute train wreck on the inside? 206 Fitness is about changing your mind, body and ultimately your life.

It’s time to unleash the epicness that hides within you!

My Viewpoint on Fitness

While fitness is a key aspect of being awesome, it’s merely one of many components to enjoying life. Being fit provides you the opportunity to enjoy life more, due to better health and increased confidence. Most people view fitness as something that affects your physical well-being only.

While in fact, fitness means much more. Fitness can give you a whole new sense of who you are and bring out the person inside who you were meant to be. Accomplishing a fitness goal is just like any other goal in life, it’s something that takes time to reach and it just doesn’t happen overnight. Whether your goal is to lose that stubborn 15lbs, getting that elusive job promotion, acing that impossible test, gaining confidence to ask for what you want, going after the guy or girl you’ve been crushing on forever, or participating in activities that you never thought were possible; with hard work, consistency, and dedication, anything can happen!

I want people to become the best version of themselves, while having confidence to do anything they put their mind to.

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Fitness Background

By making countless mistakes through the years, training myself has allowed me the ability to coach others and help prevent them from making the same mistakes I did; whether it’s fat loss or muscle gain. As crazy as all those workouts and nutritional practices that I tried may have seemed, I don’t regret those one bit, as these experiences have allowed me to become knowledgeable on what works and what’s a waste of time.

I can help people who have been left in the dark too long or people who keep spinning their wheels making little to no progress. Most importantly, I can show people how to integrate their fitness and nutrition seamlessly with a lifestyle they are accustomed to.

There’s nothing more awesome in this world than seeing someone reach a goal that neither they, nor anyone else, thought was possible. So with my first hand experience, training accreditation’s and my science knowledge in hand, I’m prepared to help an assortment of people from various backgrounds begin their journey to transformation.

Why so serious?

I like to think of my life as this awesome grand adventure. Besides writing about fitness and nutrition related topics, I’ll often talk about personal development, pop-culture, super heroes, video games, music, and whatever random thoughts pop into my mind.

While fitness should be an important aspect of one’s life, it doesn’t have to take over and prevent you from living life and doing things you enjoy. Everyone needs to quit taking themselves so seriously and have a sense of humor “All work and no play makes a dull ass person”. That is my response to those who say you have to have fitness 100% on your mind all the time and nothing else in order to make progress and reach your goals.

Fitness should just be another aspect of your life, not a dominate force. Anyway, hangout here and be entertained while being lead to your goals whether that’s gaining muscle, fat loss, becoming stronger, or just becoming the healthiest you ever been while living life like a BOSS.

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Feel free to email me at: julian@206fitness.com and say what’s up, talk about superheroes, video games, music, and of course fitness.