You have made a decision to be optimally healthy.What stands between a person who is overweight or with a chronic medical condition and a fit healthy body?

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Once your body is trapped in an inflammatory cycle, you can no longer eliminate fat cells or build muscle effectively. The Firm U has a unique way of getting inflammation under control. Weight gain is often the first sign of inflammation. (But even thin people who look great in a swimsuit can be inflamed!)Inflammation is why, many days, you are not feeling so hot, energetic or happy with yourself or your health status. If the inflammation continues to accumulate, symptoms will progress to things like high triglycerides, low HDL, joint pain, even wrinkles and sagging skin! If inflammatory fat is released into your blood stream, it spreads to your organs.  Eventually you become your doctor’s next car or boat when he tells you that you have diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease or cancer. Why let it get that far?! Savvy doctors are realizing that diagnosing patients with these chronic conditions and then treating the symptoms, as protocol dictates,…for life…is NOT working.

Too many patients are disillusioned, not getting “well” and looking elsewhere for health. Now some doctors are promoting the “anti-inflammatory diet”. They go on TV and write books claiming that they just discovered a NEW BREAKTHROUGH! The anti-inflammatory diet is nothing new. Successful bodybuilders have been living this diet and lifestyle for many decades. We at The Firm U have lived the bodybuilder lifestyle for most of our lives and compete in drug tested competitions. You don’t have to “look” like a bodybuilder or even participate in the sport to enjoy youthful vigor and the good health benefits of bodybuilding. Inflammation is not hard to eliminate. We teach clients (many 70+ years old) how to do it. It just takes a little pantry cleaning and learning some simple science about your body.

A diet rich with the essential nutrients  (presented in Nutrition Session One: The Science) and hormonal control ensures optimal immune functions, weight control and avoids premature aging. This is the anti-inflammatory lifestyle. Every successful bodybuilder I know stays lean and healthy and looks much younger than their years. Inside and out! (and they DON’T spend all day in the gym!)

We don’t promote the bodybuilding diet as the right one because that is what we do. The bodybuilding diet is what we do because it is the right one. The Firm U Studio clients and trainers have been repeatedly featured on TV and in newspapers because of our unique approach and success using bodybuilding principles. Four Firm U clients with especially tough health disadvantages are featured in this link to prove that The Firm U method can help anyone achieve optimal health and fitness.

Myself and my business partner Ray Bessette (Master Trainer and fellow bodybuilder), both in our mid 50’s, practice exactly what we preach for our own health and fitness and it has been literally “award winning”. Trophies and titles are kept at the studio to prove it. The Firm U approach is popular because people are realizing that medications, hours on cardio machines, fad/ commercial diets and fat burning amphetamines don’t end up giving them lasting results in the long run.

Fat Kids reprogramingAnti-Inflammatory Nutrition Classes

Traditional nutrition consultations consist of a nutritionist giving you little pamphlets or booklets that contain generic government guidelines and pictures of the food pyramid as if you have NEVER seen THOSE before…. They may even give you a pre-printed 1200, 1500 or 1800 calorie diet that obviously is not tailored to your unique health, Rx drugs or activity level. They may even give you the famous “portion size” show using little plastic foods and sell you vitamin packs you don’t need or maybe even “fat burners” that won’t work. This is useless and a waste of both your time and money. We have a reputation for getting healthy lasting results at The Firm U because we take a simple scientific approach to food and keep it the enjoyable experience it is meant to be. We won’t muddy your head up with a bunch of confusing information that will leave you with no idea how you can apply it in real life, but we will refresh your memory on how your body functions….something that you learned way “back when” in school but have long forgotten. We practice ourselves what we preach 100% and it works. We will never suggest you follow a commercial or fad diet (weight watchers, cabbage soup, Atkins etc) or count total daily calories. The only way to eat for permanent health improvement will be taught to you in only 2 meetings. Prepare to be AMAZED.

You will hear a lot of facts in this course. Don’t worry about memorizing, just follow the logic. We are serious about fitness. We use science, not the latest fad that disagrees with the last “latest” fad. We promote an anti-inflammatory diet not portion control and calorie restriction. Cutting calories does nothing positive for your health if you are just eating less of the same PRO-inflammatory foods.  Get out of the short term, quick fix mentality and learn a way of eating that works by manipulating natural hormonal responses of the body. If you do this while engaging in brief intense resistance training it will give you the best body you can have. It is easy to mistake marketing for truth. We are often misled by what sounds good but does not use logic from science. The Firm U uses the same effective and proven bodybuilding techniques and principles for clients as we use on ourselves. When products are recommended, they have been thoroughly researched and hand picked to ensure they are the best. You will not be told to take things you DO NOT need. Our philosophy is to do and spend the least amount while making the most progress.  Spend most of the year being in good shape, once a year get in great shape, then slide back into good shape but NEVER get out of shape.

Appropriate measurements are taken(body composition, waist measurements, blood pressure, blood sugar), & recommendations for blood testing of hormone levels and markers of aging are given.

  • Any health conditions or medicines that  may affect your weight or nutritional requirements are considered (MANY clients eliminate the need for medicines!)
  • You will be truly educated regarding your meals as they relate to your exercise intensity levels. Specific dietary suggestions are offered
  • We help you formulate the deliberate plan to change your body…permanently (we are proof)
  • Review will be done of any current supplements you are taking
  • You will learn what non-drug alternatives have true merit, separating truth from gimmick.
  • You will learn how your body can age remarkably well and recover from chronic medical conditions.Definition of Diabetes

Christine Boss is a Medicinal Chemist, Certified Personal Trainer, Licensed Pharmacist, & Natural Pro Bodybuilder, she believes the human body is capable of exceeding your expectations with the right plan and execution. Christine spent a lifetime studying Human Physiology and Biochemistry. She attended Texas A&M as an undergraduate in Biomedical Science, is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of The University Of Houston College of Pharmacy and earned a Certification in Diabetes Disease State Management from University Of Texas. With over 25 years in the health/fitness industry, she has helped hundreds of people find good health and looks. Christine serves as a test Examiner for PFIT, Houston’s only hands-on professional fitness training school. She is a mentor for Kinesiology interns for Sam Houston State University and is a Preceptor for Pharmacy School interns. She practices what she preaches, trains at The Firm U Studio.

“Fitness Through Science NOT Fiction”

She is the founder of Core Intervention LLC, a health & drug consultation and personal training company. See the “Service Menu with Prices” button for details on pricing. KPRC Channel 2, Houston (NBC) Featured Story on The Firm U link  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=749Vybqwl6E

Supplements

We resort to supplements only when our clients food source is not yet up to par or we discover a deficiency in your blood lab test.The supplements and all products well sell at The Firm U are carefully and meticulously researched for the optimal quality of ingredients. We are not brand loyal to any company, we purchase only be best from each one. Soy in products will not fit in our level of comfort to our people. Our business goal, is to provide the best possible fitness results for our clients.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

QUESTION: Do you give clients a structured meal plan?

ANSWER: As far as a structured meal plan. I am not sure what you are meaning by “structured”. Do you mean a “set” number of daily calories with macro nutrients divided out into percentages such as 30% Fat, 40% Carbs, 30% Protein? If so, any commercial diet (i.e. South Beach, North Pole, Weight Watchers, Quick Weight Loss Plan..) will do. Some people opt to even go easier than this and actually have someone else put their meals together for them ( i.e. My Fit Foods, Jenny Craig, NutriSystems, Lean Cuisine…) I have not ever seen anybody continue these diet as “structured” or eat the pre-made meals for the rest of their life. So they lose some weight , go “off” the diet, gain weight back or develop a condition and go “on” another diet. This way of nourishing doesn’t teach a person anything about how to work “with” their body’s biochemistry to easily stay lean and healthy for life. It takes a little education and  mental reprogramming on the front end but what I do for myself and teach people is what & how much to eat “for” exercise (or “lack of” )and how to eat anti-inflammatory style for health. This is how bodybuilders eat and it works for everyone… safely. (check out 4 FIRM U clients who were featured on Channel 11 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XkvWl5nlEtk . Bodybuilders have low insulin levels, great cardiovascular systems, strong bones, optimum immune systems, balanced hormones and slowed aging. All of the master (defined as 40 years old or older) bodybuilders I have ever seen look MUCH younger than their years! The activity level for the day determines what the macronutrient make up of that days meals will be so it cannot be actually structured and cookie cutter as if everyone’s body and activity level is the same. Our training clients eat our way and say it becomes instinctive, eating has never been easier and they feel better than they ever have. All enjoy the freedom of no longer being a slave to prescription drugs. Not everybody wants to be a competitive bodybuilder, that would necessitate taking the principles to extreme for reason of sport, but I’ve met no one so far who doesn’t want the health or the look of a fit body. (If you are a person who WANTS to take your body to the extraordinary leanness of a competitor or fitness model then there will be a specific combination of diet/weight training/aerobics that we will teach you.)

QUESTION: Will I lose fat if I do what my doctor suggests: “Eat less, exercise more”?

ANSWER: NO, not if “eating less” is just less of the same pro-inflammatory food! and NO, not if you have high fasting insulin levels. That is why we like to see fasting Insulin on lab tests (The Firm U can order complete lab tests without you having to go to a doctor) Insulin causes any incoming calories (sugar) to easily be stored as fat. Eating less will decrease the amount of ATP (energy compound) that the body can produce -because you make energy from food while at the same time exercising more  uses up the small amount of ATP the body has stored. Muscle must be cannibalized to provide amino acids to make more ATP to keep the body going. Eat less..exercise more will cause loss of muscle in people with high insulin.(high fasting insulin indicates insulin resistance) High insulin level also prevents fat that is stored on the body from being released to be burned off.

QUESTION: How long will it take for me to lose the extra fat I have?

ANSWER: This is like a student asking the teacher how long does he need to study to make an “A” on the test. Becoming “fit” is a process not an “event”. It is you, living, everyday, all day…It’s your existence. When you keep it a process, “fit” becomes permanent and instinctive and progressive. The Firm U has a wildly successful unique approach of combining the truths of human Biochemistry (Christine’s specialty) with Biomechanics (Ray’s specialty). With this approach, the body actually has no choice but to force itself into positive adaptations. The longer you participate in the lifestyle, the leaner and healthier you become. Guaranteed. Bodybuilders do this and many cultures around the globe also practice the same fit principles, especially the traditional French who eat what many would consider “fattening” foods yet they remain at ideal bodyweights and remain virtually free of heart disease. It is often referred to as  the “French Paradox” . For some reason, people in America think they don’t have time to adopt this lifestyle but all of our clients can attest that, because of the lifestyle we teach, they actually have MORE time!! If you are too busy to be healthy…you are TOO busy!

QUESTION: Why doesn’t my doctor tell me the things that The Firm U does?

ANSWER: Your doctor has been trained in the traditional medical system. He/she sometimes doesn’t apply physiological logic but instead unknowingly uses studies often based on faulty associations and protocols conjured up by government and drug companies and endorsed by medical specialty boards. Protocol offers protection even if clinical evidence shows that the protocol is harmful! “Philanthropists” of medical schools have their agendas. i.e. Harvard is endowed and influenced heavily by the Rockefeller empire which also has deep interests in chemical companies, pharmaceutical companies and even in the Central Bank/Federal Reserve Bank. Big money always has a tendency to promote its own agenda and in the case of the medical industry, it has been so quietly done, with the AMA, FDA and US congress gladly lending a “helping” hand, that the average American hasn’t noticed…..until now! See the “Service Menu with Prices” button for details on pricing.

Written by: Ray Bessette