Author: Ryan

Reasons why you should bee strength training…

If you only make time for one form of fitness, Strength Training is the most rewarding in terms of returns from the activity…

So, if you’re trying to lose fat…

Strength training is the best activity for fat loss.

That’s right. Strength Training. 

It’s not hiit

It’s not cardio. 

The best activity is not whatever jazzer-conditioning-infrared heated bs you have popping up on the feed this week.

Strength training is not going to make you bulky!

How you eat to recover from it dictates that part!

Your body will not change from your workouts alone–SEE ABOVE.

Invest your fitness for the returns you want!

Strength training is 

Your answer for:

🦴Stronger bones 

💤Better sleep 

🔥Lower mortality rate/ longer play span. 

🤷‍♂️Less anxiety 

🎓Sharper cognition 

🏋️‍♀️Peak performance potential 


LADIES: ‘I don’t want to get bulky!’

GUYS: “I’m not trying to get huge’

These concerns are equal to having a fear of becoming a NASCAR driver if you get your driver’s license. It takes DECADES of dedicated, strategic lifting, eating, resting, and discipline to get BIG from lifting weights. 

Ladies–the most amazing, admirable, aspirational and aesthetically pleasing physiques in the world are made from strength training–not doing hours and hours of cardio/yoga/pilates!

Men-You are not a high schooler anymore. Your ability to maintain, let alone add lean tissue has diminished severely and every year from age 30 on—both males and females lose an average of 1% of their lean tissue per year to sarcopenia–strength training and nutrition is the WAY TO COMBAT THIS! The next best things are so far secondary that they aren’t worth exploring!

(This is not to say that highschoolers don’t need to lift or pay attention to nutrition. In fact, they are/have established eating habits at this point and while youth is on their side, habit formation now is the blueprint for future success. With a good foundation and sound principles to empower decisions, younger lifters can accelerate their results as much or more than adults!)

Learning how to put it all together can be challenging. At BEEfit, we remove the obstacles, provide the training space, the guidance, and you simply show up and attack your program with your coaches guidance! 

Idealized training space–The right equipment, space to utilize it, clean, and community!

Program Design–Proper movements for your goals, body type, capabilities and interest. 

Nutritional Support–We set up sensible guidelines for eating habits–IE nutrition. How? We treat everyone as an athlete that is most interested in the best means of healthy recovery. This means we utilize the experience of helping thousands of people like yourself understand how to approach eating in terms of properly fueling the body for recovery and performance, while aligning habits and goals to produce positive relationships with eating. 

Why do we treat everyone like an athlete?

Sports Nutrition is the new healthy aging…we believe in creating, maintaining, and extending the play span of every individual! We BEE-lieve that the more you utilize your body’s potential, the better you realize it and the more you prolong it!

Where to start? Simply join our gym or contact us today for a FREE consult!

Build a foundation. Here’s a basic blueprint based on recovery rates.

Keep it simple. (48-72 hour rest for 1-2 x week muscles**some muscle groups take longer to recover for some individuals–though recovery rates are impacted by a number of variables beyond genetics, novelty, volume, etc.)

Legs 1-2 x’s per week 

Abs 3-6 x’s per week 

Back 1-2 x’s per week

Chest 1-2 x’s per week

Shoulders 2-3 x’s per week**

Arms 2-3 x’s per week **

** as few as once for some.

Where to spend your time on movements?

Your time should be spent on 1-2 multi joint movements and 1-2 accessory movements per muscle group. Your rep ranges don’t matter as much as intensity, proximity to failure, pre/post workout nutrition, or, most importantly—CONSISTENCY. 

CONSISTENCY is king. Bee consistent. Bee humble. Bee a student of the world. You will bee successful. 















Individual needs will determine program splits, volume, rep ranges (personal responses vary), recovery, modalities/intensifiers, and program management based on schedules for proper athletic performance/goals. 

As we have learned from human history and sports science principles:

Longevity, muscle, performance, and nutrition are intertwined. If you want progress on any of these—you can’t ignore the rest!

Pun intended. 

Rest is important. 7 hours or more! Don’t sleep on that sleep. 

Eat to fuel the body. 

Recognize each meal as an opportunity to provide the body with what it needs for energy, recovery, and optimal functionality. 

Eat to build what you want. 

Building a program for your individual goals doesn’t need to be an expensive headache or an investment in a cookie cutter program that ignores your abilities/equipment access/goals or worse, doesn’t educate you on the ‘whys and what’s’ of the process! 

BEEfit has been working with individuals in person at our gym for half a decade now! Our coaching and training programs are available throughout the world via our app based training platform as well!

The combination of our training studio to produce content and in person coaching, coupled with our training app program helps us provide straightforward, results based training that’s rewarding for physical, mental, and spiritual growth. 

Results come from:

-Intrinsic interest/drive/discipline


-Program adherence (consistency for training-nutrition–EAT–NEAT–etc based on goals).

-There are no shortcuts. 

Just more precise and consistent cuts. 

Do the work that makes you more precise and bee consistent in doing it!

Working out at BEEfit and with a BEEfit coach will accelerate your learning, your results, empower your discipline, and provide you with the framework and guidance to make lifelong progressions in fitness!

Do you know of anyone that is ready to bee their best version in 90 days or less?

Share our information with them/ Join today/ or schedule a FREE consult to determine if we are a good fit for you!

30 Day All-N-One Challenge

We are going to keep it simple here.

For the next 30 days, focus on hydration, getting 4 servings of veggies (2 more since you get 2 in the All-N-1), protein centric eating–knowingly get lean protein at every meal.

What you do:

💧Increase daily water intake—especially first thing. (see apple cider vinegar ritual.) 1 oz per pound of bodyweight goal. 

🥬Daily greens and protein shake (a.m. or p.m. in replacement of a meal)

(get 25 to 40 g of protein in that shake depending on your needs/weight). 

WALK…Break up sedentary habits and increase NEAT with 👇

Eat more protein…why…

It is more filling, burns more calories (TEF), less likely to overeat (compared to carbs and fats), aids in muscle retention/recovery/promotion aka MPS (Muscle Protein Synthesis), and you are likely not getting enough in your diet as it is….Yes we could/can calculate to be even more accurate, but getting that precise when you have had ZERO TO LITTLE adherence to this point, wouldn’t be pointless, but more stressful than beneficial, take more time and likely lessen the likelihood of consistency. Long story short, keep it simple–100 g/ fist sized lean protein source at every meal, OK?

Want to accelerate things without overdoing it?


⏰3 10 minute walks. (preferably after meals.)

A little bit more…daily 5 minute abs in the morning before food…

2 different simple circuits. (Day 1ab, day 2ab, alternate daily: 2-6 days per week)

1a-Reverse crunch x 20 or failure

1b-Russian Twist x 30 seconds or failure

2a-Bicycle Crunch x 30 or failure

2b-Side Plank x 30 seconds or failure

Simple changes that result in healthy fat loss? 10 pounds for most. 


Here’s your first bit of essential reading…

Read this article to better understand your body

Apple Cider vinegar morning ritual👇

Here’s your link for your all in one, and whey smooth! I recommend vanilla (+frozen blueberries for your shake…and add mint sprigs, trust me.)👇 (probably get pre/post vanilla as well and muscle defender for you apple cider vinegar morning ritual–gut health/hydration/recovery)


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Intro to TDEE, what it means and why it matters…

The understanding of the human energy system and how we can manipulate it to exact changes physically, mentally, and spiritually is essential to your health and fitness. Working with an experienced, preferably certified all natural trainer, can put these calculations and other key deductions in the capable mind of a professional that is experienced in the nuances of TDEE, morphological and strength adaptations, recovery principles, stress management, and the gambit of challenges presented by fitness habituation. 

A goal for each individual should not simply be to reap the rewards of these systems, but to understand them and how they can be managed–and the goal of the coach/trainer to convey the information into understandable, accountable, and actionable steps. 

We hope you find this information helpful/useful and if you would like to have a professional guide to help you navigate the nuances of nutrition and training–that is FITNESS–please message us today for your free consultation or if you have any questions! Please enjoy the rest of the article!

TDEE stands for Total Daily Energy Expenditure. It is the total number of calories you burn in a given day. Your TDEE (THE CALORIES YOU BURN) is determined by four key factors:

70% of calories burned by BMR-Basal Metabolic Rate 

15% of calories burned by NEAT-Non Exercise Activity Thermogenesis

10% of calories burned by TEF-Thermic Effect of Food

5% of calories burned by EAT-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis

Defining and understanding these four Factors:

Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR)

Basal metabolic rate refers to the number of calories your body burns each day to keep you alive. BMR does not include physical activity, the process of digestion, or things like walking from one room to another.

Basically, BMR is the number of calories your body would expend in a 24 hour period if all you did was lay in bed all day long. This is the absolute bare minimum of calories it takes to ensure your survival.

Calculating Basal Metabolic Rate

Researchers have developed a number of models for calculating BMR, and one of the most popular ones is the Harris-Benedict Equation, which takes into account age, height, and weight…in the end, it is just an estimate however and is one of the many tools at our disposal to base our decisions around. 

Here’s a step-by-step guide to calculate your BMR using the Harris-Benedict Equation:

  • Women BMR = 655 + (9.6 X weight in kg) + (1.8 x height in cm) – (4.7 x age in yrs)
  • Men BMR = 66 + (13.7 X weight in kg) + (5 x height in cm) – (6.8 x age in yrs)

As an example, let’s take a 30-year-old male named John who is 6 feet tall and weighs 185 lbs.

So, John’s stats converting from imperial units to metric yields:

Age: 30

Height: 6’0” = 72 inches = 182.88cm (to convert inches to centimeters, multiply your height in inches by 2.54)

Weight: 185 lbs = 84.09kg (to convert pounds to kilograms, divide your weight in pounds by 2.2)

Using the Harris-Benedict Equation for men, and plugging the above numbers into the equation gives you:

BMR = 66 + (13.7 x 84.09) + (5 x 182.88) – (6.8 x 30)

BMR = 66 + 1152.03 + 914.4 – 204

BMR = 1928.43

So, as a bare minimum to sustain life and ensure longevity, our example male John would need to consume roughly ~1930 calories.

Thermic Effect of Food (TEF)

When we eat food, our body must expend energy to digest the food we eat. This energy expenditure is referred to as the Thermic Effect of Food, and it involves breaking down the protein, carbohydrates, and fat you consume into the individual amino acids, sugars, and fatty acids that are then absorbed and used to by the body to carry out all of its processes including (but not limited to) building new tissue, synthesizing hormones, producing neurotransmitters, etc.

Research notes that the Thermic Effect of Food generally accounts for 10% of your total daily energy expenditure, but can be slightly higher or lower based on the exact macronutrient composition of your diet.

For example, protein requires more energy to digest than carbohydrates or fat. So, if you’re eating a high protein diet, you will burn more calories, slightly, than if you were to eat the same number of calories, but with a significantly lower amount of protein.

Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis (NEAT)

Non-exercise Activity Thermogenesis (NEAT) constitutes the number of calories expended during daily movement that is not categorized as structured exercise. NEAT includes activities such as walking the dog, moving from one room to another, or taking the stairs to your office.

NEAT is highly variable from one person to another and can play a rather large or small role in your overall TDEE depending on how physically active your job or daily happenings are. For example, a waitress or construction worker will have a significantly greater NEAT than an office worker who sits at a desk for 8 hours of the day and spends 2 hours commuting to and from work.

Thermic Effect of Activity (TEA)

Thermic Effect of Activity is the number of calories burned as a result of exercise (i.e. steady-state cardio, resistance training, HIIT, sprints, CrossFit, etc.). Similar to NEAT, thermic effect of exercise is highly variable from one person to another or even from one day to another for the same person, as the intensity of training, length of the workout, and training frequency all impact your weekly thermic effect of activity.

Your TDEE is the sum of these four factors, so to put the above parameters into a math equation for simplicity sake, calculating TDEE looks a little something like this:


When you add all of these numbers together, you get an estimate of the number of calories you need on a daily basis to maintain your current weight.

Now, let’s take a look at how you can calculate your individual TDEE.

How to Calculate TDEE

Figuring out your total daily energy expenditure begins with calculating your BMR. The reason we’re starting with BMR is that it contributes the biggest portion of your TDEE.

Now, there are a lot of handy calculators readily available on the internet for calculating BMR as well as TDEE. But, the way to truly understand how those fancy calculators work is by understanding the equations powering them.

So, that’s exactly what we’re going to do.

SEE Basal Metabolic Rate (above)

The next step in figuring out TDEE would be to calculate the thermic effect of food as well as the non-exercise and exercise factors. However, these calculations are extremely tedious and the equations to model the caloric expenditure each requires isn’t the most reliable.

Fortunately, you don’t have to spend hours performing more tedious calculations. You don’t even have to use a fitness monitor or rely on those erroneous “Calories Burned” readouts on cardio machines to figure out the rest of the components of your TDEE.

Researchers have determined a set of “activity multipliers, known as the Katch-McArdle multipliers.

To calculate your approximate TDEE, simply multiply these activity factors by your BMR:

  • Sedentary (little to no exercise + work a desk job) = 1.2
  • Lightly Active (light exercise 1-3 days / week) = 1.375
  • Moderately Active (moderate exercise 3-5 days / week) = 1.55
  • Very Active (heavy exercise 6-7 days / week) = 1.725
  • Extremely Active (very heavy exercise, hard labor job, training 2x / day) = 1.9

Going back to our example guy John, let’s assume he trains 3 days per week following a high-frequency full body training program with no additional steady-state cardio or HIIT training during the week. This puts John in the “Moderately Active” category.

To calculate John’s approximate TDEE, multiply his BMR by 1.55. This gives us:

TDEE = 1.55 x BMR

TDEE = 1.55 x 1928.43

TDEE = 2989.07

So, our example guy John needs to consume about 2990 calories each day just to maintain his current weight.

Now, at this point, it’s important we stress that these equations and activity multipliers provide AN ESTIMATE for your daily calorie requirements. That is, your actual TDEE could be a little higher or lower than the number you calculate when you use the formula. But, it should be fairly close, and at the very least, it gives you a rough idea of where to start when figuring out a meal plan and setting macronutrient goals.

Speaking of goals, now let’s look at how you can use your TDEE to enhance your body composition whether it be for muscle gain or fat loss.

Manipulating TDEE for Muscle Gain and Fat Loss

So, how does knowing your TDEE help you gain muscle or lose fat?

While there’s endless debate in the fitness world about the “optimal” way to go about reshaping your body, this much is true:

  • If you want to lose fat, you need to eat fewer calories than your TDEE. Doing so forces your body to draw energy from its fat stores to compensate for the calories you’re not consuming each day. Do this long enough and you will lose weight and body fat
  • If you want to gain muscle mass, you need to eat more calories than your TDEE.To gain weight, you must be in a caloric surplus. Coupled with a rigorous training program following the principles of progressive overload, those extra calories will be put to building new muscle tissue.

Now, let’s see how to put this into practice

For Fat Loss

To lose fat, we typically recommend that using a caloric deficit of 20%. Once again using John as an example, if he wanted to cut fat, his caloric intake would be:

20% of TDEE = 0.20 x 2990 = 598

Daily calorie intake for weight loss: 2990 – 598 = 2,392 calories

At a 598 daily calorie deficit, John would lose a little over 1 pound per week, as 1 pound of fat equals approximately 3500 calories.

Now that we have the caloric intake needed for fat loss, we need to set John’s macros.

Protein: 1 gram per pound of bodyweight

Fat: 0.3 – 0.5 grams per pound of bodyweight

Carbohydrates: The number of calories remaining after protein and fat requirements are met.

Going back to our example guy John his daily macros, while eating at a 20% caloric deficit, would be:

  • Protein: 1g / lb x 185 lbs = 185g (Calories = 185g x 4 calories / g of protein = 740)
  • Fat:5g / lb x 185 lbs = 92.5g (Calories = 92.5g x 9 calories / g of fat = 832.5)Note: Fat can range from 0.3-0.5 grams per pound of bodyweight. Adjust up or down based on your own dietary preferences. If you enjoy eating a higher fat diet, use the 0.5g/lb multiplier, and if you enjoy a higher carb, lower fat diet use 0.3g/lb.
  • Carbs are determined by subtracting your protein and fat calories from the daily calorie total, then dividing by 4 to get the number of carbs you eat per day (as each gram of carbohydrate contains 4 calories). Calories left after removing protein and fat Calories = 2,392 – 740 – 832.5 Calories alloted for carbohydrate = 819.5 (which we’ll round up to 820 for simplicity)Now, divide 820 by 4 to get the total grams of carbohydrates John needs to consume each day:820 / 4 = 205g Carbohydrates

Therefore, John would consume the following macronutrient profile to lose fat while preserving lean muscle mass:

Protein: 185g

Fats: 92.5g

Carbohydrates: 205g

Eating at this calorie level should have John losing a little over one pound per week. Now, remember, the TDEE and BMR calculations are estimates. If you find, after performing your own calculations, that you’re not losing weight, then remove another 100 calories from your daily calorie intake and assess progress over the next 2 weeks.

If however, you find yourself losing more than 2 pounds per week, add 100 calories back into your diet. While it might seem great, losing too much weight too fast typically results in muscle loss as well, which is not what you want in the least.

Now, let’s look at how to manipulate TDEE for gaining muscle.

Muscle Gain

Gaining weight, and preferably muscle, requires consuming more calories than your body expends on a daily basis. When combined with a structured resistance training program, a caloric surplus provides the essential nutrients needed to optimize performance and build muscle.

For the longest time, it was preached that in order to get big, you had to eat big too. But, as sports nutrition has developed over the years, lifters and researchers alike have learned that the surplus needed to build lean muscle tissue isn’t as huge as we were once led to believe.

Simply put, the body can synthesize a finite amount of muscle tissue at any given time. That means that eating substantially more than what is required to build new muscle just leads to excess fat gain. Therefore, the trick to minimizing fat gain while trying to build muscle is to use a moderate calorie surplus, giving your body just enough to grow bigger, stronger, and faster, without getting fatter. This approach to muscle gain is known today as lean bulking.

To build muscle and limit fat gain, you need to consume roughly 200-300 calories above your TDEE.

So, using our example guy John again, whose TDEE was 2990. He would need to consume between 3190-3290 calories consistently day in and day out to gain muscle.

When undertaking a mass gaining phase, most coaches recommend that you get your surplus calories from carbohydrates, as they fuel performance in training, enhance recovery, and prevent muscle breakdown. They also help raise insulin levels, which is great for shuttling nutrients into your muscles cells needed for repair and growth.

But, if you find you enjoy more fat in your diet, you can feel free to get the extra 200-300 calories from fat or any mix of protein, carbohydrates, and fat. There’s no set in stone ideal ratio for gaining muscle once your minimums are taken care of.

Now, if you find that you are not gaining at least 0.25 lb/week, add another 100 calories to the daily caloric intake. If, however, you’re gaining over 1 lb per week, reduce your calorie intake by 100-200 calories. Gaining too much weight too fast usually means that you’re gaining a good bit of fat in addition to muscle, which means you’re eventually going to have to spend more time cutting later on in your fitness journey.


**training only accounts for 5% of the calories you burn= you are not going to out train a bad diet and if you are ineffective with your training–you are missing out on a window of opportunity…however, Your BMR accounts for much greater net calories–there your LEAN tissue and daily activity levels (non exercise) have more impact on your BMR–however, they are interelated. IE, 185 lb male with 10% body fat burns a lot more calories than the 185 lb male with 20% body fat.

**To build muscle and limit fat gain, you need to consume roughly 200-300 calories above your TDEE.

**Your TDEE is the sum of these four factors, so to put the above parameters into a math equation for simplicity sake, calculating TDEE looks a little something like this:


**you are more likely to under recover then you are to overtrain.

**”Workouts” alone are not effective for morphological changes/adaptations.

**Working with an experienced, preferably certified all natural trainer, can put these calculations and other key deductions in the capable mind of a professional that is experienced in the nuances of TDEE, morphological and strength adaptations, recovery principles, stress management, and the gambit of challenges presented by fitness habituation.

Total daily energy expenditure is the number of calories your body burns in a given day taking everything into account from sleep to digestion to exercise. TDEE calculators offer a way for you to figure out a close approximation to the actual number of calories you burn in a day, which you can then use to structure a diet for building muscle or burning fat.

Through proper manipulation and application of your TDEE, you have the power to reshape your body in your own ideal image and never ever have to settle for another cookie cutter meal plan or diet protocol. When knowing how many calories you need to eat for muscle gain or fat loss, you can eat the foods you enjoy while adhering to the calorie and macronutrient goals you set.


  1. Tappy, L. (1996). Thermic effect of food and sympathetic nervous system activity in humans. Reproduction, Nutrition, Development, 36(4), 391–397.

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Benefit from my extensive investments into health and fitness and heed the advice I provide and I am here to answer your supplement questions!

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The Active Multivitamin is your insurance here.

Pair this with the SuperOmega and you have some much needed nutrient support that will help you get more benefits from your diet, have better energy, better recovery from exercise/stress/life.

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The next important supplement is to pick your protein. Most of us need to supplement protein into our diets because we aren’t getting enough from food alone, the cost of protein is too high, and/or the digestion rates for protein sources can make it difficult to get the timing down.

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All these ‘Protein’ products are used for that means–to supplement daily protein needs. If you don’t or can’t get it from food–supplement it.

As I mentioned–timing, digestibility and your bodies ability to derive the nutrients from the food source plays largely into your decisions on supplementation.

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Listed in order of importance…ask me if you have any questions.

dotFIT stacks


Essential Stack (Good for all-even if NOT training)

Active MMV (AM and PM with food)

SuperOmega (once daily with food)

WheySmooth (In shakes for meal replacement, or as a pre/post protein option) —get pre/post formula if need carbs.

Creatine —either formula from dotFIT (more expensive is for hard training)

**can replace MMV, Omega, Antioxidant, and probiotics with the ALL-n-one from dotFIT

Youth Stack

Active MMV (AM and PM with food)

SuperOmega (once daily with food)

First String or- Pre/Post Protein powder

dotBARS (snacks)

Essential Plus

Active MMV (AM and PM with food)

SuperOmega (once daily with food)

AminoFormula (Pre and post workout–and as needed)


Creatine —either formula from dotFIT (more expensive is for hard training)

Pre/Post Protein powder

Muscle Defender (Post workout and before bed).

Workout Extreme (pre workout energy, energy & coffee replacement)

**can replace MMV, Omega, Antioxidant, and probiotics with the ALL-n-one from dotFIT

Pro Stack

Active MMV (AM and PM with food)

SuperOmega (once daily with food)

AminoFormula (Pre and post workout–and as needed)


Pre/Post Protein powder

Muscle Defender (Post workout and before bed).

Workout Extreme (pre workout energy, energy & coffee replacement)

NO7Rage (extra energy for lifts–workout extreme can be taken on a fast). Do not combine with workout extreme unless you have a high caffeine tolerance (stay under 400mg caffeine).

Creatine XXXL (Pre and post workout) (Creatine —either formula from dotFIT (more expensive is for hard training)

Joint Flex (Am & Pm before meals)

dotBARS (snacks)

**can replace MMV, Omega, Antioxidant, and probiotics with the ALL-n-one from dotFIT

Please let me know if you have any questions. 

Please remember your oath to clean up the equipment that you use and replace it to its proper location.

Let me know if you have any questions…I would strongly encourage you to attend one of our group training classes and to get on some form of a program for structure. 


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Tim completing some dumbbell skull crushers for a tricep muscle engagement as Kyle transitions from one movement to another during our Small Group Personal Training Class–this class if available 5 days per week, am and pm–read about it in our course descriptions!
To get a real “Newbie” experience, coach Ryan tried a country line dancing class…hear his reaction.

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Our personal training classes are especially helpful at establishing the fitness habit.


Accountability and movements/program modified for the individual.

Working with professional helps avoid common mistakes and guides the student to focus on recovery, longterm progress and sustainability.

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Direction–you know what to do, why we are doing it, the benefits, and all the nuances that tie together.

Nutritional Guidance: THIS is where we separate ourselves even more from other trainers, gyms, etc. We guide you through the nebula of nutrition, working with you to create your understanding of the human energy system, eating to fuel your body for activity and recovery, and ultimately establishing a positive relationship with food and nutrition.

By following our specially designed program, you are guided along a 12 week program with 3 periods or intervals of 4 week training blocks–each one more progressively challenging than the last–all with the coaching from your trainer in person and though the support app that also functions as your training log. The app is like your trainer in your pocket! The entire program is laid out and explained in the app–with succinct videos, two-way communication with the coach (not some bot/newbie), and a training log! The training log doesn’t just track your reps and sets. It monitors your progress, tracks your goals, adds accountability, shares your work with your trainer, adds an extra layer of motivation in the ‘you’ vs. ‘you’ progression day-to-day. And, you get digital stickers for various achievements–now you’re in, right?!

But there are more ways to train here at BEE fit.

That is just one of our training options.

Other options?


Just do a regular membership and go. We’d recommend meeting with our resident all natural professional bodybuilder, owner, and lead coach to maximize the use of the gym and your body–but that’s up to you! We just expect you to treat fellow gym members and the equipment with the utmost respect and courtesy!

Each new member gets a PERSONAL TRAINING CLASS FOR FREE (we can use this hour to discuss goals/do the class/do just a muscle group). Message to schedule your time after joining!

So yes, we offer One on One personal training and you get access to all the knowledge and awesome tools!

Email to consult/schedule

Other ways we are offering training:

Youth Athletic Performance program: BEE ELITE (February 2024 Launch)–one on one youth training available immediately!

This is an 8 week program to prepare and prime young athletes for peak athletic performance.


We will cover two four week blocks of training.

Emphasis on explosive movement patterns, technique, training balance/log booking–learning how to train for life!

Nutritional Component: We not only provide a personalized plan for every BEE ELITE athlete, we have ongoing education, seminars, supplement bar, online support, and more resources so every athlete knows how to fuel, refuel, and recover properly so they can perform at their best!


Everyone should train/eat/recover like an athlete!

We can all learn and discover with and from each other!

MORE ways to train:

-55+ training groups!! Strength training is the BEST anti aging tool! Train safe and wisely with a trainer designed and led program with your buddies!

-One on One Personal Training with one of our trainers! Message us for a FREE consult!

The sooner you start strength training regularly–the sooner you offset the clock and extend the time in your prime!

It is better to be the oldest person in the weight room than the youngest in the nursing home…

ON that note–we want to enable every individual with the right information for the goal and body! There are principles at play and nutritional science to heed for each of us.

With over 20 years experience in fitness education, nutrition, strength training, and athletics–the variety of clients I (Coach Ryan) have been fortunate to work with has created a global approach to training that encompasses all the details in the order of priority that makes the best sense on an individual basis.

Our gym and training systems continue to expand.

We offer consultation for home gyms and commercial space gyms–IE, apartments, Air BNB, Hotels.

Our training team is ever expanding as well–If you are a talented trainer that is interested in renting out space from BEEfit, contact us today for a consult!

More exciting news coming soon!!!

In the meantime, if you are thinking about joining, do so today before rates increase on December 1st, 2023!

(See the JOIN tab on main page)

Let’s BEEfit before the New Year!

Ugly Xmas Sweater, 12 stations of Christmas Event 12.23!!! More details coming soon!

Turkey burn 2023

1-2 people per station

Three rounds per station.

30 seconds of work (work your tail feathers off!)

20 seconds of rest (don’t get cold though, turkey) 

Timer will chime each time, Coach will pause for us to rotate. 

Rotation from 1 to 2 to 3, wherever you start from just go one number down: 10 goes to one–everyone have fun and earn them seconds, thirds, fourths?! 


2-hiit mill (walk backwards)

3-Assault bike (beat your partner)

4-Slam ball 

5-Sled push

6-plank walk

7-Terra Core turkey lateral hop

8-turkey pass (Med ball dinner pass)

9-Trx jump squat 

10-mini band wall crawl 

Ryan’s Protein Pancake Recipe

53g Kodiak Cake Protein Pancake mix

33g dotFIT Pre/Post Chocolate (½ a serving)

32g PB fit Powder

12g dotFIT All Natural WheySmooth

–Stir with water and cook on a preheated griddle with light coconut oil

*Top with 

–Syrup and Berries (measured to desired carb needs): Low Sugar syrup and Frozen blueberries (or strawberries–2 favored low carb and high antioxidant frozen fruits=value, nutrients, flavor). 

-EXTRA PB option!! I will measure out precise amount of essential fats from all natural peanut butter (Adam’s) and spread between the two pancakes that this recipe yields. (10-32g depending on daily needs).

dotFIT is the only brand of Supplementation I trust, use, and recommend to my clients, family, friends, and loved ones. I DO NOT RECOMMEND  mass market supplements/Costco supplement products/Super$hittySupplement stores/ GNC PED factory, Amazon et al, and in fact, adamantly ADVISE AGAINST the mass market products peddled in these consumer channels. There is 0.0 regulation in the mass market and an NSF certified for Sport certification is the only good validation we have in the US–and you won’t find that on ANY PRODUCTS sold at Costco and most that you can find in the mass market are under-forumulated and overpriced–if available at all. 

You are utilizing supplements to make up for vitamins and nutrients not present in your diet. If you are patching nutritional holes and needs with inferior nutrients–you really should not expect good results. Likewise, dependent on your goal, utilizing intelligent supplementation will have a large influence on your progress. Fuel and Recovery: Your supplements support your nutrition and align with your goals. Depending on if you are trying to lose fat, promote muscle, or simply get larger–Supplementation will aid in your efforts to restrict calories appropriately/help incur a calorie surplus, recover properly, get the nutrients not available to you through your daily diet (Creatine, Omega, key antioxidants, D3–and a variety of key nutrients not available in the average western civilization diet)…the research and development team at dotFIT has established a holistic and synergistic line of supplements that will help you optimize your health.

Link to dotFIT store:

Essential Stack (Good for all-even if NOT training)

Active MMV (AM and PM with food)

SuperOmega (once daily with food)

WheySmooth (In shakes for meal replacement, or as a pre/post protein option) —get pre/post formula if need carbs.

Creatine —either formula from dotFIT (more expensive is for hard training)

**can replace MMV, Omega, Antioxidant, and probiotics with the ALL-n-one from dotFIT

Youth Stack

Active MMV (AM and PM with food)

SuperOmega (once daily with food)

First String or- Pre/Post Protein powder

dotBARS (snacks)

Essential Plus

Active MMV (AM and PM with food)

SuperOmega (once daily with food)

AminoFormula (Pre and post workout–and as needed)


Creatine —either formula from dotFIT (more expensive is for hard training)

Pre/Post Protein powder

Muscle Defender (Post workout and before bed).

Workout Extreme (pre workout energy, energy & coffee replacement)

**can replace MMV, Omega, Antioxidant, and probiotics with the ALL-n-one from dotFIT

Pro Stack

Active MMV (AM and PM with food)

SuperOmega (once daily with food)

AminoFormula (Pre and post workout–and as needed)


Pre/Post Protein powder

Muscle Defender (Post workout and before bed).

Workout Extreme (pre workout energy, energy & coffee replacement)

NO7Rage (extra energy for lifts–workout extreme can be taken on a fast). Do not combine with workout extreme unless you have a high caffeine tolerance (stay under 400mg caffeine).

Creatine XXXL (Pre and post workout) (Creatine —either formula from dotFIT (more expensive is for hard training)

Joint Flex (Am & Pm before meals)

dotBARS (snacks)

**can replace MMV, Omega, Antioxidant, and probiotics with the ALL-n-one from dotFIT

Going on this month at BEEfit!

⛑️Skagit county fitness first responder contest launch— culmination competition in January!

🏋️‍♀️Ongoing enrollment in our Personal training group class! Our patented program that combines strength training, Bodybuilding, conditioning, mobility, nutritional support, and ongoing guidance, is available five days per week! The course comes with a training app that includes a logbook, in house produced training videos, detailed explanations, periodized training programs, personal trainer at every class, meal guide updated every month, community support, and more!

⏰Personal training available by appointment. When you train four times or more in a month, we design a training app for you free of charge! That is an 8 to 12 week program that you can continue to follow! Our personal training is available for one to 15 individuals at a time! So you can book with a buddy, sign up for team training, the training options are endless!

🏠BEEfit Home gym design, and program implementation! Work with the BEEfit Professional training team, to design and implement a home gym training program! This program comes with our training app to support your development! We can even come to your home and help train you there (service area dependent).

🕺🏻Coach Ryan Bodybuilding Performances:

-Contest prep for Northwest — auburn at Muckleshoot Casino 

championships and the WNBF pro men’s physique world championship— Federal Way at the performance art center!

👉We compete at the highest levels of all natural Bodybuilding, so we can bring you the highest levels of experience, discipline, and be at the forefront of all natural sports nutrition and performance!

BEEfit: Muscle, performance, fat loss

🟩 General Access 

🟨Personal Training 

🟧Group Personal Training 

🟥Youth training Program (Summer)

🟦Teen Strength Team Program (Year Round)

🟪BEEfit training App—available everywhere!

🐝Personal training Class times:

✅M-f 6-7am

✅T,w,Th 530-7pm

🐝 general access 24/7 

Or Message us at 

Bee your best version!

What is BEEfit ?

BEEfit is more than just an optimal training facility for an all natural bodybuilder, athlete, and really anybody looking to make the most out of their body. 

BEEfit is the training philosophy, principles, programs, specialized group training programs, youth training programs as young as four, and all the way until they’re adults, and yes,

They are all w the same curriculum w different classes and they are eof course, personal training and programs for  everyone else! 

We specialize in all natural Bodybuilding, injury recovery, youth training, strength training, geriatric training, sports performance, nutrition, and mobility. How do you specialize in that many things? You spend your lifetime in fitness and you learn and you keep learning, and you keep learning, and then you get even hungrier for learning, and you learn even more! That is part of how you bee relentless!

BEEfit training is available in person at our gym and we can coach you through our training app wherever you are! Our specialized programs can be tailored to exactly your needs, goals, and modified around the equipment you have and any injuries/restrictions you’re working with!

Following a program is the way to build consistency, avoid plateaus/injuries, build, intrinsic value, create a long lasting fitness habit, and to keep going once you get to your goals!

Are you ready to BEEfit?


Skagit county fittest first responder contest, by BEEfit!

Eligible for all LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIRE FIGHTERS, EMTs from Skagit County!

Rules: Enter 30 days or more before the 1/27/24 contest finale! What do you do? Display your athletic strength and prowess that propels you to be the fittest first responder! We will meet at BEEfit training facility for the finale to do the following lifts: 

Back Squat, Deadlift, Floor press, then we do a Pull up competition–5 minute max number, 1 mile run!

Entry: $20


Help make Skagit County home to the fittest group of first responders in the state! How?

Provide platform for recognition of the areas First Responders while also providing motivation for health and fitness progression, instruction, and access to equipment and systems for their advancement.

Competition/EVALUATION DAY – 

1/27/2024 @ BEEfit

AM Weigh in and that is the amount you lift for:

# of reps in 5 minutes for each lift:

1-Back Squat, # of reps in 5 minutes


3-Floor press

ALL LIFTS done and then you run–90 minute window for performance per competitor–hence why registration ahead of time is needed and day of check-ins important.

Then we do:

4-Pull up comp–5 minute max number

5-1 mile run –Done last

10 points each event/round for winner, 9 for second…(top 10 get 10-1 points)

Training: FREE w/ regular membership! Tuesday and Thursday nights 530 pm and discounted access to BEEfit and discounted PT rates!

How to sign up? Questions?


Gym Enrollment: “join” tab–input employer for discount sourcing