Do you approach a new week with the best intentions? And then as the week starts and things get busy and difficult, you become full of excuses for not doing what you said we were going to do?

Perhaps we call our excuses ‘good reasons’, so that we don’t feel so bad about following through. But at the end of the day they are just excuses.

Whether it’s goals of getting to the gym, eating better, finding time for a walk, going to bed earlier, waking up earlier to be more productive, you name it, we find excuses for not doing it.

You’ve heard yourself say it: I didn’t because I was just too busy at work, I didn’t because I was too tired, I didn’t because I got caught up in a meeting…and so it goes. And before you know it, another week where you didn’t accomplish what you wanted to goes by and we do it all over again.

So why do we make so excuses to things we say we want? Generally it’s because we haven’t placed enough importance on our wants and we get tangled up in our ingrained habits that are easy and familiar, we don’t have to think about it, we just do it.

But as the saying goes: “You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it” – Charles Buxton

So how do we break free from making so many excuses? Here’s 5 tips that will help:

1) Think of your success as affecting more than just yourself: Often we think of our goals as affecting us alone, but the reality is that we don’t live in a bubble, so whatever we do in our lives impacts others in our lives, especially those closest to us. Think about how much taking care of yourself with exercise and good food impacts those around you: would you be more energetic, more focused, happier and more positive around your kids, partner, friends, coworkers? Would you also be an amazing example for them?

2) Stop blaming others. This is something we all do when things get hard. We start blaming everything and everyone in our lives except taking responsibility for our own choices. For example, do you remember ever using your kids, your boss, your partner, your commute, your alarm… as an excuse for not doing something you said you were going to do? There is something powerful that happens when you commit to taking full responsibility for not doing what you said you would.

3) Visualize your success. This is huge, but most people don’t take advantage of it. What you want always need to align with our actions, if it doesn’t we will continue to struggle. How can we say we want to be fit and then continue to skip our workouts? How can we say we want to eat healthier and never go grocery shopping or continue choosing burgers and fries for every meal? t’s just not possible!

Close your eyes and ask: what version of myself do I want to be today? What does that version of me look like? What choices does that person make? What does that that version of me feel? Visualize yourself going through the motions that bring you closer to success and the visualize accomplishing your goals.

4) Set small goals. Don’t attempt to change everything in your life in one week. Most of us don’t do well with this approach. It only ends in frustration because you have gone way beyond your comfort zone without allowing yourself to see the fruits of your efforts, and you end up giving up before you can even see them. Instead, commit to 1 change per week and once you’ve implemented that and feel that it is doable, give yourself a new challenge to take on.

5) Stop comparing yourself to others. We are all guilty of this, and it is so damaging! We all have a different history, had a different upbringing, experienced different things and therefore what comes easily for you may not come easy for me and vice versa. You also have no idea where the person that you are comparing yourself to came from or how long they may have struggled to get to where they are today. Focus on you alone and celebrate every small win, because every small win is actually a stepping stone for something greater!

I hope that some of these resonated with you and they help you take more action!

Much love,


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Hey BBBC family! My name is Karsten Dickie and I am a coach at King West Best Body Bootcamp.

Growing up I was very involved in sports. I played competitive volleyball, basketball and hockey. I was always fascinated with how the body works, nutrition, strength training and anything that involved athletics. Applying my knowledge I noticed improvement of my health, energy and body transformation which then had me hooked on weight training. That’s when I knew I wanted to help impact people’s lives and share my knowledge about exercise, mobility and nutrition to help achieve their goals.

I received my diploma from Algonquin College for Fitness & Health Promotion and I have been doing group training for six years now. Additionally, I’ve trained hockey teams, volleyball teams, large event groups, and one-on-one training.

I’m passionate about enhancing the health, fitness and overall well-being of clients. With my skills and knowledge, I help clients achieve their goals in and out of the gym.

Outside of training I like to do yoga, read, play team sports, and spend time with my friends and family.


Algonquin College Fitness & Health Promotion
CanFitPro PTS
Lucas Parker Barbell Cycling


Hey there!
I’m Andy Randhawa, the newest addition to the Best Body Bootcamp family.

You can’t hear my accent while reading this but I’m Australian.
I grew up playing a lot of sports like tennis, basketball, boxing and footy (Aussie rules football) and competed professionally in tennis.

I have transformed bodies for over 12 years and also helped them show it off on stage.

I have an extensive knowledge about training and nutrition which I can apply to my clients to bring them closer their goals.

When I’m not making people sore or make them complain while training I spend my time doing filmmaking, videography and hanging out with friends (I need new ones in Canada).

Look forward to making you get your dream body.


Diploma of Fitness
Bachelors of Exercise Science
BoxFit Level 1&2


My journey in fitness and health began about 15 years ago. Before that, like many of you I struggled with yo-yo dieting, and doing countless hours of cardio just to stay looking slim. Boy I wish I could talk some sense into my past self! But health is a journey and I am so grateful for all of my experiences, which have shaped what I have to offer our members today.
Over the years I have experienced first hand the life changing benefits of incorporating the right kind of exercise into my life. That motivated me to become a personal trainer 15 years ago, and it still continues to motivate me today. I want everyone to be able to to experience what exercise can do for their well being, self confidence and physique.
I used to struggle with my nutrition in a big way, so I completely empathize with you, if this is the hardest part for you when it comes to seeing long term change. I once struggled with eating disorders, followed by any years of a very negative relationship to food, even during my initial years as a personal trainer.

It occurred to me one day that I could not help my clients make changes and make better choices, without first focusing on myself. It was through completing my Holistic Lifestyle Coach Certification that I was able to change my relationship to food and be able to genuinely help clients get closer to their goals.

My increasing passion for nutrition and health led me to become certified as a Health Coach. As a health coach, I am able to help my clients delve deeper into your relationship with food and their health. What lies beneath our patterns and habits is fascinating and when you can tap into that it can have an incredibly powerful impact on our lives, and bring about real change!

These days I leave most of the bootcamp training to our awesome trainers, but I continue to share my passion for nutrition and fitness in our private member facebook group and work on our ever evolving member offerings.

My other passion? I am the luckiest mom to a 9-year-old boy. He keeps me on my toes and I must admit has helped me grow in ways I never thought possible. Together with hubby Roger Nahas, we like to spend plenty of time outdoors, along with the latest family hobby – board games.

When I get me time, I like to do yoga, read, cook, and spend time in nature.

I look forward to having you join us!


Health Coach Certification – Health Coach Institute
C.H.E.K Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 2
C.H.E.K Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 1
Scientific Core Training , C.H.E.K Institute
Program Design, C.H.E.K Institute
Human Kinetics Exercise Anatomy
SPI Advanced Training for General Fitness
SPI Technical Aspects of Strength Training
SPI Nutrition for Sport and Performance
Emergency First Aid & CPR


My journey in fitness and nutrition is a little different than most. You see, I’m a former fat kid! The kid who was a total introvert! I was always the guy who was too embarrassed to take his shirt off at the beach! But I remember the day everything changed for me – I looked in the mirror and wasn’t happy with what I saw. I made the decision to change my body and my life. It was 1999 and I took a before pic and measurements and body fat and I entered the Body for Life Challenge. Over the next 90 days, I completely changed my eating habits, and worked out regularly. I actually was awarded the Canadian Grand Champion for my age category!

I was no longer the fat kid. I looked forward to getting to a beach so I could take my shirt off and I became more outgoing and fun! After seeing the difference it made in my life I decided that I wanted to dedicate my life to helping people realize the amazing benefits of optimal health and fitness.

I started out as most trainers do in your typical gym. After years of working in a gym setting, I was getting disillusioned with how Big Box Gyms operated. I wanted to train people functionally and to make their bodies strong in the movements they used in the real word. I wanted to make working with a highly trained instructor more affordable, and I wanted to make fitness fun because let’s face it; if you are having a blast, it makes it that much easier to stick to it. The result was the launching of Best Body . I have to tell you that although I looked great in the after pic above, the food and exercise plans I followed to get that after pic, hurt me in the long run. It made me look good from the outside but my body was breaking down on the inside. The way I was working out and what I thought was healthy eating was in fact hurting me in the long run. I was over training, taking longer to recover from my workouts, I tore my rotator cuff and had gut issues. Nothing I could do was helping and then I was introduced to a C.H.E.K Holistic Lifestyle Coach who helped me. Turns out I was stressing my body beyond repair and then giving it food that wasn’t helping but was actually stressing my body even more. He made me look at my body and the food I put into it in a totally different way.

That lead me to complete my certification as a C.H.E.K Holistic Lifestyle Coach and we pass that knowledge on and encourage holistic nutrition to our members.

In addition to running the day-to-day operations of Best Body Bootcamp, I also work with individual clients doing fitness training as well as holistic nutrition and lifestyle coaching.

When I’ve got a bit of free time, I spend as much of it as possible with my wife and son, I bike year round, play hockey, practice Tai Chi daily, read & take courses.

I hope to see you soon so we can transform your body and life!


C.H.E.K Golf Performance Specialist
C.H.E.K Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 2
C.H.E.K Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 1
Scientific Core Training , C.H.E.K Institute
C.H.E.K Golf Performance Specialist
C.H.E.K Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 2
C.H.E.K Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 1
Program Design, C.H.E.K Institute
Program Design, C.H.E.K Institute
Scientific Core Training , C.H.E.K Institute

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