A Personal Fathers Day Message from Bill Phillips

I’m writing to wish all the Dads out there a Happy and Healthy Father’s Day and I also have a personal message to share with everyone who cares about and loves their family. (I posted this story last year and I was so inspired by the changes some of you fathers made since then. I hope it helps motivate a few more fathers this year–you are all VERY important people and your family needs you more than you know so please, take care of yourself, for them!)

Unfortunately my Dad passed away 10 years ago—he was just over 60 and had so many more years of life ahead of him. My Dad was my business partner and my best friend. When I started the company MET-Rx, then EAS, Muscle Media, and Body-for-LIFE, my Dad was in my office every day telling jokes and giving me key insight, legal and business advice (he was a lawyer and had his MBA in his early 20’s even though he had three kids by the time he was just out of high school).

His name was also Bill Phillips—his friends called him “BP” and I called him Dad. He never got too caught up in work and never really stressed out about it. To him being successful just meant he had enough money to pay the bills and enough time to relax and go fly fishing or go hiking often in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Make no mistake; a great deal of the success I enjoyed in my previous companies was because of my Dad. He taught me how to work hard, work smart, how to push myself to reach meaningful goals… he taught me how to find the best rivers and streams to fly fish and how to appreciate and enjoy nature. He tried to help keep me humble and grounded during my most successful years at EAS but those lessons took me a little longer to learn and probably didn’t set in until after he was gone. My Dad was a great man who lived a simple, smart, unassuming life. I miss him very much, especially today. Yet I am very grateful for all the years we had and I know the best thing I can do to honor him is to move forward and live a good, productive, and balanced life.

Knowing what it’s like to lose my Dad unexpectedly, and long before his time, gives me extra passion and determination to help other Fathers transform their health so their family doesn’t have to go through the pain and grief that comes with losing a loved one to a preventable disease. It’s sad but true: more than 3,000 Dads have already died this weekend from heart disease alone. Most of those deaths were preventable by a few basic lifestyle changes. For over thirty years I’ve been teaching men and women from all walks of life how to incorporate an intelligent and practical exercise, nutrition, and fitness program into their way of living. It’s not a diet, a fad, a silly gimmick like so much of what is out there on TV commercials and internet marketing schemes today. My method is based on a bedrock of scientific truth, medical research, and thousands of hours of real-word experience and application. The most up to date version of the program I teach at my Transformation Fitness and Research Center in Golden, Colorado is called “Health for LIFE” (it’s also the name of a new book I’m working on… think of it as Body-for-LIFE 3.0). It has already helped countless numbers of people lose the unhealthy bodyfat (from 25 lbs up to 150 lbs.) while gaining energy and muscle strength. But it’s not just the outward appearance that dramatically changes in our clients and students… the main benefit of the Health for LIFE plan is that you will very likely live longer — you’ll enjoy greater quality and quantity of life! Physicians even follow my program to reduce their own risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and certain forms of cancer which are lifestyle related.

Now of course, none of us have a guarantee that we will live through our 80’s and even longer. In my Father’s case, he contracted an incurable and rare form of lung disease (which went undetected and dormant for decades) from environmental toxin (not too dissimilar from asbestos) that he was exposed to working in a factory as a teenager. The important thing to realize is that even though there are no absolute guarantees in life, far too many Fathers are dying of illnesses that could be prevented with exercise and healthy eating. Please, if you have loved ones that depend on you, don’t wait until it’s too late to change your body and life. The best time to get well is before you get sick and that is the message I’ve dedicated my life to sharing. If you’re overweight, have unhealthy habits, if you’ve been procrastinating and putting off your efforts to get back on track with your health and fitness, please don’t wait any longer! Set a goal to lose 25 to 35 lbs. this summer while strengthening your muscles, improving your heart health, and cutting your risk of dying of a preventable illness in half.

A half hour of exercise 5 days a week – a combination of strength training and aerobics – will produce excellent results if you stick with it. And the key to eating right, as I explained in my book Body-for-LIFE, is to eat a balance of quality protein foods, healthy carbohydrates, fruits and vegetables. Eat smaller meals more frequently and drink plenty of water throughout the day. Take your vitamins, Creatine, Omega-3’s and a quality protein supplement to help you get better health improvements faster. Connect with others who are making healthy changes in their lives and most of all, please realize that other people need you and love you and your family is counting on you to be there. You have to take care of yourself – it’s one of the most important things you can do for others (it’s not selfish but rather self-less!). If you’re a parent, you have a tremendous responsibility to live a healthy lifestyle. We want you around for many, many years… far into the future! It does take some work to be healthy but the rewards are more than worth it.

Last but not least, I just want to say to my Dad: Thank You, I Love You, I miss you and I know that someday (not real soon, but someday) I’ll see you again.

Very Sincerely,
Bill Phillips

P.S. And by the way, if your Father is still here be sure to contact him right away and let him know how much he is loved and appreciated today. Don’t let the important things go unsaid. You never know for sure if you’ll get a second chance.

Bill Phillips joins Sport Supplement Industry Giant MusclePharm

From CNN Business News Today:

Author of Body-for-LIFE and Former CEO/Owner of EAS Performance Nutrition Bill Phillips Joins MusclePharm 

MusclePharm Corporation (otcqb:MSLP), a scientific, performance-lifestyle sports nutrition company announces fitness and bodybuilding pioneer Bill Phillips joining MusclePharm (a public company with estimated annual revenue of $170 million) as Strategic Advisor and Chief Editor of Content. Mr. Phillips is one of the most credible voices in the world on fitness and brings with him three decades of experience and knowledge in the nutritional and supplement field and a proven leader in science-based products. As a part of his scope, Mr. Phillips will also develop with MusclePharm a program aimed at the over 40 demographic. This is expected to be launched by early 2016.

MusclePharm has set the standard in the industry with its commitment to the science and quality of its products. With Mr. Phillips as Chief Editor of content, he will help position the Company as a thought leader through an educational and motivational platform making fitness more accessible to everyone. This will allow the Company to better empower their customers to change their health. As a part of his educational platform, he will work closely with the Company and MP’s Sports Science Institute (MPSSI) providing educational content on all of its multi-media platforms.

Bill Phillips“I am honored and excited to join the MusclePharm Team for two primary reasons; first, I believe in their vision, and next, because of my previous experience as the CEO of EAS, I am confident I can offer key insight that will help MusclePharm reach its incredible potential,” said Bill Phillips, author of New York Times best seller Body-for-LIFE which has sold over six million copies worldwide.

In addition, Mr. Phillips will be Strategic Advisor to the CEO and the Executive Team. With his proven experience, he will provide advice and counsel as the company continues on its growth trajectory and is now entering its next stage of growth. “Bill Phillips is one of the most credible voices in fitness coupled with his expertise in the science-based nutritional products business, he will be an asset to the company as we move to our next stage of growth,” said Brad Pyatt, founder and CEO of MusclePharm. “When I first founded MusclePharm, I viewed Bill Phillips as a mentor on how to build a company committed to helping people live healthier lives through science-based, quality products. I am looking forward to working with Bill as we expand to new customers who are looking to transform their lives.”

“At MusclePharm, we believe that everyone is an athlete,” added Mr. Pyatt. “Working with Bill Phillips, we will broaden our base to many more consumers who want to get into shape. We will be there to help bring out their inner-athlete and be a partner in their journey to live happier and healthier lives.”

Bill Phillips’ background in the fitness and supplement business and his years spent as the CEO and owner of EAS give him insight and strategies that he will share with MusclePharm’s young and ambitious management team. He will help maximize the company’s growth and profitability as it continues to set the standard in quality and science-based products. Mr. Phillips turned EAS into a company that succeeded in helping people and succeeded financially as a corporation.

“I feel at home here at MusclePharm because they share my same vision, which is to advance the science of sports supplements and health for the benefit of athletes and fitness enthusiasts everywhere,” added Mr. Phillips.

Bill Phillips speaks to a new market for MusclePharm with those seeking not only a better body, but a better quality of life, greater longevity, and increased energy. He will focus on motivating and inspiring people from all walks of life to get off the sidelines and back into the game. He believes that fitness is the best medicine, especially for men and women over 40 years old.

For more on Billl Phillips, please go to: http://www.musclepharm.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Bill-Phillips-Fact-Sheet.pdf

About Bill Phillips: Bill Phillips is one of the major pioneers of the bodybuilding and fitness industry and the true godfather of modern sports supplementation, as we know it today. Mr. Phillips is the author of Body-for-LIFE which has sold over 6 million copies worldwide, and spent more than five years on the New York Times Best Sellers List. Body-for-LIFE brought millions of people to strength training for the first time. Phillips also authored New York Times Best Selling Books: Eating for Life, Body for Life Success Journal, and Transformation. Mr. Phillips was the CEO and owner of EAS Performance Nutrition, which introduced the fitness world to breakthrough products including: creatine, HMB, CLA, Whey Protein, L-glutamine, Myoplex, etc

http://www.musclepharm.com

From Before to After to A Whole New Life

Great day today! I got to workout with my friend George at our fitness Transformation Center. I have attached a ‘before photo’ of George which was when he first came in to workout with me three years ago. He lost almost 150 lbs in about a year (with healthy eating and exercise–no diets or extreme measures). I have also included a photo of George and I from today (June 7, 2015) and one of us working out this afternoon. George hasn’t gone backwards at all… he is going forward, with healthy eating and an active life. He has not gained any weight back. At 6’4″ and 225 lbs he is fit and is able to get on with doing fun things in life… he is a competitive ballroom dancer now and a good tennis player too. George turns 25 tomorrow… Happy Birthday George and keep going strong! Your Friend, Bill Phillips

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24 FREE Nutrition Shakes (while supplies last!)

RIGHT nutrition shake inventory update: We will run out of Chocolate RIGHT in in the next 12-24 hours. We should have more by summer. We have enough Vanilla RIGHT to fill orders for about 4 more days. If you need to stock up, NOW is the time! =)
 
+++ If you have recently stocked up on RIGHT complete nutrition shakes or STRONGEVITY Rx please disregard this message. I am sending this quick message to make sure all of our VIP Customers get this news so they don’t run out of their favorite supplements over the next month. ~Bill Phillips
+++ If you do need to stock up on RIGHT shakes, remember that we give you 24 servings FREE (2 bottles at 12 servings each, valued at $70) when you order 8. We also add to your order, for FREE, a 30-serving bottle of STRONGEVITY Rx, our cellular energy supplement, valued a $50. That’s $120 worth of FREE supplements when you stock up with 8 bottles of chocolate and/or vanilla RIGHT. Offer valid only while supplies last. (You won’t see your bottle of FREE STRONGEVITY Rx on the invoice but I will personally make sure that it is shipped right away with your order of RIGHT.)
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To Care for others, You must Care for Youself!

People care about you and count on you. Friends, family, and co-workers need you even more than you might realize. And in times of crisis, or unexpected adversity, you’ll be needed even more. It’s important to realize that the extent to which you can care for and help others will be determined by how much you care for yourself. If your energy is low, and you’re feeling weak and aren’t living up to your potential, you may be inadvertently hurting others as well. Likewise, if you are healthy, strong, and have energy to spare, you will be able to reach out and lift others up. A healthy lifestyle which includes physical fitness, balanced eating, and practicing positive mindset will improve your physical and mental strength each and every day. If life has gotten in the way, and you find yourself off track, recommit to fitness and health with the understanding that this is one of the best things you can do to help not just yourself, but those around you! ~Bill Phillips

It’s What You Do Most of the Time, Not Some of the Time, that Shapes You

Today I want to share something that I would like you to keep in mind: No one is perfect. We all make mistakes. Therefore, no one can follow any of my health and fitness programs ‘perfectly.’ Even I miss a workout and meals from time to time, and even my plans sometimes get interrupted by traffic jams, delayed airline flights, meetings that take longer than expected, and even over sleeping. But those things are the exception, not the rule. Most of the time, I eat 6 nutritious protein and carbohydrate balanced meals a day. Most of the time, I exercise intensely. Most of the time I keep a positive mindset and am optimistic. And most of the time, I feel healthy and energetic. Remember, it’s what we do most of the time that shapes us, not what we do some of the time. So don’t worry if you’re not ‘perfect’–focus on simple progress not perfection. ~Bill Phillips

The only way to truly fail is to quit trying

I was at a book signing at a Barnes & Noble store in Wichita, Kansas. A healthy 34-year old woman named Kimberly introduced herself. Somewhat sullen, she asked if I could write some encouraging words in her book, explaining that she’s tried several times to complete my 12-week Program but had “failed” each time. “Failed?” I replied. “You look wonderful!” She explained that through her efforts she had lost 15 lbs. of bodyfat and increased her muscle definition and energy. But again she explained that she had “failed” because each time she tried to complete the 12-week Program, something would come up and she would fall off track. What I explained to Kimberly, and what I want to share with you, is that as long as you keep trying, you will never fail. The only way to fail is to quit trying. Setbacks offer opportunities to learn and grow and improve. And I need you to see PROGRESS as SUCCESS. Focus on what you have achieved not on what you haven’t. Give yourself credit where credit is due — celebrate any and all progress and build momentum from each little step forward. Keep your chin up and have faith in yourself and my program. You can and WILL succeed as long as you keep trying… that much I can promise you! ~Bill Phillips

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