Yes, you read the title correctly, and you should STOP GOING TO THE GYM…

If you were like me 11 years ago, you would be a young boy weighing in at a measly 119 lbs., with pimples all over your face. I wasn’t proud of who I was and couldn’t stand looking at myself in the mirror.

Brendan Meyers transformationFast forward 11 years later, I am 200 lbs., happier than I could ever be, and the CEO of a thriving online business.

But what got me to be in this position within my life?

Believe it or not, it was when I decided to train with my bodyweight that life changed forever.

Now, did I workout in the gym for the last 11 years? Yes. Did I play high school and college football? Yes. Have I gained a lot of lean muscle over the years? Yes. But you know what I never was? Happy…. Why? Because I was too worried about the man beside me in the gym. I was too worried about being better than everyone else on the football field. I WAS TOO WORRIED ABOUT EVERYONE ELSE AND HOW THEY PERCEIVED ME, and I lost touch with my own dreams and aspirations… Until I discovered bodyweight training.

The Years of Hard Work

You know what got me to where I am today? Of course the experiences I gained over the past 10 years, my Exercise Physiology degree, and many mentors along the way; but more importantly – BODY WEIGHT TRAINING.

You see, I always thought going to the gym was the end all – “if you don’t go to the gym you will never get big and ripped”… WOW, was I wrong.

It is actually the total opposite, just because you go to the gym does not mean you are going to burn a bunch of fat, put on a lot of muscle, and be in the best shape of your life – it just doesn’t work like that.

You DO NOT have to go to the gym to be happy with your body, and I have many close friends who can attest to that.

With the knowledge I have gathered over my many years of experience, training comes down to 4 things regardless of being in a gym or not; Volume, Frequency, Intensity, and Time.

– how long are you training for?

– how hard is your training?

– how often are you training?

– how many repetitions and sets are you completing?

It really is that easy…

Only until you go to create a workout program for yourself and have no clue where to start.

The Way To Start!

CalAesthetics BodyI am not here to sell you on anything, but I know what it feels like to not know any of the four things I mentioned above… which is why I created my BodyEvo program (My Bodyweight Only Training System).

There is a lot more that goes into training than just “I have to do 5 pull ups and rest for a little while”. If you are looking for the health benefits to working out, then great.. do that. But if you have a specific strength goal and want to build your dream physique – then this is exactly where you should start.

Remember – if you never start, then your journey will never begin.

Starting is always the hardest part. But once you begin and the results start rolling in – your life will change forever.

I am living proof of this. I once had no clear path, nothing but knowing where I wanted to be and no understanding of how to get there. Until I got so fed up with that feeling and did something about it.

brendan meyers beach

Here were my steps to gaining 81 lbs. and building a huge online business with 2.5 million family members (followers):

  1. Find your what.
    • I looked at what I loved to do – work out and play sports
  2. Find your how.
    • I asked myself, “How can I workout and play sports?”
  3. Choose!
    • I questioned which I loved to do more, which ended up being football (sports)

I then created an action plan on how I could play high school sports. Pay close attention. 

With these beginning steps, I found a clear beginning to a goal oriented journey. I ended up buying a program with my saved up money, which took away one of my biggest worries – WHERE DO I START?

My advice to you – establish your short term end goal and work back from there. Find your what, how, which, and then cut your action plan into very small steps. You will be surprised at how quickly you find a path to success.

To wrap it up, STOP GOING TO THE GYM… if you feel forced and/or uncomfortable being there.


Through many of my client’s transformations, the proof is there… all you need to do is go to your local park and begin. But don’t forget to invest in something that will get you where you need to go in the most stress free and expedited way.

BodyEvo Bodyweight Workout Program LogoIf you are a beginner and want to get started, checkout our new CalAesthetics BodyEvo program just for you.

If you have been in the gym working out and are more advanced, checkout our new CalAesthetics BodyEvo program just for you.

If you… ok I will stop LOL. This program was created for all levels, which is why we included 5 phases to the training. It doesn’t matter if you are just beginning or are as advanced as I am… you will see incredible results. So get started today, and remember – STOP GOING TO THE GYM (;