about

So what’s with the G?

My full name is George Russell Reynolds. I was named George, after my father (and grandfather), but I have gone by Russell my whole life, so most people call me Russell. My parent’s divorced when I was three years old and for many years, my father and I had a fractured relationship. There was even a period when we didn’t speak for years. But when he was diagnosed with terminal cancer I put the G. back in front of my name to honor him and facilitate healing between us before he died, which it did. I had the blessing of spending his last days with him and we both got to express our forgiveness and our love.

Now, growing up without a dad wasn’t always easy. Even though a couple of step dads filled the role temporarily and offered both their wisdoms and their wounds in the process, I was left with my own wound of believing on some conscious or unconscious level that if my dad left it was my fault. That I wasn’t good enough.  In my early years growing up in rural Texas, I was labeled a momma’s boy, a weakling, outcast, outsider, etc. You have to understand, I was scrawny, I didn’t play sports (at least not well), I didn’t have good grades, I bought my clothes at ‘Nerds R Us’, I couldn’t get a date if I paid for it and I got beat up as a hobby. So I found plenty of volunteers to reenforce my belief that I wasn’t good enough. But in hindsight, this was such a blessing. Because this is what put me on the path, what made me a seeker; a seeker of more, of love, of personal development, of spirituality. Thank God I didn’t fit in or belong. I might still be living an average life in a small town with a small minded view in rural Texas and would not have seen and experienced all that I have.

I began my path early when at 10 years old I attended Unity church one Sunday with my mom. Now up until this point, my mom was in a very dark place. The pressures of being a single mom working two jobs to support me and my sister (thank you mom for all you did for us) had taken their toll. So when one morning she says, “Get dressed. We’re going to church.” my sister and I were thinking, “Who the hell are you and what have you done with our mother?!” But that was the beginning of Mom 2.0 and the incredible blessing she has been to me and to the world. If you don’t already know, she invented the Amber Alert for missing children. And me, I took to spiritual study and “New Age thought” (that term has always been strange to me since most of it is the most ancient of teachings) like a fish out of water. So while other kids were playing soccer, I was reading and practicing meditation. Later, in my final year of high school, while other kids were deciding what college to attend, I quit school to go live in a spiritual community in Scotland.

The awareness I developed through my path naturally led me to help others who came to me for counsel. But I explored many paths before I eventually chose that as a career path. For one, health and fitness had become a big part of my life as a young adult. Remember that scrawny kid who got beat up and couldn’t get a date? Well, I realized that if I didn’t like it, I should do something to change it. And the only person who had the power to change it was me. So I did. I got in shape, I learned about nutrition, I studied martial arts and that part of me that was drawn to the spiritual path of the warrior was awakened. I later became a personal trainer as a means to help people to to better health and quality of life, but I knew there was more.

While working as a fitness trainer I really felt the frustration of trying to help clients who said they wanted results but then sabotaged them. So I asked, “What am I not seeing?” and began to pay attention and follow the rabbit hole down. Through observation and study I realized that all behavior, from over eating, to overworking, to addiction has a positive intention in the subconscious mind. Even that old, false belief of not good enough. Somehow the subconscious thinks we are benefiting or meeting our needs from this behavior. The thing is, we can meet our needs in a positive way, a neutral way or a negative, destructive way. The priority to the subconscious mind is to meet the needs, not on how we do it. So it dawned on me that if someone was meeting their needs through a negative behavior or self-sabotage, if I didn’t help identify and satisfy that intention or need through other means, the client wasn’t changing the behavior, no matter how good of a trainer I was. So I began approaching fitness from the inside out and suddenly clients were telling me that I had changed their lives. Feeling the tap on the shoulder from the Universe I realized that this was the big picture where all the pieces of the puzzle fit together, where my talents could be of service and I could be a force for good, helping people create real and lasting change to achieve the life of their dreams.

Towards this end, I’ve studied systems and strategies through many mentors; Tony Robbins, Mary Morrissey, Richard Bandler, and many others. I want to add as many tools to my toolbox as possible and to add value and create positive change in people’s lives and bring my gifts to the world. I will always continue to grow and learn so I can effectively enrich the lives of others, fulfill my mission and make a difference that will last long after I’m gone.

 

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Fitness Trainer

trainerRussell has been involved in health and fitness and personal training for over 20 years with experience and education in martial arts, isometrics and calisthenics, resistance training, cardio conditioning and nutrition. And Russell brings this wealth of knowledge to help people reach their goals in the fastest, safest and most enjoyable way possible!

Russell’s love for health and wellness extends into his passion to make a difference for others. Through decades of study, exploration and success, he not only learned the most effective ways to transform his own body, mind and health, but also to help others do the same. Here’s a little of what his clients have said about working with him;

“Since she started training with you, my wife has rocket launched into a healthier and happier self. I have never in our 7 years together seen her eat so well, be so active, stay so positive and look so good! I cannot thank you enough for the tremendous work you’ve done and the amazing effect it has had on our lives.” – Alexi K

“I’ve lost 80 lbs so far. I can honestly say, it wouldn’t have been possible without the advice, motivation and sheer awesomeness from Russell.” – Michael N.

“Feeling super accomplished! I’m down 12 pounds in 2 weeks! I love the program, I love G. Russell Reynolds, and I feel really good!” – Mary A.

Russell has also helped other clients achieve results like losing 75 pounds of fat in 6 months or losing 11 pounds of fat in 9 days or adding 8 pounds of muscle in 10 weeks. He is grateful to have worked with so many clients and to have had such excellent results.

But what separates him from others in the field is that he addresses fitness from the inside out. What that means is that the key to creating real and lasting change is not just in the body, but also in the mind. Russell will help you eliminate the mental and emotional obstacles that have held you back from achieving results before. This has an effect beyond physical fitness that ripples into every area of your life and can help you spread confidence and strength into everything you do so you are exuding vital health and wellness both inside and out. If that’s something you want, contact Russell today to begin the journey!

lifecoach

Life Coach

lifecoach“Something is missing…”

Russell began his path as a personal trainer through his love of fitness and a desire to help people create change in their lives. But he soon came to the realization that something was missing. He could give people the best exercise and nutrition programs in the world, but saw people who said they wanted results sabotage those results over and over again. The question of “Why?” led him to the discovery that all human behavior has a positive intention behind it in the unconscious mind. From over eating to co-dependent relationships to drug addiction, our unconscious mind thinks we are somehow benefiting and meeting our needs through these behaviors. And he then realized that unless he identified and satisfied these “positive” intentions through other, healthier means, they were not going to change the behavior, period.

So Russell reformatted his approach and started addressing fitness from the inside out. The result was way beyond the physical and had his clients telling him that he had changed their life forever. With his heart full from being of such service, Russell had discovered his passion for helping others to create real and lasting change in every area of their lives, beyond fitness. He wanted to help facilitate this change as effectively and safely as possible. So after doing his due diligence on various methods, he focused on and chose to specialize in Strategic Intervention training.

Strategic Intervention is dedicated to extracting the most practical and effective forms of strategic action and communication from a variety of disciplines: Ericksonian therapy, strategic family therapy, Human Needs Psychology, organizational psychology, neurolinguistics, psychology of influence, strategic studies, traditions of diplomacy and negotiation, game theory, and others.

What distinguishes SI from other strategic studies is the belief that certain holistic solutions “snap into place” when more people’s needs are met, expressed, and elevated. These solutions actually deliver more benefit for less effort.

The goal of Strategic Intervention is to integrate the core insights of the numerous psychology traditions into a method of practical strategic action. SI encompasses strategies that span from the belief systems and emotional patterns within an individual, to individual relationships, to group dynamics, to organizational and cultural interventions. Aa a trained SI coach, Russell navigates these different arenas with ease.

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Writer

Russell has completed his first book, now an award winning book, Rusty and the Circus of Doubt. Russell was inspired to write the book when he heard the way circus elephants are trained when young; they are attached by heavy chains to large stakes driven deep into the ground. They pull and yank and strain and struggle, but the chain is too strong, the stake too rooted. One day they give up, having learned that they cannot pull free, and from that day forward they can be “chained” with a slender rope. When this enormous animal feels any resistance, though it has the strength to pull the whole circus tent over, it stops trying. Because it believes it cannot, it cannot. Russell was struck by how sad this was, but also by what a powerful metaphor it is for our lives! How many of us are bound to a job, relationship, circumstance or belief that we think is some unbreakable chain when in reality it is only a tiny thin rope? Although written as a children’s book, Rusty and the Circus of Doubt holds a message for people of all ages. A message that you or someone you love has been waiting to hear.

Russell is currently working on the second book in the Rusty series in addition to a few other exciting writing projects.

 

 

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Public Speaker

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Russell’s goal is always to inspire, empower and entertain while speaking and coaching.
And the feedback he has received from clients and audiences alike make it clear that he delivers that and much, much more.
His wealth of knowledge and his dynamic, motivational, charismatic energy combined with his passion for helping others make him
a captivating speaker and an asset to any group he engages with.
Click on the CONTACT tab above to book Russell for your next event.

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Testimonials

“I’ve been working with you for about 6 months and I have to say that it has been one of the best decisions I have made over my entire adult life. The changes I have made, the changes you have helped me make, have been incredible. And we both agree that we are simply scratching the surface. You have lifted me physically. I recently ran a half marathon and credit your training in helping me get thru it. You continue to help me change the way I look at myself. You have helped me to be mentally stronger and more confident in myself. And the best part is each time, you continue to challenge me and push me beyond where I believe I can go. You don’t tell me the sky is the limit. You truly show that for me, there are absolutely no limits at all …”

 

 

“Thank you, Russell for helping me to find the tools I need to be the best me!! My passion has totally come back! My heart is pounding! I cannot thank you enough for taking the time to hear me and support me in being and continuing to become the best me! For the first time since my mom died in 2008, I am understanding who I am and what I have to offer.”

 

 

“Your insight is so incredibly empowering! I love the clarity you have, how grounded you are, and the incredible faith you have. You are such an empowering force. A force to be reckoned with! And how lucky am I to have that force as my coach! It is a true honor to have you by my side along this journey!”

 

 

“As a coach, the first thing that hits me about Russell is that he has an innate ability to connect with anybody, from any background, from anywhere in the world. He is unbelievable. I mean, why does anybody get a coach? Because they want to get results! Within days of working with Russell I was seeing results! Not only was I seeing results in my business, but I was becoming a better communicator, a better leader, and he was holding me accountable. He just demands the best. Not just from his clients, but from himself. He surrounds himself with the best in the world in whatever he’s doing to hold himself to that standard. So if you’re going to work with a coach to hold you accountable and help you get the results you want, why not get the best? He has an incredible mindset and attitude to win and help you accomplish your goals. You will quit on you before he does. Because in his DNA, there is no quit. It does not exist.  And that’s what you want in a coach. I can’t say enough about him. He’s amazing.”

 

 

“Russell, you have instilled in me things I am experiencing for the first time that have been sleeping and just waiting for me to put in place! They are now awake and I am unstoppable! I am filled with so much empowerment and encouragement! Thank you for all you have done and are doing to keep me on the right path to achieving my dreams!  Thank you for sharing your gift of presence and guidance with me! I am so grateful for you.”

 

 

“Guess who just landed an interview for her dream job? I did! I would not be here without you!”
(post interview)
“Russell, I did it! I mentally and spiritually claimed this position after the interview! I claimed my life and how I want to live it doing what brings me so much joy and passion! I actually used the quote from your book, Rusty and the Circus of Doubt: “Anything is possible , when you believe” in response to one of the interview questions! I cannot wait to start! So much gratitude for your guidance, support and belief in me believing in me!!!
(later that same day)
OMG! Russell, I interviewed at 9:20am. At 4:20 pm, I was offered the position!!! I am in awe of myself and the magic we’ve created in my life! Had I not read Rusty and the Circus of Doubt the night before my interview, I know I would not be where I am and who I am right now! It seems I am going to need to order more copies of Rusty and the Circus of Doubt for everyone I want to empower! I cannot wait to embrace my role of leadership with tenacity and passion! I finally know who I am and am claiming it and announcing it to the world!”

 

 

“I feel I have moved mountains in a very short amount of time because of the incredible guidance from you, Russell. You pushed me when I needed pushing. You supported me when I needed to feel I needed more. You believed in me when I needed to believe in myself more. You gave me the courage to find myself when I was so scared to do so! You have invited me to look at myself and all I have created for my world in ways I never would have otherwise. Thank you for you, Russell! I am so tremendously honored and humbled to know you and have you as a guiding source in my life! You enabled me to truly define my full potential and shine from there! It is in full force and I am unstoppable!”

 

 

“I’m 19 years old and was stuck in a dead end rut. I was doing the same thing all my friends were doing; drinking, partying, being negative, working a job I hated, complaining about life, but doing nothing to change it. I didn’t want to be 20 and 21 and still be like this hating life. Doing the same thing for the rest of my life and not realizing it until it’s too late. So I thank God for this program and working with you. You have helped me to better my life so I’m not stuck anymore and I can go after my dreams. You showed me that no matter how old or young you are, no matter where you live, you can achieve your goals and dreams and that it’s never too late. Thank you.”

 

 

” My mental attitude towards things has shifted a lot. I was miserable before. Now I’m optimistic. My entire adult wardrobe now no longer fits me. It’s pretty amazing. I’ve lost 40 pounds, I’m more energetic and more positive. You really showed me that I can take what seems like an insurmountable challenge, break it down into smaller actionable steps and really accomplish something that I didn’t think I could. It’s been awesome to see myself do that and I can see it has an impact on how I think about other things in my life too. Just overall a great change to my mindset, my body and how I feel about life.”

 

 

“Before, I had such little self worth. It makes a lot of sense why I wasn’t happy. But since I met Russell and he instilled this confidence in me, I feel so much more empowered as a person. Which for me is a really big deal. Russell is such a positive force that kind of just drives into your life and shows you what you could have and how different things can be, it just…inspires you. I have to say, with absolute certainty, that working with Russell has forever changed my life and changed who I am. So, thank you, Russell.”

 

 

“From the first moment I met Russell, he connected with my heart, my mind and my soul. And I know when these things connect and are congruent together something very powerful happens; people get their breakthrough. I found in Russell, as a coach and a mentor, a person who has the ability to bring that out. He leads by example and is the complete package, the complete solution for wellness and well being. He transforms lives through his coaching and mentoring and it has been a pleasure to work with him.”

 

 

“Russell not only helped me physically, he helped me emotionally. He helped me realize that I was enough. He helped me stand up to peer pressure, my parents at times, or help me communicate better with them. Honestly anything that was going on in my life he helped me through. I can honestly say, without him, I would not be the person I am today.”

 

 

“Russell has always treated me like an equal but taught me a lot. He will never put himself above you. He wants to be with you, locked arms, going for your goals, helping you achieve everything you’ve every wanted to achieve. That’s the coolest thing to me. I appreciate him and everything he’s done for me through being there with me.”

 

 

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