Who The Heck Is This Ryan Bevers Guy?
And How Did He Get To Where He’s At?
My name is Ryan Bevers, and I appreciate you stopping by to learn a little bit more about myself and my family, and to find out how and why I got to where I’m at today. I’m not sure if you found this site by accident, or if you are actively looking to get in the best shape of your life from home. Either way, I’m glad you are here…I can help you!
Maybe you are new to this whole working out/nutrition thing, and you are just looking for some advice on where to start. Or maybe you have already been working out for years, but you haven’t seen the results you have been looking for. Or maybe you are in pretty good shape, but you are looking for something new to keep your workouts fresh and exciting.
Whatever your situation may be, if you are looking to get into the best shape of your life, I can absolutely help you starting today. I have several workout programs that I am currently involved with that are not only working for me, but also thousands of other folks around the country. I will share with you my workout programs, but more about these in a minute.
First, I want to tell you a little about myself and my family….my wife Annette, my son Brayden, my daughter Marisa, and our dog Sydney….oh, and we have some fish too.
Here are some pics of my family:
My wife Annette and I have been married for 7 wonderful years. We live in the California East Bay, about 30 mins from San Francisco.
My wife is a registered CPA, and is also able to work from home completing jobs for various clients. We enjoy an incredible sense of security and peace of mind knowing we have created multiple streams of income. Being an Independent Beachbody Coach is just one of the things I do to earn money from home.
I love the water! If you can’t get a hold of me on the weekend, there is a good chance I’m out on our boat with our friends and family. I love wakeboarding, air chairing, and the occasional beating on the tube.
I believe there is no better way to get to know someone than to see pictures of them doing what they love to do. Here are some pics of my friends and I hanging out on our boat and a couple of me catching a little air on my air chair and wakeboard.
I was extremely lucky as a kid to be able to spend my summers at my Grandfather’s resort at Clear Lake. My “job” was to take customers water skiing during the day and take them for a sail on the hobie cat later on in the day when the wind picked up.
Looking back on it now, I realize how fortunate I was to be able to have a place like that to live for a couple months every year. I have so many wonderful memories of the resort with family and friends, and most of them involve a boat or the water.
Luckily, my parents have now moved to a house on the water as well. My wife (girlfriend at the time) and I decided to buy a boat right after my parents moved into their new pad. I knew Annette was a keeper since she was just as excited as I was to buy a new boat even before we we’re engaged or bought a house.
Now with our two kids, they will both be able to experience all the great things about going out on the boat that I did as a kid. I love taking the kids water skiing! They are always talking about swimming and fishing at my parent’s place. This summer has been a lot of fun for them.
I moved to Danville, CA. (about 10 mins from where I live now) when I was about 2 years old. I have two wonderful parents (Terry and Dianne) and an older sister Shawna (she’s the one in my “before” pic with me on my home page).
I was a sports nut growing up. I played baseball and soccer from about 8 yrs old all the way through high school. Soccer was my favorite. A couple buddies of mine and I coached under 12′s when we were in high school for 3 years which was a lot of fun. I really enjoyed hanging out with those kids and teaching them how to get better. I can’t wait to coach my kid’s teams here in the next few years.
I’m still a sports nut, and play soccer on Sundays in a coed league. I’m 36 and running circles around most people in that league thanks to P90X and Insanity! I’m a loyal supporter of the bay area teams…Warriors (my favorite), A’s, Raiders, and Giants. I don’t like the 49er’s much, but that is mostly my dad’s fault since I grew up with him being a Rams fan. So, of course, we had to root against the niners. Sports Center is my favorite show, but I don’t get to watch it much since we are mostly watching Thomas the Train & Curious George these days.
I went to college at Sonoma State University and graduated with a BS in Business and minored in Marketing…I guess I’m finally putting that marketing part of my diploma to good use.
Soon after graduating, I moved in with some buddies back in Danville and took a job as a bartender while looking for a full time gig. I worked at a Mom & Pop pizza place all through high school, and once I got back into town after college, they happened to be looking for a Sunday bartender. I worked every Sunday until June 06…I promised myself that I would quit once Brayden was walking. I wanted to be hanging out at the park and not behind a bar.
I finally got hired at a software company soon after taking the bartending job. It worked out pretty good since I had the full time gig Mon-Fri, and I wasn’t usually doing much on Sunday nights anyway since I had to work the next day. So bartending on Sundays worked perfectly for my schedule.
At the software company, I worked in a call center for almost 10 years. Man how time flies. I really liked that job at first…worked about 6 hr days, could wear shorts and t-shirts, company parties all the time, fun co-workers, free sodas, free bagels, etc.
But after a few years, some layoffs began and buddies were getting walked out of the building. Soon after that, our company got bought out, and we were all told on a Friday that we would receive a UPS letter in the mail the next day telling us if we still had a job or not…what’s up with that??
I saw first hand that job security was long gone. The old days of people working with one company for 30+ years just isn’t realistic anymore. People I knew were being walked out after 10+ years of service. I knew I had to be watching out for me because no one else was going to. Just because I thought I was a great employee didn’t mean I couldn’t be walked out to my car tomorrow with nothing more than a month or two worth of severance money.
Well I received my letter and still had my job, but I knew this was not what I wanted to be doing the rest of my life. At this time, I was already several years into looking for other ways to make money from home on my own. Sure I didn’t like my job, but it was paying the bills while I was working on the internet at night in my spare time. The layoffs only fueled my desire to make a full-time living online from home asap. I wanted to make sure I quit on my own terms before I potentially got kicked to curb with no warning.
I will get into more details about how I earn a living in a minute, but first check out my new ride that I inherited about 4 years ago from my Grandfather:
This is a 1914 Model T. I finally got her started in April 08. She had been sitting in my Grandfather’s garage for about 7 years, and about 2 years in mine. I didn’t know anything about how to drive this thing or how to work on the engine. It’s not like you can take this down to the local mechanic and get a tune up.
About a year ago, I was washing the T out in front of my house. As fate would have it, my neighbor Tom (1 court over) saw the T and drove over to introduce himself. He has a 1921 T which looks pretty much just like this one. He knows all about these cars!
I was stoked!! He came over several times and hooked me up helping me get her running again. He was able to teach me how to drive it. The throttle is like a turn signal in cars today, and reverse is a separate foot pedal, so driving this is definitely not as simple as you might think. I took her out for my first cruise with my dad around the beginning of April.
This thing is a blast to drive! People are honking and waving…it is a real head turner. There can’t be too many of these left, and especially not in as good of condition as this one. I am very grateful to be able to keep this in the family.
I like to think of myself as pretty handy and creative when it comes to building stuff. I didn’t realize I had this talent till we bought our first house. Finally, all these ideas I’d had in my head for years could become reality. I seem to specialize in outdoor improvements, but I’ve also dabbled in wood working.
I built this waterfall out of wet concrete and mortor from scratch…those aren’t rocks. I mixed up the concrete in a wheel barrel, then poured it out on the ground, and molded it with a trowel into the shapes you see. Once I had the look I wanted, I just coated it with a layer of mortor, and then textured and painted it. I’d always wanted a waterfall in my back yard, but just never had a backyard, at least one that I owned.
My coolest creation is this kegerator. It recently won 1st place in a nation wide custom kegerator contest. I can now honestly say I have the coolest kegerator in the country…ha! I brew my own beer and needed something to keep the kegs cold (more on this later). There is nothing like having 5 beers on tap in your kitchen!! I only drink maybe 1 or 2 beers a week, if that. If you want to get in killer shape, drinking a bunch of alcohol is really going to hurt your results…moderation is key. Here are some more pics of it….keg drawer, inside, pint glass display.
A close second, as far as coolness goes, is my son’s train bed. Man that was a pain in my rear end, but now Brayden has an awesome bed that he absolutely loves! I was sending out a weekly update on the status of this bed to some friends. They found the “gorilla glue” incident pretty funny. That stuff is the real deal…that warning on the back about wearing gloves is legit. You have been warned…:)
All of these projects above are very similar to getting in killer shape. What I mean by that is that with all of these projects, I had 3 things….an idea, a plan, and the right tools. Once you have these 3 things, then you have to take action.
If I tried to build that kegerator with a screwdriver and an axe, do you think it would have looked nearly as good as it does now? And on the flip side, if you are trying to build some lean muscle and drop some fat, but you don’t have a plan or the tools, do you think you have a good chance of being successful?
I know you already have the idea since you are reading this website. I’ve found some awesome workout programs and nutrition guides that are working great for me (the plan), and I’ve figured out what tools/resources have helped me get to where I want to be. I have done all the hard work for you already…now I’m willing to give back and tell you exactly what I’m doing…step-by-step…to get you in the best shape of your life just like I have.
It is such a cool feeling for me to take an idea in my head and turn it into something real. I’m a huge believer in the quote below…
|“If you can see it in your head, you can hold it in your hand”|
This quote isn’t just about building something, but it holds true for anything you want…a new house, a better job, more income, better body, etc. It can be whatever you want. If you think about something, and decide there is nothing that can stop you from obtaining it, there is nothing you can’t accomplish. Right now, if you decide you want to get in the best shape of your life, and commit to making it happen, you will succeed.
I’ve tried lots of various methods to grow muscle for the last 20+ years, but nothing produced any huge results. I’ve tried the weight gainers (yuck!), many hyped up and terribly expensive supplements that don’t work, fat burners, dozens of protein powders, light weight with high rep counts vs heavy weight with low reps, cardio on an empty vs full stomach, working out till failure, only working out each body part once per week, working out each body part twice per week, eating boiled chicken breast (nasty!)….I could go on and on.
I was 6′ 1″ as a freshman in high school. So I was tall for my age, but I was super skinny. With all of the sports I was playing and all the exercise I was getting, I just never seemed to gain weight. I have been trying to bulk up at the gym for the last 20+ years with hardly any results. I was one of those dudes who you’ve seen at the gym for years, but they look exactly the same as they did years ago…can you relate??
I finally figured out that what I was doing week after week, month after month, year after year at the gym was obviously not working. Why did I continue to do the same thing for years and wonder why I wasn’t gaining any muscle? It seems obvious, but most folks are in this same boat…going to the gym for years, doing the same routine, and little to no results to show for it. If you try something and it doesn’t work for you, if you do it again, do you really think your results will be any different?
Getting in fantastic shape is not easy, and trying to go about it without following a proven system that works is pretty much impossible. This is exactly why I am so excited and grateful that I discovered Beachbody! There is no need to struggle to get in fantastic shape anymore. Beachbody has created several great programs to choose from, and as long as you commit to the program and follow the nutrition guides, you are going to see results.
I just want to point out that I’ve put in a lot of hard work and sweat into P90X and Insanity, so I know, without a shadow of a doubt, that these programs work. And they can work for you, as well, if you just follow the program, and I will be there to support you every step of the way.
Let me explain a little about my online history and how I got to this website you are reading right now.
My first website was more of a one stop shop type of website. I had everything under the sun…camping equipment, furniture, bicycles, electronics, tools, cameras, etc. My thinking back in the day was the more stuff I have, the better chance of having an item that one of my visitors would be interested in purchasing.
I quickly learned that this strategy will soon lead you down the path of failure. It is much better to focus in on one area, and then advertise to people interested in that one type of product. If you try to sell everything to everyone, you will be setting yourself up to sell nothing to no one.
I made a few sales here and there, but I learned another valuable lesson with this site. You should be passionate about whatever you are selling online. If you don’t really know your product and don’t truly believe or use what you are selling, it will easily come across on your website.
I didn’t know much about all the dozens of bikes on my site. I hardly ever went camping, but I had lots of tents for sale. I didn’t know much about any of the products on my site. But I had a good supplier who would dropship all of these products for me. I would just send him the orders. It was easy, and it worked for a little while.
I quickly lost interest in this site though, and wanted to come up with something else that I really enjoyed. I knew I liked making beer, and at the time, I had just finished making my first kegerator (this was what it looked like before I built the nice cabinet around it). I was getting such a good response from people seeing this for the first time that I decided to build a site about kegerators.
Around 10 years ago, I built http://www.thebeermall.com. I still run this site today. This site is geared towards college students, and anyone else who likes beer. This site is going after a specific target market, and specializes in beer related products. By focusing your site around something specific, and truly believing in your product, you will have a much better chance of succeeding online.
I make a consistent amount of money from this site month after month. I rank pretty high (top ten) on most of my important keywords, and I am receiving orders, almost daily, strictly from natural search engine traffic. I haven’t spent a dime on advertising for this site in over three years.
My biggest problem with thebeermall.com is that none of my products are disposable. If someone buys a beer disguise or a tap handle from me, they probably aren’t going to need another one. So I am constantly needing to find new customers in order to continue to make more sales.
It was around the beginning of 2006 that I started getting involved with passive income programs. With passive income programs, you basically do something once, and it continues to pay you month after month. I wanted something that I could work hard at initially to get it started, but then sit back and earn residual income month after month from work I had already done without additional work on my part.
How many of you would get paid from your current job if you decided to not show up for a couple months? You definitely wouldn’t be getting paid, and you would probably get fired right? Residual/passive income comes to you month after month, many times, without you doing anything.
I opened up easypassiveinvesting.com around March 2007, and started teaching and helping others how to get involved with passive income programs. This site looked ok, but it definitely wasn’t what I had visualized it to be in my head.
Another lesson I have learned is that whatever you set out to do will probably never be perfect the first go around. I knew my site wasn’t exactly what I had envisioned, but I built something that was out there working for me that I could always improve upon and make better over time.
I think a lot of people plan or research themselves right out of an opportunity. They research the hosting, and the autoresponders, and the website builders, and the domain pricing, or a biz opp, etc. Researching is ok, but many people research or plan so much that they never actually do anything. This happens a lot with fitness programs as well. Definitely do your research, but don’t do so much that you never actually get started.
So my point is that it is ok to get something started that isn’t as perfect as you may have hoped. What is important is that you took action and created something that you can continue to improve upon. Just like with getting in shape, you need to just do something and get started ASAP. You can always improve upon your workouts and your diet, but you need to take that first step in getting started. As our buddies at Nike would say…”Just Do It.”
I was able to quit my corporate gig back in Aug 08, and I’ve been working from home running my couple websites. I almost quit my corporate job several years earlier to become a personal trainer. I had the job all lined up, but I would have had to take a 50% pay cut. I really wanted to do it, but losing 50% of my pay check was just not an option. So I’ve had a dream of being a personal trainer for years, but just never pulled the trigger…until now.
Now that I’m able to work from home from the income generated from my other websites, it was an easy choice for me to become an Independent Beachbody Coach and start telling folks about Beachbody. I saw what P90X and Insanity has (and continues) to do for me, and through the coaching program, I could get back to realizing my old dream of becoming a personal trainer. But now I could do it from the comfort of my home and not have to go to a gym everyday to help folks out in person.
I love helping people finally start creating their dream physiques! I get so angry and irritated with all the scams and bogus programs and supplements out there. I know, I’ve lost money with more of those than I care to remember.
I didn’t have a mentor or someone to talk to and give me advice regarding what to do and teach me what was proven to work. I am willing to share with you everything I know to help you get started in the right direction.
If you’ve failed in the past, you are not alone. It took me over 20 years of failing to discover Beachbody and some fantastic workout programs like P90X and Insanity. Failing just means you are trying, but quitting means you have given up. I always told myself, if you aren’t failing, then you aren’t trying. And if you aren’t trying, then tomorrow is going to be the same as today.
It’s ok to fail. I’ve lost track of how many times I’ve failed trying to grow muscle and get below 10% body fat. But the key is that I didn’t let that stop me. I made a decision a long time ago that I did not want to be the “skinny guy” the rest of my life. I was not happy with my appearance, and I know tons of other people are not happy with their appearance also.
|“The only thing holding you back right now is your
awareness of what you are capable of.”
Read that sentence again, and let it sink in. If you want a better job, or you want to make more money, or you want to spend more time with your family, or you want to get ripped, you absolutely can do that. But you can’t just think about it or dream about it. You have to make a decision, and then, most importantly, you have to act on that decision.
People who know me will say I am an extremely easy going, down to earth type of guy. I will tell you like it is, get to the point, and give people tons of beneficial information. I’ll share with you what I know works.
My personal goal and business mission is to help others to finally start creating that lean, sexy body they’ve only dreamed about.
I’m excited to get out of bed in the morning and enjoy working late into the night, simply out of love for what I’m doing, and that is helping others in any way that I can. If you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life.
Over many years of marketing online, through websites and emails, I’ve found that it’s pretty hard to know who is trying to make a quick buck from you and who is truly trying to help you when it comes to getting in shape.
There are tons of scams and sites online that will take your money and rip you off. It’s happened to me many times over, but I kept at it. I knew every failure was getting me one step closer to something that worked. I’ve gained a lot of valuable information over the years. It’s been pretty costly for me, but now I want to give back and try to keep you from making the same mistakes I’ve made.
I know I tend to do business with people I like and trust and find credible. I bet you do the same. I want to be able to connect and identify with you in some small way, and build a relationship with you. I’m not here to make a quick profit from you and then never talk to you again. I want you to be someone I can work with for years to come.
I want to get you pointed in the right direction so that you can finally realize that it IS possible for you to get in fantastic shape and be proud to take off your shirt at the next bbq at the pool.
I’m not advertising some affiliate page that thousands of other people are also advertising. This is the only website you will ever see with this information because it is about me.
I never deal with rejection. If someone checks out my site and doesn’t like what they see, they will leave and I won’t even know about it. That is how I designed it. The website sorts out my prospects for me. I only speak to people who want to speak with me first.
This is a very personal name-branding website. I built it so that you can get to know me and begin to build trust with me automatically.
I found out long ago that you can’t better yourself if you don’t challenge yourself.
Some of the programs on my site you may never have heard of or don’t understand how they work…and that is perfectly ok. I challenge you to step out of your comfort zone and keep an open mind. Try thinking out of the box and try some new things.
|“To get what you’ve never had, you must do what you’ve never done.”|
Let me be your mentor. Doesn’t it make sense to find someone who is successful and doing what you want to be doing, and then just copy what they are doing? A mentor can make the difference between success and failure. I would have saved thousands of dollars and a lot of sweat and tears over the last 10 years if I wasn’t trying to go about getting in shape by myself all those years.
Let me share with you what I know. I would love the opportunity to work with you one-on-one and help you to finally begin creating that killer body you have always wanted.
If you want to start growing some lean muscle and dropping pounds of fat with the the help of cutting edge programs from Beachbody, then I want to be the first to congratulate you on your decision. That is truly the first step. You can see a list of all the workouts by clicking HERE.
Thank you for taking the time to read this far and learn a little bit more about myself and my family. Whether we end up working together or not, I truly hope you are successful in whatever you choose to pursue.
Ryan Bevers…aka “Coach Bevers”
Call me anytime, I’d be happy to talk with you and answer any of your questions. No matter whether it is about how I built that train bed, or a good beer recipe, or how to get in awesome shape, I’d be happy to help in any way that I can.
PS…if you are ever in the delta area during the summer, and want to give that air chair a try, give me a call and let’s go riding!