In this first episode of the exclusive coach's week, host Celeste Rains-Turk has a very informative, deep, and wide range discussion PACKED with value from Adam Bonilla, the creator of Team Elite Physique who has been working in the fitness industry for 21 years and as a trainer for 19 of those years he has honed his skills to the level of Master Trainer and specializes in the area of the field in which he loves, competition prep.
Adam opens up about his journey to his success and opening up the Contest Prep Center and the hardships many people don't see that coach's face. He talks about why he doesn't believe in fasted cardio, doing more than (or anywhere near) 45 min cardio in a day, what his philosophy is and how he wants to see the industry change, along with his feelings about insta coaches.
Adam announces that Celeste is his 'go-to' coach when it comes to the Psychology involved in competing, especially post-show and how he uses various experts in different fields to serve his client's at the highest level and so he can focus on being the best at his job as a physique coach.
He shares the science behind why reverse dieting is not the best way to go and breaks down his own approach with his athletes, factors that play a role in metabolism, what kind of testing he does at his Contest Prep Center to make sure all of his athletes or people who come in are functioning or have a plan to improve their function, and why he made his own waist trainers.
Adam also discusses why he believes in HIIT cardio over SS, Clean Eating over IIFYM,
He gets into the heart of the industry discussing the problem many bikini competitors face when it comes to being put to extremes to achieve a result and shares some key insights into what he believes sets apart a 'good athlete' from a true champion.
He also tells us what he thinks it takes to be a good coach, why thinking politics plays a role is a bunch of disrespectful BS, and why he doesn't train every elite athlete all year round.
And of course, Tune in to hear Adam answer all the Coach's Week Questions (Laid out in this blog post).
Connect with Adam:
Make sure to let us know some of your main takeaways! Tag Adam and me in your posts, stories, or DM us and let us know what you thought of the first ever coach's week episode! :)
To Inquire / Learn More About Celeste's Post-Show Coaching Programs email her at:
firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know you listened to the podcast and would like more info. You can also check out the 7 day PTG Process Coaching Series for Making Peace with Food, Your Body, and Your Goals HERE
Adam's Certifications and Recognition:
Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist
BS Wellness and Fitness/ Sports Management
NASM Certified Personal Trainer since 2001
NASM Perfomance Enhnancement Speicalist
ISSA Certified Personal Trainer since 2000
NCSF Certified Personal Trainer since 2002
Apex Certified Personal Trainer
Master Trainer Qualified
2012 NPC Natural Colorado Class Champion
2015 Colorado State Muscle Model Overall Champion
2015 Muscle Mania Mr. Colorado
Trainer with most Team Championships in NPC Colorado in 2012,2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2018
Trainer with most Team Championships in Muscle Mania Colorado in 2015
Team Champion Trainer in 5 States
See you on the next episode! Thank you for listening :)
In this episode we discuss how the Olympia went, post show goals for Ashley and how to manage off seasons.