Holistic Weight Loss
Primal Shred is wildly different than any other fat loss program out there. No counting calories. No complicated rules. No insanely difficult workouts. And most importantly, no self-sabotage.
Primal Shred is about empowering your relationship to food and your body through mindful movement, detoxification, and awareness. It’s radically simple and just as effective.
Reset your relationship to food, learn how to distinguish between psychological and physiological hunger, and transcend your addiction to emotional eating.
2 - 4x/week for 4 weeks.
60 minute 1-on-1 sessions with Jonathan, plus email and texting support.
Allergen Detox, Custom Food Menu, Primal Movement, and Online Journal.
Student commits to practicing movements at least 5 minutes per day.
Student commits to updating their Online Journal after each meal and movement session.
Student commits to a 30 day detox, avoiding foods that are common allergens.
Goal: Rapid, Sustainable Weight Loss
WHO IS THIS FOR?
Students that want to lose at least 20lbs and keep it off, while learning about themselves in the process.
People ready to transcend the limitations of “diet culture” and “no pain no gain” .
Women looking to get pregnant.
Anyone that wants to master their relationship to food.
There are only 4 aspects to the Primal Fat Loss Program.
1. Whole 30 Food Detox
For 30 days, you only eat primal whole foods, no dairy, alcohol, grains, added sugars, or processed foods. This allows your system to detoxify itself, reset, and re-sensitize. At the same time, it makes you aware of the emotional undercurrent to your food cravings. After 30 days, you re-introduce foods one at a time and gradually, to see how your body naturally reacts to them once it is detoxified. The results are both QUICK yet SUSTAINABLE, which is as rare as a Panda Bear Unicorn when it comes to the dieting industry.
2. Custom Food Menu
Once you know exactly what to eat, you need to know exactly how to get that food as quickly and conveniently as possible. Based off of where you live and work, I create a custom menu for each student. I’ll outline the best restaurants in your neighborhoods for food, lunch, and dinner, and even the best options at each of those restaurants to help you feel satisfied while doing Whole 30.
3. Primal Energy Movement
This unique set of movement is unlikely anything you’ve done at the gym before. It focuses on rocking, rolling, crawling, and twisting, developmental movements that not only help detoxify your digestive system but also decrease inflammation, release endorphins, and increase your “gut IQ” so you stop craving destructive foods and transcend emotional eating triggers.
Crawling is the ORIGINAL and absolute best core exercise, and will not only make you strong as steel yet also make the vital organs more supple and heal your digestive system.
4. Online Journal
Big brother is watching! Together, we’ll track your food intake and primal movement sessions, as well as providing a place for you to outline goals, reflect, and get specific feedback. This provides the reassurance and accountability you need to consistently make new choice, learn from your mistakes, and continue to make progress and evolve as you begin to master food. I will also take your measurements and photos to document your journey, and be “watching” every step of the way
We use an online food journal that is ridiculously easy to use, can be done through your phone, and will give me real time updates of your progress.
Avoid the Most Common Fat Loss Mistakes
No hard workouts that punish the body and then lead to over training and over eating, hormonal imbalance, and a slowed metabolism.
No counting calories, yet this program gets to the root causes of emotional eating.
No starving yourself only to feel deprived and over eat later.
No yoyo-ing weight, or obsessively checking the scale. You only weigh yourself 1x/month.
No feelings of isolation.
Awesome Foods You Can Eat On The Primal Shred Program
Chocolate! Beautiful, delicious, mind blowing chocolate! (With no sugar added, obvi.)
All the meat, fish, veggies you’d like (ideally high quality, seasonal, organic, and local).
And lots more. Pretty much everything that is REAL food, minus dairy, alcohol, and grains.
After 30 days, you can eat WHATEVER you want… and the crazy part is that WHAT you want will have changed
The Benefits of the Primal Shred Program
Lose fat quickly AND keep it off.
Learn to trust your body and food instincts again.
Develop a beast of an immune system.
Master food and become free of self-destructive food cravings.
Decreased inflammation in your digestive system.
Optimize your hormones, clear skin, and increased energy due to decreased physical and emotional stress.
Actually enjoy moving your body and eating healthy!
Don’t Take My Word for It
Look at the results my students have had, reshaping their entire relationship to food from the “emotional foundation” up.
"I lost 11 pounds and 4.25 inches from my waste in 1 month! And after 10 weeks, I’m down 26 pounds!!! But the most surprising thing about Jonathan's "Primal Shred" program is how gentle yet powerful the movements are; they aren't hard and feel good.
I'm stronger, have clearer skin, better digestion, and feel light hearted and energetic. Plus I'm standing taller. I hadn't been able to lose weight in years, but now I'm beginning to imagine that I actually can be fit."
— Kristy K.
“I have had other trainers at LA Fitness, Equinox, and in private studios; Jonathan and the Primal Shred program are radically different on many levels. I feel like I’m in shape for the first time in my life. The kinds of movements we do are totally different than anything else I’ve done before… and some of them are more pleasurable than an awesome massage!
I really enjoy knowing Jonathan personally, he is a friend. But the biggest difference is the results; a major yet sustainable lifestyle change, understanding the process and losing 25 lbs and almost 6 inches around my waist in 10 weeks… without a single high intensity workout! One year later, I’m now down 45lbs and it feels totally sustainable.
I love that I can do the movement practice at home, and it’s definitely therapeutic; my sleep and digestion have both greatly improved, my skin has cleared up, and I have excellent cycles of energy throughout my day.”
David Rosen – Real Estate Entrepreneur
“The Primal Shred program feels so, so great; is so nourishing to the body; and is very different from the standard operating procedures of most typical trainers, which is so refreshing and a big AHA!
I’ve lost 8 pounds and shed 3.5 inches from my midsection in just 19 days and I feel amazing!
If you’ve tried the typical fitness regiments and you want something different that has serious human and health benefits to transform yourself from the inside out AND change the way you think about your body and your relationship with food forever — hire Jonathan. Best decision I’ve ever made. ”
Nancy Sherr - Career Transformation Guru
“Since starting Jonathan’s Primal Shred program, I’ve lost and kept off about 20lbs and recorded personal records at 5 different race distances (5K, 4M, 5M, 10K, and 15K). I run less per week, but run faster, with less pain and more joy.
Beyond the overall health and physical wellness benefits, I’ve seen measurable changes in my moods; they’ve evened out significantly. I also have a better understanding of my body and its relationship to exercise and food. I’m more equipped to deal with the day to day stress of my job”
Joe Salvatore – Professor – N.Y.U.