Welcome to Charles Lloyd Fitness

Welcome to Charles Lloyd Fitness. The purpose of this website is to help you get in shape, both physically and mentally, with a sarcastic (Sarcastic) flair. First, you must get in shape mentally, because without that, you won’t stand a chance getting in shape physically.

Welcome to Charles Lloyd Fitness

Who this website is for:

I built this website for people who want to get in shape (Physically and mentally) but don’t know which black guy to ask, and for the people who are already in shape but want a fresh perspective. Think of it as fitness and personal development “edutainment” for smart people.

My writing style is engaging and straight forward; if you want a coat of sugar, glitter and political correctness, then you’ll be more disappointed than Joan Rivers watching a Mothers Against Plastic Surgery (MAPS) fundraiser on PBS.

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My Story
I finally got sick-and-tired of being sick-and-tired! In 2004, while living half way around the planet, I was broke and practically homeless. I knew I was better than my current situation, but I really didn’t know how I was going to get from where I was to where I wanted to be – I just knew I needed to do something, and today was already too late. To get the whole story (and I know you want to read the whole story), click on the About Page.

In retrospect, even though I didn’t know what the hell I was doing, I used what I had, an old Body for Life book by Bill Phillips that I had bought years prior. Seriously, when I started, I could barely do the 10lb tricep extensions while laying on an old futon in my in-laws’ garage in the middle of a rain storm. Now, I can do the 65lb tricep extension while flirting with the 75 year old white women thirsting for some sexual chocolate.

I got what I wanted because of my persistence, determination and motivation. If you can execute these three things, you hold the key to riches and dreams beyond your imagination – not only mentally and physically, but relationally, financially, socially and spiritually. And come on, we all know this isn’t some long lost forgotten Egyptian hieroglyphics secrets that I’m going to unveil for you for $19.95, it’s the most obvious well known information – just the facts.

It’s the everyday habits and discipline that determine your future – yes, I said discipline. But if I can do it, so can you! We breathe the same air, get heat from the same sun, and have the same 24 hours in a day.

The general themes of this site are:

  • Fitness – Your increased ability to deal with enormous amounts of stress both mentally and physically. Fitness is a state of mind and being.
  • Nutrition – It is impossible to have increased fitness without proper nutrition. (Only you have control over what you put in your mouth.)
  • Efficiency – Find and execute the most efficient and effective way of improving your fitness and nutrition. (Use what works – ignore the rest.)
  • Accuracy – Our goal is to provide only timeless original information, it is also a condition of truth.
  • Intelligence – Like minds attract, if this needs to be explained then. . .
  • Authenticity – Be true to your own character, personality and spirit.
  • Humor (sarcasm) – Quit taking yourself so seriously. You’re probably the funniest person you know!


The People Behind This Website

Who is Charles Lloyd?

Quite possibly one of the most unorthodox, sarcastic, mentally focused and physically disciplined person you will ever meet. You can read more about him on the About Page.

Who is Julie Dean?

She is the person who edits all the stuff that I write and you read here. Without her none of this stuff would be here, you would have no idea what I was talking about, you would think I’m an asshole,  and you would probably leave in less than 30 seconds; basically, she makes all the crap I write pretty. You can read more about her on her About Page.

What do we do? And what is our Secret?

What We Do:

Simply put we help you get in shape.

What is our Secret?

This whole “in shape” thing can be put into four words: Eat Less, Workout More. That is the secret of all the crazy books, diet pills, magazines, and snake oil that plague the marketplace. If you are looking for a shortcut, then I got some good news and bad news for you.

First the bad news: There are no shortcuts, no matter how you slice it there are no short cuts. You cannot eat crap all day, not workout and, expect to get away with it. You know, the definition of insanity – doing the same thing and expecting different results.  NO SHORTCUTS.

Now the good news: There are no shortcuts and working out is fun. If you think otherwise, you have been lied too. How do I know? Well, go anywhere where there are kids and I can pretty much guarantee they are “working out” i.e. playing, running around acting crazy. Running around and acting crazy is ALWAYS fun.

Welcome to Charles Lloyd Fitness

Our Jobs:

Charles: I am the main writer here so I help you eat less and workout more via this website. I currently have a couple hundred articles and pages ALL dedicated on how to both how to eat less and workout more.

Julie: She is the editor here and proprietor of F.I.I.T Camp. If you come to F.I.I.T Camp you will feel her wrath. I also show up sometimes, then she gets to be the nice one and I am the one screaming at you.  So Julie helps you workout more via her F.I.I.T Camp – Currently F.I.I.T Camp is only available here in the Sacramento, California area.

Where to begin?

If you are new to this website then welcome and thank you for checking it out. I have been working on this website since 2008 and currently (at the time of this writing 6/10/2011) it is in the top 60,000 websites in the United States! And top 350,000 websites in the world!

Where to find stuff:

First be sure to bookmark this website, so you can come back again and again. All my new posts are currently in my “Blog” section of this website. If you are not sure what a blog is, that is O.K. The blog section of this website is where the latest and greatest posts are. Since it is very hard to organize the few hundred posts I have on this website, the easiest and fastest way to get what you need is to use the “Search Charles Lloyd Fitness” search bar that is located in the navigation bar, or to have a look at my Archives. My archives contain every post I have written.

Here is a list of some of my most popular posts:

Then there is Julie’s F.I.I.T Camp:

Boot camp with focus –  Focused, Intentional, Intensity, Training! Oh Ya! F.I.I.T. Camp is the ultimate in total body fitness! It is an intense and fun, total body workout provided in a 45 minute to 1 hour class format encompassing all six components of physical fitness: cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, balance, and coordination.  It consists of an 8 to 10 minute warm up, 35 to 45 minutes of high intensity cardio intervals balanced with muscular endurance training to provide a workout that burns between 400 to 600 calories per session, and ends with 5 to 10 minutes of stretching.  The core is always worked and the class may end with a 10-15 minute abdominal workout (if I don’t target it a lot during the main session, which I usually do). Oh ya, and it’s FUN!!!!


Here is all the current F.I.I.T Camp Scheduling Times and Information. Remember these F.I.I.T Camp Schedules are for the local Sacramento, California area.

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This website is for you.  If there is something you want me to write about or if you have any comments, please email.  I truly value your feedback.  Thanks again and Welcome to Charles Lloyd Fitness website!!