I wanted to do this interview more than anything to say thank you. It’s not every day you get to talk to someone whom you admire greatly, who created a global movement, someone whom, on many levels, changed your life. If you’ve been Part of the Pack with us for a while, you know how deep our love runs for Daniel and Alex, founders of Team Body Project. If you are looking for motivation of any kind – I know you will find it here today. We sing their praises at every opportunity, and feel so thankful to share a conversation with creator, and coach, Daniel Bartlett:
Meet Certified Trainer & Team Body Project Founder, Daniel Bartlett.
If you’re here because you’ve tried a TBP workout before, I want to start by assuring you: what you see on your screen is about as real as it gets. Daniel is exactly as he is during his workouts, and what I imagine to be as he is in real life as well. (Case in point: he graciously allowed me to interrupt our interview to quiet my barking dog, and made me feel completely at ease). He and Alex have built their business from a host of talents they amass together, but if I had to sum it up in one word, it would be authenticity.
My version of bringing joy is bringing who I am, where I am.Daniel Bartlett
About Team Body Project.
Team Body Project, if you’re not familiar, was designed by both Daniel and his wife Alexandra (Alex), as real workouts for real people. They are online, on-demand home workouts you can do from anywhere, on any device. The best part about the fitness programs they offer, is that they are built with you in mind. Any level, any age. There are suggested modifications, options to boost your output, and you get out what you put into them.
On their YouTube as well as their member site, there are hundreds of workouts you can choose from – whether it be pilates with Alex, a Total workout with both Daniel and Alex, Beats or Real Start featuring team members, they even have workouts for seniors that can be done from a chair. Each workout is unique and exciting, and you can choose based on your goals, or the mood you find yourself in that day.
Our TBP Journey.
Did you start an online fitness program during quarantine? Same. I found Team Body Project in an attempt to recover after knee surgery, and build my strength back up again. We had tried several other at home workouts, but nothing stuck for me. I needed something that was low impact, but had great energy; something I’d want to come back to each day. We stumbled across their YouTube channel, and the rest was history. It was so empowering to see changes in my body each week. But the most impactful change of all was the mental shift that took place inside me. I started appreciating my body more than I ever had. Not for what it looked like, but for what it allowed me to do each day. Did you know the human heart beats 100,000 times a day? Multiply that by the amount of days you’ve been alive. When is the last time you thanked your heart?
You’ll hear Daniel say, “You are winning! Look at your magnificent body moving. You are capable!”. He encourages you every step of the way, and for me, gratitude was a major component. You see that with both Daniel and Alex, and soon, you feel it in yourself. Maybe your Stars look a little tighter. Perhaps your Scotties feel stronger. You get a little less winded on the next set of Touch & Raises. It was also about the time set aside for myself. I talk about that more here, but this was the first time since having our son (Grey), that I devoted time for me, and both my mental and physical health have benefited greatly.
With this movement, you may be doing it alone (or in our case, dragging Jon out of bed to start with me at 4am before the day gets hectic😆), but you know you are not alone in this journey. Not only do you have your coaches, but you have the whole TBP team. You can see a little slice of yourself in all of them. It’s relatable. It’s doable. It’s CHANGE JUICE that works.
A global movement that feels like a tight-knit community.
Join the movement.
Try a range of incredible workouts by Daniel & Alex here. And if you’re like us, after a few weeks you’re hooked and ready for more! Once you become a member, you unlock hundreds of challenging, innovative, exciting workouts on their site. If you’re looking to connect with the TBP family, head to their instagram, here.
By the way, if you only have 10 minutes today – this is my all time favorite mini workout with both Daniel and Alex. Their energy is contagious and you don’t even realize how much you’re getting done in such a short amount of time!
A sincere, heartfelt thank you to Daniel for his time, and for all that he and Alex do to empower, educate, and inspire the Body Project community each and every day!