Take The Ripped Challenge

Take Back Your New-Year-Resolution starts in March 2017!

2004-2014I have been working out consistently since I was 20 years old and have experimented with many workout programs out there. I understand that it can be VERY OVERWHELMING for any newbies trying to figure out the best methods to improve their health and fitness level (or even to achieve the Adonis physique). That is why I am inviting you to join my Ripped Challenge!

What is The Ripped Challenge?

  • The virtual fit challenge, with my being your coach, that can take anywhere from 30 days to 90 days, in a group setting.
  • You do everything at home or gym, on your own time and schedule! No in-person meetings or group workouts.
  • The exclusive private group so that you can interact with fellow challengers. This private group is used as a platform for you and your teammates to motivate each other, to challenge each other, and to provide insights on your workout of the day.
  • You will be in constant contact with me as we will interact daily with the group.
  • Video tutorials for complex issues/questions that cannot be explained efficiently in writing.

Is it better than 1-on-1 personal training? YES! For most people, they can only afford to hire a personal trainer, for only 1 or 2 sessions per week (each session usually costs around $70-100).  Meanwhile, the other days in the week, they try to do something on their own; even with some workout guidance by their trainer, most people can’t perform well, without the daily coaching and support. That is why I found that my customers have better results when joining my Ripped Challenge – plus it is much cheaper!


Sign-Up for an upcoming Challenge

Who is this Challenge for?

  • I am looking for 5-15 people who are eager to get in shape, transforming their health and physique by focusing either on STRENGTH, SIZE and/or STAMINA.
  • If you’re new to working out, being in a group setting will be the best as you can learn from your teammates who have some experienced in fitness transformation
  • Those who loves support and motivation, being in the Ripped Challenge will allow me to check-in with you daily. That way, if you’re facing with obstacles, whether it’s about minor injuries or ideas on diet, I will be there to guide you.
  • Are you competitive and like to be challenged so that you can be the best version of you? Then this is for you! Be the best transformation in the group!
  • FUN! FUN! FUN! Working out alone at home is boring, so knowing that you have a group to keep you accountable, you will do your very best and you can’t wait to share your results of the day with your teammates!
  • We will also be working closely on your diet plan and supplements, which is 70% of your results, while the other 30% is all about sweating hard!


How I’ve transformed myself from being in a challenge.


12 weeks results (April 6th vs June 12th, 2014)

When I first started P90X, I was having the hard time to be consistent with my routine, especially as I was starting my engineering career. Fortunately, I was invited to join a 90 Day Halloween Challenge, with the goal of dressing up as 300 Spartan. Having my teammates to support me, and sharing their own struggles and solutions in the group, I found myself learning a lot and I believe that I would not have gotten the desired result in 90 days if I wasn’t in that group.

Many years later, after maintaining a ripped physique at 155 lbs, I knew that I wanted to take my physique to the next level — competing in Men’s Physique. I started a Body Beast challenge among my coachees, for my own accountability. As the coach in the group, I knew that I had to lead by example, and that encouraged me to push my limits during my workout. I’d say that everything paid off, that within 90 days, not only added 10 lbs of lean muscle mass, I competed for the very first time in Men’s Physique at Beachbody Classic and won 1st Runner Up. More important, a couple of weeks after that, I got to be the Overall Champion Men’s Physique, Mr. Muscle Beach 2014!

If I can do it, so can you!


Maximize your challenge results with these available supplements

From my very own personal experience, I found that supplements make a BIG difference but only if you’re taking the right ones. Not only I got the boost that I need to hit hard on my workout, but also my body recovers faster with the right supplements.  I have also seen many of my challengers who took the supplements and got faster results than those who did not. When you see results within weeks, you are more likely to stay motivated with your transformation journey, and thus ensuring your success to the end of the challenge.



Beachbody Performance Stack

Performance Stack


The Portion Fix Eating Kit


Testimonials from previous Challengers:

I’m currently in Nick’s Halloween Challenge Group and I am going to be 100% honest, if Nick offers a challenge group opportunity, TAKE THE OFFER!! Nick’s challenge groups are amazing, motivating, and if you follow his rules, advice, and suggestions, you will succeed!! Since I started a challenge group 7 weeks ago with Nick, I have made amazing strides and gains! I have gone from 31% body fat down to 17% and I’m still going strong. These challenge groups have changed my life forever and not only made me more fit, but also made me more motivated, confident, and a better person. I am a full-time teacher and my students (high school) and colleagues have said they’ve noticed I’ve changed for the better. I may not be down to 4% like my goal is, not yet at least, but I’m confident that with Nick as my mentor that I will, without a doubt, reach my goal. Do yourself the right thing for yourself and do this challenge group, you deserve it!
~ Luke Vander Pluym, Chicago IL

To anyone thinking about joining this challenge group – I HIGHLY RECOMMEND you take the challenge. I’ve done other BeachBody programs on my own in the past, P90X & Insanity, and saw good results, but nothing like the result I gained when I joined Coach Nick in his BodyBeast Challenge Group. His attention to detail in not only the program but in nutrition is 1st Class. I went from 155lbs at 15% body fat, to now 168lbs and 10% body fat. I’ll be at 6-8% when I’m done. All Thanks to Nick for taking my Health & Fitness to the Next Level and beyond! Go for It!!
~Nick Dow, New Jersey

I’d like to encourage anyone thinking about joining Nick’s challenge group to do so ASAP – you definitely won’t regret it! I’ve taken Nick’s BodyBeast Challenge, and it has definitely given me the motivation and support I need to get in my best shape ever. Nick provides wonderful guidance with creating personalized meal plans to help you accomplish your fitness goals and is there pushing you through to the finish line. I also found having a group support system very helpful for me as I need the accountability factor to push me even harder.
~Tiffany Nicole, Los Angeles CA

To anyone on the fence about doing this challenge, I encourage you to break through your fear and take this challenge. It will change your life. I did a challenge recently with Nick. He’s an amazing coach. He really cares about his students and goes above and beyond what you expect to help you get the life you want. This isn’t just about getting fit. Working with Nick is a life-changing decision. Going through this challenge will have a positive impact on every aspect of your life. Do it. You owe it to yourself.
~ René Rodriguez, Los Angeles CA

I have been into fitness for a long time but I had been needing someone or something to give me that extra push. Nick really was that extra push I needed! Nick gives you straightforward tools and motivation to get you where you want to be. He was always there for me when I had a question. Nick created an individualized diet and exercise plan to give me the edge, I’m not sure I would have stuck to my diet without him. He makes the whole process fun and I always look forward to the challenges & advice he gives. He’s a fantastic coach! I will continue to go to Nick with any advice or coaching I need. This challenge group could help get that body you want!!!!!
~ Gracie Hudson, Las Vegas, NV


It’s mid-February, which means that ⅛ of the year is gone. Are you where you wanted when you made your fitness resolution couple of months back?

OBJECTIVE: Taking it up a notch with your fitness/health regimen, either with increasing your workout consistency and/or intensity. Working closely with me (Coach Nick) for the optimal results.
WORKOUT PROGRAM: Your own choice or consult with Coach Nick for a more customized plan.
DURATION: 4 weeks (First week of March)

Important: To purchase any Beachbody products, ask your coach or simply login to your teambeachbody.com account and order from there. Your coach will get the credit automatically.


  1. Must have the Beachbody color-coded containers. Meal prepping is a MUST. You can get the Fixate book as well for ideas on recipes. I will make a tutorial video on this in the next couple of days. 
  2. Be on Shakeology for the whole duration of the challenge. Maybe you’ve tried it before and didn’t notice any changes, but for I want you to have faith and be teachable for the next 4 weeks while working with me. Worst case scenario, you can return the whole bag with the 30-day money back guarantee. Consult with me if you’re seeking alternative options. Read more on Shakeology breakthrough and special ingredients.
  3. Be present for the challenge. Download “My Challenge Tracker” app on your smartphone (I will need to send you an invite for the private group). We will also be using FB private group for more intricate matters/files etc. I do like the use of the app because it’s convenient to post and very direct, vs going to FB group and get distracted by other shiny contents.
  4. Post daily before or after your workout – thoughts, reflections, questions, etc. This is imperative for your success as I can track your progress (optional on the weekends). Think of a boat sailing across the channel from Point A to Point B. Every few min or so, the captain checks on the steering direction, since few degrees off can lead to 100 miles off- course. So with your daily post, that is for us to constantly checking that you’re right on track.


  1. Set a SPECIFIC goal(s) for this challenge. Nothing becomes dynamic until it becomes specific. Having a clear goal (Point B) will make it easier for us to steer in that direction. 
  2. Know your Point A. That means you need to take your measurements and before photo. 
  3. Optional: Get a Heart-Rate monitor. This is ideal for those who want to step it up with their progress. Knowing your HR during a workout is the more scientific way to measure your workout intensity and ensuring that you’re on the right track.
  4. Optional: Get the Body Fat Caliper. I only trust when using this equipment that you can get from Amazon. Tutorial video on how to measure your BF% will be coming soon.
  5. Get meal containers. (If you haven’t figured this out yet, the Beachbody color-coded container serve more as a measuring tool vs storing prepped meals). You do not need fancy containers – any will do. But if you do want to go fancy, you can get something like this from Amazon. Your prepped meals should look like below. If you are prepping for 5 days, and eat 1 hot-from-the-stove- meal + 4 prepped-meals a day, there should be 20 containers filled with food in your fridge. DO NOT have a big pot of a food item (say cooked brown rice) in your fridge and expecting to scoop that food each day for your meal… BECAUSE YOU WILL MORE LIKELY TO SKIP AND NOT EAT YOUR PREPPED FOOD.

Info on Heart-Rate and Workout Intensity

Determine your max HR = 220 – your age
Example: My max HR = 220 – 32 = 188 bpm

Moderate exercise intensity: 50 – 70 % of your maximum heart rate. The activity feels somewhat hard. You know it when:

  • Your breathing quickens, but you’re not out of breath.
  • You develop a light sweat after about 10 minutes of activity.
  • You can carry on a conversation, but you can’t sing.

Vigorous exercise intensity: 70 – 85% of percent of your maximum heart rate. The activity feels challenging. You know it when:

  • Your breathing is deep and rapid.
  • You develop a sweat after only a few minutes of activity.
  • You can’t say more than a few words without pausing for breath.

For aerobic/HIIT – measure during the intense cycle. Having high-end HR monitor like Fit-bit, you will be able to see the progression of your HR throughout the entire workout.
For weight training – measure max HR within 15 sec after you finish your last set (including drop set).
Your Point A and Point B determine which intensity you should go for.

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