The Bevan James Eyles Show - The Fitness Behaviour Podcast

In New Zealand, the Covid lockdown period had a positive effect on many people’s fitness.


A lot of people who didn’t normally exercise suddenly had more time, so they used this time to go for a walk, a run or do some other form of exercise.


People were getting fitter, feeling good about themselves physically, and enjoying the benefits of regular exercise.


This could have been a life changing time….


But when life went back to normal what do you think happened?


These people fell away from the exercise habit they had built.


This lockdown period teaches some really valuable lessons around why people aren’t exercising and how things need to be done differently.


In this week’s video, I teach you a better way to approach bringing exercise into your life, in a way that can be maintained no matter what the conditions of your life may be.


If you aren’t exercising, you want to watch this video.

Direct download: podcast_of_Kawb_-_Covid_1.mp3
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The last quarter of a half marathon is tough.


As a coach, I want to make sure our half marathon runners know how to respond in a way that will:


1. Deliver the result they want

2. Help them make the best decisions in these tough moments

3. Get them to the finish line in a way they can be proud of


We have a mental technique we teach our runners which helps them win these tough moments and it’s very simple and effective!

This week I teach you this technique so you can get better at ‘winning’ tough moments in your life.

Direct download: podcast_of_kawb_-_when_i_get_to.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:12pm EDT

Are you a career driven person or business owner that is compromising your health due to the demands of your work life?

If you are, this week’s video is for you.

I share some interesting, and scary insights that I gained from an interview I did recently, around the cost of not looking after your health when you are a workaholic.

If you know you are putting your health last due to your work, watch this video.

Direct download: podcast_of_kawb_-_business_story.mp3
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I'm keeping it simple this week.


I'm sharing a story from my life that inspired me to start a hobby that has been crucial to me.


If you feel you need something more in your life, this video is for you.

Direct download: podcast_of_kawb_-_guitar_story_1.mp3
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This week, one of our runners came up to me for some weight-loss advice.

During our discussion, I asked the question “Why do you think you are overweight?”.


It was obvious that they hadn’t thought about this question as they didn’t have an answer.


They looked a bit lost.


I suggested that they have to think about this and find a possible answer or answers, because it’s important to figure out the real problem/s lying behind this issue for them that may need to be solved.


A lot of people think a weight-loss journey is solely about food and exercise.

While these 2 things are important, there are often (and not always obvious) bigger problems to solve, and if you get on top of these you have a higher chance of success.


In this week’s video, I share why this is an important question to explore before you start a weight-loss journey and the steps you can take which will help set you on the right path.

Direct download: kawb_-_why_are_you_overweight.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:15pm EDT

I was talking to a friend last weekend about his financial situation. 


He was telling me that he probably spends over 8 hours a week stressing about money.

This is massive when you think about it, it’s half the time you are awake within a full day!


The interesting thing about our conversation is that he’s in a great place with his finances.

It turns out that the finances aren’t the problem…


It’s that he’s missing 3 simple steps that would remove the stress from his life.


In this week’s video, I share our conversation and the 3-step plan that could help him remove a massive stress from his life.


If you are stressed, this may be a good watch for you.

Direct download: podcast_of_kawb_-_8hoursofstress.mp3
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Do you have an area of your life that you know you are very strong in?

It could be:

  • Career
  • Health and fitness
  • Being a parent
  • A hobby

Does being strong in this area hold you back?

You may be wondering what I’m talking about here...


I have this concept called ‘Because I’m great I don’t have to’.

It’s a concept that digs deep into how our strength can close us off to the work that can be done to take us to a higher level of self.

In this week’s video I talk about this concept and share how understanding it can lead to exciting next level versions of you.

Direct download: podcast_kawb_-_i_dont_have_to_because_I_can.mp3
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In my book, "I Will Make You Passionate About Exercise," I introduce the concept of four different types of exercisers.


They are:

  • The Non-Exerciser: This person has no exercise routine.
  • The Yo-Yo Exerciser: This person comes and goes from exercise
  • The Habit Exerciser: This person has a good routine that they know they can maintain, but sometimes aren’t achieving their desired change
  • The Thriving Exerciser: This person is in a place where they are growing and experiencing all the amazing benefits that come from regular exercise

Which one are you?


(If you are a Non-Exerciser or a Yo-Yo Exerciser, it’s worth getting my book which will give you a plan for how to become a Habit and eventually even a Thriving exerciser).


Recently, I realized there is a fifth type of exerciser, the highest level of all.


This is a level that not many can reach, but if you do, you'll become a legend with exercise.


In this week’s video, I reveal the fifth type of exerciser. Maybe it’s a level that you can aim for.

Direct download: podcast_5_types_of_exercisers.mp3
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Do you feel guilty about the things you aren't doing to help yourself grow or overcome hurdles you face?

You are not alone in experiencing this.

Many people grapple with such guilt.

Unfortunately, instead of prompting actionable change, this guilt often merely exacerbates negative feelings.

There's a tool that I use to address this issue. It allows me to be realistic, fair to myself, and build trust that I will overcome challenges.

This week, I will share what the tool is and how you can also use it.

So, if you are sitting in guilt, check out this video

Direct download: podcast_Kawb_feeling_guilty1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:31pm EDT

Being true to the real me is important.

I like to feel aligned to my values and who I want to be in this world. 

To take that a step further, I want to evolve so I can learn higher levels of myself.

Every day, I have a powerful tool that I use that allows me to get to these higher levels.

In this week’s video I teach you this tool. I think you will get a lot of value from it.

Direct download: Podcast_of_KAWB_-_Values_tool_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:26pm EDT

Here’s a fascinating statistic:

Over 80% of people never complete their New Year resolutions.

In fact, only 8% of people maintain them for the whole year.


There are many reasons why this happens, but to me, there’s one single massive mistake people make when they set their resolutions which leads to them quitting very quickly.

If you want to be one of 8% that achieve and stick to their resolutions, listen to this podcast. 

Direct download: New_Years_resolution_pod.mp3
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