Clint Bauer – Primal Influence

Primal Pizza

Today on Wednesday Wellness I’m introducing you to a fellow Sunshine Coaster! Clint is the owner of Primal Influence which is a health and fitness coaching business focussing on natural movement, real food and a healthy mindset. Clint recently launched the MindBodyReboot program which is a 30 day online program encompassing ‘real food’ advice, mindset techniques and natural movement. Clint found that most ‘detox’ programs only address food whereas Primal Influence believes good food, movement and a healthy mindset are the key to leading a healthy vibrant lifestyle. MindBodyReboot is more than just a detox because it’s aimed at slowly transitioning you to healthy living and learning to listen to what yout body truly needs. Let’s get to know Clint!

Tell us about your journey, what sparked your passion for the health and wellness industry?

I was at 113kg (minimum, I didn’t like to weigh myself often) when I entered into a Biggest Loser competition where I worked. The idea was for staff to lose weight and improve their health and the winner would receive a cash prize. I actually lost weight, won the competition and never looked back!

What’s your number one wellness tip?

Learn to listen to what your body truly needs, and more importantly, obey it.

What’s your one non-negotiable when it comes to your health?

Have fun with your fitness. Exercise shouldn’t feel like hard work or a chore.

What motto do you live by?

Have fun!

What is your proudest achievement?

Completing the 42.2km Gold Coast Marathon in 2010. I’d never even ran an official half marathon, and I trained for this full marathon while living in Darwin during the wet season. So that was quite an achievement for me. I finished in 4 hours and 7 minutes, 7 minutes shy of my goal time but I was still happy with what I did.

What are your goals for the future?

To own a primal studio, to be known as the Sunshine Coast’s ‘primal personal trainer’, to sell 1000 registrations to the MindBodyReboot program, become a certified MovNat instructor and become a qualified Functional Diagnostic Nutrition practitioner.

Tell us something not many people know about you?

I used to be extremely shy, to the point I found it difficult to look at someone’s face when having a conversation with them. I think because I was so overweight for so long and had very little self-confidence I found it hard to communicate with people. Now even though I feel shy to some extent, I am far more comfortable talking to people and am quite outgoing in comparison.

Can you share with us one of your favourite recipes?

Primal Pizza (nut/grain/gluten/dairy/egg-free)

To make the base:

½ cup chia seeds, blended to meal

2 tablespoons arrowroot powder

2 tablespoons coconut flour

2 tablespoons coconut oil

1 teaspoon baking powder (opt for rice and gluten-free)

1 teaspoon bicarb soda

1 tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar

1 teaspoon Himalayan salt

1 cup warm filtered or spring water and 2 teaspoons extra

Optional: add ½ cup nut meal to create a fluffier base, but it’s not essential

Method:

Preheat oven to 185 degrees Celsius. In a large bowl add the arrowroot powder with 2 teaspoons water and mix well. Add in remaining ingredients and mix well to ensure all ingredients are combined. Add more warm water if needed. The mix should be like a dough. Place a large sheet of baking paper on benchtop and put all the dough mix onto it. Grab another large piece of baking paper to place on top and use a rolling pin to flatten mixture to desired shape and to about 1.5cm in thickness. Discard top piece of baking paper and place bottom layer with base onto a baking rack/dish and into the oven. Bake for 45min-1hour until you can cut in the middle and the dough is completely cooked. Time will depend on your oven.

Topping:

Once base is cooked add your favourite toppings. I like to cover the base with organic tomato paste, add cooked diced pumpkin, onion and garlic, rocket leaves, cooked diced chicken, and top with grated firm goats cheese. My other fave topping combination is seafood marinara! I buy mussel meat, squid tubes, cooked prawns and smoked salmon, and add rocket leaves and goats cheese. Cook the squid before adding to the pizza. Yum! Place toppings onto base and under the grill for 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Where can we find you?

Clint Bauer

Website: www.primalinfluence.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/primalinfluence

Twitter: @ClintBauer

Instagram: @primalinfluence

Google+: Clint Bauer

Do you agree that real food, mindset techniques and natural movement are all key to a healthy vibrant life?

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