Phone or In-Person Consultations
Let Clarence and Carol Help You Take Charge
of Your Diet and Training
What to expect and how it works
Scheduling is easy:
It's helpful (but not required) to read one or more of
Clarence's books before setting up a consultation. We recommend Lean For
Life and our new book, Take Charge.
However, any of our books will help make your consultation more
productive; the focus of each book is explained on our Products page. After
reading one or more of our books you’ll have the basic information on our
lifestyle (diet and exercise), allowing us to concentrate on your
individual needs and concerns.
Tell us about your goals and the problems you're having.
We'll also need background information such as age, weight, training experience,
medical problems, along with your current diet and training program. This
information allows Clarence to prepare to talk or visit with you. The more detail you
give, within reason, the more productive the consultation is likely to be. Be
sure to highlight the areas where you’d like our help; be specific about your
problems and areas of concern.
Call or email (contact info below) when you're ready to
schedule the consultation and we'll answer any questions
Price and information on
Telephone consultations with Clarence are reasonably priced
at $200.00 (plus NM tax if you are a NM resident). There is no time limit, but
phone consults generally last about an hour. (You pay for the long distance
call.) Consulting by telephone allows you to ask questions; the give and take
makes the consultation more helpful.
We have continued to do telephone
consultations during the 2020 pandemic, and are now recommending
telephone consultations before any more extensive consultations
(such as the one-day in-person consultations). As of April
2021 we have not started scheduling one-day consultations.
Price and details on
You can also come to Albuquerque for one day.. Most
people arrive the night before and get settled down at a nearby hotel. We pick
you up the next morning for breakfast with Clarence. What happens after that
depends on your situation; we map out a plan specifically for you. Most people
are interested in sharing meals and snacks with us, learning calorie control
techniques and proper food selection, discussing their own diet, training, and
motivation problems--whatever is necessary to help you achieve your goals.
The day-long consultation is $1,250 ($1,000.00 each for two
people) + New Mexico sales tax.
(A reservation charge of $500 is required when you schedule an
in-person consultation. Should you have to cancel, $250 will be refunded if
notice is given a week or more in advance. Under normal circumstances, the
reservation charge will be applied toward the consultation fee.)
What people say about
our telephone and in-person consultations:
Please thank Clarence for me. I thoroughly enjoyed talking to him on the
phone. It has helped me enormously. All of a sudden my thinking about training
and diet has become so much clearer. The consultation fee is the best money I
have ever spent on training. His insight is so logical and quite simple. I think
the problem is the fitness industry has become over complicated. I cannot thank
Clarence enough. David
Clarence, I still feel that
your in-person consults--this was my third--are one of the best bargains in the
fitness industry. It was obvious to me that you spent quite a bit of time
evaluating my pre-consult letter, and designed a program of training/eating
specifically for me and my lifestyle, using your principles. This was no "canned
program" where everyone is told to do the same thing, but an in-depth evaluation
and analysis of how I can apply your principles to my rather hectic lifestyle! I
appreciate you both tremendously! Ed
McElroy, DDS, El Paso, Texas
Call (505) 266-5858 [M-F, 8-5 Mountain time] or e-mail:
Come for a New Mexico vacation and do a consultation
while you're here: Experience our southwest culture with its Indian and
Spanish influences (Santa Fe is only 60 miles to the north). The Spanish Market
www.spanishmarket.org (usually in July) and the Indian Market (usually in
August) are in both Santa Fe although these dates will probably be changed
because of the pandemic
Or attend the annual International Balloon Fiesta held each
fall in October in Albuquerque (www.balloonfiesta.com),
visit old town Albuquerque
www.albuquerqueoldtown.com , take a trip on the world's longest aerial
tramway (2.7 miles) to Sandia Peak
www.sandiapeak.com , or take in a minor league baseball game with the
www.albuquerquebaseball.com . Or go further up north (135 miles) and visit
quaint Taos known for its art and nearby skiing in the winter.
If you are a wildlife enthusiast, you can drive south from
Albuquerque one hour in the autumn and see tens of thousands of birds which
gather at the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge
From opera buffs (Santa Fe Opera
www.santafeopera.org - normally June through August) to those looking for a
great skiing vacation or a unique cultural experience, New Mexico has it
all. Come once and you'll want to visit again and again!
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comment about our in-person consultations:
Let it be known that I was a
bit intimidated when I scheduled my 2-day visit with Clarence and Carol Bass –
Mr. and Mrs. Ripped – when I thought about the awards, the books and magazine
column, and the physique. WOW. But I was tired of getting stuck with my
workouts, plateauing; tired of being inconsistent, and burning out.
It was my goal to move from
knowing what to do “in theory” to actually knowing “how to” do it. I wanted to
maximize my lifestyle choices so I could be around longer for myself and my
family. I also wanted to be a good example for my young family. Little did I
know how much difference two days with my “lifestyle mentors” would make.
Still undecided? Read the reflections of Dr.
Kevin Fontaine and his 16-year-old son Joshua: Surpassing Great Expectations:
Our Weekend with Carol and Clarence Bass: This past July
(2009), my son Joshua and I (see Success Stories 10 & 11) made our way to
Albuquerque to spend the weekend with Carol and Clarence Bass. Joshua was about
as excited as he could be because he’d read most of Clarence’s books and now he
was going to meet “Mr. Ripped” in the flesh. What I found most gratifying was
that Clarence seemed as excited as Joshua. They hit it off right away. From the
moment Clarence asked, “How much are you weighing these days?” Joshua knew he
was in for a weekend filled with advice, instruction, and information;
information that he could never get from a book or from his old man. Imagine,
spending time with someone who has over 50 years of experience managing training
and dietary practices to produce optimal results! That, coupled with Clarence’s
encyclopedic knowledge of bodybuilding and its history, made for an incredible,
once in a lifetime experience. Read
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