***UPDATE FOR 6/5/09 – John is still chugging along and hitting his Workouts HARD!! General strength and cardio are up with each Training Session, and his reported weigh-in for today was down to 280!!***




John is a EMT that works for the City. He’s 27 years old, and had a starting Weight of 303 lbs at a height of 5’7’’.  John bought into a 3 month Package with me focusing on my Conditioning Programs that are run off Boxing/MMA/Circuit Training based principles.  He’s committing 3x per week doing 1 on 1 Sessions with me, and another 2x per week on his own following my guidelines for “off-day” workouts.


Our first Session together was NOT a SUCCESS! John’s current weight and cardio level was barely allowing him make it through a couple warm-up laps and a jump rope “Round” at the beginning of our Workout. His strength level was also at a point where I was lucky to get 1-2 full range pushups from him when we started our Strength Circuit. A typical Session for this type of Workout runs 45-55 minutes. I’m fairly certain we made it through only 25-35 of actual working minutes.


TODAY is a different story! We’ve JUST hit the 1-month mark, 10 sessions in, and John has progressed extremely well. His last weigh-in reporting was a full 10 lbs off, down to 293, and he has already been receiving unsolicited “you look good/better” and “you been hitting the gym!?!?” type compliments. (As an FYI this is the BEST way to gauge your progress…don’t JUST rely on the scale and mirror because you do that each and every day). Regarding his Workouts….John now motors through his laps, sprints, and is progressing very well on his jump rope “Rounds.” His squat/lunge work is much better, and his overall upper body strength is improving weekly to a point where I can now modify the Workouts on the fly to accommodate his strength gains. (Pushups have gone up from 1-2 full range pushups up to 7-8 on the Nike Pushup Bars!!).


Also, John had a “real world” experience the other day he’d mentioned to me as a result of his increased endurance and strength. Months ago, John had an emergency call at work where he had to run up 5 flights of stairs to an ailing patient. He admitted to needing “a ton” of time to catch his breath and re-group before he could fully focus and tend to the patient. Just last week, John did the EXACT SAME flight of stairs at the EXACT SAME HOUSE/PATIENT and when he got to the top, he was able to catch his breath and re-group in a fraction of the time. He admitted that both he AND his partner IMMEDIATELY noticed the difference and were amazed at how fast his cardio was progressing. Needless to say, John was pumped!


One thing to remember is that these gains/successes DO NOT happen overnight or come easily. John “BRINGS IT” each and every day we work together, is extremely motivated to get back his “old self,” and diligently finds time to make each Session with me, and stick to his Off-Day Workouts.  John is not only an example of an “actual” success(IE- my programs are “working” for  him), but also an example of someone who wasn’t happy with physical state/appearance, and has decided to diligently DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT!  


Follow his motivational example and get yourself in top shape TODAY!

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