It is hard for many of my clients to believe that I did not always look the way I do, that I was at one time, well, fat. There, I said it, I was fat. I carried it well though and I wasn’t enormous, I was just big. I’m 6 foot 4 so it’s easier to hide weight than someone who is 6 inches shorter. When I started training in MMA, Muay Thai and Boxing and also working out in the gym 6 days a week in March of 2008 I weighed 269 pounds and was around 29-31% body fat. GROSS!
I was in the gym so much I decided to become a Personal Trainer and start helping others lose weight. I had been training for about a year before I decided to start what has become the best Boot Camp and weight and fat loss program in the Charlotte area. When I first started our Boot Camps I weighed 245 pounds and my body fat was at 25%. STILL NOT GOOD ENOUGH!
I was still working out like most guys do, lifting weights, thinking that I would magically get in amazing shape by doing simple weight lifting exercises, the old school way. My MMA and Muay Thai training was progressing and I thought it was taking care of the cardio I needed to lose more fat, but I was wrong. I was stuck at 245 pounds and 25% body fat. My workouts were not getting me results. UNACCEPTABLE!
So I redesigned my workouts and used this knowledge to give my Boot Camp clients amazing workouts that got amazing results! No more old school, no more doing simple weight lifting exercises and cardio separate. These new workouts have been developed into the best muscle building, weight and fat loss workouts you will ever come across! Using muli-joint exercises, plyommetrics, kettlebells and adding lots of body weight and cardio exercises to our workouts, we now have a proven way of getting serious results. After developing our amazing workouts I was seeing results, I weighed 220 pounds and I was at 15% body fat, but I wanted more. So we also developed a tried and tested meal plan and a new eating lifestyle that goes hand in hand with our workouts and is guaranteed to shed fat. It worked for me and it can work for you!
I now weigh 190 pounds and I finally achieved a long-time goal of single digit body fat usually reading between 7 and 9%! It’s hard to believe how big I use to be but it’s the truth, I use to be fat but now I have the body I’ve always wanted and I feel great!
And my new goal is to share with all of you how I was able to get where I am today. I promise you that it is possible to go from fat to fit and anyone can do it! Over the past 8 years we have developed an algorithm that no other gym in the world uses! Our schedule helps us design workouts using different formats and targeting different muscle groups and allows us to use different tempos and modalities which give our clients varied workouts that are planned not just thrown together. Our program is not a guess where we just pick a few exercises and throw in some weights and some cardio, no, we have developed a system that when coupled with proper nutrition will get you results as long as you are dedicated to the program and your nutrition.
PRIDE Conditioning gets results and I am living proof! Come train with a coach who knows the struggles of weight loss and has successfully gone from fat-ass to bad-ass and can show you how to do it! No gimmicks, no magical pills, no body shaping corsets, no flat tummy tea, just hard work and clean eating!