November 7th, 2011 I weighed 296lbs, had a 50 inch waist, drank 10-12 beers a day, and smoked 1.5 packs a day. I decided I need a change so I quit smoking, quit drinking, and went on the Atkins diet. I lost 10lbs a month over 3 months. I was still not happy and then I met Stacy Quinn, a fitness consultant from World Health at Londonderry Mall. She looked and pointed at me and said “You need to work out!!”
I went to the Clareview World Health and she signed me up for a membership, and that’s where I met my mentor and personal trainer Francois Coetzer. I sat down with him, got 38 personal training sessions and he put me on a meal plan to help me achieve my goal of losing 30lbs to get my hernia surgery completed. I stayed on this meal plan and worked out at the gym 6-7 days a week, and also trained with Francois 3 times a week. After a few weeks Francois introduced me to the elliptical which I used for 65mins a day up to 10-12 miles. With this meal plan I gained so much energy I was hooked on my new lifestyle. The staff at World Health are all so amazing! Scott, Stacey, Jeremy, along with Francois all helped me with suggestions, do’s and dont’s, and gave me the drive to succeed.
I now weight 190.5lbs and have lost 20 inches. I love how much discipline, sweat, hard work and training it took to get me to this point in my life. Now I am healthy, happy and never get tired. I am indebted to World Health and their staff, and have the utmost respect for their knowledge and support to help me get to this new place in my life. I also have to thank 91.7 The Bounce for the tunes to keep me energized at the gym each day, Alyssa and Kory from Fabutan for the awesome tanning and support. I’d like to also thank everyone who helped and supported me every day including my family, my employer, crew and friends at Northwest Paving.
I set goals for myself and have achieved them! I told myself that if I lost 100lbs I would go and buy a Harley Davidson motorcycle. On Saturday July 14th, 2012 I got my motorcycle license and will be buying a Harley Davidson this week. Now I am smiling and styling!! I want three things in my life: World Peace, Stop World Hunger and train at World Health forever!Yours truly,