“My journey began out of a desire to better myself. I had long since let myself grow increasingly out of shape. I was eating poorly, had very few physical activities in my life, and have been a smoker for years. I used to get winded running the stairs in my office! As my son’s first birthday approached I took a look at myself and realized that I wanted to make some changes. I wanted to regain my health and fitness levels from years ago so that I could enjoy the upcoming years with my son. I was uncertain how to attain my goals and thought the Total Body Challenge would give me the motivation I needed. It turns out that I was right, the Total Body Challenge provided me with exactly the type of motivation I needed to get into the best shape I’ve been in since my early twenties. I am a naturally competitive person and watching the other Challenge participants working hard on their own goals further motivated me each week. After some time I realized that I craved my morning workouts, and as much I complained about them, I looked forward to our Saturday group workouts. They made me work harder than I would have ever pushed myself on my own, and although I felt like I was dying during them, I went home describing to my wife how good I felt afterwards. I have never been one to do any type of cardiovascular exercise; it was the Body Challenge that forced me to do cardio and now I have learned to make it a part of my life. The desire to make cardiovascular exercise a part of my life is by far what pleases me most.

“During this challenge I have learned life habits that I will be able to maintain for years to come. I have seen greater gains than I expected at the beginning. With USA Elite Trainers diet and exercise programs, I have learned what to eat, when to eat it, and how to exercise properly and effectively. I have made cardio part of my weekly routine and developed a repeatable routine that I know I can carry into the future. Besides the obvious physical changes to my body, I feel better, I’m more energetic and attentive, and I sleep better at night. To say that I am pleased is an understatement, and I can’t wait to continue my journey!”