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12 Week Transformation

- Dr. Anthony C.

 

 

I couldn’t be more thrilled with my results after the 12 weeks with Make It Train!!!  Between the one on one training with John and the extremely detailed dietary portion from Nick, this program had everything I needed to succeed. I’ve tried many training programs in the past but this was the only one that successfully mixed diet and training in a way I could successfully execute. Every part of the 12 weeks was completely tailored to me. From what training elements and what body parts I needed to improve upon, down to what foods I could and couldn’t eat. Every week was something different which kept it interesting and kept me from getting bored. Initially I only wanted to do this program for 12 weeks, but I’ve now decided to make this a lifestyle. I can’t wait to see where I am after another year. A big Thank You to John, Nick and the entire Make it Train Team.

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12 Week Transformation

- Mike R.

 

 

With Make It Train, John put together a comprehensive 12-week workout and meal planning regimen. I have always struggled in the past to understand what a ‘good’ muscle workout is and how to keep up the cadence as time goes on. John provided great support from the beginning and with his detailed workout plans every 2 weeks, it made success much more attainable. Not only does he give you the workouts, but he helps you understand why these workouts go together and how to be successful outside of the program. The toughest aspect of the program for me was the meal planning. I always struggle after 8PM to not snack and with John’s macronutrient breakdown, that late night hunger faded away over the weeks. I felt satisfied with the foods provided and actually felt like I was eating more because they were the right foods. Thanks for everything John!

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12 Week Transformation

- Jon T.

 

I started John's program with high hopes as both of my brothers had achieved great results working with him, but nothing could have foretold the life changing experience the program would be. With the help of John's program I was able to loose close to fifty pounds over twelve weeks. It was not just the loss of weight but the increase energy, self confidence, and overall just better health feeling. The best piece of advice I can give to anyone interested in the program is to be completely honest with John. Meaning if you tell him you are going to work out three times a week, do that or let him know because he will modify your program. Let him know if something is not working and he will change your plan. I really appreciated how the plan was customized to me. I had different meals on days I lifted compared to not, I was constantly adding new foods every two weeks and John supplied lots of alternative meals with a healthy twist. I would recommend this program to anyone thinking about making a change in their life.

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6 Week Transformation

- Paulie I.

 

 

 

 

John did a great job of understanding my needs and goals and what we needed to do together in order to achieve them. Not only has he helped me achieve these goals, he also helped me with a long term plan to sustain and progress further in my pursuit of healthy living.  I needed something that worked around my schedule, not the other way around.  He takes the time up front to understand these needs and then builds the plan around that. The knowledge and planning he showed me is something I will use for the rest of my life.

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8 Week Transformation

- Maureen M.

These last eight weeks went by in a flash! I'm actually serious! I promise I'm not lying.  I've always regularly worked out, worked with trainers and while I know HOW to work out, I knew that my nutrition was atrocious.  I was at a point where I was OK with my weight but when I looked in the mirror I didn't feel like I looked like myself anymore. I thought that it was just me getting older!  Enough was enough and I contacted John because I just needed a little direction and someone to help me change my lifestyle and habits (whatever that means, right?). I got so much more than I expected.  John was my ultimate cheerleader, held me accountable, and kicked my ass when I needed it the most. He even helped me not feel so guilty (so much Catholic guilt) on the days where I needed a rest day because I was on overload from work, drained and exhausted.  Everyone keeps saying its a LIFESTYLE change. I don't think I truly understood what that really meant until I was in the thick of it. My perspective has completely changed and I'm still working through it! Even though my eight weeks has completed, I have just hit the tip of the iceberg.  I feel amazing and I feel and look like I'm "back to my 'ole self" but just a healthier version of that person. There is so much more work to be done and for real, Make it Train has helped me make this possible and pushed me to limits I didn't even know I was capable of!

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28 Week Transformation

- Drew J.

It’s tough to even know where to even begin with this testimonial. All my life I've been into working out, extremely competitive & happiest when I'm progressing towards my goals. However, I found myself saying I WISH I could accomplish this goal or I WILL accomplish that goal at some point, but then never actually going out and doing it. Then, after some rough life events, I knew it was time to tackle a goal I've always wanted to: Get in the absolutely craziest, abstract shape I could push my body to get into. And, if I was going to do that, I might as well compete and see how I looked when the pressure and stage lights were on. That is where my good friend and mentor John came into the picture at Make It Train. I knew John from college & had nothing but admiration for his business, principles, and achievements. With his help, over a 3 month period I naturally became the strongest I've ever been in my entire life. Then, with his help over the following 7 months, I naturally got into the leanest and craziest shape I've ever been in. And it may have been the hardest thing I've ever done. Yes you want balance in your life but getting "competition ready" is selfish and extremely unbalanced. Without John I would have mentally broke. He talked me out of all my doubts, all my insecurities, and made sure I was prepared every step of the way. Most importantly he LISTENED. He never acted like he knew everything. We were a team and went through the ups and downs together and conquered all of them in a plan that fit my lifestyle as a full-time graduate student and a full-time employee. Overall, John helped me become more of the man I wanted to be. In the words of Joe Rogan "Become the hero of your own story because it's YOUR LIFE" and every hero needs a mentor and that mentor for me was John. For those of you who work to better yourselves with John and MIT in the future, know that this man is doing everything to help you and cares more about assisting you accomplish your goals than anything else. Lastly, this journey with John taught me three things: 1) Never be a victim, go out and take what you want in life through extreme hard work (Three hours of cardio a day at one brief point on almost no carbs, then drinking a pot of coffee to do 5-6 hours of homework on a Sunday after meal prepping, and overall being in a calorie deficit for 7 months) 2) Never give a Sh** about what other people say about you and chase after what you want. Do most people think getting all tanned up and shaved to go on stage and flex is cool? HELL NO! but it's what I wanted to accomplish so I could care less. 3) Take pride in what you have accomplished and have fun when you have accomplished what you have worked so hard to achieve. ENJOY THE JOURNEY AND THE END RESULT! Thank you John and Make IT Train for one of the most rewarding experiences of my life and helping me become the hero of my story.

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10 Week Transformation

- Nick

 

I originally decided to contact John after seeing the success my brother was having.  I went into the program thinking it was a diet, but quickly realized it was much more than that.  It’s not like the diets you see on TV where you order food or they give you a meal plan that is the same for every person.  John’s program is completely customized to you. He takes the time to design your meal plan to fit your goals, your lifestyle, and your schedule.  My brother and I were approximately the same size and weight when we started the program, and yet our meal plans were completely different. This really impressed me, and showed how much knowledge John has and how much effort he puts into his work.  I have lost weight in the past by myself, but never like this. While doing the program I never felt super hungry or got headaches like I did in the past. John put together a program that allowed me to lose weight while maintaining my strength, and even gained strength in some lifts.  I want to thank John for helping me reach my goal.

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12 Week Transformation

- Ethan G.

 

 

 

Training and focusing on the health of the body has always been important to me, but sometimes you need guidance. When I first met John I knew that he had the knowledge that I was looking for. To me, it was important to transform your body in the most natural way possible, and John shared the same views. I've learned so much from him during my first prep. Things that I will take with me forever moving forward in my career. If you believe in the human potential or even just want to learn a few things to add to your routine and diet. I encourage you to take a look at what John has to offer. It paid off greatly for me and many others!

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8 Week Transformation

- Jason M.

 

My fiancé and I are going to get married soon and both of us wanted to get in better shape prior to our big day.  I had worked with John in the past, he led training sessions at my work, and I was impressed with his motivation and workouts so I suggested we try him out.  A couple of my coworkers had previously done programs with him and had nothing but good things to say. With that said, I must say that I was thoroughly impressed with my program.  At the beginning, I was a little nervous about cutting out many of the joys that I have when it comes to food, but I really feel that the program has changed my eating habits moving forward.  John did a great job of mixing up the food options so that I wouldn’t get bored & after a while, even the foods I thought I would hate, I have grown to enjoy. The training programs were designed to ease you in and prepare for the weeks to come.  I really liked that the workouts changed every couple of weeks so that I was constantly learning new routines and challenging myself. Let me conclude with mentioning how awesome of a motivator John is. He followed up with me weekly to track my progress and find out what challenges, if any, I was having.  Also, John was always quick to respond if I was going out to dinner or traveling for work to provide me with meal choices. What makes the Make It Train Program great is that John is there for you throughout, but the program is designed to hold you accountable as well, which made the end results even more satisfying!

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12 Week Transformation

- Zak S.

 

John is the man! I've been overweight my whole life but got myself into decent shape by eating better and consistently hitting the gym through college. Approaching 3 years of working full time, my diet started slacking. My job calls for a lot of travel and long, unpredictable hours. On days I was home I would grab something for lunch at noon, not get home until 8/9, and instead of cooking, order takeout. Add in a max of 5.5 hours of sleep and before I knew it I was back up to 209 pounds. I tried eating less and less, but the pounds racked up.  I knew I needed to make a change and John worked with me the whole way. He adapted my plan on the fly (after he sent me it) to accommodate travel needs and more than once removed things that I didn't want to eat as the weeks went on. Whenever I had a question he was there. He also was proactive in asking me how my half-marathon training was going and adapted the workouts and diet to fit that need. He helped me attain my goal of cutting (A LOT) of fat while keeping up (and even increasing) strength. 12 weeks later and I can't believe the difference in how I feel, look, and the way my clothes fit again. If you're on the fence and think you're too busy or it's too hard, trust me - John is the way to go because he makes it easy!

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24 Week Transformation

- Eric B.

I was always a big kid growing up. Partially to my build and partially because I like food. Life is full of ups and downs. My health journey started a few years ago. I was able to take food and meal prep seriously as well as follow a consistent workout routine. I was starting to feel great and comfortable in my own skin. Well, then life hit me with a ton of bricks and I fell into the down part of life. I put on everything I had lost plus a few extra pounds for good measure. I knew that I could get healthy again. I did it once and I had all the tools, but I was missing something. Enter John. I sat down with John for our initial conversation and instantly knew that this man would change my life. Not only is he very knowledgeable, but he makes you feel comfortable and he will never leave your side. It took a lot of hard work and dedication, but I wanted to make John and myself proud. I have never felt so comfortable in my own skin in my entire life. I feel great and I know that we are nowhere near done yet! John will be the best thing to happen to you along your health journey!

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10 Week Transformation

- Matt T.

 

 

 

Before starting this program I was someone who had a terrible diet. I was eating one or two big meals a day and most of the time those meals were unhealthy. I thought that simply going to the gym 5-6 times a week would be good enough to make up for my unhealthy diet. After starting this program I learned how wrong I was. When I initially considered starting the program I figured I would at least learn what a healthy diet looks like. I never imagined how much it would change how I looked and felt about myself in such a short time. With John’s help I was able to obtain my goal of losing weight without sacrificing strength. The great part of this program is how it is customized to your work schedule and lifestyle. Thank you John for all your help and support throughout the process.

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12 Week Transformation

- Chris H.

 

 

 

I hated having pictures taken of me. I didn't recognize the person in the photos.  I knew that I needed to make a change in my life. Contacting John to help was the smartest decision I made. The great thing about this plan is how it is also built around your schedule.  The workouts and the diet is tailor made for you. You aren't forced to eat anything you don't like. The workouts are constantly changing so you won't get bored. If I had a question about something, John was only a quick text away. I feel like I now have a solid foundation to keep building upon. Thank you to John for all your help. I only wish that I had decided to do this sooner.

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16 Week Transformation

- CJ R.

I think every fitness journey starts either when you are unhappy with the way you look or feel, or when you know you can do better for your health and for yourself. In my case it was definitely both. After looking at pictures of myself, and being winded after climbing two flights of stairs, I knew it was time for something to change. I started working out but soon after realized my efforts in the gym would be worthless if I continued to eat grilled cheese, chicken fingers, and McDonald’s every day. Working in the ER with very unstructured hours I was looking for a diet that worked for me and my unique schedule, and that’s exactly what I got from the team at Make It Train. John structured my meal plan around my schedule, and planned different options on when to eat certain foods based on when I was working and when I planned on working out. Knowing the intensity I was putting into my workouts he built an intra-workout meal and post-workout meal into the diet that properly fueled my workouts and pushed me harder in the gym. I honestly did not think it was possible to find a meal plan this personalized to fit me. There are so many generic diet plans out there online that are completely unsustainable for one simple reason - they’re not built for you. John built in foods for me that I really enjoyed eating, and avoided all of the foods I hate, all while maintaining the ideal macronutrients for my personal metabolism and daily energy output. For the first time in my life I had a very sustainable diet that I knew was maximizing my hard work in the gym. In the past 16 weeks Make It Train has helped me become the biggest, strongest, leanest, and healthiest I have ever been. I could not be happier with my results and I cannot thank John enough for all of his hard work and dedication to making me a better version of myself. So if you are reading this and you are unhappy with the way you currently look or feel, or if you just want to become a better version of yourself - stop making excuses, stop procrastinating, and sign up. It literally only takes one decision to change your life, and the only person stopping you from bettering yourself is you.

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9 Week Transformation

- Alexandra M.

I've always been the girl who LOVES to eat & go out socially for drinks with my friends. Well, this past summer I continued to be that girl and the weight had significantly caught up to me and I needed to make a change. I needed something very structured to obtain my goal, because without structure you'd catch me at Chipotle or somewhere thinking that my meal was "healthy". I have tried the whole just eating "healthy" thing, and saw decent results over a longer period of time, but never ANYTHING close to the results that I have obtained on my 9 week plan. I was seriously shocked at how the weight was just falling off of my body, and how quickly it was happening. People, I started noticing in 2 weeks the differences in my body. It was not just any diet. It was a well thought out diet plan, tailored SPECIFICALLY to not only my body, but my lifestyle! I was asked what foods I like to eat, what times I will be able to eat, and was given endless substitutions if I ran out of a grocery item on my diet. The first 3 weeks of my diet, I barely even wanted to eat because I was legitimately FULL THE ENTIRE TIME! I was so surprised at how much food I needed to fuel my body properly and to lean out. I would have never known I could eat as much as I could without the knowledge of John. There is an endless amount of science behind the nutrition in these plans; for instance, how important meal timing is, when it is best to eat your higher carbohydrate meals, and other things that I would never know could affect my body so drastically. All and all, I have never felt more confident with my body and I absolutely couldn't have done it without John.

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8 Week Transformation

- Linda C.

Since I reached my 40's I've struggled with weight loss and trying to lose those last 5 pounds was a challenge for me. But that all changed when I heard of this program from my older son who underwent an amazing transformation. Although I worked out 3-4 times a week before I started the plan I never got the results I really wanted. So I tried the 8-week diet plan. In the beginning it was a little hard I'm not going to lie, but as the weeks went on it got easier and easier and I saw the results I've been looking for. I felt good, happy and healthy. I saw the results mainly in my mid-section and noticed it even more in my clothing. So much that I had to go buy new pants. I mean who doesn't like to go shopping for new clothes? I'm 47 and I've got to say I feel so good about myself now, I'm continuing my healthy lifestyle and I'm a much happier person because of it. It just feels good to feel good. I'm so glad that my son introduced me to this program. I owe my success not only to him, but especially to John who was such an inspiration to me and he always kept me motivated and was so patient with me throughout the process. I will forever be grateful to him.....Thank you for giving me my healthy and happy lifestyle I now have.

- Nick T.

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8 Week Transformation

 

 

 

I have been going to the gym for the better part of 5 years now and I definitely saw change. I was able to put on size and was decently pleased.  But after having John help me with a proper diet plan to not only fuel my body for the workouts I do, but to also help my body adjust to the change in healthier foods, you can see a world of difference. People say that how you look is 30% gym and 70% diet, and it’s absolutely true. After being skeptical at first, what you eat does matter. John helped me realize that and helped me along a path to keep this lifestyle. Changing your lifestyle isn’t easy, but he helps to keep things in perspective and to help with anything along the way. He knows what he is doing and will always give you true & honest feedback.

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12 Week Transformation

- Chris H.

 

 

12 weeks ago I set my vision on the Minnesota Mayhem, but I needed help with my diet throughout the process. Coach John Romanelli made my diet plan with our goal of maintaining as much size as possible going into this show without losing muscle and that is exactly what we did. Without Coach John, this whole thing would not have been possible.  He was there for me whenever I had any questions about the diet or simply just more motivation to keep going. I couldn't have asked for a better coach and a better friend to help me along this journey, his plan/coaching was exactly what I needed to pursue this dream of mine. If you’re looking to shed a couple pounds off for the summer or looking to compete in a bodybuilding show, John’s team  is the one to be a part of. I can’t thank him enough.

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12 Week Transformation

- Nick N.

 

As the old saying goes, “You can lead a horse to water, but you cannot force it to drink” and I think it fully applies here. John set out the exact roadmap to get you to where want to go, all you must do is put in the effort and commitment to get there. Simply put, you get out of it, what you put into it. With John’s knowledge, support and constant encouragement it makes it easy to want to give it your all and that is exactly what I did. A short background about myself, I had been overweight since my early teen years but in July of 2012 when I was 26 years old I decided enough was enough and I went from 245lbs all the way down to 140lbs in 7 months. So, I have been a “gym rat” for about the last five years and fitness & health have been two of my main hobbies/obsessions. The weight that I maintained for the last 3 years was 155-160lbs, but the improving results from the gym never came and I was stuck in a constant plateau for that time. And like a lot of people, life happens and somethings just tend to fall by the wayside and for me my diet took a turn for the worse at the beginning of the year. And 6 months and 25lbs later I had that enough was enough moment yet again. This time I knew I needed more than to just lose weight and a physical transformation, I needed an overall lifestyle & mindset transformation. That is why I chose to do a 12-week Diet plan and it was honestly the best decision I could have ever made. I accomplished my goals that I set out from the onset and then surpassed them and reached a level I never thought I would or even could. This was more than a physical transformation for me, this was a life changing experience that has and will continue to improve every aspect of my life.  

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8 Week Transformation

- Alex B.

 

 

I first met John back in college at Bradley University and can state that he is a true testament of hard work and where it can take you.  After graduation I joined the working world and soon after bought a house and took on all of the responsibilities that come with it. As a result, I sacrificed being healthy and exercising for burgers, beer and home improvement projects.  My fiancé and I decided that it was time to get back on track and we called John for an 8 week plan. During this time, we learned just how important the diet really is. The pounds just started dropping off even though we were not able to get into the gym as much as we wanted to.  This program works and it taught us how to diet and be efficient at it. It has been over a month since finishing my program and keeping the weight off has been no problem. I am proud of myself and thank John for getting me back on track. I will for sure be doing another plan in the future.  

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8 Week Transformation

- Kara D.

 

 

 

My fiancé and I decided that after putting our work and home ownership responsibilities above our health, it was time to make a change.  I had never met John but my fiancé assured me that he was the right guy for the job. I wanted to lose 10 lbs and get back to feeling good again.  I knew it was going to be tough, especially doing my plan over the two busiest months of the summer when there was temptation all around. Now I am not saying it was easy, but if you commit to this plan, it works.  Simple as that. This plan made me aware of portion control and how to make dieting work for MY schedule. I can gladly say that I was able to achieve my goal as well as keep the weight off that I lost during my plan.  Thank you John for an amazing 8 weeks.

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12 Week Transformation

- Meg V.

 

 

I have never been considered a “frequent” gym-goer. I would go to the gym a couple times a week (if that), and never knew what to do while I was there. I’d stay for maybe 30 minutes and leave. I finally decided it was time to make a change in my lifestyle. I reached out to them, and I am so grateful that they have helped me change my life for the better. They put together a 12-week training program that challenged me every single day. Any time I had a question while at the gym, they were available immediately. They were extremely flexible (even with my random vacations I decided to take last minute this summer!) Over the course of these 12 weeks, I was able to lose 6 pounds and gained more strength than I ever thought I was capable of. I cannot thank them enough for all they’ve done for me, all the motivation they provided so I didn’t quit, and helping me find my love for fitness.

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12 Week Transformation

- Nate S.

I've always been in the gym.  I spent the last 9 years or so in particular lifting weights and pretending to get my cardio in.  I'm a roller coaster, and I'll fluctuate 30lbs sometimes, fairly quickly. I was on the bad end of one of these swings and had reached the heaviest I'd ever been.  I had seen John help a couple of my friends make some serious improvements in their health and decided to give it a shot. It was clear right from the beginning that he was going to take every detail of my life into account when creating my specialized plan.  He utilized my work schedule (which is all over the place), the workouts I was doing on my own, and even considered some of the foods that I really liked and incorporated them into the meal plan. He helped keep me honest when I cheated/missed a workout/missed a meal.  The weekly check ins certainly made me feel like he had my back through it all. He helped me lose weight, gain muscle, and reduce my body fat by 6%! Whether your familiar with the gym, or just starting out, I can confidently say that I would trust him with creating a plan for anyone at any level of fitness.  

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12 Week Transformation

- Menzie C.

This was the BEST and had a significant and positive impact on my life. They put together a 12-week diet and exercise program that challenged me mentally and physically.  When I first met them they stated “It starts in the kitchen”. Yes it does! For several years, I ate whatever was in front of me, and never thinking twice about it. Throughout the years my energy level decreased, felt exercising was intimidating, and used fast food as my kitchen. I needed the extra push to get motivated and energized. I had a goal weight in mind, and I couldn’t get there on my own. They laid out meal plans that catered to my pallet. I had to get use to the food, but I never felt hungry. If I didn’t have time to make my meal they gave an alternative at a restaurant. They were available whenever I had any questions (within 10 min of a text). I never skipped a scheduled workout, but I did have a few cheat days. I had to have a funnel cake. I lost a little bit of weight every week but gained strength. I feel like I’m in my 20’s again. I stuck to the plan, and I hit my goal weight. I feel great. My clothes fit better. And going to the gym and eating better is in my routine.

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24 Week Transformation

- Sean R.

 

After 5 knee surgeries in as many years as I can remember, I put on close to 70 pounds.  I was referred to John by a friend that had completed the program successfully and couldn’t say enough good things about it.  I was one month out of surgery and still in a knee brace, on crutches and not allowed to put any weight on my leg. I was assured that the program could still be effective and gave me the confidence to enroll. The first two months of the program I wasn’t able to do any sort of exercise and still managed to lose weight. Slowly but surely I was able to incorporate light weight exercises on a fold out chair, but still no cardio. By the fourth month into the program I finally was able to do about 10 minutes on a stationary bike a day, with some light weight lifting in a chair, along with some core exercises not involving my legs. After 6 months in the program I was able to lose close to 70 pounds with minimal exercise. Just goes to show you it’s all in what you eat and a little dedication.

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8 Week Transformation

- Tyler K.

I met the guys when my company hired them for corporate fitness classes. It didn't me take long to realize that they were the real deal. After a few months of them kicking our butt, I started seeing great results so I decided to go for the 8 week personalized diet and exercise plan. I couldn't be happier with that decision. Prior to signing up, I looked into a personal trainer at my gym, but it was far more expensive for two 30 minutes sessions per week than the online plan which helped solidify my decision.  I saw way more gains in the last 8 weeks than in 10+ years of time I spent in the gym. Having them in my corner was amazing! They gave me a workout plan that fit MY scheduled. I have two kids - a three year old, and a 4 month old - and they worked my plan around my schedule. I told them that I wanted to be in the gym no more than 45-60 minutes per day, 5 days per week and they made it happen with workouts that were different every day. My wife never felt like I was not around to help with our toddler and newborn infant. I always thought that people who saw real gains in the gym must be working out 2-3 hours each day, but I now know that this is just not true. And another misconception that I always had was that it's just too expensive to eat the right way. I also now know that this is not true either. With our growing family, my wife and I are on a pretty tight budget but my meal plan was worked so that I could buy everything within that budget. I remember the first week of my plan, when I went grocery shopping, the "lower end" grocery store (aka Aldi) that we shop at didn't have one of the things on my meal plan. I texted them, and within three minutes (on a Sunday) they responded to my text, had me send them pictures of some nutrition labels while I was in the store, and changed up a part of my diet so that I could buy products in that store rather than going to a more expensive grocery store. I think that's one of the best things about it.  Honestly I could go on and on about how amazing my experience was, but if I were to sum it all up in a couple of sentences it would be this: It is evident that they love what they do, and they love working with their clients. The 8 weeks I spent with them was not easy, but I put in the work, and I saw far more results than I ever imagined possible in just two short months. I honestly think everyone should go through this program, and I learned so much that I will be able to take with me for the rest of my life. I owe a huge thank you to both of you! My life, health, and well-being is forever changed in the best possible way because of you!

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12 Week Transformation

- Kevin J.

 

 

Fitness has always been important to me.  However after a new schedule and longer work days, I found myself blowing off more workouts and paying less attention to my diet.  Before I knew it, I found my clothes were beginning to no longer fit me and the number on the scale was slowly getting much larger than it had ever been.  After several different attempts and failures at various programs, I knew I needed to get help if I wanted to get my weight back down to where it was before.  After 12 weeks, I am completely satisfied with my experience. Not only was guidance provided on workouts and diet, but the program was specifically tailored to my needs. At the same time I was working with them, I was also training for a marathon.  With their guidance I was able to shed weight while also having enough energy for long runs. Whether you are a beginner and unsure where to look or just finding yourself in a rut, I would highly recommend this program.

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12 Week Transformation

- Angela A.

No one should ever have to feel like they are stuck with a body they aren’t happy with simply because they aren’t sure where to start or what to eat or what to do in the gym. That was my excuse for way too long…I had contemplated contacting John for a very long time because I knew that if I did, I would HAVE to commit. That was scary for me because I was always one to love going out with my friends to restaurants and bars. But that lifestyle was at the expense of my body image. I would get in the gym for one or two days or even a week and just give up and say forget it, I’m just going to be like this forever. I told myself that I was too busy being a full-time Nurse Practitioner student, part time Nurse at the hospital, and full-time 24-year-old living in an awesome town! …When in reality, I was just lazy or scared to make the commitment. If I have ONE piece of advice for anyone reading this, it’s JUST DO IT. Take that initial step and contact John, because from there, things will only look up and it is a decision you will NEVER regret. It might seem scary or it might make you feel vulnerable, but you cannot let that stop you. Embrace the change. Roll with the punches. And stick to it! You will NOT be disappointed. These guys got me to a place in life where I never thought I would be. They worked around every ridiculous part of my schedule, answered all my questions, and even made me laugh at times when I needed it! The customization of the plan is unlike any other and the expertise shown is just mind blowing. This program has 100% given me a different outlook on my lifestyle and I can’t wait to keep doing great things for my body. Girls and Guys, whatever age you are, whatever you have going on in your life, make that change, contact John and get that body you’ve wanted for too long. You will NOT regret it. It is simply invaluable.

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18 Week Transformation

- Mike B.

 

 

This truly changed my life and the way I approach and will continue to approach my dieting and workout habits. These guys are truly the best, not only do they tailor your workouts and eating to exactly to what you’re looking for, they also make sure it fits your daily schedule as well. These guys aren't like all those other programs who just slap together any diet and workout and expect you to follow it, they will check up on you every day and adjust anything if it seems to not be working. Not only are they accommodating, they are quick to respond to any questions or concerns you have. Instead of waiting days for an email back, these guys are emailing or texting you within in hours if not minutes.  They are truly an inspiration and I can't thank them enough for what they have done for me!

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10 Week Transformation

- Allen G.

As a third year medical student, you would be surprised by how little regard I gave to my personal nutrition. I became comfortable in my role as an overweight but well-dressed 20-something. However, there's nothing worse than being comfortable, because when you're comfortable you get lazy. Unlike many other testimonials, I didn't spend months dwelling on how to take some control back over my life. I just figured someday, when I was done with med school & had the time, I'd learn how to make my health and fitness a priority. Plus I was only eating one meal a day and running at least 35 min/day 5x/week. I learned to justify my gluttony, which quite frankly is pathetic. So one evening in the beginning of March, I had a long look in the mirror and I was disgusted with myself. Not for how I looked, but for what I had let myself become. Learning how to become a physician brings along many challenges, one of those challenges is feeling like you have very little control: control of your time, health, and diet. But that night I called my friend JV, and decided to take back what was mine.  The 10 weeks that followed were more challenging & rewarding than I could have imagined. These guys really put up with no excuses, making it very difficult to bullshit my way through the program. 12 hours in the hospital? No problem--protein bars, almonds, yogurt & 45 min workouts. The first few weeks were awful, I wanted wine, bread & cheese. I was so sore I could hardly shampoo my hair without putting out my shoulders. Then around week 4 something magical happened, just like a switch, I learned to love this new lifestyle. I started seeing cuts where there were once stretch marks, meal prepping made me productive, and my energy levels started to become consistent throughout the day. I began looking forward to pushing myself in the weight room. All along the way, JV was there, holding me accountable, encouraging me, answering every question I had, and dealing with my petty complaints. I couldn't wait to see what each two week period brought, I learned to take pride in my health & fitness, and I learned to take matters into my own hands. I'm 20 lbs thinner today, and a hell of a lot happier & healthier.  Sometimes in life you have to wait for the light at the end of the tunnel; other times, you need suck it up and light that bitch up yourself--& I thank these guys for helping me do just that. Exceptional service. They care about YOU. They will work around YOU. They want to see you become the best YOU.

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10 Week Transformation

- Adrian C.

I didn't just do this for the broad shoulders or the toned out abs, I did this for so many reasons. I did this to better myself, to challenge myself and to step out of my comfort zone. I had been actively working out for 6 years and never got the results that I truly wanted, something was always missing. Another reason why I did this was to teach myself a variety of different cooking habits, which before this I didn't know the first thing about. I always considered myself to be "skinny fat", which to me was the worst thing. Throughout this diet plan I learned so much about nutrition that I'd never even dreamed was possible. All the food that I was eating was overwhelming at first but with everything you do on a daily basis it gets easier and the same thing goes for your stomach. It got easier to consume all that food and only made me leaner as the weeks went on. Who would've thought that eating every three hours and having six meals a day (with the right food and amounts) would help you lose all that fat you've always wanted to lose... and with that being said, I've only scratched the surface of what I've learned. What I've learned has now become a part of my lifestyle and that is exactly what this is, it's a LIFESTYLE. So for anyone reading this today my advice to you is this: Challenge yourself, don't be afraid to step out of that comfort zone and you'll live with the result. Thank you for showing me the way.

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15 Week Transformation

- Michel S.

All through my life I have been active and never had issue with weight gain.  After having a child it was obviously a little more work but still managed well.  As I had reached my 40s I noticed my metabolism becoming nonexistent. I didn't eat horribly nor did I eat a lot but the number on the scale kept increasing causing me much frustration.  I purchased the 12 week diet & training plan and at first had an ambivalent attitude towards the program but I was determined I had to at least try it out. By week 3 I was starting to see my body conform to where I haven't seen movement with other diets/programs I had tried.  My clothes were fitting me better and I was so happy to see signs of muscle tone again. By the last week, I extended my plan because I wasn't ready to let go, it made me feel sexy again. The hardest part of the program for me was the timing around eating. The reason why I lost my metabolism was because I wasn't eating until late in the day or was on a consistent schedule.  They taught me that in order to increase my metabolism I had to eat consistently but also eat healthy. Once I listened to their reasoning, I saw real results. It was exactly what my body needed along with being on a consistent weight lifting and cardio program. I now have more energy and am not embarrassed to put on my two piece swimming suit thanks to these guys. They cared about my progress as they always checked in and answered all my questions.  They made me feel like they genuinely wanted me to succeed. They have awesome fun personalities, and they truly know what they are talking about. If you are considering trying a program that works and is educational, don't pass this up! They make this journey to health a program that is not only fun but with results that you can continue on your own.

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8 Week Transformation

- Luke Y.

 

 

 

I reached out to John after becoming complacent with where I was in life. I realized that I needed to make a permanent lifestyle change. My number one battle was in the kitchen. I found myself eating not only all the wrong things, but far too much of the wrong things. John was able to customize a diet that fit directly into my busy schedule and eliminated all concerns regarding my caloric intake. After 8 short weeks of following my customized diet program and working out regularly, I was able to shed nearly 20 pounds. John knows how to help you achieve the results you want. If you’re on the fence, do yourself a favor and contact him. You won’t regret it.

- Kyle H.

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12 Week Transformation

 

 

 

Ever since a young age I always seemed to be the skinny kid who could never gain muscle. No matter how hard I tried, or how much I lifted I seemed to stay stagnant compared to other people my age. Luckily after numerous failed efforts and workout plans I finally consulted the guys and started to see some results. They give you all the possible tools to get exactly where you want to be and their plan is so thorough that you don't have to put any real thinking into it, you just have to go to the gym, lift, and eat. I owe the guys much more than I paid, and there is no doubt in my mind that the extra weight and muscle gained will put me ahead of the competition as I start my first collegiate basketball season next year.

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10 Week Transformation

- Tyler H.

 

 

 

 

John is a very down to earth person that understands living a healthy lifestyle isn't always everyone's first priority. That's why the he does all of the leg work to prepare a plan that's best for you and is there to supply alternatives when something doesn't go according to plan. I was hoping to gain some motivation to be more consistent in the gym and for some long term healthy eating habits, and I believe I gained that and more. Big thanks to you!

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12 Week Transformation

- Lauren B.

After playing D1 college tennis, I struggled to find a fitness plan and diet that I could commit to. I was always used to working out and playing tennis, but when it stopped I didn't know where to turn for a while. I got out of shape and needed a pick me up. After hearing about this program, I was able to customize a program to fit me, my new lifestyle and new fitness goals. John really took the time to get to know me and what I wanted to get out of the program. We tailored my program to fit my lifestyle, which is very unique. John was always available if I had questions about my workouts, diet, or even what foods to order at restaurants. It was very obvious that he genuinely cared about my success and he did everything in his power to help me succeed. After these 12 weeks, not only do I look and feel great, but I have a much better understanding of my body, and most importantly how to eat well. I can't wait to continue my fitness journey and implement everything I learned from him. I would strongly recommend this program to anyone looking to get healthy. Thanks for everything!

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12 Week Transformation

- Alex M.

 

 

 

Over the past 12 weeks these guys helped me get back to being healthier in every aspect possible. Their detailed diet plans and effective workout routines took all of the planning out of the equation for me. All I had to worry about was putting their plans into action. Despite being halfway across the country, they still gave me 100% of their efforts and dedication. These guys were never more than a phone call or text message away and always had the answers! The weekly progress I was seeing, thanks to them, was all the motivation I needed to continue with the program. I can't thank them enough! I would recommend them to anyone trying to adopt a healthier lifestyle!

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12 Week Transformation

- Jonathan B.

First and foremost; I have ADD and that was expressed up front and prior to any program that was built / designed as I struggle with long, spread out, and obnoxious hours in the gym. John was able to customize a program that got me in and out of that damn place within 45 minutes in pure sweat; and most importantly mentally and physically fatigued. The customization to my needs was the biggest value add - followed by the abnormality of the particular exercises. The dramatic transformation sets paired with the 90° supersets, etc. not only throw your body into a complete "whoa" phase; but confuse the daylights out of the particular muscle group you're working that day. No one's perfect, the meal portion I struggled with and openly admit my own fault to that but results are results and the program continues to prove its worth. Some may say $500 is "too expensive" but there's no better feeling than being in shape. You're more confident, sharper, better looking, and most importantly establishing good habits that 'typically' stick with you post program. Well done John - I'd recommend you  over any gym membership 7 days a week and twice on Monday.

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12 Week Transformation

- Paul P.

 

I was always in good shape growing up being an athlete and by nature thin. I enjoyed working out but did not have the expertise to push myself to achieve results I knew I was capable of. I noticed I was carrying extra weight that I wanted to lose and get serious about working out.  I reached out in hopes to be directed to learn the correct methods in losing fat but also building muscle. My expectations were exceeded with the expertise in nutrition and working out. I was immediately starting to see results within a couple weeks and knew my body was changing. John was always there to answer questions and push me to keep going. Having a full-time job and occasionally traveling he was flexible and planning around my schedule to still achieve great results. I lost over 20 pounds in 12 weeks and am in the best physical shape of my life.  I want to sincerely thank him and would recommend the program to anyone who is ready to make a change. I now know how to train and eat smart to stay in great shape moving forward!

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24 Week Transformation

- Shannon L.

 

Growing up I was always athletic, playing softball and basketball and even found a love for the gym in my early 20’s.  When I reached my 30’s, I started having knee pain and stopped playing sports until I could figure out what was going on.  After finding I needed surgery on both knees, I became less active and stayed that way after surgery. A few years later, my husband passed away unexpectedly and I found comfort in food and in my couch.  One day I woke up and said NO MORE! I wanted to be back to the way I was, when I was younger, but even better. Fast forward to two years later and by the inspiration from my best friend, I found JV and immediately met with him to get a plan together.  I started seeing results within a week and kept seeing results week after week. Food prep was a breeze with the menu’s created for me and I was able to execute all of the training with the help of all of their documentation and my personal trainer. If I ever had a question or an issue, he was always there for me with answers and encouragement.  Since starting on my fitness quest, I have lost 150 pounds, over 50 of it with him. He is amazing and makes fitness fun and easy. At 41, I feel better than I felt in my 20’s. I have so much more muscle and a lot more confidence.

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10 Week Transformation

- Kyle W.

Like a lot of people, I thought just working out would allow me to eat whatever I wanted without any ramifications. Well, I was very wrong. Once my shirts started squeezing me around my abdominal area and getting love handles, I came to the conclusion I needed some sort of direction because my method was not working. I came across this program through working out at the same gym as John and wanting to buy the clothing he put out. I came across all the client transformations on the website and started to look through them and finally made the choice to change up my diet and the way I train. It's not easy at first, there is no instant gratification. But, if you work your ass off for it and put in the time and the effort you will get the results you want because he will give you all the tools you need to succeed and push you to your limits to make you a better person. I'm so glad I was able to have this journey with him and the fitness and dieting knowledge I was given will allow me to continue to grow in all aspects of my life. What are you waiting for?  

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12 Week Transformation

- Alex K.

 

 

 

 

I wanted to make a big change. However, every time I tried by myself I fizzled out after 3 weeks as life gets busy. Having John as a guide and keeping me accountable, helped me to stick to a solid program and get real results. Over the 12 weeks I did the program, I was able to drop over 30 lbs. and put on lean muscle. Without the knowledge of him and his continued dedication to make me into the new "me", I would still be just going through the motions.

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6 Week Transformation

- Mitch M.

 

 

I came to John as a competitor with no guidance. I planned to step on stage to compete in a NPC physique competition in November and was doing my own prep. After a couple of injuries that held progress back, 6 weeks out I looked at myself and did not look as lean as I expected. I didn't have much structure nor any encouragement from other coaches. I talked to John, right away he was on board. He was encouraging and warned me about the extreme work I had to put in. Surely enough with daily check-ins through video, text, and face to face session he helped me accomplish my goal and got me stage ready. The food plans were easy and simple to follow. If I ever had a question he was able to respond within minutes! During the day of the show he was there in back, helping me, guiding me, and explaining things. I couldn't have asked for a better experience. John is a coach that truly cares and tailored to my needs. He is good people!

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7 Week Transformation

- Diandra A.

 

 

I've always been an active person-- playing sports in college and working out at least 4-5 days a week throughout my time in school. Being an ex-athlete, I always thought I knew the workouts I needed to do in order to achieve results. I was making very minimal progress doing it my way. To me, it was frustrating putting in the hours and not getting the results I wanted. Luckily for me, for the past few years I was able to watch as my cousin John completely transformed his body.  I saw what he did for himself and researched what he did for his clients and knew I would get results-- and who better to trust than family, right? At the consultation meeting, he warns you that you're about invest into a whole new lifestyle and there are no truer words than that. He took the decent amount of health, nutrition and exercise knowledge I had and completely blew it out of the water. I learned what to put in my body-- my biggest challenge-- and my workouts became meaningful and intense again, something that had been missing for awhile. What makes him stand out from the rest is the fact that he makes himself available 24/7. I could text at any hour with questions on workouts, the diet, or just to text and he would respond in no time. This is something that's missing from a lot of commercial workout plans and what separates it from the rest. Since completing my 7 week plan I have continued to eat clean and reach out to him on suggestions for tweaking my meal plans and workouts here and there in order to continue to improve. I can't thank him enough for what he has done and would choose him again in a heartbeat.

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12 Week Transformation

- Anthony D.

 

Like many people, it is hard to hold yourself accountable for something long term. I decided to do a 12 week plan for this reason.  I had the workout ethic needed to complete something of this nature. For me, something was missing to get results. I needed a diet plan and a program that was going to put me on the right foods, at the right time, and someone to be there to guide me throughout the process. I got exactly what I was looking for. I was nervous about the food, I thought going into this that I was going to be stuck to a plain and boring diet. It was the exact opposite.  Not only were the foods fun to make, but it was different. They do an amazing job at keeping you happy and entertained all in one. I found myself enjoying the foods and loving the company that was brought to me via text messages, emails, and phone calls. Having someone there to push you to your limits and enjoy the results is what this plan is all about. Not only did I get my diet plan, but I also got educated on why the foods were essential for my growth and development. The passion for helping others is felt day in and day out. It is a trait that is very hard to find in a company or person. The monster in me was awakened and I cannot be any happier for that.

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12 Week Transformation

- Frank M.

 

 

Like many of you out there, I was convinced that my workout program was the best program just because I’ve been lifting for many years.  Before starting, I was 218lbs (left). I followed the program religiously for 3 months, however I began seeing drastic results only 6-8 weeks in. Once I realized the program was really working, it motivated me more and more each day to increase my numbers and intensity. As soon as I felt my body get used to an exercise, they challenged me to add different movements or tensions at different points throughout the exercise in order to achieve maximum strength (188lbs on the right). The program even inspired me to run the Chicago Marathon this year. My initial goal was to finish in 4:15. The team took the necessary steps to change my program in order to best prepare me for the race (mind you, I’m not a runner and hate running). I’m proud to say I finished the marathon in 3:37! Pumped to see what they have in store going forward.  

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6 Week Transformation

- Josh D.

I first found out about this when I was told that a client of mine was on their workout/diet plan. She was getting results left and right. Then she told me she was going to the Chicago Fit Expo and they were going to be there. I was not initially planning on going to the show but I was told that there was a Ninja Warrior Obstacle course so I had to go. I walked around at first and then before I left I had to see if I could find them.  They really got my attention with their outgoing personalities and knowledge on nutrition. They had me complete their pushup challenge and I had to step it up and do them 1 handed. They thought I was an animal and were baffled by what food I ate on a daily basis. They told me I should give the diet a try. I was skeptical at first since I felt like I was in good shape. One day I said “hey, why not, this is the right next step in my training”. So I went ahead and started up the 6 week program as soon as I could. It was rough to do at first since I had to cut back how much food I was shoveling down. My body did adapt to it though, took time but it did. Now here I am 6 weeks later and in the best shape of my life! Eating clean and properly nourishing my body has taken me to a new level. I don't even want that bad food anymore since I’ve been eating so well on this diet. So yes, I am very happy that I completed their 6 week customized plan.

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6 Week Transformation

- Nick N.

 

 

This program is one of a kind. I signed up for the nutrition program looking to get my body back in shape. I ate healthy all of my high school years, but in college I was lazy about it. My body had gotten soft and I was not performing anymore. I reached out because I wanted to get my baseball career back on track. Throughout the 6 weeks I was dieting with them, I received daily texts to make sure I was prepared. They became family to me because of how much they legitimately cared about my goals and success. The best part of the program was the one-on-one attention I got, constantly asking if I needed help prepping my meals and/or shopping. After the program I was astonished with the results. This is the answer if you are looking to make a life change.

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14 Week Transformation

- Mike Z.

 

 

I began my 14 week transformation with only one thought in my head, Trust the Program. These three words have changed my life, in ways I have only been able to dream about for years. The ever-changing workouts kept me pushing myself both mentally and physically, and made me excited to be back in the gym. The flexibility with the diet is unprecedented and honestly unexpected, especially with all the new fad diets you hear about today. In 14 weeks, we were able to trim me down 38lbs, while adding tons of lean muscle, putting me in better shape than the high school "glory days". I will stand by this with all I have, with all that they have made me. Listening to the testimonials of close friends, I became intrigued. Listening to the continued support day in and day out, I was motivated. Finally, seeing the progress I was able to make has left me astounded. Thank you for all you have done.

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12 Week Transformation

- Mike B.

 

 

 

First off, I want to thank John Romanelli for helping me change my life. You really don't understand how thankful I am for you. My initial goal was to drop 40lbs. Honestly, I thought there was no possible way I could do this before I started this program. Within the first week I was down 13lbs and never stopped once I did that. This program is tough, not going to say it was easy but it's easier once you get the hang of it. By week 5, I was down 40lbs, which was initially my goal. As I kept going through, it got harder and harder as my food intake lowered. During the last 7 weeks I dropped an additional 22 lbs. I went from 240lbs to 178lbs in just 3 months, and I there's no way I could've without you.‚Äč 

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12 Week Transformation

- Don R.

 

 

 

 

I am 57 years old and I have never been in this good of shape in my entire life.  I have more energy than I ever did before and I look forward to my workouts. I owe it all to the John.  He made it simple and fun to workout, especially because you get to see results! The diet & training plans are very well written and he knows exactly what he is doing.  This has truly changed my life in more ways than just working out. When you look good, you feel good and it spills over to your personality and outlook on life. Thank you!!

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15 Week Transformation

- John R.

As the owner of this business, I want to be 100% transparent with anyone who may be considering a customized diet and training plan, competition prep, or simply starting on their journey to better health.  I am a method of my own madness and will never ask you to do something that I have not done myself. I have transformed by body numerous times from many different starting points but what you see here was an attempt to put myself in the shoes of potential clients by spending 10 months gaining weight and eating like a complete slob.  During this time, I gained 55 lbs and got to the point of elevated blood pressure and extreme discomfort. The pictures you see on the right side of my transformation are from 15 weeks of extremely disciplined dieting and training. Our plans do not feature "Quick-Fix" supplementation or gimmicks that have become the norm in the fitness industry.  Our results are achieved in the kitchen and in the gym. If you are a person with excuses or looking for a magical remedy to get results without putting in the work, then our plans are not the right fit for you. Our results are earned, not given.