My weight loss and physical fitness journey started 15 years ago. I was turning 30. I was going grey. What wasn’t turning grey was attempting to go away. I was diagnosed with incredibly high blood pressure. And I was significantly overweight. Needless to say it was a traumatizing time in my life.
As I was pondering what to do with all this stuff in the gym I had joined I had the good fortune to receive a phone call from Greg Drab who was calling my office regarding a product I administer. It was just luck that I was covering the phones that day. I’m pretty sure I answered his questions but I also made an appointment to become a client at Advantage.
That phone call was ten years ago and I now know how to properly use the gym and I really enjoy it. It is my morning coffee and de-stressor. I went from being a lifelong fat guy to an athlete. Through the guidance of Greg and his team of coaches I have done all kinds of things that I would not have done before such as a Triathlon, Tough Mudder or the Men’s Health Urbanathlon. I find the challenge of training for these events to be incredibly fun and have made some great friends along the way.
What I like the best about Advantage is the fact that it truly is a judgment free zone. People come in all shapes and sizes and many different capabilities combined with our own fears and idiosyncrasies. None of that matters at Advantage and it truly made a difference with me as I now feel very comfortable working out and competing with some amazing athletes who would have intimidated the you know what out of me in the past.
So now at 45, I am in the best shape of my life. 30 days made it a habit. 15 years later it’s a vocation!