I’ve lost 44 pounds, and am focusing on trimming more fat and getting stronger.
My Shred415 journey began in February 2015 during a family vacation to Florida. My wife asked me when I was going to start focusing on my health for myself and my family. I was overweight, lazy, and had a barrage of excuses why I skipped the gym.
When we returned to St. Louis, we had my “final supper,” and that following morning everything began to change. I weighed 232 pounds. I wanted to lose 42. I knew I had to start with diet. My wife, a food blogger (shout out @glorioffood), packed my lunch daily and made healthy dinners to boot. The weight started to drop. I was working out two days a week with a trainer doing mostly strength training. Five months into this, I tried Shred415.
Honestly, Shred415 intimidated the hell out of me. I hated running! Why try a class where you’re running half the time? In class, I was huffing and puffing, just trying to reach 60 minutes. I was sweating more than I knew I could. I loved it! And, as I got closer to my weight-loss goal, I started to crave more. I bought my first unlimited pass in November 2015. In December 2015, I went to 15 classes.
As I improved, I gained a tremendous amount of respect for our STL trainers. They push for greatness, putting every ounce of their soul into those 60 minutes. Today, I’m stronger and leaner than I’ve been in 15 years. I’ve lost 44 pounds, and am focusing on trimming more fat and getting stronger. Shred415 has changed my entire mentality on working out and living a healthy lifestyle.
I’ve gotten so much tougher mentally, and now try to push through the finish line not touching those f#ck#ng buttons until after the command is given. My health and fitness is paramount in my life now. I feel incredible, and my energy level is through the roof. Shred415 is like nothing else I’ve ever done before, and I can’t thank the staff enough for what they put into it. My eyes are set on 180.
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