Before & After
Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
When I checked into the hospital for open heart surgery I was 35 years old and 212 pounds. The most out of shape I have been in my entire life. After I recovered I vowed never to let myself go again.
I struggled with exercise. The need and will was there, but I couldn't stay consistent. On again off again for a couple years, always "Starting next Monday!" and finding a reason to push it another week. Finally I realized I needed some help. So I began looking around at the big 24 hour gyms. But, their huddled masses and fancy machines didn't appeal to me. I thought about some sort of martial arts, but they weren't quite right either. Then one day I passed by UFL5280 on my lunch break downtown. I put off calling the number for awhile, but finally I did. That's when I met Jonathan.
After a consultation where we discussed goals and potential problems (I've had 2 major surgeries and one minor in the last 8 years) I decided to give it a shot. After 6 months I lost 3% body fat and gained 8 pounds of lean muscle. I haven't looked back since.
Jonathan knows how to motivate you. How to push you to where you want to go and take care of any pain you might have from old injuries. Most of all he genuinely cares and wants to help people. I can't imagine training with anybody else. He's more than a trainer and mentor; he's a friend.
The hardest part was walking through the door for the first time. After that, Jonathan took the lead and the improvements began. My only regret is that I didn't start sooner.