“I was not the thinnest kid growing up,” Ted admits, “but at some point in my late twenties, I managed to get into better shape. Maintaining and improving on that has been both a goal and a challenge as I have gotten older.” Juggling a hectic daily schedule left Ted with little time for working out. “The biggest challenge is time,” Ted admits. “I have a family and a job, and to do them right, both require a lot of it. So as you get older, you find that it’s very easy to justify sitting around.”
But, when Ted’s blood pressure and weight started creeping up, he decided to take action. Ted initially approached ForeverStrong during a promotional deal. Impressed with the ForeverStrong approach, Ted signed on, and soon, it was the ForeverStrong team who was impressed with Ted.
“He has a great personality that makes him a dream to train,” says Kelly Scott. Ted’s instructors were amazed with Ted’s commitment to the ForeverStrong program. “Despite traveling a lot for work, Ted manages to keep a consistent schedule.” Ted also refused to let a shoulder injury derail him. “The injury took him out for several months,” Kelly recalls, “but, when he was ready to train again, Ted came right back.”
And, unsurprisingly, Ted’s fitness approach was more of the same: dedication, consistency, and an exceptional attitude, earning him the title of Client of the Month at our Fulton Studio.
Constantly crunched for time, Ted needed a fitness program that accommodated his work and family commitments. “I needed something that would motivate me back into a regular workout routine but still provide some scheduling flexibility if I had to work late or travel.”
Ted also recognized the importance of having a fitness program that was efficient yet could provide him with the health results he wanted. “Previously, I could go the gym for an hour but didn’t have a really good plan for what I wanted to accomplish that day. I also wasn’t good at recording my progress as I went along, so it was hard to measure improvement.”
Ted’s instructors designed a program that could accommodate his schedule and provide him with the motivation and feedback he wanted. For Ted, that meant a mix of individual strength sessions as well as group workouts. “I like that the program has both an individual and a group component,” Ted says. “The high intensity finisher is great to do with the group because it keeps you going – even when it would be easier to stop and rest!”
Ted appreciates that his individual ForeverStrong program is designed just for him. “The strength program is specific to me, and I can measure my progress from week to week.” Ted also credits his ForeverStrong success to working one-on-one with a instructor. “Having a knowledgeable instructor right there to provide guidance, feedback, and keep me motivated is a huge part of what makes the program work for me.”
Ted’s main fitness goals were to improve his strength and increase his metabolism, and we’re happy to announce that Ted reached both of his goals.
Ted completed our Whole30 program, a thirty day period of clean eating that eliminates grains, dairy, sugar, and legumes in an effort to purge toxins from the body and reduce inflammation caused by over-processed foods. Ted lost a total of 10.5 inches — he dropped two pant sizes! He also increased his metabolism and decreased his blood pressure. “Blood pressure is well within the normal range,” Ted reports.
Ted also improved his strength. Ted added 25 pounds to his overhead press, 75 pounds to his deadlift and 48 pounds to his squat.
But, greater strength and a higher metabolism aren’t the only benefits Ted experienced. “Not surprisingly, I feel stronger overall. Just thinking about the weights I use now versus when I started eighteen months ago, there is a huge difference. But, I’ve seen results in several other ways that I didn’t expect.”
“I dislocated my shoulder in December,” Ted says. “After I was allowed to return to exercise, [the program] has been extremely helpful in regaining my strength and range of motion on that side. I’m pretty much back to one hundred percent.” Ted also appreciates that his instructors taught him how to lift correctly. “I use that knowledge outside of the gym to avoid injury.”
Ted’s endurance has also improved. “I have a son in Boy Scouts, so I have done a fair amount of hiking over the last few years. It’s a much more enjoyable experience now than when I wasn’t in shape for it. Instead of working to just keep up, the typical pace (which is not slow) is now very comfortable, and I can focus on the people I’m with and not on how much my calves are burning.”
In Ted’s Words
“I think it’s safe to say I previously never really got into a great routine. I would do something for a couple of months, but sticking with it was always hard, so I would end up with a yo-yo effect.
The ForeverStrong program provides structure, feedback, individual goals, and enough variety to keep me from getting bored. Now I come work out because I want to not because I should!”
“The ForeverStrong program isn’t free, and for many, it may be more than they were intending to spend on a monthly workout program. But, for me, it is an investment. I know that when I look at it from a time/money/value perspective, it is extremely positive. I get done in an hour, two or three days a week what some people do in five days a week at the gym in an hour and a half. I get nine sessions per month and use them all. How many people pay for a regular gym membership and only go a few times a month? Believe me, I have been one of those people! Plus, most people going to a regular gym don’t get the personal attention on a daily basis that we do here.
You just have to make time to workout – and make it (almost) non-negotiable.”
Ted’s personality and commitment to his training keeps the energy level high at ForeverStrong. His new personal goal is to become strong enough to meet the vigorous physical fitness standards it takes to become certified Kettlebell Instructor. The ForeverStrong instructors always look forward to seeing Ted at the studio and are super excited to help him achieve this goal. Please join us in us a round of applause for Ted, our amazing Client of the Month.
Congratulations,Ted! You are ForeverStrong!
Ted made fitness a priority and refused to let his busy schedule dictate his health. You can conquer your busy schedule, too! A complimentary ForeverStrong fitness consultation will show you how you can make your health a priority.