Before we hired Mark at Personalized Fitness I felt sluggish, lacked energy and every day was a struggle to get out of bed. I’ve had body image and self esteem issues for as long as I can remember and struggled with an eating disorder because of it. Mark helped counsel me through not only the necessity of regular exercise and good nutrition but also helped me to address the cause psychologically so that I could live a life of permanent wellness.
Because I had always dieted to lose weight my metabolism was slower than the normal person. With time and consistently eating clean, healthy, power packed foods along with exercising regularly my body eventually made the transition so the hard worked paid off.
After training with Mark I feel more balanced, empowered and ready to accomplish any goal personally or professionally. His dedication to assuring I attained my health goals on a daily basis and his level of expertise and knowledge about nutrition, weight, supplements and cardio training were superior. He has a solid work ethic, is honest and respected by many.
Jim transformed his phyique in 12 weeks! He dropped his bodyfat from 11% to 5% while gaining 27lbs of Muscle!
I have been a regular at the gym for most of my life dating back to my adolescent years. My body type just didn’t seem to work with the trendy diets or programs I was finding in muscle mags. I knew I was missing something, because the hard work wasn’t translating into the results I wanted. I easily got out of shape and was finding myself very frustrated.
I decided come into Personalized Fitness and talk to Mark Sullivan. Mark sat down and listened to what I was doing, took down my stats, and figured out a plan that was right for me. It was an awesome experience because he provided me with nutritional information, workout routines, and cardio tips that I still use today.
What I appreciated the most was Mark took down my stats every two weeks and re-evaluated my diet the same way he did on day one, making sure the plan was tailored specifically for me. This lead to a transformation I had never seen in my body before. I couldn’t be more appreciative for the tools he armed me with.
After having 3 kids, I struggled getting my pre-preganacy body back!” My husband was not supportive in helping me as I attempted to exercise he would not watch the kids nor stop buying junk food and eating it in front of me. He did not have the conviction that I had about looking and feeling my best.. for me #1 and #2 my family so that I too could be happy and healthy when our kids were adults and their own kids. I deeply just wanted to be a good example for my kids. My husband returned from the Dr.’s appointment a few weeks later and learned that he was pre-diabetic, has high blood pressure (170/110) and was morbidly obese!
We had let ourselves go for years and enough was enough, but every time we stepped foot into the gym we’d find myself instantly dreading it because we sould get bored doing the same exercises over and over, and frustrated trying to figure out what to do next.
We just needed some help not just from our doctor but with nutrition and fitness too. Problem was We didn’t know of any nutritionist and all of the Trainers at my gym seemed to just want to socialize with their clients. My doctor suggested checking out Fresh Start Transformation who recently joined the program. The site exceeded expectations we were looking for. Everything was there to guide us and keep us away from getting easily bored with our workouts. The visual motivation was huge bonus too. My husband visited the doc recently and what a difference in his blood sugar (He no longer has to take oral insulin and his blood pressure is now (120/80)!! My husband lost nearly 150lbs, its like I have my husband of my youth back!! My blood work was much improved too. All my friends are jealous because I look like I have lost 10 years in age they say! I actually weigh less than I did in high school. I have honestly never felt better in my life.
I knew nothing about eating healthy or working out. I tried several exercise programs but none of them got the job done. So, I decided to figure it out on my own and I’m very happy I found the Fresh Start Transformation program. Really interesting and motivating to visually see what my transformation will look like before starting the program. Fresh Start Transformation taught me everything about living a healthy lifestyle. I actually feel like an expert myself now.
I first joined Personalized Fitness in January 2009. In my first six months I lost 60 pounds. Within 8 months, I had lost 75 pounds (actually losing 90 pounds of fat and gaining 15 pounds of muscle which boosted my metabolism like a Rocket! ). I have stayed within a 10 pound range of that figure since (now EIGHT years later). I cannot thank Mark & his staff enough. Before then, I had gone up and down for several years trying some of those pre-packaged food programs, support meetings, and by myself.
This is a commitment. To succeed, you have to be READY….mentally as much as anything. I had decided a few months earlier that I was going to do this and then shopped around. I looked at several options including the above ones again, but KNEW I needed help both with exercising (I had never actually done any weights or machines) and with nutrition. It needed to be the WHOLE package. Personalized Fitness offered me both this and Mark was very supportive. I started with the standard 3 days of group training. I’ll be honest, the first few classes were very discouraging as I learned just really poor shape I was in, but Mark, the trainer at the time, and the other members of this small group were SUPER supportive. Nobody judged as we were all there for the same purpose. Eventually things did become easier and I worked my way into the nutrition aspect as well. I also made myself go whether I wanted to or not. In those six months, I think I missed two classes (out-of-town for one and an appointment made prior to joining that I could not reschedule). I logged my food intake paying close attention to doing my best to get within the acceptable range of calories and nutrient mix (proteins, carbs, & fat % intake). I also religiously met once a month with Mark for new measurements and an official update on my progress. Even if the scale did not move much, it was important my muscle mass increased.
Sam lost nearly 40lbs in 4 months as a result of phone and email coaching.
Doug lost 100+ lbs After already losing weight before HIP REPLACEMENT at 38 years old. The 100 lbs lost was in 7 months with a bodyweight of 170 lbs. He said he has no idea how much he weighed in the fishing photo.
I never want to forget what it feels like to be fat: out of breath, no energy, motivation ,joints hurt, difficulty leaning over to pick up my grandchildren, not wanting to leave the house. That’s all behind me now thanks to Fresh Start Transformation Really liked how the program help me gradually work me into my new lifestyle which I realize now I really needed. My energy has returned. My expectation was to feel better and I do! What I didn’t expect was how much energy I have now! I love to spend time with my grandchildren and now I have the energy to spend the entire day with them at the zoo without exhausting me. My life has been transformed. Thank you to the Fitness Experts for giving me a Fresh Start
Dilgently FOCUSED on attending all small group personal training sessions & recording ALL Foods ingested as well the water drank! Success in 6months with Focus and Determination.
Chris acheived a life time goal by getting on stage and lost nearly 110lbs
Heather lost 50 lbs and has done a great Job keeping it off!!
Linda dropped from 204 to 142 in just 4 months in our crosstraining program.
At 47 years old I realized I needed a change in my life! I was un-employed and was not successful in obtaining a job for the previous 4 months. I was so depressed, then I was inspired by my wife Colleen. Colleen always believed in me and encouraged me as I was going through this chapter in life. I began to look into getting in shape myself. Colleen found Fresh Start Transformation Online and was exactly what I needed. I needed to make this a lifestyle change not a temporary one. Honestly, nothing like this program! So easy to use, and the recipes were perfect for my lifestyle! I began Exercising and Hiking on a regular bases which soon I began seeing the changes at 6 weeks! I am so happy that I listened to my wife Colleen as well with the way I look and feel now!
Jon is one of the best athlete success stories from a kid who was told to start lifting weights to play football by the coach to a full ride scholorship and now a personal trainer!
Corey dropped from 600lbs to 360 between these two photos!
Tanya made this transformation in 4 months!! Her Husband bought her 4 months ONE on ONE Personal Training with me for her 34th Birthday! Both of them win!
Josh is a Professional Basketball Player in Spain from Council Bluffs. in 8 weeks look at the changes Josh made.
Dennis over 55 years old added a muscle to crank up his metabolism and burn that fat.
I have always dreamed as a little girl of this body and competing in a figure contest. I spent years and years on fad diets, miracle pills and infomercial exercise programs trying to become healthier and happy again. My friends and family could not believe the transformation I achieved while being coached by my coach/personal trainer Mark Sullivan. Fresh Start Transformation taught me everything I needed to know about how to exercise safely with variety that kept me interested and asking for more as my body changed. They taught me about nutrition, foods to eat what not to eat and why! Mark identified how much protein carbs and fats that needed in each meal! Being able to actually visualize my goal body kept me extremely motivated. With every milestone achieved I trusted if I just put in the work I would get the result. I loved the different workouts and looked forward to my training. The meal plans kept it simple and were easy to follow. So, I decided to take it to another level and compete in my very first Figure Competition, and took 3rd place in the open division. I Love this program and everything it’s helped me accomplish. I know Fresh Start Transformation will forever be my personal trainer, meal planner and motivational tool.
David dropped his body fat from 20% to 2% in 14 weeks! What a great Job!