What was it that made you look for a health & fitness solution?
“The last 2-3 years, I’d put on more weight, not moving as much, and getting older. I didn’t really have any problems, but my wife said she really wanted me to live a long time, and that now was the time to do something. You guys came over and made a very compelling case that this is something I had to do, and if I stuck with it at least 3 months, it would pay off .. which it did!
What made you choose Elect Wellness?
There is a gym close by, but again, it’s getting up, going there, finding a trainer, whatever. My wife’s idea was that she would make it as easy as possible, and take the excuses away for why I couldn’t do something. ‘We’ll make this real personalized, she said. “They are going to come to you to help you out.’
What did you like most about working with Elect Wellness?
I would say by far, the experience I had with Bob, my trainer, was the best experience. He knew how to communicate with me. He knew how to push me, but I felt good every time I was done. Even though I may be a little sore, tired, he knew just the place to go. It was always different. He changed it up. It was never the same routine twice, although elements existed during every workout. I have to confess after doing the first couple weeks and everything, I was excited: ok, Bob’s coming over … we’re gonna to do this! Then I made the commitment to 2 more workouts by myself on the side. I can say that I consistently did 4 sessions a week – 2 with my trainer and 2 on my own. He gave me the skills, the different exercises … I could combine them to do different things. It was not a regimented routine. It was just fun. He understood how to work with me, and I never got hurt!
What have you changed regarding your nutrition?
It’s funny, at first I had to really work at it to get the right foods down [and not eat too much]. Now, it’s almost like I don’t need more … I’m ok. I eat much more frequently than I used to. I used to eat three times a day. I’ve found that I actually like vegetables that I thought I didn’t care for. If I know I’m going to go out at night, I’ll have a little less so in the end I still come out about the same. I’m getting pretty good at hitting the numbers.
What have you noticed since working with us?
I can tell you that 2-3 weeks into it, mentally I was faster than I’ve ever been. I can process now more, better, faster. I can be in high stress situations and I work through it. I don’t get excited, I don’t get worried. I don’t know if that’s a result of doing this, but it’s the only thing I can track it back to – the eating and the exercise helped me sharpen up. I’ve now lost 3” off my waist, I was down 21 lbs when I finished. I’m now down another couple pounds since then. I’m stronger. I started out with being able to do 18 pushups. We ended when I finished with Bob at 65. And then … did 3 sets of 35 and 25 after that! That was was pretty powerful. That was a pretty good indicator. My initial goal was, ‘Jeez, if I could do 45, that’d be great.’ Getting to 65, I basically beat what I did when I was 18 yrs old. I actually feel better. I can sustain things, I can lift things. I sleep well. When I get up, I’m ready to go. I’m mentally alert. I feel stronger. The clothes fit better. My waist size is down, while my chest size actually bigger. My shoulders are bigger by a couple inches. So everything went from moving proportionally from the gut … we had a name for it- I called him Oscar- he has taken a permanent vacation and now it’s more up here [chest, shoulders] and I just feel better.
What would you say to someone considering Elect Wellness?
Going 3 months, minimum … and I would recommend this to anybody … gets you in the habit. Not only that, if you are truly training and doing the food and everything else, you will see a difference, and you will see it sustained. Yes, I’m now down 22 pounds over where I started and I feel stronger and better than I ever did. But if I would have stopped at month one, I would have been discouraged, ‘well, I only lost 4 pounds‘ and there is a high probability that I would have just stopped. The other thing, for me personally, having someone that holds me accountable was a great way to continue.
What would you say to current clients who might not be making the most of their opportunity?
I know stuff can come in between. I understand that. I have a busy life, but I was invested in this. From an emotional standpoint, I was invested because my loved one, my spouse, cared for me. I was invested financially. If I’m going to invest this much, I’m going put that much into it. My recommendation to any client would be, ‘if it’s worth doing, do it right.” You know what, that’s the cool part about working out with the Elect Wellness folks. I had Bob that came over – he was the constant motivator. He’d say, ‘Come on, you can do it. It’s alright.’ If I had a question, all I had to do was text him. He’d text back. Need to talk to Tom? I could email him. My nutritionist? If I had a question … there at the beginning … I probably emailed Kelsey every day. Within a few hours, I’d get a response. The people are there to help you get where you want to go. Utilize them. That’s what they’re there for!
What if you get “too busy” to continue this healthy lifestyle?
It’s because I do this that I can handle all the other things! Now I’m not saying there couldn’t be life events that could take me out for some reason, but it’s kind of like we talked about earlier – pay yourself. This is paying myself. This is taking care of me. I know I’m probably on the latter half of my life, not the forward half. That’s ok. I’m all good with that, but I still want to live a good life.
Note: Your results may vary, depending on the both the level of your compliance with our program and strategies, and the speed at which your unique body responds.