I started power lifting in college and learned to eat a tremendous amount of food to support my goals. Unfortunately, I never learned to adjust my food intake when I stopped lifting. Fast forward 20 years and I’m 320 lbs. with high blood pressure and diabetes. It was time for a change. I decided I wanted to live a longer, fuller life and knew that getting back to the gym was the answer for me.
Getting started wasn’t easy. It took a couple years before a friend mentioned they were going to invest in a gym membership and I decided I would use their motivation to help move me in the right direction.
We started working out in my home gym, with me sharing the knowledge I’d gained over 25 years of on-again, off-again power lifting. Combining that with some other significant changes, I lost weight, my blood pressure went down, and the diabetes went away. I also reminded myself how much I loved working out.
Turns out, I love it so much I decided that helping others to achieve their goals is going to be what I do from now on. Whether you’re looking to compete, an easier time getting up from the couch, or how to deal with Type II Diabetes and still eat a donut once in awhile, I can help you get where you want to be. I’ll bet I can even make the Minnesota Grind fun for you, too.