RESULTS | The 24 Hour Gym, invites you to read some of our members’ success stories below. These result stories, personally written by the members themselves, along with before and after photos, speak volumes about how RESULTS can help you reach your weight loss goals.
SARAH CHAPMAN — BEFORE AND AFTER — LOST 123 POUNDS
Myself and few awesome ladies, Linda and Michelle are doing Semi-Private/Small Group Personal Training with Jasynte (Jay-cent) Harris. Coach Jasynte is pretty awesome! When he first came to RESULTS I was unsure as to whether or not we would click. It only took a few Bootcamp classes and conversations with him to convince me that he was the right trainer me and for our group! I really like Jasynte, he has a personal back story of having lost 70+ lbs himself which makes him very relatable. He also has tons and tons of nutrition information and advice, which he offered to share with us, even before we were his personal training clients. This is part of the reason I/we chose Coach Jasynte, in a short time it was easy to tell that Coach Jasynte has a heart of gold, passion for wellness and is in this business to change lives.
Linda, Michelle and I train with Coach Jasynte on Sundays and Wednesdays. I excepted that we would be working hard, but he pushes us to beyond what we think we can do. He looks at each of us as being capable and strong women. I love that!!! All my life I have been overweight. People would look at me and instantly think that I was physically unable to do something because of my size. It didn’t take long for me to believe that too. This type of thinking even led ME to believe that I was incapable of demanding physical greatness from my body. In a few short months of eating right and working out with my RESULTS family I slowly started believing in myself, my ability and my body. I have certainly come a long way!
Before I tell you about some of the workouts Jasynte has us doing, I thought I would take you back a couple months to my first Bootcamp. I remember it like it was yesterday… Saturday, 1/21/12. Amber Filpot was the Coach. Coach Amber broke us up into teams of 4-5 people, there were 5 stations (gravity table pull-ups, burpees, soft med ball toss ups, pushups and goblet squats) each person had to do 75 repetitions of the exercise before the team could advance to the next station…if someone on your team is behind that everyone else has to do squats or jumping jacks until the last person finishes. CRAP!!!!!!!!!!! Fear and shame instantly set in….I started thinking to myself, wonderful now not only does my fat, out of shape body get to hold me back and give me pain but now it gets to hold a whole team of strangers back too :(. Overwhelmed I wanted to back out of the class with my tail between my legs, BUT something stopped me. I want to say that something was determination or drive, but it wasn’t…..It was fear of being judged, I knew for sure if I walked out people would have it in their heads that I was just another fat and lazy person with no drive…so I stuck around.
STATION 1: Class begins and my team started on Goblet Squats…didn’t seem too horrible, thinking to myself…ok girl you can do this. I have a 12lb kettle bell and am barely squatting, but I’m doing enough to get me through! Once we finish our 75 reps, I am EXHAUSTED and ready to go home and crash, but I can’t I have 4 more stations to finish (tears, breathe, tears)….
STATION 2: We move on to the soft med ball toss ups….these were a breeze!!! I used an 8lb soft med ball and got to lay down to do this exercise, just my cup of tea…..Our team moves to the next station push-ups….
STATION 3: FEAR sets in…. I have NEVER in my life even attempted to do push-up, what was I in for???? Amber sees me struggle with my very first try and comes over to tell me to try it from my knees and only go down half way….this was much easier but still probably one of the hardest things I’ve tried EVER (so far of course)….So my team finishes their push-ups and I am somewhere between 25-30 so I have roughly 50 more to go…. Amber has the team start squatting and I feel horrible. After about 3 minutes I am at probably 50, Amber takes pity on the team and lets us move on because there were two other teams waiting for our station. EMBARRASED & MORTIFIED, but I tell myself to keep going (tears, breathe, tears)!!
STATION 4: So our team moves on to gravity table pull ups…. I lay on the table (that Amber moved down from the top slot to about half way)…attempt to pull myself up but my arms have no muscle and are slush after the soft med ball toss ups and pushups…… CRAP, what am I going to do!!!! Amber comes over and moves my table down two more slots…I am almost flat, thinking sweet this should be easy….about 10 reps in, I find out it definitely is not easy!!! Yikes, what am I going do? Amber is across the room and my team is nearly finished with their 75….great I get to hold them back again?!?!?!? I start to panic and then realize that I could use my toes to kick the table at the bottom of the machine to push myself up… Ah ha, I’m genius, I will appear as though I’m doing the pull up right? Obviously cheating….but justifying it because I couldn’t let me team down…. by this point I am TOTALLY DRENCHED in SWEAT (gross), BEET RED and my heart is POUNDING…. I feel like I am literally going to die…. Shit, I can feel the tears welling up in my eyes… I fight them back and go find my water. Coach Amber, comes up to me and tells me… “Don’t stop, you can do this” and this point I want to knock her out or laugh in her face and walk off. In my head I am thinking.. PA-LEASE like she knows what I can do, she is 100lbs soaking wet and I am attempting these exercises weighing over 350lbs, she has NO idea…. Instead of saying anything I just nod okay, as I tell myself, Sarah stop being such a bee-atch. She is trying to encourage me… I suck in the tears, take a couple deep breaths and approach station 5…. Yes, this hell is almost over!!!!
STATION 5: BURPEES….excuse me, but what the hell is a burpee???? So Amber demonstrates…. jump up, place both hands on the ground, jump both feet back into a push-up position, push-up and jump back…… WHAT?!?!?! My knees are HURTING so bad I can’t even jump up….. Even if my knees didn’t hurt, I am so freaking FAT that when I bend over I can barely reach the ground, thanks to my HUGE stomach….jumping back and the pushup, LMAO!!! that is not even an option…. I’m just standing there getting ready to cry and Amber walks back over to me and says I can do mountain climbers instead… She demonstrates….no way I cannot even do those… She tells me to try a plank and reminds me that I can do this… So I get into a push-up position (knees on the ground) and one at a time put my feet back and try to plank. Each attempt was quickly met with failure and my knees instantly came crashing to the ground, not a big deal to most people but 350lbs crashing arthritic knees onto a hard floor just isn’t “the business” as my daughter would say. Amber comes back to me and tells me..”Sarah keep trying your mind gives up long before your body does… you have got this”…. Deep breath…. I try again, I have no choice there is nothing else I can do and I just want this hell to end…so I keep planking over and over (each plank lasting only about 3-5 seconds if that)……In probably what was 3-5 minutes (which felt like eternity) I get to about 30 planks and Amber says we are done…… Done??? OMG…YES I did it, I finished the class!!! I not so gracefully stand up and start to leave someone on my team says wait a minute….we have the finisher and then we have to stretch…. I turn around and ask.. finisher what is that??Sarah Chapman
FINISHER & STRETCHES: Coach Amber has everyone get into a big circle…we play a game similar to musical chairs.. We pass 2 soft med balls around to the music, when we get the ball we have to do a squat and then pass it to the next person. When the music stops if you have the ball you have to do 10 push-ups. Game begins balls are circling and I am doing ok. Music stops….WTF!!!! I’m holding the ball…. I get onto the floor make some half-hearted attempts at push-ups and then return to the game…..We start again… then the music stops…yes I’m not holding the ball (I look up and thank Jesus) music starts again….then stops….DAMN IT, I have the ball again….. I get onto the floor and feel like I’m dying, everyone in the class cheers me on…. two more rounds of the game and I am lucky enough not to get that ball again… YESSSS!!!!!!!
STRETCHING…As we stretch I realize that I cannot even do this easily….I keep going and then start feeling ashamed and think… Wow, Sarah what have you done to yourself????? These thoughts were quickly met with nausea. I say some parting words to Coach Amber and my team and leave as fast as I can!!! I get in my car and peel out of there. I don’t make it more than two blocks before I have to pull over to throw up…. I ended up throwing up 3 more times on the way home and then 2 more at home….. SHEESH!!!!!!!!! Not to mention that my knees were covered in bruises from my “planks” for 2 weeks after that Bootcamp!!
Obviously, I outlined the pure hell that I went through in my first Bootcamp. What I didn’t tell you is how through the entire class every single person in there offered encouraging words or a smile. I have worked out at many different gyms and always felt like an outcast. I was constantly being murmured about or laughed at…. I expected it would be the same or even worse here, BUT I was WRONG. I have no idea why or how they (RESULTS GYM) do it, but the environment that the owners and trainers have created and continually encourage is one of love, support, understanding and a can do attitude. So much so, that even after walking through the depths of hell in my first Bootcamp, I decided to return. Here I am nearly 6 months later still coming back and feeling stronger and healthier than I have in my ENTIRE LIFE!!!!
It’s been a great journey so far and is only getting better with personal training. Coach Jasynte is having us do all sort of not-traditional workouts. We do circuits that include all sorts of things, like battle ropes, sand bag tosses, pushing/pulling the prowler sled, flipping tractor tires, etc…. Awesome, I only saw people do these things on TV and now I get to do them! This last Sunday was our first attempt at flipping the tractor tire and I LOVED it! These are things I would’ve never done or even tried in my old life….but now not only am I trying these things, I am owning them! I have told the owners and trainers how thankful I am to be a member at their gym, but I don’t know if I could ever thank them enough. I feel like I am literally changing what was doomed to be a horrible life filled with obesity, illness, depression and probably being wheel-chair bound….. into one of wellness, excitement, adventure and a life worth living. I for the first time am realizing that I do have something great in me and that greatness is closer than I could’ve ever imagined it and is SO worth fighting for!
JENNIFER SEIFERT — BEFORE AND AFTER — LOST 103 POUNDS
2 years ago, I decided I needed to make a major life change. I was 250lbs. I was suffering from Fibromyalgia where my joints and limbs ached and my skin hurt to be touched. I felt like I had the flu all the time. When ever I tried to do anything, I felt like I ended up in bed for 2-3 days. I had an “overactive immune system.” I took handfulls of medications to handle pain and to deal with my horrible allergic reactions (anaphylactic shock with no known cause). I had sleep apnea and snored so loud my husband had a hard time getting decent sleep if he didnt fall asleep first. I worked full time and typically spent the rest of my evenings in bed trying to muster the strength to get up and do it all over again the next day. I have 2 school age children and I didnt have enough energy to keep up with them.
One day I decided that enough was enough. I remembered feeling better when I was younger and smaller. I missed really enjoying my family and being able to participate in recreation activities with them. After consulting my doctor, I started focusing on diet, portion control and adding as much exercise as I could tolerate. My doctor recognized my commitment and determination and offered me more support. Today I weigh 103lbs less and I am enjoying the BTF bootcamp 3x/week. I no longer snore, I no longer have sleeping problems and I have no more signs or symptoms of the fibromyalgia. I no longer cry when my family gives me a hug! I take minimal medications and I no longer need my pain medicine. I have enough energy to take on work, the bootcamp classes, keeping up on household duties and being an engaged and involved mother and wife. My relationships even got much better! My husband says that he “has his wife back!” He also says that the whole family is benefiting from my new found health… and I smile again!
I started at Results gym because of a groupon deal. I stayed at Results Gym because I loved it. I even convinced my husband and best friend to join me! I look forward to my group classes at the Results Gym. I decided that I need the push that I get from the trainers and the other participants. I like being held accountable for showing up for the classes and giving each class everything I have to give. My goal is no longer weight loss. My new goal is building muscle and toning up my body. I am finally feeling strong and adventurous and I plan to finally see my children and husband ski and snow board this year… I just hope they can keep up with me!!!! Thanks for helping me make my goals a reality.Jennifer Seifert
ANGELICA PEREZ — BEFORE AND AFTER — LOST 155 POUNDS
I became a member of 123fit in May of 2010. I walked in a size 26 at 347lbs and only 20. I had hit over 200 by 6th grade. So I had been on the heavy side for a while now. There were several times between then and now that I had tried to lose weight but to no avail. I finally decided I no longer wanted to shorten my life but lengthen it. Both sides of my family prone to diabetes and I was cutting it close. 123fit showed a general interest in wanting to see me succeed and get my life back. Which I feel that I would not have attained anywhere else. I came in here with a plan to be a healthier me by the time the 2 yr contract was done. The team here was a great motivation and support in getting to where I am today. Today as I near my 22 birthday I weigh in at 192lbs and am in a size 12. Now 155 lbs lighter I know I am not done and have ways to go but I would just like to say IT IS POSSIBLE. There will be little upsets here and there but it is not the end. Believe me when I say a healthier you leads to a happier you. Angelica Perez
STASI DIAVATIS — BEFORE AND AFTER — LOST 32 POUNDS
I come from a large family, in every sense of the word. Not only are there a lot of us, as in many of us, but there is also a lot of us. We are what some people like to call big bones, without the big bones. Eight of my family members have had the gastric bypass surgery in order to take control of their weight. I decided to try and change my whole lifestyle instead. I’m just about six months into it and I am very pleased with myself and with RESULTS. My body’s composition has changed so much and every day I feel stronger and healthier. I still have a very long road ahead of me but I am confident that, with all the support and knowledge from the staff and all my trainers, I will reach my weight loss goal of 140 lbs. Stasi Diavatis
LIZ ESCOBAR — BEFORE AND AFTER — LOST 32 POUNDS
For me, one of the hardest things I have ever done in my life is probably losing weight and staying fit. I have pretty much been on the heavier side all of my life and I knew things needed to change. Since joining the gym, I have gone from 156lbs to 124lbs! That is a total of 32lbs. Not only do I look better, but I feel better too. I believe that a lot of my success is due to the amazing staff here at Results and all of the encouragement and support. They actually care about their members and are always willing to help. The bootcamp classes are what has mainly helped with this as well. After coming to this gym, I would never go back to any other one. But this is just the beginning of my success. I am still aiming for more. Liz Escobar
MARISOL SANDOVAL — BEFORE AND AFTER — LOST 79 POUNDS
Before I started working out at 24 hour results I weighed 225. The reason I decided to change my lifestyle is because both my parents are diabetics and I know I am at great risk of becoming one, so I needed to change my eating habits and lose some weight. 24 Hour Results helped me lose 79 pounds, I now weigh 146. They not only helped lose weight but they helped me ease my back pain. I continue to see amazing results and I am proud to say I attend this gym, the trainers and staff are incredibly motivational. When I first started attending 24 Hour Results I thought I was just going to come workout and leave, but I soon came to realize I get a great fun workout, the support I need, and a comfortable environment. I now consider this gym a second home, and the staff a second family. Marisol Sandoval
DARLENE MCGRIFF — BEFORE AND AFTER — LOST 55 POUNDS
The weight crept on slowly over the years; at my highest I was 218 lbs. As I approached my mid-50′s I decided that I had to do something so I joined Weight Watchers (for the third time) but this time I also joined a women’s circuit training gym. The weight started to come off and I lost 55 lbs, but after about a year I reached a plateau and stopped losing. I was doing the circuit 3 or 4 times, instead of just twice, but I still couldn’t get my heart rate up. Before I could decide how to get off this plateau I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I dropped out of the gym and Weight Watchers and turned all my energies into beating this disease. I had a bilateral mastectomy, chemo and radiation. About the time I was finishing my treatments 1-2-3 Fit opened in my neighborhood. I had regained about half the weight I lost and I wanted to start reclaiming my health so I became a charter member. I did the circuit, slowly at first and with light weight, but I kept at it. I decided to try personal training and started with one half-hour session once a week. Eventually I went to two half-four sessions per week, and then two 1-hour sessions per week. This helped me get into shape for my reconstruction surgery and rehabilitated me after my reconstruction. I now do three 1-hour Fit-U classes per week. I am now a four year breast cancer survivor. I never thought I could be this strong and I’m still improving. Darlene McGriff
PETE — BEFORE AND AFTER — LOST 16 POUNDS
1-2-3 Fit is a remarkable model for achieving extraordinary fitness goals; I am an example of just what can be achieved. I started off about 4-weeks ago discovering, yes, I was clearly overweight, but even worse I was considered ‘obese’, and that was a blow to my psyche!! Under an excellent trainer and strict instructions ‘not to be gentle’ I embarked (and still ongoing) on a very aggressive exercise program completely customized to my individual body and goals; it didn’t stop there. I also totally (I mean totally) changed everything I eat including the frequency and amounts. At first measure, per my own bad habits, I was consuming 3000+ calories/day and that was a major surprise. After 4-weeks I am now consuming very, very healthy foods daily and down to about 1,300 calories daily, but even better I am not hungry! I also used to get bad headaches and become very tired around mid-afternoon until I eat the ‘bad foods’; and now no more headaches and no longer tired. My system, per se, is becoming much ‘cleaner’ (organic and healthy)? My goal was to reduce from 204 lb to 175 lb over 3-4 months and reduce body-fat. After only 4-weeks, my weight has already dropped to 188 lb (a 16 lb reduction) and even better, body-fat has decreased from 51% to 22% and that I consider unbelievable. Hopefully within a very short period I drop another 13+ lb and reach my weight target. Only then can I move from aerobic weight-loss exercise, maintaining (for me) a heart-rate of below 130 bpm to a fitness regime where I can start developing far greater strength and endurance. At 57 years I am returning to my physical abilities in my late thirties (that is 30+), not bad?? My experience (with 1-2-3 Fit) will no doubt enhance and strengthen my abilities to deliver better, faster and below client’s budgetary constraints in this economy. Peter