In Marc's own words...
For most of my life I have struggled with my weight. From around the age of ten, I was overweight with bouts of semi-fitness. While in high school, I was moderately involved in sports but never really considered myself an athlete. Once I graduated, my struggles only became more apparent and haphazard. I would cut weight and then balloon back up, most of the time ending up heavier than my starting weights. I followed fad diets, trained hard and even completed several marathons, but never really stuck with any of the work. I used the excuses that everyone always hears. I had my job, two children at home, and night school that filled my time. There was just no time to work out and take care of myself. The years just started to fly by, and the next thing I knew I was 37 years old and nearly 270 pounds. It took being denied the ability to donate blood, to wake me up to realize my health was in jeopardy. I decided it was time for a change.
By January, I took the next step and joined the Ten Week Challenge. This proved to be just as important in my training. Adding the nutritional guidance I received, I was able to take my efforts to a new level. The weight kept coming off and my diet was fueling me with new energy. I revamped my diet, adding healthier options and eliminating so many poor food choices. The result, simply put, was being in the best shape of my life. In these last eight months, I have lost 72 pounds, 10 inches off my waist, and transformed my body and mind. I weigh less now than I did at my high school graduation. I am strong enough now to run 40+ miles per week, Spin three days a week, and still take 5 classes a week at CKO Kickboxing.
While I haven’t finished my work, these milestones just help to fuel my overall goal; a healthy and fit way of life, strong maintenance of my body and smart choices in diet. CKO Kickboxing has changed my life. The gym, the trainers and my fellow members have changed my life and given me back a healthy outlook and lifestyle.