John McClain

"182lbs & 24 inches LOST!!!"

John McClain
John McClain

I never *enjoyed* working out until now, and man, am I hooked.  What I discovered is CrossFit is the perfect program for me. The workouts are CONSTANTLY varied, and it’s the farthest thing from “ok, I’m gonna get on a treadmill and run for 60 minutes straight… Most of all, I love the community that the owners, Jimmy and Brandon, have insisted upon at our gym. Whether we’re crushing a WOD together, encouraging each other while we struggle to breathe, haha, or celebrating at the gym Christmas Party – I know I can count on these people to be there and support me. (Yes, even after I accidentally let a sweat droplet fall in Cheryl Flowers’s eye while giving her a high five…)

I was always a “big guy.” At my heaviest, this idea catapulted me to 414 lbs. In 2013, I began a journey to lose weight because I was given the feedback from my doctor that if I didn’t make a plan to lose weight, I’d have to be put on blood pressure medication, indefinitely. In six months time and with a strong will, I lost 100 pounds through a low-calorie diet under the supervision of a doctor… In the months that followed, I hit a weight loss plateau, suffered the passing of my mom, and under that stress, started to gain the weight back. Luckily, I said “yes” to TrueFit before all of my previous work had been lost, and I began to lose weight again, this time with diet, an amazing exercise program, and a whole #truefam of people behind me. To date, I have lost a grand total of 182 pounds and 24 inches from my waist alone, I’m in the best shape of my life, and most importantly, TFA has given me the tools to make healthy changes and create the habits allowing me to “live my best life,” FOR GOOD!  For that, I am so grateful.

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