It was January of 2015.
We had opened the doors of our new facility on X and 16th Street, just three days prior.
Keith walked into the gym, and the second I introduced myself to him, I knew he was COMMITTED, and ready to make a change.
But it wasn’t until recently that Keith shared the picture below with me. This was the picture that was the final motivation for him to start on a committed fitness program:
So I wanted to interview Keith – to both give him a shout out for a job well done, and to also hopefully inspire YOU to get started on your fitness journey!
Back to the first day we met.
Keith was committed and ready to start from that first day he walked into FVT … but he had no plan.
He told me in our recent interview:
“I knew that I had to lose weight and make a change for my health … but I didn’t know where exactly to start.”
We sat down for an intro session the next day … mapped out the plan he would need to follow for the next 12 months to reach his goals … and got started right away working towards them together.
Keith has been one of our most committed and consistent clients ever since that first day. He is happily married with three children, and is actively involved with the activities and responsibilities that brings … he works in his family business, travels all around Northern California, and works long and hard hours …
But he makes his fitness program a priority. He makes times and gets in and gets it done – four times per week – no matter what.
“The only way you’ll see a difference is if you make a commitment to yourself and stick to it.”
In the last 22 months we’ve worked together, Keith has met his initial weight loss goal and surpassed it. He’s down a total of 40 pounds.
He’s also accomplished some impressive physical feats. He recently hit a 300 pound deadlift – nearly his double bodyweight, and at the age of 53! no less – and just a few weeks ago, completed the Spartan Beast, a 15+ mile, 35+ obstacle race, done at elevation in Lake Tahoe.
“When I started at FVT at the age of 51, I never thought I would have been able to do some of the things I’ve accomplished here. I’d say I’m in the best shape of my life, and I’m still just as excited about training at FVT as I was the first day I walked in.
It’s never too late to start your fitness journey!”
Keith’s amazing transformation is proof that with a commitment and dedication, the results will follow. He brings in great energy into the gym and we are so glad to have him on our team. Keep up the hard work Keith, and we can’t wait to see your continuing progress!
– Forest Vance
Owner, FVT Boot Camp and Personal Training