If I can do it, you can too!
The journey I started – managing my weight – began in the 8th grade. As a victim of circumstances due to my parent’s work and lifestyle choices caused me to eat less prepared home-cooked meals and more of the easier fast food drive-thru options. Needless to say, I was given what I wanted and not what I needed. But as the saying goes, “everything happens for a reason, right?” Well this behavior continued to the pinnacle as a freshman in college when I ballooned to my highest weight of 225 pounds of pure fast food fat and was often given the old, “you cute but…” line.
After being pressured by my college peers, I crashed dieted away 75 lbs during the course of one summer and happened to have kept it off! This literally changed the course of my life, the people I met, the life that I lived and ultimately the person I am today.
Having gone through this path of losing the wrong way but learning the right way in the process, I have not only kept the weight off but I’ve built strong muscles, developed a healthy eating regimen, become a personal trainer a certified Schwinn Cycling Instructor and a Les Mills Sprint Coach. I’ve run over a dozen half-marathons and three NYC marathons, through this process. Yes, I guess you can say I know a bit about fitness and nutrition.
I’m passionate about what I do and it shows in my work and results. After living in NYC for over a decade, I moved to Los Angeles to continue to grow in my passion and have made great strides. Eating healthy and staying fit is the only option for me. It’s a no-brainer and it can be that way for you too.
I like meeting dedicated people with great energy that are serious about achieving their health/fitness goals. If that sounds like you, I would love to meet you and get to know you personally. If you’re ever in the Los Angeles area don’t hesitate to send me an email via the site ahead of time and if time permits, I can plan to meet you for a workout or healthy meal. We can talk shop!
I’m inspired by people with stories to share about their lives and goals. I like to call them testimonies. I have some that could help you along the way in your journey too. I am currently a group fitness instructor teaching cycling and Les Mills Sprint, as well as a private personal health coach in Los Angeles, CA. Please inquire within about packages to suit your needs. Thanks for your interest in health.
2 thoughts on “Jai”
I remember those days at Pace when all you talked about was starting a men’s magazine. I’m so happy that you reached that goal and so many others.
You have been and continue to be an inspiration to me, my friend.