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At Onelife Fitness, our members are number one. Your fitness goals are important to us. We want to be a part of your journey. Read below about some of our Onelife Fitness center success stories!

thomas-hong_455x350Thomas Hong: USA Speed Skater & Explosive Performance Athlete. 

Thomas started training with EP in 2014 to fulfill his dream of representing the USA in the 2018 Winter Olympics. As a result of his dedication to training on and off the ice, and under the expert guidance of his EP trainers, Thomas was able to increase his power, strength, mobility and core to help him set a new World Record in 2016-17 in the 5000-meter speed skating relay and qualify for the 2018 Winter Games in South Korea.

Using Olympic lifts and specialized Keiser pneumatic equipment, his training was an integral part of his athletic development. Thomas has had the opportunity to become a champion because of his commitment to all aspects of his athleticism, which led to incremental improvements while staying healthy to train and compete on the international level.

His motto: “Leave it all on the ice!”

member-hardemanfamily-beforeafterThe Hardeman family lost over 300 pounds in 12 months!

Working with personal trainers at Onelife Fitness, they worked out as a family with a daily cardio conditioning program, getting a lot of variety, walking on the treadmills, biking, rowing and the ellipticals. Sandra said working with the trainers at OneLife helped the family reach the family goals while keeping the workouts on an individual level catering to their ability levels. Sandra recalled her first training session, "I thought the warm up was the workout, but over the course of the year an hour session did not seem like enough, I began to see the mental and physical changes."

They worked on their diets incorporating  first a delivered meal plan then started to make trips to the local organic market, eating lots of vegetables, cutting back on the fat and sugar and eating smaller portions.   

“We even completed the super run 5K as a family and it was not only great that we did it as a family but also a testimony to all the work we did with our trainers at OneLife,” Sandra says, “We have Onelife and now its part of our life’s effort  to be better every day  !”

What’s their advice to someone just getting started – “Decide today you want to make a change. Have a support system, and don't hesitate to go outside of your comfort zone. I NEVER would have imagined I would be using a trainer, I was self-conscious,  and afraid. There are still obstacles I have to overcome, but just take it step by step...you can do it!" 

They were interviewed by Cat Deeley for the Lifetime television show This Time Next Year who followed their journey through the year and aired their story on Tuesday, January 23! Check out the link to the show below. 
http://www.mylifetime.com/shows/this-time-next-year/season-1/episode-2

 

Amy Pizzati, 46: From 187 to 149 pounds!

I’m definitely more confident about myself. I don’t mind putting on my bathing suit in the summer. As I’ve gotten older, I find life moves very fast. Keeping myself in the best shape allows me to live life to its fullest. If being healthy was easy, everyone would do it. It’s being dedicated to yourself, and it’s really not about weight loss but feeling good about yourself and knowing you’re living a healthy life.

My biggest challenge was maintaining. I find having a trainer holds me accountable. If you have someone who expects to see you, you’ll be more likely to show up.


Amy was able to build muscle with HIIT Training and with a Personal Trainer at Onelife Fitness.

Brad: lost 30 pounds, lowered blood pressure & still coaching at 60. 

My wife and I made the decision to start working on feeling better about ourselves. I was also determined to fit back into my favorite pants that I refused to throw away! After an initial consultation, we were given a tour and were shown how to use the equipment. We felt assured that if we ever had any questions, all we had to do was ask the staff.

Since then, I have been coming in usually three times a week. We attend the yoga and pilates classes as a couple, and my wife enjoys doing the dance fitness classes. We stay engaged by varying our workout routine. I usually do one day of weight training, one day of cardio and one day of a combination. In addition, the staff is without exception, knowledgeable, approachable and always motivational.

I’d like to thank Onelife Fitness and the staff for helping me lose 30 pounds, lowering my blood pressure to a safe level and restoring my pride and confidence in myself – oh yeah, and getting back into my favorite pants!

Bruno Arrais lost 120 pounds!

My weight was over 300 pounds; my doctor was very concerned. She wanted me to come back in four months and, if I didn’t get better, she was putting me on cholesterol medicine.

The beginning, that is when I struggled the most. I am so competitive, even with myself. When I started, I told myself I did not want that medication. I had to go back to my doctor in four months. When she saw me, she was in shock. Because I didn’t want to take the medicine, I thought, ‘I am going to work out as much as I can. I am going to lose as much as I can.’ … Going to the gym every day is very boring. … (But) once you do something you like there, that is fun, it makes a difference.

Everything has changed. Physically, of course, but mentally I want to do more. I used to want to stay home all weekend; now I want to do things. I want to play with my kids more; I am way more active. When you’re heavy, you are too tired to move.

Bruno is a part of our Group Exclusive program which is high intensity small group training!

Jason: A whole new me!

We have been training for 6 months, and my progress has dramatically exceed any of my expectations. During my time with Kevin, my results have been amazing! I lost 70 pounds, reduced my body fat from 33% to 17% and lost 10 inches off my pant size.

More Importantly, I am type II diabetic. When I started my training I was on 4 different medications just for Diabetes, yet my A1C was still high (12.4). I am now on only 1 low dose of Metformin and my last two A1Cs have been 5.4 and 6. I was also struggling with high blood pressure. My medication for this was cut in half.

I have also been struggling with injuries sustained during a motorcycle accident. Kevin has worked with me to improve my mobility, flexibility, and balance! I hope this helps anybody who is trying to decide whether to try the trainer program. Every cent I spent on training was well used!

Jason joined Onelife Fitness and enrolled in a SmartStart intro session. From there he met his trainer, Kevin.

Jordan Kohanim, 38: From 190 pounds to 120 pounds!

All it took was one look at the photo of herself holding Teacher of the Year Award to convince 37-year-old Jordan Kohanim she needed to make a change. 

I get up at 4:30 am to get to my Onelife Fitness gym. I call us the Dawn Patrol. Everyone is so friendly and encouraging. I exercise six days a week. Now, I am working on building muscle. I do HIIT training (high-intensity interval training) three days a week and weight training with plyometric warm-ups.

I have so much more energy now. I work two jobs, so I sometimes go from 4:30 a.m. in the morning until 9 p.m. at night. I used to be exhausted after those long days. I’d come home, flop on the couch and eat junk and zone out— reeling from how tired I felt. Now, I have more energy…I enjoy doing things more because I am not so tired.

Jordan was able to lose weight and build muscle with HIIT Training and weight training at Onelife Fitness. She now exercises six days a week!

Turner Britton: Onelife Fitness Member Climbs Kilimanjaro!

In early July, after eight months of training, 65-year-old Onelife Fitness member Turner Britton and his partner, Rita Grayson, completed their hike up the third-tallest mountain of the Seven Summits, Mt. Kilimanjaro.

With two full joint replacements – a right hip in July 2010 and a knee in January 2016 –the almost-66-year-old is still going strong, but now with the help of the Onelife Fitness trainers, who he said have helped transform his body like never before.

“I’ve been in a good conditioning state most of my life – there were probably a couple of dozen years where I drank too much wine and didn’t have enough exercise, but overall, I’ve been pretty healthy,” he said. “Finally, though, I said, ‘You know what? I want to change my body composition.”

“I had never hired a trainer before, but I went to Onelife Fitness and my trainers, Shelly and Carlos, put a program together where I trained two times a week for eight months. Though my weight was fine, the goal was to reduce weight while [gaining] more muscle mass and less fat, and now my body is different than it ever has been."

Turner transformed his body composition with the help of Personal Training at Onelife Fitness!

ashleighThis Busy Mom of Five Overcame Depression & Lost 90 Pounds in Two Years – and Isn’t Done Yet




Start weight: 295 pounds

Current weight: 206 pounds

How she’s doing it: She works out four to six days at Onelife. Her routine includes upper body, lower body, and conditioning-focused workouts. She also does “mindset conditioning” every day, such as mediation or yoga. “I feel that working on the mindset is huge because you can be physically strong, but being mentally strong is a game changer. It can help you push through any situation.”

How she feels now: “Before I started my journey I was completely depressed. Life was passing by and I was walking around the world just existing rather than fully living. Now I feel like a totally different person. I walk with my head held high. I am more open to trying new things, and my confidence level has skyrocketed.”

The one thing I do suggest is to make sure the reason is about you. It’s okay to be a little selfish when it comes to your goals.”