Meet Bill Reed – a former athlete who became increasingly stiff & brittle in his 20 years since graduating college. Once leaving college athletics, it wasn’t just missing being athletic & part of a team that was troubling him.
“I met my beautiful wife Jen that same year and a new chapter of my life began. Long story short: in the next 10 years I gained it all back and hit the 300-lb. mark around 3 years ago.
“The bad habits didn’t go away, the lack of training didn’t go away, but my self-esteem and confidence certainly did. Not only did my marriage suffer but my attitude, appearance, and confidence suffered as well.
Bill had bariatric surgery - the sleeve procedure - and dropped 60 pounds the following year, getting down to 240. "Of course, even after surgery, the bad habits were and are still there, but the sleeve keeps me in check and has not allowed me to gain it all back like I have in the past.
"The one thing I was lacking was a consistent and productive workout routine. I know how to lift weights and do cardio, but my body started to hurt: tennis elbow, joint pain, and back trouble… I felt awful and gained about thirty pounds back over the next year - back in the 270’s."
"I’m not exaggerating when I say that it was a life changing experience for her and unknowingly at the time, for me…She HARRASSED me for a few months to try a class with her but I refused.
"Jen is VERY persistent!!! I was really worried that my body could not handle the workout and that all the aches and pains would not allow me to get it done.
"My first class was an interval class, and it was really hard. I got a little light headed a few times but I made it!!!"
This is where Bill's new chapter begins: "I make 2-3 classes every week (need to do 4) and have fallen in love with the culture and the workouts. It’s where I need to be.
"The trainers guiding you through class, correcting your form, and motivating you is priceless. The culture is the main difference: I have heard it described as a cult, and in the very best sense of the word, I have to agree…I feel the changes both physically and mentally, and that’s exciting.
"I’m down to 254 but more importantly, I am already much more flexible/mobile and can see some changes in my body. I will know exactly how much when I do my second assessment with Kristen in December."
Bill says that Method 360 has helped him believe that “I can be athletic again – I have the confidence that my body can actually handle being athletic again!
“If you make time to work out, if you make it one of your top priorities, I guarantee things will become clearer, life will get better… This is not bullshit. I’m living proof… I want the people in my life to live happy and fruitful lives; this is the path that gives you the best chance to do so!”