Meet X Shadyside Personal Training client, Tom!
A former member of the United States Marine Core, Tom has been working with personal trainers at X Shadyside for over 3 years. For the past 6 months he’s been working with Personal Trainer, Josh.
Tom has come a very long way and has made a tremendous amount of progress over the past 3 years training at X Shadyside.
“All of the personal trainers have been great, and they helped me lose a lot of weight!”
To lose weight and keep in shape for heart surgery/hernia recovery
To lose about 50lbs. I knew that it would take a long time; maybe 2-3 years. Also, to have proper guidance in physical training!
Yes! I have achieved weight loss of over 80lbs (260lbs at the start) since the beginning of my structured program, which was about 5 years ago. I am also fully recovered from my hernia recovery and am currently tackling new obstacles with Josh, such as minimal dietary changes, and committing to a fitness journal consisting of all of my daily exercise records of weight loss and exercise programs.
I like the fact of how Josh is very understanding of my needs and adaptable of my program to be properly adjusted on the fly if I make a mistake.
The bicycle; sit-up board; hammer curls; pull-up machine
The treadmill, because the amount of aerobic effort is very high and it is difficult to keep my endurance/stamina over a time greater than 30 minutes, especially when I’m at an incline!
He is great at offering dietary advice and great at consistently updating my dietary information/needs. He is wonderful with listening and offering proper education on how to achieve the goals that I’m seeking out currently. His information on the way that food affects the body is very knowledgeable. He's been training me for over 4 years and has been working as a trainer for over 10 years! I recommend him to anyone looking to succeed with their fitness goals.