We have a winner!
Congratulations on winning the TakeDown Challenge, Jose! You crushed the Challenge from the very first day and ended up losing:
- 21 pounds
- 5.5 inches
- Almost 13 pounds of pure fat!
We’re very proud of what you have been able to accomplish, Jose, and look forward to seeing how you will continue to progress now that you’re transitioning into the TakeDown LifeStyle nutrition coaching program!
In his own words:
“When I first started the TakeDown Challenge (TDC) I was 230 pounds and came in with the mindset that I needed to make a change, something had to change because whatever I was doing was not working.
At the first TDC meeting we received our folders with a breakdown of how the TDC works and the lifestyle change we were about to embark on. The folder had everything we needed, it had recipes and a simple sheet that helped you make your own meals in case you did not want to do one of the recipes. The best part was if you had any question no matter what they were, Stacey Garcia was right there to answer them, she was there every step of the way. Not only did she provide you with the knowledge, but she also was also your biggest supporter.
There was also a Facebook page for everyone participating in the TDC, I have to say that was a big help for me, to see other people going through the same thing and sharing how they were feeling because many times I felt the same way.
The other big part of this that helped me were the trainers, Daniela Stratman and Joe Garcia, I really could not have done as well as I did with out their support and motivation. They helped me to always dig deeper and to realize that when I thought I had given everything, I still had more to give.
This was such a great experience, not only did I find out more about myself and what I am capable of, but I also gained the knowledge of food and how to properly fuel my body.
You could not ask for a better gym than Arena Fitness, it has a great family environment, everyone there is friendly and the staff is the Best!!! All the trainers are great people who you can tell really care about you and your success, when you go to Arena Fitness you are not just another face in the crowd, you are Family.”
– Jose Vera, Arena Fitness member