Personal Success Story - Brett

"There are those who think they can and those who think they can't and they are both right."  Henry Ford 

In September 2001, I made the decision that it was time for me to get into shape. I had reached  381 lbs and about to move into a 62 inch waist. I had put on most of my weight while I launched my new business venture over the past 10 years. The pressures of that caused me to develop very poor eating habits and be limited to less than 30 minutes physical activity per week. 

A good friend of mine had joined the gym months earlier and convinced me to give it a whirl. I had been a member of Sports Club in the past, but  didn't stick with it.I knew that I needed help with working out safely and  reaching my goals. 

I started my first training session with the personal training team at Parkview on September 21st, 2001. I thought I was going to collapse; every muscle in my body ached for almost a week! Ryan was a great motivator and gave me very valuable advice; he said "you must do both weights and cardio", but he said stressed that cardio was the key to successful weight loss. For the first 3 months I was at the gym 7 days a week doing cardio each day for a minimum of 30 minutes, as well as 3 one-hour sessions with a trainer doing weights. Now I work out with Ryan twice a week and on my own for another 3 times a week, with a minimum of 60 minutes cardio each of the 5 days. 

In addition to my exercise program, Ryan stressed the importance of eating the RIGHT foods, more protein (chicken breast, egg whites, etc...) less carbohydrates (bread, potatoes, etc...) portion control, limiting alcohol consumption (less than 2 glasses red wine per week). Exercise and Nutrition is the only healthy combination that will empower you to lose weight, and keep the weight off! Wow! I sound like a reformed smoker!!!!! 

To date, I have lost 97 lbs, and 14 inches on my waist. I am still a few months away from reaching my target, of 250 lbs and a 44-inch waist but I know I will get there. I have to continue to challenge myself with maximum effort; maximum intensity and maximum commitment. To do something like this is a huge commitment of both time and effort but to me it has definitely been worth it. At the end of the day quality of life is what counts and while I am still young and it wasn't affecting me too much it was only a matter of time. 

Thank you to Ryan for your encouragement, professionalism, and your drive to make me reach my goals.

Comprehensive training plans tailored to your specific goals provided digitally once per month and FaceTime training sessions are weekly  Phone support available as required. FaceTime Coaching is an excellent solution for individuals who want to workout from home, have no access to a gym due to CoVid 19, or are out of our reach and want a successful training program.

Personal training is the fastest and most effective way to reach your fitness goals. Your trainer will develop a program based on your goals and health concerns and create a personalized fitness program that is uniquely your own.  Whether you’re someone who is just starting their fitness journey or a seasoned gym goer/recreational athlete with a solid fitness level, having a personal trainer or a coach can help you meet your fitness goals faster, safer, and more effectively.

Training in small groups means you have the opportunity to see where your fitness level is in relation to the rest of your team and work out ways to improve on it.  You can  organize with your coach a training system to help you improve incrementally week after week. Having a small group training system allows you to test yourself each session on a variety of exercises and gradually progress on each of them.

Comprehensive training plans tailored to your specific goals provided digitally once per month. Phone support available as required. Online coaching is an excellent solution for individuals who have established a high level of comfort within the gym but require expert guidance and support in order to keep their workouts fresh and achieve their specific goals.

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Our mission is to empower anyone at any age or stage in their fitness journey with the information and tools that will help them to make better choices – even just one small better choice can motivate them and improve their potential to truly thrive. 
We believe achievements start with education and a commitment to small, daily choices. We create content that engages and informs, and we complement it with practical tools to make living healthy an easier and sustainable process. 

Fitness Philosophy:

Health and Fitness are the best preventative measurea against illness and disease. As a Paersonal Trainer, I will educate my cleints with important knowledge on a healthy dieat and appropriate exercise, provide motivation to help build self confidence and persistence, and above all, provide them with a good sense os well being.

I specialize in Weight Loss, Sport Specific Training, Pre and Post Nata; mothers and Weight Gain/Lean Muscle.

Why work with Ryan McKeen?

✅ You Gain the Accountability
✅ You Gain Confidence
✅ You again Motivation 
✅ You Gain Total Support
✅ You gain a Partner in Your Fitness Journey