Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
I felt okay but needed to make more improvements with more cardio and getting chiseled. I completed the Body Beast program and made muscle gain, but now I wanted to look ripped. But over the age of 60 makes this a little more difficult.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
I always worked out and tried to eat right, but lately I became lazy and started eating unhealthy again. My daughter Danielle (aka Fit and Funky), a Beachbody Coach, convinced me that she wants me around a lot longer, so I knew I had to get healthier for my family. As a former bodybuilder, I was so motivated watching all the videos of Sagi online that I had to try Body Beast!
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody help you overcome that challenge?
I have many injuries from my weight-lifting days, but I pushed through, continued the program, and felt great after each workout.* I would also do Body Beast at the gym by following Sagi’s coaching.
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
I wanted to gain more mass and tone in my body and abs. I also wanted to see if someone over the age of 60 could complete this program, and I did! I think Sagi is a fantastic trainer. He really is the best. Back in October 2015, I met him in person at a Super Sunday event in Dallas, and he invited me to work out with him onstage. That was the highlight of my life.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
I reached my goal, but I still want to improve. I reduced my weight and my body fat, went down a pant size, and increased muscle mass, along with getting my abs to show. I celebrated on Facebook when I earned my Body Beast tank top! I finally, after the age of 60, can see washboard abs starting to show, and my core is hard and tight. I’ve seen a noticeable increase in my biceps and thighs too. I feel like age is just a number. If I can complete this program at the age of 60 with all my injuries, anyone can. I’m really proud of myself, especially that I fought the urge to give up.
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
I have become a Beachbody Coach like my daughter, and now enjoy helping others learn how they, too, can overcome any obstacle at any age.
How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable?
I participated in my first Challenge Group for Hammer and Chisel recently. I enjoyed it immensely because I got to meet other people in the group and we made a daily post of accountability. It kept me on track. Even when I felt like I didn’t want to do it another day, I knew everyone was waiting and watching for each other’s posts, so I forged on through and completed the entire program and Challenge Group.
How did your Team Beachbody Coach support you on your journey?
My daughter was fantastic as well as the others in the Challenge Group. Danielle always gave me encouragement no matter how many times I felt like I couldn’t do this.
How did a Beachbody supplement, nutritional product, or program (such as Shakeology or Beachbody Ultimate Reset) support your transformation? What are the greatest benefits you gained? Did you see benefits to your energy, sleep, mood/mental clarity, or digestion/regularity?
I drank Shakeology every day, as well as Energize, Hydrate, Recover, and Creatine from the Beachbody Performance Line. I felt these supplements contributed to my gains significantly.
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Results vary depending on starting point, goals, and effort.
*Always consult with your physician about your unique medical needs before starting any fitness program or nutrition product.