†Results vary depending on starting point and effort. Jon is an independent Beachbody Coach.
Meet Jon K. He gained 11 lbs of lean muscle in 90 days with Body Beast. He entered his results into The Beachbody Challenge, and won the $500 Daily Prize for June 18th!
Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
My fitness journey was on pace with my goals before starting Body Beast. I shredded a lot of body fat and had a body that I was proud to have. After watching non-stop videos and clips of Body Beast on YouTube and the Beachbody site, I was convinced Body Beast was going to take me to the next level of fitness. It looked challenging, it looked effective, it was a style of lifting I had not been exposed to before. It was everything I was needing/wanting and more.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
After going through several, high-intense cardio Beachbody programs, I made the decision to focus on programs that built muscle. I had finished P90X and gained some muscle with that program, but I wanted more. Seeing a lot of before and after photos and Success Stories, I knew Beast was the program that would put bulk muscle back on me.
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody® help you overcome that challenge?
My greatest challenge going into the program was probably my fear of improper form and breathing. When I was a gym rat, I was lifting a lot of weight but my breathing throughout the workouts was awful (I probably looked like that guy with the bright red crazy face lifting the weight). As a result, I developed a hernia that I had to get surgically repaired. I was afraid that a hernia would come back, but going through the program, Sagi was an incredible instructor and taught proper form and execution. The instruction and guidance made the program more enjoyable, and I felt like I was getting everything out of the program that I could.
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
The structure of the workouts were awesome. Drop sets, progressive sets, super sets….I mean I had never heard of these before and they just blew my mind when I exposed to them. It’s no wonder you build so much bulk muscle when you do these exercises!
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
I gained the bulk I was hoping to gain by the end of the program. I learned about proper nutrition and what it takes to fuel your body in order to gain bulk muscle. I’m most proud of my determination throughout the program. As much as the exercises kicked my butt or as sore as I might have been the next day, I always came back for more and pushed myself just as hard if not harder than before. I trusted the program and Sagi and was rewarded heavily with my results.
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
I specifically chose my before and after pictures to show how far I’ve come since I started using Beachbody programs. I have learned so much while going through each program…from proper form and execution to proper nutrition (so so important!) and discipline, I’ve even replaced a lot of the foods/meals I was used to eating with more healthier options and enjoy those healthier options a heck of a lot more. My life has completely changed for the better. I have the body I always dreamed of having, which I think my wife likes as well (haha!), I have a whole new perspective of grocery shopping and healthy eating, but most importantly I have been able to be an inspiration for others to make a change and live healthier lifestyles. There’s no other feeling than someone saying, “Thank you” for being their inspiration in transforming to a healthier lifestyle and then watching them go through their transformation and becoming an inspiration to their peers. Thank you, Beachbody.
How did your Team Beachbody® Coach support you on your journey?
My wife is my Beachbody Coach, and she was always incredibly supportive throughout my journey. She was always there to answer questions or provide insight in any way possible, specifically with nutrition.
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