†Results vary depending on starting point and effort. Shane is an Independent Team Beachbody Coach.
Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
Before I started Body Beast, my life literally revolved around my chronic pain. This pain was in both my elbows, my left shoulder, and my lower back.3 I felt as if I would never be able to live pain free again. My injuries required adding a steering knob to my steering wheel, having to elevate my bed because getting out of bed in the morning produced intense pain, and I could barely lift a cup of coffee off the table because of my shoulder injury. I felt like an old man. The pain had gone on so long that I was in despair. I felt physically weak and emotionally depressed.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
I was inspired to begin Body Beast more out of desperation than inspiration. I realized that I needed to do some sort of rehabilitation for my injuries, but I could not afford physical therapy.3 I saw the advertisements on TV and was inspired by the remarkable transformations that ordinary people were making with the program. I was desperate to be healthy again.
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody® help you overcome that challenge?
The greatest challenge I faced before beginning Body Beast was believing that I could complete the program with the limiting injuries I had. I knew I could not use heavy weights at first. I knew I would have to modify the routines and pace myself. The program helped by stressing the importance of safety first, proper form, and having fun. I immediately liked and respected Sagi. He was more interested in proper form and results than lifting heavy weights. That was exactly the message I needed.
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
I liked Body Beast because it was strictly weight lifting with not a lot of jumping around. This was a good match for me in light of my injuries and rehabilitation goals.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
The results I achieved with Body Beast are nothing short of miraculous. I no longer have pain in my elbows, shoulder, or lower back. Choosing the lean and ripped program, I lost 35 pounds, which was another one of my goals. I knew that if I lost body fat, the inflammation in my joints would improve, and it has. I feel strong, energetic and physically and emotionally healthy.
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
As a result of my success, my Beachbody Coach has encouraged me to become a Beachbody Coach as well. Facing each day without chronic pain, fear, and sadness has been a huge gift and blessing to me. Part of my life now is a desire to help others achieve success in overcoming similar challenges.
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3Always consult with your physician about your unique medical needs before starting any fitness program or nutrition product.