When I was younger I was always involved in sports and was very active. As I've gotten older I've struggled to maintain a regular workout routine and as a result my weight and fitness level have fluctuated.
At one point I had reached close to 200 lbs., that was when I knew enough was enough. Because I had a treadmill at home I started running, over the course of a couple of years I lost about 30 lbs. but still didn't feel like I was in shape.
About 2 years ago I decided to join a local gym. Since that time I've been trying to go to the gym regularly and continued running, but was searching for something that would allow me to take another step forward in my fitness journey.
I had several friends who had a lot of success with the Turbulence Training program so I thought I would try the challenge myself. My goal entering the 12-week program was to try and lose some weight and build some core strength.
I was surprised at how easy the program was, with a few free weights and a pull up bar in my basement I was able to do my workouts at home if I wasn't able to get to the gym.
I did a variety of different Turbulence workouts including, beginner, intermediate, 2K4, and 2K5. I also subscribed to the Turbulence Training channel on YouTube and did several of those workouts as well.
The workouts were challenging and effective, plus they didn't take up much time, in a 30-minute period you could get in a great workout.
I didn't follow any specific diet or eating program during the 12 weeks, I just ate smarter and healthier and reduced my intake of "junk" food.
Turbulence Training is an excellent way for people to achieve their fitness goals. Adding it to my workout routine has allowed me to lose weight and I also feel stronger and in the best shape I've ever been in.
I'd like to give a big thanks to my wife for supporting me along this journey, and encouraging me when I was heading to the gym or down to the basement for a workout.
Also a big thanks to my trainer Lindsay for the great workouts and motivation and to Corey, the owner of the gym I go to, Stretch Fitness. It's open 24/7, which is super convenient for anyone trying to maintain a healthy work/life balance.
Although I do know cardio isn't a big part of Turbulence Training, I have been running for a couple of years as a way to try and maintain fitness and as a stress reliever.
One of my big achievements during the past 12 weeks is that I completed my 8th half marathon in a personal best time of 1:38:12 several minutes faster than my previous best time.
Although the challenge was only 12 weeks long, I plan to use Turbulence Training to continue building strength and tone.
I'm so glad that I was introduced to this program, huge thanks to Craig for developing something that pretty much anyone can use. I'll be encouraging my friends and family to use it. I'm looking forward to continuing my fitness journey.