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Total Body Transformation Project | Update from Mike

October 21, 2014

Meet Mike.  He was chosen by the Ridge and Complete Nutrition as one of our “disease risk” candidates for the Total Body Transformation Project.  You may recognize him, he’s the Chief Meteorologist at KBZK.  On screen he’s full of energy, but behind the scenes he’s challenged with arthritis and Crohn’s disease, which have left him with little stamina.  He turned to the Total Body Transformation Project to take charge of his health and regain his strength and energy. Just 2 weeks in, he’s making major strides…

The first two weeks of my Transformation Project I am on the slow and steady path.  I started out doing 15 minutes on the stationary bike with my first workout to 30 minutes by the third workout session and up to 45 minutes just a few days ago.  I found out that I am gaining strength with every workout and that is my ultimate goal.

Arthritis and Crohns disease has left me very weak and the medications to combat both leave my immune system weak as well. Thanks to my doctors and Humira my symptoms have improved and now I am trying to regain lost strength and stamina with the help of the Ridge Athletic Club and Complete Nutrition.

Mike 2The last time I stepped into a gym to workout was back in my college days. I was very worried about injuring myself while working out but so far that has not happened because my personal trainer Dewey Peacock is with me every step of the way ensuring I am using the correct machines, weights and techniques.

I am trying to workout every other day and I am slowly going just a little further on the stationary bike and adding just a little more weight on the various machines all with the help of my personal trainer. We are adding a few new weight machines every week and few more sit ups and stretches. I am a little tired and fatigued on my days off but that is also slowly improving.

Complete Nutrition is helping me with my diet and choices of food daily and they have plenty of vitamins and supplements to kick start my energy and even an oral spray to help me sleep at night to combat my restless leg syndrome.

Mike 1In these early weeks I am slowly gaining strength and stamina, I can’t wait to see how much stronger I will be at the end of the 90 days.

Lastly, I just returned home from the Ridge and I put 60 minutes on the treadmill! Walked 3 miles and burned over 300 calories, YES! That is incredible for me. Right now I feel I can accomplish anything.

— Mike Heard

If you’d like to get started with a fitness program or get paired up with a personal trainer that’s right for you, contact our Fitness Director, Ed Davila, 586-1737 or email him at ed@ridgeathletic.com. Interested in supplements and nutrition from Complete Nutrition? Stop in their Bozeman location at 1531 W. Main. Remember, all Ridge Members get 10% off everyday at Complete Nutrition!

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