- Lost 23 lbs of fat
- Gained 5 lbs of muscle
Lost 24.5 lbs, 3.75” off waist and increased his Quality of Life score (SF36) by 18.3% …in 8 weeks!
“I saw that my former business coach, who was able to realign businesses for optimal performance, needed to go to Mike to realign his health. So at the last minute, joined the Body Balance Challenge at Spectrum…This was like no diet as we know it. This was a new way of eating to get all the nutrients your body needs without feeling deprived. I never felt cravings or starving like I had on previous failed attempts. I kept a food log and did not cheat. I feel great and love what I eat.”
Dr Polan…went on to lose an additional 18lbs of fat and 3 inches of his waist 1 year later!
Lost 20lbs fat, 5 inches off his waist, and dropped cholesterol from 394 to 137 in 8 weeks!
“I had been exercising daily and counting calories and trying everything to lose a little bit of weight, but nothing that worked for me before was working now, until I came across a four-week program over the summer being offered at Spectrum Fitness. I decided I wanted to try it. Although I had been using weights already, I enjoyed the small group atmosphere and the attention from the trainers. All the trainers at Spectrum are great and love what they do and I enjoyed my workouts there and what they were teaching me.
The key for me was my one on one nutrition consult with Mike Stare. He is one of the most knowledgeable personal trainers out there and I learned a lot just in one hour with him. He created a meal program designed for me and what I wanted to accomplish. I followed this strictly and did my workouts three times per week and I finally started to lose weight. This was hard for me at first to only workout three days per week since I was doing 5-6 days before.
I never thought I would lose weight since I had been trying for so long with no success. I did not have a lot to lose, which is harder, but this program worked. I still am doing my three days per week weights/intervals and eating healthy and still seeing results. I enjoy not having to work out for hours every day. My clothes that were too tight on me last year at this time now fit loosely and some are too big. I would recommend Spectrum Fitness to anyone looking to eat healthier and to learn the right type of exercise for results.”
Sharon Bussone, Hamilton, MA
“Spectrum Fitness provided me all the tools that I needed to change my body and my life! I have lost more than 20 pounds in eight weeks, but more importantly, I have significantly changed the size and shape of my body. Knowledge is power- that is the saying and it could not be more true when it comes to caring for your body. I have learned that fueling your body with the foods it needs to run, allows your body to rid itself of what it does not need-namely excess fat.
The other component that really hit home was that if you are using your muscles through weight resistance training, your body your body will know to hold onto your muscle and use up your fat instead. Personally this is the beginning of an amazing journey toward a healthy, beautiful body and mind. I continue to receive compliments on how I look and could not feel more proud of what I’ve accomplished so far.”
In addition to warm-up procedures, corrective exercises, stretching and interval surges, Mike introduced me to several methods of resistance training, which he designed while always being cognizant of injury prevention. Mike would make sure he was totally informed as to any medical conditions, which might be negatively affected by any of the procedures. In addition, the Spectrum trainer and nutritionist, Michelle, would constructively critique my nutritional history in order to set me on the path to more beneficial eating habits.
I think overall, what I have learned is that engaging in aerobic exercise is only one part of achieving fitness, and during my sessions with Mike, I found that I was using muscles long passive over the years; those muscles seem to respond to the exercises and contribute to achieving some improvement to fitness. Spectrum also emphasized balance exercises to maintain stability. “During my last few sessions, Mike emphasized methods of working at home and substituting home devices for some of the machinery at the Spectrum gym, I was highly pleased with my sessions with Spectrum.”
Ralph Edelstein, Beverly, MA