With 2016 now in full-swing, we thought that this would be the perfect time to let you all in on a new tradition that we hope continues for many years to come.
PPT began taking clients in April of 2007 and throughout this time, we have worked with hundreds of clients who have achieved some outstanding accomplishments.
As 2015 was coming to a close, Don and I happened to be talking about some of these individuals and we thought it would have been nice to recognize them for these accomplishments. Thus, the idea for PPT Client of the Year was officially born.
Our inaugural recipient is truly deserving as he absolutely crushed 2015 by turning his health around in a very big way. Peter Kendler of Lincolnshire, IL began working with us September 30, 2014 when he came to us at 230 pounds with a waist measuring 45 inches. He was admittedly in poor health and physical condition, and didn’t like where is life was headed.
So he did something about it. And boy did he ever! Peter had his first workout with us October 2nd, 2014 and never looked back. He has continued to train twice a week, every single week, and in the process, cleaned up his diet, and stopped smoking.
Five months later in March of 2015 Peter’s weight had dropped 42 pounds down to 188 and he lost 7.5 inches off his waist! He also got rid of some aches and pains in his shoulder, hip, and knee – some of which had been hanging around for 20+ years.
Anyone would surely agree that this is impressive, but what I find truly impressive is the fact that as of today – ALL of those pounds and inches lost have stayed off. Yes, even through the holidays!
Now Peter’s a man of few words, but luckily you don’t need to talk a lot to accomplish some really big goals. We’ll let his before and after pictures do the talking.
Congratulations Peter! You are an inspiration for those looking to do the same. On a personal note, I feel honored and privileged to have had a front row seat throughout your journey. It’s been really fun to watch. This is the kind of thing that keeps me going and why Don and I do what we do.
Be sure to check out Peter’s before and after photos and read his brief story below. He did it and you can too. We can’t wait to see who will be next.
2015 PPT Client of the Year – Peter Kendler
1.) Tell us about your health/fitness story prior to working with PPT.
In my late teens, I was a competitive ski racer and soccer player – so I was in exceptional physical condition. In my mid-twenties, getting married, starting a business and a family, the sports came to a racing halt (pun intended!). With no exercise and eating unhealthy, the pounds started setting on. By the time I was in my early forties, I was officially obese.
2.) What was your first experience with PPT like?
My wife has been working with PPT for many years, and always spoke highly of them. After seeing pictures of myself and having some health issues, my family and I decided it was time for me to get back into shape. My initial experience was outstanding and continues to be. It is fun and rewarding. Oh, and having the commitment of scheduled training times ensures that I don’t miss a session!
3.) How has your life changed since working with PPT?
I have become a lot more energetic, and I have become more fit – like in my twenties. My stress levels have reduced. And I’m pretty sure that my wife is more attracted to me, which can only improve one’s marriage!
4.) What have you learned about yourself throughout this process?
I was surprised how badly I had let my physical self become! In my mind, I was just a little out shape. With the help of PPT, I was pleasantly surprised that I could turn that around in a relatively short time. It’s the best money ever spent.
5.) What advice do you have for those who are not currently physically active and are apprehensive about starting an exercise program?
I would say, do yourself a favor and not be apprehensive about starting. Being physically active is better for you, your family, and even your job.
6.) What goals have you set for yourself going forward?
With the results to date, I am very happy. And I enjoy the ever evolving regiments when working with PPT. Not only do I want to maintain my gains, but I also want to continue to get stronger, leaner, build some more muscle, and keep working so that I can push myself to do even more challenging workouts. The challenging workouts they offer will only continue to increase my abilities. I like that the continuous change means that I will “never win” – it’s ALWAYS a challenge!
7.) Finally, is there anything else that you would like to add?
Working with PPT has definitely drastically improved my family life, my marriage, and my self-esteem. It has reduced my stress levels and has made me realize that there is more to life than just working. It’s amazing what a life changer two hours a week with PPT can be.