Welcome to the beginning of my new life. Thanks to Lifetime I now know that I will reach my goals by staying consistent, keeping a positive attitude, and managing life one day at a time. Last April I hit an all-time low and just like countless other people struggling with obesity, I was desperate to find a way to get rid of my excess weight. My struggle with anxiety, depression, and stress put me on an endless cycle of continuing to gain weight year after year. I became tired of always having no energy to enjoy life. I knew there was only one way for me to get my life back –I had to find Olo. There is no judgement, just positive encouragement to keep pushing us forward on our journey. From the entrance staff that greet us on the way in and again on the way out, to the professional trainers, and kids academy team – our life has improved tremendously. Persistence, determination, positive affirmations, consistency and the full use of Lifetime are all keys to the success I have accomplished thus far.I use a fitness watch to track activity, carry a half gallon water jug with me to stay well hydrated, and I continue to meet with Olo on a regular basis to build strength and progress on my journey. I celebrate non-scale victories and never stop believing in myself. No one can do this work for me. This is my journey and mine to make a success.
Hello, my name is Chris Marlow and for nearly two years now I have been working out with Olo Onuma and his Transformation Squad. I have enjoyed the experience immensely and I am very happy with the results. My main focus when I first started with Olo was to maintain what I had already achieved as I had managed to lose a good amount of weight before I started the group sessions. Olo and I started talking and he convinced me that the next stage for me should be to work on my body fat rather than worry about my weight. He gave some tips and I changed my diet to coincide with my training sessions and the results were noticeable right away. My body fat dropped from 19% to 13% (and dropped about 20 lbs. at the same time) over the course of 60 days. I was completely blown away by what happened, and while I am not dieting as hard as I was originally (and gained back a little weight accordingly), I am now maintaining myself at 190 lbs. and very pleased with myself and the results that Olo helped me get
When I was a baby, it was cute; baby fat that I would outgrow. As a child, my family assured me as I got taller, I’d slim down. As a teenager, I had such a ‘pretty face’ if only I could drop the weight. Well, I didn’t outgrow my weight issues. Not only didn’t I outgrow them, they became steadily more taxing in adulthood. I felt trapped. As a child, I loved to swim and even swam competitively in my teens. As an adult, more often I was sitting on the side of the pool to avoid having to wear a bathing suit. Last year, everything hit the fan. In October, I was in a serious car accident. Every part of my body hurt. There was the physical therapy, the lawyers, and fighting with the insurance companies – it was beyond stressful. I started to gain more weight from all the stress eating. Barely a month later, my father passed away. He’d been battling bone cancer for years but what eventually killed him were complications to his diabetes. It was a serious wake-up call. How could I not change my habits? What was it going to take? With the help of a dedicated trainer, Olo Onuma, and the support of numerous other Life Time staff members, I began to see changes. Olo pushed me hard with strength training but more importantly, he pushed me to believe in myself and my journey. I placed my trust in something bigger than myself for once, and the weight steadily came off. While I still have weight to lose, completing the 60-Day challenge has been such an accomplishment. As Olo would say, where it begins to get uncomfortable is where change starts.
My name is Jennifer Dunn Maier and I have been working out with Olo in his transformation class for three years. I have changed my diet, I have lost 35 pounds. He has helped me with my training for a ½ Marathon. Since working out with Olo, I am more flexible, have more energy, and feel good about myself. Olo has always been very encouraging.
As an African American male I grew up in a family where terrible eating, heavy alcoholic drinking was the norm. But not only that drugs had plagued our family. On the outside many of us looked awesome but the reality was many of my family had terrible health conditions. It was horror at times watching your family members die an early death. I lived my life witnessing my grandfather die in his 50͛s. From uncles to cousins I witnessed early deaths and most of it was the result of an unhealthy lifestyle.
That’s when I found Olo. I was heading into Walmart and these 2 young men with sweat suits on were there talking and I said I remember when my body used to look like that. Olo said it still can look this way. I͛’m like, “yeah right”. At my age with all this weight no way. So we begin to talk and as I discussed my issues with them they said warren you need to come meet us at the gym. After a few weeks Olo told me they had a 60 day challenge coming up. I did it and met great people who helped me to change my eating habits as well as put me on a great workout plan to help me loose weight. I’m thankful for this organization. But man, I͛’m really thankful to the BEST trainer Olo Onuma for not letting me say NO!
After 20 years of trying to find my way to fitness on my own, I decided to accept the fact that I needed to do some different. I needed a fitness professional who not only knew what I had to do to get in shape, but also who knew how to guide me, how to inspire me and how to help me ensure that I stayed in shape day after day, week after week, month after month. In short, I needed an extraordinary fitness coach and partner who could help me stay on course and on target. Olo Onuma is that individual. In early 2016 I joined Olo’s Transformation Squad, which combines intense cardio with focused strength training three mornings a week. Olo guides the class through an ever-changing series of workouts using dumbbells, kettle bells, body weight exercises, sprints and more. “Challenging” doesn’t even begin to describe these sessions, but we have men and women of all ages and fitness levels participate and complete the workouts successfully. And while these sessions are tough, Olo keeps them fun and rewarding with games, workout tips and “Olo’s Famous Life Lessons.” Most class members been a part of the class for 18 months or more, and many of us — including me — adhere to Olo’s diet recommendations. And the results? Well, for me, they’ve been extraordinary. I’m 56 and stand at 5’ 10.5”. Over the past two years, I’ve gone from 195 pound to 167 pounds, my body fat percentage has dropped from 26 percent to between 15 and 17 percent, and my vOx (volume of oxygen) improved from acceptable to optimal for someone of my age. At a time when so many of my peers are getting lazier, gaining weight, slowing down and softening up, I feel better, think better, sleep better and am an all-around better husband, father, friend and person than at any point in my life. Olo is a true professional and has become a close friend to my wife and me (my wife trains with Olo one-on-one). Without a doubt, he’s one of the most focused, talented and creative fitness coaches I’ve ever met, and I feel fortunate to have his as my fitness mentor (even when I’m sore and exhausted from his workouts!). Olo has inspired me to achieve more than I ever thought possible, and for that I am eternally grateful. In a word, Olo Onuma is extraordinary
My name is Mary Spencer and I am just shy of 60 years old. I never thought I would be in this place in terms of my physical fitness and appearance at this point in my life. I thought I would continue to “yo-yo” in my weight, wear skirts or dresses to hide my thighs, and be tired and worn down after a typical day. After having my second daughter when I was 44 years old, I was never able to lose all of the pregnancy weight and pretty much continued to carry the extra weight and misery for several years. I’d lose a bit here and there but never got it under control. At first, I was working out on my own, feeling better but still not losing the weight or the inches…..until I met Olo Onuma and started working out with him two days a week with an extra boot camp class on the weekends. I knew the moment I met Olo he would be the right trainer for me. He clearly is an expert in fitness, how the body works, and through conversations and discussing my short and long term goals with him, we began our process together. As my conditioning improved, I was able to keep up with my workout and push even harder. My weights were slowly increasing and over time, I not only lost 30 pounds but I lost body fat and inches across all areas of my body. Olo knew my heart and was there each and every session motivating me, encouraging me, and holding me accountable to my goals. I am now a person that loves how I feel and how I look. My confidence has grown tremendously and I am the healthiest I have been since my 20’s. I owe this to Olo and his expertise and support and his ability to motivate me to do my best!
In March of 2006 my wife gave birth to our first child, a wonderful baby boy, and I quickly learned that I didn’t have nearly enough energy to keep up with him. I needed to change the way I was living and try to get healthier if I planned on being around to watch him grow up and experience life. I was assigned to Olo for my PT 1,2 & 3. We talked about my goals and what I was willing to do to make a change. I told him I wanted to lose 30 pounds and quit smoking. We discussed nutrition and the changes I would have to make in my eating habits. Olo then set up a workout that was going to help me accomplish my goals if I would do my part by eating right. I really liked the individual attention that Olo gave me. That kind of dedication to me as a client didn’t go unnoticed. Thanks Olo for truly going through this experience with me.
In January 2010, I decided that I would challenge myself and work with a personal trainer. A reliable source referred me to Olo. In the beginning months, every exercise was extremely hard for me. Olo would be standing there watching and saying “come on Thea, keep moving”, as I felt the smoke blowing from my ears. I can laugh now as I am thankful for the constant push. I appreciate Olo’s awesome program which includes motivation and inspiration from all the members, especially “my group”. The weekly weigh-ins and his availability to my questions and concerns are also appreciated as I press forward to my goal.
I’ve never had a personal trainer so dedicated to helping me reach my goals. Olo keeps me accountable and on the right track. To date he has helped me lose 20Ibs and I know that the process would’ve taken much longer without him. I have referred two family members to train with him as well and would certainly recommend him to others. With the help of Olo and Lifestyle Family Fitness, I know that I will achieve my goal.
I’ve lost 20Ibs Waist went down from 36 inches to 31.5 inches. Body Fat down from 31% to 27%