Featured Client: Simon
I was born and raised in Grantham, England. Before finally settling into the wonderful state of Colorado I lived in Texas, Florida, Washington DC, Tennessee and a few other little places along the way.
I was a runner weighing in at 142. In Feb 2002 I ran one of my best races to date, a half marathon in 85 minutes. On Feb 23rd, 2002 I managed to go from 25 mph to 0 mph instantly on my snowboard by using a tree as a stopping device! I came away from that accident with a lot of bruises....and a broken femur, a paralyzed left leg and two broken wrists. I didn't regret any of it because I survived, however I did know I was going to struggle to run a 10 miler at race pace again!
The doctors told me that walking with a limp would be something to look forward to, but I would most likely get to keep my leg, most likely. They put a titanium rod in my femur to hold it in place and told me I might be able to walk in 12 weeks. Snowboarding and other sports would be history.
Over the next 4 years I managed to use the accident as a great excuse to do only one thing well, put on weight and get out of shape. I kept trying to get in shape, but my mind was better prepared than my body, and every time I pushed it I got injured. I ballooned up to 175, but the saddest part was I lost my hunger for fitness.
The changes from 6 weeks of BCOR were unimaginable to me until I actually saw and felt them. I thrive in a group environment and the coaches and members fill me with energy! I already dropped down to 160, that's at least a loss of 15lbs of fat. It didn't all just drop though, some of it turned to muscle. When I used to run I became too thin, but with BCOR I cross train, which makes me a better athlete. Upper body is really the key to pulling through a long run. I completed the Imperial Challenge thanks to BCOR and that signaled the start of my second life of fitness.
Simon’s Secrets to Success:
- I take full advantage of the group energy.
- I set long term goals and work towards them with patience to avoid injury.
- I let exercise dictate my diet. By working my body I find that it starts to demand the right food and begs me to avoid the wrong food.
- I let BCOR coaches push me towards success.