I first introduced you to Lee Oren, a 29-year-old client and good friend of mine who has struggled with his weight and fitness for most of his life.  We had set a personal goal for him to lose 80 pounds to help build strength, boost self-confidence and improve his life.  Let’s check in on his progress!

As I explained, Lee and I are both football fans so we are looking at his long-term goal like the road to winning his personal Super Bowl. This will be a year-long process. Let’s face it, you can’t win the Super Bowl until you play the whole season. You HAVE to practice hard every day and continue to improve to grab the big prize at the end of the year.

Lee's progress is obvious.

Lee’s progress is obvious.

As we approach the mid point of our season Lee is in prime position to win his first NFL Championship.

Going into month six, Oren has dropped a whopping 40 pounds in his first 5 months by following a consistent and rigorous fitness program and keeping a sensible and healthy diet for for five months.

Here is his mid-season scorecard:

Starting Weight: 283  pounds on June 1, 2013
Target Weight: 203  pounds on June 1, 2014

Current Weight: 246 pounds on Oct 28, 2013

Weight Loss Record: 37 pounds

Target Weight Loss: 48 pounds to go



Lee at the beginning of his program…and today.

He started the fitness process weighing in at a 283lbs on June 1st.  As of the end of October, Lee clocks in at a sleek 246 pounds and is eager to shred 20 more by the end of January.

“I can’t believe it!,” he says. “Your mind is such a powerful thing, if you believe you can do it you can!”

Lee is determined and destined to accomplish his goals and reach his own personal Super Bowl. As his trainer, I could not be more proud of any individual for his effort, determination and dedication.

Lee you are truly an inspiration!

THANK YOU for inspiring other people who want to battle and beat their weight challenges—and for allowing me to be your coach!

DOWNTOWN’S Health and Fitness Editor Kirk Myers, struggled with childhood obesity and hit bottom when he ballooned to 300 pounds and suffered congestive heart failure when he was still a college student of 21. Through hard work, diet and determination, Myers dropped 125 pounds and has become one of most sought-after trainers of celebrities, athletes and other Downtowners at Tribeca’s celebrated Gotham Gym.