Testimonial by my client Raj, an Indian expat in his late 30s:
I started with 86kg, over 30% body fat, 36-38” trousers, high cholesterol and exhaustion by end of the day! My goal was to lose fat, feel fitter.
The first 6 months with Carl, I went along with this philosophy: “I’m training – so that’s a license for me to eat whatever I feel like”. Meanwhile, Carl kept trying to drill the importance of diet and nutrition, which I ignored (unwilling to give up on ‘tasty’ food habits).
Six months later, the weighing scale and calipers weren’t too generous with me! Plus, I felt no increase in strength / stamina.
That’s when I paid full attention to Carl’s holistic coaching: diet and nutrition, complemented with training. (check out his booklet for a great training schedule)
The result? Can never say this too many times: just amazing! In the next 6 months, my stats went as follows: weight 76 kg, body fat 22%, all medical indicators normal. I felt energized, slept great and woke up fresh. Most importantly, I am genuinely enjoying my strength and cardio training! And, no – I never stayed hungry or went on a crash diet, but Carl-recommended “right diet”.
The downside? I’d to change my entire wardrobe. Then again, I’m not complaining – at age 38, I can now ‘show off’ my 32” jeans, plus am fit enough to pack a punch to my day, often better than a 25-year old . I think the best compliment Carl got would’ve been from my Doc, who I visited after six months and exclaimed: “Where did the rest of you disappear?”
Here’s what Carl drills into you (and I’ve incorporated now in my lifestyle):
– Fitness is a lifestyle, not a 100m dash (so, figure out ways to enjoy it!)
– Getting lean is 80% ‘Made in Kitchen’ and 20% ‘Made in Gym’
I have experienced it in the last 12 months with Carl. He’s an authentic guy, super-inspiring and gives absolutely trustworthy advice.
Many instructors think solely about economic benefit / gain – but I find Carl to be genuinely caring about his clients. The last 12 months were a ‘turnaround’ experience for me!