Michael  Gowan

Michael Gowan

39 years old and in decent shape, but honestly my health and fitness was declining. There is no such thing as your health and fitness or anything else staying the same. You are either moving forward or moving backward. The one thing I had always taken pride in, was the fact that I could run around with my sons and even with the kids I coached, no matter what sport it was. BUT as I got older, we got busier and I could slowly see myself slipping down the path that most people go, watching their kids and grand kids playing instead of being able to run around with them. This was not what I wanted! There are some things I cannot control, like the fact that I am slowly losing a little bit of hair every year or the fact that I am getting older. BUT, there are several things I can control or at least highly impact and that is my health and fitness. So when Deidra Penrose approached my wife about how good she was feeling and about how she was getting in the best shape of her life after having two kids, of course I was interested. I was hesitant, but still interested. So when she told me I could take The Beachbody Challenge and get 100% of my money back if I was not satisfied, I jumped all over it! The biggest thing I was struggling with was getting to the gym daily because we were so busy with our boys, ballgames and just life. My nutrition I thought was pretty good, but I quickly learned I could do so much better. Then, even when I went to the gym I truly did not know what I was doing. Even though I had worked out for years, I was getting average results because I was doing an average workout. Almost 40 years old and I realized for the first time in my life I was wasting a lot of time at the gym doing the same routines that I always did, getting the same results and for some reason thinking I was going to get different results. One thought I had too was that Shakeology was a little expensive, but then I did the math for me. I was spending over $50 a month for our gym membership. I was also spending about $5 a day going back and forth to the gym, which was about $75 according to how much I was going. Then I would normally buy some protein and vitamins to supplement my nutrition which was additional $40 a month. So I could either continue to spend $165 or take a chance on something that cost me less, plus I could get all of my money back if I was not satisfied. The gym nor GNC never offer me money back when I was not satisfied. So why not try it?? My time is also very important to me, so the other thing I got to thinking about was if I went to the gym five days a week and worked out 1 hour a day versus a 30 minute workout at home, how much time would I be saving. It takes me about 10 minutes to get to the local gym, so driving there, back plus the time I was spending there 5 days a week, I was putting a total of almost 27 hours a week. If I did this at home workout, I would be spending 10 hours a week. Plus the workouts through Beachbody were led by professionals versus the workouts at the gym were led by…..me. So this Beachbody thing was going to save me time and money and I was not making any big strides with what I was doing anyway so why not? Well here I sit 7 months later and I am in the best shape of my life. My blood pressure and all my vitals are the best they have ever been!!! I have lost 4 inches in my waist and gain 1.5 inches in my arms!! My energy level is out the roof and talk about running around with my sons! I wear them slam out! This is the best thing I have ever done for myself and I want to share it with others that I see in those same situations. Busy, tired, worn out, frustrated, overweight, unhealthy and so much more is what I see all around me every day with several friends and family. I also see the impact I can have on kids too! If you can change parents, then the kids will change!!! If you are one of those that are ready for a change or if you would love to help your friends and family make a positive change in their life; then contact me. Let’s change this generation and the next, one person at a time!!!!!