The Benefits of Integrated Therapy & Training for Mark Little, a busy professional making sustainable lifestyle changes to optimize his health and fitness.
- Age: 47 (2004)
- Used several trainers and tried fad diets before but none were successful
- Training was never high performance (high intensity)
- Training never had the integration and ongoing feedback
- Had been to other chiropractors
- Successful and well respected business man and public speaker
- Believes he can't successfully motivate others to change their businesses when he can't change his own health or lifestyle
- He thinks his lack of physical fitness hampers his message as a motivational speaker
- Reduce weight from 313 lb to 195 lb in one year
- Reduce cholesterol and high blood pressure
- Increase body confidence
SHAPE Treatment Plan:
- Nutritional Counselling 1x per week with ongoing wireless internet/e-mail feedback
- High Performance Personal Training 2-3 x per week
- ITT (Integrated Therapy and Training) 1 every 4 weeks
- Ongoing coaching from Jeff McInnis (adventure racer and a former Crazy Canuck skier)
- RMT 1x per week
- Spa and Relaxation Treatments (used as rewards if he completes each weeks program) 1x per week
- Staff always ensure there's a parking spot for him
What are some of the challenges in the past that didn't allow me to attain my goals? Not exactly sure, but I can only speculate that I had insufficient resolve and ineffective accountability.
I've never had a coach, like you, who would be willing to check-in with me at 9:05 PM, as you did tonight, because I hadn't done my cardio for the day. I've never had a nutritionist involved who was willing to work with me as closely as Denis is.
To paraphrase Jim Rohn (Anthony Robbins' mentor); 45 minutes per day on the bike is an easy thing to do. The problem is that it is also easy (easier) NOT to do. So the value of daily coaching to keep me on track, as you and Denis are doing, has been the valuable missing piece in the past for me.
To emphasize the point, it is not a certainty that I would have gotten on the bike if you hadn't emailed me tonight, to hold me accountable. It was late, I was tired, the excuses were already settling into place and then your email came. And so it goes.
I clearly respond to continuous accountability coaching, and have never had a coaching team, like yours, organized or committed enough to give that level of daily relentless coaching.
Like tonight, there will be many times, on the way to my goal, that I'll get frustrated, make excuses, rationalize getting off-track, etc. I am wagering, however, that this time I will succeed if the accountability coaching remains this intensive throughout.
Tracking Mark's Progress:
|% Achieved of
1 Year Weight Loss Goal
(Total using dumbbells)
(Warm-up @ 40 lb)
|80 lb||90 lb||110 lb||110 lb|
(Includes weight of 45 lb bar)
(Warm-up @ 24 lb)
|45 lb||55 lb||75 lb||100 lb|
(Warm-up @ 180 lb)
|270 lb||290 lb||320 lb||330 lb|
(Warm-up @ 190 lb)
|170 lb||140 lb||120 lb||could not attempt due to shoulder injury|
|Core Stabilization Plank (Sec)||30||67||70||73|
|** Based on 10 rep maximum and 10 rep warm-up set with 1 minute rest between sets|