Share your Prototype experience and fitness journey
I’ve tried other fitness programs over the years but always struggled with consistency. I’d fallen very far out of shape, was struggling with my weight, and my health was suffering so decided to try Prototype in March of 2019. The Virtuosity course hooked me! It was a challenging start, but I was making gains until suffering a partially torn Achilles (from a single under of all things!) and was sidelined for several months. After rehab/PT I started coming back in 2020 when COVID hit, and then pivoted to a virtual training program with Mike. I was super excited about restarting the outdoor group classes that summer and I have been trying to really push myself for the past year. In that time, I’ve lost around 30 lbs and 6 inches off my waistline and have improved multiple areas of my health. Good progress but still have a way to go!
What is your favorite part about being at Prototype?
The coaching is one of my favorite parts of being at Prototype. I’ve mostly trained with Jon, but Sam, Mike, Brian, Garret, and Leah are great motivators and instructors, and they all have been integral on my journey – they have truly made a difference for me and I’m grateful for their support. I have not worked directly with Joe, Brent, Steve, Andy, or Evan as much, but they are still such positive motivators and are a great presence in the gym.
The Prototype community is amazing. I’m usually at the 7:00 am class to work out with the friends I’ve made over the past couple of years. Shout out to 7 AM-ers! They absolutely keep me motivated, provide a healthy level of competition, and are a super supportive and welcoming group. The gym-wide events and competitions are also something I’ve greatly enjoyed with the community.
What are your hobbies and activities?
Most of my free time these days is devoted to helping my daughter with recruiting to play lacrosse in college, and we spend a lot of weekends on the road for that. I enjoy golfing and have made some great friends and playing partners at Prototype. I also enjoy cooking, firing up the BBQ, and woodworking when I have time.
How has (if it has) Prototype helped you outside the gym (in sports etc)?
I played volleyball in college and still occasionally play, and fitness gains have improved my competitiveness. I’ve also finished multiple Spartan obstacle course races and that would not have been possible without Prototype training.
What are you continuing fitness goals to this point?
My fitness goals are to continue losing weight while building strength and improving endurance. I know these are fairly generic goals, but for me this translates into improved health and quality of life which are my true objectives.
What is your favorite quote?
“The tension is here – between who you are and who you could be, between how it is and how it should be” Jon Foreman, Switchfoot. I’m always striving to become more like I “could be” and trying to make things more like they “should be”.