“He immediately set personal goals for me that aligned with where my life was heading. I weighed 204 pounds at 14% body fat when I started training the JOLT way (aka THE RIGHT WAY). Right now (8 weeks later), I weigh 187 pounds, I’m at 6.9% body fat, and I feel the best I’ve ever felt in my life. ”
I have been an athlete and an avid weight lifter my whole life. While playing strong safety, at Butler University, throughout my college years I was always told to bench, squat, power clean, etc. as much weight as I possibly could … BIGGER, FASTER, STRONGER … right? Right to a certain extent, but life changes, joints wear down, the image you wish to portray to others isn’t always a big, strong, musclebound ex collegiate athlete. The biggest change in my life happened when I was selected to be a contestant on ABC’s new reality television show, True Beauty, produced by Ashton Kutcher and Tyra Banks in September of 2008. At the time I was selected, I started training hard to be on the show, but the way I was training was what I had been taught my whole life, and although I was strong and built well I was not TV or professional modeling ready by any means.
I went to John, who had been a friend of mine for the past 5 years, and he immediately set personal goals for me that aligned with where my life was heading. I weighed 204 pounds at 14% body fat when I started training the JOLT way (aka THE RIGHT WAY). Right now (8 weeks later), I weigh 187 pounds, I’m at 6.9% body fat, and I feel the best I’ve ever felt in my life.
Did the change come just because I hired any ordinary trainer to push me harder in the gym only? NO. John Oliver, trained me for a healthy lifestyle, inclusive of my eating habits, my training habits, breaking down walls that had been built psychologically over the years, and showing a true concern for my personal growth on the inside and out.
What you get with John as your trainer is someone that under promises and OVER DELIVERS every day of his life. As well as things are going for me, John is a driving inspirational force behind who I am and a constant factor in keeping me focused in all areas of my life.
The overall plot of my show was to prove that “True Beauty” comes from both your external appearance, but equally from that which lies within all of us.
JOHN OLIVER has pushed me to become the definition of that definition, and I can’t thank him enough for the role he plays in my life!!!
JOLT FOR LIFE!!!
– Joel Rush