With a last name like Hill, there have been more than a handful of jokes over the years about being “over the Hill” but if you ask Todd and Jeannette Hill they are looking and feeling better than they ever did in their 30s. And Todd recently celebrated his 50th Birthday!
The Hills began with us roughly a year ago on our Zero Lb Challenge. Their aim was to try something new, shake things up and to avoid gaining any dreaded holiday weight. They had been actively participating in some personal training and small group training sessions but had become bored and frustrated with what they were doing.
Todd says that he had “lost interest, failed to stay committed and didn’t feel as though he was all that invested in his health”. He was afraid of becoming that “old guy” who couldn’t keep up and enjoy his life and he wanted to be a good role model for his children.
Jeannette said that she found herself “going through the motions”. She was worried that her metabolism had stopped and that she’d never be able to break through the plateau.
One of the awesome things about our MPower Fitness family is the number of couples who start this journey and see incredible success together.
The Hills are one of our amazing success stories not only because they have lost almost 50 lbs, 36 inches and 15% body fat (combined) but because they have inspired friends around them (and at Boot Camp) to improve their health and fitness. Nothing makes us happier than hearing our clients say how great they feel!
The Hills have stayed committed to their early a.m. workouts and if you attend our MPower Fitness Boot Camp in Maple Grove, you’ve likely met them. How can I be sure? They are two of the kindest, most welcoming and fun loving early a.m. clients we have.
Now don’t get me wrong, it wasn’t an effortless journey for the Hills… they have been dedicated and consistent. Jeannette remarks that one of her early challenges was her diet.
“I thought I was eating fairly healthy, but I quickly learned that I/we had to really change our lifestyle – making healthy/clean choices – along with exercise is how you see results. I had never eaten cauliflower until last December. Now, we eat it in various forms 3-4 times a week. No more potatoes, bread, bad carbs – it really makes a difference. Also, knowing that you can enjoy a glass of wine here/there—but to stick to moderation – and stay away from sweet cocktails (which I love!)” With changes in their nutrition and cutting back a bit on the treats Jeannette has not only met her goals but exceeded them!
The Hills have each other to help with motivation and the friends they have made at Boot Camp and we are so happy for all of their success!