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A&E | Fit to Fat to Fit
The Secret (but very public) Origins of Holistic Systems Coaching
WHAT EVERYONE MISSES WHEN WATCHING ME IN "FIT TO FAT TO FIT"
+OVERVIEW. Most people find me after watching my episode of A&E’s television series, “Fit to Fat to Fit.” On Fit2Fat2Fit, the Executive Producer, and well known Keto coach, Drew Manning, invited me and 9 other elite fitness trainers, to intentionally gain significant weight and live an unhealthy lifestyle so that we could empathetically work alongside a client on weight loss and fitness, together. This was a pretty radical shift from the normal dynamics of fitness professionals looking down on, and judging their clients without any sense of what they're going through.
+BACKSTORY. At the time, I was a strength + conditioning coach, gym owner, and yoga instructor in West Palm Beach, Florida, and I was challenged to gain 47 pounds in 4 months so that I could more empathetically support my friend, Dave, in losing weight and becoming healthier. While shooting “Fit to Fat to Fit,” it was evident that Dave had lost faith in himself and, as a result, became disconnected from his family and ultimately experienced tremendous weight gain. Dave was 380 pounds, and was motivated by his love of his family, and wanted to be able to be around for them, in the best health possible.