Weight loss saves a marriage!

Today, I want to share with you a story of an incredible couple named William and Leanette. They were like many couples with kids- they lived crazy, hectic lives - trying to provide for their family and be the best parents they could be for their kiddos. Like many American families, they ate mostly processed food and both of their weights escalated to extremely high levels. At 27 years old, … [Read more...]

Jillian Michaels Just Kicked My Butt in Chicago… Then I Disagreed with Her!

This weekend, 7 trainers from the Transformation Center went to MidwestMania, a large fitness conference in Chicago, designed to help us become better trainers and coaches. (A huge thank to our trainers, Ashton, Joe & Ryan, that stayed behind and kept our classes going!) (From left, back row: Monique, Dustin, Liz, Michelle, Erin; front row: Shelley, Tessa) This was the 4th  year I … [Read more...]

I Conquered My Fear Of Water And Swimming…

This past weekend, I decided to go out and conquer my fear of water and swimming. One year from now, I will need to efficiently swim 2.4 miles for Ironman.  I have never been able to make it further than down and back at a pool, and haven’t treaded water for more than 2 minutes. That is why attempting to swim across Devil’s Lake, 1.2 miles terrified me. With the support of a SUP that stayed … [Read more...]

Join the 6 Week Challenge: “I’m entering the best decade of my life!”

I talk to men and women everyday who tell me they wished they lived near Madison so they could participate in our programs. I wish everyone did but knowing that's not possible is what led me to create the 6 Week Challenge. I also get questions about whether it really works. It does! But you don't have to take my word for it, read Kris' story here: I've never been athletic. Phy Ed was the class … [Read more...]

One Key to Happiness!

There are times in life when things happen that are beyond our control.  There was nothing I could have done to prevent my mom's death, but I do have 100% control over the meaning I give it and how I handle things moving forward. I could: Be bitter towards God Regret times in the past when I could have spent more time with her Dwell on the fact my mom will never see me get married or … [Read more...]

Do this 1 thing if you want to keep losing weight!

Do your clothes and the scale seem to be on a perpetual yo-yo?  Consistency exercising and eating healthy is tough. For the month of July, I am committing to sharing a 1-2 minute video with you.  It might be an observation I made that day or a conversation I had, but each will end with a short question. Today, I am focusing on how we can stay consistent with our workouts. Since about 95% of m … [Read more...]

This Short Video Made Me Smile and Cry at the Same Time

I recently attended the Functional Aging Summit in Phoenix Arizona.  Nearly 200 of the top professionals from around the world gathered to discuss training, nutrition, and psychology around helping transform the quality of life for baby boomers and beyond. One of the presenters shared a very short video that had me smiling and crying at the same time; I am not sure if I have ever experienced … [Read more...]

This made me really sad…

I had an exciting and sad experience.   Let me explain…   I love playing frisbee golf.  It is like golf but you use special discs and throw into chain baskets.  I have been playing for about 5 years and have my entire family hooked on this sport. I try to play 3-5 times each week. A few years ago, I got my first “ACE”, a hole in one. Last week,  I made #2. I couldn’t find anyone to go with so I … [Read more...]

Lessons Learned from Fitness Workshop (controversial)

Last weekend, I took several of my trainers to Milwaukee for a fitness conference focused on transforming those from age 55-95 years old. Our instructor was a fitness expert out of Florida, go figure, and we learned so much when it comes to helping people age as awesome as possible. You might not be 55 or older yet, but chances are you have family members who are, and if we are blessed, we all w … [Read more...]

It’s almost time…

As I mentioned last week, we are just about to release a new, free video training series on why relying on willpower alone to make a change will never work. Every week, I meet with people who are thinking about joining our programs, and I hear this all the time: “Dustin, I’ve tried lots of things and nothing has worked.  Why would it be any different this time?” I get it—your confidence is shatter … [Read more...]