CHECK OUT HVA's RICHARD MCINTOSH'S TRANSFORMATION!!
Richard joined HVA in July of 2022! Please see below for his updates, journey & transformation as documented by him!
"I’ve been with HVA for 6 successful months, HVA has given me a spark in so many way’s such as weight loss, confidence and a chance to meet some beautiful humans.
Eating healthier has been something I’ve always struggled with except now I’m able to burn more calories than I consume due to my new love for exercise.
It’s a must that I’m active throughout my day. HVA is contagious I’ve gained knowledge that I’ll keep with me for life.
I’ve received a personal text from Coach Nac within my first week of joining, just giving me encouraging words and thanking me for joining the team. I thought that was such a caring act but what he didn’t know is that at the time of joining life had became difficult. Work had gotten in the way of home life, that five year mark in my marriage was soon approaching and we needed something to relight that candle. There’s nothing like committing to something together. She’s been my partner every Tuesday & Thursday @ 5:30AM. I’ve lost 32lbs since joining and I want to credit my transformation to my wife (Krista), the team and coach Nac… #iaintleaving"
CHECK OUT HVA's KRISTA MCINTOSH'S TRANSFORMATION!!
Krista joined HVA in July of 2022! Please see below for her updates, journey & transformation as documented by her!
"I have been with HVA for 5 successful months. HVA has taught me that when you commit to a goal it’s important to be held accountable and showing up each day to get better with the team.
I’ve been dieting prior to joining to HVA. The nutritional sheet Ryan emails us has been in helpful making better decisions to cut out junk food and replace with a healthier snack.
My confidence has grown in being comfortable within myself. I’m happy overall with who I’m becoming.
Since January of 2022, I have lost 30lb. This camp has help me tremendously with how I feel on a daily basis. At one time I hated looking at myself in the mirror or even taking full body pictures. Being in HVA has help me step out of my comfort zone and make me realize that sometime you have to be uncomfortable to reach a goal. The support and motivation I get from Ryan and the team has help me get through days where I want to give up. In November, I was camper of the month and I was so happy, I couldn’t believe it! I have NOT miss a class yet, perfect attendance since July 2022!"
CHECK OUT HVA's ELISABETH KOO'S TRANSFORMATION!!
Lis has completed 6 months with HVA! Please continue reading for her direct feedback on her fitness transformatiion! "The program has helped bring out the best in me which includes a better attitude and overall love for myself as well as losing weight and becoming a healthier person. Being newer to the Kingston area, I was struggling to find people I could relate to but the HVA team has really become my family.
My nutrition and eating habits have changed drastically and will continue to develop. I have become more aware of what I was eating and wasn’t eating. Junk food is so much easier to eat than a fully balanced meal! Also, being a vegetarian, I wasn’t getting the proper amount of protein daily which was causing severe exhaustion but now I am able to make a conscious effort to get in my healthy vegetarian friendly proteins daily and I feel good!
My commitment to health and fitness has really become long term instead of short term with no end game. Given the fact that I am a personal trainer and gymnastics coach, most would think I should be able to keep myself in shape. However, holding myself accountable is the hardest thing I have ever had to do. HVA has really sparked a fire inside me that went out a long time ago. Working out a few days a week with my HVA fam has motivated me to stay healthy on our off days and even do little things daily like parking further away in a parking lot so I have to walk farther or opting for grilled instead of fried. It makes a difference!!
Three months prior to HVA, I had given birth to my third child. Postpartum life is tough as it is but especially because I was suffering from preeclampsia and as a result was put on blood pressure medication at the age of 35! I was sitting at a solid 234 lbs (my heaviest weight ever!) This was a huge wake up call for me. I felt like a fragile old woman that was giving up on the life. One afternoon I was browsing through Facebook when I noticed one of my girlfriends had decided to join HVA. Before my anxiety got to me, I signed up! This was the best decision for my health that I had made in several years. I’m happy to report that I am no longer on blood pressure medication and I am no longer in the 200’s!! I have dropped two shirt sizes and one size down in jeans since I started my first camp in April. This includes losing 3 points of visceral fat (active fat around my organs). I really hope to inspire other moms to not give up after giving birth. You can be hot even after kids!!! It’s all about your mindset and winning over that negative Nancy in your head that doesn’t want to get out of bed in the morning.
As I had mentioned before, I started off at 234 lbs which is a lot for someone that is roughly 5 ft 3. I also suffer from Body Dysmorphic Disorder which is not something many people talk about but is very real. Constant thoughts about hating my post baby belly or my chubby cheeks could ruin my day if I don’t think my outfit is hiding my fat or I haven’t contoured my face the right way to make my cheeks look thinner. As a mom, I don’t want to pass this down to my children, especially my daughter. I strive to set a confident and healthy example as a mother and woman in this community.
In conclusion, I have lost a significant amount of weight but my goal is to lose 40 more pounds and learn how to properly maintain my health and weight after the fact. I started off with HVA with a goal of completing 3 boot camps but I’m on month 6 and I have determined to continue on indefinitely as there is no end to this transformation even after I hit my goal weight. If you even have the thought that you may want to try this out, don’t think just do it! It’s the best decision you will ever make!! I promise!!"
CHECK OUT HVA's CHRIS TORGERSEN'S TRANSFORMATION!!
Please meet Chris Torgersen. Chris did a complete 360 and changed his health & fitness around. In the before picture in August 2020 shown on the left, he was 420lbs. In the after picture in March 2021 on the right, he is 245lb
Chris lost 175lbs in 8 months!! Chris kick started his weight loss journey and complete body transformation in August of 2020. He participated in HVA's outdoor fitness boot camp in August and September, losing approximately 50lbs!!!! From there, Chris continued his dedication and efforts in the gym, working tirelessly day in and day out for next 6 months. In addition to his fitness regiment, he adjusted his nutrition and eating habits, to complement his efforts in the gym.
Chris is the definition of "Ambition" and has an incredible work ethic. His HVA family is incredibly proud of him and we can't wait to welcome him back to camp this Spring. Congratulations Chris, let's continue to make progress and transform your life!
CHECK OUT HVA's ALEXIS VILLA TRANSFORMATION!!
Meet Alexis Villa! Alexis joined HVA in August 2020 weighing in at 315lbs. He has completed 6 boot camps with HVA and is finishing up his 7th. Alexis is currently down to 255lbs in April! A total of 60lbs lost!
Outside of HVA, Alexis has been extremely dedicated and motivated. He has been going to the gym, improving his eating habits and got into cycling! Alexis has gone down a shirt size and 2 pant sizes! He fits into old clothes that he thought he would have to donate. Alexis says, " I've felt so much better physically and mentally since I started this whole transformation."
The entire HVA Family is extremely proud of you! Keep up the good work and you will reach your next goal and milestone!
CHECK OUT HVA's AUBREY KROSSY'S TRANSFORMATION!!
Her before pictures are from then and her afters are from May 2021, where she is now down to 130lbs! Swipe right for a before and after view and see her amazing progress! Aubrey has completed 7 HVA Boot Camps to date! Outside of camp, she would strength train, ride the bike and do yoga. She followed a keto diet and incorporated some intermittent fasting. This combined approached allowed her to break through barriers & achieve awesome results!
Aubrey lost 30lbs in 9 months, dropped 2 pant sizes and dropped a shirt size or two (depending on the cut haha) But more importantly, she completely changed her body and improved her fitness level! Aubrey is a warrior, a fighter and a leader. She is strong both physically and mentally and pushes herself and everyone around her to be better!
Keep up the great work Aubrey, your HVA Family is proud of you and you're an inspiration to us all!
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