Success Spotlight: Jay from Grand Forks, North Dakota


Meet Jay, a member of the Grand Forks, North Dakota Snap Fitness who started his fitness journey two years ago at 475lbs. Jay blames his unhealthy weight on poor eating habits and not exercising. He decided to change his ways when his doctor asked if he was going to do anything about his weight. Jay knew he didn’t want to do surgery so after going to a dietician he knew he would have to start exercising to be successful. Jay already had a membership at Snap Fitness that he hadn’t been using so he found his keycard and off he went.

Because Snap Fitness was open 24/7 Jay could go anytime and not use holidays as an excuse. He would go late at night and early in the morning to ride the stationary bikes for about 5 minutes. This 5 minutes was a large accomplishment for him. Eventually, Jay added the Octane machine and started eating right. The weight started to drop. After a few months he noticed that he could exercise longer and eventually added the treadmill.

After two years Jay has lost a total of 295lbs and now exercises a minimum of 65 minutes a day. He uses a variety of machines, added weights, and does Fitness on Demand classes. Jay says that he never felt intimidated going to Snap Fitness, even when first starting out. Snap Fitness was, and still is the perfect fit for him.

Way to go Jay! You are such an inspiration and we are so proud of you!