Success Spotlight: Jay from Grand Forks

Snap Fitness

Jay has lost a total of 280 pounds since he began at Snap Fitness just two years ago. Read on and prepare to be inspired by his incredible dedication throughout his fitness journey.


"Hi, my name is Jay. Two years ago my weight was around 475 pounds due to years of poor eating habits and not exercising. I went to my doctor for an unrelated issue and he asked me if I wanted to do something about my weight. I told him I didn't want to do surgery, so after sending me to a dietician I knew I had to add exercise if I was going to be successful.

l had a membership at Snap Fitness but just wasn't using it, until I was motivated to find my access card and start exercising on a regular basis. Knowing that Snap Fitness is open 24/7, I could go any time and I couldn't use holidays as an excuse because they never close. I would go late at night or early in the morning and ride the stationary bike for 5 minutes. At this time l was not able to do any prolonged exercise, so just riding the stationary bike was a major accomplishment for me. I then added the Octane machine and between the two machines and eating right the weight started to drop.

After a few months I was noticing that I could exercise longer and eventually I added the treadmill and was gradually increasing the amount of time l was exercising. After two years, l have lost a total of 280 pounds. l now exercise a minimum of 65 minutes a day. I use a variety of machines, added weights and Fitness on Demand classes. I didn't feel intimidated going to Snap Fitness starting out. It was, and still is, a great fit for me." 


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