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Jan. 24, 2019
This paid piece is sponsored by GreatLIFE Golf & Fitness.
As he weighed in at 380 pounds, Eric Williams had a big decision to make.
The Sioux Falls man underwent gastric bypass surgery in an attempt to address his obesity.
Afterward, his recovery led him to GreatLIFE Golf & Fitness, where he can proudly report losing 160 pounds in 18 months. That was three years ago, and he hasn’t looked back.
“I’ve been doing GreatLIFE five days a week just trying to get my strength back,” he said. “The advice I would give whenever someone starts a journey to change whatever it is – their physical appearance, their weight loss, anything like that – is to get a program to stick with something and just be consistent with it.”
A new year always motivates people to start a fitness routine.
But if you’re finding it tougher than you thought, consider the GreatFIT Challenge. It’s a six-week, trainer-led program that includes weekly workouts, weigh-ins, nutrition advice and coaching. It just started, but you can still join by clicking here.
“Get something you enjoy doing, as in classes, lifting, anything like that,” Williams suggested. “And that’s a great thing – to get into a routine and get into a time that you know some of these members come in at the same time. And you kind of build a relationship, and it’s a great thing to have.”
Williams, who works from 2 a.m. to 4 p.m., said he loves the convenience of GreatLIFE’s many fitness centers offering 24-hour access.
“I can come in whenever I want and get my work in and go home,” he said. “I’d recommend GreatLIFE to anybody, wherever you are in life, because of the convenience, the classes they have, the equipment is great and the staff. They really help out.”
He lost 160 pounds in 18 months. Here’s his advice if you’re trying to change your fitness approach this year.