Anthony Brings Fun, Motivation to Rico's Fitness Routine

I have been a truck driver for over 10 years and have seen myself decline. Over the 10 years I have gained 100 pounds and have noticed my activity level decline. I had no energy to play with my daughter or help around the house. I have also noticed that my body has become stiffer over the years.

I started out by participating in Compete to Lose. I wanted to lose weight and get back into shape to keep up with my kids. I also wanted to make sure that I didn’t get any diseases from being overweight like Diabetes or cardiac issues. At first I felt like I was not going to be able to finish our sessions, however Anthony’s attitude always gives me motivation to finish my workout. I have learned a lot from the time of being here.

A fun, motivating trainer during compete to lose

Anthony is a fun and motivating trainer. He makes working out fun and challenging at the same time. When I come in I don’t think about how hard it is because he adds an element of fun to it. He is always mixing it up with a variety of workouts. Anthony is always correcting my form, and I have found myself correcting my form now even without him.

Keeping up with the kids

In the past 2 and a half months, I have lost 37 pounds and dropped several pant sizes. I have also noticed that I am able to keep up with my kids at home. I feel like I have more energy during the day.
Training with Anthony keeps me accountable and active. I can feel my body changing. My wife has even said that she sees the difference as well. I have learned a lot and have even begun to get my kids to be more active with me.


Compete to lose was more than a competition for Rico. It changed his energy and health and helped for a better family life. Compete to Lose is just one of our many programs to help members lose weight and be healthy.

Visit our Personal Training page to learn more or to schedule an informational appointment at a YMCA near you.

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