Hope in the Size of a 429-Pound Man - Page 2
Corey opted to go to an adult fat farm in lieu of gastric bypass surgery. A devoutly religious man, he clearly believes in Philippians 4:13 “ I can do all things in Him who strengthens me.” His prayer group friends and family all supported his decision to “go natural” and seek out a Biggest Loser camp vs gastric bypass surgery. Anticipation and apprehension couldn’t be helped in his situation. Commercial travel is not something a large person looks forward to. Much less, kissing wife and family goodbye for four long months.
He quickly discovered that such weight loss camps were cost prohibitive for the amount of time his goal would require. Family finances were juggled and the sacrifice would be made, but the next decision was where he would spend four months for his weight loss camp. He compared the highly advertised weight loss camps.
The expense and isolation in a luxury condo on the beach or an off campus apartment at a fat camp facility seemed unreal. So he searched the Internet a little deeper and found Live-in Fitness Las Vegas residential retreat. We only take a few clients at a time so that we can accommodate them here in the house. That way there is no additional overhead for condo or apartment. The experience is more in line with a personal lifestyle.
Travel is not easy for a 6’1 430 pound person. The airline staff and other passengers frown on those who take up more than their fair share of precious space among the human cargo. He had to book a first class seat for the extra legroom in lieu of buying two coach seats for the width. Barely able to walk from the plane through the airport terminal, he hobbled side to side as he trudged toward me in a sweat. My heart went out to him at that instant and I just knew that this would be the biggest honor of my 38-year fitness career—to play a role in such a dramatic life-changing transformation. This man’s success will touch many lives be an inspiration to countless others.