FIT Client of the Month, Sept. 09
Client Name: Leo Cunningham
FIT Member since: 02/07/2008
Goal: Run distance events without injury; Build strength and power everywhere
Results: Leo successfully trained for and ran a half-marathon that he completed in December. He knocked 10 minutes off his previous time, and, more importantly, he completed the training and the race without any pain in a knee that completely sidelined him a year earlier. Leo also leaned up; dropped about 25 pounds; and improved his strength and work capacity.
Likes: The positive (healthy, supportive, analytical, constructive) culture that pervades F.I.T.; the feeling when Herm has made me work harder than I thought I could; my new appreciation, through working with Rob, for the athleticism involved in Olympic weightlifting.
Dislikes: Herm’s embarrassing scream of complete “flabbergastedness” when I shocked him with a muscle-up: dude, be cool!
PR 500 meter row: 1:35.7
PR chin-ups: Leo is past chin-ups… he can do 3 muscle-ups in a row!
Key to your (client’s) success: Goal setting, consistency, zone-like diet (eating for performance)
A year ago I hurt my knee and was unable to run. My physical therapist (Marc at Agile) rehabbed me and convinced me of the need for a well rounded conditioning program. Herm and Rob have put me through a program that has done more than I ever expected, and they–and the whole F.I.T. culture–led me to re-examine and improve my nutrition and lifestyle.