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Jun 21, 2010

Lesson learned about losing weight from John DeFendis

Hi all! Just started this blog about weight loss, fitness, keeping healthy, traveling, shopping, working hard then having time to play!
My goal is to encompass good information about different aspects of your life and I look forward to some great interactive comments posted here in the future!

So who is John DeFendis and what did I learn from him? John has been a Personal Trainer for over 26 years. He started training people and helping them reach their goals long before Personal Training was a business. His love for the gym and helping people is what inspires him to be passionate about his work.

His expertise lies in weight loss, toning, shaping, firming, bodybuilding and fitness.

John has trained thousands of overweight people with incredible success. One of his biggest accomplishments is that he has taken over 100 pounds off of each of 22 individual people in the last 2 years with his ULTRA FIT program, which has now been renamed LiveFit 360. He recently took over 50 pounds off of the Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich. John also trained 17 Senators & Congressman at the Congressional gym, trained clothing designer Calvin Klein, the CEO of American Express Jim Robinson, Professional Ballplayers Mike Piazza and Luis Alicea, and performed several Seminars for the Atlanta Braves, St. Louis Cardinals, and Phoenix Suns. Mr. DeFendis has personal trained Professional boxer Andrew Golatta and over 300 champion titleholders in Fitness & Bodybuilding.

He has been featured on 24 national and International magazine covers and won the Mr. USA title himself. John hosts his own radio talk show on: Fitness, Nutrition, Sports, Weight Training and Weight Loss. He has written a syndicated Newspaper column called "The Fitness Expert" that is carried in 28 different newspapers, and he has won "Trainer of the Year" for the last 9 years for the state of Florida. John is also the Director of Exercise for the IFPA (They certified the Olympic Doctors in 1996)

So what did I learn from him? He was on a phone call one evening explaining how women are usually victims of yo-yo dieting and explained how yo-yo diets happen. I was amazed how in detail he was about what we do wrong in exercising. It was pretty logical too when I thought about it, we usually target the areas we are having problems with instead of working on building lean muscle which helps ease the shedding of pounds. There is more to it and I could go on forever but if you want me to explain more go ahead and contact me on the form at the bottom of the page here.

At 42 years old it was like a brick had hit me in the head and I literally said "Oh wow, I never knew that" on the phone call because truly I didn't know that too much cardio is actually a hindrance rather than an asset, again, more good information from this master of fitness.

I am so pleased to have been fortunate enough to hear him speak and now be using his system for weight loss. I've been on it for 10 days so far and lost 6 lbs my first 7 days and now have maintained that for the last 3. I am looking forward to my results after my first 30 days!

Hope you enjoyed the post!
Feel free to place a comment, tell us your story about your weight loss successes or not successful  stories we'd love to hear it!


Henry Kretchmer said...


Great post about John Defendis. He is quite a remarkable person. I knew a little bit about him already but what you wrote was quite enlightening. I watched a video he did recently and he mentioned has been using the weight lose and fitness program for a while now but never could find the right company to partner with until now. How fortunate for all of us.

If you have a chance pick up the July issue of Flex magazine and you will see him on page 166. He is rated #4 out of 10 hardest training body builders of all time. This determination and dedication will definitely make his LiveFit360 Weight Loss and Fitness program the best the Health and Wellness Industry has ever seen.

LReeves said...

Thanks for the comment Henry and for visiting my blog! yes I know all about him being in Flex magazine and rated #4 all time body builders! And Arnold Schwartzenegger didn't even make the list! (I have a feeling I spelled his last name wrong) LOL

Pusinsbiz Live Smart said...

@ Laura, I have been following John Defendis in Facebook and he does have a passion for helping people to live fit. He mentioned that it is his MOM who motivated him to learn proper nutrition and took lessons on body building and keeping fit. His MOM was overweight and had a heart attack @ age 42.He wanted to help her to lose weight and he succeeded. His Mom is 77 years old now and very active.

I feel very lucky to get involve with Live Smart 360 from the very beginning with leaders who care a lot about their members, products that will help people with their health issues and a very rewarding compensation plan