36, Actor, Model, Competitive Soccer Player
I was in Vancouver from LA for a shoot and needed somewhere to workout that would get me actual results. Knowing my soccer background, one of my good friends suggested Studeo. She said they had a more athletic style, which I just assumed meant super intense—like, hate and love your trainer at the same time intense. Which was cool, because that’s usually what I’m into. Plus, after years on the field, I needed a place that could deal with some of my lingering injuries.
I showed up with a pretty big goal: to lose 5% body fat in four months. To me it seemed pretty impossible, and I wasn’t really sure that even a hardcore gym like Studeo could make it happen. Little did I know, they’re pros at body science.
Instead of just designing a workout, they also took a hard look at everything I was putting in my body. It was goodbye delicious Vancouver cuisine and hello strict nutritional plan. I didn’t even have time to mourn the loss of complex carbs, however, because my trainers were always on my case, pushing me harder with every session. Things definitely never got boring.
The warm-up sessions were new for me. I’d never had a trainer take the time to work on mobility and strengthening pre-session before. But I think being prepped really helped elevate my workouts (though I still usually left with shaky legs).
In the end, I got there. I lost 5% body fat in four months and I did it in a way that was safe and healthy. Since then, I’ve slowed down a bit (and reunited with cheat days) but I’ve already started working to get back to my PB. Now that Studeo’s in LA, I’ve got no excuse. To me it’s important to always be at my best, and Studeo’s combo of physical and nutritional guidance is exactly what I need to keep going.