San Diego Personal Trainer Success with post craniopharyngioma surgery client
Posted Aug 24 2009 10:24pm
Well, its been two months and 24 sessions later working with my client Michael for a weight loss and testosterone boosting fitness program. To date Michael has dropped over 20 pounds and is now as a modest 18% body fat. I’m so pleased! If you recall from the earlier post Michael came to Somagenesis Health and Fitness weighing approximately 235 pounds with a whopping 35% body fat due to being heavily overdosed with 30mgs of Cortef daily! The medical community including myself and the Endocrinology team at UCLA med Center all concurred that cutting the Cortef down to 10mgs was absolutely necessary, or Micheal would suffer the secondary ramifications of type two diabetes, hypertension or coronary heart disease.
Besides continuing in a weight loss fixated weight loss program, Michael will soon begin taking Human Growth Hormone therapy, once the medically community is convinced that the tumor will not recur. HGH can cause tissue regeneration if there are seed remnants. A recent high resolution MRI showed that Michael’s cranium was free of an tumor remnants… This was great news for Michael!
Michael has not missed a single training session, and workout like he is still fighting for his life. He logs a weekly 4500 exercise caloric burn on his Polar Heart Rate Monitor. The numbers never lie, as a 3500 calorie expenditure, relates to one pound of fat loss. My future goal is to get down, Mike to a modest 185 pounds over the next 2-3 months. Moreover his testosterone has climbed and additional 200 points and is now in the normal range for his age.
It is amazing how effective a well constructed exercise program can be in healing even the most difficult situations that life throws your way. While many people would have succumb to defeat by laying in bed feeling sorry for themselves, Michael rose to the occasion and has revived a stalled metabolically deficient body. My hats off to Michael.
Anyway, I will keep you updated on Michael’s weight loss achievements over the next few weeks. For more information on how medical exercise programs can help even the most complex medical situations contact Somagenesis Health and Fitness at 760-271-3064
Be sure to watch the video below which describes the unbelieveable spirit of a brain tumor survivor, like my client Michael