Shannon Lalain on the success of her daughter, Parker, diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes

“When my daughter was in seventh grade she became sick with what we thought would be a regular, run-of-the-mill virus. This virus, however, changed the course of her life forever. Its introduction into her immune system triggered a genetic allele that was in her system since birth just waiting to switch on. I brought my daughter to the doctor one morning run down with a fever from a virus and left ten days later from a hospital with a daughter with Type 1 Diabetes.

“This may not seem relevant to a weight loss challenge testimonial, but I assure you, it is. Before this diagnosis, my daughter was very active and played basketball, volleyball and ran track for her school. After her diagnosis, learning to control constant drops in her blood sugar levels kept her sidelined. She was embarrassed to take her blood sugar in front of friends and to give insulin in public as well. She withdrew and became less active.

“This reduction in activity, which became necessary with her sports as she struggled with dropping blood sugars, caused continually increasing weight. Coinciding with all of this was a transition through puberty, with all of its challenges and, of course, weight gain. Between the seventh grade and her senior year of high school, my daughter had put on over a hundred pounds.

“During these years, she had tried many diets. She had consulted many nutritionists. She even followed a very strict gluten-free diet for eleven months and lost less than ten pounds. As a child with Type 1 Diabetes, she does see her doctor every three months. Endocrinologists are concerned with her blood sugar levels, which have been healthy, but have not offered any help with her weight.

“Over this past year, her uncle, who has struggled with his weight, successfully lost 140 pounds with Coach Will. As a family we watched his transformation and were so happy for him and proud of him. Because of this, my daughter asked me if she could work with Coach Will and try the 90 day challenge. I know my daughter is very determined once she wants something, so I didn’t hesitate to facilitate a meeting. Her uncle gave us the information and she was off.

“I must say, my biggest hesitation was whether or not Coach Will would understand the difference between Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes because it is huge and most people do not. The very FIRST thing Coach Will did was research this difference and make absolutely certain that he understood it and that he felt confident that he could work with and help my daughter achieve her goals in a safe and healthy way. I think there were many people who told him not to work with my daughter because of her medical issues, and I’m so thankful he took the chance on her.

“My daughter started her 90 day challenge on May 15, 2017. As of today she has lost 57 pounds! Coach Will has been there every step of the way to encourage her. I could not be more impressed. Coach Will really has offered new hope for my daughter who really had given up on the idea of ever being able to lose weight. Thank you, Coach Will!” — Shannon Lalain

Ashley Trzaskos’ Story

“In the past to lose weight I would work out every morning hard for 1 hour and eat generally healthy throughout the day with no weight loss. I have tried no carbs, shakes only, fasting, etc. This challenge taught me that I am more powerful and in tune with my body than I thought I was. It also taught me that food is simply fuel. While I like food that tastes good – and I crave food – I don’t need those foods every day. I needed a plan that would stop those cravings and get me to the physical health I knew I was capable of.

“Overall, I have lost 30 pounds. I have stopped craving sweets, and when I do indulge, it’s a few bites and I feel satisfied. It taught me that I needed to eat MORE to lose weight not less, and MORE of the RIGHT foods! It also taught me that my body sleeps better, functions better, and looks better without alcohol and with natural, whole foods.

“I recommend Will’s program because it works! And, I’ve tried them all. It is hard to eat the same foods and give up sweets, refined carbs, sugar and alcohol, but, after the second week, your cravings are gone, you realize that food is just fuel and that abs truly do start in the kitchen. I will keep going on this plan, I still want to lose another 10 pounds and now I know how to do it and the confidence is great and well worth the investment.

“Will has changed my life forever!” — Ashley Trzaskos

Jennifer and Todd Baker’s Story

Jennifer Baker

“Putting a life changing experience into words is a hard thing to do. My husband (Todd) excitedly came home to explain this challenge to me, I was a bit skeptical to say the least, but this program has been a transcending experience for us both.

“To be able to put in the hard work and see results right away is such a huge motivator. I am so excited to have lost 48lbs in 90 days and Todd has lost 34lbs. The unbelievable thing is that we could have lost more, but chose to take a few breaks due to fun events we had planned.Todd Baker

“We can’t thank Will enough for creating this plan and most of all for his support during this 90 days. Not only have we lost the weight but we have gained the knowledge and confidence to keep it off and keep going.” — Jennifer Baker

Julie Gerzich’s Story

Julie Gerzich

“Coach Will helped me find my way to eating healthy and all that it entails. Some days… I hated him for it. He told me from the start that there would be no cheating or deviating off of the plan and that it would be a complete lifestyle change. He wasn’t kidding. He said if I did cheat, he was done working with me.

“I tested his patience (I am sure) on occasions. I battled everything some days. EVERYTHING! I wanted to change things. But he stood his ground. He wouldn’t listen to my crap excuses, because he knew they were just that. He was firm with me. But some days he would be that ear that I needed. I just wanted someone to know how hard it was for ME. Just me. Not everyone else. He reminded me to take one step at a time. One meal at a time.

“That first day was exciting. I was hungry, but it was exciting. I was lucky enough to have a coworker to do the plan with so we became each other’s cheerleaders. I quickly learned that right after lunch, when I was used to stuffing my face and being FULL, I was cranky!! I was for the first week and a half. But then it started to slowly fade and my body got used to this plan. I was getting full off of each meal. I always thought I needed to eat as much food as my stomach could hold. Well, that is what my head told me.

“That first week, I felt a difference. I was finally eating healthy. My body felt cleaner and happier. I could move easier. Don’t get me wrong, some days… I HATED the plan. I HATED the food. I HATED having to eat all the time. But I kept going because I saw the results. I felt them. Will was always there for me too. Sometimes, I just needed someone to explain what the food and plan was doing for my body. Or for someone to tell me to buck up and just do it!

“When this plan started I didn’t understand why I needed to text someone everyday and tell them my weight… I get it now. When I would see that I only lost .5 pounds, Will would remind me that I was doing great. It doesn’t all come off at once. It’s a process. And after 90 days I lost 50 pounds! I still have a ways to go, but I know how to do it now.

“I recommend this plan to people who have a hard time grasping what it is to eat right and all that it entails. This plan taught me to take care of myself. This plan works!” — Julie Gerzich

Laura Richards Phimister’s Story

“I began my weight loss journey with Will’s 90 day Challenge on February 27, 2017. I was excited and eager to learn a new approach to losing weight as I tried a ton of other ways in my past (Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, Medical Weight Loss, Nutrisystem and more!).

“My diet and exercise plan was designed specifically for me and my body type and how much I wanted to lose. I was skeptical at first because of the disappointment I experienced in the past with the other plans that promised to deliver, and failed. I can testify that Will’s plan work’s!!

“The amount of cardio (stairs) that I had to do was totally doable and helped me with my mental health and energy. Learning how to eat ‘clean’ has proven to be a positive in my household and now I am teaching my sons how to eat the right way too!

“Everyday Will held me accountable for what I was doing. He would “tweak” things if they weren’t working and add things to only help me succeed. With his encouragement and belief in me that I could do this…I did!

“From February 27 through May 27, 2017, I lost 30 pounds! All within 90 days!! I totally recommend Will’s 90 day Challenge!

“Thank you for believing in me Will!” — Laura (Richards) Phimister

Mark Bennett’s Story

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“Will you changed – and saved – my life. I’m 56 years old and my weight and lifestyle was simply out of control. I was up to 318 pounds in January of this year. Entirely too much weight to carry and no clothes fit at all.

“I was on vacation for winter break with my family and Will’s 90 Day Challenge appeared on my sons phone. After having to stop throwing a baseball with my son because my hip and back hurt, I said to my son, ‘I can do anything for 90 days.’ So on February 27th the adventure began.

“To date I’ve lost over 30 lbs and never felt better. I’ve learned how to balance my lifestyle to eat better and exercise on a regular basis. I’m eating better, sleeping better, working better, and wearing clothes I haven’t worn in 2 years.

“I’ve still got work to do to hit my ultimate goal weight, but now I have a plan and understand how to execute it. Thanks so much. You have changed my life.” — Mark Bennett.

Tom O’Connor’s Story

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“Because of your help, holding me accountable, and making sure I never gave up, I lost over 44 pounds on your program.

“I now have the drive that I used to have and the energy to live life and not watch it go by. Since I started this I have realized how bad I was living and what I was actually doing to my body. Thank you for introducing your program to me and inspiring me to continue.

“I have more to weight to loose and I will continue to work hard at this lifestyle change. There have been many benefits to this journey, but one of the best is that I am no longer dependent on any medications! My doctor has given me the okay to discontinue all four medications that I was on. What a great feeling.

“Thank you again and I look forward to staying on course with my new lifestyle.” — Tom O’Connor

Mitar Rudanovic’s Story

Start Weight: 306 lbs
End Weight: 242 lbs
Total Weight Loss: 64 lbs

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“If you told me I would lose over 60 pounds by eating clean and walking stairs for 20minutes twice a day in 90 days, I would have told you no way … Boy was I surprised!

“Will’s 90 day challenge absolutely rocked my world.  I was struggling with weight loss for years after college. My appetite was always big due to my background in Division 1 competitive football. Also, while playing I suffered from a sickness that ended my career. In that process I gained weight and loss the motivation to stay fit due to not being able to do the physical exercises that I was accustomed to.

“A few years passed on and I would eat anything in sight and not pay attention to what I was eating. One day my younger brother sent me a message that he was 235 and went through a body transformation (using Will’s 90 Day Challenge). He sent me the picture and I was sold. I didn’t care how much it cost because I saw what happened to my brother and I said to myself, ‘I am doing this.’ I asked what he did, and he said Will changed his life. He really encouraged me and my family came around as well to support it.

“I started off at 306 pounds and it was ugly. I always thought I carried it well being a larger guy with a larger frame. Little did I know what I really was doing to my body. So I began the journey and after a few weeks it was unbelievable. I was literally melting.  Today at the end of the 90 days I weighed in at 242 pounds. I had lost 64 pounds on Will’s plan and it has affected every area of my life. I had to go buy a smaller wardrobe instead of larger one.

“Many people have come to me saying how great I look.  They ask me how. I tell them, ‘hard work and one meal at a time.’  It was a long road but an absolutely successful one.  If you put the work in, you get the results. You will reap what you sow. Guaranteed!  Thank you, Will, for changing my life.” — Mitar Rudanovic

Rocco Pollifrone’s Story

Start Weight: 235.2 lbs.
End Weight: 195.0 lbs.
Total Weight Loss: 40.2 lbs.

Rocco Before & After

“I have always been concerned about my health and staying active. When I was young and participating in fun sporting activities, getting exercise happened by default. As I have aged, now in my 50’s, it is increasingly easy to become lazy. One morning I decided that it was time to make a lifestyle change.

“Will and I have known and coached together for years. I knew some of his back ground in nutrition and fitness, but had no idea the wealth of knowledge he retains. I witnessed firsthand people in the middle of their 90 Day Challenge and I saw their successes.

“I decided to start Will’s program with a target weight that I haven’t seen since college. Folks this program works. Is it easy? No; but it’s not difficult either. Will is there everyday, for every lost pound, coaching, answering questions, motivating and tweaking the plan. Now that I have met my target weight, interestingly enough I still crave the foods and daily schedule that delivered the results. This is not a diet or quick weight loss plan, it’s a life style change.

“Will, I want to sincerely thank you for time & energy you spent with me on this journey. I will forever be grateful and strongly recommend your amazing 90 challenge concept.” — Rocco Pollifrone

Kaitlyn West: “Working with Will is a journey and not a destination.”

“How to best describe my experience working with Will is as a journey and not a destination. The ride is rough, but it’s the accountability and his motivation that reminded me of my goals. This journey has taught me more than I ever realized about the purpose of food and how much so many of us blindly put into our bodies without actually realizing it. This experience has caused me to crave a clean diet (unless it is a special occasion on a weekend). Aside from the nearly 30 lbs I’ve lost and the two pant sizes I dropped, I have gained confidence, left behind the feeling of hopelessness and loneliness, gained clarity into healthy habits, and understand good substitutes for unhealthy foods. I’ve experienced zero bloating and heartburn from food, have slept wonderfully, and my skin lookKaitlyn West Before & Afters radiant.

“During the strict plan I never felt hungry because the frequent eating schedule curbed cravings and every time I felt hungry it was about time for my next meal! The plan works because it is tried and true. There is no gimmick here. If you want the results you will have to work for it. The work is more mental than physical, but the accountability of having an encouraging text message in the morning with Coach Will always kept me pushing for my goals.

“I still have another 15 lbs I am working on losing, but I had to post this progress and give a hats off to him because what Will did for me in the past 3.5 months was something I could only dream of for the past 13 years. The gratitude I have isn’t adequately described in words, knowing he’s always on my side and pushing me, dedicated to modifying my dietary plan when needed, and helping hold me accountable for my own goals I set because I finally want those results more than I want the instant gratification of whatever food sounds good.

“In a heartbeat I would recommend this plan to anyone interested in living a healthier lifestyle and also dropping weight. This guy knows his stuff and he certainly invests quality time and effort into each of his clients!” — Kaitlyn West