Nick was the first member of what is now Team Pure Athlete. I’ve been working with Nick for 8+ years both on and off the basketball court and after deciding that he could get a heck of a workout inside his home–Nick did Insanity and then Insanity Asylum by the book and got awesome results.
He has done several rounds of P90x and dabbled in some other workouts and programs, but it wasn’t until he made some diet modifications that he truly go the results he wanted.
Check out his pictures and his story below. Way to bring it Nick!
My name is Nick, I am 24 years old and have been working with Tony for the last 8 years. When I met Tony I was 16 years old, 6’5″, 160lbs, and could neither dunk a basketball nor could I bench press 135 lbs. I was skinny, slow, and was told that I had no chance of ever playing college basketball.
Tony believed in me and together we spent countless hours in the gym, on the track, and in the weightroom working to achieve my goal of playing in college. Five years later as a senior in college I was a 4 year varsity player, playing in my second Division III NCAA Torunament and I was 215lbs, could windmill dunk, and bench press 225lbs 22 times (more than many of our football players).
All which I could never have done it without the help of Tony.
Once my basketball career ended I made the same mistake that all my teammates did. I assumed that I could continue eating everything in sight like I had in the past. Not only that, I thought I could start eating all the junk food that I never ate when I played and stay in game shape.
Instead of spending 4+ hours a day working out like I had for the last 6 years, I spent that time sitting out by the pool. I needed a break right? But it was okay because I was at least geting some physical activity, somebody had to get up and flip the burgers and hot dogs on the grill.
I figured I would get back into shape when college ended. Reality then sank in when I joined the real world and got a desk job, I sat all day and went from fat and tan, to just fat.
I knew I had to make a change when I was playing on an adult league basketball team that I played with every summer when I was back from college–after only 3 trips up and down the court I was so tired I wanted to sub myself out.
Just as I had before I called Tony up and told him it was time for me to get back in shape.
I was expecting to get back in the gym and on the track but all Tony wanted to talk about was some video and how he was working out in his living room, and I thought he was crazy. I was thinking, “I am sure eight minute abs or whatever is great, but at this point I have about 30 pounds to lose and need to really get serious”.
But Tony was relentless, he kept sending before and after pictures of himself that could have easily been on the hydroxycut commercials that are on TV late at night, and kept telling me that this video workout he was doing was the real deal.
Finally after seeing 235 on the scale I figured what do I have to lose, so I ordered P90X… and Tony was right– 90 days later I felt great. I had dropped 20 pounds, I could jump again and I could see my abs again.
Just as they had in basketball, my competitive juices started flowing and I started pushing my body to see how ripped I could get. So I did another round of P90X and added some more plyo work, and I was hooked, I was seeing great results and could not wait to finish my next workout to see the next change my body would make.
I wanted to really take things to the next level so I called Tony looking for more, he got me eating better and told me about Insanity and the Insanity Asylum.
I have just finished a 180 day program in which I did all 3 programs back to back to back and have not looked this way since my college basketball years.
I look forward to continuing to strive to get in better shape with the help of Tony and Beachbody…it’s crazy what you can accomplish from home.