My name is Paul Turner and I am a 48 year old man. In July of 2011, I was diagnosed with Congestive Heart Failure (CHF), Type-2 Diabetes, High Blood Pressure and complications from CHF. As a result of the complications, I was unable to stand, walk or do any exercise for a period of just greater than 3 months. During this time, I experienced extreme weight loss as well as the deterioration of my muscle mass.

Once I had recovered from the CHF complications in January 2012. I decided to join a local gym in order to regain my strength and get / keep myself in good physical condition. This is where I was introduced to using a professional trainer to help me establish and reach my goals.

I began to train with Javes Lewis that January. He immediately made an assessment as to what constraints I may have and any areas that I wanted to specifically develop. I told Javes about my medical history and the medications that I was taking (I was taking a beta blocker and therefore needed to be mindful of my pulse level). Javes have a complete understanding of my limitations but was also able to design a workout routine for me to follow both during the training sessions and on my own time.

During my time with Javes, I was amazed at the progress we had made. I was able to gradually rebuild my muscles, regain my sense of balance, maintain my weight while reducing my body fat percentage and get a real in-depth understanding of the types and proper forms of exercise that I needed to continue to develop.

Now, nearly 13 months since I first Met Javes, I have accomplished the following:

  • I am no longer medicated for diabetes. This is a direct result from exercise and nutrition.
  • I have lowered my dosage of blood pressure medication.
  • I have been told by my cardiologist that not only has my heart returned to normal but that it sounds very strong.
  • I have increased by weight by adding muscle.
  • I have a great appreciation and understanding of the need for and how to properly exercise.
  • My family has become more aware of their own physical needs and nutrition (my wife has lowered her A1C by 10% due to dietary changes.

Working with a professional trainer like Javes Lewis has helped me to change my life style. The achievements are noticeable both physically and mentally. Today, I am probably in the best shape that I have been in since I was a teenager

Paul Turner.