Mark Anthony Garrett
When I first met James several years ago, I was 270 pounds, depressed and severely out of shape. I was reluctant to hire James as a trainer, because emotionally, I was not ready to fully commit 100% to the process of getting myself into shape. I knew that with my current state of health, I had to make a very bold move, so I joined the B.O.S.S family and hired James as my personal trainer and fitness coach. At first it was exciting, new and fun. But when the intensity of the workouts became more difficult and required me to push harder than I’ve ever pushed, I would only give about 75% and eventually quit on myself and B.O.S.S. fitness.
That decision to quit was one of the biggest mistakes I have ever made in my life because my health took a turn for the worse, I gained more weight and felt terrible because I had given up on myself. Over the next few years, I watched James from afar and was so impress by his continuous growth, mindset, work ethic and extreme dedication to serving his clients. He has always been an individual that gives more than is expected. Furthermore, to see his excitement when his clients reached their goals was very motivating and inspiring for me. But what really made me respect the B.O.S.S. fitness philosophy, was the dedication to world class customer service and creating an atmosphere where EXCELLENCE and HARD WORK is the standard.
My reconnection with James came at the beginning of 2018 after my Doctor informed me that I had contracted type 2 diabetes and needed to make some serious lifestyle changes. I was also having stomach, kidney, heart and liver problems. When the doctor told me that if I did not make some very serious changes in my life, I could DIE, I knew I had to make a change. I met with James and explained my situation, he looked at me and simply said, I GOT YOU!!! I changed my diet to a 80-90% plant based vegan lifestyle, started working out three days a week and made the mental shift needed for me to regain my health.
As a professional motivational speaker, I am on the road a lot and needed to regain my health in order to keep up with the demands of being on the road and to also be a role model and positive example for others. As a result of James coaching and dedication to assisting me in regaining my health, I have gone from 270 to 225 and still sheading pounds. My waist went from a 44 to a 38, and my shirt size from a double extra-large to a large. All of my suits had to be taken in and many clothes I ended up giving away because I could no longer fit them. B.O.S.S. fitness has helped me to regain my confidence, health, competitive edge and overall outlook on life. Thanks for helping me take charge of my health James. You’re the BEST!!!