Jon Bingamann (November 2014)

Jon has been in it to win it since he started at Pursuit. When Jon came to us he was ready for a lifestyle change.  He saw his wife, Jenni (our last months Member of the Month) looking and feeling great and wanted the same for him and his family. He gave up all tobacco and soda cold turkey and hasn’t caved in since July and hasn’t missed a single workout. He also was one of the winners of our Back to School Transformation Contest that ended this October, winning a vacation in Vegas!

Not only is Jon someone who has dedicated himself to priorities of health and fitness but he is also someone that is friendly, helpful, encouraging and interactive with other members around him…making them better too! We truly value someone like this in our community which is why Jon is this month’s Member of the Month!

My wife has been a member since the beginning of the year and after seeing her amazing results at Pursuit and her always talking about the workouts and how much she enjoyed everyone and everything about the gym; I had to find out about Pursuit myself.   It seemed to be the perfect cure to the sedentary nature that my life had become after my son was born (kids can be exhausting) and a way to get my energy level back up and my pant size back down to what it was before I got extremely lazy.  So, I took part in a free 2 week trial and after the first few days I knew that I would be joining for the long haul.

 My personal experience at PFP has been great; I have really enjoyed the friendliness of the staff, the challenging yet fun workouts (minus a few of the finishers), and the comradery that exists between the members in each class. The extra push from the fellow members and the training staff is exactly what I needed as motivation to push myself toward my goals.  I would have never lost the weight I have lost or made the positive changes to my life if I was doing this on my own.

 In order to really push myself and to make real positive changes; my wife and I (and a good friend) decided to take part in the Back To School Transformation Challenge.  The completion was a lot of fun and having 2 other members in my team and the PFP staff pushing me really helped to bring some positive results.  During the six weeks of the completion I was able to lose 16+ pounds and about 4% of body fat.  With my results and the fantastic results of my team mates we were able to win the Transformation Contest. The trip to Vegas is fantastic but getting back to being healthy is the real prize.

Since the day I started at PFP I have stopped my 4 to 5 soda a day habit (haven’t had a single soda since), a 20+ year smokeless tobacco habit, and have pretty much completely changed my whole lifestyle.  Don’t get me wrong, I still enjoy a good beer every once and a while, but the changes that I have made and the results that I have seen in the past 4+ months have been pretty amazing.  I would really like to thank my wife and my son for providing all of the motivation, but I also wouldn’t have been able to do it without Ryan’s and the team at PFP’s guidance and support.  

 I look forward to continuing to work hard at PFP and to continue the healthy diet and lifestyle that I have relearned.  I still have a few pounds to lose to get to where I want to be but at least I now have the energy level to keep up with my wife and son and the motivation and drive to meet all of my other goals.

We are so proud of all you have accomplished and keep up the great work!