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This was me at the beginning of my journey in 2003 when, I was in a very unhealthy state

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This was taken one on 4/6/07. I weighed 235 and my bodyfat was 21% at the time. I would turn 50 in August so I had a whole lot of work left to do...

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This was taken backstage at the San Jose Bodybuilding, Figure and Fitness Championship on 7/12/08. I am 189lbs and 7% bodyfat! The little cutie is my granddaughter Nevaeh who turns 2 yrs old in October.

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Hi, welcome to my page. I'm a personal trainer employed at a fitness chain in Stockton, CA. I specialize in weight management, core and strength training.

My journey began in 2000 when I weighed 256 lbs with a 42" waist and 28% bodyfat. A co-worker had recently lost weight so I asked how he did it. His reply was I started eating 6 small meals a day and doing 1 hr of cardio everyday. That was all I needed...and in 10 months, I got down to 199 lbs (just to see if I could get under 200 lbs :-) The weight I settled at was between 205 -208 lbs. I stayed there for several years then, one day I decided I wanted to train to compete in a bodybuilding contest.

So, at age 50, I competed in my very first bodybuilding competition. The pictures to the left track my journey from 2006-2008.

There is no quick fix. It is not done overnight. Getting fit takes time, commitment, and patience. There will be setbacks as life is always full of surprises. Just learn from them and get back into the game.

Sometimes things come up and you won't be able to meet your goals. Instead of beating yourself up, adjust your goals to match your life and schedule.


* Power Eating by Susan Kleiner, PhD, RD - excellent nutritional guide for how to build muscle, increase energy, cut fat.

* Oxygen Magazine! - a very motivational fitness magazine

*Calculate Calorie Deficit each week -
lation101.asp - great outline of how to calculate a calorie deficit and lose weight.

*The Eat Clean Diet for Family & Kids by Tosca Reno - a great book about eating clean that is family and kid friendly.

* The Eat Clean Diet by Tosca Reno - a stricter version of how to eat clean.

*Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle by Tom Venuto - this is a great e-book that shows you how to lose FAT.

*The Body Fat Solution by Tom Venuto - a great new book on how to lose body fat.

Member Since: 5/30/2008

Fitness Minutes: 25,257

My Goals:
I just want to stay healthy and fit and be an example for those of us over 50!

My Program:
I'm a personal trainer who strength trains 5 days a week and do some form of cardiovascular exercise 7 days a week. I enjoy spinning classes the best (I should mention that I'm also a spin instructor ;) I also workout with many of my clients so I stay in condition.

Personal Information:
My name is Rodger Williams, I am 53 years young, live in Stockton, CA, married 18 yrs and have 4 children (27, 25, 18, & 16), and a grand daughter (4).

Other Information:
I truly enjoy helping to motivate others to achieve their fitness goals. I use my personal journey to motivate others over 50 years young!

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