Dalton McCrary Meets Personal Trainer for men and women 40 and older Chris Ownbey.
Yea I played most sports growing up but never really considered myself an “Athlete” although I keep in pretty good shape mostly by keeping very active. Teaching golfers, you spend all day long on your feet swinging. You don’t eat on a schedule, you snack all day long in-between lessons. You don’t or I didn’t drink a lot of water as I drank Dr. Pepper with peanuts to curb my appetite & give me quick sugar rush energy. It was fine when I was in my 30s and 40s but that habit continued into my 50s & 60s and took its toll on my body slowly but surely. Then I got injured, fell & popped my shoulder out of the socket that took two years to heal while having my right elbow tied to my waist. During that time sitting and doing literally nothing, I started to gain weight. Went from 180 to 200 then 215 then 230 as I sat around and ate cookies and cakes and Lemon Crest Pies And Oh my God Mexican Food with homemade tortillas. I packed on the pounds.
Then I had to go to the Doctor to get an OK to have cataract surgery and found out I was close to being in a diabetic coma as my blood sugar numbers were spiking 700. Before I knew it ‘Diabetes’ flat ate my body up as I dropped 50 pounds in 100 days. This was horrible, it wasn’t the weight I lost, NO, I lost muscle mass. My arms got sagging skin. I looked terrible and was weak, physically weak.
HOW COULD I GO DOWN THAT FAR THAT FAST? Diabetes did that to me in less than 6 months. Took me 18 months to get my Diabetes under control. I cut out sugar, and soft drinks but not Mexican Food. I ate Tortillas morning, noon, and night. It did not take me 6 months to balloon back to 230. The excess skin was gone but my energy level was not there and my weight did not help get my strength back.
I’m trying to hit golf balls but I got no strength at all. I’m thinking it’s my swing — I was in denial —. TOTALLY IN DENIAL.
Now where I hit balls at the Highland Golf Center. As you walk out the back to the range, on the right, is where I meet a personal trainer for men and women 40 and older Chris Ownbey. I’ve known Chris Ownbey for years. He’s asked me several times, Dalton, let me help you!. We speak and wave at each other as I go in and out. —– OK, so what a stupid I was. I got someone willing to help me and I’m walking by with blinders on.
A few days after Chris stopped me again, The next morning I saw a post from Chris Ownbey that caught my attention. An hour later as I’m stepping out of the shower I looked in the mirror and well, where did that tiny butt I always had go. I’m fat, my thighs are rubbing together when I walk. THAT’S IT, That’s when I stepped on the scales and it hit 230 without clothes. Called Chris and said, HELP ME, I CAN’T DO THIS ON MY OWN. All he said was, “Come on”.
So we sat down and he did an evaluation on me, what I wanted to accomplish, where I wanted to go, checked out what my limitations were with my lack of energy, strength and worked a program around the limitations of my hurt right shoulder and more importantly, he wanted to know if I was willing to do what he asked me to do. YEP, I’M ALL YOURS LET’S DO IT.
I have golfers come to me for my knowledge of the golf swing. I’ve always been the one doing the helping you know. I have to admit it wasn’t easy for me to ask for help. But, I could not do this on my own I flat did not know how to even begin to get myself back in shape.
The program Chris has is perfectly designed for us older guys (I’m 70) who use to be active and have just fallen into that rut we get into as we get older. Chris has the ladder you need to help you climb out of that rut It’s just 30 minutes a day guys. These exercises are just 20 seconds each. Four different exercises done twice is a complete round. His workout
THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN GOING TO THE GYM AND WHAT YOU REALLY NEED AS YOU GET OLDER.
Going to the Gym with all the exercises that are designed to ‘TOTALLY ISOLATE’ muscles is only for the young who want to have as Chris calls it “THE PRETTY MUSCLES”. This is not the best avenue for us older guys who just want to be in the best physical shape we can be in to enjoy a full life as we get older and older.
Chris used a lot of WORKOUT BANDS FOR RESISTANCE. You are doing these exercises standing. As standing allows you to have your ‘CORE’ engaged as you do different exercises. Standing allows your inner and outer legs to be engaged while you do your arm exercises.
Yes, you can find some of these exercises in a Gym no doubt. The advantage with Chris is having someone there that is geared to helping you develop a program for you. I had 40% movement of my right arm due to the damage to my right shoulder popping out of the socket. It healed but I did not know how to strengthen it for movement. After 10 weeks with Chris, I have 90% movement. I would have not been able to understand what to do to accomplish that on my own.
This was another huge plus working with Chris. Chris understands the body and how to get people out of pain.
In the end, I lost 25 pounds. Regained the strength I had when I was 40. Have much more core strength & stability than I did at 40. I’ve regained the golf swing I had when I was 40 all due to Chris’s personal attention to me.
Whether you are an old fart like me. Chris has a program for you regardless of the condition you are in.
I can’t recommend this program more. I’ve been through it and it’s totally changed my life.
I just know in my heart it will change yours too.
I never thought I’d be a before and after model but here I am folks. This is after just 10 short weeks.
I’ve dropped 25 pounds in this picture,
I’ve made a complete lifestyle change that I’ll keep forever now.
I highly recommend this program for anyone young or old.
But for us older guys. If your belly has done lapped over your belt as mine had. If you had to scoot up on the front of the sofa or chair so you can get your feet under you before you attempt to stand up like I did.
Then give Chris a call @ 214-457-9684.
Chris also started an online program for men and women over 40 and older to stay fit. If you want you can enroll it as well. I highly recommend Chris Ownbey!
Sincerely, Thanks a million, Chris. I could have never done it without you.