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Thursday, February 27, 2014

Welcome Jesse! Um, who IS Jesse???

My name is Jesse, many of you know me from the front desk at The Works. I have worked at The Works in some capacity for over 13 years. Many long time members have witnessed the fitness struggles I have had over the years. But, this year, I am determined to bring big changes in my life and one of them is reaching my health and fitness goals that I have had for so long and never achieved. I am hoping to share that journey with everyone.

So a little about myself. I am 30 years old from Rochester. I am currently 80 pounds heavier than I want to be. I started 2014 90 pounds heavier and lost 10 pounds before deciding to tell people about my journey. Currently [2 weeks ago!] I weigh 260 pounds, my goal is to weigh 180 pounds by the end of this year. 

I am doing this, so far, by setting small goals for myself. The first goal I accomplished was getting myself to the gym on a regular basis. The second is to lose 7 1/2 pounds per month. The third goal is to make sure that at least 3 of the 5 days that I go to the gym I am doing at least a half hour of cardio. The rest of the time I am in the weight room. 

My plan for my routine is based off of the Body in the Works Physique Challenge that I tried to do last year. I wanted use those recommendations for the first 4 or 5 months then I am going to seek the help of one of our amazing trainers to help me develop a training plan for the rest of the year. 

Let this journey begin!

-Follow Jesse's journey and be sure to let him know you're reading when you see him at the Desk!  


  1. I'm excited to see your progress, Jesse!! I'm cheering for you.

  2. I am so excited you are sharing your story ;).

  3. U always encourage and support others now its our turn to support u! Go jesse