Calvert Fitness Client Spotlight – Rick

Note from Mitch: Rick was a pleasure to work with. He committed to the plan despite a busy schedule (and summer holidays in the first few weeks). Take it away, Rick…

Tell us about you in 5 sentences or less. Where you from? Are you a parent? Hobbies? 

School principal. Parent to 5, new grandparent. Musician, woodworker, traveller, hockey player and cook.

What led you to team up with Mitch and Calvert Fitness? 

Read a story in the Sou’wester.

What dieting experience did you try previous to Calvert Fitness? Was there a reason you stopped? 

It’s a journey. Have been working on improving my health for several years with varying degrees of success. Work related stress seems to get in the way.

It’s clear Calvert Fitness worked for you. Why do you think it worked when other diets may not have? 

Accountability. Knowledge. Good balance with support and prodding.

What were your eating habits like BEFORE joining Calvert Fitness? 

Moderately okay. Snacking and alcohol after 8 pm was my downfall.

Now that you’ve joined Calvert Fitness, how have your eating habits changed? 

I like the reference to portion size and your hands. Eating a lot more veg and protein.

How much weight did you lose working with Mitch? 

13 lbs so far

How did your waist measurements change working with Mitch? 

Down one belt loop

What were 3 non-scale victories you experienced working with Mitch (compliments, pants fitting etc.) 

T-shirts fit better. Others have noticed loss of weight in my face and neck.

If someone is thinking of joining up with Mitch, what would you tell them?

Do it. It has worked for me!

PS – When you’re ready, here’s how Mitch can help you:

1) Take the free Man Up Diet Bet Challenge (opens on Facebook Messenger)

2) Apply for the 6 Weeks to Super Dad Challenge

3) Apply for Fit Mom Makeover


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Mitch Calvert is a Winnipeg-based fitness coach for men and women like his former self. Heavyset in his 20s, he lost 60 pounds and now helps clients find their spark and lose the weight for life.