Emotionally depleted I began to seek and find comfort in food, finding myself tipping the scales at nearly 300 pounds at 5’3, going from a size 7/8 to a size 26/28. I was embarrassed and ashamed that I allowed myself to become morbidly obese. My weight was not only impacting my quality of life but my health was slowly deteriorating. After many failed attempts to lose weight on my own, I finally found the courage to reach out to Mike and Julie for help. This was the best decision of my life because it literally saved my life. With their support, encouragement, personal training, meal plans and cardio programs I was able to lose over 100 pounds. I realize that despite my hard work and success I still have some way to go. Instead of letting this overshadow my success it has given me the strength and determination to continue on my journey with Mike and Julie. A journey of weight loss, healthy living and healthy eating.
Having trained with a previous trainer for 12 years, I was stuck in neutral and it lasted, for several years. However, that all changed when I began to train with Mike Davies. In less than 1 year, Mike was able to guide me to a level of conditioning and overall fitness that I’ve never experienced, even at 55 years of age and even after having competed at a high, collegiate athletic level. The overall level of quality of training services – both the diet and cardio programs – have literally blown me away and truly jump-started my passion again for fitness. But, it’s the genuine, customer-centric focus of Mike and Julie that have made me a believer. Finally, Mike and Julie foster a group of dedicated trainees that are genuinely a family, something that’s a testament to their passion for fitness and their clients.
So, if you’re looking for a ‘jump start’ to your overall level of fitness and if you’re willing to work hard, look no further than Mike Davies and the Fitness Factory. -Ed Cmar
Mike Davies has been my coach for the past couple of years since I started competing. He is a GREAT mentor, supporter, motivator, friend and shoulder to lean on should you ever need one. Mike is straight up ‘NO BS’ with a shot of TLC. There are MANY others that would agree with and add to what I believe hence our TEAM, his creation, known as “The Fitness Factory”.
When I started training with The Cardio Boss, I had been able to lose my pregnancy weight on my own but had done it by endless hours of long, flat boring runs on the treadmill. This along with improper nutrition left me “skinny” with no shape and I was getting burnt out mentally..FAST!! These cardio plans kept me physically challenged daily and engaged in variety of exercises that helped give me “shape” as well as the ability to compete in various athletic events and be competitive on stage as well!- Heather Ruelan
I watched from afar as so many of my fellow athletes climbed the ranks of the NPC and IFBB. When my sister, IFBB Fitness Pro Sandy Grant, started working with Mike, I saw her jaw dropping transformation into one of the most conditioned and aesthetically sound athlete. Who was I to work with such a famous coach? I was there to help others be there best, at my own expense. I took the leap and ordered my first diet in 2006 and immediately saw incredible results. I had ballooned up to 220lbs after a car accident and couldn’t even look at myself in the mirror. I had so much body fat I experienced labored breathing, out of control blood sugar drops while managing severe depression and anxiety attacks. I had only worked with “local” trainers before that dieting me down on boiled chicken and iceberg lettuce. No one wants to live like that. After receiving & adhering to Mike’s plan, he left nothing to chance. The Nutrition & masterfully designed Cardio programs literally turned me into a fine-tuned athlete. Meals are timed to increase metabolism, fuel workouts, and make pounds of fat fall off like melting snow. The monthly workouts are so well developed that within 21 days I saw muscle definition appear beautifully full, chiselled and in all the right places. Thanks again Mike & Julie. you’ve Changed my life….and been a place I can go for truth, justice and a damn good reason to get up in the morning. -Shannon Gill
Despite having a B.S. in Nutrition, playing collegiate athletics, and working as a medical professional in orthopedics I have struggled with my physique and body image for most of my life. I had every tool at my disposal, but lacked the results I so desired. Finally, I swallowed my pride and contacted Mike Davies. In just a few short months I lost 20 pounds, 3 pants sizes, and 10% body fat. Mike helped me get the body I have always wanted and the confidence I deserve. Mike’s knowledge of diet and exercise transcends textbooks. He has over 20 years of experience in the fitness industry and his results are undeniable. His diets are realistic and maintainable, while his workouts are functional and focused. Mike Davies helped me achieve my best self, now it’s your turn! -Kate Linehan
When I my husband and I first decided to compete we just jumped right in all on our own. My husband would train me in our basement and wrote a diet for me. At my first competition (pic on left) I had no idea how to pose and was way too skinny. I ended up coming in almost last place. After my first competition I decided to become part of the Fitness Factory. The Fitness Factory has helped me …
Fitness is a lifestyle not a trend! It took me some time to realize you need to add cardio, and not just any cardio. Being overweight in the past and doing very simple exercises, I decided to keep fighting to be fit. I am a runner and have included The Cardio Boss’ programs in my daily fitness regime and have notice a huge difference in my endurance along with weight loss, I have shaved 17min off my best time, which is huge for a runner. I love how his cardio programs uses practical gym equipment with a twist providing a variety in speed and intensity the programs offering your body the most efficient fat burning within a 45-60min window. The cardio programs have taken my endurance to another level. I am not just running on treadmill for cardio. “You can’t run yourself skinny” per the Cardio Boss’ advice, and its true eat clean and train hard. I mixed up the cardio challenge myself to incorporate the programs and love the change I see and feel I am elevated !!!
ANGIE MYERS & ERICK STEWART
As a person who went from being a college athlete to a sedentary adult with a job, responsibilities, and an extra 20 pounds I needed something that would keep me motivated and active without getting bored of the same old thing. Cardio programs with The Cardio Boss changed everything for me. I had challenging cardio sessions at my fingertips that gave me a program to look forward to every time and I didn’t have to think about. I was never bored nor let down by the challenge. Every program has a little different twist to keep my body guessing. I ended up being in the best shape of my life after my competitive soccer days were done and it motivated me to stay on track. I now have the energy and fitness level to jump in a 5k anytime I want with a good chance of placing or spend a day biking with my family. I even teach group fitness classes with so much easy it looks effortless from my participants’ point of view. As someone who never had a real love for getting on a piece of equipment to get my heart rate up this program was the answer!
The cardio programs I’ve been given while training with The Cardio Boss have helped sculpt my legs, glutes, and most importantly, my heart. I am in better shape than I was when I did 60 minutes of boring machines or classes. It’s nice to have a minute by minute program that is detailed. A 35 minute cardio ends up going by faster than a tedious run, boring bike ride, or having a plan that leaves you on the same machine day after day. They’re challenging but doable. I used to hate cardio but I love all of my programs and tend to want more cardio now! Crazy – Monica, Mom and NPC Figure Competitor
I am very goal-oriented and results driven, so I knew I wanted the best in the industry when I decided to get serious as a figure competitor. Not only did I get the best with Mike, but I achieved so much more than I dreamt possible. As an avid gym goer, I could never understand why I couldn’t achieve the look of a fitness competitor. After I contacted Mike, he taught me what an important role nutrition played and the proper way to train. I have followed his plans for years, never having to worry about my weight or “dieting”. Through Mike’s realistic nutrition plans, The Cardio Boss app, his bootcamps and intense training sessions, I won several shows and even took 3rd place in a national show and was ranked 6th nationally for my class in 2016 – all as a natural athlete! Even as I take a break from competing, I continue to follow his nutrition plans and training methods because I look and feel the best I ever have. When anyone asks what my secret is for maintaining my figure- I point them to Mike Davies!