Julia was born and raised in Sacramento but has lived in the Bay Area and England for the past 7 years! She now works as an assistant planner for the city of Citrus Heights! Julia has a black belt in Taekwondo and enjoys spending her time kayaking and going to art galleries and exhibitions! After she returned home from England in 2017 she hardly recognized herself in the mirror and knew it was time for a change. She decided to put herself and her health first so she joined Results and completed 3 consecutive 6 week challenges! She lost a total of 56lbs and gained confidence in herself and her physical capabilities. She felt that accomplishing her challenges was a true testament to her inner strength. Julia has been a member for 2 months now and sports her Myzone “Julia” proudly during her workouts (she is currently taking suggestions for nicknames)! She especially loves wearing it during her favorite day of the week Tabata Tuesday because she’s able to get her heart rate into the red zone! Julia enjoys the comradery and positive atmosphere of Results. She loves that the fit fam supports her efforts and are there to lift her up when she struggles. She’s made many wonderful friends thanks to Results and can stay active with them on the weekends by going on hikes! She loves that she gets to surround herself with goal-oriented people who want her to succeed! Julia’s biggest accomplishment is the weight she’s lost however being able to run without stopping and being able to complete unassisted push-ups makes her feel like iron woman! We are so proud to have such a positive and friendly person representing Arden! Next time you see her give her a high five!
Results Transformation Center's
Member of the Month
It is an honor to have Jeff Alspaw as the Central Sacramento location’s Member of the Month for August 2018. This Disney loving grandpa of two, is a go-getter with a winning attitude whose positive outlook inspires others around the gym. Known by “Joe Arbor” on the MyZone board, he cheers others on to get their MEPs as he pushes himself to try and beat whoever is the MEP leader for that class. He says that he loves the accountability that the MyZone feedback provides. Jeff has been with Results since his first challenge in June of 2017. He successfully completed his challenge by losing 30 pounds – He has kept it off since! Jeff believes that Results has helped him find his balance of mind, body, and spirit inside and outside of the gym. He has made lasting friendships and has inspired many others at Central Sacramento to keep focused on their goals. “No Matter What” is Jeff’s favorite motto and sums up his focus and dedication to his fitness – no matter how he feels, no matter how hard it gets, no matter how much he has to do at work, he gets in his classes and makes his fitness and health a priority. He is a great role model to others which is why Jeff Alspaw is Central Sacramento’s August 2018 Member of the Month!
Have you met the guy who holds EGs weight loss record of 146lbs and has completed 4 rounds of our 6 week challenge? Talk about commitment! Well this is the guy who went through all the holidays, work parties, summer bbqs, all the family gatherings and still kept his WHY the main focus. Joe has been with us for 2.5 years and still chooses us because he’s always had more success with team training environments than the traditional gym format. He enjoys the variety of workouts throughout the week, the Coaches, staff, and all the Fitfam he’s made along the way. When Joe first started Results it was just him but later on in his journey his wife Merrilee joined the Fitfam. Results gives them something to do together to start their day, especially with 3 kids at home and a busy life. Joe says if you commit to the process, stick to the plan, and get into the gym you will be successful. It’s not easy but if you find your why and surround yourself with people that will motivate and push you along the way you will be successful… on a challenge or not. Joe says that something that gets him through his workout, especially on a hard day or when the weights start to get heavy, he can hear our lovely “Coach O” in his head pushing him to keep going. Joe’s favorite quote is, “BE STRONGER THAN YOUR EXCUSES! So stop making excuses and get to work.”
Pushyak Kalkunte, known as KAL here at the Folsom location moved to the States 10 years ago to begin grad school in Chicago. He is an Electrical Engineer at Intel where he designs really cool and cutting edge technologies every day. Kal loves watching and playing sports. The Bulls, Bears, Cubs and Blackhawks will always be his teams but he has adopted the Warriors after moving to CA. Kal’s story is similar to many others at Results, struggling with weight loss almost all his life, he often looked at other weight loss stories and wondered if that was ever going to be him. At a point in his weight loss journey he lost 30lbs, and then plateaued. That was when a friend then pointed him in our direction and he lost 24lbs in his challenge, but more importantly it introduced him to a healthier lifestyle. The accountability, the camaraderie, the friendships and the coaches is what has kept him here for 7 months! Kalpoo is his MyZone name, which he has a love hate relationship with. He loves the healthy competition that it feeds, to get the most MEPs.
You can always catch Kal high fiving his Fit Fam between sets, asking for a progression, and working until the last second! He is an all-star! He has made some incredible friends at Results and is so thankful for them. “Every one of them is so inspiring and motivating!”
Kal has a long list of moments that I’m so incredibly proud of. A few of them that have taken place at Results are, when he successfully completed the challenge and lost 24lbs, and was then able to fit into a size M shirt and W30 jeans. The first time he did weighted squats with a 135lbs barbell, glute pressed 205 lbs and completed unassisted pull-ups. All of these moments explain why “One more rep!” is Kal’s favorite quote!
Melanie was a gym-hopper until she found her way over here to Results Natomas. She joined off Groupon in 2015 and has been with us ever since (almost 3 years). She knew as soon as she sat in on orientation with Coach Janell, the environment, the organization, the welcoming attitude she didn’t even have to do a workout before she knew instantly that this was THE place for her. She’s a purchasing analyst for a private jet charter company, and I live for traveling and socializing!! Introvert and homebody is not part of her vocabulary. 🙂 So, the Results mentality has always fit her lifestyle. It’s impacted every aspect of her life. Gym is no longer a dreaded thing, she plans her life around her gym schedule. She actually has to force herself to take rest days, and she has made a ton of new friends and become stronger than she ever imagined. She is an avid supporter of the Myzone, and she now tracks every single workout on it. Her username is Melly. I also have an Apple watch and a Fitbit HR 2, but the MyZone was part of the reason why she decided Results would be my home. She also loves the accountability and the extra push the MyZone provides. She doesn’t have one favorite workout she loves to do it all lifting, cardio and cycling. A couple of personal records she has achieved here Squatting a human heavier than her, and dead lifting 185 lbs.
She has three sentences of valuable of advice, she wanted to share:
“You only have one life to live. Don’t waste it being less than completely happy with yourself. Your family and health are worth it.”
“I’m just a simple girl, with an affinity for tracking devices. Get a MyZone, track your food, and STTFP. Not always about the number on the scale, but what you see looking back at you in the mirror. Love thyself. :)”
“Failing to plan is planning to fail. And if it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you!”