Father Starts Kickboxing to Keep up with his Kids and Loses Over 80 pounds

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Duane F after the 90 day challenge

Duane F. with king of the cage champion Jimmie Rivera

My kids started kickboxing but it turned out to save us all!

By: TSMMA Garden City

Things have a way of working themselves out. While out shopping my daughter lit up like a light bulb when she saw Tiger Schulmann’s Mixed Martial Arts. We walked in and discussed goals, for my wife and daughter and eventually they became students of TSMMA Garden City.

I was the parent that would bring their child to class and hang out in the front lobby or hang out outside school. Six months later I joined with my wife and daughter as a student at Garden City.

Over the course of the next two years, I had a very bad occurrence in my family. My father suffered a severe stroke. For the next six months I went in to a downward spiral with training, and even worse with my eating. While visiting my dad at a nursing home courtyard, I was trying to keep up with my son while he was running around and I realized I could not keep up with him. I started to realize that I needed to take control and my life.

Not only did I lose close to 80 lbs, but my wife also lost over 50 lbs as well

Although I was working out, I still had a difficult time changing my eating habits. The initial water weight came off but I hit a plateau of 200 lbs. I started to put the same amount of focus and discipline I had with my training, into the kitchen. I changed my eating habits, and to make a long story short, I change my lifestyle which in turn became a family lifestyle change. Not only did I lose close to 80 lbs, but my wife also lost over 50 lbs as well. The Tiger Schulmann’s program along with all the great people at TSMMA Garden City will change your life if you let it.

“If you don’t take care of yourself then how do you expect to take care of your family?”