The First 100 Pound Fat Loss Turbulence Training Success Story
The First 100 Pound Fat Loss Turbulence Training Success Story
By: Craig Ballantyne, CTT
Certified Turbulence Trainer

Juan Ruiz first started Turbulence Training in August of 2007 while weighing
315 pounds. He's come a long way in 9 months, and everyone at TT Members is
incredibly proud of him and his accomplishments.

Juan recently became the first person to lose 100 pounds with Turbulence

As Juan said in his Transformation Contest essay,

"I have tried many diets and exercise plans and nothing has really worked
well for me.I was at the end of my rope, and really starting to look into
bariatric surgery.

Even though it has worked wonders for my friends and family, I never wanted
that surgery for myself.To have that surgery would mean that I would never
know how good it felt to lose weight on my own, to find the discipline and
mental fortitude to push myself and watch what I am eating.

How long will it be before I gained back that lost weight after the surgery
because I never learned how to really be healthy!

In early August I found Turbulence Training, and signed up for the FREE
Report - The Dark Side of Cardio. I have to admit, it peaked my interest. I
was so disgusted with what I read; because it was so true.

I couldn't tell you how many hours I have wasted doing just cardio and
staying away from weights just to watch my body stay the exact same.I knew
that I needed to get Turbulence Training. I knew that TT was going to change
my life forever, I wasn't wrong.

I also knew though that any workout program I used wouldn't be successful if
I didn't change my eating habits. I started eating a low carb regimen,
eating only complex carbs, and allowing myself a cheat meal once a month.

I started TT in August 2007, since then I have lost a total of 86lbs (it is
now March 3rd, 2008).

I have never looked better in my life, I have never felt better in my life.
For the first time in my life I have signed up for my first fitness contest.
Never did anyone, let alone myself think that I, of all people would be
signing up for a fitness contest.

Yet here I am, I have gone through 84 days of this contest. During this
contest I have had quite a few challenges. A month long plateau, final
exams, and a bum shoulder, just to name a few, but I have also met some of
the greatest people that are in this contest trying to do the same thing I
am doing (trying to live a healthier lifestyle). They have been some of the
most understanding, caring, and motivational people I could have ever had
the pleasure to meet.

I started this contest using the Original TT workout, after that I went into
TT 2k3, and finished this contest with the 4 week Intermediate Body Weight
program. In this contest I have had gains and losses; I have learned the
benefits of fasting and how to fast properly. I have learned how to truly
eat balanced meals and how to keep pushing myself when I have nothing else
left to give.

I have also learned how to cope with injuries, and how to not let them get
the best of you. I have been able to do most of this mainly because of the
great people involved in this fitness contest. Their inspiring words have
kept me honest to myself, and have helped me keep my head up when I just
wanted to hang it down in defeat. I have learned that you may lose a battle
here and there, but the war is far from over.

I have lost 3 inches from my chest, 4 inches from my gut, 3 inches from my
waist, 3/4 inches from my biceps, 1/4 of an inch from my thighs, and 25lbs
since starting this 12-week transformation contest. I am far from being
done, and even when I finally hit my goal weight, my journey will not end
there. My journey will last me a lifetime, everyday will be another day to
strive for a healthier, more active me.

When I think about living this way for a life time, it doesn't overwhelm me,
I am grateful that my obesity didn't cripple my body, that I still have a
chance to reverse the side effects, and that I am healthy enough to go to
the gym and use my body to it's full potential.

Granted to win a prize in this contest would be sweet, but whether I win a
prize in this contest or not, it doesn't matter I already feel like a

Throughout this contest I have learned so many valuable lessons, and I have
met some of the most motivational people one could meet. I am a lot
healthier today than I was when I started this contest, and I have joined my
first fitness contest ever; and I have stuck with it through the end."

But Juan is not done. He's still going in the 2nd Turbulence Training
Transformation Contest, and kicking butt, all while going to school and
raising his little boy.

If he can do it, so can you.

Let me know how I can help,

Craig Ballantyne, CTT
Certified Turbulence Trainer
Author, Turbulence Training

PS - If you don't know where to start, just take it one day at a time.

And always try to improve over what you did yesterday. If you need beginner
workouts, you can start with the Introductory Turbulence Training Workout.
If you are already working out, you can start with the Intermediate
Turbulence Training Workout.

Get all those workouts in the TT for Fat Loss manual here:

About the Author

Craig Ballantyne is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist and writes for Men's Health, Men's Fitness, Maximum Fitness, Muscle and Fitness Hers, and Oxygen magazines. His trademarked Turbulence Training fat loss workouts have been featured multiple times in Men’s Fitness and Maximum Fitness magazines, and have helped thousands of men and women around the world lose fat, gain muscle, and get lean in less than 45 minutes three times per week. For more information on the Turbulence Training workouts that will help you burn fat without long, slow cardio sessions or fancy equipment, visit

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