Why Go From FIT to FAT On Purpose?

Would you deliberately gain weight and sacrifice your body for knowledge? Drew Manning chose to go from fat to fit and learned a LOT more than he expected along the way.

Drew is a certified personal trainer based in Eagle Mountain, Utah who set upon an unusual journey so he could learn what it’s like to be overweight. Fit all his life, he committed to 6 months of inactivity and “average American eating patterns,” followed by another 6 months’ getting back into shape. His goal? — to better serve his clients and understand the challenges of the unfit and inactive.

Our interview finds him 4 months and 63 added pounds into his Fat to Fit journey. (Stay tuned as we interview him again 4 months into his Fat back to Fit stage.)

Thus far he has found that NOT working out while eating the “typical” diet has affected his marriage, energy level, motivation, mood, budget, and self-concept, not to mention his waist size. Where once he trained others and worked out, he now embeds himself in the couch and snacks on whatever is handy.

Follow his descent and progress first with us in this episode, then at Fit2Fat2Fit and via Facebook.com/fit2fat2fit. You will see amazing before and during pictures! Plus you will enjoy Drew’s sense of humor and commitment.

Show your commitment to us by visiting our website, Fun and Fit. And as always, we thank Brian Williams for composing our theme music.

About Kymberly Williams-Evans and Alexandra Williams

Identical twins and fitness pros Kymberly Williams-Evans, MA and Alexandra Williams, MAhave been in the fitness industry since the first aerobics studio opened–with them–on the European continent back when leg warmers and thong leotards were the rage. Their fitness experience spans 3 decades on land, sea, and airwaves.

Kymberly has taught fitness on 4 continents in 4 languages for 30 years to more than 10,000 exercisers. She is former faculty at University California Santa Barbara (UCSB) in the Department of Exercise & Sport Studies. IDEA, the International Association for Health and Fitness Professionals tapped her to serve as the inaugural editor for Fitness Edge, a publication devoted solely to group exercise leaders. Finally she knew enough people in the exercise world that she became a three-time nominee and finalist for IDEA’s Program Director of the Year award.

Kymberly also worked the mind attaining a Master’s Degree in English. Her true specialty was conducting business writing seminars and helping professionals communicate more effectively in the business world. From hosting an international fitness TV program to serving as grammar expert on a live show, Kymberly has led, moved and grooved with energy and good grammar for all.

Alexandra has been teaching, presenting and writing about fitness for over 25 years (since she was 7 and 1/2)! Currently on staff in the Exercise Studies Department at UCSB, she is also a contributing editor and writer for IDEA Health and Fitness Association’s many publications. As an international presenter, Alexandra enjoyed her honeymoon in Venezuela after judging their national fitness championships.

Alexandra has her advanced degree in counseling, which qualifies her to ask nosy questions of her two teens. Combining her love of words and the microphone, she has also had a successful run as a radio presenter, emcee and comedian. She loves to work, so she also writes for her blog and is a frequent guest contributor to a variety of blogs about business and health.

Kymberly and Alexandra are also the Hosts of Fun and Fit on WomensRadio. Fun and Fit offers answers to audiences’ fitness questions, shares Fun Fit Facts, faces Freak Out Fit Facts head on and helps listeners cut through the hype and fat to reach their fitness goals. Learn, laugh and live it up on your road to health and fitness!