I hold university dedgree in exercise science and I can tell you from experience, expertise, and a vast professional knowledge based around physiology, nutrition, and biology, that this place is FAR from professional.
Here is the truth about this place of business:
#1: The trainers are not even certified, they simply work underneath Larry's personal training license and certification. In fact, he will just hire someone as a trainer with no experience at all, and as long as they have some muscle tone you think they are a professional trainer.
#2: Larry's claims are false and in fact immoral. He claims to have 30 years in the business and expertise in nutrition. Larry has NEVER studied nutrition, he holds no college degree in it, he doesn't even hold a certificate in nutrition. All he does is put you on a low carb diet, period. He has you buy all of these products such as: a protein powder, an oil, fiber, etc....and then tells you to only eat 40 grams of carbs per day. Basically just eat meat. Folks, as a physiologist who has studied epidemiology for years, you are putting yourself at risk for all sorts of health problems. Not only does a diet high in protein and fat put you at risk for colon cancer and kidney disease, you are also at a higher risk of developing a heart attack or stroke. WHAT? YOU DON'T BELIEVE ME? Well ask Larry, he suffered a mild heart attack not long ago. Probably from his poor diet. Folks, your basically doing the atkins diet. All meat and maybe a coup of fruit per day.
#3: Don't let his muscles fool you, he did steroids when he was young. Its not like he did it naturally. He doesn't even look healthy any more.
#4: Larry will claim that his routines and diet will cause you to lose 5 -10 pounds in the first week. Folks, you will lose 5 - 10 pounds on ANY diet in the first week. He claims that it is fat, folks, this is not true. In fact, its almost all water weight. Its simple physiology. Folks, your body stores glucose in places like the muscles and liver - this is known as glycogen. When you start to diet the body will immediately start using those stores as energy. The problem is that glycogen is made up with tons of water. As those stores deplete, you are losing tons of water.
Look. If you just want a place to workout and someone to train you, but you don't care if the trainers are certified, then go to his place, pay them, and let them work you out. There is nothing wrong with that, but don't accept all of his false claims and unhealthy diet routines.
I am upset because I feel that he uses all these fake slogans and marketing techniques that are false. He doesn't have that build from natural lifting, his diet is EXTREMELY unhealthy, the trainers aren't certified, ETC.... Now that is full disclosure. I believe in full disclosure. Unfortunately its miss representation and lies that draw you in - its sad that people conduct business this way.
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