Since joining Innovative Results in October 2010, Shane Galitski has been etching his name on the wall for multiple IR physical challenges including 300ft in 1 minute on the VersaClimber & 20 minutes of battling ropes, and has been a part of two teams to place in monthly challenges hosted at the gym.
Thank you for sharing your incredible journey Shane!
For me to convey my thanks to Eddie Thomson and all at Innovative Results here is my story…
It was late 2008, and I was approaching age 40 (August 2010), this inevitable event changed my life… not for fear of getting older, but for a realization
I was not living my life the way I wanted to. I knew enough that I could not just do a 180 to make a lasting change in my life and lifestyle; I would have to take baby steps. My first goal was to wean myself (with my physician’s approval) off the multitude of prescription drugs I was taking; two for high blood pressure and hypertension and two for cholesterol and triglycerides.
So, my journey began with baby steps – I just started to walk around my housing track where I lived after I got home from work, one day – one step at a time. I walked for about three miles at a time, before I thought to myself “let’s see if I can run from this light pole to that light pole”. Well after 9 months of progress on my own with basic cardio, running and healthier eating – at my annual physical in Sept/Oct 2009 – I was able to get off 3 of the four prescription medications. Oh yeah, a side effect of this initial process – losing 30 pounds!
Now as we came to the holidays of 2009, a regular time to feast and over indulge… but not I, well (not as much as in the past) at least had the support and encouragement from family and friends to keep me going with my life change. It was this time I was given a gift that would truly kick me into my next progression… the gift: four sessions with a personal trainer, Mr. Eddie Thomson. I began training with him at the start of 2010 and at this time, he was training a local smaller gym in Newport Beach, but his aptitude and understanding kept me wanting to do more and to work hard. Consistently training with Eddie, running more and more on my own, I began to challenge myself by entering and competing in different running events. I also was able to achieve one of my goals to get off the last prescription drug prior to my birthday in August of 2010.
It was sometime in September 2010, when Eddie made a decision that would bring on the next evolution… He moved his training, coaching and continued growth in fitness knowledge to Innovative Results. I followed him and without a doubt it was the most astute choice on my journey so far.
Innovative Results: Strength and Condition – came to be in an era of Crossfit gyms sprouting around every industrial park and warehouse across the country. They (the owners and core coaches) have something different than just a fad of WODs at a crossfit gym. At Innovative Results more emphasis on Mindset, Movement and Recovery for the everyday person. Their knowledge of this IR3 system and focus on each person that walks through the door is appreciated by all, if not most who train here. So true are these benefits ascertained for those professionals that train hard for their next fight in the ring, they are the same for that person sitting in the cubicle all day and getting through it without injury or pain.
There is so much more than just the muscle strength gained at IR, you are challenged more mentally at accomplishing things you never thought you could do; you are accountable for yourself, but the team (coaches and other training mates) encourages and inspires you to accomplish goals big or small and they help you get there.
So, now after the three plus years of training at Innovative Results and my overall lifestyle change, losing and keeping 60 pounds off, gaining muscle, feeling fit and healthy, I’ve ran countless events from 5k’s to ½ Marathons to 200 mile relays, I’d say my increased strength, endurance, speed and agility attests to the work I put in at Innovative Results.
More recently I’ve fallen in love with trail & hill running there’s something about the air, the paths through the brush and the views from the top. I know from my experience with Innovative Results that this too will be an adventure worth tackling.
As in life, although I’m not always sure where the path will take me – I find Innovative Results to be a daily challenge worth taking on, as it sets me up to succeed in all I have to accomplish still ahead.
You can also read more from Shane on his Team Transformation Challenge Here