Star Profile Client winner Vito Aiello age 66 loses 40 pounds in 7 months and gets back into shape proving that it’s never too late to take care of your health.
I had always been physically fit. When I came to Canada from Italy in my teens, I began working immediately, but as I made friends, I found a gym called Mac’s Gym where I first discovered my passion for weightlifting.
At the age of 23, I met and the married my wife, Lilly. Weightlifting took a backseat as I concentrated on a future with my wife and started a family.
Over the years of focusing on work and family, I gained 60 pounds, was out of shape and not as healthy as I could have been.
In 1999 I started the Bodies By Design personal training program because my wife was working out there as well. Over the course of a few years of training, I lost over 60 pounds and BBD sponsored me to compete in two bodybuilding competitions.
But then over the years of my work in construction, it was difficult to keep my commitment. Then my granddaughter who is four years old said to me
“Nonno, do you have a baby in your belly?”.
I told her “no…. I’m just fat!”
Kids can see the truth so they kept telling me “you gotta go back to the gym, you’re going to do good!”. Sometimes you need the voice of a child to give you that push to take care of yourself!
But I kept telling myself that I was too old and what I accomplished almost 20 years ago at Bodies By Design wouldn’t be possible at my age.
Then my eldest daughter, Laura, decided to take the “bull by the horns” and bought me a Christmas gift certificate for three personal training sessions at BBD.
It wasn’t too long before I started getting my strength and stamina back and after seven months I had lost 40 pounds. I will be honest with you; I have a hard time believing it myself. I’m 66 years old now and didn’t think this would be possible.
I feel like a different man now, I can bend down and tie my shoes and I couldn’t do that before!
You know a lot of people when they get my age they think it’s too late. It isn’t true. Look at me; I’m living proof.
Vito Aiello – Client Star Profile Winner