#Transform – 3 HB guys take on a spin-fueled weight loss challenge!

Sun’s out guns out. Spring is in the air and Summer is around the corner. For many of us, the cold weather stunts our fitness goals and makes it difficult to stay motivated. A few 65 degree days and a looming Memorial Day Weekend are some surefire fuel to get that butt into shape.

Three Handle Bar regulars have decided to take their goals to the next level and begin a 6-week Transformation Challenge, with a focus on weight loss and replacing fat with muscle. And what better way to spark some motivation than publicizing their challenge on our blog for thousands to see?! Sounds like a recipe for some great beach bods..

Jeff, Sean, and Shane take on a 6 week HB driven, weight-loss challenge!

Jeff, Sean, and Shane take on a 6 week HB driven, weight-loss challenge!

They’re beginning their challenge THIS week and it will wrap up on Memorial Day with a final weigh-in and celebration! I’ll be keeping you posted on their progress throughout their challenge. We’ll post their progress in pounds, in pics, and in their triumphs and struggles as the weeks wear on.

Meet the team:

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Name: Jeffery Black

Age: 24

Height: 6’2″

Current Weight: 228

Weight loss goal: 20 lbs

Current rides/week: 2

Goal rides/week: 4-5

Jeff is entering this challenge to not only lose weight, but take on a more active and healthy lifestyle. This type of commitment is what will make his weight-loss permanent, and won’t lead to a quick gain when the challenge is complete. His goal is to lose 20 pounds, but more importantly to get back in the habit of 4-5 workouts per week and a regular diet of nutritious foods.

What is your fitness background?  I played sports throughout high school and most of my time in college, so my routine has been weight training oriented. Since graduating and now working full-time I’ve begun running a bit more, and have taken up cycling at The HB. I also try and get to the YMCA to do some lifting or use the pool when I have the time. 

How do you plan to reach your goals? I hope to accomplish this by packing in as much physical activity as I can into my day, and to start eating healthier. Anybody who knows me knows that I love ordering out food and am the munchie king so that will something I’ll be cutting back on. I think that getting into the Handle Bar as much as possible and being more conscious about what and how much I am eating will do the trick!

What is your plan for Week 1? Getting to the Handlebar as much as possible! I plan on trying to get to as many morning classes as I can this week and leave the evening for other (hopefully outdoor) activities as this weather starts getting better. 

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Name: Sean Fracalossi

Age: 28

Height: 6’3″

Current Weight: 262

Weight loss goal: 15-20 lbs

Current rides/week: 2

Goal rides/week: 5

Sean is entering this challenge to not only lose weight, but to get motivated to make a lifestyle change. He feels that kickstarting his weight loss will have a great impact on his lifestyle choices across the board. Starting the day with a workout will lead to healthier choices throughout the day, and he hopes that starting the summer with a weight-loss challenge will lead to a year of healthy choices. 

What is your fitness background?  I played sports competitively throughout high school and college. I love to be outdoors, riding bikes, playing with my dog, snowboarding, whatever. Staying fit has been tough! I spin a few times a week with some light lifting thrown in there. 

How do you plan to reach your goals? So I realize for myself that when I am most active, I eat the healthiest. That being said, I feel my key is to be in the studio at least 4x per week while being outside as much as possible.

What is your plan for Week 1? Ride Monday night with my friend and fellow weigh-loss challenge participant Jeff Black! From there simply do my best to enjoy this beautiful weather with my dog, Brett.


Name: Shane Kilgerman 

Age: 28

Height: 5’10”

Current Weight: 219

Weight loss goal: 15-20 lbs

Current rides/week: 1-2

Goal rides/week: 5

This winter Shane got off track on nutrition and has been a self described ‘caloric monster’ throughout most of it. Because of the recently added weight he feels a little more lethargic than usual, and is looking to kick-start his metabolism and have more energy! He also want to trim down so he’s not putting as much pressure on his knees when running.

What is your fitness background? I’ve always been active and played soccer growing up and throughout high school but since then I’ve taken up running, ranging from 5K’s to half marathons. I go to the gym a few days a week as well to get more of a core workout. Pickup basketball is a must, too. Watch for the 3-ball!

How do you plan to reach your goals? My diet and workout regimen has gotten so off course that I think I’ll see results fairly quickly. The Handle Bar classes are great ways to jumpstart the day and what’s great is it’s not hard on the knees so I can still pound the pavement too!

What is your plan for Week 1? Hopefully this recent stretch of beautiful weather is a harbinger for what’s to come and I’ve started off on the right foot by shooting some hoops and going for a quick run. I’m dedicated to take more Handle Bar classes which is going to be a great compliment to my new workout routine.

Stay tuned as these guys shed their excess weight and kick start a summer of healthy living! What are your goals this spring? How will The Handle Bar help you reach them?

One thought on “#Transform – 3 HB guys take on a spin-fueled weight loss challenge!

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