In Brooklyn, a personal trainer put on 70 pounds in three months so that his client wouldn’t be alone in her rigorous weight-loss routine.
Six years ago, fitness instructor Adonis Hill suffered from depression. He became overweight and anti-social, before he found refuge in exercise.
Adonis went on long walks and jogs, then got into weightlifting, and eventually lost 100 pounds, becoming really buff.
In 2014, for the TV show ‘Fit to Fat to Fit’, he decided to go with his client Alissa Kane on her weight-loss journey, purposely putting on almost 32 kilograms.
For three months, Adonis stopped exercising and piled on the calories. A typical day included 6000 to 7000 calories worth of doughnuts, Oreos, sodas, pizzas, hotdogs, and McDonald’s.
He gained weight so fast, his doctors told him to stop or else risk a heart attack.
When Alyssa saw Adonis for the first time since he put on weight, she was shocked. They then worked on shedding the pounds, working out and changing their diets together. This involved cardio five to six days a week, plus a healthy high-fat, high-protein, low-carb diet.
Soon enough, Alyssa and Adonis lost 58 and 57 pounds respectively!
Now that the show is over, Adonis is advocating walking and ‘increase[d] access to safe and convenient places to walk and wheelchair roll’. It’s called ‘Adonis Moves America’, and he plans to raise awareness by walking from New York City to California.
You can find out more about it here.