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I always felt that need to stay in shape that I loved exercise.
So I was teaching for many years and what and have happening I came up with this concept of weight training workouts I used to be competitive runner.
And as a runner I got really injured and I knew the benefits of weight training but you know was worried about getting big and bulky.
So -- went to the exercise physiologist that I was collaborating with on running.
And I -- has anybody ever tested weight training exercise on the metabolic part.
Metabolic cart tests how many calories and carbohydrates you -- And he said no and meeting motivated by numbers I wanted to know how many calories can I -- And was really interesting because when I -- like a straight biceps curl I burned nearly two calories a minute.
But as soon as I incorporated the lakes into the movement I tripled.
Doubled in -- amount of calories being bird that was an epiphany for me because.
In for example my -- to the max you can burn as many calories as running on -- -- now.
Then what I did it is I went to one of the largest facilities in Canada the talisman and I -- got this idea would you consider having me teach this class.
And it took it was a -- it was a jam and cats or a lot of athletes train.
And they said -- to me three times and I've learned that no it just means not this way OK and I counted them I was so passionate about it.
So finally get rid of me they -- we'll give you class and it was a non prime time class and it was at 1030 and I thought oh my gosh who's gonna come at 1030.
The first day I had five people.
And I thought if I'm getting more I -- fire.
So why did was actually educated people on the benefits of weight training particularly with women and of course and and that class group 250.
-- -- 180 people it was this Downey people lined up but outlook for the class just to reserve a spot.
I couldn't believe it what was the most exciting is that.
I had lady come up to me she said Jerry I can't get into this classic can't get my kid -- did daycare can you put this on a dvd your C that I can take to the cabin up.
And you know I just wanted to help people I said sure the funny thing is is.
I got a quarter 15100 dollars the video -- ended up costing me 35000 dollars and I was like oh my gosh well.
Oh yeah 35000.
Had to think that.
I definitely paid out of pockets and my husband release -- behind me my biggest supporter.
And what I did was -- market in the class.
-- with a talisman was kind enough to sell the dvds out at the facility there but I told everyone and what I did.
On all the get -- DVDs was -- the clients that I'll show you how many calories you can -- in each of these exercise tracks.
-- -- I developed this get -- program in the year 2002.
I believe that we set the trend for weight training particularly for women.
So you gorilla marking yourself and really get -- -- -- -- and then what and then it just became okay m.s on this and made my money back.
I'm going to start making more amending -- because now the I mean I used DVDs everybody knows it here.
So there's places like collage video yeah I mean you're one of their top ten sellers I think right now yeah he has been in fitness magazine -- it.
Picked as some of the top ten best videos yes -- get from.
Gerry can you put the -- dvds they can do this at home to where you want now -- -- -- -- that.
With all of them yeah I can't even believe -- You know what I believe that the reason is is -- program works number one.
And I've always humble foreign actors if you look on my website you will see the results people got I was China yeah and the -- -- -- is I hired up a publicist.
That seem to really work for me because I wanted to expand in the US and the Canadian publicist that I was dealing with -- -- the very first time today you won't make it into the US.
And nobody tells me now.
And so what ideas I hired students to help find.
The top publicists -- work with fitness professionals students she's lived there exactly tomorrow -- now tell me you were picked by Oprah and friends as one of the top gifts yes did that really catapult you absolutely yeah you can't go wrong having an old friend -- you know supporting what you do I mean.
She is assault severe I've done the Oprah radio show -- -- And you know she emails me once and awhile just to say hi and who does that break you know.
-- -- -- expanding yes it's up blood the these are fabulous tips front spend hours that you hired these students cheap labor -- You're getting yourself out there now is sort of what we're coming out of the work out.
-- right you have -- nutrition book yes and this -- it knows his stuff yes yes because you know what not only is it important to diet and exercise but I think I've got.
You know the cutting its secret and believe it or not it's hit no therapy.
When I did the -- radio -- -- was released get a public speaking.
And -- I mean I was sweating buckets -- was big time for a girl from Calgary Alberta.
So what I did was I linked -- -- hypnosis and building self confidence that I visualize myself talking to -- and not getting nervous.
When I did that interview.
On and I thought you know what because they do -- think that people especially women trying to lose weight a lot of it is do you believe that you can do it.
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