"About a year ago, I was the heaviest I had ever been. I was 160 pounds – being a lazy undergraduate college student had taken its toll. Out of shape and ultimately unhappy with my lifestyle and body, I decided that something needed to change. I contacted Kasey and it has been one of the best decisions I have made in a long time.
Kasey helped me lose weight the right way. Through a combination of calorie and macro maintenance, weightlifting and cardio exercise, I was able to shed twenty pounds in a matter of months. In a similar fashion, I have slowly been putting on weight. At 150 pounds, I am currently in the best shape of my life and I am making progress every week.
Not only has working with Kasey helped with my physical fitness and physique, but I feel that it has helped me in other aspects of life as well. I have more energy throughout the day. My attention span and grades in school have shot up. I'm more confident in everything I do. As a college student, these four things are incredibly important.
I could not have made this much progress in a year without Kasey's coaching. You will look better, you will feel better and you will be better. You will work for it, you will put in the time, it will not be easy, but I guarantee that you will be ecstatic with your results."
Testimonials from Students who ran The Iron Chorus Training Program
“I feel like I can now monitor myself and create workouts for myself because I've been given the tools I need. THANK YOU, KASEY!!!!”
“I gained about five pounds and I am much stronger and my muscles are actually visible now. I also know how to eat better, I don't think I was getting enough protein before (I also didn't keep any track of my food intake at all)...This was my favorite part of the week every week, thank you sooooo much!”
“I don't have to be afraid of the really big weights in the gym! I'm stronger than I thought I was :) Plus I feel way more equipped to go to the gym and actually accomplish something rather than half-ass a run on the elliptical.”
“ My goal was to be able to lift more than my body weight, and on my last day I crushed that goal and deadlifted 160lbs! I also lost about 8 lbs while working with opera bro and definitely gained more toned muscle. This was the first workout program that has really worked for me and had positive results. Thanks, Kasey for helping me be a better and stronger me :)”
“I wanted to stay at my same weight but look better while at it, and in just one semester I have done exactly that. I look physically more in shape, it doesn't feel like a chore to get to the gym anymore, and I have broken barriers in strength at a pace I never thought was possible. There are a lot of training programs out there, but none of them are as accessible and easy to jump into at any level fitness as this one. I haven't been able to stay as consistent as I am on this program since it was part of my curriculum in football, and I see that same motivation to keep going in everyone else who took this program. This was exactly what I needed. Thanks a million, Kasey”
“I gained about 10 pounds, and I've gotten way stronger. I don't think I've ever seen muscle on my body until this. I feel much fitter. You've really made a huge impact on my physical and mental life. Thank you so much.”
"In this before photo I was 220 pounds with a size 38 waist. In the after pictures I'm 165 pounds with a size 32 waist. I achieved this not by slashing calories beyond belief, but by understanding how to make my calories work for me.
I reached out to Kasey after I had lost a little bit of weight but had hit a wall in my weight loss goals. I've seen Kasey's transformation process from the beginning and knew he could help me out. Kasey gave me a macro nutrition based diet and a difficult workout regiment. I was skeptical about the sustainability of this life style but I came to understand that it actually sets itself up for sustainability. If you follow the macros you won't go hungry because you'll be maximizing your calories, or making them work for you.
You will work for any results you get with Kasey. In fact, you'll work damn hard. However, the difference you'll find in your quality of life is well worth the work. In the coming new year don't make a resolution to just lose weight, make a resolution to value yourself. I can assure you that choosing Kasey to help you with this resolution will make your 2015 a year of great improvements."
"I had battled my weight my entire life, unsuccessfully. I began working with Kasey at 48 years old when I was at a crisis point with my health and my weight was at a lifetime high for me at 212 pounds. I had blood pressure concerns, elevated cholesterol, triglycerides, chronic headaches, and could not get through a treadmill stress test without my blood pressure getting to stroke levels. I had been on numerous diets and not been able to stick with them. I had exercised sporadically, but only for short stints, and never in a consistent way. I had certainly never used free weights more than maybe a 5 or 10 pound hand weight from time to time.
Kasey first got me on a calorie restriction plan and taught me how to track my macros. He encouraged me to make weight training a much bigger part of my exercise plan and worked with me to design a lifting plan that a novice like me could build on. He gave basic steps to follow and taught me the appropriate form with each lift to give me optimal benefit. He started me on low weights and consistently discussed how the plan was working for me, making modifications as needed to keep me progressing.
In the year that I have been working with Kasey, I have lost 65 pounds and gone from a size 18-20 to a 6-8. At 49 years old, I get compliments all the time on my sculpted arms and legs and told I look 20 years younger. I went from a lifetime of sedentary living to being a very active person. In the last year, I have run a 5K, I routinely take 20 mile bike rides, and I work out 5 days a week, with lifting 3 days a week. One example of my progress - I started at 20 pound goblet squats and am now doing barbell squats with 135 pounds. The best news is I am now the picture of health. I have optimal blood pressure, my cholesterol, triglycerides, blood sugar, etc are all great.
I am thoroughly committed to this lifestyle and Kasey continues to be a valued resource in helping me continue to pursue and achieve my health and fitness goals. I would never have begun a lifting program without his encouragement. Without weight lifting, I wouldn't have the tone and definition in my physique that I take such pride in. I appreciate Kasey's no BS approach. He doesn't sugarcoat - do the work in the gym and the kitchen and you will reap the rewards. He tells you the truth and you get results if you listen and follow his advice. I'm very glad I did and continue to do so."
"Since I was in high school, I've always stayed at least relatively in shape. But, I've always been on the smaller side, you know the type of guy that eats anything he wants and refuses to show any change in weight. As a performance major my workout regimen was keeping me tone/fit, but I still looked like a teenager. Upon asking Kasey about any tips he had for skinny guys trying to bulk up, I was surprised to be messaged back with a full workout outline, and dietary suggestions for optimal growth. I gave it a shot for 4 months, put on about 15 good pounds, and because of his help I'm beginning to grow into my voice type as a performer,look less like a kid, and more like a young adult."
"I've been overweight since I was a kid. I always looked at fit people and thought "Oh, I could never look like that". I assumed it was either genes, or an overabundance of time that allowed them to look that way. They seemed maybe to know secrets, or have special abilities. I simply never really even considered the possibility of my actually going down the path toward fitness, or growing greater physical strength, or even truly understanding the way nutrition worked with, or against, my body.
When I met Kasey, I thought he was just another one of those genetically gifted people who didn't have to try to look the way he did. That his big muscles were simply gifts from his ancestors, and his lean physique was the result of an effortless metabolic advantage. Then, a mutual friend of ours told me that in less than two years previous, he had actually been more out of shape and overweight than me. I was floored. He wasn't just someone who had clearly crash-dieted, he was fit. Hollywood fit. Obviously, I had to talk to him, and ask what his process was, and perhaps even see if he thought it could be possible for me.
Over the years, I have tried various diets and exercise routines at the hands of various well-meaning trainers, but nothing at all had ever really taken off. I began to work exclusively with Kasey without fear for two reasons. First, he is a walking testimonial to his own methods. He has been where I am, and has gotten himself where he is today, which is an obviously incredible level of fitness. He has been through things that didn't work, and has weeded them out. He knows what works, and what's more he understands why it works. His knowledge of Nutrition and exercise is not only practical and personal, its encyclopedic. Second, Kasey has what I consider to be the perfect demeanor for a Personal Trainer. He's calm, patient, and friendly. He's pumped me up when I needed it, and he's put the reigns on and slowed me down when I needed it. And this can't be overvalued: he wants my results to be perfectly and safely obtained. I never get the idea that he is pushing me beyond my comfort, or safety. And I've not once felt judged, only cared for.
I would strongly urge anyone who has ever had the slightest wonder what is possible for them in terms of fitness, physical strength, or having a leaner body shape, to talk with Kasey, and hear what he has to say. Listen to his philosophies, and get to know his style and demeanor. I never really understood Nutrition, or been able to actually understand my personal and specific needs in regards to food intake. I simply just ate. With Kasey's help, I'm starting to understand it, and put it to use. Its an absolute life-changer. My Strength has taken a leap forward in the past few months through his guidance. My lifts are on a steep climb with no end in sight anytime soon. He's walked me through from a beginner, with very specific routines and patiently taught me all the proper forms for maximum growth. He's always been there for me. He's always flexible, and ready to do what I need to make it to the next step. He's always asking about my comfort, and performance, and is always ready to adjust whatever we need to make it all fit my lifestyle. I truly couldn't me more thankful to him, or excited for my future. You're in the best possible hands. Good luck!"