Hi, I'm j.t. bugos
I used to be self-conscious, unmotivated, and lacking confidence in myself. I went from a 180-pound basketball and volleyball player in high school to a 250-pound couch potato a few years after college. After years of telling myself I needed some change and even trying to get into the habit of working out a few times (but failing), I finally got fed up. It hit me one day looking in the mirror that I just didn’t like the person staring back at me and I had little to no confidence in the person I was. I believed I could be so much more, but my reflection didn’t show that.
I decided to make a change. I started working out 6 days a week doing P90X (thanks Tony Horton!) and slowly changed my diet to incorporate more wholesome foods while still enjoying pizza with my family every Friday. After about a year and a half I was down 75 pounds and I FELT GREAT. I had confidence. I liked me. And so I moved out to Colorado and continued my journey in Denver, eventually getting into bodybuilding and becoming a personal trainer and nutrition coach.
Now, my nearly 30-year-old self could easily kick my former high school athlete’s butt, and I’m striving to get just a little better each day. I still work out consistently, do yoga regularly, and take my two dogs hiking on the weekends. I’ve created a fit lifestyle that works for me, and I still haven’t given up my Friday pizza (nor will I ever!).
I now help others do exactly what I did: shed weight, build self-confidence and self-love, and create a fit sustainable lifestyle that works for them.
American Council on Exercise (ACE)
Certified Personal Trainer
Level 1 Certification (Pn1)
Online Trainer Academy
Online Trainer Certified
The University of Iowa
B.A.: Communications Studies