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July 28, 2014
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TZF Paying it Forward *UPDATED

Life, as I like to call it, has a tendency to take over everything. We can start a week on the right foot with all the intentions in the world to live a healthy and active lifestyle, but life will find a way to interfere. Unfortunately we all get side tracked by life, most of the time it’s with work or family. We are so focused on everything and everyone else, we neglect to take care of ourselves. When that happens our health is usually where we get hit the hardest.

This has happened to me and many people I know. I was fortunate enough to meet an amazing personal trainer while living in California that helped me transform myself back to the person I wanted to be. The changes were physical and mental as I reached goals and created new ones for myself. My trainer became my friend and mentor as I began my journey as a personal trainer. What he had done for me I wanted to do for others. Fast forward almost 9 years and I’m living in Utah, I have my own gym and I have paid it forward to a friend of mine, Casey, that was ready to change his life.

Casey was weighing in at over 511 lbs. and to be honest with you, I was concerned for his life. I knew that if he continued down the path he was on, he probably wouldn’t be around too much longer. I reached out to him about making changes in his life with fitness and nutrition and challenged him to a 5 day nutrition cleanse. Only after showing me the commitment from those 5 days would I know that he was truly ready to change his life for good.

It’s been 15 months since Casey made life changing decision. He is now 296 lbs. (down 214 lbs to date) and his transformation is not over. Along his journey, he has become a certified personal trainer himself and we want to continue to pay it forward and help others accomplish what he has.

TZF Paying it Forward Challenge

Ready to transform your life? Are you ready to make a time, effort, nutrition and accountability commitment? This challenge will test your physical and mental capabilities. It’s not a walk in the park and we want to help 4 people that are really ready to change their life around. Let us know why you’re ready to transform and you could be 1 of the lucky 4 selected.

Enter before August 22, 2014 for a chance to be 1 of 4 selected winners in our “Pay it Forward” transformation challenge. 4 Lucky winners will receive 12 months of free group training, nutrition guidance and support from the TZF family.

To enter, you must submit an email with your name, current stats, contact information, a current photo and 500 word essay telling us why you are ready to transform your life. Please submit entries via email to payitforward@trainerzonefitness.com before August 22, 2014. *Selected winners will be notified on September 7, 2014. Training will begin September 8, 2014 through September 7, 2015.

Challenge Rules

1. Entry must come from person interested in being selected. No 3rd party entries.
2. Entry must include a current photograph.
3. 500 word essay must be included to be considered for selection.
4. Final 8 candidates must meet with trainers for an face to face interview.

*Due to the 1 week submission deadline extension and overwhelming number of submissions, we need an extra week to get through all the essays. Winner notification will be on September 7, 2014.

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    I THINK THIS IS AWESOME YOU GUYS ARE WANTING TO HELP PEOPLE. YOU BETTER BELIEVE I SUBMITTED TO THE CHALLENGE. I appreciate THE OPPORTUNITY, AND AM LOOKING FORWARD TO WORKING HARD TO CHANGE MY LIFE FOR THE BETTER.

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    I just saw this and unfortunately it is past the 22nd deadline. I am very interested in changing my life. i am 38 years old and a father of 5 … recently told i am now diabetic and i feel like life is spiraling out of control. Its time to turn my life around and make me whole again. i have more than half of me to lose to get to where i want to be. i am currently at 500+ and don’t see a stopping point till i am back down under 250 which i haven’t seen since i was probably 14-15 years old.. i dont want my family to know what its like to bury their father /husband/brother for a long time to come.

      • tzfadmin
      • August 31, 2014
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      Hello Chris, Although it may be too late to enter the contest, come and see us soon.

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    I am really glad i saw this and that you extended the date so i could get my submission in. As soon as i saw the video on the news website this is all i could think about. This is a great opportunity and something I ahve been looking for to help push me in the right direction. Good luck to all of us who entered I am sure there are plenty of us who could use this kind of help and motivation.

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    Hi all,

    I just sent in my email, it’ll be a winner for sure. I won’t disappoint!! Committed, Inspirational, and ready to pay it forward!

    Call me

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    How do I enter my submission??

    • Gus
    • August 20, 2014
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    I just saw about your program. Can me and my wife sign up for the pay it forward program? I am really ready to change my life i am 47 yrs old and i have strugled with my weight for the last 20 yrs. i need to loose at least 180 lbs and my wife about 120 lbs. please help us

    • Liz
    • August 20, 2014
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    I hope for a chance to change my life. I emailed all the info required. Please give me a second chance at my life….if not for me, then for my kids.

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    I am over weight because of so many surgeries on my knees and not being able to exercise. The only exercise i can do is in a pool. Would i qualify to enter? I have lost most of the muscle USE in my left leg. Thanks

      • tzfadmin
      • August 20, 2014
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      Hi Wanda, That really would require a pool setting and unfortunately we don’t have one here at Trainer Zone Fitness.

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    Can i still enter the payitforward? I need tHis and want this i wOuld be so excited! Ill submit anyways just in case its not to late.

    THank you
    Lauren

      • tzfadmin
      • August 20, 2014
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      The deadline is this Friday, August 22, 2014.

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    I am excited about TRANSFORMING myself AND ALL the CHANGES THAT COMES WITH THE NEW START AND WOULD LOVE A SHOT WITH you guys.

      • tzfadmin
      • August 4, 2014
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      Hey Devin, Thank you for the submission. We’re excited to that you’re excited!

    • jen
    • August 2, 2014
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    Can a husband and wife enter? we saw the pay it forward on tv the other and my husband says I want to do that .. i thought my self me to !!! that story was amazing!!!

      • tzfadmin
      • August 4, 2014
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      Hello Jen, Absolutely you can submit together. We will look for your individual entries. Best of luck to you!

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    Hi my name is cindy. I do not know if I would qualify for your pay it forward. But if you are serious about it being free (if picked) I would like to give it a go. But before I totally commit tell me what I would need to do or at least how the program works I do not go into nothing blind. Thanks for your time I will wait for your reply.

      • tzfadmin
      • July 29, 2014
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      Hi Cindy, There is no catch at all. We wouldn’t call it Pay it Forward if we didn’t fully believe in it. All we ask is that the winners make a training time commitment, nutrition commitment, 100% effort commitment and are ready to take on some intense physical training for 12 months.

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    This is what I’ve been looking for! Why do you have to be so far away?

      • tzfadmin
      • July 29, 2014
      Reply

      We’re not sure where you’re located, but we wish you were closer too.

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    Wow. Impressed with csey’s dedication, and the gyms generousity. Not manypeople let alone busineses believe in the pay it forward way of life.

      • tzfadmin
      • July 29, 2014
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      Thank you. We wholeheartedly believe in paying it forward here at TZF.

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    I just saw You on channel 5 Regarding the “pay it forward” program. My brother could definitely benefit from this. Am i allowed to submit on his behalf or does he need to do it?
    Thanks,
    Janine

      • tzfadmin
      • July 29, 2014
      Reply

      Sorry Janine, the submission must come from the interested party. There is a level of commitment we are looking for as to who is selected. A person must be ready for this kind of life change, not from someone else.

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