Commitment to Fitness

Jake Utz, Personal Trainer

Commitment to Fitness

Commitment to Fitness

Jake Utz, Personal Trainer

Jake Utz is a personal fitness trainer at Ocean Drive Elite Physiques in Vero Beach, FL.

The picture on the left is me from a few years ago. At that time fitness and healthy eating were not on my priority list. Fitness to me was going to the recreational center with my roommates once, maybe twice, a week. We would lift weights with seventy five percent intensity. I never saw results, I was never sore, and I never felt “healthier”. This always bothered me, I would get frustrated, and usually just stop going. My freshman year, I didn’t gain the “freshman twenty” but gained forty pounds in my first semester. I stayed on this roller coaster fitness plan of starting and stopping for my entire four years of college.
Shortly after this picture I was introduced to a man named, Christopher Gurny. I did not know it at the time but, he would change my entire outlook on life, health, and fitness. Chris Gurny, I was told, was a personal trainer at his own gym in Florida who was dating my step sister. I was asked to workout with him, “sure, why not” I said, not knowing what I just got myself into. Working out with Chris was different. He pushed me to the breaking point but in a way that made me want to finish the workout. From that day, I was hooked and fitness. Time passed, he became my brother-in-law and he has continued to motivate me to change. I finally committed to exercise and healthy eating, something I never did before. Whether it was my meal plan or workouts, I did exactly what he said to do. Sure enough, I saw results, and fast. I was hooked even more now because I could watch the process working. More time passed and again he motivated me, now to be more like him. I wanted to help people as he helped me, so I became a personal trainer. I quit my job and relocated my family to Vero Beach, Florida to take on my dream job at Ocean Drive Elite Physiques. The picture on the right is me now, still in the process, and helping others with their own journey.

So much has come from my commitment, I am healthier both physically and mentally and have a better outlook on life. I am now on the journey of helping others making their own commitments.