There is a reason Billy Beck has won the World’s Greatest Trainer Contest — He is truly extraordinary. The demands of my life require as much as 16 hours on stage, and I’ve always just dealt with the chronic pain. Today I can tell you that with his help, I’m in the best shape of my life and I do more with less pain than I ever could in my twenties.
Billy Beck III is the REAL DEAL! The true description of an ELITE trainer. His passion for transforming people’s bodies and lives has led him to continuous study and growth in the field. His knowledge is like no other fitness professional I have ever met, and I have interviewed hundreds!!!
Billy Beck III not only owns his craft but puts his entire heart and soul into what he practices and preaches! His upfront, no BS approach to getting results (period!) was monumental in helping me conquer the mental and physical challenges that come with elite level athletics.
Billy Beck III exemplifies what a MASTER Trainer should be. Throughout all of my many years playing in the NFL and working with many coaches and trainers, I can tell you that Billy’s training and nutrition strategies far surpass anything that I’ve ever learned.
first had the pleasure of meeting a then teenage Billy Beck when I was in high school back in Pittsburgh. We both played football together, hung out with the same social circle, and we of course eventually became friends. He and I were both known as being avid fitness fanatics when we were teenagers and we were even looked upon as being somewhat weird compared to other teens.
I have been in weight rooms since I was 9 years old and worked with some of the best trainers in the world, so I thought I had nothing else to learn. After getting the opportunity to work with Billy for one summer I couldn’t have been more wrong, he showed me new and different exercises that I will use for the rest of my life as well as help me get into the best shape of my life in one summer.
Let me tell you about Billy Beck’s program. IT WORKS. Quite simply, not over stated or understated: IT WORKS. I have been working out and training for nearly 20 years. That doesn’t mean I trained a year and took 6 months off, trained 6 months took a year off, that means I have been training and working out consistently for nearly 20 years. I have competed in amateur bodybuilding contests and power lifting contests.
Transforming my body and achieving my best shape ever was no easy challenge. Thanks to Billy Beck III’s excellent training and nutrition plan I went from a soft 12.8% body fat to my all-time best 4.5% body fat and in less than 90 days. Eating every threes hours helped speed my metabolism and following a training program that met my goals were key. Not only did I burn fat but I had more energy than ever.
Several months ago, I saw myself as a forty-something, pre-menopausal, overweight woman swimming in a gene pool with hypertension, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and osteoporosis floating in it. I realized I could wallow in it and eventually drown, or I could backstroke right out of there. I was disheartened over the years from periodically trying and miserably failing in my dieting and fitness endeavors. I had fleetingly considered liposuction, but realized that it was a quick-fix and would not be sustained due to poor eating habits and a sedentary lifestyle.
It started out as a birthday gift for my wife, Tina. I had received subtle (and some not so subtle) urgings from Tina that I should lose some weight since it would be good for me, I’d feel better, and she’d be happier about it. I was a 44 year old, middle-aged, somewhat overweight guy with bad eating habits, hypertension, and high cholesterol, with no real desire to get out of my rut.
During the past eight weeks, I have set and accomplished a goal I never thought possible. I am proud to say I dedicated myself to eating properly and working out consistently with the assistance of Billy Beck III. There were many temptations to go off track; however, I always kept my mind focused with the support of friends and family, as well as my trainer, to achieve this goal.
In only 16 weeks, I lost over 30 pounds of fat while adding muscle at the same time. I even placed second in a natural bodybuilding contest. My body fat went from 20% down to 6%. Seeing Billy Beck III four days a weeks for the last sixteen weeks proved to be the best investment that I have ever made. I have learned more in the last four months than I did in five years in working in a health club.
I have never felt better in my life. As a hairstylist and bartender, I sometimes find myself in a less than optimal position. My trainer, Billy Beck, is more than a trainer, he helped me find ways to live with the program and actually enjoy it. It just wasn’t yelling and counting – it was an educating, empowering and motivating experience. I feel as though I am a new person and that I can do anything! I am a better person now because of what I have learned.
On December 31st, I attended a New Year’s Eve Dinner cruise on the Gateway Clipper with my boyfriend, Anthony. As new years come and go, I had vowed that this one was going to be different. I was definitely going to lose this extra baggage that I had been carrying around for so long. All I wanted to do was to enjoy this dinner as if it was the Last Supper and then start my body transformation.
For many years, I was in good shape and able to maintain a decent size through exercise and a good diet. Then two years ago, I was diagnosed with Graves Disease, Hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid). I had every symptom in the book, from fatigue, restlessness, tremors, heart palpitations, to hot flashes, and the best, weight loss. Since my thyroid was overactive, I had an extremely high metabolism. I could eat almost anything all day long and know that the next day I would have probably lost a pound.
I went from 36’ waist pants to a 32’. My pants got big and my shirts got small around my arms! My entire body has transformed: my forearms are well defined, my biceps and triceps are larger and defined. For the first time in my life I can actually see a six pack. Chest and back are cut and built. My calves, legs and waist have just transformed. I move like a panther. I can train and move and challenge my body each day and I love it.
This is the new ME, the empowered ME, the healthy, stronger ME. I AM an athlete! I AM a Lion!
I gained a pound — of muscle! AND I went down a pant size, from a size 4 to a size 2. Challenge creates change!” Billy says. “You BET it!!!” I say. I am forever changed, and *somehow, despite all the pain, only for the better. Billy, you are LIGHT. And I am very, very grateful. THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!