Customer Testimonials

 

Jonathan Powers

From Hopeless to Healthy
Before - 245lbs
After - 185lbs
  • Give us a brief backstory on yourself.

I got into fitness during high school for athletics; I was never the biggest or fastest so I decided I would work harder than the rest. I had dreams of a baseball career and I put in the effort and made the sacrifices required to get there. Unfortunately I developed chronic tendonitis in my throwing shoulder my senior year of high school, ending that career shortly thereafter.

I maintained a lifestyle of fitness at U of A while pursuing Civil Engineering. Three semesters before graduation I found myself with another injury to my right shoulder. I had been on pain medicine throughout my sr year of HS trying to stay on the field. However, this time they prescribed me much more powerful pain medicine. I quickly developed a dependency that blossomed into addiction. My life became unmanageable, fitness fell by the wayside and I dropped out of school my last semester.

For the first time in my life I was unable to set my mind to something, physically, mentally, or academically, and not be able to achieve it. The cycle of relapse beat me down until I defined myself by my failures. It stripped me of my confidence and my core beliefs. I gave up the fight for sobriety for medicinal maintenance program allowing some semblance of a normal life. I struggled through life for 3 years before deciding to go get help getting free from my addiction. 

  • What was your Motivation to change?

The main motivation was seeing the pain I was causing my family. Next was the fact that I knew I was capable of so much more. Health was also a huge factor as I had ballooned from 185 to 245 over three years of “medicinal maintenance therapy” for opiate addiction. 

  • What were your goals and why?

My main goal was to get free from my addiction to pain medicine. My second goal was to get back in shape. My overall goal was to dive into life with initiative, effort, consistency, and discipline in order to live up to my potential.

The reason for these goals was that I had become disgusted with what I’d become. I hated the life I was living and the pain I was causing. 

  • On what date did you begin working towards your goal?

May of 2014 I began working on my fitness goals. I had been learning how to live without the medication for a while and was sick of the lack of energy. I randomly walked into Absolute Nutrition and met one of their managers. I told him everything and he talked at length with me giving me advice and direction.

It was the beginning of a relationship with Absolute Nutrition that played a huge role in not only my fitness goals, but my life and my recovery. They truly care, and have the knowledge to help you reach your goals no matter how far down you are.

  • What kept you going on hard days?

Never forgetting what the bottom felt like and a desire to live up to my potential. I developed a mindset that I would not be stopped and pushed through doing many things I didn’t want to do or ‘feel like’ doing.

I began to fuel myself with my failures rather than defining myself with them. 

  • How did Absolute Nutrition’s products and staff help you accomplish your goal?

From the first day I have felt and received genuine support from the staff, no matter who is working or what location. They have unmatched knowledge of nutrition, quality products, and genuinely care about you and your success more than they care about profit.

It got to the point where I visited Absolute Nutrition nearly every day, most often for products or smoothies, but sometimes just to talk. it was about the relationship. They have become a legitimate support system in my journey and I can honestly say I wouldn’t be where I am today without them.

  • On a scale of 1 to 10, how would you rate your experience with Absolute?

10+ They have gone out of their way to assist me in every way possible in achieving my goals and reaching my potential in fitness, but also in life.

  • Anything else you would like to add about your experience or journey?

The unmatched knowledge of nutrition and quality of product is enough reason in itself to do business with Absolute Nutrition. The genuine passion and care for their customers is above and beyond anything I’ve experienced from a business.

*Disclaimer: Results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person.