A man who was warned that he may not live to see his 30th birthday after ballooning to 25st told how trampolining helped to transform his life. Jordan
A man who was warned that he may not live to see his 30th birthday after ballooning to 25st told how trampolining helped to transform his life.
Jordan Martinez, 23, from Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, said some people don’t recognise him and those who knew him in the past are in ‘utter shock’, since he shed an impressive 13st by joining a weight loss group and taking up the activity.
Jordan, who worked in a call centre before becoming a personal trainer, weighed 25st at his heaviest and wore size 5XL.
Jordan was inspired to overhaul his lifestyle when doctors warned that his eating habits could shorten his life span.
Before: Jordan was mocked for his weight throughout his childhood and weighed 16st by 15. At his heaviest, he tipped the scales at 25st, pictured, and was told he might die young
After: Jordan Martinez, 23, from Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, now weighs 12st, pictured, and works as a personal trainer
Keeping active: Jordan (pictured now) has shed 13 stones since learning how to eat a healthy balance with the help of Slimming World and now uses trampolining to maintain his weight
He said: ‘Being overweight at a young age was devastating for me.
‘By the time I was 15, I weighed 16 stone. I found it incredibly difficult trying to control my eating and being cruelly mocked in school exacerbated the issue.
‘Aged 20, my doctor told me I weighed 25 stone and that I wouldn’t live to see my 30th birthday. I knew I needed to change my life.’
At his heaviest, Jordan survived on an unhealthy diet of family sized pizzas, sugary cereal and Chinese takeaways at midnight.
He decided to overhaul his lifestyle after joining Slimming World – and taking up trampolining as a way of staying fit.
He said: ‘The trend in trampolining has soared over the past few years and I’ve found it certainly one of the best and most enjoyable ways to get fit.
‘Clients are astonished at the versatility of trampolining, as it burns calories but also builds stamina.
‘A top tip that I really push during our trampoline exercise classes is to jump higher because it makes the workout more intense – it really does bring great results!’
Overweight: At his heaviest, Jordan, pictured before, survived on an unhealthy diet of family sized pizzas, sugary cereal and Chinese takeaways at midnight
Jordan’s diet before
Breakfast: half a box of sugary cereal
Lunch: McDonald’s (large Big Mac meal no lettuce with extra portion of large fries, extra cheeseburger and strawberry milkshake) or KFC (large boneless banquet with extra portion of fries, milky bar Krushem and three bbq chicken wraps no lettuce)
Dinner: 15” donner meat pizza with large curly fries and two tubs of Ben and Jerry’s cookie dough ice cream
Late night: Chinese takeaway (two spring rolls, large plain chow mein noodles, egg fried rice, crispy shredded beef and a bag of prawn crackers)
Snacks: multi packs of crisps, more to share bags of peanut M&Ms, boxes of Cornettos
Jordan’s diet after
Meal 1: 100g shreddies & 350ml skimmed milk
Meal 2: 200g oats soaked in 400ml skimmed milk overnight in fridge
Meal 3: Tesco healthy living cod mornay, mashed potato & peas
Meal 4: Chicken breast
Meal 5: 200g spaghetti (dry weight), 250g 5% fat mince, one container Dolmio sauce and 100g mozzarella cheese
Snacks: 0% fat yogurt, Halo Top ice cream, peanut M&Ms, Toblerone (not all on the same day like snacks before losing weight!)
Jordan has since dropped to 12st and slips into a size medium – but wants to do even more to overhaul his health.
‘Now I’m building muscle, the goal is to increase my weight and minimise body fat so I can make ire I’m gaining “good” weight,’ he said. ‘I’d like to hit 13 stone with a body fat percentage of 8-10 per cent.
‘My confidence has sky-rocketed and my relentless hard work has achieved life changing results which I want to use to help encourage other people to do the same – and what better time than jumping into the New Year with a fun and fresh start in January.
Health worries: Jordan, who worked in a call centre before becoming a personal trainer, weighed 25st at his heaviest and wore size 5XL
New lease of life: Jordan (pictured now) revealed the results of his hard work has caused his confidence to sky-rocket and many people who knew him before no longer recognise him
Speaking about the increase in people using trampolining to keep fit Stephi Grayson, operations manager at i-Jump added: ‘We’ve seen a big rise in the popularity of our classes in the past year and Jordan is a real inspiration to everyone who meets him.
‘We have been putting customers first and extending our offering by running numerous classes to cover all ages and abilities.
‘Trampolining has been life-changing for Jordan and we’re excited to see more people jump into 2019 under his fitness guidance.’