This Trainer Deliberately Gained 70lbs To Inspire His Client To Lose Weight

Adonis Hill is a personal trainer in New York City.

There are hundreds of trainers just like him in the area, but there’s something Adonis does for his clients that sets him apart from the rest.

Adonis Hill is a personal trainer in New York City.

To let his clients know that he’s right there with him Adonis gains weight, too.

To let his clients know that he's right there with him Adonis gains weight, too.

Adonis says he previously struggled with food addiction, and he wants his clients to know that he really can imagine himself in their shoes.

That way, it's like they're taking the journey together.

To put on the weight, he stopped exercising entirely.

He also increased his food consumption to about 6,000- 7,000 calories a day. Adonis and Alissa started their journey from the same fitness level.

To put on the weight, he stopped exercising entirely.

Alissa couldn’t believe that he would sacrifice his physique and health for her.

The entire process was documented on A&E’s “Fat to Fit,” and it was clearly an emotional time for both of them.

Alissa couldn't believe that he would sacrifice his physique and health for her.

Adonis  struggled with food addiction before getting fit, so putting the weight back on had to be mentally taxing.

Though Alissa shed the most tears, it was emotional for Adonis as well.

Alissa lost 58 pounds during the training program, and Adonis lost 54.

Together, they lost over 100 pound.

Nutrition is so important for weight loss — without a good diet, what you do at the gym doesn’t mean much.

They did it through exercises, but also stayed on top of their diets.

Usually, the trainer relationship is pretty one-sided. For these two, it was all about teamwork and reciprocity.

They motivated one another to keep going.

Here, you see Adonis go from a hard-bodied trainer, to gaining serious weight, to losing it again.

His transformation photos aren't typical.

Alissa has plans to keep going, even after her training sessions with Adonis are over. He has motivated her to maintain this lifestyle change forever.

And Alissa looks amazing as well.

“If I can change people and their perception about losing weight by going through it again, I’ll do it.” Clearly, his methods are more effective than he could have imagined.

And for Adonis, the decision to take this unconventional approach to weight loss was easy.

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