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My Transformation

My Transformation

Jul 6, 2011


In January 2009, I had brain surgery (Post Fossa Craniectomy) to relieve pressure and reduce impact of symptoms. (Read more about this uncurable condition here).

zipper scar

Long story short, I was a physical wreck. Weak, overweight, out of shape and depressed I needed to prepare to get fit for duty. After years of coaching and training some of Indiana’s top youth basketball players, and an intense interest in personal training, I began looking to devise my own plan to get back in shape. After hours on the internet doing reseach, I found P90X. Within minutes I knew it was literally the perfect functional workout for anyone and I ordered.

When we first started, I remember telling Michele that all I wanted was to lose about 20 lbs. I thought that coming from a family of large, “barrel chested men” that I was destined to just be big and even said, “I could never have abs that show” because of my build.Well, I lost 15 lbs in the first round and couldn’t believe how good I felt after the first 90 days! This was even NOT doing Plyometrics through the first 90 days and even only being able to do 20 minutes of Yoga the very first Yoga X day.

We took some time off during the summer before starting again. This time I was determined to put the Plyometrics DVD in, even though I couldn’t do it all the way through. I lost another 10 lbs the second 90 days. I hadn’t felt this good in years!

Bradley's before and after pictures

That’s when I made up my mind to sign as a Beachbody Coach.

Round 3. This is when things really began to change for me. The first two rounds were amazing and brought me out of my darkness from surgery. This round is the round that I found myself doing the workouts all the way through. I felt strong when I walked. I had amazing stamina. I was becoming a different person. I was moving beyond my own expectations. I dropped another 10 lbs but now was beginning to see an amazing transformation in my body.


In March of 2010 I was ready to step up my game. I decided I wanted Shaun T’s Insanity. It was a huge step for me. I am not built for high intensity training. I’m a lifter, not a runner or jumper. But I was ready to take myself out of my comfort zone. It was AMAZING! I finished, got my “I earned it” t-shirt and lost another 5 lbs and…..I found some abs I had never seen before in my life!!

Since I’ve also done Turbo Fire, another round of Insanity, began running, hiking, swimming, biking, etc. I’ve even done another round of P90X where I did my very first unassisted pull-ups in my life! All total, I’ve lost over 45 lbs. I just celebrated my 40th birthday!

Remember, I started this wanting to lose 20 lbs. 45 lbs later, I’m going for ripped, at 40 years old. It’s all because I bought in to BeachBody. It’s changed my life. I can show you how to let it change yours. It’s been an amazing ride so far, and I’m just getting started!



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Bradley Hall

Life Juicer! at BAM Inc.
Bradley Hall is a husband of 21 years, devoted father, firefighter, Chiari survivor, personal trainer, speaker, writer, health & fitness aficionado, business consultant and an Independent Diamond Beachbody Coach in Indianapolis, IN. He’s dedicated to helping others find direction and purpose so they may live healthy and fulfilling lives.

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