The decade leading up to LiveUP saw Kari recovering from a back injury he sustained from his days as a motorbike racer, all that while his diet and lifestyle took a backseat and slowly but surely the weight piled on.
To help him get his old self back, Kari turned to the fitness experts at Ultimate Performance.
Despite having only a kettlebell and a resistance band, Kari worked through Covid-19 lockdown and supercharged his fitness results at home by following the LiveUP Lockdown programme – thanks to which he lost a total of 13kg since the start of lockdown!
Even Kari himself can hardly believe the transformation.
“It’s like ‘Oh shit, it happened!’, it’s like you accomplished something but you don’t believe it.”
“Even when I was doing professional sports – I used to ski when I was young for 10-plus years, I rode a motorbike for 15 years – I never looked better. I look 20 times better now than when I was an athlete.”
Kari’s life before LiveUP was plagued by a plethora of illnesses: back pain, knee pain, irregular sleep pattern, panic attacks – you name it, and the stress that came with the coronavirus lockdown most definitely did not help.
Having seen the health benefits that online training can have, Kari decided to join LiveUP.
“I didn’t want any more problems with my back. I want to be lighter, healthier.”
Losing 55lbs (25kg) overall- 29lbs (13kg) of which was over lockdown – has definitely helped him achieve that and much more.
As far as stress is concerned, Kari has a surprisingly philosophical take on how to cope with it and he believes the answer lies in good health.
“The stress is not going anywhere, it’s all about how you deal with it.”
“If you do everything well and if you follow the programme, it will take care of the stress.”
“I used to be very nervous every time I picked up my phone, and seeing my work emails would just stress me out even more. Now I don’t get affected by it any more.”
Not only have Kari’s stress levels and sleep quality improved, but fatigue is also now a thing of the past.
“I used to go to sleep and wake up tired, but now I can fall asleep just like switching off a MacBook. I wake up and I don’t feel tired, I put on my clothes and I can get on with my day.
“I’m not stressed, I’m well-slept, and there’s no drag. It’s an amazing feeling.”
Kari never thought he would ever obtain this level of fitness success when he embarked on this journey.
“I was always making fun of those fitness videos of people dancing in front of a TV screen. I never did any of that; I always wanted to go to the gym, take the bag, lift heavy weights, go to the sauna later… all those things were very important to me. I never ever trained at home.”
“Suddenly I was put in a position where I didn’t have any choice. I was watching Elliott’s workout posts on Facebook and admiring people who could do it.”
Then Kari became one of the home fitness people he used to mock and, lo and behold, he was astounded by how quickly the transformation took place.
“How the shift happened so fast was really something new for me.”
“To achieve this sort of results you usually need a big crew of professionals and it’s very expensive, so the price you pay for your LiveUP membership is miniscule compared to the value you get from their services and from the team.”
This became more apparent as Kari entered lockdown due to the coronavirus and started training in his own home without the luxury of any fancy gym equipment.
“When the lockdown came I was like ‘Oh my god!’ I was basically training one-on-one with a personal training elite. I have the whole U.P. Fitness team behind me if ever Elliott can’t answer my question, which never happens!”
“It’s amazing what you get from the programme, and it gave me the confidence that I was doing the right thing.”
Now that Kari’s had a taste for a healthy life, he’s hooked!
“I didn’t believe it was possible. I hated the idea of training in front of a screen, but now I’m addicted! The programme did something I didn’t believe it could do to me: it accelerated my fat loss and I gained lots of muscle, my joints became more flexible and strong, and I never felt that I could get injured.”
“I always thought people who trained online were cheating. Actually now I know it’s possible; it’s possible to be in the perfect shape and it’s possible to accomplish a body transformation at home.”
Kari is a firm believer that anyone can achieve the body they want wherever they are as long as they put their mind to it and, most importantly, follow LiveUP’s guidance to the letter.
“I strongly believe, from my experience, it’s just a matter of preference: Whether you want to do it in a gym or you want to do it in your garden. That’s it.”
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