Just writing to follow up to our earlier conversation. I've just finished the 14 day miracle transformation, and have lost exactly 10 lbs. I was actually down 11, but the last 2 days with less water and more carbs actually bumped the scale up one lb! I still have 19 lbs to lose, and would like to continue on with your next program, Your Best Body Ever.
I'm attaching my before and after photos. If you feel that they'd be helpful in showing other clients, feel free. What type of deal do you think I could get on your manual and journal? (I'd like to order them asap, to keep my weight loss efforts moving forward quickly.)
Looking forward to hearing from you, and thanks again for everything!
Dr. Gloria Brown
At my age I often hear that it's too late. All of my friends at work told me that you can't make a big change in such a short time. They said that even if it could be done that I couldn't do it. I lost 25 pounds and have kept it off for over two years. I feel 20 years younger. Now they're asking me "How did you do it?" Thank you Tony.
I am an executive for a major corporation and travel across the country every week About three months ago I made a conscious decision that I wanted to get back in physical shape, as well as being able to feel better about myself. I was introduced to Tony three months ago. At a time I was introduced, I wasn't sure whether or not I would be totally motivated or committed to doing the workouts that would be necessary to feel better. Tony is an individual who is very motivating. Tony was very courteous in terms of how he worked with me. He built me of slowly to the point of which that every session we had together I physically got better and better and better. To the point that after the three months of working out I have now more energy than ever before, mentally I am sharper than before, the stress level that I had before has dramatically gone down and every day I actually look forward to physically working out. I now have my own regimen that I follow and independently do. I have to thank Tony for all that he's done for me over the past three months.
Lisa Ann Williamson
Lisa Ann is a writer for the Staten Island Advance. She lost 8 inches over her body, lost over 20 pounds of fat and took 2 inches off her waist. Her transformation was chronicled in a 3 part news story.
When doing the system I felt emotionally stronger. I felt more in control of my life. I was never tired and had lot of energy. I felt like I could conquer the world. I almost felt like I was high. Of course I also looked better as well. Having made a commitment, the results extended into my personal life and career.
Rosemarie Ruggero, "Baby Boomer", Social Worker
After completing the program I felt the best I have been in a very long time. It was all worth it. I was finally able to take control of what and how I ate. This was something I was never able to achieve before. I would recommend this program to anyone looking to lose weight quickly.
Kimiko Brown, 29 year old, Banker
Tony has made such a huge difference in the way that I feel, the way that I look as well as my outlook in life. His programs are simple, they're doable and they have helped me to make changes I would not have been able to make on my own. I highly recommend anybody that is even thinking about making a change to your physical well-being and your mental well-being to consider Tony's programs. I am grateful to know him and to continue to use these programs as I change my lifestyle. Thank you Tony.
Neil Barris, Accountant
I am pleased to have the opportunity of providing Mr. Tony Avilez with an endorsement as a first-class fitness professional. I have had the privilege of working with Tony as a one-on-one client over the past two years. In ripe middle age, I am a physical testament to the validity of his insightful expertise and personalized training recommendations. His ability to inspire self-confidence while administering the stern discipline required for success in one's health goals is a gift. Tony listens to his client's aspirations and provides well-researched mentorship to achieve them. He communicates effectively with a no nonsense, get-busy commitment that makes the client trust his insightful expertise and mentorship. There are no easy solutions to feeling great - about our bodies, about ourselves. However, my experience has proven that having Tony Avilez there as a knowledgeable partner for those willing to do the work will guarantee results.
I followed Tony's plan and saw dramatic results in 14 days. The beauty of the plan is that he lays it all out for you. It is a specific regimen that when followed closely provides dramatic results. When you need to look good by a certain date, this is the way to do it. I, myself, am a former attorney turned actor/producer and needed to get "ripped" for a scene I was shooting in a movie and believe you me, when the time came, I had no problem taking my shirt off thanks to Tony's system. Carlos Alberto - Actor
Four years ago I was 50 and dying. Having been diagnosed with full blown menopause, I was struggling with mood swings, weight gain, depression, near fatal hot flashes and night sweats.
For so long, I had looked forward to the cessation of my menses. Now, I wanted it back. I was miserable and so was my husband. After months of him trying to sleep with a crazy woman and an open bedroom window in the middle of winter, he suggested that I head to the gym and start working with a trainer.
I called Tony Avilez and soon thereafter began training with him at first once a week and then twice a week. It was intense. Behind his back I called him names like the Prince of Pain and the Marquez de Saad. Cruel and wicked are terms I also used to describe him. We worked hard. Actually, I worked hard and he encouraged me, supported me, challenged me and took me way beyond my comfort zone. But with his open and friendly manner, every workout was an enjoyable one. Most importantly, I saw results. I developed calves for the first time in my life!
I'd like to tell you that the hot flashes went away and menopause was no longer a problem because of my work with Tony. But that's only partially true. I eventually went on HRT (hormone replacement therapy) but I did so with confidence and satisfaction that I had done all that I could on my own (diet, exercise and lots of soy). As a result of all my efforts, I was able to turn the tide and win the war.
There are still battles and skirmishes to fight. Getting older is just like that but I know longer feel hopeless, depressed and victimized by my situation. Working with Tony Avilez helped me transition through a very difficult season of life.
Boot camp can make short work of
by Barton Horowitz / Island Business Upclose
Thursday July 23, 2009, 9:35 AM
Fitness professional Tony Books Avilez of Staten Island Boot Camp demonstrates the Total Body Accelerator, an exercise apparatus he designed, on the FDR Boardwalk in South Beach.
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- GRASMERE -- You don't have to be in the military to benefit from boot camp. Tony Books Avilez's Staten Island version promises to get you in shape within weeks. Better yet, you won't have to ship out when the training is completed -- unless you plan to show off your newly toned physique on the pool deck of a luxury cruise liner.
A seasoned fitness, weight-management and nutrition consultant, Tony has been helping Islanders fine-tune their bodies for over 13 years. And whether you choose to participate in Tony's Staten Island Boot Camp at his Body House Gym, 1192 Hylan Blvd., Grasmere, or in the open air along the FDR Boardwalk in South Beach, you should quickly expect significant changes in the way you look and feel.
The reason is simple: Tony is an expert who truly cares about his clients.
"I gave up a very promising future in finance to pursue fitness as a career. Many of my friends and family thought I was crazy, but I knew I was doing the right thing," said Tony, who is designated by the National Strength and Conditioning Association as a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS).
Tony's six-week fitness camp members attend three 50-minute sessions a week. Parts of the program incorporate Tony's self-designed product: The Total Body Accelerator.
"It's a very simple and portable piece of equipment that allows you to work out, using your own body weight, no matter what your fitness level may be," he said.
An avid sports enthusiast and athlete, Tony was inducted into the Staten Island Hall of Fame in 2005 as a member of the St. Peter's Boys' High School City Championship basketball team of 1983.
"I cut my teeth as a fitness coach working at the St. Peter's summer basketball camps in the 80s," said the 42-year-old Concord resident.
Tony's years of training experience and diligence have brought him recognition far beyond the Island. In 2004, he was recognized by Personal Fitness Professional magazine as one of the top-100 trainers in the nation. In addition, he's written seven books and produced a variety of fitness and nutrition videos.
"My goal is to become the fitness czar of Staten Island," Tony said. "My only focus is to make an impact right here where I live. Staten Island as a community is in need of its own health, fitness and weight-loss resources. So the future plan is to reach out, touch and help as many Staten Islanders as possible."
Barton Horowitz is the Advance senior business writer/columnist. He may be reached by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
80 Years Young
Sally Ann Whalen
As women get older our bones get brittle. Training with Tony has improved my skeletal system as well as my cardiovascular system. I have even more energy now. I have had a few injuries. Tony has helped me to train and overcome these conditions. Even though I have a busy work schedule I always make sure that I take time to train because it keeps me going. It makes me feel great.
Tony's program and one on one training has supported my personal growth and self satisfaction. Through Tony's training and coaching I have expanded my personal possibilities while truly getting into the shape that I have always dreamed of. Thanks Tony.
I was surprised to see that the impact was so obvious, so quickly. I have never received so many compliments before. My increased confidence translated into improvements in every aspect of my life.
Gerry Lamadieu - 36 year old, Banker
The most amazing thing I experienced about this program was that when I bumped into my ex-boyfriend he told me how great I looked. The next day he called me three times.
Anna Jordan, 43 year old, Nurse
It has really become fun. I look forward to more workouts because I see the results. I am enjoying the transformation.
Lisa Stephens, 40 year old, Banker
After all these years of thinking that I was training hard and eating right I have never had more ab development until after this program. Now, I finally realize all of the dimensions that it takes to really put it all together.
Anthony Gary - 33 Year old, Salesman
I never believe anything, but it's true. I saw it with my own eyes. I also feel the difference. My waist is smaller. I feel lighter and my clothes fit better. I feel like I am the best I have ever been in such a short period of time.
Cynthia Lopez, 34 years old, Nurse
I lost 8 pounds in the first week! It's a great program. Everyone should do it at least once.
Valerie Johnson, Banker
I really liked the program and it DID work for the 14 days. (Of course vacation never seems to help with the discipline.) But it got me feeling better and definitely more aware of the things I can go without. Now I've got to get back on a more long-term program and am thinking of doing your 14-week program again. What do you think?
Practical & Amazing Results February 21, 2003
Reviewer: A reader from New York, NY, USA
Unlike a lot of others books what I appreciated most, is that the book outlines not just what to do in the 14 day program but it also tells you why. So many books on fitness just tell you what you should do, but fails in making you understand why. I'd admit the program was challenging, but I found that I was able to achieve a lot more than I gave myself credit for. I encourage anyone who reads this to not focus on what you have to give up(hey its only two weeks guys)but what you are getting in return. I honestly felt the best I had in my life. After the firt 3 days I lost some water weight, I had co-workers commenting to me on how I looked like I was losing weight. If you can, check out his website, I did there are a lot of other great products when you are ready to make life changes permanently. Great read! I recommend it to anyone.
I was skeptical until it worked for me February 25, 2003 Reviewer: A reader from Brooklyn, NY United States
I went to one of Tony's workshops. I sat there and listened to him and thought to myself that it sounded good, but that it wouldn't work for for me. I bought the book but I didn't read it for about 2 months. Finally I made up my mind to do the program and I lost 15 pounds. My waist shrunk from 36 to 32. I was skeptical until it worked for me. I think that anyone who is healthy and wants to start losing weight fast should try this program.
Amazing February 27, 2003
Reviewer: A reader from New York
I followed the plan to the letter of the law, and as the author promised, I had a total transformation! Not only did I lose 9 lbs. in two weeks but my whole body changed. Diet is only part of the program. Doing the exercise really tones the body at the same time. While the first two days were hard, after that I felt like I was on top of the world cause I knew that I was really taking care of myself. This feeling of strength permeated both my professional and private life and I looked great too.
This Really is a Miracle!
March 5, 2003 Reviewer Peter J. Loughlin from Naples, Florida, United States
This is a no nonsense book that took me step-by-step to a transformation in not only my weight (I lost 18 lbs. in 2 weeks), but in the way I looked at food, diet and exercise. Ive tried nearly everything over the years, but nothing worked--This Book Delivers!
Absolutely the best!
Peter is the author of the book "The Law School Bible"
for more information visit: www.LawSchoolBible.com
Great training motivator
March 18, 2003
Reviewer: Melissa from Virginia
At first I was skeptical of what this diet/training program could do in just 14 days, however, I stuck to most of the program and really felt a difference. I found ways to compensate and made it through the entire program. The cardio training is also tough, but like Tony advises, if it was easy it wouldn't work. It does work and I've learned that while it takes some discipline, the results and healthy feelings are worth it.
Mercedes Delzie , Nurse: "Tony is my coach forever. He has helped me improve my body, my mind and my life."
Joanne Clemente , School Teacher: "This is the first time I have ever stuck with a program like this. Tony is even better than I was told he would be"
Hattie Moore , Nurse: "Tony is the best!!!"
Ava St. Louis , Nurse: "I haven't ever felt better than when I started working with Tony"
Veronica Peart , Entreprenuer: "Tony really made me work to get the results I wanted. He really knows what he is doing."
Yvonne Bacchus , Administrative Manager: "I feel better. I really feel it. I am taking control of every aspect of my program. Tony's plan makes sense and is doable. I love it."
Christopher Smith , Owner of Northshore Fitness: "Tony is powerful exciting, innovative, enlightening...history in the making...I just hope individuals and corporations are prepared for what he has to offer"
Tony with his good friend,
"Books is a man who is changing America with his uplifting quotes of the day and his powerful new motivational products. And he is a man who walks his talk! Truly an inspiration!" - Willie Jolley
I know what you may be going through. I have made the journey myself. I know what it is like to be frustrated and wondering what to do to make changes. I am living proof that my methods work. I am just an ordinary person like you. I have simply found some great information that works. I have also applied it. YOU CAN TOO!
Here are some letters
Tony Books Avilez with 6 time Mr. Olympia, Ronnie Coleman.
Tony Books Avilez with Fitness Great, Phil Kaplan.
"Tony demonstrates a great passion for the fitness industry and seems to have the knowledge and ability to help people acheive their goals" - Phil Kaplan
I lost 14 pounds! I just didn't do a before photo (too traumatizing). I still have a long way to go before I get in shape, but I am committed - thank you for everything! I will keep you updated on my progress!
I have lost almost 5 pounds in the last 2 weeks, but find it almost impossible to go to the gym/exercise EVERYDAY for an hour. I am doing what I can, and still optomistic about losing another 6-7 pounds (of fat) and toning up. Thanks for following up. Look forward to whatever follow-up materials you have.
Linda C. Santos
It has been a long time since I went into Manhattan to learn about protiens and how to lose 20 lbs in 2 weeks :) I have been using weights and working out since and I have taken off 20 lbs as well . I am stil having a hard time with my mid section , I have a midriff bulge and a fat back, I am top heavy anyway and it makes me look like a lollipop . What can I do . I have your books but still witll all I do I can't seem to lose that .
Hi Tony I know you probably don't remember me, but I took your Learning Annex course about two years ago and have successfully kept off 25 pounds thanks to you! Recently I have switched to a vegan diet and I was wondering if you have a vegan/vegetarian approach to your diet that I could follow? I want to lose a few more pounds before bikini season arrives. Thanks so much for all your help and guidance. I enjoy your email updates as well. You're the best!
My Brother, My Brother! that class was awesome. Two weeks past when I last saw you and I started it on that Monday as promised. The first three four days was hell but I had stuck it out. I feel so refreshed and so renewed. You damn sure know what you are talking about and proud to say I lost 17 pounds. (yeah Baby!) But, this monday coming will be four weeks on it and I got addicted to the process and it might not be healthy for me to lose weight that fast. But, the newfound lifestyle I'm addicted to and the no sugar no salt has no effect on me whatsoever. You can still eat great without all the bad stuff in your system. And the funny thing is I love water like crazy now. (LOL) To think I was the biggest hater of water and now I can't go without it in my life. Sorry brother I didn't take a before picture because the appearance with the shirt off is truly gruesome. I will give you a call A.S.A.P
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