As seen on AZ 3TV: August, 2007: A Valley woman went from sitting on the couch to running triathlons. What motivated her to get off the couch and shed more than 80 pounds? "When I hit 30 it was all over," Wendy Seaman said. "It was done and I started going and going." Seaman, like most people, started packing on the pounds as she got older. She was exercising, but it was her food choices that got her in trouble. While knee surgery kept Seaman out of commission last summer, once she could walk again, her life would never be the same. "I walked on the treadmill," Seaman said. "I biked a lot, a lot of biking." Seaman started her new transformation with an online program called Iron 90, which includes using a heart rate monitor, plus a personalized 90-day meal and training plan. "We calibrate their heart rate," said Robert Vera, Co-founder of Ironbody Lifestyle Fitness. "We also do a complete fitness evaluation before they start." The plan is not only a program you can do online, but several live classes are added into the mix. "Everybody knows exactly what they're supposed to do," Vera said. "Everybody understands how many calories they're supposed to put in. Every workout is designed to move out a number of calories. So in the end we know exactly how much weight and body fat you're going to lose."
In just eight months, she lost 82 pounds and went from 33 percent body fat to 16. "We dialed it in so that she would lose 10 pounds of weight, total weight per month, and about 2 to 3 percent body fat," Vera said. Seaman couldn't be happier. Not only is she maintaining her weight, but she's also doing triathlons and helping others in her situation. She became a certified personal trainer. "It really needs to be a lifestyle change, which is really why I think it was successful for me," she said.