Weight Loss for the Special-Needs Client

by: Ryan Halvorson

Client Success Story

Mike Gorski’s well-rounded approach resulted in a successful client—and a friend.

client: Zach | personal trainer: Mike Gorski, RD, owner, MG FitLife | location: Madison, Wisconsin

A call for help. Several years ago, personal trainer and registered dietitian Mike Gorski faced a unique challenge. He was contacted by a woman named Colleen who hoped that he might help her brother, Zach, improve his health.

“Zach had reached 203 pounds (at 5'4") at the age of 43 and was borderline diabetic with thyroid issues,” recalls Gorski. “Zach also has Down syndrome.”

That last fact gave the trainer pause.

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Fitness Journal, Volume 13, Issue 6

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About the Author

Ryan Halvorson

Ryan Halvorson IDEA Author/Presenter

Ryan Halvorson is an award-winning writer and editor. He is a long-time author and presenter for IDEA Health & Fitness Association, fitness industry consultant and former director of group training for Bird Rock Fit. He is also a Master Trainer for TriggerPoint.