More Than Just Weight Loss

Tony's Success Story

“January of 2010 I was introduced to Valeo Personal Training through the Hope College “Winning By Losing” program. Little did I know a long term relationship was in the works. I was way overweight, unhealthy and never did a regular workout . I wasn’t in any sports at all ever, unless you want to call bowling a sport.

I have to say I was very cautious at first and was not sure what to think, but after the first meeting with Mike all those thoughts disappeared. The care that Mike took in starting me where I was and learning right away what I was capable of helped teach me what I needed to do to get to a healthy lifestyle.

Fast forward to today, under the tutelage of Mike Luepke, my personal trainer, I am in the best shape of my life. Mike will say it is all me, but I disagree. If it wasn’t for Mike pushing my limits and keeping the workouts challenging and fun. It keeps me going forward wanting to continue and improve.

June 5 2010, I ran my very first 5k ever. That was an exciting day. Aug of 2010 Jessica Luepke, challenged my to try the Saugatuck Dunes Duathlon, A 5 mile trail run and 17 mile bike race. I kinda thought she was nuts, but it turned out they knew me better than I knew myself. I did the race in Sept. I finished the whole thing. I never in the world thought I could do anything like that.

April 2011 my 50th birthday, I ran 21 miles from Holland to Grand Haven, My wife met me with my bike and I biked 29 miles back home. 50 miles on my 50th birthday.

I have had the opportunity to talk to 6 health dynamics classes at Hope College about my lifestyle change. These doors would have never opened if not for the guidance of my personal trainer Mike Luepke and Valeo Personal Training.

Not only is Mike my trainer, he has also become a very good friend.”


Tony Before


Tony After