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Fitness Trainer Gains and Loses 75 Pounds: Access Utah Tuesday


We talk to Utah resident and personal trainer Drew Manning on Access Utah Tuesday for the hour. Manning has been a trainer for years, and has never been overweight; his idea of a treat was an extra glass of spinach shake. But he often failed to help his clients reach their goals. He decided he needed to better understand what it was like to be on the other side.  His audacious plan?  Gain 60 pounds in six months and then take the weight off in the following six months.  And that’s what he did; gaining 75 pounds and taking the weight off again all the while blogging to a growing community following his efforts. Drew Manning details how the experience affected him and his family, how he changed as a trainer and as a man, in his new book Fit2Fat2Fit: The Unexpected Lessons from Gaining and Losing 75 Pounds on Purpose.  



Tom Williams worked as a part-time UPR announcer for a few years and joined Utah Public Radio full-time in 1996. He is a proud graduate of Uintah High School in Vernal and Utah State University (B. A. in Liberal Arts and Master of Business Administration.) He grew up in a family that regularly discussed everything from opera to religion to politics. He is interested in just about everything and loves to engage people in conversation, so you could say he has found the perfect job as host “Access Utah.” He and his wife Becky, live in Logan.