Mark & Brian, whom you'll meet on the transformation highway.
BOY CULTURE REVIEW: ***1/2 OUT OF ****
I wasn't gay-fat, I was fat-fat. But I hid it well, except for when I didn't.
I had been 248 pounds at one point in my life, but I had been 192.5 pounds at one point, too. So while it had been many years since my peak, it had been several since my valley—and how green was my valley! I was just over 213 pounds, and all of the extra weight had crept back on in spite of doing weights with a trainer twice a week ("some of it's probably muscle!!!") and cardio once a week. For years.
I decided to sign up for Mark Fisher's Snatched in Six Weeks because, after a long bout with being marginally in shape, I wanted to get myself closer to the "but you look great!" status my friends had been untruthfully asserting I'd already attained.
The problem, I assumed, was that I am an indefatigable eater with a sweet tooth, and I lead a fairly sedentary life. I'd read that Snatched in Six Weeks was an intense, fat slob-proof way to lose weight and get toned, and I'd seen the transformation of actor Christopher Sieber (on social media) and my friend Josh (in person). How could I not wind up looking better at the end of it?
Shred: The Musical
It took me longer to get into a class than it might take to get into a pair of size "Twink" jeggings; Fisher only offers them at set times, then never makes room for latecomers. When he posts the new classes, they fill up immediately. No, I couldn't get any special treatment if I agreed to review it or pay more.
There's a winner in you...and there may be some abs buried under that spare tire.
So I waited.
And I finally got in.
And this is my take on the whole journey.