"After seeing the amazing results a friend of mine had while working with Tony, I had to sign up. His workouts helped get my metabolism revved up and got me in great shape. I spent 3 months getting in shape before getting pregnant, I lost 14 pounds and firmly believe that because of it I was able to stay strong and healthy and not gain too much with the pregnancy. I bounced back very quickly and owe it to Tony for having a fantastic diet and workout plan and most of all for caring."
Dancing With The Stars, ABC-TV
I stepped on the scale on Dec 19th and almost cried I was up to 135lbs. I guess it's true what they say about a sit down job. I had been promoted a year ago and went from a very active job to a desk job. Along with that came the donuts and bagels and all the other junk I knew better than to eat. I didn't think it would affect me because I worked out and ate healthy. Boy was I wrong. I was sick of looking in the mirror at myself and new I needed a change. I also wanted to prove to the rest of the office that you don't have to be fat and sit at a desk.
I don't know how I came across blogging but I did and it changed my life forever. I am an avid reader of Stacey Widger's blog and although she had lost weight on her own and was looking really good Tony took her to an even better level! I though what the heck I'll give him a try. The best decision I've ever made in my life! Besides marrying my husband of course.
I lost 11 lbs in the first month alone. My self esteem grew and my husband could tell a dramatic change in me. My body felt better on the inside and out. As the month's past the weight kept dropping. In March I went and watched a figure competition and immediately called Tony and told him I want to do this. I knew that would be a big commitment but what do I have to lose? Tony believed in me and was with me 100%. He always says call if you need anything I'm here for you. I don't know how he does it or has the time but he is always there for me.
I lost a total of 25 lbs and went from an 11/12 jrs. to a 3/4 jrs. I was so excited when I my 9/10 weren't fitting that I bought some 7's then those didn't fit so I bought 5's and now those are loose. I'm not complaining though it's actually fun to shop again.
On Sept 22nd I accomplished my goal in competing and not only did I do that but I took 2nd place in the Novice Short and Open Class. Not only did I make myself proud but my whole family was there too and there wasn't a dry eye in their row. I still can't believe that is me when I see those pictures. In just nine short months I went from crying on the scale to rocking 5 inch heels and a bikini up on a stage in front of many people. I could not have done this alone and cannot thank Tony and Dreambodies for being with me and believing in me every step of the way.
I can't wait to see what level Tony takes my body to. I'm not done stepping on that stage. I am however done partaking in donuts and bagels everyday here at work. It use to be hard but now it's just a way of life.
And First Place Goes to... Hollie!
I had been lurking on two blogs that belonged to Tony's clients. The results of the ladies were amazing, not only physically but their attitudes as well. At the time I was consistently weight training, eating somewhat clean, but needed that extra push, that "light at the end of the tunnel". I was very skeptical of an online trainer, but after following the blogs and giving lots of thought, I took a step of faith with Tony. Since then I have had no regrets, except for not starting sooner with Tony.
All my life I have been the "thick girl", admiring athletic looking females, but now I am the "buff girl"! For once, I am comfortable in my own skin, I love my strong body and its capabilities. All of this thanks to the information and support Tony has provided. His workouts are fun, challenging, and are never boring. It may sound funny, but when I'm super motivated and nothing can stop me, I claim to my friends that Tony has been messing with my head. Tony believes in me when no one else does. I know he is always there for me. Right now I'm training for my first figure competition and I can't imagine having anyone but Tony guide me through this life changing adventure. I look forward every day to waking up and looking in the mirror, because I know if I do exactly as Tony instructs, the mirror won't lie.
Tony, I'm beaming inside, so excited as to what the future holds for me and my body. Thank you for everything!
Hollie Harris, Cleburne,TX
"My story is the same, but with a life-altering ending."
Before: 195 lbs After: 157 lbs
Darlene Werry Lost 38 Pounds in 12 Weeks!!!
Here's the part you've heard before.
I have always been overweight. Like everyone else, I wanted a quick fix for something that I created over 38 years. I became the infamous yo-yo. I would regularly lose weight briefly and then gain it back.sometimes with a couple of bonus pounds to boot. I was miserable on the inside and out.
Here's where my life changed.
I found Tony. I was surfing a website (yes, of another weight loss plan) when I found Stacey. Stacey was one of Tony's clients. She was raving on this website about how she was no longer doing this weight loss plan because she found Tony. She had an amazing transformation and needless to say, an amazing body. She continued to write about how he had helped her reach her goals. I thought to myself. "Could this really work.an online trainer?" I had to check out Tony's website. I still wasn't convinced. I dwelled on it for about 2 weeks and then I finally e-mailed Tony. I said exactly this "I'm not convinced.convince me". We exchanged emails a couple of times with the obvious questions, and the assurance that there was no minimum contract (just in case it didn't work, of course). I can't say that I was "convinced", but like everything else, I decided to give it a try.
I had my telephone consultation with Tony and immediately I felt like I had made a great new friend. I remember him telling me "One day Darlene, you're going to put on your pants and they are going to fall off". Right. I just laughed at him and thought to myself "this guy is in for a rude awakening, because I have never seen that happen". Tony had motivated me like no other plan I have tried. I was going after my goals this time.but what was going to make this time different than all the others? To me, the big difference was accountability. Before, I had no one to answer to but myself. This time, I had not only myself, but Tony too! This was my thought process.. Tony is my instructor. I am a product of what he teaches me. It is up to me to be a positive example of his teachings. I needed to not only reach my goals so that I can motivate others, but to make Tony proud too.
I will not fail. I continued to say this to myself throughout my program. I started with Tony at a high weight of 195 lbs. I wore a size 16. In 12 weeks, I had gone down 6 sizes to a size 6. I weighed in at 157 lbs. I had lost 38 lbs.! And..my pants fell off of me..over.and over.and over. He was right.
I truly get choked up when I think about where I was and how Tony helped me reach this point in my life. A continued journey to that body that I have wanted so badly. I haven't reached my goal yet, but I am closer than I have ever been before. There is no looking back. Never in my life have I ever felt as good as I do now. With this transformation, I have the energy, the confidence, and the strength that I have been looking for over the past 38 years. Thank you Tony for giving me such a gift.
"Tony, I can't thank you enough for helping me get this far. I truly get choked up when I think about where I was and how you've helped me reach this point in my life...a continued journey to that body that I have wanted so badly. I know that if we were to ever meet in person...it would bring me to tears.
I have spent most of my life on a "diet". I can't recall a time that I wasn't. I've tried everything under the sun only to have small successes and then to gain everything back and then some. I've never truly reached my goal and obtained that body that I have always wanted.
You have helped me to achieve so much in such a small amount of time. This ventures beyond the weight loss, Tony. The first thing was the day I realized that my pants really were falling off of me. You said it was going to happen and I didn't believe you. Man, was I wrong.
I'm not wondering about what others are thinking when they look at me. I think that has come from all of the positive comments. It's a very powerful thing for me. I'm not even close to my goal and yet I already carry myself differently. I'm starting to get that confidence that I've lacked for pretty much .... oh, let's see... my entire life. From the bottom of my heart, thank you.
Darlene Werry, Denver Colorado
"The results have been immediate and phenomenal"
BEFORE: 300+ lbs After: 205 lbs
I came to DreamBodies because I was tired of trying different diet programs and exercise programs without success. Tony has successfully shown me the secret to success was inside myself, and not from other sources. he explained the program and how it works for your mind and your body to work together to achieve your goals. The results have been immediate, phenomenal, and surprisingly, not as difficult to follow as I ever expected; Eating 6 times /day, proper hydration and focusing on the fact that everything you do during the day is a workout has helped me to overcome my urges and opt for better eating choices. The result,in shortly over 4 weeks, has been a loss of 22 lbs.(about 80 more to go), an increase in energy, and a strong desire to continue as my clothing now fits again, and I have shrunk out of a brand new belt I bought the day before I started. I even went on a cruise, had a few cheat days to let loose, and came back with a net weight loss. I couldn't believe it! I feel great and can't wait to see what the next weeks will bring.
Kevin from Wantagh, NY
UPDATE: Kevin has Lost almost a hundred pounds and now set his sights on a new goal to lose about 10-15 pounds more as he tightens and refines his physique. Excellent work!
"I laughed, but that would be a dream come true"
Before: 157 lbs After: 113 lbs
Jackie Karnofsky Lost 40 pounds in 10 weeks!!!
Nothing is impossible.
I truly thought it was too late for me. At 55, 157lbs, through menopause, stressed out, uncontrollable blood pressure, under active thyroid, carpal tunnel syndrome, migraines, retaining water, winded, lack of energy, aches, pains, depressed, must I go on? A good friend of mine haunted me repeatedly to call Tony. She did & she looked great, but I felt that my case was different. I tried many diets and exercise, but all I did was yoyo. I got nowhere. Why should this work? Andrea was so insistent. So, I called Tony, a call that would change my life. I instantly liked Tony. He had these big muscles, looked so healthy & fit. He made me feel very comfortable. Tony asked me what my long-term goal was. All I wanted was to feel healthy once again. Losing weight would be an extra bonus123 lbs would be nice. Tony was so confident his plan of diet, exercise & mental strategy would melt the pounds off me. I laughed but that would be a dream come true. All Tony asked from me was commitment & we got started. Every exercise Tony planned out was fun & challenging. I never felt over-worked or really sore. I felt good. His diet was good too. I never felt hungry. 2 ½ months later & 40 lbs lighter, free from migraines, carpal tunnel syndrome, aches, pains, my blood pressure is normal w/o meds.
I have tons of energy. Must I go on! Yes! I love too! I truly feel healthy once again. Tony taught me how to eat healthy most of the time and allow myself to have foods and goodies I used to eat too. He taught me how to exercise, keeping my metabolism rate high, so whatever I eat I burn giving me constant energy. Also the cardio exercise is great for my heart and circulation.
Now 4 months later, I'm able to maintain my weight with exercise and good eating habits. I'm 113 pounds looking and feeling wonderful in a size 2. Feeling healthy, physically and mentally is a dream come true. It's not impossible for anyone. You can do it too! All you need is commitment, and of course, Tony.
Jackie Karnofsky, Farmingdale NY
"My results have and are blowing me away"
BEFORE: 166 Lbs 22.6 % BF AFTER: 154 10.3 % BF
Ranjiv Lost 20 pounds of Body Fat and Gained 8+Lbs of Muscle in less than 14 Weeks!!!
I started off really excited and the whole time I knew after seeing the pictures on the website that this guy can get it done.. I've had success in the past with other programs.. I've done them all.. and I've used trainers and joined gym programs.. but the UNIQUE approach to shredding bodyfat through dedication, science and words of encouragements with daily emails and consistent monthly calls provided me with the ability to SEE my fat dissolve. In the past I've obsessively got on the scale EVERY day.. and this time Tony helped me see that it wasn't about weight, it wasn't about fat % it was and is about lifestyle changes. I started to see results again, but this time it came at 6 weeks, and 7 was great.. then we went into what we called a deep fat burning routine with weights and cardio.
I started my program at 22.6% bodyfat (but embarassingly said 22%) and I weighed in at 166 but thought I had on a "heavy" pair of shorts and shirt so embarassingly said 164.. that is what we all do isn't it? We lie to ourselves thinking that it is just a pound here and a pound there..then one day we wake up and our 155lb frame has an extra 10-11lbs of fat on it and we try to make ourselves feel better that it is just muscle but then our pants are tight and they were an inch in the waist too big to begin with.. as the years go by.. we just let ourselves think and feel that it isn't a big deal.
April 30, 2006 I got the call after seeing the inspirational pictures on Dreambodies.net and asking for information.. Tony promptly after the prep call where he clearly HONESTLY told me to get mentally prepared for a 6 to 9 month journey with results coming at the end of 1 YEAR.. .at first I was bummed but then, through the conversation it became clear that I'm going to have incredible health benefits... and so it started.
I vowed not to get on the scale and every morning I woke up and said.. this week I WILL LOSE 1pound of fat.. and day by day the lifestyle changes took effect, I found my foods that worked, logging the information and graphing my progress showed me results.. at the end of the 3rd day I was really feeling amazing, the tricks he provided me with controlling insulin spikes and using very safe and effective supplements was already showing up in my energy levels.. at the end of week 2 I was now full bore with the diet, I became very efficient in making my foods and every day and every night.. I knew and was reminding myself mentally.. as he said, the first 6 to 9 weeks are going to be tough but with consistency and hard work.. I will get there.. the results were AMAZING.. through week 9 I've been implementing and checking myself mentally.. my bodyfat is now down to 11% from eh hem.. 23% in ... 9 weeks that is 17lbs of fat.. GONE.. fat gone.. but my weight.. 157.5 so I actually built up 8+lbs of muscle... every day I wake up and see my body.. the one I'M GOING to have and it is unfolding and being created/developed right in front of me.. look at my before pictures and my after pictures.. I'm passionate about my transformation.. not so much because it "happened" but because of the freedom and life it created for me... Visualization and SEEING your body.. is exactly what will get you there with your dedication and promotion.
If you're looking for a serious, hands off/ but hands on trainer that will give you all the tools, provide you with the best information, and the most incredible support then let you do what needs to be done.. this is the place for you.. if you need more and want someone that will hold you accountable.. this is the place for you.... my results were phenominal.. and I did it by spending an average of 1 hour in the gym 5 to 6 days a week.. sound like a lot. start timing yourself in the mornings.. see how long it takes you to get out of the house or wind down from the day.. be realistic with yourself, your dreams and your goals.. it took you how many years to be in the body you created thus far.. give your body time to re-create itself.. and use Dreambodies.net with Tony D to help you get motivated and focused to SEE your fat loss and body get shredded!
"Tony, EVERYONE that is seeing my transformation around me is INSPIRED.. YOU helped me be the MAN I am becoming..my results have and are blowing me away..Man you are just plain AWESOME.. no one has ever kept me motivated other than myself like this.. and I can turn to you. .this is just such an amazing experience. Your training and interactions have been the most incredibly inspiring things in my life for I don't know how long.. it is bringing out something in me that I've not known or seen in many years.. it is also re-developing for me a sense of who I am as a man. Thanks again from your biggest promoter and fan.. and follower in Seattle!"
Ranjiv has set new goals and has even bigger dreams. Stay Tuned for the Update...
"It helped me to find the woman that I almost forgot about "
BEFORE :179 lbs After: 143 lbs
" I could say that training with Tony has changed my life, but instead it helped me to find the woman that I almost forgot about and gave up on. I don't think I completely admitted to myself how much my weight had affected the person I was, by changing how I felt and how I acted. This is where I believe the success of Dreambodies lies, that tony has developed. The inner power that Tony has helped me to rediscover directs diet, how consistently I train and most importantly, the drive to continue. It's everything combined that makes it really an incredible journey. Who would have thought that lifting a dumbell would have so many wonderful discoveries. Losing 15 pounds was only the beginning of what I had to gain.
I don't have a drop in the middle of the afternoon anymore. I don't sit with my arms strategically placed to cover my body. I don't feel the disappointment in myself and the little bit of shame. And I've gained this kind of energy and excitement that carries me through my days. I walk around with this little smile on my face that makes people wander what I'm up to. Probably the most unexpected and best thing that happened was with my 14 year old son. He now works out with Tony 3x a week as well. There is no better investment than in my child and in myself that will give a lifetime of returns.
Tony is a passionate person who has turned his passion into developing a unique system through Dreambodies. He is not the kind of trainer who stands idlly by and monotonously shouts out empty words of encouragement. He is completely engaged in every workout. Your success is his success because it comes from his heart. What Tony has to offer is truly a gift."
Andrea Sievert --Woodbury, NY
"Tony has changed my life in so many ways..."
BEFORE: 130 lbs AFTER: 120lbs in 4 weeks!!!
"At the beginning of the summer, I felt very tired and unhealthy; I just finished my junior year of high school and had taken my SATs. I was not watching what I was eating and very inactive because I was always so busy studying. When the school year finally finished, I needed to get into shape and start eating right. My best friend and her mother told me about their personal trainer Tony and said I should give him a try.
I met Tony one month ago. From the first time he walked into my house until our recent workout, Tony made me feel good about myself, encouraged me, and gave me the ability to accomplish all of my goals. In just one month on Tony's diet and with only seeing him once a week, I lost 10 pounds! With
each workout Tony boosted my self-esteem, made me feel proud, and very strong about myself. I love my workouts with Tony because he makes them so much fun and the time goes by too fast. After one short month I wanted to change from seeing Tony once a week to twice a week. Tony is always a phone call away at any time no matter how busy he is! He is always there to put a HUGE smile on your face, brighten your day, and make you feel good about yourself.
Not only are Tony's workouts wonderful but also his diet! You never feel hungry on Tony's Diet. Tony and I set goals that I know I can accomplish. Tony ALWAYS tells me "You can become anything you want and don't let anyone tell you differently." With his words of encouragement, and with him always there to remind you that "You can do it!", your goals are soon accomplished. When you step on the scale each week it is always pounds less than last week and Tony is always standing right there with open arms to show you how proud he is of you.
It is hard to believe that only a month ago I felt so tired, unhealthy, and had so little energy. Tony has changed my life in so many ways that no matter how many thank yous and hugs I give him, I can never repay him for giving me something I wanted so badly for so long. He is such an inspiration to me and I look forward to completing all of my goals that Tony and I set for the future.
Angelica Karnofsky, Farmingdale , NY
I'll say right now , it was the best thing that I have done for myself --- Ever!"
BEFORE: 159.2 LBS AFTER: 144 LBS
I have struggled for the past few years with about 20 extra pounds that wouldn't go away! I thought that I was eating well and worked out at the gym consistently but I still was not happy with the way that my clothes fit or who I was with the extra weight. I read about how amazing Tony and his program were from a blog that I follow and decided to give him a call. I'll say right now - it was the best thing that I have done for myself - ever.
The diet that Tony planned for me as well as my daily workouts were exactly what I needed to get into the positive mindset that I WAS going to accomplish my goals and succeed where I had failed many times before. I had to put a stop to any eating out that I was used to doing and started getting up at 4:45am so that I could get my workouts in first thing in the morning. I knew this was the magic combination when the pounds started coming off.
Tony has been there from my first day, emailing me on a daily basis to see how I'm doing and feeling. He has helped me through the entire process and constantly supports me when I'm feeling like I have stalled or am just feeling down. He has given me the tools to change my life, through phone calls, emails and MP3's, and of course planned meals and exercise. I know I would not be in a size 8 if it were not for him. I have not been this size since high school and I have not met my goals yet. Size 6 here I come!
Melanie Faye, Vancouver BC