“At Ideal U Coaching my vision is to improve the overall quality of life for my clients. I strive to equip everyone with the ability to keep up with their kids or grandkids. You will be able to advance in your life or career with your new confidence and energy levels”
The following story is how I became so passionate about health and fitness and became a coach. One late night in February I started heading to the bathroom to brush my teeth then go to bed. I had been studying all day for a test in one of my classes at Rockford High School and I was ready to get into my cool bed in the basement. About one minute into brushing my teeth I hear a loud thud. It was a concern since we lived out in the country and I thought we may have had an intruder. This made me the freeze for about 15 seconds. Next my heart rate spiked as all the possibilities ran through my head. I then hear three distinct foot slams on the floor above. Now I knew these slams were important because if I were playing video games for too long my dad would slam his foot on the ground and make sure I came upstairs and went outside. So I sprint up the stairs, with my toothbrush still in my mouth, and just around the corner I see every young man’s nightmare…
I see my crying mother, paralyzed in fear, next to my ghostly looking father who was just staring into space. He was on the floor with his back against the wall. I quickly turned into the bathroom to toss my toothbrush down, then with my Dad staring at me with glazed eyes I scream as loud as I ever had. “No! I need you, this can’t be happening!”
Within two seconds I composed myself and I then jabbed my right pointer finger and middle finger into his jugular to feel for a pulse…
I was so relieved when I did feel my 46 year old Dad’s pulse. He was still in the “zombie-like-state”, that’s all I could come up to describe to 911. Another long 15 seconds pass and he “finally” came to while on the phone with the dispatchers. He had no recollection of the past few moments (maybe a total of two minutes). He just remembered falling somewhat slowly with his back braced against the wall.
I felt so bad for my father, after this event I could see he was frustrated with where he was. He was stuck and I was dedicated to helping my dad lose weight so I started studying. I went to the library or bought and read so many books, studies, and blogs. I also listened to hundreds of podcasts and books. It took a couple years but I discovered a method for lasting health and weight loss. I applied this knowledge to my dad and he lost over 30lbs.! He can now enjoy running around with his 7 year old son and his 1 year old grandson! He can even keep up with his younger relatives as we play flag football a couple times a year and this year he was the MVP! He dominated. I’ve helped many people lose weight and when I was a personal trainer I’ve made hundreds of people sweat, lose weight, and find confidence!
Things Paul enjoys
Helping people look and feel like a million bucks like (see results here)
Leading a small group of 12th grade guys at Rockford Res Life Church
Going to the beach
Flip or Flop
Love it or List it
Wow I’m a showaholic