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Drew’s Fit2Fat2Fit Journey

What is Fit2Fat2Fit?

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My quest to become the expert was challenging and grueling.


I have become a better trainer and a better person because I have been there.

Because I have been there, I want to share with you what I think is the first step to a healthier lifestyle.

Changing your lifestyle begins with the desire to change.

I know from experience, YOU CANNOT GET FIT OVERNIGHT.

YOU have to make the changes, like I had to, to get into the right mindset BEFORE you begin vigorous workout routines…

Who is Drew Manning?

My Name is Drew Manning, and I’ve always had a passion for fitness. From an early age I got into sports and before I knew it, it became an addiction.

I expanded my knowledge in college, learning the science behind athletics and nutrition.

My love for health and fitness and my newfound understanding of the academics behind it inspired me to become a NASM certified fitness trainer.

At first it was a simple side job, but the connection I felt with my clients and their success quickly transformed it into something MORE

Especially when I learned of the difficulties some clients had with losing weight and getting fit.

I actually had clients QUITTING on me because of the difficult fitness routines I had put them through.

Sometimes I would work them until they were literally sick, dizzy, and unable to continue.

As I said before, my clients’ well-being is my utmost concern, so you could imagine my anguish when I witnessed them feeling like they had failed.

I decided it was my job to learn more…As a PROFESSIONAL, I believe that it is my responsibility to be the expert, and I was willing to go to ANY LENGTHS to become that person that people could TRUST.

I decided to become the foremost authority on what it meant to lose weight and live a healthier lifestyle…


I Decided To Become OBESE

REMEMBER, I had been into athletics since I was a child, so the idea and the concept of being out of shape (fat) was very alien to me.

Yet it was the ONLY WAY I could better understand the people that counted on me.

So I did it.

With weekly food challenges, and thousands of onlookers, I gained over 60lbs, and completely let myself go.

For 6 MONTHS I neglected my body.

I ate an unrestricted diet consisting of processed foods.

I gained over 60 POUDNS OF FAT, and I felt terrible.

Then, after six months, I started eating right, working out, and getting back into the shape I was in before. I called this journey my…

Fit To Fat To Fit Journey


Fit2Fat2Fit: The Unexpected Lessons from Gaining and Losing 75 lbs on Purpose

Drawing from the lessons and insights of his breakout website,, personal trainer Drew Manning delivers the story of his quest to go from fit to fat to fit again in one year in order to better understand the weight-loss struggles of his clients and the online community. Drew embarked on this journey to prove to clients, website followers, and people across the country that it is possible to get back into shape—and his bottomless desire to kindle a new hope for his readers comes through on every page of Fit2Fat2Fit. . With before and after (and after…) photos to that tell their own striking story, and intimate reflections from Drew’s wife Lynn, Fit2Fat2Fit is more than a spectacle or a gimmick; it’s an inspiring story, and sound proof that anyone can reach the level of fitness they desire to make themselves happy.

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