Jason Pyle, MPOWER MD Personal Training & Concierge Client
- Posted on: May 2 2017
“MPOWER MD and the Concierge Wellness program has simply been fantastic for me. In May of 2014 I was diagnosed with a congenital heart defect called a Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO). While more common than one may think, the news was still a bit scary to process. To make matters worse I had ignored my physical fitness for far too many of my 39 years on this earth. Given the diagnoses and feeling a strong sense of responsibility to change my physical condition, I needed some help and guidance to get started. I also wanted to somehow combine both my medical and physical health goals in a way that was well coordinated with one another and held me accountable.
After doing some research, MPOWER’s Concierge Wellness program seemed like a great solution for me. I couldn’t be happier with the results. As my MPOWER Primary Care Physician (PCP), Dr. Johnson has worked closely with my MPOWER Personal Trainer to establish achievable goals. As a result I’ve lost over 25 pounds in under 7 months while reducing my cholesterol from “borderline” to “low”. My overall physical condition and health/wellness has dramatically improved. My overall strength and physical conditioning as a result of this program has allowed me to jog up to six miles. I’ve completed numerous 5K’s, which up until 3-4 months ago would not have been possible without MPOWER. I weigh under 200 pounds for the first time in about a dozen years, and fit back into 34” waist pants. All of this has done wonders for my motivation to continue to improve.
Working with Dr. Johnson and his team has been convenient and easy. As a Chief Operating Officer for a growing company, I don’t have a whole lot of free time. The normal headaches of scheduling and managing primary care physician (PCP) appointments has been obliterated with MPOWER. Dr. Johnson is only a text or call away in case I have any minor medical needs or simple questions. In addition, Dr. Johnson has worked closely with my specialists to ensure he has the most up to date information on my health.
On the Personal Training front, MPOWER has made achieving my weight loss and physical fitness goals very simple. My personal trainer has been instrumental in keeping me motivated. She works with my schedule to make sure I get my training sessions in when it’s convenient for me, and has also armed me with workouts that I can do independently at home or at the gym. Certainly, it takes strong dedication and commitment, but MPOWER gave me all the tools to be successful. The goals I’ve met and the results I’ve seen wouldn’t have been possible otherwise. I need that extra help and push.
I’m really looking forward to 2015 on the health and wellness front. Now that I’ve worked up my running regimen I have a goal to complete my first half marathon this spring. If I can get through that I may even run the Ragnar Relay this fall. I intend to do that while increasing my strength and hitting my goal weight of 189 pounds. Thanks to the MPOWER Team for their motivation and dedication to people like me!”