I was 350 pounds. Now I am 200. I was a size 54 waist. Now I am a size 34. I was a heart attack waiting to happen. Basically, the Contender Workout saved my life.

I was in terrible shape. I had pre-gestational diabetes. My cholesterol was high. My triglycerides were high. Now all my levels are where they are supposed to be.

The Contender Workout not only saved my life, it saved my father’s life. If not for the Contender Workout getting me into shape, I never could have donated a kidney to my father, who needed it to stay alive.

The Contender Workout is the tool that helps change your life.

David Meyerson

I lost 82 lbs. I leave the workout and I feel like I can take on the day. I don’t get it from any other workouts that I have tried. I feel so strong. I have a sense of accomplishment. I am a stronger and better person for it.

I’m a mother, I’m a PTA President, I’m a real person. I don’t have the time to spend five hours at the gym. The Contender Workout, you fit it into your lifestyle. You get maximum health benefit for your time.

When I was at my heaviest, when I was 82 pounds heavier, I had a feeling of self-disgust. Low energy. Everything hurt. I was disgusted with myself, unhappy with how I looked. I didn’t feel good.

When I got involved with The Contender Workout I felt self disgust. Then I saw all these other people who looked so fit and like they were having fun. The Contender Workout jumpstarted my whole weight loss. The energy and empowerment carries through the day.

Any man or women who does not like their bodies – doing The Contender Workout is a way to change your life.

Kristine Klerer

I have four children, and when I was finished having them, I knew it was time to do something for myself again. In my life, I went from being a girlfriend, to a wife, to a mother. And now after joining The Contender Workout and getting myself in shape, I feel like I’m my husband’s girlfriend again.

I used to keep my body clothed, or I would stand behind someone else. I was always hiding something. When I look at old photos, I look bloated and big and not attractive. Rob has changed that for me. He is amazing. He totally transformed my life and how I look at exercise.

The fitness I have gained through The Contender Workout has allowed me to be more active with my kids. It makes me a better mother.

I was definitely a size 12, now I am a size four. Sometimes I will look back at the 8s and the 10s and I’m thinking, “That would be HUGE on me.”

Stacy Hochfelder

The Contender Workout is about empowerment. I created the body I always wanted to have.

I have tried everything out there. This is not a fad.

I love the results, I love the confidence it gives me, I love the way I feel in my clothes. I love the way I feel beautiful. Its all because of The Contender Workout.

We call Rob Forcelli the “Master of Motivation.” There is something special about his energy. He brings out the best that you have to offer.

Lorna Magarian

Before The Contender Workout I was a size 10. I’m now a size 6 and I just feel great. I think it was very empowering for me as a woman in starting a program like this in my 40s. I found that I just didn’t think I was this strong. Physically, everything just changed. My body structure started to look different, inches came off that had never been “off” before. I had just never seen these inches off in years, maybe twenty-two years! Everything just started to look different, pounds came off and inches just went away. Before, if I had a tight pair of pants on the shirt would have been untucked down to here. Last summer for the first time in twenty-two years I put on a bikini. I hadn’t done that since my honeymoon, and that was a good feeling. I feel like I’ve gone back and found a little bit of that person that I had put aside for 22 years while I was taking care of everyone else.

Elaine R.

The surprising thing about The Contender Workout is after the first six weeks I took over two inches off my waistline and almost 20 pounds, not to mention that I put on a significant amount of muscle. It made me feel like a million dollars. I knew The Contender Workout program was working when after the first week I was able to get a little bit further with the workouts. Every time I felt as if I just couldn’t make it, Rob Forcelli had a way of looking at you and just letting you know that if you’re willing to put the time in you’re going to get the results. Now I have lost 40 pounds and I feel like a new person. It’s amazing! I lost 40 pounds in The Contender Workout, I really did.

Harry O.

After my second baby was born, it wasn’t as easy for me to get back into shape. The things I had done after my first baby weren’t quite working.

I lost some of the weight but I still had a good thirty-five pounds to go. The weight that I had was in different places, things were shifting, sagging. I didn’t want to put on my bathing suit, the summer was coming and I was very uncomfortable. My self-esteem was low and I was stressed out. I had a lot on my plate and I didn’t have a lot of time to work out. Doing the The Contender Workout allowed me to not spend a lot of time in the gym, but it gave me a high-intensity workout, that’s a lot of fun. I lost about thirty-five pounds but my body changed. I got more narrow, my legs are totally different than they were even before my first baby was born. I see muscle tone in places um that I never saw. What I called the “cottage cheese,” I don’t have anymore. I just have a confidence that I didn’t have four years ago, before I started working out with The Contender Workout.

Jessica B.

I’m 41-years old. I’ve tried a lot of different things. The Contender Workout was really the most challenging and effective for me. The older I got the harder it was to lose weight and I really didn’t think there was ever going to be anything that could force me through the barrier to lose weight and get back in the shape I was in when I was young. But I did it. I would say, it’s never too late! I was at 251 pounds and just completely defeated in the sense that I didn’t think I was ever going to be able to find something that’s going to change myself that dramatically. Once I made that commitment, I had the vehicle to take me there.

Joe M.

The reason I started The Contender Workout was that after playing college basketball, I needed to take some time off to recoup. I put on some weight. I was completely out of shape. I wasn’t happy with myself so all these factors combined to kind of decrease my self-esteem. Overall I wasn’t happy and my mom actually suggested that I join The Contender Workout and so I did. It was great! It gave me confidence where I had really lost a lot of my confidence when I stopped playing sports. In order to start this type of workout it’s very simple. The moves are simple, which is what I love. They are easy to learn, they’re easy to get into, they’re easy to follow, and the workout combination is perfect. The structure is really good, it’s a combination of everything, legs, arms, boxing, cardio, jumping jacks, everything. It’s a great structure. You don’t have to be an athlete to do it. You just have to be able to follow someone on the screen. It’s just so easy to do.

Kristie R.

With The Contender Workout I lost 23lbs and went from a size 6-8 to a size 2-4. I went from having a soft squishy body to a rock hard athletic looking one! The feeling is amazing. When I started The Contender Workout everybody noticed there was a change in my body and everybody also knew that through the years I had tried every workout there was. There was always a joke of how much time I spent in the gym, but nothing was changing. Now people see me and they say, “wow that’s incredible, what are you doing?” How did you get your body to look like that so quickly? And I tell them its The Contender Workout program. I am telling you, coming from a person who’s been at this for fifteen years, who’s a mother of two, who’s done every possible tape, taken every aerobic class, who has spent hours on a treadmill, hours on the stationary bike, hours on the step climber, I never saw this kind of result. The results are amazing and I was hooked from the very first workout. The Lori in the photo (accompanying this story) didn’t want to take the photo. The Lori in the photo did not like to take photos at all, because every time she looked at a photo of herself she felt disappointed. She did not like what she saw. Then as I started doing this program and my body started to change and the weight started to come off… naturally you start feeling better about yourself. You do your hair differently; you do your make-up differently, go and buy new clothes with a smile knowing everything is going to look great. Now if somebody wants to take a picture of me I’m very excited about it. I can’t wait to see what it will look like. That follows through with my whole life, not just photos. I don’t feel fearful of doing things. I just feel confident. I just go for it and I’m very happy The Contender Workout came into my life!

Lori P.

Prior to The Contender Workout I struggled with different exercise programs and different nutritional regimens. Finding this program has enabled me to build my confidence, tone my body, and has just motivated me to continue working out so I could be the best I can be. Before The Contender Workout I struggled with self-confidence. I was rather clumsy with just coming to the gym and exercising. I was clumsy with social situations. Now I have a stronger self-confidence and feel that I can accomplish much more than I could before.

Marianna A.

I never thought I’d be in this shape at age 61. I wish Rob was around when I was playing high school football because I think I’m in better shape now than I was then! Aerobically, he pushes you. Anaerobically, you just keep going. It’s wonderful! I was just at a wedding this past week and I’m meeting people that I’d never met before. When they find out that I am 61, they say “Nah, that can’t be.” That’s a great feeling. I know it’s because of The Contender Workout that I’ve gotten that self-confidence, the way I hold myself, the way I walk, the way I fit into clothes. The Contender Workout allows you to workout in a “box,” literally. You don’t need a lot of room. A five-foot circle and you’re in business! You just put that tape in there, you could be at hotel room, anywhere you have a video machine.

Mitch O.

In my case I thought being in shape was going to the gym and lifting weights. As I get older you get a little smarter and hopefully you realize an aerobic workout is needed, a muscular workout is needed, and a good diet is needed. Each one has to compliment the other. The Contender Workout has all of that. And with all those combined you find yourself eating healthier, you feel healthier, you go through the day in a better mood. It helps take the weight off. Where guys are going to gain their weight is right here in your midsection. When you do The Contender Workout, the whole foundation is based on your core movement. You’re doing your squats, and your punching, and your twisting, and before you know it your stomach is gone, and you will lose that belly and those love handles.

Rob T.

My doctor told me that if I did not want to have a stroke or a heart attack by the time I’m 40 years old, I had to do something about my weight. I’d make it halfway up the stairs and have to stop to take a breath. I couldn’t tie my shoes. Now this person’s gone forever. If you’re 300 pounds and trying to do a workout, its hard. And I did it! Now I’ve lost almost 150 pounds – and I’m still going. I’m just so much happier and I’m proud. I’m proud of what I accomplished and what The Contender Workout has given me. I’m thinner, I’m happier, and its all due to The Contender Workout.


The Contender Workout has changed my life both physically and mentally. I have lost 20lbs and am wearing a size 4, sometimes even a 2. A size 8 is a thing in the past for me. Even greater than the weight reduction, was my mental outlook on life and how I feel as a person. I was going through rough times when the The Contender Workout was introduced to me. You can pretty much say it saved my life. I have been doing the Contender Workout 2 years now and it is a part of my life that I won’t allow to go away. The greatest word for this workout is EMPOWERMENT!

This workout has built confidence in me that I never thought I had and it is a HIGH I’m on at all times. The best drug ever! I’ve tried many workouts in my life and there is no workout that even comes close to the Contender Workout. I’m 30 years old and in the best shapes of my life. Rob has a very unique style of motivating each and every one of us to be the best we can be and makes us all feel very special. I really believe the man is “MAGICAL!” You just have to be a part of him and his workout to know what I’m saying.


“As a photographer who runs her own company, I’ve always been very outgoing and felt confident about my work. Four years ago, as a 133 pound, size 8 woman in her 40’s, I didn’t feel as positive about my body.

Knowing that the mind, body and soul connection must be complete for me to be happy, it was time to work on my body. As an artist I give 110% to all that I create. I realized that if I found a workout that I enjoyed and approached with that same determination, I could reach my physical goals too. The Contender Workout became that workout for me. The Contender Workout has challenged me both physically and mentally like no other workout. The intensity, variety and results I saw from the start, gave me the edge to push myself to levels I never thought I could achieve.

Now, at 116 pounds and a size 4, I feel better than I ever have. More satisfying than looking thinner is when people tell me my whole body has been transformed. I know the Contender Workout has helped me to become the change I wanted to see.”