Jon did an amazing Job!!! His Day 1 Numbers were 205 lbs, 37″ stomach and 14.5-16% bodyfat, He finished at 176 lbs, 31 1/2″ Stomach and 6.5-8.5% bodyfat!! I was so proud of him for taking the step then eventually stepping on stage. Jon over a few years time did the Fitness Model program and The Competition Prep!!
My name is Jon Felske.
My beginnings are pretty normal for someone living in North America. I grew up in a middle class family home went to high school, then on to university, graduated and found a job working for a large international corporation.
When I was in school I had always been fairly active. I’m from Ottawa, Canada so I grew up playing hockey, it’s practically a religion here. I also played rugby and football during high school. During this active time in my life you’d think I would have been happy with my body, but the truth was I was never happy with how I looked. No matter how much I worked at it I never could get the physic I wanted.
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When I went to university I focused on my studies and didn’t play as many sports. I finished successfully with a degree in Information Technology and a job in Research and Development at a Telecommunication company.
Fast forward 2 years to 2010. I have pretty much everything I want and is promised by society if you follow the mantra of go to school and get a good paying job. Here’s the problem. I wasn’t happy with myself and the way I looked or felt. Being in the lab or office and not to mention looking at a computer all day will take its toll on you physically whether you notice it or not.
Incremental change is one of the most powerful things in our world.
My “Aha” moment that Micah and Diana talk about in their book “HitchFit Keys to Transforming Your Life” happened one day at the office where I literally stood up and looked at my surroundings. I mean really looked.
One of my favourite speakers, Andy Stanley, talks about how the path you are on determines your destination. It’s such a simple yet powerful concept that it’s often times over looked.
I looked around and saw my friends and colleagues and saw how my behaviours or “path” so to speak, matched theirs. I could see what would happen to my body in 20 years if I continued on the path I was on. I would say this is the moment where I really gained the passion and determination to change, to learn, and to grow my understanding of health and fitness. I began my journey.
For the next year I fumbled about trying different fad diets, pills, and fitness products all promising the same thing but not delivering on their promises. I was reading and absorbing as much information as I could online. A lot of it was crap, but some of it was also useful and accurate. I eventually came across the WBFF and started following some of their athletes. Micah was one of them…and through him I was introduced to HitchFit. This changed my life.
Working with Micah through his online HitchFit program I learned so much about fitness, nutrition, and living a healthy balanced lifestyle. I’ve taken what he taught me and applied it to my unhealthy corporate life. The change has been more then just physical.
I work with less stress and have more energy, confidence and determination in everything I do.
In the seven months I worked with Micah I went through an amazing transformation and found myself doing something I never dreamed I would be able to do. I stepped on stage with the WBFF and stood next to some of the best athletes in the world.
I did not place in the top ten, but when you look at the line up of the 40 guys in the male fitness model category you will see some of the most elite athletes in the world. These guys have been training right and hard for years. I had given it my all in the small amount of time I’d been training so I was content with my results. I feel privileged to have been among so many great athletes and to be a part of such a great organization.
A year ago I never would have imaged myself ever being on stage.
A lot of people have been asking me if I would compete again. I’ve given this a lot of thought and my answer is when I’m ready to contend I will step on stage again. I’m taking what I’ve learned and applying it. There are areas that I need to focus on and grow. Certain muscles just need time and hard work.
So what’s next? Well a few things. I’ve started a blog at jonfelske.com where you can read about my fitness experience with the WBFF and where I will be posting tips on living a healthy life style and also what’s going on in my life. I recently spoke 3 times on nutrition, fitness and spirituality and how all three are important in living a balanced healthy life. I’m writing a book on my experience and will hopefully be able to use it to help others who spend to much time on their computers find healthy balance in their lives. And finally, I’m also still training and working hard at bettering myself.
I have to give a big shout out and thank you to Micah for inspiring me, for training me personally in Kansas for a week even though he was retired from personal training, for teaching me about nutrition and most of all for setting me on the right path. My life is forever changed. Thanks buddy.