Terry Asher's StoryMy childhood wasn’t exactly peachy growing up, in fact, I spent most of my earlier years getting beat up, picked on and struggling in school. I can vividly remember myself hoping I would go a day without being picked on, for me that was a good day. Like any struggle, I just told myself to put one foot in front of the next and march forward in hopes for better days to come. Around the time I was a freshman in high school my friend Mike invited me to go to the gym with him. I remember thinking maybe this was a good thing for me since I was so physically small and desperate to put on some weight. Walking down the hallways I would get shoved by the older classmen and girls always overlooked me. Life was rough still, but I was determined to turn that around. The GYM changed everything for me, I truly believe it saved me, physically, mentally and created a great business. Over the course of high school, I trained as much as I could. I would usually go to the gym about 2-3 times a week with my friend Mike and a couple of my other buddies. By the time I was a junior in high school, people would actually crack jokes at my size and gave me a lifting nickname “T-guns”. Things started to eventually turn around for me, not only had I gained a decent amount of muscle mass, I finally hit my growth spurt and the bullying slowly subsided. Below you can see my high school transformation: As you can see I did make considerable gains but by no means was I close to my peak. I needed to step it up a notch because I had hit a plateau with my fitness When I was a freshman in college I really started to do some serious research on lifting and dieting. I attended College in Arizona, being in a desert promoted me to go to the gym because of the scorching hot weather. I changed my workout routine from 2-3 times a week to 5 times a week. This is where I utilized a true split routine and worked out out everybody part for optimal muscle growth. I also began taking pre-workout, protein and some other super popular supplements for weightlifting. At the time a lot of the stuff I was putting into my body was just crap and I was very uneducated but I’ll touch a bit more on this later… By the time I was a sophomore in college I was pretty big weighing in just shy of two hundred and fifteen lbs. and standing at 6’1. But my journey wasn’t over yet, although I was much bigger I didn’t have a 6 pack and I wasn’t very defined. I needed to step it up again, this time with more knowledge. I became officially certified through NASM and started to shift my workout once again incorporating cardio, controlling my calorie intake and really getting trying to get in better shape. I was so ripped at one point I had gained a modeling contract through CESD In Los Angeles. Below you can see my College Transformation I know what you’re thinking, this must be it, this must be the reason I am here sharing my story with you… Actually no, it wasn’t until one of my best friends phoned me when I was at college and said “Terry you look awesome in your new Facebook photo, what’s your secret man? I really need to get in the gym this summer can you help me out?”. Of course, my answer was “yes”, wouldn’t you help one of your best friends in need? That summer I trained my friend Ryan day in and day out. We ate together; we lifted together and hung out. Ryan was going through a rough time in life; he had just recently broken up with his girlfriend of three years and was addicted to online gaming. He weighed in at a whopping 260 lbs. when we started training. After almost a year’s worth of training, some onsite and some over the phone, Ryan was an astonishing 185 lbs. and looks amazing. He is a new person as a result and enjoys life to fullest; Ryan remains one of my best friends to this day. Below you can see Ryan’s Transformation That’s when a light really went off in my head “Ding” if I had changed my own life through fitness and my best friends how come I couldn’t change everyone’s? After college, I instantly dove into writing my first fitness eBook, while personally training other individuals. I quickly published my eBook online and it gained popularity very quickly. But was this enough? I wasn’t satisfied… I began to vigorously study Internet marketing and stumbled on a blog called “Gym Junkies”. What an awesome name I thought… I convinced my friend to give the website to me as he had no interest in working out. And I’ve never looked back… What does my future hold? Continue to publish good content for all gym junkies out there. Continue to distribute my eBook and supplements to as many people as possible. To share funny Gym Junkie jokes on Facebook, and to continue to build the gym junkies brand and expand it exponentially. My names Terry and I’m just a gym junkie like you.
Where you can find me Be sure to check us out on Facebook here – https://www.facebook.com/gymjunkiesfitness You can follow me on Instagram here – http://instagram.com/terryasher You can follow us on twitter —- https://twitter.com/gymjunkiesfit Here is our YouTube channel —https://www.youtube.com/user/GymJunkies Other random stuff I like I enjoy many other things that life has to offer. I enjoy spending time with my beautiful family in Texas, I enjoying drawing pictures, and taking photos as well. I read current events and enjoy watching the news on a regular basis. I also own an SEO agency that assists people with getting more traffic to their websites. I am obsessed with quantum physics and space, and I think humans are not alone. I think it’s important to spend time with friends and laugh. You have one life, so make the best of it. How to reach out Feel free to comment and I will get back with you as fast as I can. You can always ask questions over one of our social platforms, and I will do my best to reply. You can also email the Gym Junkies team at firstname.lastname@example.org, please keep your emails as short as possible as we receive a high volume. Please avoid asking medical questions, I am not a doctor and will not give out medical advice. Search around our blog as your question might be answered in a past post. Well, I think that about does it… It’s time to go to the gym! Later all -Terry Asher