Kara May lost 38 percent of her body fat

June 14, 2019

Kara May entered this year’s Schell Brothers’ Biggest Loser contest because she wanted to feel better and try to alleviate some medical issues. She had also been inspired by previous transformations her colleagues had done while completing my 12-week program last year, and she hoped she could experience similar results. Little did she know she would not only dramatically change her physical appearance and overall health, but also finish with one of the top female transformations we have ever had in the contest and earn a $3,500 prize in the process.

“I had been feeling really bad and was experiencing extreme fatigue,’’ said Kara.

She had previously gone to the doctor numerous times and had blood work, an ultrasound and other tests done, but they couldn’t find anything that was causing her issues. At one point, doctors even considered exploratory surgery to try to figure out what was wrong with her. That’s when Kara decided she needed to do something to try to avoid taking medications or having to go through other serious medical procedures to solve her problems.

“As soon as I heard Schell Brothers was offering employees the chance to complete the Antonio’s Training 12-week body transformation as part of this year’s Biggest Loser contest, I decided to jump right on it and see if it could help me reach my goals,” Kara said.

She figured changing her diet and getting in shape might be just what she needed to feel better both mentally and physically, and that’s exactly what happened.

‘’After about a month, I began to notice that my symptoms had disappeared,” she said.

In addition, she began to lose weight and expose a muscular physique she never knew possible. It wasn’t long before we began to think she had a good chance to place in the contest. By the time the 12 weeks were over, she had lost 28 pounds of pure fat and gained 1 pound of muscle, but more amazing was the fact that she had lost 38 percent of her starting body fat.

In the end, Kara placed first in the before-and-after picture of the Biggest Loser contest, winning a $3,500 bonus from Schell Brothers for a job well done. She also placed second in the largest body fat loss division of the contest. In addition, because she lost more than 30 percent of her starting body fat, all her fees for doing my program were paid by Schell Brothers, and she received an additional $1,000 bonus.

Kara no longer experiences extreme fatigue. In fact, her energy has soared, and so has her self-confidence.

‘‘This program was a game changer for me. Not only did I never expect to win anything, but now some of my friends ask me what I did to get in such great shape, and they want to do it too,” she said.

Kara has learned a lot about how to get in shape and stay there.

“I look at fitness and getting in shape a completely different way,” she said. “I now know that losing weight is important, but it’s your body composition that really matters.”

Kara has learned valuable lessons about eating properly.

“I am now very careful about reading food labels, and instead of worrying about calories, I focus more on protein, carbs and sugar,” she said.

Congratulations to Kara May on a job well done. She completely changed her body and achieved one of the largest female body fat losses we have ever seen. She is a great example for anyone out there who would like to transform their bodies and become a healthier person.

  • Chris Antonio is a personal trainer and former world-class weightlifter. He has been lifting for more than 20 years and has trained a wide variety of clients ranging from All-American athletes to the average person trying to get into shape. To send a question to the Ask the Trainer column, email Chris at or check out

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