Fitness trainer to share weight transformation story at William Woods

Drew Manning enjoys life at his normal weight.
Drew Manning enjoys life at his normal weight.

He gained and lost 70 pounds in one year—on purpose. A fitness trainer who underwent an unusual weight transformation will share his story at William Woods University this month.

Drew Manning will speak at 6 p.m. Jan. 26 in Cutlip Auditorium. His presentation is free and open to the public.

Drew Manning gorges himself to gain 70 pounds in one year.
Drew Manning gorges himself to gain 70 pounds in one year.

Obsessed with fitness, Manning was losing his personal training clients because he didn’t understand their struggles. He decided to embark on a yearlong journey during which he gained and lost 70 pounds in one year—on purpose.

His book, “Fit2Fat2Fit,” describes his path and what he learned of the physical and emotional issues that come with being overweight.

Manning always had a passion for fitness, and during college he gained knowledge and experience through sports and college courses. This inspired him to become a certified personal trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). transformation

He began training clients on both proper nutrition and workout plans. The goal of the transformation was to inspire people to get fit, teach them how to do it and give them hope that it IS possible to get fit and stay fit.

WWU’s President’s Concert and Lecture Series brings speakers and top entertainment to campus for the enjoyment of students and the community. For more information, contact Brenda Foster at brenda.foster@williamwoods.edu.