Testimonials

If I can do this program, anyone can!

I am 59, diabetic, and have high cholesterol and high blood pressure.  My trainer, Jaime Smith, kept telling me to do the program because it works.  My doctor did blood work on May 19, 2010, and told me I had to make a change in my life or I would die.  I struggled through June, eating right at times and cheating at times.  I weighed 299, and my body fat percentage was 66%.  On July 1st, I finally made a 30-day commitment to stay on the program.  Well, I can truthfully say THIS PROGRAM WORKS!!  In the month of July, my body fat percentage dropped 10%, my bad cholesterol dropped 100 points, and my sugar dropped 100 points.  I lost 15 pounds equivalent to 38 pounds of fat and gained 25 pounds of muscle.  I went back to my doctor for blood work on August 5th, and he was thrilled with my results.  No one can do this for me.  I have to do it for myself.  So, what are you waiting on?  Come join me.  Your life will never be the same.

— Becky Briggs


Our personal trainer is very personable and caring.

He is honestly interested in our overall well-being.  He is motivating and uses ongoing positive, reinforcement, especially when it pertains to our nutritional choices.  We have developed a professional as well as personal relationship .  My son and I agree that we both now have increased energy, we feel stronger, and our bodies are more flexible.  I lost the desired amount of weight and body fat within the first 2 months of training and complying with the nutritional program.  The nutritional program does not consist of dieting, it is healthy eating.

My son had a traumatic brain injury and has residual physical side effects.  Jamie designed an exercise program for him, taking into consideration his physical deficits.  We have noted a definite increase in his range of motion and the strength on his affected side.

My trainer, who is skilled experienced and dedicated to his clients, makes our training fun, even through all the pain.

— Lushawno Butler (son) & Barbara Hunter (mother)


This program has given me the direction and discipline I didn’t have on my own.

I am a 53-year old grandmother, diagnosed with diabetes two years ago.  Knowing that I had symptoms made me realize that I had the disease long before.  As a nurse, I was knowledgeable about the changes I needed to make in order to attempt controlling my diabetes, and I thought I was doing a good job.  The first doctor I saw put me on oral medications and told me I might be able to lose 20 pounds and make my blood sugars better, but I would be on medication the rest of my life.  Following a diabetic diet and taking my meds, I was able to improve my blood sugar readings, but still ran in the 130-140 range every morning and would have spikes to 180 after meals at times.  My A1C levels, which measure the effects of highs and lows over a 3-4 month period, were acceptable.

After moving back to Greenville, I started the K180 program in the middle of January.  I signed up with Allison Williams as my personal trainer, but was not sure about the Kephart 180 nutrition plan.  I decided to give it a try.  I stick to the plan fairly easily with a little planning and don’t feel deprived.  I truly have learned the meaning of eating to live instead of living to eat.

So far, I have lost 33 pounds.  For the last two months, my blood sugars have been 100-115 in the mornings and after eating the highest level has been 128!  My new doctor is thrilled, and we are planning to decrease my medication dosage and eventually stop the meds all together.  He said my “numbers are perfect” and wants me to continue my weight loss and exercise program.  I have dropped in clothes size as well, but I am holding out to get really small stuff!  My energy level is much higher, and I can see definite results.  I’m getting stronger every week.

This program has given me the direction and discipline I didn’t have on my own.  Thank you all, especially Allison, Shawn and Apostle Ron.

— Ellen Green


The Kephart 180 program has worked great for me.

I am so excited to see the transformation in my life since starting the program in October 2009.  I have lost 75 lbs to date and went from a size 20 to a size 10.  I had knee issues that bothered me when going up and down stairs and when walking any long distance.  I can run up the stairs now. Yeah!  I feel great!  Quentin has been such a great support.  He pushes me beyond the limits I put on myself, and he holds me accountable.  I tell people who ask me what I am doing that this isn’t about a “fad” diet; it is a lifestyle change for my health and well being.  I look forward to finishing my first goal of 100 lbs, and now I have set my next goal to run the ADA 5k in Greenville in October this year.

— Elizabeth Jean Mason


I just have to let everyone know my small but very important testimony.

I was one of the people that you often describe as “wanting to praise but not being able to physically.”  I lived that for over ten years.  Between backaches and knee pain, I just couldn’t “leap for joy” or dance my way into victory like others.  When I started the K180 program, it all changed.  I was surrounded by FAMILY who wanted to see me well.  Here it is almost a year later.  I am down almost 3 pants sizes, I have endurance out of the roof, and I probably jump and shout more than anyone during praise and worship.  Also, my asthma has improved to where I am not using a nebulizer, except for emergencies, and NO MORE HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE MEDS!  To God be the glory for placing me in the midst of such awesome people.  I am a witness that the generational curse of bad health only takes one person and a group of angels to break.  Thanks to Shawn and his trainers for being my band of angels.

— Tiffany Singleton


I lost 110 lbs, but gained my life back!


My name is Jennifer.  January ‘09 is when I finally started to do something about my weight.  At that time, I weighed around 330 lbs, but my heaviest has been around 350 lbs.  Slowly, with support from family and friends, I lost around 60 lbs.  Around November ‘09, I started Shawn’s program and started training with Jessica.  I am now on my second round of training, and I have lost 120 lbs to date. Thanks to Jessica, and the continued support I get by being a part of the K180 program, I know I will become the person I always wanted to be.  Thank you again!

— Jennifer

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