Last week, famed bodybuilder and nutrition expert Jim Stoppani invited members of his JYM Army to work out in his custom-made home gym in Southern California.
For those who have never heard of Stoppani, you may have seen his work at Bodybuilding.com where he was their acting supplement and nutritional expert. Since then, Stoppani has built his own empire of sorts at JimStoppani.com offering workout advice, community as well as a full-line of his JYM Supplements.
Unlike most experts in the field, Jim has the paperwork to show it: he received his doctorate in exercise physiology with a minor in biochemistry from the University of Connecticut. Stoppani followed that up by serving as a postdoctoral research fellow at the prestigious John B. Pierce Laboratory and Department of Cellular and Molecular Physiology at Yale University’s School of Medicine.
Chances are he knows way more about the human body than you do!
In addition to his work on Bodybuilding.com , Stoppani has been the personal nutrition and health consultant for a number of celebrity clients including LL Cool J, Dr. Dre, Mario Lopez and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
The real reason we love Jim though is a little selfish but, hey, we’re human — Stoppani is an avid user of Body-Solid!
The aforementioned custom-made home gym in South Carolina is filled top-to-bottom with our products. Given Stoppani’s tremendous knowledge on exercise, the human body and muscle structure, his propensity to choose Body-Solid means we must be doing something right with our equipment.
Circling back to the JYM Army invite, we received a number of pictures from members of the “Army” and Stoppani of these visitors working out on Body-Solid equipment from Stoppani’s gym.
These guys were winners of Stoppani’s Holiday Shred Challenge which had a simple goal of finishing 2015 strong. Many people take the weeks before the holidays as a “slack off” period before getting it back into gear after January 1. Stoppani challenged members of his community to forget conventional wisdom and kick it into high gear in the last six weeks of the year. Entries to the Holiday Shred Challenge were instructed to follow Stoppani’s HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) 100 program as well as Stoppani’s nutritional advice.
The results were staggering and those who followed the program perfectly were entered into a contest to train at Stoppani’s gym, which finally took place last week. Below you’ll find a few pictures from the meet-up with, of course, plenty of Body-Solid being used throughout the visit!
Check out a video of the contest winners working out at The JYM at https://www.facebook.com/100008263421389/videos/1692319007720197/