Tuesday, 20 May 2014
He lost more than 100 kilos (220 lbs) without diets or surgery, now meet the man who says we can all melt fat using the power of our minds” Ray Martin (A Current Affair TV Program)
Jon Gabriel has a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. While there, he also pursued extensive coursework in biochemistry and performed research for the internationally recognized biochemist Dr. Jose Rabinowitz.
In 1990 Jon started gaining weight for no apparent reason. He tried every diet and program he could to lose weight but in the end, he just kept gaining. The more he dieted, the more he gained.
The situation became critical in mid 2001 when he became morbidly obese and reached a weight of over 186 kilos. On September 11, 2001 he was scheduled to fly from Newark to San Francisco and it was only by a fluke of fate that he was not on the United Airlines flight 93 that was hijacked by terrorists.
This event, as well as some equally life changing events that occurred in the weeks following 9/11 affected him deeply. It was this wakeup call that made him realize life was a precious opportunity not to be wasted.
He decided to start ‘living the life of his dreams’. He also decided to apply all of his research skills and scientific background toward understanding and eliminating the real reasons he was fat.
The result is arguably one of the most remarkable physical transformations of all time. Jon lost over 103 kilos without dieting and without surgery. Amazingly, his body shows almost no signs of ever being overweight at all – a fact that has astounded many professionals in the medical community.
Using the approach that has worked so well for him, he has now made it his life’s mission to assist others in achieving tremendous success, not only in weight loss, but in every aspect of life.
Jon’s story has been featured on A Current Affair and Today/Tonight in Australia. His success in helping others lose weight has also been discussed on many popular talk shows in the U.S., including The Jane Pauley Show, Hard Copy and Entertainment Tonight.
Jon’s Amazing Weight Loss Story
Jon lost 103 kilograms in 2 ½ years. His weight dropped from 186 kilograms (409 pounds) to 83 kilograms (183 pounds ) and he achieved this weight loss without diets or surgery and without having the typical excess skin associated with massive weight loss.
Jon’s book, The Gabriel Method, is an international best seller which is receiving tremendous reviews and helping people all over the world to lose weight without dieting!
Jon Gabriel receives the prestigious “Lifting Up the World with a Oneness-Heart Award.” This award honors individuals of inspiration and dedication. The award has been presented to numerous heads of state such as President Nelson Mandela, spiritual leaders like Mother Teresa, athletes such as Muhammad Ali, Carl Lewis and Billie Jean King, and entertainers such as Sting, Susan Sarandon and Richard Gere.
LEFT: Sri Chinmoy lifting up President Nelson Mandela, RIGHT:Sri Chinmoy lifting up Jon and Ahsrita Furman
“You have achieved something which will help millions of people to live better lives!”
I am so moved by your deep intuitive understanding and your mental brilliance. It is really a life transforming book! I am so proud of you!!! You have achieved something which will help millions of people to live better lives!” – Ashrita Furhman
Kira Stokes, a graduate of Boston College with a BS in psychology and a minor in health science, has excelled in the personal training and fitness industry for over 18 years.She began her career as a partner with Train Boston, New England's premier fitness and training center for serious athletes, and Boston Sports Clubs. She established herself as one of the elite trainers and fitness instructors in the Boston area, becoming a top instructor at world-renowned The Sports Club/LA and Equinox. In 2007, Kira moved to the New York area.
Since 1998, Kira has been the sole proprietor of her own personal training company, “Kira Stokes Fitness”. Today, Kira’s business includes private training, small group training and teaching expert level fitness classes at New York’s elite health clubs including Reebok Sports Club/NY, The Sports Club/LA, Equinox and Revolve Fitness cycling studio. She has also taught Core Fusion at NYC's Exhale Spa. Kira's personal training clients include professional athletes, celebrities, television journalists and dignitaries. She has trained co-hosts of the television show “The View” and trains Sherri Shepherd. She also trains co-anchors of “CBS This Morning” and the “Today Show.” Kira trained Miss New York 2009, Alyse Zwick, for her preparation for the Miss New York and Miss America competitions where Ms. Zwick won the swimsuit competition.
Kira's focus is on innovative training, concentrating on transforming the body and mind. She has developed a signature training technique, The Stoked Method, which combines functional and traditional methods of working the body. Her personal training methods have evolved to include a unique combination of strength training, cardiovascular conditioning, sports specific drills, yoga and Pilates. Kira combines all of these disciplines into her proprietary “Stoked Series” of classes: Stoked360™, Stoked At The Barre™, Stoked Primal™, StokedAbs™, Stoked Cross-Core™, Stoked Uptown/Midtown™ and her indoor/outdoor boot camp style classes, Stoked F.I.T. Camp™. Kira holds several certifications including NASM-CPT, NASM-PES, NSCA and Core Fusion as well as specialized certifications in Schwinn Cycle, Pre- and Post-natal, TRX, SBT – Suspended Body Weight Training, ViPR and Kettlebells.
In 2012, Kira was recruited to serve as Master Instructor on the opening team for Revolve Fitness’ first NYC cycling studio. She co-created the “RIP Ride” and revamped the “Body Ride” for Revolve’s New York debut. She also created “Stoked Cross-Cycle” which serves as the standard format for all of Revolve’s cross-training classes.
In June 2013, Kira was selected by Reebok International to serve as a Master Trainer and sponsored athlete. The partnership includes appearances for the Reebok brand, featured athlete and presenter at trade shows and conventions as well as speaking engagements on behalf of Reebok International.