5. Porter Fitness and Health
"A few years ago, I was exceedingly skinny to the point that I (and my doctor) were getting concerned about my health. I have an absurdly fast metabolism, so just trying to eat a lot wasn't helping. A lot of people told me weightlifting could be the key to getting back into healthy shape. I'm not someone who likes to rush into things if I don't know what I'm doing and I hadn't stepped into a gym in my life, so I wasn't about to start repping heavy dead-lifts out by myself. I started training with Jake and it was actually life-changing. I only trained with him for about a year because I moved out of his area for college, but in that year I gained 30 pounds of muscle, learned the form for all staple lifts in a way that has set me on a so-far completely injury free workout journey, and learned to tackle my absurd dietary needs (4,000 calories a day bare minimum, usually closer to 6,000) in a healthy, sustainable way. Obviously, I also learned that Jake Porter is an awesome trainer because that was all thanks to him. He's a great, funny guy who teaches valuable workout lessons in a way that's easy to understand and remember and he encourages a discipline in his clients that will keep them in charge of their own health even years after their training with him has concluded."