Porter Freeman Official 1997 Body-for-LIFE Champion and Body-for-LIFE World Ambassador

A Note From Porter to Eric

Dear Eric,

Well, we did it! I don't know how to thank you for all your help I couldn't have done it without you.

When we started our adventure, I really didn't think anyone but you and I thought we had a chance. That's really all the people who needed to believe it. 53 pounds in 12 weeks - and it has stayed off.

Without your routines, schedules, and diets, I would still be 240 pounds and miserable. We proved to the world that out of 54,000 competitors with mentors, you were the "best coach" for me.

In conclusion, let me say your friendship is the most valuable thing anyone could have. Beyond that, it has to be your ability to help others get fit. If people will listen to your advice and apply themselves, they can do anything they set their mind to. I did. Thank you for your friendship and guidance.

Your friend,
Porter Freeman

In 1997 Porter Freeman was doing all the wrong things relative to inviting good health, and it showed. He was weighing in excess of 240 pounds with nearly 30% bodyfat and had dangerously high blood pressue. He was living the "good life"- managing a successful chain of night clubs, always sharply dressed, enjoying all his favorite foods, while sometimes celebrating the moment with an extra drink or two. There seemed to be no desire from him to take firm control of his failing health, but then "it" happened.

An article by Bill Phillips featured in Muscle Media Magazine invited everyone in America to accept his unique 12-week Physique Transformation Challenge. . Not only could you take total control of your life and health, but along the way you could posibly win $50,000 and a new Lamborghini Diablo. It was as if Porter Freeman had just received a very personal invitation.

Porter accepted that challenge, and devoted himself to completely changing his lifestyle (and his life) during those 12 weeks. He shed over 50 pounds of heart-clogging fat and added nearly 10 pounds of muscle to his 47 year old body. His inspirational story has been read and seen by hundreds of thousands around the world, chronicled in the first chapter of the best-selling book "Body-for-LIFE" and featured in the dynamic film production BODY-of-WORK.

Porter left behind those old habits and that former career. He would eventually become the International Director of the world-wide Body-for-LIFE Challenge and has literally traveled the world giving hope, offering encouragement, and extending a helping hand to anyone who wants to improve upon their health. He is also active in several charities and is now proud to serve as a Richmond County Dep. Marshal. He still pursues a fit and healthy lifestyle, now some 13 years later. To hear Porter tell it, " Anyone can do this, and probably do better than I did. You just have to want it!"

I don't really know if you can do any better than he did, but what I do know is that we can all improve. The book "Body-for-LIFE " is one good place to find out how to "do it" and Porter's book, "Finally Fit at 50" is a great place to find out why you must do it. If you're being honest, you already know you need to do it.

Like the truth, Porter's story never changes .Like the truth, his story never gets old. I have had the priviledge of hearing him deliver his unique message throughout the country in churches, in various sales meetings, at health seminars and at conventions. Each time he speaks, people leave the packed auditorium inspired, anxious, and ready to take real control of their health and of their lives.

It is incredibly thrillling and rewarding to be a part of his amazing story.

It is an even bigger thrill to know Porter as my great friend.


Porter's story can be found in the inspirational video documentary "Body of Work" and the best selling book "Body-for-LIFE."

Click here to visit Porter's official website.

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