Denville Adams is a 12 years old male, who joined Live Light Live Right (LLLR) in August 2013. He has shown tremendous progress in the program. Through hard work and diligence he has decreased his percentage of body fat from 26.0% to 18.1% in a year. Denville says that he loves the exercise program. He likes the combination of the exercises such as squats, using weights, jump rope, step ups, and jumping jacks. He enjoys the strength training workout with trainer, Ms. Kim, at the Brooklyn Recreation Center. He praises her for motivating him to stay focused on becoming healthier. Denville continues his workout outside of the LLLR program, at home and in his martial arts class throughout the week.
Since Denville joined our program, his eating habits have greatly improved. Instead of sneaking and eating midnight snacks, he drinks water. He has maintained a healthier diet, decreased the amount of juice and increased the amount of water he drinks daily. His mom gives credit to the P.A.T.H. workshop for educating them with the significance of reading nutrition labels, which they do frequently. She sees the importance of the exercise program and prioritizes Saturdays to accommodate his exercise sessions at LLLR. His mom sets a great foundation for Denville by utilizing the tools gained from LLLR in their daily lives.
Denville’s advice to other children suffering from excess weight is,” If you are overweight…you have to turn fat into muscle.”