Michael Thurmond first caught our attention in the early 1980s, with the beginning of his 6 Week Body Makeover, a weight-loss and body sculpting program tailored to suit each individual’s metabolism and weight loss needs. Today, the six week makeover program is still going strong and Michael has joined the American reality series, Extreme Makeover to help participants attain their body and dreams through customized diet and exercise programs.
According to Michael, his passion for fitness began at a very early age. A fat, nerdy kid who ate for emotional fulfilment, Michael learned how positive thinking along with diet, cardiovascular exercise, and weight training could make him the master of his own body. Using that knowledge and power, Michael went on to change himself – winning several body building trophies along the way. Then he decided to use his knowledge to help others; and embarked upon a mission to help Americans get fit and feel great.
The 6 Week Body Makeover
Michael began the 6 Week Body Makeover program in San Francisco, where it got immediate attention. Then, in 1989 Michael moved to Los Angeles, where through word of mouth, his program gained popularity with the LA crowd. Today, Michael has 25 locations throughout Southern California, each staffed by trainers specially-trained in Michael’s methodology. In addition to his California locations, Michael also offers his program to an America-wide audience through his website, via infomercials, and regular appearances on the Home Shopping Network. His most recent endeavour is the Michael Thurmond Spa Body Makeover, offered at the Loews Hotel in Santa Monica, California.
The crux of Michael’s method is helping dieters determine how their body responds to food and from that, determining their metabolic type. This, Thurmond claims, is the key to getting good results in a shorter time frame. From there, a customized makeover is created based upon your body type and needs. Follow the program and you will see results.
While Michael does promote a balanced diet and includes exercise, he also suggests that exercise need only target specific muscles in problem areas – and that goes against our fitness common sense. Michael also suggests that you only need 30-36 minutes per week; which we feel just isn’t enough. Finally, participation in his program can be expensive. So, if you are considering losing weight with Michael Thurmond, we would suggest visiting the website and forums to see what others have to say about it before committing.