Thinking about training with me? Here’s what other people have to say.
“Not only is Richard one of the most knowledgable people in the industry, he is tough when necessary, but understanding of life and circumstances. He’s available for questions when you need him and he pushes you to be the best version of you. I looked to Richard on a daily basis for help and encouragement. He was by and far one of my greatest assets as I prepared for Miss America 2013!” – Mallory Hagan (Miss America 2013)
“I’ve tried a lot of diet and exercise plans before, read all the right books, tried all the right approaches, tracked all of my steps and workouts, but working with Dick was a turning point. He’s knowledgable and informative without being judgmental, which keeps me accountable and motivated without fear that slipping up will ruin everything. You won’t just lose pounds or inches, you’ll learn to live a better, more active, more fulfilled life—and you won’t hate every minute of the journey.” – Alan Henry (LifeHacker)
“Dick rocks.” – Alicia
“After years of attempted dieting, Dick Talens has let me get in touch with the fit person within. With a ridiculous life and work schedule, and a long term history of being overweight and very unfit, this was my last chance to get in control. Dick’s diet and exercise program is well-researched and sensible. But his strength is in adapting the program for people who haven’t managed to figure it out for themself. He helped me, and continues to help me, get the head-space to get fit.” – Dr. Cris
“I have worked with several coaches in the past but none of them have been like working with Dick. From the moment I first spoke to Dick, he was very understanding of my situation and my past obstacles that have lead me to where I am today. Being able to share my story and worries about my weight with him was easy because he was someone who had a similar background, which in my opinion makes for a good coach since he can truly empathize. It’s a plan that is realistic for my lifestyle.” – Esther C.
“I have worked with several coaches in the past but none of them have been like working with Dick. From the moment I first spoke to Dick, he was very understanding of my situation and my past obstacles that have lead me to where I am today. Being able to share my story and worries about my weight with him was easy because he was someone who had a similar background, which in my opinion makes for a good coach since he can truly empathize. It’s a plan that is realistic for my lifestyle.” – Jennefer J.
“I was over 300 pounds, I had decided that nothing could ever work for me. Anything that did work was so miserable, I couldn’t sustain it and I would gain everything back. Then I start training with Dick. He is patient, kind, but also pushes me to be my best. He has a plan I can stick to (30 pounds lost so far), but more importantly I view food differently now and I can forgive myself for overeating. If you’ve given up, you need to work with Dick. He will change your life. I know he changed mine.” – Yvette P.
“This has been a life changing group for me. As cliché as that sounds. Wish I had done it earlier. I’ve lost 6 inches off of my waist measurements but from before and after I’ve lost 7.6 pounds. Looks like I’ve lost more but you know, screw you scale. I have a lot more energy, I’m way more confident, I’m wearing a smaller pant size and top size. I had shoulder surgery a month before this started and I’m stronger now than I was before I was injured.” – Denise
“Ok I started at 150 a few months ago and I am at 131.2 today… WOW. if you told me in June this was possible I might have punched you in the neck. But man it is and i did it and thank god for Dick!!! When I go to my oncologist appointment and step on their scale I will have lost 21 lbs since I last was there in April . I wonder what my doc will say, he’s pretty much a non talker.. ha ha. So happy, feeling super good about myself and my look. Thanks to all of you for your support too!” – Debbie Y
“Despite being a busy father of 3 who works all the time, I haven’t been this lean since high school.” – Bert N.
“Of course I am thrilled with my results. But more than that, I’ve got the knowledge, tools, and confidence to take it from here. I can filter out bad diet and training advice. I can design my own programs to suit my goals. I can run experiments and assess the results reliably. Dick’s program wasn’t just a few months of handholding; it was a holistic (re)education in fitness and nutrition that simply isn’t available anywhere else.”
“The program has helped me in other aspects of my life I did not expect at the beginning! I have to say that I’m very impressed, In only 3 months I have changed my diet and with only 3 hours per week I’m now very proud of the results on my body. Sometimes in the year, I have a very long weeks with even more than 80 hours of intellectual work, and with my diet I feel plenty of energy and I sleep better too. In few words, I’m very happy with the results!”
“I cannot begin to recommend Dick enough. He has totally changed my outlook and is most definitely a fat loss wizard. I’m shedding fat like crazy and every week I have to notch my belt a little tighter. And yet I still get to eat plenty of food and don’t suffer from deprivation (no banned food groups here) or hunger.” – Victoria B
“After training on my own for a few years and not getting the results I’d like, I was pleased to get a chance to work with Dick as part of his YUT Fitocracy group training program. Although I have become fairly knowledgeable of training and nutrition on my own, it was extremely helpful to get Dick’s help on training and especially nutrition, particularly around how to continue to make progress despite lots of business and personal travel and a busy schedule. It was also great to get support from fellow group members around struggles we were having as a group or individually. Although I’m not quite where I’d like to be, I’m pleased to say that I’m in the best shape of my life at age 47!”
“I always thought that losing weight meant being hungry and doing hours of cardio. With Dick’s help and guidance, I’ve come to realize that I can stay full all day (like, insanely full) and still lose weight. By providing us with educational readings and slowly introducing a new diet and workout routine, I feel like I am fully prepared to take on my long term goal of getting healthy and fit! I never realized how little I knew about fitness until I started this program.” – Emily M
“Dick got me ripped despite working a super stressful job at Amazon. Thanks, Dick!” – Jon M.
“I was in a stressful place and unhappy with what the stress had done to my body. With Dick’s help I’ve already lost 12 pounds and 2” off my waist IN ONE MONTH. Not only is the fat dropping but Dick helped create a plan that made my work at the gym pay off even more. The ugly bumps and lumps of fat on my body are being replaced by muscles. Now my body is an anti-stressor for me and something I’m starting to be proud of!” – Michael F