Dewald Pretorius takes on the weight loss challenge to lose 30 kilograms before his 30th birthday in June 2012! Follow him, his exercise/eating routine and become part of this 5 month journey! I was so pumped when I received a message from Dewald thanking me for the weekly workouts and tips that I provided through this website and my FunkMMA Strength and Conditioning site.  I was impressed, proud and found inspiration in Dewald’s success in losing 31kgs so far this year.  His hard work and dedication make me LOVE providing you with workouts, nutrition info and health tips that help you reach your goals, but this is about Dewald. He started his fat loss quest in January 2012 and on top of that put in on Facebook so that he was accountable to everyone for the goals that he set.  Take a page out of Dewald’s book and make yourself accountable for the goals that you set by telling people what you are doing. Check out and “LIKE” his page so you can follow his journey and perhaps get inspiration from his success. Message from DEWALD – FAT MAN DIARY “Hey Funk, Thanks for all the tips, really helping me a lot, and keeping things interesting!  I have lost 31kgs since January this year; still have another 10kgs or so to lose! Will hopefully be ripped by end of September! Your workouts and weekly emails really helped me a lot! Go over to  and check out my progress since January this year! 😉 – Dewald”   DO YOU HAVE A SUCCESS STORY WITH BEFORE AND AFTER PICS? Send your story and pics to me and be part of the Spartan Wall of Fame –


  Well Everyone  I’m at the end of my 8 week body transformation, and I feel amazing.    I started this transformation as an effort to get in shape before travelling to Mexico in January.  I wanted my body to be in better shape than it’s been in a long, long time.    The key to the rapid transformation has been a combination of cleansing with Isagenix Products and exercise in the form of Spartacus Bodyweight Workouts.  Isagenix is amazing for improving overall health, shedding unwanted fat and building lean muscle, but I knew if I wanted results, I needed to introduce a new exercise routine into my lifestyle.  I have no time to get to a gym and no desire to pay for a gym membership. 

Robin back in the day at 240lbs

So, I checked out Funk Roberts Spartacus Workout Blog and came across the Spartacus Bodyweight Workouts.  The workout routines are perfect.  No gym required no equipment necessary, just some space, a timer, and my own body weight.   I contacted Funk to let him know what I was about to embark on and received amazing support and encouragement. 8 weeks later I am down to 196 pounds from 218, a total of 22 pounds lost over 8 weeks and, as I said, I feel amazing.  In addition, I have really noticed an improvement in my athletic performance and my recovery from athletics.  On the volleyball court, I’m able to jump higher, hit harder, and play longer.  At soccer, I’m able to play the full game without a sub.  I’m agile and able to run hard right through to the end of the game.  I’m looking forward to continuing to cleanse and workout, working towards getting that ever elusive 6 pack. 

Robin After 8 Week Spartacus Bodyweight Workouts and Isagenix - 196lbs

It’s amazing how your body can transform when you combine Isagenix to cleanse your body, improve bodily functions, shed the unwanted body fat and promote the building of lean muscle with an outstanding workout routine like the Spartacus Bodyweight Workouts.   Thanks to everyone for your support If you’re looking to improve your health this year or shed those few extra pounds from Christmas, get in touch with both Funk Roberts and myself to help you get kick started.   Check out Isagenix at The Spartacus Bodyweight Workouts can be found at


Power Born – Start Weight 245lbs and Current Weight 218lbs
When I got the email and before/after picture from my man Power, I was blown away at what his hard work and dedication had produced. I was also very impressed with his PIPES (biceps) and new physique. These are the types of testimonials, pictures and feedback that keep the PASSION to share my fitness, nutrition and healthy lifestyle knowledge with you. First I want to congratulate Power Born on his amazing body and healthy lifestyle transformation. Your hard work and success inspires and motivates me to do what more of what I do and I hope it does others as well.
Quickly, Power contacted me some months back letting me know that he was going to make the change to a healthier lifestyle and that my workouts were going play a large part in it. I told him to take BEFORE PICTURES (something you should all do when starting any type of program) – fast forward 6 months later and check out the results…and he is still going. I love that Power used some of my workout programs (Spartacus and MMA workouts) and added his own flavour of running. It is great to personalize workout programs when you can as well. But I digress, I took snippets of Power’s email to me, so you get an idea of his story. The best thing is that he is still going as Power has a set a GOAL with a TARGET DATE (something you should all do when starting any type of program) Power Born – Start Weight 245lbs and Current Weight 218lbs “Funk, I know it’s been awhile since we talked, I finally got those before and after pic’s for you. I want to thank you for the bodyweight workouts; they had a heavy part in me getting to the shape that you will see. I’m going for 200lbs by my birthday which is 10/30. The way I accomplished my goals was by keeping track of my weight every day. My diet is light during the day with a protein shake in the morning after my workout. Then I drink plenty of water during the day to help that protein through my system. My workout has been the Spartacus workout each month for the most part on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. On Tuesday and Thursday I do your MMA workouts. In the first few, months I did 4 miles of jogging after each workout and only jogged on my non-resistance days which are Saturday and Sunday. Then in the last three months I have jogged first and then did the resistance, which shocked my body. I tend not to do 3 full rounds of the workouts, usually two rounds at the most. The 28 miles I was logging per week really helped lean me up. The main thing people have to realize is you have to work out to keep the metabolism churning away so when you eat at night you won’t be hurting you efforts. Funk, you are definitely a large part of my motivation.”