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Brian Pang Interview

posted on April 25, 2019

I noticed Brian, one of our yoga instructors, was looking slim and trim this spring. So I pressed him- tell me about! Brian lost 30lbs by getting to a doctor to deal with his sleep apnea, committing to one class at UF per week, and being consistent in showing up! It sounds easy, right? Watch the video or check out the highlights below to see Brian’s insight on how he was able to achieve this weight loss goal for himself.

(0:47) My main motivation was to be healthier. I’m not getting any younger and I’m at a stage in my life where I needed to do more than I was doing in terms of physical activity and really needed to start to pay attention to my diet. My sleep apnea diagnosis was the big push for me to become more active.

(3:00) I started with one class a week and just worked up from there. Cardio Lab was the first class I took.

(4:30) Dating back to last year I’ve lost 30lbs. And there is no quick fix, it took small steps.

(6:00) I’m trying to get into the mindset that this is a lifestyle- something that doesn’t end. And I want to remain active throughout.

(7:30) Casey- In my first yoga class, I didn’t know where the ‘front’ of the room was. Brian- so don’t be afraid to ask questions!

(8:30) (Hesitantly) Alison’s class is the one I have to get mentally prepared for.

(9:40) Casey- To sum up how you did it (losing 30lbs), you got a CPAP, you took a small step and committed to one class a week, and you consistently showed up to do it.


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