Client Recognition: Lewis Landerholm

I was sitting at a Portland coffee shop thinking about what to blog this morning. I am always trying to come up with a topic that inspires, educates, and/or is relative to the world of health and fitness. Then it came to me… Why not write about my clients who are currently in the trenches? The ones that show up day after day, month after month, and sometimes year after year!

I know just who to start with on this topic. His name is Lewis Landerholm. I can definitely check off all the categories with this guy.

  • Hard working

  • Perseverant

  • Respectful

  • Great attitude

  • Inspiring

and the list goes on…

I first met Lewis when he walked into my gym over a year ago. He was a successful businessman who had put his wife, kids, work, etc… in front of himself and while that is admirable, he had suffered the consequences physically. Lewis walked in the door ready to put in a little time for himself. He was ready to improve his fitness, strengthen his muscles, and get rid of the aches and pains of day to day office work. Many people come to Rogue Training Garage with similar goals and some do very well, most make excuses then eventually quit, and some are frightened and run immediately. Not Lewis. He squared off with the weights, did the work, kept coming back, and turned himself into what I jokingly refer to as the “Swedish Beast.” Now Lewis is a large guy in stature, 6’3” and was around 240 when he started. He could lift moderate weight (Ex: Deadlift was around 150 lbs.) but his back bothered him and he looked a little shaky, as most do, while lifting. He is now in the low 200’s with a much lower body fat level and his deadlift is approaching 450 lbs.! His back feels great, and his posture, structure, and energy are completely transformed. Definitely an admirable result!

How did Lewis do it? Did he take supplements? Was he on steroids? What’s his secret?

Here’s how he did it…

He used the F.T.D.I. program.

F.T.D.I.? What’s that?

Lewis made these remarkable increases in strength while losing over 30 lbs. in body fat by


That’s it! He did use a protein powder and he did change his diet, however there are no real secrets to his success. He had a coach that he listened to and followed the instructions!

Amazing huh?!

You’d be surprised how many people (overwhelming majority) cannot achieve this very simple task. I didn’t say easy. I said simple. While many people are making this way too complicated so they can use another excuse for their failure, Lewis used a supplement called “Grit” and another called “Dedication" to get his results. He did the work!

I just wanted to give a big shout out to Lewis Landerholm this week. He deserves it and my hat’s off to him for all his hard work and success! Great job Big Lou!

More client recognition to come so stay tuned!

Coach David Wayne