Posted on August - 6 - 2012 Comments Off

A day of fun at an amusement park turned into a wake-up call for Nat Ambrose. “I went to get on a roller coaster ride and couldn’t close the strap. I looked at my wife and said, ‘That’s no good. I’m going to die and I’m not even 50 yet.’ I started going to the Y and working out.”

At his heaviest, Nat weighed 308 pounds. Through regular workouts, he lost over 100 pounds. He credits Y staff and members, including workout buddies Jeff and Chris, for giving him the motivation he needed. “The Y was really supportive and worked with me. My fellow members made a commitment to me and I made a commitment to them not to give up.”

One year later, Nat got back on that same roller coaster ride. This time, the strap fit. “I laughed and said ‘I’m not in the big boy’s seat anymore; I can fit in the regular seat. It felt good.”

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