Our FitStar of the week is Scott Shirai from Boynton Beach, Florida. Scott has lost 30 pounds with the help of FitStar! He also is raising awareness about stomach cancer. November is Curing Stomach Cancer Month and Scott is helping lead the fight against it through his organization Debbie’s Dream Foundation.

Here are five facts you need to know about FitStar: Scott Shirai.

Curing Stomach Cancer Month

1.  How long have you been using FitStar and what Program do you use?

I’ve been using FitStar Basic for nearly a year. Since then, I’ve lost more than 30 pounds!  The Program is short, but intense and effective. Because I travel a lot, it’s something I can use on my iPhone wherever I go. I don’t need to find a gym or weights.

2. What’s your FitStar story?

I haven’t been below 160 pounds for twenty years. And although I’ve never been severely obese, I have had bouts with gaining weight over the years and once ballooned to 200 pounds on my 5’7″ frame.  I now weigh in at 158 thanks to the daily regimen by Tony Gonzalez, watching my diet and limiting my calories to 1,800 or less per day.

Because the month of November is Curing Stomach Cancer month, I felt it would befitting and timely to thank you, FitStar, for potentially saving me. You see, stomach cancer is not only the second leading cause of cancer deaths, but men, especially those who are Asian/Pacific Islanders, Hispanic and African American are at a higher risk of getting this deadly disease. I happen to be a Japanese American who was born in Hawaii.  My wife, MJ, and I now live in Boynton Beach, Florida.

3. Why is FitStar a good fit for you?

I used to work out in a gym for years and it was okay. But I now realize that a lot of the time was spent socializing and not paying attention to my real purpose of being there.  Tony’s constant encouragement and instruction motivate me to push through each workout and to complete them.

4. What have you gained by using FitStar?

In addition to losing the weight, I’ve also discovered that I have much more energy.  My muscle tone is better than it was 15 years ago when I played in the USTA 3.5 men’s tennis national championships. And the group that I currently play tennis with calls me “the rabbit” because I’m all over the courts.

5. What tips or advice do you have for others that may help get them started or keep going?

Arm yourself with knowledge about your health! I’d like to take this opportunity to share a little more about my organization. I’m Executive Director of Debbie’s Dream Foundation (DDF), a national and international nonprofit whose mission is to raise awareness about stomach cancer, advance funding for research, and provide education and support to patients, families, and caregivers. DDF’s ultimate goal is to make the cure for stomach cancer a reality. More information can be found on our website, Facebook and Twitter.

Have you or someone you know been affected by stomach cancer?

Keep Moving!

– Team FitStar