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Proven weight loss programs: Profiting From The Obesity Epidemic

29119_128024923888197_5174866_nOh to be trim and slim. Next to the the fountain of youth, what else generates more interest and excitement than weight loss. How to be trim, slender and streamlined?

It is a mistake to assume that overweight people are, happy and jolly and like being overweight. The fact is, they have resigned themselves to what they perceive as their destiny, have tried multiple ways to lose weight and have failed. They are frustrated. If there was a magic pill that could help them lose weight, they would get it no matter what it cost.

Weighing in on America’s Health Crisis — THE OBESITY EPIDEMIC

* Fact: Americans rank #1 in obesity worldwide

* Nearly 70% of adults are overweight, of which 35% are obese.

Being overweight has direct ties to…… SERIOUS HEALTH RISKS


* Leading cause of death for men and women in the United States

* Every year about 720,000 American’s have a heart attack


*29.1 MILLION Americans have diabetes

*Cases have doubled over the last 30 years


* About 70 million American adults have high blood pressure. That’s about 1 out of every 3 adults.

CANCER: Obesity is also directly linked with increased risk of the following types of cancer….

* Breast * Colorectal *Gallbladder * Liver * Prostate * Kidney * Uterine *Cervical * Endometrial * Pancreatic * Thyroid * Ovarian *Esophageal


Just think of the first three letters in the word diet—-DIE and you can see why so man people hate to go on diets. And when they do, what is the result? Temporary weight loss. They are hungry, tired, irritable, under nourished and generally lose lean tissue and water primarily with very little fat. They end up looking like smaller fat people with lots of FLAB hanging all around.

And then when they go back to their regular foods and eating habits, they put all the weight back on plus some more.

While the title of this article is Profiting from the Obesity Epidemic, it not merely about a money making business opportunity, it is about reaching out with a helping hand to those who are facing this obesity epidemic and don’t know any way to get past it. OBESITY IS A KILLER. MAKE NO MISTAKE ABOUT IT. IF YOU KNEW OF A WAY TO SAVE SOMEONE’S LIFE OR AT LEAST POTENTIALLY EXTEND THEIR LIFE, YOU WOULD WOULDN’T YOU?


So many programs, diets, pills, lotions etc have been designed to help with weight loss. And what has been the result? Americans are getting fatter every year. Look at these stats:

According to research from the National Institute of Health (“NIH”), the percentage of adults considered overweight, obese, or extremely obese in the U.S. had climbed to 75% by 2010 (and is even higher in recent years).

Source: NIH

Similar to the NIH findings, research from the World Health Organization (“WHO”) estimated that worldwide obesity has more than doubled since 1980 (with 39% of adults being overweight while 13% are obese). This signifies that the weight loss market is gigantic. People need help. What has been out there so far is not working.

The Answer – Targeted Weight Loss Programs that actually work.

I have written several articles here on linkedin about using protein and meal replacement shakes to lose weight, safely, quickly and effectively. And perhaps even more importantly, have a overall eating plan and program that will keep the weight off permanently.

With so many shakes on the market, why use this one? Because it uses complex carbohydrates, not refined sugars like 99% of the other shakes out there, it also contains complete protein with all of the amino acids in the right balance so can be utilized completely by the body unlike 99% of the other shakes out there. It also provides soluable fiber which fills you up and helps you eliminate, contains 50% or more of the known and many unknown vitamins and minerals, essential fatty acids, digestants, herbs, nutraceuticals and more.

There is no other shake on the market that even comes close. I feel very qualified to say that in that I have been using protein shakes since 1964.

I have had clients who wouldn’t buy or did buy this product from me awhile back, then switched to one of the cheaper OTC shakes and now are coming back. Why? Those other shakes didn’t deliver. They are cheaper for a reason.

With this shake you get all the nutrition your body needs hence you are not starving and looking for something sweet to eat which blows your diet. And it is also time released so you get a constant flow of nutrition all day long unlike those other shakes where you get one big shot and 1 hour later you are looking for something to eat again.

Even if you are getting good quality nutrition, there is a good chance, especially if you are past 40, even 30 that you are not absorbing those nutrients. Over years of faulty eating, our bodies get clogged and cannot use the nutrients we take in. Hence we need to cleanse our system. Enter this product:

Reneu is a colon, inner body and total body cleanser. It removes toxins and poisins and allows your body to utilize the nutrients from the shake and other quality foods you will be eating. We have all heard that the average person has 7-25 lbs of undigested matter in their body. It is true. Eating a high fiber diet alone will not get rid of it. Reneu will.

Client talked to a friend of hers who turned out to be a self styled self proclaimed nutriton “expert” who read some books and articles. He advised my client that she could get a good cleansing product at any good health food store and for less money than what mine cost. RESULT? She came back and bought my product again. Why? She got the worse case of diarhea from that other herbal product that the “expert” recommended and had an embarrassing accident in front of family and friends. Be careful what you buy and who you take advice from.

As we age, our metabolisms slow down. We move less and are not as active. Even younger people have slow metabolisms. That was my problem, all my life which is why I was always flabby for as long as I can remember, even when I only weighed 100 lbs.!!!!!!

So to resolve that issue, we offer Xanolean Supreme. A natural and safe fat burner. This product will melt the fat right off you.

Xanolean works like the fat burners of the 1990s except it is safe. I’ve been using it and I had a heart attack 8 years ago so have to be very careful on what I take. This is like aerobics in a bottle.

There are other fat burner products out there. Many are just over priced caffeine capsules or tablets. REMEMBER: You want a product that actually burns fat. Ours does. The others………………..?????????????????????

Finally there is Trimbolic. If you are like me and have those love handles on the sides of your waist, fatty tissue on the back of your upper thighs and across your lower back, this product is for you. Great for women who have cellulite. That fat gone wrong on the hips, buttocks and thighs. I will only add that I used to have love handles, fatty tissue. NO MORE. GONE! Thanks to Trimbolic along with the other FFN products, dieting and exercise. NOTE: Dieting and exercise alone did not do it for me. Nor did just the shakes, cleanser and fat burner. It was adding Trimbolic that made the difference.

We have the products. The challenge is getting them out to the people who never even heard of us. Our company has been around since 1989—-28 years of service and millions of happy customers —–YET MILLIONS MORE NEVER EVEN HEARD OF US!!!! We need to spread the word.

How lucrative is this industry?

I hope I won’t offend anybody by talking marketing and $$$$. Let’s take a look at the opportunity we have here.


* $955 Billion is spent annually on weight loss, nutrition, beauty and anti-aging products

* The financial opportunity created by the wellness industry for entrepreneurs is now greater than ever before.

Economist Paul Zane Pilzer predicted in the 2000’s that wellness would become the next trillion $$$$ industry. He was conservative



But I don’t want to get into one of those Network Marketing/MLM deals. Too many people already doing that. It is saturated. ENT!

FACT: 55,000 Americans join a network marketing company every week! It is now bigger than ever and growing faster than ever.

You’re  at the right place in the right time. Even if you don’t join FFN today, it is very likely that your family, your friends, your co-workers will be joining FFN or another network marketing company and asking you to join them. So why don’t you take a serious look at this opportunity, become a professional over the next 2.5 – 3 years and capitalize on the gold rush of supplemental income.

And even if your weight is under control right now, you probably want to stay trim or use our targeted skin are, wellness, nutrition or sports supplements.

Weight loss is our flagship program. Because it is such a big issue. But there is much more.

I can be reached by phone/text (407) 761-3055 email:


Are you ready for the coming EXPLOSION in network marketing??

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TOP REP EARNS OVER $13 MILLION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Are you sick & tired of reading ads on business opportunities that sound too good to be true and once you check them out they are in fact TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE.???

Do you know of anyone who is seriously interested in Losing Weight and/or Earning Extra Income?? Or starting their own business???

I was out and about in the field yesterday and asked these very questions to total strangers. Within a short period of time, I found 10 people who either became customers or business builders. This one is easy folks when done properly. And speaking of weight loss, we are right now entering the busiest time of year for our industry as people want to trim down for the warm weather, beach season, weddings, parties, graduations, anniversies, get togethers etc.

As stated in the headline above., top rep in this company earned over $13 MILLION DOLLARS with this opportunity. He has earned $500,000+ per year for 15 years straight. Not a one time hit or one trick pony.

My sponsor has been earning $100,000+ every year since 1991. Longer term residual income.

And the best part is 99.99999999% of people have never heard of this company even though it has been around for 27 years. The best of all worlds. A ground floor opportunity with a established infrastructure in place.

If you have been in network marketing, you know it can be a grind. Over time, if you work, you can do well. The bad thing is that heretofore it took time to build your distributorship and see any meaningful gains, unless of course you were already a heavy hitter and just moved your downline from one company to a new one. Not everyone has that advantage.


Here finally is a company that gives people who are willing to work real money, real money RIGHT AWAY!


First, when you start with this company by reaching some easily achievable volume, you can earn a one time bonus check of $800. This occurs in your first month only.

How many of you have worked your buns off for a whole month only to see a massive bonus check for your first month of around $33 or even less?? That doesn’t have to happen anymore.

NEXT THERE ARE fast start bonuses where you can earn $20 to $100 when you enroll new distributors based on your rank. These are repeatable and are paid WEEKLY!

Isn’t that exciting??? If it’s not now, wait untill you see your check! But wait, there is still more….

Next and this really gets exciting, is the TEAM BONUSES. With Team Bonuses you can earn up to $3100 per week! Now even though I spelled it correctly I am sure that went right over most your heads. You read it and no doubt thought I meant a $3100 bonus per year or maybe per month. NO! Per week! $3100 per week. With the potential of Up to $166,400 per annum based on your rank on that bonus alone! How does your current marketing plan compare to that? Don’t answer. I already know.


Next as you build your network and your team grows, as they reach leadership positions, you can earn royalty override bonuses of up to 8% five levels deep based on your rank. Then Infinity Bonuses of up to 2.25%! But there is still more!

Next there are rank advancement bonuses of $250 to $15,000. A one time bonus on top of all the other bonuses already mentioned.

And there is still more!

This company also offers a luxury Mercedes Benz Car program. The company will pay you an additional car bonus to be used to lease a Mercedes of $600 to $1200 per month towards the lease. If you elect not to get a Mercedes-Benz, you have the option of earning a $300 monthly cash bonus instead.


And you can also qualify for travel. The company will pay your way to exotic places all over the world.

This business is Fun, Simple and Easy.

This company offers the best of all worlds: Weekly and Monthly Checks. B-I-G DOLLARS. Earn money right away plus build long term residual income.

In my 42 years of being in this industry, I have never seen any company with a marketing plan even close to this one.


You would expect me to tell you that our products are the best. And I will do just that because they are. Repeat sales and large numbers of referrals speaks for itself. People tell people. Friends tell friends. Satisfied customers ask to be distributors (What a refreshing change that is) Customers who use these products become walking and talking advertisements. Business explodes. Before you know it, you have a stampede of people wanting these products. And that is how it happens.

* Products are affordable

* Products in demand

* Repeat Buyers

* Generate Referrals

* Products deliver on their promises

* Real People – Real results.

Our company has a complete line of nutrition, weight loss, wellness, sports nutrition, anti-aging and beauty products. They are all fast sellers, repeat business and generate referrals.

Another bonus I failed to mention is retail profit. You can earn 20%-40% retailing these incredible products, get paid daily on those profits. And you can recieve a 20% to 40% discount on your own purchases.

Before you say, “Been there, done that” Or “Weight loss Programs??” Let me ask you, do you watch television? What is the biggest product being pitched on tv? It’s weight loss OR wellness OR beauty products OR Sports Nutrition OR anti aging, with weight loss being #1.

My first adventure in network marketing was with the very first high protein milkshake. Being in the first company was exciting. Business exploded. It seemed so easy. But guess what happened? Within 6 months, over 400 copycat companies emerged. A major health food store chain started marketing a copycat product similiar to our and sold it for less. They advertised it on tv —- MASS MARKET. Guess what?? It didn’t matter. Our business still grew. What all these copycats companies did was soften the business and it became even easier.

Some people said it would never last. The diet shake industry didn’t even exist prior to 1975. Today it is estimated to be a $10 billion industry and growing. THAT IS JUST DIET SHAKES ALONE! ONCE THOUGHT OF AS A FAD, NOW A HOT NEW TREND AND GETTING BIGGER ALL THE TIME.

* $955 Billion is spent Annually on weight loss, nutrition, wellness, anti aging, sports supplements and beauty products. This industry is H-U-G-E

* Wellness is a $3.4 Billion Global Industry 3 x bigger than the worldwide pharmaceutical industry.


* Network Marketing Worldwide sales are $183 billion

* 55,000 Americans join a network marketing company every week.

* By 2020, 40% of American’s will be doing some kind of freelance work to supplement their incomes

Checking this out costs you nothing. Missing out costs you everything.

Call or text me (407-761-3055

You’ll be glad you did.

I get mixed responses from my posts here on facebook. Some people love them and tell me to please continue, a few get angry while others say absolutely nothing. I guess that is a good balance.

My facebook friends are also quite diverse. There are people that I grew up with, family members, former neighbors, people I went to school with from grade school through high school, people who I have worked with in Pennsylvania, People I have worked with here in Orlando, many are from sports especially weightlifting /bodybuilding/powerlifting and a whole bunch are from network marketing going back to 1975. I love staying in touch with everyone.

So as to put everyone on the same page, I thought I would give a quick overview of my background and what motivates me to do what I do.

When I get involved with something I think that everyone and their brother needs it too. For example when I got in to weight training and physical culture  in 1964, I told everyone that they should lift weights and take nutritional supplements. It didn’t matter if they were male, female, young or old.

People thought I was crazy! Some people got into it, many are still in to it today and thank me for my “overzealessness” as they called it back then. Funny thing though. When I go into the gym I see everybody lifting weights these days, male, female, young and old. So I guess I was on the right path.

In the 1970’s I got into competitive powerlifting. over a 5 year period I competed in 100 competitions, won 80 first places including the YMCA Nationals, was twice North American AAU champion, won 30 best lifter awards broke a slew of state and national powerlifting records, broke the world meet recrod in the bench press at the World Powerlifitng Championships in 1973, broke the North American AAU record in the benchs press in 1974 and again in 1975 and at one point was ranked among the top three in the world in my weight class. (165 lb class, June 1974 at the AAU PA State Championships.)

Around the same time I got into promoting powerlifting and bodybuilding events and I brought the biggest names in the game to my little town in Berwick,Pa. population of around 9,000.   When I say largest i am serious  —like 6’5 275 lb Lou Ferrigno who of course went on to play THE Incredible Hulk on tv and when I say the best I mean the former governor Arnold Schwarzenneggar who went on to  become one of the biggest box office draws and a best selling author not to mention 5 time Mr. Universe and 7 time Mr. Olympia PLUS stars like Serge Nubret and many other Mr. America and Mr. Universe/Mr Olympia winners of that era.

People said that Berwick was too small of an area to support major events like these. Guess again. The event with Arnold had the largest audience ever seen in any bodybuilding contest in Pennsylvania.

When I was competing in powerlifitng meets, I found a secret weapon. While others were using dangerous anabolic steriods, I was using high quality nutritional supplements. To drop my weight quickly I would go on a high protein program with additional supplements. I could drop 20 lbs in 2 weeks and not lose any strength. This was unheard of and claimed to be impossible even by the steriod users. Yeah, that’s why I called it my “secret weapon.” And it worked everytime.

The steriod addicts thought that I was on some secret steriod that they didn’t know about. Result? I won 80 first places, was ranked third in the world in my weight class and broke the world meet record in the bench press.

This is not to brag but only to tell you what motivates me and why I am so excited about nutritonal products and believe n them so strongly. They have worked for me. I have walked the walk and not doing this to make a fast buck. It’s my passion. At least the products I have used delivered on their promises.

In 1975 I discovered network marketing. TO SOME people that is a bad two words.

For me it was as exciting as weight training was to me in the 1960’s, only in a different way. At the time I was working as a Radiology Transporter making about $250 a week in 1976 $$$ and driving a 4 year old Ford Pinto. A few months later I was generating $7,000 in monthly sales and driving a Lincoln Continental Mark V.  But by far the most significant benefit was the results that clients got from using that product. It was astounding. People tell me it changed their lives. And those who got into the business found anywhere from a few extra hundred to a couple of thosand extra each month to play with. Remember this was in the 70’s during the Carter days and a wicked recession.

In 1976 I was introduced to the first Hi Protein Meal Replacement weight loss program, a product called SLENDER NOW. Since I was no longer training regularly or competing, I had gained a fast 30 lbs of blubber. I lost those 30 lbs in record time and with little exercise. I started telling others about it and they got the same or similiar results; rapid and safe weight loss, increased self esteem, dramatic changes. So anybody who came within 2 feet of me heard about it as well as the business opportunity.

Around that same time there was a dangerous fad diet called Liquid Protein. I warned people about this gimmicky diet and even wrote an article about it in my local newspaper. Promoters of this junk were furious at me. They said I was attacking their product because it was competition for the Slender Now products I used myself and promoted. I issued a challenge and asked the promoters if they actually used the liquid protein product and suggested a weight loss contest putting our users vs theirs and people could judge not only who lost the most weight and inches but more importantly, who looked healthier and better. They refused. BUT……2 months later the government issued a recall on the Fad Liquid Protein Diet. Over 1000 people died from using that junk….the liquid protein fad diet.  Any diet program that restricts you to only 330 calories a day as the liquid protein diet did for an extended period of time is extremely dangrous. And it was.

I am totally opposed to any kind of gimmicky or fad diet plans. If it hasn’t worked for me and if I see anything wrong with it, I won’t market it irregardless how much money is supposedly being made by the promoters.

In the 1980’s I warned about The Cambridge Diet too. Another fad diet that was a lot like liquid protein, dangerous and caused numerous deaths.

In the 1990’s I WARNED about the fat burner products that contained ephedra and ma huang. Again the promoters were furious at me. How many people died from using that junk?

Like I said, I am against fad and dangerous diets, pills and other junk as well as  get rich quick schemes and scams. It bothers me when I hear that some people have been creamed, steamed and dry cleaned by some fast talking promoter. And it bothers me even more when people think that all programs are the same.

On December 21, 2009, I was hit with a mx missile of sorts in the form of a Myo Carditis attack. Myo Cardis is a viris that enters the heart and it can be and has been known to be lethal. I had congestive heart failure and nearly went into cardiac arrest. At the same time I was diagnosed as having a tumor on my left kidney. WHAT? How could this happen to me? I never smoked, drink moderately, take supplements, was working out and watch my diet. Well for one thing, my diet was more than just a little loose. The supplements I was taking were from the retail store shelf, not the best quality. I went against my own advice and opted for cheaper products  so as to be able to put money in my compaines 401 (k) plan. This almost killed me! The supplements were sheap for a reason. Low quality.  And cancer and heart disease runs on both sides of my family.

My surgeon tells me that I was too weak for surgery from the Myo Cardiits. That my heart would never hold up. He said that we needed to wait at least 4-6 months for me to rest and hopefully be recovered by then, but even then there would be a 50-50 chance of my surviving surgery.

I said “How about three weeks?’ He said impossible. So I said, “How about if I come back in three weeks, you put me through a battery of tests and then let the tests determine if I am ready?” He said ok but again said it was

“Impossible.” And then he said, “You are not thinking of exercising I hope! The theory that exercise can strengthen a weak heart is a myth. And in your present condition, exercise can do more harm than good. ”  I said, Yeah right!

The day I was released from the hospital I went right to the health food store and loaded up on supplements like Co-enzyme Q10, Fish oil, high potency Vitmain E, Alpha Lipoic Acid and in particular some super supplements Zavita, Trimbolic, 8RX and Cardio 1st.  I also followed the Suddenly Slim weight Loss program. My doctor told me I need to lose weight. I also started a exercise program first day out of the hospital. That included a massive 5 mins of walking very slowly on a treadmill on a flat surface and going for short walks. I was wasted.





 The myo carditis caused congestive heart failure fo me. I nearly died. And was in bad shape.  Ask anyone who has had cardiac issues. Recovery is slow and painful. And it was for me, at first. I remember walking out of church holding my chest and having breathing issues. It would be a long road back. Maybe I overloaded my promises this time and opened my big mouth too soon. But I was facing a time table challenge. I had to get better fast to be ready for surgery so continued with the exercise and nutritional program and by the way prayed a lot.

I started to feel a lot better.

Three weeks later I show up in his office. He sends me over to the hospital. I get MRI, Cardiac Catherization, EKG some ultra sound and other tests. He comnes back while I am enjoying that delicious hospital food (yuck!!!) takes his glasses off, rubs his face and then smiles at me and says, “I have never seen such a remarkable change in someone in the condition you were in a few weeks ago in any time period let alone three weeks. This is remarkable and I am prepared to clear you for surgery as soon as you like.”

What did I do? To recap,  I went on quality nutritional supplements, started a very mild exercise program (started walking about 10 feet and walking slowling on a treadmill for 5 minutes and I was wasted and then added on from that), within 2 weeks I was up to 20 minutes on the treadmill, had increased the speed and was walking a mile out doors everyday and something else: I prayed a lot. I was on a leave of absense from work so visited my church everyday. This was a must do event. I had to get my heart healthy again for surgery or that blasted tumor would grow and then I would be looking at chemo therapy and there was a strong possibility that I would not recover. My doctor told me that the tumor would quickly spread from my kidney to my lungs and then spread like wildfire th roughout my body.

With those kinds of odds I can get very motivated and do what some people think is “Impossible.”

Losing a kidney is not a huge deal, you can live on a 1/4 of one kidney, my issue was my heart which had taken a beating from the Myo Carditis and congestive heart failure. My Doctor told me that very few people survive congestive heart failure and that of those who do, many are not around a  year later or are very weak, almost invalids. I was determined not to be one of those statistics.

So I survived that. A few months later I am sitting at a red light in my car and get rear ended by a 19 year old driving a SUV. I was driving a Nissan Maxima, pretty heavy car. It was totaled and I ended up with heriated discs in my neck and lower back and a torn knee pad in my right knee plus bulging discs in both my neck and lower back.

Exercise was impossibe and even walking was difficult. By May of this year my weight had balooned up to 255 lbs of pure blubber. And I am only 5’4. So that is a lot of blubber on a small guy! I started having pains in my chest again along with breathing problems and a lot of pain walking. My knee especially was killing me. I couldn’t even walk my dog, my wife had to. And I was experiencing pain in my neck and lower back. Of the 8 discs in my neck, five were herniated and the other three were bulging. Same with my lower back.

At this point I was both mad and frustrated. Prior to the accident I had dropped my weight, was working out and feeling pretty good after the Myo Carditis. Now I had regained all the weight I lose and was having heath isssues again.

Several people began telling me about First Fitness. I said “No way, no how. Been there done that deal before  I couldn’t help but notice that these people had all lost a considerable amount of weight since I last saw them.

I went to church and saw somebody with a bumper sticker on her car. It said, “Get Suddenly Slim, ask me how?” That was a no brainer. I knew what company uses that saying.

Long story made short I decided to get back on First Fitness Products again. . On Sept 2, 2015, I began using the quick start program. I lost 5 lbs in three days and over 20 lbs in a month. Within days the aches and pains in my neck, back and knee went away.

In July, I felt good enough to start going to the gym again. The treadmill and lifecycle were a real challenge due to my right knee injury. I could barely last 10 minutes on each.

This week I am up to 45 minutes on the treadmill and 30 -60 minutes on the lifecycle.

I am especially proud of the fact that I can now set the treadmill at a speed and and incline that I have not used since before my Myo Carditis attack nearly 2 years ago! I am also pumping some serious iron again. And two days ago for the first time since the accident, I can use weight resistance for leg exercises like leg extensions and leg presses without pain.

Jeesh Tony. What are you doing writing a book? I know that’s a lot of writing there. No, not a book. Just telling my story and why I do what I do. Hopefully you may find something in it and understand why I do what I do.

By the way,  my weight hit 192 lbs. by Christmas 2015 Down from 255 lbs last Sept. I never suggest anything that I don’t use myself.

Since getting into First Fitness, I’ve been hearing from all sorts of people trying to get me into their “deal” and why it’s the best thing going.

Consequently, I do post updates on how I am doing with the business as well as with my weight loss and fitness. Some people cautioned me, “That ole dog don’t hunt anymore.” ENT! Guess again guys. In terms of network marketing companies, First Fitness is the best thing going. That is why I passed on the others and still say no to the other offers. I wanted to be a part of a company that is solid, time tested, clean and had proven products and a proven marketing system that worked for everyone.  AND…still has a career opportunity and growth potential..

Owing to my health problems, I wanted to be sure that whatever products I used were the absolute best quality available and safe for everyone who used them. And for a long time I have been looking for a weight loss product that delivered like Slender Now did back in the 1970’s. I’ve found it with First Fitness.

We also have a very powerful medical and scientific advisory board, second to none. One of our members is a noble laureate.  If  you are putting products into your system, you have beeter be sure that they were developed by people who know what they are doing. Many companies scrap together products and then test market them on the public. Not all network marketing companies are good.

I was also looking for a company that had good leadership. The CEO of First Fitness created a comapny in the 1970s that went from 0 to over $300 million in sales in under 3 years. In all the years that I have been in network marketing and with other companies,  I have bever seen a better leader.

Some people confuse First Fitness with other MLM companies.  This is a new and different puppy. The products  and marketing plan have been revamped. The shakes now come in 2 different flavors and are delicious. Our weight loss plan is a complete program providing all the nutrition you need everyday and includes four formulas. Most of the products have been reformulated and are now new and improved. I am especially impressed with the changes and improvement in quick start weight loss program.  The shakes, Trimbolic Biomega, Zavita and Energy drink products make a great substitute for cofee and soda. In fact I  have many people who have kicked the coffee, iced tea and soda habits.

Many companies offer just a shake or diet drink or something that curbs the appetite so you eat less. In my mind, these type of products fall into the same category as the liquid protein and other fad diets of old.  Be careful!

A few years ago, First Fitness came out with a product called Cardio First and 8RX. I sincerely believe that these two products played an integral role in my rapis recovery.  and it is the buzz of the industry. First Fitness launched a sports nutriional line which is absolutely incredible.  And First Fitness has a complete line of Herbal nutrtiional products that are state of the art.  Since starting on the products 18 months ago, I have never felt better.

So hopefully this will tell you why I do what I do regarding the weight loss and nutrition as well as the business opportunity. I’ve been weak and gained strength, comeback from serious illnesses, won championships and overcome insurmountable challenges. And I know that these are difficult days for a lot of people.  I’m 60 years old and never have I seen so  many people as frustrated as they are right now. Even those who are doing good are not doing as well as they were doing  sometime ago and are scared about their future. I’m here to tell you that there is another way. There is hope if you’ll just reachout and embrace it. That’s the real purpose of what I do and why I do it.

By the way, I have also  never seen so many people so excited as I have here in First Fitness. What makes us different?

I hope this was helpful to you.

Thank you.

Tony DeFrancisco

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Tony DeFrancisco

FirstFitness Nutrition, Supervisor

As I am writing this, we are only days away from bringing in 2017. A New Year and for many people, New goals. One of the biggest goals everyone sets is to earn more money and change careers. One of the best, in fact in my opinion, the very best way to increase cash flow and generate a high income, not to mention one of the finest careers anyone can get into is in fact Network Marketing or MLM.

Almost all of us have been approached by a well meaning friend or relative about getting into a network marketing or MLM company. Some times we may be invited over for dinner. And just when we think the dessert is coming out, instead a white board comes out or they plug in their laptop showing a video presentation on the wall of their home showing their company and introducing us to the real reason they invited us. This leaves us with a very bad impression of the industry and of our “friends” who supposedly invited us over for a nice, friendly dinner.

Let me just say that there are ethical ways to build this business that work. Tricking people is a strategy that doesn’t work and people who use this generally drop out quickly. And anyone who is approached under these conditions usually never gets in and spreads bad PR regarding the people doing this, their company and the industry as a whole.

Look who recommends Network Marketing/MLM……………………………………..

I was introduced to network marketing back in 1975. WOW that was 41 years ago last August. That is a long time and over that time I have heard it all from network marketers and those who for whatever reason have chosen not to get in network marketing or MLM.

First let’s address some issues and perhaps misconceptions:

Nobody makes money on mlm

This is a blatant lie or at the very least a huge misconception. Everybody can and will make money, if they do the work required and stick with it. But not everyone wants to do the work required to earn money. Network marketing is just like any other business. If you own a restaurant and are never open, you won’t earn any money. If you don’t work it, the business doesn’t work. If you go to your job everyday and don’t work, you’ll be gone in no time.

Many people also don’t want to go through the training required to be successful. Some get into with bozo companies and bozo uplines who don’t help or know how to help. Just sign you up and then say, “Go get em tiger!”

Some people can’t handle the rejection they get. They see the opportunity and immediately assume that everyone they know will jump in and take off like a rocket. Reality is many will not get in and those who do will drop out. Few people are thick skinned enough to stay in and over come this. Those who do, will be rewarded.

When I first started in network marketing, a very good friend of mine was my upline and at the time was working full time as a college professor for a local university. He was earning at his job as a professor around $45,000. This was 1975 remember when you could buy a cadillac for $5,000 and a nice home for $19,000 so this was a high salary at that time. Inside of 9 months, he left his full time job as a professor and went full bore into his mlm business. A short while later, he was making double what he was making a college prof. Sometime later, his income over his salary as a Prof tripled and he developed a nationwide organization starting in a small town off less than 9,000 people. Tell him it doesn’t work.

A year later I had another friend who started in a new network marketing company with the original high protein/low carbohydrate diet shake. My friend was in serious financial trouble when he started. He was close to losing his home and deeply in debt. 10 months later he was earning $25,000 a month from his part time business. $25,000 in 1977 dollars is like $100,000 today. Tell him network marketing doesn’t work.

What my two friends did was rolled up their sleeves and went to work.

Another friend of mine from Orlando was on unemployment. He had a contracting business that went belly up. He was on unemployment and so broke that he had to borrow $29 to enroll in the the business. Started in network marketing and year later was a millionaire. 2 years later he was retired living on a boat in Hawaii.

Perhaps the most successful person I have ever met in network marketing/MLM is Brad Hager. If you have been involved in network marketing at all, you know the name. I have known Brad since we worked together over 14 years ago. If you don’t know who Brad is, he is a high 7 figure income producer. He has been at the top of three different network marketing companies proving that his success was not a one shot lucky deal. He has also helped to create 12 millionaires. He is a leader, no nonsense, talks the walk and walks the talk. Brad also introduced me to John Maxwell’s training. Brad used to work as a salesman for a company in North Carolina. He made what some people would think was good money. But he lacked freedom and discovered Network Marketing/MLM. His life has changed. Now he has time, money and freedom. You don’t get that with a J-O-B folks. You only get that via network marketing/MLM.

Even people who own conventional businesses don’t have time and freedom. In many cases , they bough a business which is now a job and now the business owns them.

The point is. It works but only when you have the right program and are willing to work.

Isn’t this just a pyramid scheme?

Another major myth. Unfortunately there have been companies claiming to be network marketing which were pyramids. And they get shut down. Burn Lounge is one example. In the 1970s there was Holiday Magic and Bestline and many others. These always get shut down. And rightfully so.

Pyramids require upfront loading. There is compensation for merely enrolling someone in the program. “Headhunter” fees. In legitimate network marketing you can start at a nominal fee, perhaps the cost of dinner, there is no front end loading and your upline only gets paid when you produce. Not by merely enrolling you. The true pyramids as already mentioned get shut down and fairly quickly.

Shaklee is the oldest network marketing company and has been around since 1954. Then enter Amway which started in 1959. Then Mary Kay since 1963. Herbalife started in 1980. Nu Skin shortly thereafter. These companies have been around a long time. Network marketing aka MLM started in the 1930s with Nutrilite which is now part of Amway. If any of these companies were pyramids and illegal. They would have been shut down long ago.

For the past four years, a irresponsible activist from New York has been making a case that Herbalife is a pyramid scheme. Last June, after a extensive investigation, the FTC decided otherwise. Hebalife is not a pyramid. Nor is Amway. Nor are the other reputable Network Marketing/MLM companies.


Yet another misconception is the saturation myth. If everybody gets in how can you make money? Shaklee, Amway, Mary Kay and Herbalife have been around forever and have yet to even come close to saturating the market. Today there are hundreds of mlm companies and we are not even close to saturation. In fact, saturation will never occur. Babies are being born everyday. People are turning 18 everyday. People are getting married everyday. No matter how much business all of the networking marketing companies combined do, they will always be behind. There is no way to saturate the market.

The Products Are Overpriced. Too Expensive. Commodties. Can be bought elsewhere

Here is another mistatement. If you are in a quality Network Marketing/MLM Company, your products will be of a better value. And they will be different that what you can find anywhere else. They should also be fairly priced. And with quality companies they are. People spend $4 for Starbucks coffee, $2-$3 for bottled water. $4,000 for water devices. Why? Because these products offer something different than just making a a pot of coffee, drinking faucet water or buying a cheap water filer in a store. They are unique. If your company does not offer unique products, different and better than what else is out there, move on.

New companies

A common mistake is to jump into a “new” company. “Get in on the ground floor” They will say. “Be the first” Unfortunately, many of these companies are not very well capitalized or very well managed. Usually they are started by someone who had some success as a distributor, but no real business savvy and usually they close up quickly.

Nationwide Opportunity

When looking at a network marketing opportunity, some look for one that is international. The more countries the better they say. Today, thanks to the internet you can chat with someone on the other side of the world as easily as you can across the street and almost everyone knows people in other countries. This is all well and good and I like international companies. That said, the USA is a large place. Plenty of people right here, in fact right in your home town without worrying about building in Asia, Europe, Africa and elsewhere. I suggest starting with people in your own community. If you find a company that is international, GREAT. But don’t go on the other side of the world untill you go across the street.


If the network marketing/MLM company does not offer training, look for another company. Most companies offer training right online on their websites, weekly webinars, regular meetings and rallies and encourage additional training. The books to read. The CDs to listen to. The DVDs to watch etc. Most of us understand the value of education EXCEPT in Network Marketing/MLM here they think they can figure it out all by themselves. Not so. The people who earn high incomes are constantly training, studying their craft, their company, products, people skills and communication skills. The more they learn, the more they earn.

New Products

Older companies can still grow as long as they have newer products to excite distributors and customers. Products must be unique, exciting and high quality. They must offer meaningful and measurable results

New divisions

Many companies will open new divisions which is sort of like a brand new company under the branch of a larger, older company. So you have the best of all worlds.

Marketing plan

The marketing must be fair to all. It can’t be front loaded so only leaders make a huge sum or back loaded so once again only leaders with huge organizations can enjoy the profits. Study the marketing plan and make sure it is right for you. In true network marketing, everyone has the same chance to succeed. Everyone can reach the top position.


One of the issues I have had with many companies is the preponderance of meetings that a distributor is required to attend. Meetings are great but can be overdone. Look for a company where you can build your business over the phone and internet with local meetings as well. And when you do conduct meetings, they can be held at places likes Denny’s or Starbucks. The business should be fun, simple and easy and also prosperous when done correctly. Meetings produce energy and commonality among representatives. I recommend them in addition not in place of working in the field and building your business. Meetings are especially useful when you are first starting the business. Just don’t overdo them.

A new opportunity

I was recently approached to enroll in a new network marketing company. Most of you who know me are aware that I have been working another program for the last 4 years or so. I get hit on everyday and always refuse because those other companies just don’t offer what I am looking for.

This opportunity on the other hands seemed to be exactly what I was looking for. Quality products, fairly priced, a great compensation plan that is fair to all and a nationwide opportunity to build business around the country.

Top leaders are getting in. You interested? Read on………..





There is an old saying that timing is everything. That is especially true in network marketing. In network marketing, timing is truly everything.

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