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The Pioneer Perspective: Steve’s Journey to Wellness

At Arivale, Pioneers receive customized recommendations to optimize their wellness based on their DNA, blood, saliva and lifestyles. These data points enable our coaches to develop personalized roadmaps and help each individual transform into a healthier version of him or herself.

So how do Pioneers evolve throughout their scientific wellness journey? What happens when you unlock the secrets of your body?

Let’s take a look at Steve’s story.

Working as a physical therapist for the last forty years, Steve spent his time helping others get into shape, often letting his own health take a back seat. After a wake-up call from his doctor four years ago, he’d been trying to get his weight under control. He even co-founded the “Just Lose the Effing Weight Club,” comprised of about 15 of his high school friends. The only problem was … he wasn’t losing weight. Four years and little progress.

Steve joined Arivale in October with the goal to retire healthy in March. When his first blood results came in, Steve learned it was not just his weight that was the problem. He was also at risk for diabetes.

His Arivale Coach, Ginger, helped him devise a personalized roadmap focusing on physical activity and specific adjustments to his diet. Steve started tracking his meals, changed his portion sizes, worked to cut out processed foods, reduced carbohydrates, and started replacing sugars and salts with other seasonings like cinnamon to bring out the flavors. He also went from exercising three times a week to four.

“It’s a team effort,” he says, “The data is helpful as is Ginger’s summation of what to do … And then it’s on my shoulders to do it!”


Ginger-Circle“Steve’s story is especially powerful because HE did the hard work. He accepted that he needed to take responsibility and went for it. He’s an amazing person.”

— Coach Ginger


Within four months, Steve improved 19 of his biomarkers, lost 30 pounds and significantly lowered his cholesterol and blood sugar levels.

“Everything’s better when you’re in better shape,” he says, “I’ve had to buy new clothes. No more baggy butts! I feel like I’m in better shape than maybe 10 or even 15 years ago.”


“My dad’s 97, I want to make it to 100. I think I have the genes, I know I have the right attitude, and now, with Arivale, I’ve got the plan.”

— Steve


When we last checked in with Steve, he was five days away from retirement and five pounds away from his weight goal. He’s planning to move to his retirement beach house, stay active and spend his time doing the things he loves like boating, fishing, and maybe even getting back to flying planes.

“Dare to try,” he says, “That’s my motto for Arivale and for life.”

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    1. Jim, we contacted Steve and here’s what he had to say…

      Steve started tracking his meals, changed his portion sizes, worked to cut out processed foods, reduced carbohydrates, and started replacing sugars and salts with other seasonings like cinnamon to bring out the flavors. He also went from exercising three times a week to four.

      The recommendations Steve received from his Coach are unique to him. Not every Pioneer will achieve the same results by following these recommendations.

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