Fitness Transformations: Turn Fitness Failures to Victories

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Time To Shed That 100 LBS - But How?

Every great fitness transformation begins with a single step, or in our case, a single direct message (DM) on Instagram. It was a desperate plea for help, a cry from the heart from someone teetering on the brink. A fellow struggling, staring down at his own mortality, in need of guidance - "I Need To Lose 100 LBS."

We're not fitness gurus, but this message struck a chord. It was raw, real, and achingly human. Faced with the gravity of his situation, we knew a written response wouldn't cut it. It was time to rally the troops and dig deep into our own journeys, to offer something more than just words - to offer hope.

The boys talking about their fitness tranformations on the set of Let It Ride.

Time To Unf**k Yourself

Our motley crew is a diverse mix, from featherweight to heavyweight, featuring El Garvinski, Elefante, El Moreno, and El Sicario. Each of us has weathered our own storms, grappling with addictions, overindulgence, and inconsistency. And each of us had our watershed moment when we looked in the mirror and declared, "ENOUGH!"

Our transformation wasn't overnight. It was a series of small victories, of finding what worked for us and discarding what didn't. It was about becoming the best versions of ourselves, on our terms.

Join us for a deep dive into our fitness transformations on this episode of Let It Ride.

El Moreno and Elefante talking about fitness transformations on an episode of Let It Ride
El Garvinski and El Sicario talking about fitness transformations on an episode of Let It Ride

What you'll hear about

  • The raw Instagram message that kick-started this podcast
  • The truth that there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to fitness
  • The power of starting small and accumulating victories
  • How to navigate the maze of fitness programs to find one that fits you

Ready to unf**k your fitness journey and start your own fitness transformation? Ready to step off the sidelines and into the ring? Let's do this together.

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This episode of Let It Ride is brought to you by The Great Cut 2024, where The Longhairs will attempt another world-record charity hair donation for Children With Hair Loss.

Need further fitness content? Check out the insane transformation of Danny D.

Bros On This Episode


El Garvinski

Media Producer for The Longhairs, El Garvinski stays active with communications, art and health. He produced the iconic Hair Ties For Guys commercial in 2014. After coming back from creative endeavors abroad he returned to The Longhairs to continue firing off heavy content.



Jose Mejia aka "El Sicario"

A former Reconnaissance Marine native to San Diego, El Sicario is The Longhairs’ Warehouse Manager. In touch with his Chamorro heritage, he’s an avid supporter of hair equality and saving bros from the treacherous grasp of inferior hair ties.



Sean Horton aka "Elefante"

A 12-year filmmaker, advertiser, educator and illustrator, Elefante has spent his career working for some of the top names in journalism, technology and entertainment. He now serves as Creative Director for The Longhairs, setting a high bar for creativity and execution.


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  1. I had the privilege of watching this live behind the camera. This was by far the most drawn into an episode of Let it Ride I’ve been.

  2. You guys are badasses! So many different approaches to fitness talked about where. Whether it’s 75 hard, calisthenics, powerlifting or bodybuilding, or cycling, a man is at his best when he dedicates himself to something in that realm. Nothing can be right if your body isn’t first. Especially the further away we get from playing organized sports in our youth. We can keep more of that feeling than most realize.

  3. Hell yeah! It’s a lifestyle change and for me it’s balls to the wall but doesn’t have to be like that for everyone. That’s just my personality but plenty of small changes can add up too!

  4. To lose 100 pounds, flee diets ( each one claimed definitive before the next one…), or you will have 200 lb to shed in year 2030…
    i’m happy you’ve gotten a result while fitness; it is not simple when you carry a washing machine ( the 100 lb in excess)
    and the problem come from: sport..before the tv; prohibition of tobacco and any nicotine substitute…and more using the car to go at the Mc’dos at 100 yards from home….
    and, when jailed at home ( supposed kill Covid) , 10 orders a day at Uber Eats……..
    European had recently less weight then much americans, but we take you back now….

  5. This was super fun and really the first time I’ve broken down my journey out loud. Great podcast boys!

  6. This comment is for the guy who wrote to us. The major incentive you get from making the lifestyle change is that the results are yours to keep. No one can take it away from you, everyone can talk all the sh*t they want about you, but the victory is YOURS. We would like to continue hearing about your progress, we want you to WIN bro.

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