Age: 27
Weight: 80 lbs


Age: 29
Weight: 100 lbs

Jessica's Story

Jessica needed to build strength for her daughter and her own self-image. With the help of Coach V and the Higher Level Fitness team, dedication and consistency, she managed to put on 20 pounds of pure muscle. Read on to learn how she did it!

From Jessica Mordu's Personal Journal

Why I Started

I knew I needed to make some changes in my life. I was sick and tired of fighting thoughts of food and body image and knew I needed to make some changes. I was having a hard time lifting my daughter and carrying her around and I wanted to gain some strength for her. Only I had no clue what changes would be in store for me, I couldn't have imagined at the time.

How I Did It

I started sort of by accident. I met Coach V at a grocery store and he saw how I was struggling with my daughter. He offered to make me an at home program that would add muscle to my frame. After a brief Q & A, my program was e-mailed to me. I had an old set of 5 lb dumbells and pulled them out of the closet. I did the exercises from Coach V's program, then quickly became hooked.

It didn't take long to progress from 5 lb dumbells to weights that were much heavier. As a result I called Coach V and set up a consultation so I could take my training to the next level. And now this has become a passion of mine and cannot imagine not doing it. I now strength train 3 times per week (full body) with Coach V, while doing cardio most days out of the week, usually walking or kickboxing.

Meal Plan

Meal 1 Oatmeal, Milk, Whey Protein, Egg Whites
Meal 2 Cottage Cheese, Berries
Meal 3 Turkey/Peanut butter, Whole grain bread, Fruit, Cottage cheese
Meal 4 Air-popped popcorn, Scrambled egg whites, Avocado, Salsa
Meal 5 Chicken breast, Sweet potato, Broccoli
Meal 6 Protein shake
Before Bed Right before bed I'll also have plain rice cakes with peanut butter or a banana with peanut butter, or I'll have cheese and grapes


I follow the workouts and advice given to me from Coach V and the Higher Level FItness team. This is an example of what I would do as follows:

Suggestions For Others

Never give up on your goals and dreams. It may take the help of someone like Coach V but It's never too late. Having an active lifestyle along with some muscle feels amazing!