Man Who Lost 130 Pounds After Facing Heart Failure At 21 Now Running The Most Instagrammed Gym

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 08:  (L-R) Victoria's Secret Angels Jac Jagaciak, Lais Ribeiro, Martha Hunt, Elsa Hosk, Romee Strijd and Jasmine Tookes attend the Victoria's Secret Angels' Charity Ride For Pelotonia at SoulCycle, West Village on July 8, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)

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Kirk Myers was facing the toughest time of his life. At the age of 21-years-old, he was diagnosed with congestive heart failure. Facing death, he made an incredible life-altering decision to be more healthy. Today, he is training Victoria’s Secret models on how to be fit. This is what we call living your best life.

Kirk Myers founded New York’s exclusive Dogpound Gym, which caters to an assortment of clients including Victoria’s Secret models. Wall Street bankers, Hollywood royalty, and anyone who has the money to afford Myers as a personal trainer. One personal training session with Myers costs $500. His incredible workout regime has attracted lingerie models such as Jasmine Tookes, Romee Strijd, Adriana Lima, Lais Ribeiro, Karlie Kloss, and Josephine Skriver. This has made the Dogpound Gym the most Instagrammed Gym in all the land.

But it wasn’t all fame and Victoria’s Secret models for Kirk Myers. In high school, he weighed over 300 pounds and at the age of 21-years-old doctors informed him that he had an enlarged heart and was facing congestive heart failure. Determined not to die prematurely, Myers changed his ways and became the health sensation that he is today.

Myers said there are no treadmills at his gym, just a few rowing machines, bikes, and ski machines. If you’re looking for a fitness motivation to get you to your summer weight may we suggest Kirk Myers’ Instagram.


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