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Drew Manning’s Weight Loss and Fitness Journey

Losing Weight at 40 is Hard, But Not Impossible

You may recall Dunn Pellier Media’s fitness client, Drew Manning, from Fit2Fat2Forty. In anticipation of his 40th birthday, he set out to gain weight over 4 months to prove to himself and to his clients that you can get fit after 40!

Drew is well on his way to proving his point, bringing his fitness followers and followers on Instagram along for the ride. In the weight gain part of his plan, he showed four diets – vegan, paleo, keto, etc. – and demonstrated all of them in an unhealthy way.  He also dropped all of his fitness routines.  He wanted people to see how not to do these diets in order to gain weight.

In his “back to fit” portion of the plan, he is showing everyone these same four diets but this time following them the right way.  And he has added back his fitness routines and the motivational part to keep everyone moving!  He was able to demonstrate that when done correctly, you can get fit no matter your dietary preferences – with a few tweaks, of course.

Drew is presently 28 weeks into this 8-month journey. Let’s see how he’s doing!

Photo courtesy: Drew Manning’s Fitness Journey

9 Weeks into the Back2Fit Journey

And 9 more weeks to go to get his fitness back! Drew is currently down almost 39 lbs! 23ish more pounds to go!

Beginning Results (Aug 27, 2020):

– Weight = 181.6 lbs
– Waist = 33.5”
– Hips = 38”
– Body Fat % = 8.4%

Heaviest Results (Dec 27, 2020):

– Weight = 244 lbs
– Waist = 46”
– Hips = 47.5”
– Body Fat % = 26.2%

Current Results:

– Weight = 205.4 lbs
– Waist = 38”
– Hips = 41.75”
– Body Fat % = 15.4%

Physical/Emotional Changes – Get Your Fitness Back

Here are Drew’s Physical/Mental/Emotional Changes as he grows his fitness routine:

– This week I did Keto + IF
– Digestion was way better this week
– Not as hungry in between meals
– More mental clarity this week
– Sleep efficiency dropped this week but could be due to stress from preparing to move soon
– Still continuing to make my bed, take cold showers, meditate, gratitude journal, positive affirmations and walk every day

Are you interested in joining Drew on his fitness journey?  You can join the program at any time – even after he loses all the weight!

For more information, visit Drew at the Back2Fit program.

We are rooting for you (and Drew) here at Dunn Pellier Media!

Want Better PR Coverage?

Leverage Your Relationships.

Are you a small business or brand looking to up your PR game this year, especially now in this new virtual world? Have you been trying to do it yourself without results? Or maybe you’ve gotten some results, but want to kick things into high gear.

If you need a little advice, keep reading.

Here at Dunn Pellier Media, we have over 15 years of television producing experience and 10 years of PR power. We have built television relationships with everyone from the Today Show, GMA, The Doctor Oz show, CNN, CBS This Morning, The Doctors, Extra, and more.

We have booked a variety of print coverage in everything from the NY Times, Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, Fortune, Shape Magazine, Men’s Health, Good Housekeeping and more…all by developing powerful relationships with the media, affiliate partners, bloggers, magazine editors, TV producers and other influencers that gave our clients the ability to leverage their information which in turn presented them with better opportunities for brand visibility. It all started with introducing ourselves to new contacts.

In short, we have spent the better part of a decade cultivating our relationships with media outlets, and it is truly at the core of our success in PR. And if you want to land coverage in local, national or any media outlet, you would be wise to do the same.

But How?

  1. Don’t Expect Instant Results – it takes time to build relationships. Take the time to build them, cultivate them, and honor them.
  2. Choose the Right Relationships – if you build a relationship with an editor, producer, or journalist who doesn’t write about your particular topic, it’s a waste of both your time. Find out who is in your particular field, and build relationships with those people.
  3. Show Some Personality – let these editors, journalists, and producers see the real you, not just some generic, robotic version of what you think you need to be in order to get published. Authenticity reigns supreme.
  4. Start a Conversation on Social Media – don’t stalk these people on social, that would be weird. But do follow their posts and get a feel for what they like to feature. Comment on their posts, and even share their posts on your social feeds if you feel compelled to do so.
  5. Stay in Contact – offer to bring them their favorite coffee. Send thank-you notes if they’ve featured you or done anything nice for you. Stay top of mind so that they remember you when something that fits your niche comes up.
  6. Help Them Solve a Problem Their Audience Has – your business isn’t as exciting to them unless you tie it to a problem their audience has or some current event. Then it becomes gold. Find out how to position yourself in this way.
  7. Do the Research and Stay on Top of Connections – if you pitch them something they don’t tend to feature, they’ll know you didn’t do your research, and they’ll also feel like you didn’t respect their time because of it. Don’t make that mistake.

We know, it’s a lot. We never said building and maintaining relationships was easy! But it’s truly at the heart of our PR strategy, and why we’ve had such great success with getting our clients featured on TV and in print. If this sounds exhausting to you and you’d rather we do this for you, send us an email and we can set up a time to talk about your PR goals. To check out our clients, past and present, visit our Facebook Page or Twitter!

Check out some client WINS this week:

Client Travis Eliot from Inner Dimension TV, Explains Why Stretching is Important Now More Than Ever! on PopSugar


You Don’t Have to Be Able to Touch Your Toes to Master These Stretches with Bulldog Yoga’s Tessa Jenkins on PopSugar

Client Dr. Louis Ignarro, The Nitric Oxide Gas Inhalation Therapy for Mild/Moderate COVID-19 Infection clinical trial in USA Today
Tame Hair With These 9 Running Headbands – Client TreadBands in Runner’s World

Whatever you decide, we wish you the best of luck, and cannot wait to see you shine!

Think You Don’t Need to Invest in PR?

This Might Change Your Mind About PR

Start Creating a Public Relations Campaign!

Look, we don’t want to brag, but…ok. We’ll brag. Because frankly, we’re good at it! As a public relations company with a focus on health and wellness brands, we take pride in bragging about our clients because we truly believe what they stand for will make the world a better, healthier and happier place. And in bragging about them, we get them seen. We get them articles in major online publications. Spots on local and national TV. With our extensive list of contacts in the media world (one that we’ve spent a decade building), we get them access to an audience they wouldn’t otherwise have access to.

In today’s media landscape, you have to be strong-willed and have the persistence to get the attention of the media.  They get hundreds of pitch emails daily.  Often if they don’t know you they will delete your email, unless it’s relevant to the news cycle.  Remember, there are tons of credible experts and brands that have been doing PR for years and have built up a good media contact list – they give good media interviews!  These chosen few have figured out the media formula to get press coverage. We applaud them, but we want you to know how hard they had to work to get there. It could take you years of daily posting to garner a big following on Instagram, but if you got one National segment or a series of articles and local tv spots, it might take you a much shorter period of time.

Maybe you are interested in PR but don’t know where to start?  If you are new to the public relations scene you can always start off with an online course to teach you about the basics and how to get started.  This is a great way to understand how much work it takes to start with nothing and build a base.  Like in our 7 Part Online Course – The Hustlers Guide to Capturing Media Attention and Getting Eyeballs on Your Brand.  Just think FREE PR.  And for $49 dollars you get the following:

  • How to find & build media relationships that pay dividends in free eyeballs
  • How to become THE Go-To Expert in your industry so journalists look for YOU
  • How to create a PR Timeline that leverages the strengths of your brand and keeps your traffic goals on track
  • How to craft an irresistible pitch that’s researched and tailored to a specific journalist

Another scenario could be that you already have some media and need help from a professional?  We gotcha covered.  If you are a wellness, lifestyle, or fitness brand our team of dedicated PR pros can help!

Hiring a PR team takes the work of publicizing yourself off your plate so you can focus on what you do best. And wouldn’t it be great to take comfort in knowing that if you focus on what you do best, someone is working to find an audience to actually appreciate what you do and get placements at the same time?

At Dunn Pellier Media have had many client success stories in our tenure, including helping P90X star, Tony Horton, rise to fame. And more recently, we got our client, Bulldog Online, a virtual workout yoga platform for people who don’t like yoga, mentioned in Money Magazine as one of the Best Workout Apps to try! They went from 25 downloads of their app and program to 125 a week!  That’s the power of PR.

In the same week, we got another client, Tropical Oasis, a liquid vitamin company mentioned on ABC News 7 WJLA. Our client Dr. Steven Quay was featured on Fox News announcing his The COVID-19 HOPE Clinical Trial to Eliminate Most Hospitalizations (that is the Daily Mail link that also covered the story).

We could go on, but there are too many to count! You can check them out for yourself on our Facebook or Twitter page.

Our job is to be the biggest cheerleaders for our brands, to help them increase their sales, help branch partnerships and build relationships with the media.  We can also help you out if you are just starting out with our online program.

You have two options:

  1. If you are just starting out – learn how to boosts awareness and drive tons of traffic with media placements – Our PR course is so affordable ($49 dollars), how can you resist!?
  2. If you are a brand or business that is aligned to the health and wellness industry, and you’re feeling stalled in your growth, or feeling like you could use some support in getting more exposure, send Oumy Thiam an email and we’ll see if we are a good fit for each other.

Don’t let your fear hold you back from achieving the kind of success that is waiting for you! Check out our work on our social feeds and our website!

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