John York, head coach of Wilmington University’s Bowling team, is a manager in the technology department at Giant Foods. He also has embraced technology in an ambitious weight-loss program, resulting in him losing 130 pounds.
“I am in better shape than I was 20 years ago,” said the coach, who just turned 64.
Until a few years ago, York’s diet was heavy on fast food. Now, he focuses on fresh foods and avoids sugars, fried foods, and processed oils. He no longer requires medication to control his blood pressure.
York has 30 pounds to go to meet his weight-loss goal. He is determined to achieve that milestone through diet, a healthy sleep routine, and exercise — without obesity medications. He trains on a Carol bike, a stationary bicycle that uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) to create pockets of resistance to amp up his workout.
Malia Stout, administrative assistant in the College of Technology and the assistant bowling coach, said York sets a good example for bowling team members in taking a multi-pronged approach to wellness.
“Coach York takes his commitment to fitness seriously, and technology is helping him to stay on track and reach his goals,” she said.