Emilio Rivera

July 10, 2008 by  

Losing Weight the Zulkoski Way

By Lisa Mook Sang – Osprey Observer

He doesn’t call it his trophy belt for nothing.

The belt, which used to fit a size 48-inch waist, now has had to be adjusted to fit 59-year-old Emilio Rivera’s 36-inch waist, as the Bloomingdale resident lost 50-pounds following RobZFitness owner Rob Zulkoski’s weight-loss program. “It practically wraps wound my body. It’s my key, I just look at my belt to get my inspiration,” Rivera said. “I’ve had to punch seven holes in it just so it will fit.” Since late February, Rivera has been training regularly with Zulkoski with the goal of losing weight by his son’s wedding in July. “I just wanted to look good in the wedding pictures,” Rivera said. But he did even better by losing a staggering 50-pounds in just four-and-a-half months. “I feel younger, energized and it’s fun because now I can buy normal clothes,” Rivera said.

Before starting the weight-loss program Rivera was on a list of medications to treat health problems such as high blood pressure and diabetes. However, after working with Zulkoski, his doctor took him off all of his medications. “Through his exercise and nutrition program my health had improved so much my doctor took me off my medicine and just told me to keep doing what I was doing,” Rivera said. Through a strict diet and exercise routine, Rivera went from 240-pounds to 190 in just four-and-a-half months.

“At first it was hard, but now it’s natural thing, and I never thought I’d say that, ” Rivera said. “It’s been an eye opener and now it’s become my lifestyle.” Zulkoski is no ordinary trainer either. He brings the program to your own home, and uses only free weights to whip you into shape. He also brings a more personal touch to the business. “His program is great, you don’t have to do the weight-loss program, but just be fit… he’s the man,” Rivera said. “He’s there for you, it’s almost like you have a personal relationship with him.” For more information about Zukoski or RobZFitness, call Rob at 571-3700 or visit


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