Couple to wed after losing nearly 600 pounds together | Inquirer Lifestyle
In this combination photo of images provided by Andrea Massella, Massella appears before and after losing significant body weight. While on her weight loss crusade, Massella noticed Ronnie Brower's journey to losing 458 pounds on Facebook and they met over a ping pong and basketball game at the gym. The couple, who lost a combined 578 pounds plan to marry on Saturday, May 13, 2017. (Doreen Massella, left, and Jill Murphy/Mission Fitness via AP)

Couple to wed after losing nearly 600 pounds together

In this undated photo provided by Ronnie Brower, Brower and his fiancee' Andrea Masella pose for a photo. The couple, who bonded over their weight loss journeys, losing a total of 578 pounds, will marry on Saturday, March 13, 2017. (Ronnie Brower via AP)
In this undated photo provided by Ronnie Brower, Brower and his fiancee’ Andrea Masella pose for a photo. The couple, who bonded over their weight loss journeys, losing a total of 578 pounds, will marry on Saturday, March 13, 2017. (Ronnie Brower via AP)

A New York couple is tying the knot after meeting at a gym where they worked out on their way to losing nearly 600 pounds together.

Ronnie Brower weighed 675 pounds and could barely leave his parents’ house four years ago. He was addicted to drugs, alcohol and food. When a doctor told him he’d be dead in two years, Brower decided to get in shape.

In this combination photo of images provided by Ronnie Brower, Brower is seen before and after losing 458 pounds. For four years Brower dieted and worked out three hours a day. His efforts earned him the admiration of a woman who was on her own weight loss journey. The couple who lost a combined total of 570 pounds plan to wed on Saturday, May 13, 2017. (Ronnie Bower via AP)
In this combination photo of images provided by Ronnie Brower, Brower is seen before and after losing 458 pounds. For four years Brower dieted and worked out three hours a day. His efforts earned him the admiration of a woman who was on her own weight loss journey. The couple who lost a combined total of 570 pounds plan to wed on Saturday, May 13, 2017. (Ronnie Bower via AP)

With the help of personal trainer Nick Murphy, Brower followed a low-carbohydrate diet, quit the booze and drugs and worked out. In two years he lost 458 pounds.

Andrea Masella was on her way to losing nearly half of her 250 pounds when she met Brower at the gym.

In this combination photo of images provided by Andrea Massella, Massella appears before and after losing significant body weight. While on her weight loss crusade, Massella noticed Ronnie Brower's journey to losing 458 pounds on Facebook and they met over a ping pong and basketball game at the gym. The couple, who lost a combined 578 pounds plan to marry on Saturday, May 13, 2017. (Doreen Massella, left, and Jill Murphy/Mission Fitness via AP)
In this combination photo of images provided by Andrea Massella, Massella appears before and after losing significant body weight. While on her weight loss crusade, Massella noticed Ronnie Brower’s journey to losing 458 pounds on Facebook and they met over a ping pong and basketball game at the gym. The couple, who lost a combined 578 pounds plan to marry on Saturday, May 13, 2017. (Doreen Massella, left, and Jill Murphy/Mission Fitness via AP)

The two are getting married on Saturday, with Murphy serving as the best man.