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Oct 19

Coppell Trainer “Where Are They Now” Spotlight – November 2017 – Chuck McCan

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Chuck McCan is in sales and has lived in Coppell since 1984. He started with Get You In Shape in 2010.

Q: What was your life like before joining the Get You In Shape Program?
Prior to Get You In Shape, I was pretty much a self-starter. Pretty much every night, I would come home and do my sit ups and a little bit of light weights. I wasn’t running. I was doing some bike riding. It got to be kind of monotonous, just the same thing every night.

Q: What results and benefits did you initially experience with the Get You In Shape Program?
I joined in 2010 after my wife kept asking me; you need to join, you need to join, you need to come out and try it. So I came out and tried and I instantly met some really nice people. I realized after the first workout that I was sore in places I didn’t even know existed in my body because I really wasn’t doing a full body workout. Before, I was just focusing on getting the big biceps and that sort of thing. That was the first part. The second part was the hour that we workout went by really fast. It surprised me because I thought it would be tedious and long. We had fun. There was a lot of comradery going on between the different people so it turned out to be a pretty good step for me.

Q: What results and benefits you accomplished since that first year?
Since I started the program, I’ve kept my weight consistent. I never had any weight issues but I’m getting older and so the body changes and I’ve been able to keep my body about the same. I’m doing sprint triathlons, which I’ve been doing for about 5 years. I’m running which I haven’t done since high school and that’s really helped my cardio tremendously. I also do Cardo Club which has been wonderful for my triathlon running, where I have to run a 5K every race. It’s kept me consistent, kept me going, has given me goals to shoot for with those races but, the GYIS workouts keep me active, keeps my body ready for when I get to the race, I’m ready to go and I can still perform close to the same time as I did 5 years ago.

Q: How is the Get You In Shape program different from other programs you have tried before?
GYIS is different and a little unique because it’s a full body workout; it’s not the same thing every day. Even now, we’re doing boxing and I get home after doing one of the boxing routines and I can’t believe I got muscles in those spots. It’s always something different between core and cardio, the muscles. It’s been a welcome change to my body. I still get sore but it doesn’t last as long. I’m able to work it out. I know how to stretch better to relief the pain and stretch the muscle and it’s just been great.

Q: What do you feel have been some of the keys that have helped you throughout the journey?
Drink water. I’ve learned through this program waters critical. Jump in, try not to miss, stay consistent. I’ve always eaten breakfast, now I realize how important that is. I use some of the AdvoCare products, especially in the morning, which gives me a jump start on the day. To me, it’s just jumping in and being consistent. If you miss you’ve got a bunch of friends in your class and they’re wondering where you are? It’s almost not acceptable to miss a class. They’re wondering where you are, wants going on and why you weren’t there, especially if it was a tough day. They’re all sore and you’re not. You’ve got to the piper on that one. And it’s just fun!

If you live or work in Coppell, Valley Ranch, Irving, Lewisville, Las Colinas, Carrollton, Flower Mound, Grapevine, Addison, Corinth, Highland Village, Dallas, and Famers Branch, the Coppell Group Personal Training is just minutes away from you. Get You In Shape’s programs include the Get You In Shape Group Personal Training, 24 Day Challenge, sports specific training, weight loss programs, Corporate wellness plans, nutrition plans, core fitness training, strength training, toning and more. Clients include athletes (golf, basketball, tennis, football, track, baseball, baseball, volleyball, and softball) corporate executives, professionals, weekend warriors, cheerleaders, dancers, models, stay at home moms, and anyone looking for results.

Owner Brad Linder, has been featured in numerous newspapers and even as the fitness expert on the news 8 (ABC). Get You In Shape was also featured on The Doctor’s TV show as one of the top Fitness Companies in Texas. He continues to use the gifts that he has been given to help serve the needs others have when it come to being healthy, losing weight, sports, toning up, and overall fitness.

More information about Get You In Shape at www.getyouinshape.com

Sep 22

Coppell Trainer “Where Are They Now” Spotlight – October 2017 – Livia Francis

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Livia Liu Francis is an attorney and lives in Coppell, TX.  She started with Get You In Shape in October 2015.

Q: What was your life like before joining the Get You In Shape Program?
Prior to joining GYIS, I was frustrated by my weight gain and lack of energy.  No matter what I did, the weight would not come off.  Plus, I was a terrible eater.  Coffee in the morning, maybe a snack for lunch and then a large dinner.

Q: What results and benefits did you initially experience with the Get You In Shape Program?
I am a task and goal oriented person.  Give me a list and I will do it and that’s what I did in the beginning- I followed the darn instructions and it worked.  It was tough that first month.  I had to adjust my eating habits; not just what I ate but when I ate it.  I went to all my classes and drank a lot of water and the results were very encouraging.  I lost 7 pounds that first month.

Q: What results and benefits you accomplished since that first year? 
After four months with GYIS I lost 20 pounds and 20 plus inches.  I reached my “so that” goal of getting back into clothes I haven’t been able to get in.  Reaching this goal gave me the confidence that I can do this and if I needed a re-boot, I can achieve it.  I have been with GYIS almost two years now.  Not only have I maintained my weight loss but I am stronger and healthier.

Q: What do you feel have been some of the keys that have helped you throughout the journey?
I believe my continued workouts with GYIS and maintaining a healthy diet has kept me on track.  GYIS continues to encourage me to stay with it.  I still enjoy boot camp, the challenges and all the little things (nutrition classes, charity functions….) that GYIS provides to continue encouraging their participants.

Q: What would you say to anyone looking to join the Get You In Shape program?
If you are looking for a program that is encouraging, non-intimidating, and fun, then join GYIS.

For more information about the Coppell Fitness program and getting started, go to http://CoppellFitness.com

www.GetYouInShape.com

If you live or work in Coppell, Valley Ranch, Irving, Lewisville, Las Colinas, Carrollton, Flower Mound, Grapevine, Addison, Corinth, Highland Village, Dallas, and Famers Branch, the Coppell Group Personal Training is just minutes away from you. Get You In Shape’s programs include the Get You In Shape Group Personal Training, 24 Day Challenge, sports specific training, weight loss programs, Corporate wellness plans, nutrition plans, core fitness training, strength training, toning and more. Clients include athletes (golf, basketball, tennis, football, track, baseball, baseball, volleyball, and softball) corporate executives, professionals, weekend warriors, cheerleaders, dancers, models, stay at home moms, and anyone looking for results.

Owner Brad Linder, has been featured in numerous newspapers and even as the fitness expert on the news 8 (ABC). Get You In Shape was also featured on The Doctor’s TV show as one of the top Fitness Companies in Texas. He continues to use the gifts that he has been given to help serve the needs others have when it come to being healthy, losing weight, sports, toning up, and overall fitness.

More information about Get You In Shape at www.getyouinshape.com

Sep 22

Coppell Trainer Rookie of the Month – October 2017 – Susie Bowie

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Susie Bowie is a realtor, wife and mother to 2 busy teenage boys! She has been a Coppell resident for 21 years.

Q: What was your life like before joining the Get You In Shape Program?
I’d work out sporadically. I would not stick with any workout. I would eat terribly – think of a teenage boy’s diet! Athletic boys! Not good for an almost 50 year old gal!

Q: Why did you decide to join the Get You In Shape program?
I have several friends that have participated in GYIS and love it! My friend Julie asked if I would join with her – her daughter is getting married and she wants to fit into a smaller dress size! It turned out to be the motivation I needed as somehow, I have gained 10 pounds in 2017. Not Good! I have a closest full of clothes that do not fit!

Q: What was your first impression from the Get You In Shape program?
Everyone was friendly and encouraging. It’s a bit misleading as I think of “Boot Camp” as a military drill Sargent telling me I am not good enough! Brad & his team in NO way resemble that! Think – Encourage & Motivate!

Q: What have been some of the tools you have used that have benefited you?
I need the My Fitness Pal! It really keeps you accountable! I love the Advocare Spark! I was drinking way too much caffeine. In fact, it’s safe to say I was a caffeine addict! While I haven’t cut caffeine out completely it’s definitely way down from what it was!

Q: How is the Get You In Shape program different from other programs you have tried before?
I like group exercise. The biggest difference for me, when you go to a class in a studio – they tell you everyone can go at their own pace, when in reality you can’t. There are mirrors everywhere and you stand out if you are going at a different pace. It made me feel uncoordinated and weak. Unfortunately, I have some lower back problems (degenerative disc disease). This causes me different levels of pain at different times. If I’m having a flare up I need to go slower than the person next to me. At GYIS there are no mirrors, you are not watching the person next to you. There is a beautiful sunrise as the back drop. At heart, I am an outdoor girl so I love not being locked in a stuffy gym! Also, the trainers are glad to come over and give me an alternate exercise if needed. Have I mentioned encouraging? This the first program I have stuck to in 20 years!

Q: What results and benefits have you experienced in the Get You In Shape Program?
I have lost 3 pounds, and while I still have a way to go, I feel stronger and more confident. I have met new people along the way and that keeps it fun.

Q: What would you say to anyone looking at this program?
Welcome! Give it a shot, you won’t regret it!

For more information about the Coppell Fitness program and getting started, go to http://CoppellFitness.com

www.GetYouInShape.com

If you live or work in Coppell, Valley Ranch, Irving, Lewisville, Las Colinas, Carrollton, Flower Mound, Grapevine, Addison, Corinth, Highland Village, Dallas, and Famers Branch, the Coppell Group Personal Training is just minutes away from you. Get You In Shape’s programs include the Get You In Shape Group Personal Training, 24 Day Challenge, sports specific training, weight loss programs, Corporate wellness plans, nutrition plans, core fitness training, strength training, toning and more. Clients include athletes (golf, basketball, tennis, football, track, baseball, baseball, volleyball, and softball) corporate executives, professionals, weekend warriors, cheerleaders, dancers, models, stay at home moms, and anyone looking for results.

Owner Brad Linder, has been featured in numerous newspapers and even as the fitness expert on the news 8 (ABC). Get You In Shape was also featured on The Doctor’s TV show as one of the top Fitness Companies in Texas. He continues to use the gifts that he has been given to help serve the needs others have when it come to being healthy, losing weight, sports, toning up, and overall fitness.

More information about Get You In Shape at www.getyouinshape.com

Aug 23

Coppell Trainer Rookie of the Month – September 2017 – Julie Madden

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Julie Madden has lived in Coppell for 24 years. She does a lot of volunteering- Coppell Lions Club and at First United Methodist Church.

Q: What was your life like before joining the Get You In Shape Program?
Not eating healthy, was walking every morning, but that was not enough of a workout. Not sleeping well either.

Q: Why did you decide to join the Get You In Shape program?
I came to a class last year with a friend, Lisa Dunham, and thought it was way too hard, but I needed to do something to get in shape-to feel better, look better. GYIS had a 21 day special program, so I thought I’d try that.

Q: What was your first impression from the Get You In Shape program?
The workouts were super hard, but the trainers were so encouraging. I went at my own pace, improving a little each week. (Still hate burpees!)

Q: What have been some of the tools you have used that have benefited you?
Working out 5 mornings a week. Plus using the Advocare products have really helped with energy level. I have followed the Cookbook and Meal Plan we were given for the last 3 weeks. The food is wonderful, fresh veggies and fruits. Having trainers to answer questions and help with finding the correct supplements for me.

Q: How is the Get You In Shape program different from other programs you have tried before?
I really love that the workouts are outside even if it’s hard work. Also being introduced to using the fitness pal app has been a unique way for me to keep up with what I’m eating and getting enough water. The group workouts are fun (I can’t believe I just said that). There are so many class time choices available, so there’s never a day you can’t get an awesome workout in.

Q: What results and benefits have you experienced in the Get You In Shape Program?
My first week was tough, didn’t feel like I had any energy and I had really sore muscles. Second week got a little better, I was actually running!!!! The third week I started with Advocare shakes, Spark and supplements, and I’ve really seen a difference. After my 21 day program, I had lost 8 lbs.!!!!! Wow! Plus I am sleeping so much better!

Q: What would you say to anyone looking at this program?
Everyone says “if I can do it, you can too,”, but it’s amazing to me that I am committed to this work out and I would encourage anyone/everyone to give it a try. I’ve even offered to pick up people and bring them to the workout with me. I feel empowered, and confident that my goals will be met.

 

 

For more information about the Coppell Fitness program and getting started, go to http://CoppellFitness.com

www.GetYouInShape.com

If you live or work in Coppell, Valley Ranch, Irving, Lewisville, Las Colinas, Carrollton, Flower Mound, Grapevine, Addison, Corinth, Highland Village, Dallas, and Famers Branch, the Coppell Group Personal Training is just minutes away from you. Get You In Shape’s programs include the Get You In Shape Group Personal Training, 24 Day Challenge, sports specific training, weight loss programs, Corporate wellness plans, nutrition plans, core fitness training, strength training, toning and more. Clients include athletes (golf, basketball, tennis, football, track, baseball, baseball, volleyball, and softball) corporate executives, professionals, weekend warriors, cheerleaders, dancers, models, stay at home moms, and anyone looking for results.

Owner Brad Linder, has been featured in numerous newspapers and even as the fitness expert on the news 8 (ABC). Get You In Shape was also featured on The Doctor’s TV show as one of the top Fitness Companies in Texas. He continues to use the gifts that he has been given to help serve the needs others have when it come to being healthy, losing weight, sports, toning up, and overall fitness.

More information about Get You In Shape at www.getyouinshape.com

Aug 23

Coppell Trainer “Where Are They Now” Spotlight – September 2017 – Laura Hazlewood

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Laura Hazlewood is an Operations Director for AT&T and lives in Coppell. She started her journey with GYIS in March of 2015.

Q: What was your life like before joining the Get You In Shape Program?
I was frustrated that my clothes didn’t fit, I was not comfortable with my body, I felt like I was not being the physical role model that my kids deserved. Like everyone with a busy work and family schedule, I felt like I didn’t have any time to devote to getting or keeping in shape and was really desperate for that inspiration to make the lifestyle change and commitment to myself. My meals tended to be whatever was quick and on the run, I made sure my kids had healthy options and I would “grab whatever was left”. I was often tired and my overall energy level was really low. I think for me, it was the lack of confidence that really sparked my initial call to Brad asking for his help.

Q: What results and benefits did you initially experience with the Get You In Shape Program?
The first two months were physically and mentally really tough but also invigorating. I lost 10 pounds the first month and then 11 pounds the second month which was a huge motivator. My goal was to lose 30 pounds by Christmas (9 months into the program) and I lost 44!! When I started GYIS, I wore a size 14 pants/skirts and an XL in pretty much everything. I clearly remember trying on shorts in July of 2015 (about 4 months into my GYIS program) and a size10 was too big. My daughter went back out into the store and came back with a size 8, and they FIT!! I couldn’t believe it . . . I literally cried with excitement and pride. Since then, I am consistently a size 8 and a medium!! An absolutely amazing feeling that I will never let slip away. With food being a “go to” for me over the years, I constantly remind myself that nothing tastes as good as being healthy and thinner feels.

Q: What results and benefits you accomplished since that first year?
Since attaining my weight loss goal in December 2015, I have completed a half marathon, as well as several 5k’s, I’ve improved my mile time by 4 minutes. I am stronger (use much heavier weights, slam balls and kettle bells) and my endurance is incredible compared to what it was. I am totally committed to 5:30am boot camp 3 days per week and I have become so much stronger physically and mentally. I sleep better, eat MUCH better, and I have a ton of confidence both in my family life and in my professional life. I am proud to have been able to maintain my size 8/medium body and can totally keep up with my kids through all of their activities. There are many occasions that they say “Mom, aren’t you tired yet?”

Q: What do you feel have been some of the keys that have helped you throughout the journey?
Without a doubt, I couldn’t have done this without the training team at GYIS and the amazing friends that I have been blessed with at boot camp. Everyone is inspiring, motivating, helpful and drives you to go beyond what you thought you could do. I am grateful for the results so far but am probably even more grateful for the journey. It is neither easy nor fun to get up at 4:30am three days a week but IT IS TOTALLY WORTH IT!! Giving it 100% that early in the day really keeps you on track for the remainder of the day-eating right, getting your steps in, making sure you are doing off day cardio as well. It all adds up and is all required for success. You get out what you put in. If you are committed and dedicated, the sky is the limit!!

Q: What would you say to anyone looking to join the Get You In Shape program?
If you want support and inspiration, if you want to meet people and make new friends-you have to try GYIS. You need to be dedicated, motivated, have goals and focus on hitting those goals, this is the team that can get you there. I am 2 ½ years into a journey that will last forever. There is no going back. I can’t imagine not being a part of this wonderful community. I am a lifer 🙂

www.GetYouInShape.com

If you live or work in Coppell, Valley Ranch, Irving, Lewisville, Las Colinas, Carrollton, Flower Mound, Grapevine, Addison, Corinth, Highland Village, Dallas, and Famers Branch, the Coppell Group Personal Training is just minutes away from you. Get You In Shape’s programs include the Get You In Shape Group Personal Training, 24 Day Challenge, sports specific training, weight loss programs, Corporate wellness plans, nutrition plans, core fitness training, strength training, toning and more. Clients include athletes (golf, basketball, tennis, football, track, baseball, baseball, volleyball, and softball) corporate executives, professionals, weekend warriors, cheerleaders, dancers, models, stay at home moms, and anyone looking for results.

Owner Brad Linder, has been featured in numerous newspapers and even as the fitness expert on the news 8 (ABC). Get You In Shape was also featured on The Doctor’s TV show as one of the top Fitness Companies in Texas. He continues to use the gifts that he has been given to help serve the needs others have when it come to being healthy, losing weight, sports, toning up, and overall fitness.

More information about Get You In Shape at www.getyouinshape.com

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