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Jul 28

Coppell Trainer “Where Are They Now” Spotlight – August 2017 – Joe O’Brien

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Joe O’Brien is the Director of Engineering and Military Programs for Triumph Accessory Services in Grand Prairie. He lives in Coppell with his wife and 3 boys. Joe started the GYIS program in July 2014.

Q: What was your life like before joining the Get You In Shape Program?
My wife Leanna and I had two children Owen (4) and Corbin (1), work was busy and getting busier (as it is still ), and I was trying to get back into shape. I was 238 lbs. at my heaviest earlier that year and about 230 lbs. when I started GYIS. I had consistent neck and back pain and was generally tired most of the time (a holdover from bad sleep habits while obtaining my MBA and Professional Engineering license while working and beginning our family).

Q: What results and benefits did you initially experience with the Get You In Shape Program?
During the first several months I committed to GYIS, while participating in every available boot camp session, every off-day cardio session, and the short challenges (like the 24 day challenges) that were offered, I recall feeling more energetic, improving my best mile run time from around 7:30 to near or sub 6 minutes (even being able to run a full mile again was a blessing ), experiencing more flexibility and much less neck, back, and knee pain, and I lost nearly 30 pounds by Christmas.

Q: What results and benefits you accomplished since that first year?
I was inspired and challenged by my sister Sarah Cole. She is in great shape and has run many marathons the world over while fighting the effects of fibromyalgia. I wanted to be able to compete and run with her. Since starting GYIS, we have run many races together, I completed my first marathon in under 4 hours, ran several half marathons and even averaged a 7:02 pace in a 15k earlier this year. My sister and I have already run several races this year and signed up to run in the Fort Worth Marathon (I’ll run the full) in November and the Dallas Marathon (I’ll run the half) in December. I feel better and have more energy each day to keep up with our now 3 kids Owen (7), Corbin (4), and Liam (2)!!!

Q: What do you feel have been some of the keys that have helped you throughout the journey?
GYIS is effective because it is not a gimmick. It is a holistic approach to fitness, teaching that working out consistently is important, but being aware of what foods (AND QUANTITIES of those foods) and supplements your body needs is even more important. If you do not have a “so that” (your reason for getting and staying in shape) you will struggle to maintain a life-long commitment.

The community of fellow boot-campers and the trainers are awesome for encouragement and accountability. All I have to do is get up in the morning (difficult most days to be sure ) and get myself to the workout and I know that I will get to experience a challenging, different workout (I can’t recall having two similar workouts) in open air in the midst of an encouraging community; I would not be so consistent in my workouts if it were not for the accountability of GYIS.

Early on in the program, the short challenges really helped me to make big strides in short periods of time. This progress helped me to change my trajectory and maintenance has been easier and less intensive than losing the initial weight. While participating in these challenges, I gained a better appreciation for food and the positive and adverse effects kind and quantity has on my body. The literature provided by GYIS and the My Fitness Pal app were especially helpful in building this appreciation.

Q: What would you say to anyone looking to join the Get You In Shape program?
GYIS is effective and sustainable because it is a holistic approach to fitness. If you are looking for a program that provides real results and you are ready to put in real effort and commitment, come out and see for yourself that this program works! In the words of Phil Knight and Nike; “Just Do It!”

Joe in 2014                                                    Joe in May 2017

  

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

Jul 27

Coppell Trainer Rookie of the Month – August 2017 – Sherri Edens

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Sherri Edens is a Videographer for C2C Lacrosse and resides in Coppell, TX.

Q: What was your life like before joining the Get You In Shape Program?
No exercise, Poor nutrition and bad eating/sleeping habits. Not taking care of myself.

Q: Why did you decide to join the Get You In Shape program?
Wear a special dress for my daughter’s wedding. Feel more confident in my appearance. Organize my life and daily routine.
At first, I joined Get You In Shape to lose weight and fit into my mother of the bride dress. But as each month passed and I started to lose weight/inches, improve my nutrition and exercise properly, my reasons changed. The turning point began when I shaved 2 mins off the mile run and doing step ups for the 20-30 second period. I started to feel more confident in myself and proved to myself that I can do this! I AM CAPABLE!

Q: What was your first impression from the Get You In Shape program?
It is very supportive and encouraging in both the exercise and nutrition programs.

Q: What have been some of the tools you have used that have benefited you?
MyFitnessPal, MyFitnessPal Blog, and Advocare products.

Q: How is the Get You In Shape program different from other programs you have tried before?
Get You in Shape is my first program. (besides weight watchers many, many years ago.) I love being outdoors and everyone is very supportive.

Q: What results and benefits have you experienced in the Get You In Shape Program?
I lost 7 pounds and 10 inches in the first month of the Get You in Shape program! I have lost a total of 19 pounds in 3.5 months. Losing the weight has helped my sleep apnea (found out results from my doctor). My dress size decreased 2 sizes!!! I was thrilled when I purchased my mother of the bride dress. I am at my lowest weight since the births of my 4 children. My “So that” became a huge motivator for me! I am benefiting from my improved daily healthy habits.

Q: What would you say to anyone looking at this program?
Take the process one day at a time and learn as you go. Get to know everyone and ask questions!!! Read the instructions!!! Do not become overwhelmed by all the provided information.

What I learned along my journey –
I can get my body in shape! I can improve my eating habits! I am glad that I joined GYIS! The support and accountability was very helpful and even though I needed to do this on my own (without family or friends), I needed this group to help me learn at my own pace and encourage me to keep going and that I am capable!

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

Jun 25

Coppell Trainer Rookie of the Month – July 2017 – Janice Gladney

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Janice Gladney has been a home health occupational therapist for the last 31 1/2 yrs. I moved from Chicago to Coppell in January 2012.

Q: What was your life like before joining the Get You In Shape Program?
I use to walk at least 2 miles every day when Rover, my dog was alive. I put Rover down on April 30, 2014. I stopped walking, became inactive and gained 30 lbs. over the next 2 yrs.

Q: Why did you decide to join the Get You In Shape program?
I use to receive e-mails with videos of the GYIS group exercising in the dark. I joined Texas Fitness in July of 2015. I was paying for a membership and not going. I had a personal trainer for 30 mins on Tuesday & Thursday starting September of 2016 but wasn’t really consistent going on the off days. I joined GYIS to be held accountable!

Q: What was your first impression from the Get You In Shape program?
I was initially intimidated during my first couple of weeks working out but it became easier. I started out going to the 8 am session then tried the 5:30 pm & 6:30 pm sessions. Work seemed to interfere. So I committed myself to the 6:30 am session which has been the best choice for me.

Q: What have been some of the tools you have used that have benefited you?
I used AMG (AccomplishMoreGoals.com) as a tool to set & progress my goals and to help keep me accountable & consistent. I also use Fitbit to track my activity progress.

Q: How is the Get You In Shape program different from other programs you have tried before?
I had a personal trainer back in Chicago over 20 yrs. ago who was very similar to GYIS style of fitness as far as keeping me accountable, motivating, weekly measurements and definitely getting results. So when I finally joined the GYIS Team, I knew I had to be consistent with eating clean, drinking water and getting 5 days of workout in to really be successful. I felt at home. GYIS uniqueness for me has to do with the community and the excellent trainers with their different styles of training. It’s a lot of hard work with humor and a good support system from the staff and the community!

Q: What results and benefits have you experienced in the Get You In Shape Program?
I started January 13, 2017 with GYIS. I was tired of the same old rut of working, doing notes all night and eating unhealthy. The weight continued to creep up. So when I received another email, it was now or never. Joining GYIS has been a life changer for me. I have lost a total of 14.25 inches and 9.6 – 6 lbs. I’m able to wear clothes I haven’t been able to fit in over 5 yrs. I feel lighter. I definitely have more energy. I’m running and enjoying it (THANKS KAREN) I eat healthier and I truly look forward to working out with The GYIS Team & Community 5 days a week! If you do your part, GYIS definitely holds up their end of the deal! THANK YOU GYIS TEAM!

Q: What would you say to anyone looking at this program?
YOU NEED TO BE HERE! I can tell you so many things about it, but you yourself need to be here. It’s a workout program that has a community that makes you feel wanted, welcome and they have excellent trainers and you will get results and you will be held accountable. IF you don’t get results, it’s not because they didn’t do their part, it’s because you didn’t do your part. You need to be consist and do what they tell you and you will get results!

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

Jun 25

Coppell Trainer of the Month – July 2017 – Billy Faught

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Coppell Trainer Spotlight Billy Faught

Billy Faught is a project manager with Robertson Commercial Pools. He is a long time resident of Coppell.

Q: What was the biggest challenge/problem you were facing before joining the Get You In Shape Program?
Consistently getting weight training and cardio. I was eating well, and losing weight…..but I had little or no accountability for workouts.

Q: Why did you end up deciding to join the Get You In Shape program?
Under extreme duress…..it was Bring a Friend and Amanda Glassey and Beth Faught (my daughter-in-Law) had an answer for “it costs too much”. After a month, I was in for 3 months….then “All In”….

Q: Walk us through your journey. What results and benefits have you experienced in the Get You In Shape Program?
Physically, I’m stronger and leaner than I’ve ever been. I finally have a core that will “engage”. Socially, I am surrounded by very supportive folks of all fitness levels that are making themselves, and me, better. My involvement has completely changed the way I live.

Q: Why did you decide to give your time and become part of the Get You In Shape Team?
I had coached kids’ sports before and enjoyed it. This looked like a fun way to engage with the clients and learn something about how our bodies work. I soon realized that I was “getting much more than I was giving”…..it is very inspirational to train our clients. They come from all walks of life and fitness levels but they all have one goal….to be better. Now that I’ve trained for over a year, I really like seeing the transformation of many of my first “newbies” that are still engaged and doing great things for themselves and others.

Q: What strengths/special gifts do you feel help you as a trainer with Get You In Shape?
I have a pretty high level of energy and enthusiasm which I hope fuels the clients. I try to make the workouts fun and engage with everyone on a personal level.

Q: What are some of the benefits that you have received by being a trainer on the Get You In Shape Team?
This may sound trite….but I really feel the love. GYIS clients have developed a sense of community at workouts that has carried over into their personal lives. We have groups who had nothing in common before that now get together socially and even travel together.

Q: What would you say to anyone looking to join this program?
It is the best thing I’ve ever done for me……and it will be for you as well…..

 

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

May 30

Coppell Corporate Fitness Spotlight – Mitchell Int.

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Q. Name and what you do for the company?
A. Rachel Meador – Medical Bill Review for Mitchell International

Q. Describe what your health and fitness was like before starting the onsite corporate fitness program?
A. I was into running, training for a marathon, but not doing as much cross training.

Q. Why did you decide to participate in the onsite fitness program with Get You In Shape?
A. My company developed a wellness program to incorporate exercise classes 3 times a week. I needed more strength exercises in my routine. I also wanted a trainer to challenge me.

Q. How would you say the Get You in Shape program is different or unique to other fitness program you may have tried in the past?
A.
GYIS offers a wide variety of exercises and fitness events throughout the year, not just scheduled classes. There are 5ks, charity workouts like for Taylors Gift and Special Olympics. GYIS is big in the Coppell community and you will see their trainers around town.

Q. What results and benefits have you experienced with the Onsite Get You In Shape wellness Program? Or How has the onsite Get You In Shape program helped your life?
A. Having GYIS onsite has helped me be more accountable and structured. I schedule other things around my group training, making sure I get in my exercise.

Q. What would you say to Mitchell for offering Get You In Shape services?
A. Thank you so much for bringing them on board! It’s has enriched my life working here and I’ve made some good friends since.

Interested in learning more about Get You in Shape’s Corporate Fitness Services, click on the picture below.

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.

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