Client Appreciation Party and Client of the Year Pictures

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Dec 08

Get You In Shape Boot Camp Client Appreciation Party and Client of the Year

Get You In Shape hosted an amazing night of fun, fellowship and food to celebrate with clients 2011. It was started with some great food and fellowship. 2011 was then highlighted from January until December of 2011. The 2011 Client of the Year nominees and the top 3 were announced.
If you did not get a chance to look at all the Client of the YEar Nominess (and want some free motivated and inspiration) get over the blog that has all 12 nominees and their story. It was an awesome night with awesome people. We are sorry that more of our clients could not have made it but understand that not all could make it in this one night. Here are some of the pictures.



The Respondek’s


Finishing getting ready

Chuck and Julie McCan






Brian and Suzanne Barker



Elliott getting some sleep in before it starts







The Cox family





Big Thanks to Dana for making it all come together!

 




Yes!!! We catered MEXICAN food and it was great!



Cynthia Linder starting it off with the Year in review


Chaney Respondek finishes the June – December in Review


Julie McCan about to give out some awards


Suzanne Barker giving out some awards


Julie Smith ends with the fun awards.



The 12 Client of the Year Nominees were cheered as they got on stage.
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Awarded 3rd Place – Amanda Glassey

Awarded 2nd Place Brittany Guantt

Suspence for the final name to be awarded Client of the Year






Lori Burge wins the $500 Cash and 3 Months of boot camp!

Thanks again for making 2011 another great year for Making a Difference in the lives of others! One Life – One Body . Let’s go out there and make a difference!

Again, all 12 were winners but her are the ones that were awarded the 3 prizes.

Awarded 3rd Place Client of the Year
Nominee #2 Amanda Glassey

1. Basic Information Name, occupation, where you live, and how long you have been in the Get You In Shape program.

Amanda Glassey, project engineer, Coppell, TX, 10 months (started in February 2011.)

2. Where you were at in your life before Get You In Shape? What did you life look like?

I was unhealthy, out-of-shape and overwhelmed at how to start to fix that. I had just finished a master’s degree in May 2010 that I had been pursuing for 5 years while working full time. That 5 years included little sleep, no exercise and a lot of fast food / bad food choices. I was at my highest weight ever and had been told by the doctor that if I didn’t do something I was at risk for diabetes and other health issues.

In addition to all of that, my father died of a heart attack in August of 2010. I hadn’t seen him in 10 years and when I did see him I saw what my future could be / would be if I didn’t make some changes. He was morbidly obese, had previous complications from diabetes and then died early. I knew if I didn’t start taking care of myself, I was headed down that same path.

3. Why you decided to join Get You In Shape?

This gave me a kick-start and I started to make different food choices in October 2010. I lost about 25 lbs over the next few months, but had hit a plateau and still didn’t know how to get exercise in the mix. Get You In Shape ran a groupon about this time. I had heard about this boot camp but was intimidated by the name “boot camp” and my fitness level (or lack thereof). I figured that if I ever was, now was the time to try it. It was little enough money that I told myself that if I didn’t like it I could just quit and not have invested a whole lot monetarily.

4. What was your first experience or first impression with Get You In Shape?

I was super nervous about even the orientation, and was relieved when I saw two friends from church there who had also bought the groupon. They graciously decided to come to the 5:30 am class with me (though they were originally going to do the 6:30 am class, thanks Margaret and Carla!) The next morning, I wondered what in the world I had gotten myself into. I was exhausted from just the warm-up! It went quickly though and soon enough it was over. I had made it through the first day and was still alive. One of the Get You In Shape trainers, Chaney, was encouraging, gave modifications and made me feel ok if I needed to take a break.
I was glad no one was yelling like I imagined “boot camp” could be. I wouldn’t say I looked forward to coming back, but knew I could do it and was excited about taking a step to getting healthier.

5. What are some of the tools from the Get You In Shape program you have used that has helped you?

The resources that Get You In Shape has are great. I’ve learned the importance of breakfast and staying hydrated. I did the 24 day challenge and while I’m still working on mastering the nutrition part of the healthy lifestyle, I saw how I’m supposed to be eating and had some great results that month. I also use the blog suggestions for off-day cardio when I can. I also love that the trainers have modifications ready. I have Rheumatoid Arthritis and while some days I can do it all, there are other days when my wrist, knee or hip is acting up and it’s more difficult. On those days it’s so nice to have one of the trainers tell me an alternate exercise so I can keep participating even if I’m doing something a little differently.

6. What you like most about the Get You In Shape Program?

I like that it’s different every day and that I don’t have to think! I love knowing that if I just make the commitment to show up, I will get a good hour of exercise in and never be bored! It’s the quickest hour of exercise ever, and dare I say, fun. I’ve also enjoyed getting to know the other boot camp participants.

7. How has the Get You In Shape program helped change your life. What are the results that you have achieved from the Get You In Shape program and how has the Get You In Shape program played a role in your results.

I’m not yet at my goal weight or fitness level, but Get You in Shape has definitely been a wonderful addition to my life. I now make myself a priority. I work my schedule so I can get to boot camp, whether it be at 5:30 am or 6:00 pm. I’ve lost another 25 lbs since I started GYIS boot camp and a bunch of inches. I am 50 lbs. lighter than I was at this time last year and I actually enjoy exercising. I’ve gone from going ½ mile in almost 9 minutes to 1 mile in a little over 12 (and I’m so close to breaking that 12 minute mark!) I eat breakfast every day now where I used to not. I eat smaller meals throughout the day now instead of just a huge lunch and dinner. But the biggest change is that I feel like I can do it. I’ve gone from overwhelmed to taking control. I look for ways to work exercise into my day and if I make a bad food choice, I do it consciously. I’ve made a lifestyle change – and it has benefited not only me. My mom started boot camp this year too. And we’re both signed up for a 5k to bring in the New Year. If you’d have told me that a year ago, I never would have believed you.

Awarded 2nd Place Client of the Year
Nominee #4 Brittany Gauntt

My name is Brittany Gauntt and I am a stay at home mom in Coppell, TX

Where you were in life before Get You In Shape? What did your life look like?

Before Get You In Shape, I was a young mom of a very active two year old (with a second little one on the way) with less energy than my daughter’s grandmothers. I would sit by and watch my own mother chase my daughter around the playground and wish I had the stamina to play chase too. While in college, I was active and exercised regularly, but after Anna Grace was born no one got much sleep at our house, I quit working out and we started eating out regularly. (aka: fast food.) While I have never had a big weight issue, there wasn’t a muscle left in my body.

Why did you decide to join Get You In Shape?

After seeing how great my mom looked and felt while participating in Get You In Shape, she gave me 6 months of classes as my Christmas/post baby present. I knew that a regular gym membership wouldn’t have the accountability I would need to start my journey back to Healthy.

What was your first experience or first impression with Get You In Shape?

My first impression of Get You In Shape was amazing and humbling all at the same time. I loved the friendly Trainers who were always willing to help, but to have to ask for a modification since I couldn’t even do one sit up on the ab mat while everyone around me was cranking out dozens of sit ups was humbling.

What are some of the tools from the Get You In Shape program you have used that has helped you?

Some of the tools that have helped me are eating 5 smaller meals a day, off day cardio, the accountability from the trainers, weigh -ins, and the fun atmosphere of working out with people who become your friends.

What do you like most about the Get You In Shape Program?

My favorite part of the Get You In Shape Program is the Personal Trainers. I may not be very outgoing (especially at 6:30am after being up with the baby), but they always make you feel a part of a team, like you were missed if you don’t show, and encourage you to get a few more reps even when you think you couldn’t possibly do anymore. They are what sets this program apart from any other fitness program out there.

How has the Get You In Shape program helped change your life?

The most important way Get You In Shape has changed my life is the way I parent my daughters. Instead of swinging by Wendy’s for chicken nuggets, we grill chicken at home. Instead of watching cartoons, we play chase around the living room. Instead of watching from the sidelines, I am climbing, sliding and jumping on the playground. I am more of the mom my girls deserve and that is a gift I will always be thankful for.

What is your proudest moment or moment or results from the Get You in Shape program?

When I ran (walked) my first mile run I came in second to last, only followed by a lady with a recent knee injury. While I may not know what it feels like to be the fat kid who can’t run, I’d vouch that it is almost as rough as being the youngest, thin kid who can’t run. Even while I was in college, I had never run a mile in under 10 minutes. After 6 months of Get You In Shape, I came in 2nd and ran an 8:52!!

How has the Get You In Shape Program impacted other areas of your life?

Our whole family’s take on life has improved. My husband is my biggest cheerleader and supporter in our new lifestyle. I ride my bike to the Get You In Shape boot camp when possible, I have actually worn out a pair of tennis shoes, and I have friends joining the Get You In Shape boot camp because of the changes they have seen in me.

What are the results that you have achieved from the Get You In Shape program and how has Get You In Shape played a role in your results?

I have improved my sit ups from none to 18.

My Mile Run went from 12:10 to 8:52

I lost 11.5 inches and 17 lbs

But all of those numbers are meaningless if you don’t have self-confidence. While I made my weight loss goal after 3 months, it took a grueling Ab month before I got my esteem back. Everyone tells you of all of the wonderful parts of having babies, but no one mentions the toll it takes on your body, and your self image, if you let it. While I may never sport a bikini again, I can finally say I am proud of my post bab(ies) body. I feel healthy, energetic and have found a new confidence I was afraid might be gone for good.

THANK YOU BRAD AND CYNTHIA and the Get You In Shape Team!

Awarded 1st and the Client of the Year
Nominee #11 Lori Burge


My name is Lori Burge. I live in Highland Village and I’m a middle school teacher in Flower Mound. I’ve been in the Get You in Shape Program since January 2011.

Where you were in life before Get You In Shape? What did your life look like?

When I say my life has been changed by boot camp, I really mean it! When I started this program, I weighed 243 lbs. I was so tired by the time I got off work that most nights, I would lie on the couch watching TV until bedtime. I would get winded just walking up the stairs at work.  

Why you decided to join Get You In Shape?

I decided to join Get You in Shape just to get more energy. I had no energy to hang out with my two very active and athletic teenage sons or even with my husband. Even though I was overweight and NEVER worked out, I foolishly thought I was in pretty good shape. I remember filling out the initial paperwork for boot camp and checking 7 (on a scale of 1 to 10) for how in shape I was. Boy, was I wrong!

What was your first experience or first impression with Get You In Shape?

At the first class, I couldn’t even jog around the softball fields…not even a SLOW jog! To be honest, I could barely even walk it. When we did pushups, Daniel (one of the Get You In Shape person trainers) had to pull me up by the back of my shirt. When we did sit ups, Daniel had to push my back up…but he never let me give up. By the end of that first workout, I was so sore I could barely walk. In fact, for the first two weeks, I would come home from boot camp and my husband would already have the hot bath with Epsom salts ready for me. It was pretty bad…but I was determined to stick with it. Everyone around me figured I’d quit and believe me, I thought about it….a lot. But I was determined to prove those people wrong. More importantly, I didn’t want to let Daniel, Cynthia, Brad, Chaney, Julie S. and Julie M. down. They worked too hard to push me and motivate me.

What are some of the tools from the Get You In Shape program you have used that has helped you?

In January, I lost 14 lbs. A lot of that was just by drinking water and giving up my sodas and iced tea. Brad tells you to drink half your weight in ounces of water. That’s a lot of water! I also followed the tips from the program about what to eat and when – it seemed like I was always eating. Eating better and more often also gave me the energy I needed to have a better workout.

What do you like most about the Get You In Shape Program?

The best part of this program is the people. Everyone that is part of Get You in Shape is so motivating – from Brad and Cynthia to the trainers to the other boot campers. I’ve never felt self-conscious or embarrassed – even when I was constantly the last one to finish running my mile. I’ve also made some really good friends and we always have lots of laughs between our burpees and star jumps.

How has the Get You In Shape program helped change your life?

Even if I had never lost a pound, my life has been changed completely. I’ve had a lot of stress in my life – especially this past year – and typically, that kind of stress would have made me gain weight but working out makes me feel better, relieves my stress, and puts me in a better mood.

What is your proudest moment or moment or results from the Get You in Shape program?

My proudest moment was when I finally got to “one-derland” (under 200 pounds). I haven’t been under 200 pounds since my youngest son was born fifteen years ago. I was so happy to celebrate this milestone with Cynthia. It was also the same week that I was able to run a whole mile, which I’ve never been able to do.

How has the Get You In Shape Program impacted other areas of your life.
Believe me, no one – including me – thought I’d ever stick with boot camp much less ENJOY working out. I’ve never been athletic and like I said before, I never worked out. The energy I have now is amazing. I can play basketball with my sons. We go hiking. It’s time I never would have had with them before. My work life has changed so much, too. Before, I would have to keep my class room so cold because I would always sweat while I was walking around teaching. My poor students would freeze! Not anymore. I can also climb those stairs five or six times a day and I never get winded or have to catch my breath.

What are the results that you have achieved from the Get You In Shape program and how has Get You In Shape played a role in your results.

Since January when I started Get You in Shape, I’ve lost 63 pounds. I feel like a different person and I owe it all to Get You in Shape. Never in a million years did I think I’d ever lose weight just by exercising and eating right. I know I couldn’t have done it without this program and the awesome trainers. I have so much energy, my metabolism has increased, and I feel calmer and less stressed. Get You in Shape has truly changed my life!