Zach Edwards is an Architect and lives in Coppell. He has been a GYIS client off & on for past 5 years (since my 1st son was born) but has been fully committed since February of 2015.
Q: Where were you at in your life before the Get You In Shape? What did your life look like? I could literally feel myself getting unhealthy. I wasn’t happy with how I was feeling, both physically & emotionally, and I wasn’t happy with how I looked. I work in a stressful profession and the role I fill is a highly demanding one. My body was not responding to this stress well and I knew I needed a change. I was overweight, had high blood pressure, was tired often, but not sleeping well. I was becoming a mess and needed a change.
Q: Why did you decide to join Get You In Shape? My wife did it first and gave great reviews. GYIS offered a Groupon, so I decided to try it the first time 5 years ago. This recent time around, when I restarted, I knew what I was getting into and knew GYIS was the right fit for what I needed…. Consistency, fun and tough workouts, variety and results!
Q: What was your first experience with or first impression of Get You In Shape? 5 years ago… “What did I get myself into? This was nothing like my collegiate training… Will this even do anything?” After just the first week… I knew it was legit as I could barely walk…and I wanted more! 😉
Q: What are some of the tools from the Get You In Shape program you have used that has helped you? The 24 day challenge and Advocare have been instrumental in meeting my goals. Measurements and tracking have kept me honest and are good check-ins. Food journals have helped me surpass plateaus in my progress.
Q: What do you like most about the Get You In Shape Program? It’s never the same workout twice, but you can always expect consistency and dedication from the trainers to get the most out of you. Even when you don’t feel like working out, getting to class and seeing everyone gets you motivated and you’re always glad you made it when you’re finished.
Q: How has the Get You In Shape program helped change your life? Leading a healthier and happier life. I’m lead a more balanced life and enjoy feeling great again.
Q: What is your proudest moment or result from the Get You in Shape program? By far, it was running a sub 6 min mile (5:41) and breaking my PR on a 5k (23:16).
Q: How has the Get You In Shape Program impacted other areas of your life? Desire for improved nutrition, I’m sleeping better, I have more energy throughout day, I’m in a better mood more often and experience less stress (or at least handle it better). I’ve also got a happy wife at home from my physical improvements, so that’s definitely a bonus! 🙂
It’s motivated me to join in with close friends from high school to run a marathon in 2016. This was a pact we made to each other over 20 years ago, but never fulfilled when we turned 18. I’ve now got the energy and motivation to run on my off Bootcamp days and I even take my training stuff with me on business trips and vacations… That never happened before.
Q: 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? Blood pressure is the biggest improvement. I went from stage 1 hypertension down to well within the perfect range without the use of meds.
I’ve lost over 30 lbs from my heaviest and removed inches where I needed to while gaining inches where desired… increased lean muscle mass and reduced body fat.
GYIS gave me the program, nutritional and supplemental guidance, and motivation to reach these results. Thank you!