Coppell Fitness Camp – Spotlight clients of the Month Billy Faught and Beth Faught
The Get You In Shape team hand selects clients each month that we feel have transformed their health and fitness. Beth Faught lives in Coppell, TX with her husband, Damon, and 5 year-old daughter, Hayden. She is a Division Manager at CROSSMARK, in Plano, TX, managing the Hill’s Pet Nutrition account. She joined Get You In Shape in May 2014.
Q: Why did you decide to join the Get You In Shape program? I was at a point where I was paying for a gym membership, and not using it. I love the outdoors, and have never really been a big fan of gyms – therefore I could never convince myself to go! When I heard about this outdoor fitness program from my friend, Amanda Glassey, I knew it sounded like something I would enjoy. Plus, she was toning up and looking more fit every time I saw her – which definitely piqued my interest! I also really liked the idea of working out with others as a community. We hold each other accountable, and it makes the workouts more fun.
Q: What was your life like before joining the Get You In Shape Program? I’ve played sports my entire life, but after college my activity level reduced dramatically. Between work, travel, and a little one at home, I never made time for exercise. And, as I mentioned, the gym membership was just going to waste. Work was becoming more stressful, my energy level was low, and my weight was creeping up. I desperately needed a change.
Q: What was your first impression from the Get You In Shape program? After my first week with Get You In Shape I knew I had made the right decision in signing up. It felt so good to be challenged again. It even felt good to have sore muscles again! After the first month, I definitely noticed a difference in my health. My stress level was reducing, my energy level increased, and exercising was becoming a normal part of my routine. Now, going to the Get You In Shape fitness sessions, or going for a run on my off-days, has become my favorite part of the day. I still have a long way to go to achieve my weight-loss goals, but I am confident knowing Get You In Shape will be there for support along the way.
Q: What have been some of the tools you have used that have benefited you?
The My Fitness Pal app has been really beneficial in keeping my nutrition on track. It’s very eye-opening how fast those calories can add up. It’s really helped me to make smarter nutritional decisions. Also, planning my meals ahead of time has been key. We get so busy throughout the day, it’s really easy to grab something quick and un-healthy, but planning each meal the night before has made a huge difference.
Map My Run is my favorite app! I especially love that you can add friends, and see their activity. I have friends all over Texas that like to run, and are training for 10ks or half-marathons. Seeing their progress keeps me motivated.
Posting my off-day work-outs on the GYIS Private Facebook page has also been really motivational. It holds me accountable. Knowing you have to post your workouts, is a sure-fire way to get you off the couch!
Q: How is the Get You In Shape program different from other programs you have tried before? The GYIS program is by far above and beyond any other program I have tried. And, that’s not for lack of trying many other programs to lose weight, and get healthy – I’ve tried Jenny Craig, Weight Watchers (twice), as well as various other “quick-fix” diets. I’ve had little success with other programs, mainly due to always expecting to lose weight overnight, and getting frustrated and losing interest early on. In joining Get You In Shape, exercise and eating right has become part of my life. There is no gimmick, or quick solution, and while it has taken me years to realize this – I am excited about this new health journey I have begun. Between the best-in-class trainers and the community support – nothing beats this program.
Q: What results and benefits have you experienced in the Get You In Shape Program? Since joining Get You In Shape, I have seen a dramatic difference in my confidence. It feels good knowing I am doing something to better my health. My energy level has greatly increased as well, which means I can keep up with my 5 year old! I recently convinced my father-in-law, Billy Faught, to join Get You In Shape, so we have the benefit of working out together motivating each other. Above all, I am healthier and happier!
Q: What would you say to anyone looking at this program? I would say, if you are feeling intimidated – do not be. This program is for the fit, and not so fit. There is no discrimination, as long as you have the will to finish what you started.
If you are concerned about the cost – do not be. You receive the benefits of personal training for a lot less. The trainers constantly provide individual support, including tips on how to properly exercise and correct your form so you gain the most benefit from every workout. It’s worth every penny.
The Get You In Shape team hand selects clients each month that we feel have transformed their health and fitness. Billy Faught is a Project Manager for Robertson Commercial Pools and has lived in Coppell since 1985. He joined Get You In Shape in September 2014 after receiving a ‘free’ month by some friends who were already attending.
Q: Why did you decide to join the Get You In Shape program? Amanda Glassey and Beth Faught had been peer pressuring me for a long time. I had no other excuses when “free August” was offered. It only took one month for me to realize that I needed the accountability so I signed up for 3 months, then went “all in” in January.
Q: What was your life like before joining the Get You In Shape Program? Basically a roller coaster…….I would get interested in running and enter an event, then struggle because I let life get in the way of training. So I would get frustrated and quit running for a while until another event would come around.
Q: What was your first impression from the Get You In Shape program? I was nervous at first. I have “worked out” for the majority of my adult life, but usually on my own doing what I thought was best. A “drill instructor” hollering “Give me one more” was not something I wanted to deal with. I wasn’t sure I could keep up. But every trainer has been instructional, uplifting, positive, and inclusive while getting the most out of my workout.
Q: What have been some of the tools you have used that have benefited you? The Facebook page, Brad’s email tips, and My Fitness Pal are great helps. But most beneficial are the trainers and my fellow GYIS’ers. The support and sense of community here makes me actually look forward to burpees (if we do only 5 at a time).
Q: How is the Get You In Shape program different from other programs you have tried before? The trainers and the sense of community. This is not “just a business” for Brad and Cynthia, it is a life style that they want to share and enable their clients to make the most out of who they can be.
Q: What results and benefits have you experienced in the Get You In Shape Program? Two examples…..my son and I went to Colorado elk hunting in October. It was not “hide and wait for something to walk out”, we were up and down the mountains in air a little thinner than here, sometimes at a full jog. No way I could have kept up without the training. In November, my Dad had a quadruple by-pass with complications that made for a 6-week stay in the hospital. My Dad is a big guy, and I had to wrestle him around because he was so weak from the surgery. I also drew the night shift for a while. Again, my training enabled me to help in ways not possible had I not been in shape. Honestly, this program has given me the confidence to think I can do anything I want to do…I just have to want it. I am more physically and mentally fit than I have ever been….and that’s a long time!
Q: What would you say to anyone looking at this program? JUST DO IT!! Seriously, come to a free workout, or just come watch one. You will see the positive reinforcement, the camaraderie, and the results.
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