Get You In Shape Fitness – Client of the Month
Jennifer Fariss is a stay at home mom with a set of young twins and has been in Coppell about 8 years.
Before joining Get You In Shape, she had always made it a priority to exercise, so working out was not a new concept for her. The past 3 years, she was staying home with her twins. “Early months with two babies results in very little sleep and not much exercise. Once we got into a rhythm with having two little ones…and started getting the rest we needed, we slowly made our way back to the gym. That left me with little progress though. I needed something DIFFERENT. I was in a rut doing the same thing, day in and day out with NO results. That’s not to knock anyone who works out at a gym, I personally just needed someone to tell me to do those exercises I would not likely do on my own…rather than just the same routine on the treadmill or the elliptical.” Her sister-in-law had joined Get You In Shape and told her about it. She did some reading online and decided to sign up. “I think at first, I made a 3 month commitment. Since then, I’ve signed year long contracts. I LOVE it!”
Her first impression was “ I can do this”. “It was tough, but there were a variety of fitness levels represented. I quickly made friends with some moms of small children. It’s definitely a community. Now I consider my 6:30 class regulars to be friends!”
Jennifer is a firm believer in the benefits of Advocare. “ I’ve done the 24 day challenge a couple of times. We use Spark daily. Can’t live without it:-). Another tool that helped me was the Biggest Winner Contest… I started using My Fitness Pal to track what I was eating. That really got me into a discipline of knowing what exactly was going in. I also had the good fortune of winning one of the Polar watches during a drawing. I LOVE having a tool that tells me how many calories I burn during a work out. And now that I’m also doing Cardio Club, it’s really awesome to see those numbers.”
Jennifer loves the personal trainers at Get You In Shape. Well, who doesn’t? “The trainers have our best interests in mind. I genuinely appreciate their eagerness to grow in the knowledge of health and exercise and pass that along to us, as the client. I’m thankful for their willingness to listen to clients and always ask “ what can we do to help you?” The ever-changing workouts produce better results and the frequent class times “ give you NO excuse to miss.”
Since starting the program, Jennifer has lost about 30 pounds, with the biggest loss coming through this year’s Biggest Winner contest. “ That really gave me the kick-start I needed. I’ve been able to keep it off, and still continue to lose more. I’ve made the 3 month commitment to Cardio Club this summer. My first mile time was between 11 and 12. My fastest time came this month at 8:19. I’ve been able to get rid of a lot of clothes that are too big. That feels really good, by the way:).
Jennifer would like to tell people “ try it for a month, at least. If you do, you will be hooked. They say it takes 30 days of doing something to create a habit… that is definitely what happened with me. It gives me more energy to keep up with 2 active toddlers. I sleep well. I feel better overall. You have to make your health a priority. Period.”
Get You In Shape is a Group Personal Training program in Coppell, TX. Get You In Shape serves citizens who live and work in Coppell, Irving, Valley Ranch, Lewisville, Flower Mound, Grapevine, Las Colinas, Farmers Branch, Corinth, Carrollton, Plano and other Dallas cities.