Coppell, TX. Coppell Fitness Boot Camp helps this mom stay in shape.
Meet Aylan Him
Name, occupation, where you live, and how long you have been in the Get You In Shape program.
My name is Aylan Him. I am a mechanical engineer. I live at Coppell and have been in the Get You In Shape program for 2 years and a half.
Where were you in your life before Get You In Shape? What did your life look like?
I started the program 3 months after having my first child. I thought that I was in a good shape for just having a baby. Back then I used to walk with my mom around a lake in Las Colinas and tried to eat as healthy as possible, but I didn’t exercise every day. I wasn’t lean or have any defined muscles.
Why did you join Get You In Shape?
I decided to join the program because my baby weight stuck to me. It did not look the way I wanted. I also needed to get out of the house and feel like I was doing something for myself. I wanted to feel active and pretty again!!!
What was your first experience or first impression with Get You In Shape?
I was impressed how this program makes you use your own body as an instrument to work out. All you need are some weights and a mat. I did not lose any weight the first month, but I lost a bunch of inches on places I thought would be impossible. I never thought that doing by just doing simple exercises I could get in even better shape than when I was back in college. I also love the way we use the outdoors to workout. All the trainers were good explaining and showing me the right way to do the exercises. They were kind and they even knew my name. I felt like I was not just somebody else in a gym, I felt I was part of a team of people wanting to get better health.
What are some of the tools from the Get You In Shape program that have helped you?
The program has made me get into an exercise routine that I could have not done by myself. I am sports addict now. The tips of the week and the tips at the 24 day challenge have helped me change my eating habits. The snacks ideas, the water intake information, the warm-up and stretching routines are great.
What do you like most about the Get You In Shape Program?
I love the people that I work out with. I love how they make me challenge myself. Without offending anybody, I admire and would like to be as active and energetic as most of people that I work out. I love to see my improvements and I learned that I am able to do things that I never thought I could before. I like when my exercise partners notice and worry when I miss a class. I love to enjoy the city where I live and be part of it thru the involvement with Get You in Shape.
How has the Get You In Shape program helped change your life?
It really changed my life and my self-esteem because I have the body that I never thought I would. I have two beautiful boys and this program helped me get back in shape after both of my pregnancies. The program taught me that everything you set as a goal can be made with “YES” a lot of effort, but it can be done, BELIEVE me.
What is your proudest moment or results from the Get You in Shape program?
I can’t tell you just one. I have had many. The first one is when I got even leaner after my second baby was born. I am also proud and grateful that I was able to work out during almost my entire second pregnancy. Third, I ran a 10K and I did not faint. Last but not least….to work out three to four times a week at 5:30 in the morning in the “extreme” class with Julie, the personal trainer who leads that class. These are my proudest moments.
How has the Get You In Shape Program impacted other areas of your life?
The Get You in Shape program helped my family interact with our community more and more every day. I am teaching my family better eating habits and it made me more aware of how important it is to get out of the house and play, exercise, feel the environment and take care of it for our kids.
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?
This program helped me have the health and the figure I always wanted. This program changed me forever. I won’t ever stop exercising or trying to convince my friends to do it because I love them and I know perseverance is something that always gets you where you want to be in life. That is something that I proved by joining Get You in Shape.