Kathi Hine is a Registered Nurse; Clinical Solutions Analyst: using her nursing skills for clinical content and workflow in an Emergency Department Information System. She lives Lewisville; right on the edge of Coppell and Lewisville
Q: What was your life like before joining the Get You In Shape Program?
Prior to GYIS, I was active and did something whether it was going t the gym and working out, treadmill or walking at the park. I have always done something. But the past couple of years due to health / orthopedic challenges I’ve found I haven’t pushed myself; just going through the motions. I’ve always had to watch my weight so there was a lot of focus on food and what I could or couldn’t eat and that was frustrating and discouraging to me.
Q: Why did you decide to join the Get You In Shape program?
I was tired and frustrated of “doing something” but not getting anywhere. I have tried GYIS at different times but never committed to jointing and I have been on the GYIS mailing list and the face book page but always on the periphery. I think after my annual physical I decided I MUST do something different. It was before Christmas and GYIS had a special, so I signed up and so did my husband.
Q: What was your first impression from the Get You In Shape program?
I loved it from the start! I love that I don’t have to think about what I am going to do. I love the variety of the workouts and don’t dread each time I come. Someone else plans the workout and I just have to show up and do what I am told. I am a competitive person and working out with others pushes me to be better and do more. When I want to quit I can’t because others are not quitting; pushing me to do better and be better.
It is a positive encouraging atmosphere not just from the trainers but the other GYIS participants. I love that GYIS wants to make a difference in my life; they want me to be successful and will support me in the process.
Q: What have been some of the tools you have used that have benefited you?
I have been using MyFitnessPal and documenting what I consume. This has really been eye opening. First, committing to noting everything I eat has been a great exercise. I’ve tried in the past but unsuccessfully; just didn’t have the time or energy.
Q: How is the Get You In Shape program different from other programs you have tried before?
I have participated in classes at the gym but with GYIS there is a family atmosphere that differs from the gym. The trainers really care about you and how you are doing. Although it is a group workout, I feel I get personal attention and guidance during my time there. I do enjoy the outdoor workouts and working out with others. GYIS adapts the workouts to the participants, environment and weather!
Q: What results and benefits have you experienced in the Get You In Shape Program?
I started the program December 1 with my goal to not gain weight over the holidays; I did not gain and in fact lost weight and since then have lost 14 pounds (my scale) and 16 inches. I have more energy and feel stronger with many of the exercises we are doing.
Q: What would you say to anyone looking at this program?
Just do it! It is a fun, positive environment. Anyone at any age, and at any fitness level can participate and benefit from the guidance and support that GYIS leaders provide.
If you live or work in Coppell, Valley Ranch, Irving, Lewisville, Las Colinas, Carrollton, Flower Mound, Grapevine, Addison, Corinth, Highland Village, Dallas, and Farmers Branch, the Coppell Group Personal Training is just minutes away from you. Get You In Shapes 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 Doctors 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