Coppell Trainer 10 Lessons Learned in 10 Years Part 2

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Sep 14

October of 2017 will mark Get You In Shape’s 10th Year Anniversary of starting the Get You In Shape fitness program in Coppell.

Although Get You In Shape was “born” in 2006 (see previous blog post here), we are celebrating 10 Years of the Coppell Fitness program.

I have added a few lessons I’ve learned along the way that hopefully will give you more insight to the journey it’s been but also help give you some wisdom.


“What are lessons learned from 10 years of being in business?”

Over the next ​few weeks, I will share 10 lessons learned in 10 Days. 
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 If you missed the previous Blog post on lesson #1 of 10 Lessons I have learned over 10 Years, CLICK HERE. 

Lesson #2
Build Solid Core Values and Know What You Stand For –
Below are Get You In Shape’s core values. It has changed very little over the last 10 years.  Knowing our core values and living/standing by them day in and day out has helped us stay consistent.

It starts by me, the owner living out our Core Values each and everyday. Then it applies to the Get You In Shape staff and to Clients.

Looking back, these core values have certainly been one reason the program has and continues to thrive. My number one value I wanted when starting in 2006 was community. I have heard too many times of people not feeling welcomed or people not being able to stick to a program because they were did not have people in their life that has the same desires to change their lifestyle as they did.

com·mu·ni·ty - a feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals.

I am humbled by the community that has been built at Get You In Shape. This is something I can be proud understanding that I've created an environment that people want to get in their car and be a part of.

Many of our clients started our program not knowing anyone. Over the years we have had clients, who never met prior to starting with Get You In Shape, go on trips together. Some going on a relay race, some going on a trip to Santa Fe, Mexico to stay in cabins and ski. Many clients have stated that some of their closest friends now came through Get You In Shape. 

Starting the process of getting in shape and staying in shape is very tough. We set out to put people in a positive environment that will create motivation, encouragement, accountability and inspiration. All of those will allow us to stay consistent in our fitness and nutrition. Having a support system (from trainers, tools and all the GYIS clients) and building a community has been key to our program.

Here is our 5 Core Values: 

  • Community: Create a positive and healthy environment that promotes motivation, encouragement, accountability and inspiration.
  • Servants Heart: Respect and serve each person wherever they are on their health and fitness journey.
  • Empower: Help motivate each client to a live healthy lifestyle so they can pay it forward.
  • Give Back: Use our God-given gifts to help our community and worthy causes.
  • Over-Deliver: Provide a service that goes above and beyond the typical fitness program

Mission Statement:
Get You In Shape provides Scientific based, no-hype health and nutrition solutions to its clients by delivering an outstanding positive experience
We accomplish this mission . . .

by educating the community
by delivering results driven programs
by helping those who want to be helped
by acting in a manner that brings out the best in others
by enriching the lives of those with who we come in contact with

Living by the core values and mission statement has really allowed us to build a program that actually PRODUCES RESULTS (over 500 Video Success Stories on our YouTube Playlist) and provides a level of SERVICE that people NEED when it comes to a health and fitness program.

Over time we have continued to carry out our values by having client parties, client appreciation parties, breakfast an bootcamp, Team Challenges and adding other activities to create that positive environment. 

Below are a few pictures from the events throughout the years. 

twilcox@proconvergence.com

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