Alejandra Canales is a house wife, still do home office for my job in Mexico, and starting a new business in beauty here! Of course I live in Coppell.
Q: What was your life like before joining the Get You In Shape Program?
Long story, but the highlights:
• Single mom, divorced almost 16 years ago.
• Hard worker to support my wonderful daughter
• CFO of a Real Estate Developing company in Mexico, I have a major in Economics.
• SMOKER!!!!! Quit 9 months ago when we arrived to Coppell.
• Always trying to eat healthy, but sometimes was very hard, and never had time for working out, although I always wanted!
Q: Why did you decide to join the Get You In Shape program?
I got married almost 10 months ago in Mexico, and my husband was hired by a US-Mexican law firm, but in the Dallas office, so we moved 9 months ago. Our life change a lot for the whole family, but for me…180°, I am not able to work here, every day I was with lots of people, business wise taking important decisions, and suddenly I was at home with two dogs all day! I wasn’t depressed, but I wasn’t excited at all.
Long story short, I saw the GYIS SUV last December after I took my daughter to school, and just said to myself… THIS IS WHAT YOU NEED! Exercise, change your eating habits (which started to be awful when we moved here), and of course meeting new people!
Q: What was your first impression from the Get You In Shape program?
First week I wanted to cry!!! I was sore all over, but emotionally feeling much better. I started with my husband at the 5:30am class, but then I started attending the 8:00am class, and that was the best!! I met wonderful friends and suddenly seeing that I was getting stronger, fitter and enjoying it a lot! I also started challenging myself every day.
Q: What have been some of the tools you have used that have benefited you?
Of course the nutrition, I follow all the darn rules! Fill my fitness pal, having all my supplements and doing my best to attend all the workouts.
Q: How is the Get You In Shape program different from other programs you have tried before?
I just love to know that I will meet my friends there; it feels like a commitment with myself and with them too. Also, coaches are amazing and always encouraging you. As I mentioned before it makes me want to challenge myself every day. You cannot imagine how much I enjoy this!
Q: What results and benefits have you experienced in the Get You In Shape Program?
I started with the new year! January 2nd was our first day! So I wasn’t over weight, but my fat percentage wasn’t at its best, so the first month of the Get you In Shape program I lost 4.4 pounds, which is not that much because also I am gaining muscle, but the amazing part which actually was one of my goals, is that I lost 12 inches overall, so from being a size 6, now I am a size 2!!!! And the best part is that I deserve to go shopping!!! I haven’t been a size 2 since many years!!
Also one of my goals was to start running and attend races. Now I can run 5K easy, and looking forward to do a 10K in July for sure! Maybe my next goal will be a half marathon!
Q: What would you say to anyone looking at this program?
I am just that kind of person who needs to socialize, love to do team work and enjoy being surrounded by people, so GYIS gave me back that important thing that I lost when we moved here.
You will feel committed to attend and to get better every day, and as long as you follow the darn instructions, results will show right away!
I just fully recommend this program to anyone that would like to have a healthier life.
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