Coppell Trainer Spotlight “Rookie” of the Month – Larry – Less Stress, Increased Fitness
Larry Rodman joined the Get You In Shape Program in March 2014, looking for a way to reduce stress levels and increase his fitness and health. His wife, Christi, has been a Get You In Shape member since 2008.
1 Name, what you do, and where do you live? Larry Rodman . I am the Vice President of Sales for ACCO Brands, one of the largest manufacturers of Office Products in the world. I have lived in Coppell with my wife Christi for 17 years.
2 Why did you decide to join the Get You In Shape program? I decided to join the Get You In Shape Coppell Boot Camp in early March of this year after being sick for most of January and February. I had been traveling almost every week for the past 20 years and my body was giving me signs that I needed to do something about it I lost a lot of my strength and energy and I knew it was time to make some major life style changes. I saw how much my beautiful wife Christi enjoyed Get You In Shape and how she embraced the program to get in the best shape of her life. I thought it was time for me to try a new approach to my mental and physical well-being and I cannot thank the Get You In Shape folks enough for what they have done for me in just three months. This program has allowed me to get my mind and body on the path towards a living a less stressful healthy lifestyle.
3 What was your life like before joining the Get You In Shape Program? My life was constant chaos, where I did not do a very good job balancing my career and family. The Get You In Shape program was a terrific platform for me to leverage to get control of my health and allow me to focus more energy on my family and my own mental and physical well-being.
4 What was your first impression from the Get You In Shape program? First week, month, etc… My first impression was that the program is run by a group of dedicated, and compassionate professionals who are fully vested in giving all of us the platform towards a healthy and fit lifestyle. The people and the culture of the program make it special and they make everyone feel welcome and comfortable right from the start
5 What have been some of the tools you have used that have benefited you? I really believe that by combining the Coppell Cardio Club program into the traditional boot camp has really helped me get back in shape. I can’t say enough about both programs and how they complement one another. As a runner I can tell you I have been able to have personal bests in my single mile runs, as well 5K and 10K races. I also just want to mention that the stretching that the trainers lead us through at the beginning and end of each class is something I have really benefited from. I have never taken the time to properly stretch in the past and I can finally understand and feel the difference it makes when you warm up and cool down appropriately.
6 How is the Get You In Shape program different from other programs you have tried before? Or What makes Get you In Shape different or unique? I think what makes this program different is that you get all the benefits of personal training while feeling like you are part of a team, a community almost of others with similar goals and objectives in a positive environment with so much encouragement and camaraderie. Again it is the people that make the program special. I can’t say enough about the Personal Trainers at Get You In Shape; Julie, Cheney, Kathy, Tara, Cynthia and Brad. They truly want to help each and every one of us and the people I have met in the program have been terrific and wildly supportive of one another.
7 What results and benefits have you experienced in the Get You In Shape Program? So far in my first three months in the program more than anything I have been able to develop a nice baseline of physical and mental health. I think I am now ready to reach my fitness goals.
8 What would you say to anyone looking at this program? I would say “Just do it!” The program offers tremendous value way beyond the cost. The positive culture of the program is just great and the people that lead the program as well as the participants make it special. I also can’t stress enough the benefit of the Coppell Cardio Club program program on Tuesdays and Thursdays. It really fits well into the core boot camp and makes this a complete First-Class fitness program for the mind and body.