Coppell Trainer Spotlight – Rookie of the Month – Melissa Evans – 15 lbs. in 4 months
1 Name, what you do, and where do you live? My name is Melissa Evans, I live here in Coppell and I am a “stay at home” mom who volunteers alot.
2 Why did you decide to join the Get You In Shape program? My neighbor invited me to “Bring a Friend” week. I really liked the program, and since my weight was at an all time high (as high as it was during pregnancy), I thought this would get me into better habits.
3 What was your life like before joining the Get You In Shape Program? I was reasonably good at exercise before GYIS, but would let other things get in the way. I aimed for 3 times per week, and if I did that it was a good exercise week. Realistically, I averaged twice a week.
4 What was your first impression from the Get You In Shape program? First week, month, etc… The first week was very impressive, especially at 5:30 am. I liked how the trainers would show you different ways to do an exercise for the varied abilities. The trainers and other participants were so encouraging. Still is my impression after almost 5 months.
5 What have been some of the tools you have used that have benefited you? I love My Fitness Pal, and it probably works well because I also used the recommended meal plan in the GYIS packet. Having the small snacks with protein helps you feel fuller longer.
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 like how each day of exercise at GYIS is different but familiar. It has the variety of workouts so that it does not get routine. The information on what to do if you are out of town, is a great tool. I also like the contests they have, the 100 mile challenge has really helped me be more consistent in my off day cardio. The positive encouragement, while maybe not a tool, does keep you coming back.
7 What results and benefits have you experienced in the Get You In Shape Program? I have lost 15 lbs in 4 months. I feel healthier, and I am doing a better job of working out, not letting other things get in the way. My habits have improved, they are not perfect, but improved. When I first started GYIS, trying to run around the pavilion seemed like a long way around there, now not so much!
8 What would you say to anyone looking at this program? I would tell anyone looking at this program, you can do it, no matter what shape you are in. IT WORKS!