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Get You In Shape Biggest Winner Team Challenge 2019

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Feb 26

Get You In Shape’s Core Value #1 – Put people in a positive environment that creates encouragement, inspiration, accountability and motivation.

Get You In Shape wanted to start off the year right with a proven way to get RESULTS from the start. A Team Biggest Winner Challenge the for 6 weeks in the beginning of 2019. We had 15 clients who participated and four teams who all came together to help keep each other motivated and ACCOUNTABLE.

The results were AWESOME. Over 70 Pounds lost and 57 Inches from the group! The average weight loss was 4.7 pounds and 3.8 inches in just 6 weeks.

WE ALSO HAD A LOT OF FUN!

It was very hard to pick both a winning team and two individual winners.

Positive Support + Accountability = RESULTS

Here are the 6 week Results – Biggest Winner Team Challenge
Over 70 Pounds Lost!

8 Pounds – Carol Orlich – *Winning Team
16 Pounds – Carol Jackson – *Winning Team/*Individual Winner
6 Pounds – Kathi Hine – *Winning Team
8 Pounds – Theresa Stevens – *Winning Team/*Individual Winner
10 Pound – Steve Brandt
1 Pound – Julie Madden
7 Pounds – Kathy Pendergast
2 Pound – Melissa Evans
1 Pounds – Marsha Tunnell
1 Pounds – Minal Dekhne
1 Pounds – Julia Moomau
2 Pounds – Steve Moomau
2 Pound – Sangeeta Bachani
4 Pounds – Tina Beier
3 pounds – Parvinder Kaur

AND THE WINNERS ARE . . .

INDIVIDUAL WINNERS

Individual Winner – Carol Jackson – Team Flab-U-Less – 5:30am class

Describe how the Get You In Shape Biggest Winner Contest has helped you these past 6 weeks? As an old-timer with GYIS I used this challenge as way to get back to the goals I set when I first joined.  As the pace and stress of life continues sometimes, I lose focus and go back to old bad habits.  I decided this contest was a time for me to reconnect with my “So That”.  I have faithfully followed the Slim and Trim Program, attended all sessions of bootcamp and cardio club during the contest, and committed to getting weighed/measured every two weeks.  I do not want to lose the same 10 pounds again!!!  It is time to maintain focus and reach my personal health goals.  The contest gave me accountability and a time frame to build better habits to reach my goals.  
Goals -Lose 20 pounds by spring break-Costa Rica here I come!!
           -Lose an additional 20 pounds by the end of the school year 6/7/2019
           -Lose an additional 10 lbs by 7/15/2019 -Trip to NY
           -Maintain weight loss for life 7/16/2019 -?????
What have been some of the benefits and results from the GYIS Biggest Winner Contest over the last 6 weeks? I lost 16.4 pounds and 9.25 inches.  My clothes are loose and I feel so much better.  My overall endurance, strength, and muscle tone have also improved.  I feel like I can continue to reach new goals with the habits I have built.  I really want to thank Brad, Cynthia, and all the trainers for creating such a positive environment and caring about each one of us!!


Individual Winner – Theresa Stevens – Team Flab-U-Less – 5:30am class

How the Get You In Shape Biggest Winner Team Challenge has helped you these past 6 weeks?  The contest was the catalyst to getting me back to GYIS and working out again on a regular basis.  It has made me pay attention to exercise and diet.

What have been some of the benefits and results from the Get You In Shape Biggest Winner Team Challenge over the last 6 weeks? Regular exercise, better diet, accountability.  Results have been 8 inches lost and 8.2 pounds lost!


Winning Team was TEAM Flab-U-Less


Carol Orlich, Carol Jackson, Kathi Hine, Theresa Stevens and Rehma Ingabire – 5:30am class
Lost a total of 38.7 pounds. They really embraced the contest and supported each other. Several added Cardio Club to their workout schedules. 


WINNING TEAM – Team FLAB-U-LESS
Winning Team – Team FLAB-U-LESS – Lost 38.7 Pounds and 31.75 inches in 6 weeks!

Team: Workout Warriors – Lost 17 pounds and 7.75 inches in 6 weeks!

Team: Weight-To-Go-Galz – Lost a total of 2.4 Pounds and 1.5 inches in 6 weeks!

Team Name: Power Lunchers – Lost 12.2 Pounds and 16.25 inches in 6 weeks!


Team FLAB-U-LESS – Lost 38.7 Pounds and 31.75 inches in 6 weeks!

Team Members – Carol Orlich, Carol Jackson, Kathi Hine, Theresa Stevens and Rehma Ingabire
Class Time – 5:30am

Carol Orlich – 8 Pounds in 6 weeks!
Describe how the GYIS Biggest Winner Team Challenge has helped you these past 6 weeks?  1-Accountability knowing my team is counting on me is a big motivation.

I have a feeling if I wasn’t on a team I probably would have skipped several days that were really cold or raining this past 6 weeks. I had flu twice this year. I probably wouldn’t have come back as soon as I did if team wasn’t counting on me.

2-My fitness pal is a great help to me.

I know what the calories are in dark chocolate and red wine BUT, for some reason when I see the nutrition content and calories in MFP food diary it is a big eye opener!

3-My Coach ap- It sounds silly, but reading the daily question/motivation/reminders really does help. We get so busy and its nice to focus on one aspect a day like- water, stretching, just good habits

Carol Jackson – 16.4 Pounds in 6 weeks!
Describe how the GYIS Biggest Winner Team Challenge has helped you these past 6 weeks?  As an old-timer with GYIS I used this challenge as way to get back to the goals I set when I first joined.  As the pace and stress of life continues sometimes, I lose focus and go back to old bad habits.  I decided this contest was a time for me to reconnect with my “So That”.  I have faithfully followed the Slim and Trim Program, attended all sessions of bootcamp and cardio club during the contest, and committed to getting weighed/measured every two weeks.  I do not want to lose the same 10 pounds again!!!  It is time to maintain focus and reach my personal health goals.  The contest gave me accountability and a time frame to build better habits to reach my goals.  
Goals -Lose 20 pounds by spring break-Costa Rica here I come!!
           -Lose an additional 20 pounds by the end of the school year 6/7/2019
           -Lose an additional 10 lbs by 7/15/2019 -Trip to NY
           -Maintain weight loss for life 7/16/2019 -?????

What have been some of the benefits and results from the GYIS Biggest Winner Team Challenge over the last 6 weeks?  I lost 16.4 pounds and 9.25 inches.  My clothes are loose and I feel so much better.  My overall endurance, strength, and muscle tone have also improved.  I feel like I can continue to reach new goals with the habits I have built.  I really want to thank Brad, Cynthia, and all the trainers for creating such a positive environment and caring about each one of us!!

Kathi Hine – Lost 6.1 pounds in 6 weeks!
Describe how the GYIS Biggest Winner Team Challenge has helped you these past 6 weeks?  Over the past 6 weeks GYIS has challenged me to workout consistently. I love being outside and working out with others. Being in a positive group environment has been fun but has also challenged me to step up and work harder. I am competitive and just having others next to me doing the same thing pushes me to do more, especially when I am not sure I have more. The contest has held me accountable to getting up and moving every day. But more than anything, it has held me accountable to working on my diet. Exercising is not generally an issue for me but monitoring my diet is harder. My commitment to MyFitnessPal allows me to see what I am eating and the breakdown of what I was eating. That has been eye opening! Often, I would think that I was on track and doing well but at the end of the day MyFitnessPal told me otherwise. On the most part my meals are healthy, but I need to figure out the food combinations throughout the day! It is a work in progress. The daily email messages; reminders and encouragement are what I needed; the right topic and message at the right time.

What have been some of the benefits and results from the GYIS Biggest Winner Team Challenge over the last 6 weeks?  The benefits of being in the biggest winner contest is that I was accountable to myself but that I am accountable to the other people on my team. I like knowing that when I go to work out there are others there with the same goals. I love that someone else plans the workout for me and I just get to execute the plan! The variety of the work outs keeps me wondering…. I don’t dread my workout thinking I am going to be doing the same old routine. Although it is a group workout I feel that I get that personal attention and guidance during my time there. I’m grateful for the support and encouragement from my trainers, team and others within the GYIS community (people I don’t even know).

Works out are fun when you are a part of something and I have really enjoyed that aspect. When it comes to nutrition I have consistently documented my food intake and I am learning to be more aware of what is in the food I eat based on what MyFitnessPal tells me. It is a work in progress!

The community aspect of this has been so encouraging. Not that I am surprised, but I really feel a part of it.  When I decided to do this, I decided that I would actually participate…something that I tend not to do in these situations. I tend to sit back; my participation typically listening but not actively engaging / sharing. This has forced me to be more involved, to respond and share and I have done that. (And survived. 😊)

Theresa Stevens – Lost 8.2 pounds in 6 weeks!
Describe how the GYIS Biggest Winner Team Challenge has helped you these past 6 weeks?  The contest was the catalyst to getting me back to GYIS and working out again on a regular basis.  It has made me pay attention to exercise and diet.

What have been some of the benefits and results from the GYIS Biggest Winner Team Challenge over the last 6 weeks?  Regular exercise, better diet, accountability.  Results have been 8 inches lost and 8.2 pounds lost!

Rehma Ingabire – 


Team Workout Warriors– Lost 17 pounds
Team Members – Julie Madden, Kathy Pendergast, Melissa Evans and Steve Brandt
Class time – 6:30am

Julie Madden – 
Describe how the GYIS Biggest Winner Team Challenge has helped you these past 6 weeks? Held me more accountable with having team mates. Led me to re-focus on my eating, especially because I filled out MyFitnessPal daily.

What have been some of the benefits and results from the GYIS Biggest Winner Team Challenge over the last 6 weeks? Getting back on MyFitnessPal daily to show the good and the bad way i’m eating. Giving & getting encouragement from the team mates.

Kathy Pendergast – Lost 7.4 pounds in 6 weeks!
Describe how the GYIS Biggest Winner Team Challenge has helped you these past 6 weeks? I was able to reset and refocus on my goals and get the kickstart that I needed to get my eating back on track.

What have been some of the benefits and results from the GYIS Biggest Winner Team Challenge over the last 6 weeks? I was sick through a good portion of the program, but did lose 7.4 pounds.  I hope to keep it off and continue to lose more. It was really encouraging and inspirational to see everyone band together and support each other and we came together to get our off day cardio in.

Melissa Evans – Lost 6.75 inches in 6 weeks!
Describe how the GYIS Biggest Winner Team Challenge has helped you these past 6 weeks? 

What have been some of the benefits and results from the GYIS Biggest Winner Team Challenge over the last 6 weeks? 

Steve Brandt – Lost 9.6 pounds in 6 weeks!
Describe how the GYIS Biggest Winner Team Challenge has helped you these past 6 weeks?  Where do I start?

Goals – The BWC has reinforced the ever-important aspect of Goal Setting. Boot Camp 3x/week; ODC 2x/week; eat clean every day; follow the darn instructions! These might seem like simple, regular short-term goals, but for me, they really solidified the weekly routine and I believe will set me up for added success in the months ahead.

Motivation and Accountability – GYIS provides these as part of their DNA. Religiously filling out MyFitnessPal and the use of MyCoach were instrumental to MY success. I will continue with both, but will need to join the next challenge to get more daily questions and lessons from Brad. They keep it interesting, at the front of my daily thoughts, and give me all sorts of tools for not just fitness success, but life success. Plus, the accountability of my fellow Warriors kept me honest about getting up for Boot Camp and ODC and finding ways to make it work, rather than making excuses to miss out. I found myself adjusting my schedule to fit the exercise and cardio into my schedule. I used to allow my schedule to dictate when I had available free time, but now I intentionally schedule time for these important life-saving activities into my schedule. What a concept!

Focus – I noticed that I am more focused and less clouded in my thinking, both at home and work. I believe I am more alert and productive. At home, I find myself wanting to be more active and take care of more projects/honey-dos than I ever did before. I also feel I’m gradually losing the previously-comfortable feeling of sedentary living.

5x/Week Routine – This is the biggest stride I hit during this challenge. Going from 0 times a week, to 2x a week for 3 months, then to 5x a week for the last 6 weeks has been huge. I feel that making that routine work within my life and schedule has been the biggest benefit. I have to be careful to avoid the reasons that sabotage that schedule. Sometimes it feels to easy to go back to a lesser active schedule.

What have been some of the benefits and results from the GYIS Biggest Winner Team Challenge over the last 6 weeks?  Improved focus and energy. I happened to also complete a 28-day Slim & Trim session with Cynthia that stoked the nutrition and supplements regiment, which resulted in inches and weight loss (TBD on Friday!). This was a great stepping stone towards accomplishing my long-term goals and showed me just a few more concepts and strategies for success.

This challenge has added two-days of ODC to my previous routine, which I feel has improved my overall cardio fitness, held me accountable (working with Team WoW) and helped shave almost 2-minutes off my mile time. I’m a walker, not a runner and actually dreaded having to be timed in the mile. This last time I knew I beat my last time, but was very excited to have done it by that much.

Plus, I made new friends and created some lasting relationships that hopefully will continue beyond the 6-Week BWCh. March will be the start of my 6th month overall, so…onward and upward!


Team Weight-To-Go-Galz – 

Team Members – Marsha Tunnell, Minal Dekhne and Rosanne Johnson 
Class time – 8:00am

Marsha Tunell – Lost 2.5 inches in 6 weeks!
Describe how the GYIS Biggest Winner Team Challenge has helped you these past 6 weeks?  I had gotten realize lazy about using my fitness pal.  This has helped me get back in the gear. I needed the push. 

What have been some of the benefits and results from the GYIS Biggest Winner Team Challenge over the last 6 weeks?  I think I have lost a little. Not as much as I’d wished, but I realized I probably should sign up for challenges when it’s warmer. And I had a couple of family emergencies that pulled me away from workouts and off my game. 

Minal Dekhne – Lost 1.4 pounds in 6 weeks!
Describe how the GYIS Biggest Winner Team Challenge has helped you these past 6 weeks? GYIS Biggest Winner Contest of 6 weeks has helped me stay focused to complete my workouts for the entire week which included off day cardio in addition to 3 days of boot camp sessions. It added accountability and motivation being with a fun group to work with. And when I didn’t feel like doing it, I got motivated by seeing other people completing their work. It had been an awesome and very cheerful experience for me for a past month and half.

What have been some of the benefits and results from the GYIS Biggest Winner Team Challenge over the last 6 weeks? Because of this 6 weeks challenge, I have pushed myself to keep up with the exercise goal consistently. This has helped me to make the exercise/cardio part of my daily routine which keeps me energized for the entire day. Aldo being consistent with workouts has helped me to build strength and sleep better in nights. Due to this challenge I have gotten better to eat healthy food and drink lots of water. I think I have gotten toned down and have lost some weight in these 6 weeks. I plan to continue as much as possible with the same routine in the future for my better health. Thanks GYIS for all the guidance and the support throughout this process! Couldn’t have been possible without you guys!

Rosanne Johnson
Describe how the GYIS Biggest Winner Team Challenge has helped you these past 6 weeks? It made me even more focused, driven and more aware in my daily life. cardio, food, energy, water intake. It motivated me to get out of my comfort zone and like yogurt for the first time🤣

What have been some of the benefits and results from the GYIS Biggest Winner Team Challenge over the last 6 weeks? More energy, getting better, clothes fit better. Satisfied with smaller, lighter portions of food. Will continue for sure.


Team Power Lunchers – Lost 12.2 pounds
Team Members – Julia Moomau, Parvinder Kaur, Sangeeta Bachani, Steve Moomau and Tina Beier
Class time – 12:00pm

Julia Moomau – Lost 4.75 inches in 6 weeks!
Describe how the GYIS Biggest Winner Team Challenge has helped you these past 6 weeks?  I have been able to create a routine of working out, eating right, and logging everything into MyFitnessPal.  I am not very self-disciplined, so I normally have trouble fitting in the off day cardio.

What have been some of the benefits and results from the GYIS Biggest Winner Team Challenge over the last 6 weeks? Not much weight loss but I have lost inches.  Also, because of better eating habits, I have more energy and better digestion.

Parvinder Kaur – Lost 3.4 pounds in 6 weeks!
Describe how the GYIS Biggest Winner Team Challenge has helped you these past 6 weeks? The GYIS Biggest Winner Contest has helped me in becoming more aware of myself, my goals, my So THAT’s. It has made me more conscientious to continue to pursue my goals. It has helped me in becoming committed to follow a regular exercising schedule. In spite of external influences such as the weather I made sure that I get in my Off Day Cardio and I plan to continue to carry on that regime.

What have been some of the benefits and results from the GYIS Biggest Winner Team Challenge over the last 6 weeks?  The benefits of the challenge were to develop a habit of exercising on the Off Days as well, look into the nutrition I was eating and identifying where I was messing up. These 6 weeks have encouraged me to continue working harder even though the challenge is over and to achieve what I initially set out for. Although I was hoping to lose more weight and inches than I did, I am not discouraged but more enthusiastic to continue this journey. Slow and steady is my resolve and I want to make the process of weight loss enjoyable so that it feels easier and gives better results.

Sangeeta Bachani – Lost 4.25 inches in 6 weeks!
Describe how the GYIS Biggest Winner Team Challenge has helped you these past 6 weeks? It helped me 

Envision – Since it was a short 6-week challenge, I could “see” my accomplishments.  

Commitment – And therefore was able to commit.  

Focus – Once I made the commitment, the biggest ask was to focus on myself and what needed to be done to get to my vision.  As part of the focus, I had to prioritize.

Prioritize – As I would plan my week, I would tweak some plans…for example, if I was meeting a friend, I would say, let’s meet over coffee instead of lunch, if lunch was it, then I would pick a place that would offer choices like a good salad with light dressing or if I had to go elsewhere, I would order grilled chicken versus enchilada, for instance.  I also noticed a lot of moving on days I would not have otherwise done especially on the exceptionally cold days.  

Analyze – At the end of the day, when I would either punch in on to Myfitnesspal or my notebook, I would kind of analyze what that was like in terms of energy and what I had eaten, when I had eaten and started finding a correlation.

Creativity – As a traditional Indian cook, I found myself being creative with different foods/recipes.  I prepared a vegetarian Minestrone soup from scratch and learned how to prepare grilled chicken with different flavors and a side of veggies.  Trivial as it sounds, it was different for me.  I also switched to eating fruits and nuts in the morning versus an omelet/oatmeal/other Indian breakfast.  

General – I felt I was more conscious and focused about just about everything I did these last four weeks for me as I was sick for two of these six weeks!  

All in all, a win win!!!  Go GYIS!!!!!

What have been some of the benefits and results from the GYIS Biggest Winner Team Challenge over the last 6 weeks?  I feel light.  While I have not lost a whole lot of weight, I have trimmed over 4 inches.  

I feel I was able to accomplish.  

If I could do this in four weeks, (I was out sick for two weeks) I can do more going forward

I feel I have learned new ways to achieve personal fitness.  

I am more aware and conscious about fitness decisions.

I think I can do this…let’s go for more…fitness and good health!! Go GYIS!!!!

Steve Moomau – Lost 2.2 pounds in 6 weeks!
Describe how the Get You In Shape Biggest Winner Contest has helped you these past 6 weeks?  Helped me to get refocused after the holidays on sticking to my workout schedule and eating right.

What have been some of the benefits and results from the GYIS Biggest Winner Contest over the last 6 weeks?  Lost the pounds I gained over the holidays.

Tina Beier – Lost 3.6 pounds in 6 weeks!
Describe how the Get You In Shape Biggest Winner Contest has helped you these past 6 weeks?  What has been helpful for me is the increased accountability using My Fitness Pal and My Coach plus the support of the other GYIS clients that have been on the same journey. 

What have been some of the benefits and results from the GYIS Biggest Winner Contest over the last 6 weeks? The two biggest benefits for me have been additional weight loss and starting Cardio Club so that I complete off day cardio and reap the benefits of additional workouts!

 

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