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Coppell Trainer Spotlight of the Month – Paul and Meg Hinkley

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Coppell Trainer Spotlight of the Month – Paul and Meg Hinkley

1 Name, what you do, and where do you live?
Paul Hinkley . Develop custom income tax software.
Meg Hinkley.  Owner of Athena’s Strategies, self defense seminars for women.
Coppell, TexasBoot Camp Coppell Sept13 (19)
2 Why did you decide to join the Get You In Shape program?
Paul – Meg (my spouse) had been involved with Get You In Shape for about a year and she was very impressed.   I was definitely on a path of Get You Out of Shape and Get You In Shape was an excellent reversal of that process.  Get You In Shape was a great way to get back to the importance of physical fitness.
Meg –
I wanted better balance to my work out program. I knew I was neglecting some muscle groups in my work out. I also loved that it was outside!

3 What was your life like before joining the Get You In Shape Program?
Paul – Before Get You In Shape exercise was sporadic, unplanned and unstructured, not a very well rounded approach either.  It was also less frequent.

Meg – I have always been involved in fitness but was in a rut. I was also experiencing some fatigue due to nutritional deficiencies. You can get by with some poor nutrition decisions when you are young but not now !

4 What was your first impression from the Get You In Shape program?
Paul – Wow!  My first impression was that the programs were so well rounded and varied.  One of the most terrific things was I didn’t have to plan the workouts, just show up and focus on the work.  The first few weeks (at 5:30am) the class was in sections and it was great to learn basic form in a smaller group.

Meg – I loved the community aspect of the class and the personal instruction from the trainers.

5 What have been some of the tools you have used that have benefited you?
Paul – One of the valuable things about Get You In Shape is the time set aside for warm up and cool down.  Even though those are important and valuable it’s easy to skip them working out as an individual.

Meg – I like the nutrition advice we get in the monthly newsletters, and I have tried several of the advocate products . I especially like the meal replacement shakes and the Metabolic Nutrition System (MNS) supplements.
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?
Paul – With the other programs I’ve been involved in the focus was on training for a particular activity that was improved by fitness and conditioning, like soccer or track for example.   The Get You In Shape program is directed at overall fitness as the goal so it is much broader.  The Get You In Shape trainers are great and really encourage and help everybody so well.  The variety of times to train is a real asset for any schedule difficulties too.

Meg – The community aspect and the wonderful trainers make the difference. The trainers are always changing it up to keep us challenged and motivated. I also like the opportunities to participate in special events like 5ks , triathlons, and contests.

7 What results and benefits have you experienced in the Get You In Shape

Program?

Paul – Dropping about 15 lbs since starting in August of 2010 was great and a mile time down from over 9 min. to just under 8 minutes was a nice measurable change.  But the real benefits are a little less easy to measure, lots fewer trips to the chiropractor and lots less ibuprofen is a real testimony to the core work.  And generally more energy and being able to do more things that involve physical capability.  A real bonus was being able to work long hard days on a recent mission trip where we moved bags of cement, used wheelbarrows to move gravel, refuse and concrete.  We did a good bit of mixing loads of concrete with shovels and that was a real workout.  It’s a special benefit to be able to use fitness to make a contribution to others.

Meg- My overall fitness has improved. I feel  ” ready” at any time to participate in all the outside activities I enjoy like hiking, skiing, and horseback riding. I feel like the program is keeping my body operating as it did in my 30s.

8 What would you say to anyone looking at this program?
Paul – It’s a great program and I’d say there a lot of benefits that may jump right out at you in the first few weeks.  It can take a while to build on the good foundation laid at the start but it’s surprising how the benefits keep coming year after year.

Meg – Just Do It!!! You have everything to gain and nothing to lose (except for some extra pounds!)

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Get You In Shape trainers, I want to give you a big shout out…Paul, Michael and I were in Costa Rica on a mission trip last week. The project ended up being A LOT of heavy construction work. Every day we were mixing concrete (manually, with shovels), moving heavy loads of dirt and rocks, knocking down current concrete structures (sledgehammers), and carrying heavy buckets of wet cement. Paul and I laughed that so much of what we were doing looked like some of our boot camp exercises. I was amazed that we were able to work that hard for that long. While we were very tired at the end of every day, we weren’t all that sore. There is no way we could have done 1/10th of what we did without our get you in shape trainers and the workouts. (I even thought fondly of Tara Dickinson’s workouts during one of my cement hauls!) Thank you so much Get You In Shape!

MegPaul

Get You In Shape was started in 2006 by Brad Linder. Fast forward to today, Get You In Shape is the most popular, most talked about, and most results-driven fitness program in the Dallas, TX area and in Coppell, TX. Since 2007, Get You In Shape has helped over 5000 participants in our nutrition services and fitness programs. Group Fitness Boot Camps and the Advocare 24 Day Challenge are the two most popular programs that Get You in Shape offers.  Get You In Shape also offers Corporate Wellness and Fitness Programs and also private personal training.

To date, the Get You In Shape program has produced amazing results. Over 6,800 inches and over 2,800 pounds lost! As leaders in the fitness and nutrition arena, Get You In Shape helps each client reach their health and fitness goals through different means to help encourage and motivate each client to reach their goals.

Get You In Shape has been featured on ABC, CBS, the national TV show The Doctor’s TV, Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Star Telegram, and many other media outlet for being gurus when it comes to getting in and health and fitness.

Brad and Cynthia Linder, owners of Get You In Shape, recently joined a select group of the world’s leading health and fitness entrepreneurs becoming Best Selling Authors of 3 Steps To YOUR BEST BODY In Record Time:

Get You In Shape knows how getting in shape and living a healthy lifestyle can be a trying process. We design nutrition and fitness programs for individuals and groups to help make that process easier. Our approach is to educate, encourage, and motivate the client to empower themselves, gain confidence, and change their lifestyle. Those, along with our comprehensive approach to wellness, distinguish Get You In Shape at the top tier of certified personal trainers and nutrition consultants in Dallas, TX and Fort Worth, TX. With a focus on a comprehensive approach, supportive encouragement, and being available to all of our clients, we assist and direct each of his clients to get in shape and stay healthy.

Founder of Get You In Shape, Brad Linder, has built an awesome team of dedicated personal trainers and fitness professionals to help carry out the values and mission of Get You In Shape. As a former professional basketball player, Brad utilized the knowledge attained from a Master’s degree in Health, Kinesiology, and Sport Studies, to optimize my performance on the court. With an extensive background in fitness and nutrition, I naturally wanted to share this knowledge with others as I entered into the health and fitness field. I believe that each of us are given gifts to use and my gifts are in supporting clients to attain health and fitness goals. I hundreds of clients who would testify to the great results they’ve experienced.

Get You In Shape has a strong track record of helping clients, just like you, get incredible health and fitness results.

Please feel free to look around the website and sign up for our free reports. If you are in the Dallas and Coppell area, let us know how we can help you. We have free trial weeks of our fitness boot camp and free informational meeting about our 24 Day Challenge.

If you live close to or work close to Coppell, Irving, Valley Ranch, Las Colinas, Grapevine, Carrollton, Plano, Flower Mound, Dallas, Southlake, Lewisville and other Dallas area cities, Get You In Shape has both fitness program and nutrition programs for you.

Coppell Personal Trainer Tip – Pushing Past The Discomfort

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Coppell Personal Trainer Tip – 6 Tips to Push past the Discomfort

1. The discomfort: Feeling Anxious in Anticipation of a Run and/or workout

How to Deal with It: Remember Your Strengths
think of all the other challenging workouts you’ve done to remind yourself of how strong and capable you are

2. The discomfort: Struggling Through a Running workout

How to Deal with It: Run with Purpose

Do not dwell on how much you hurt. Rather, focus on your rationale for training. Tell yourself, ‘I’m working this hard because…’ and then fill in your performance goal.

3. The discomfort: Climbing a Steep Hill

How to Deal With it: Repeat a Mantra
If you connect pain with a negative emotion, you’ll feel more pain. Connect it with a positive thought, and you’ll feel less. Create a positive affirmation you can call upon during tough bouts.

4. The discomfort: Hitting a Low

How to Deal With It: Know It Will Pass
Remind yourself that the discomfort is temporary, and each step forward is one closer to the finish. Research has even shown that pain is often mostly in your head and not an accurate signal of physical distress. Keeping this in mind will enable you to push through the discomfort so you can run faster or longer.

5. The discomfort: Running Fatigue

How to Deal with It: Think of the Payoff
Do not get too emotionally involved with the discomfort or get upset when you feel it. Detach yourself and simply use it as information.  Ask yourself where the pain is and why it’s happening. And if it’s not related to an injury, then acknowledge that this could be an indication that what you’re doing is going to help you reach your goal.

6. The discomfort: Soreness is evidence of Production

How to Deal with It: Distract Yourself
Focus on something else while also staying in the moment; find a way to channel your discomfort. Get You In Shape and GYIS Cardio Club is here for you. We will be here smiling and cheering you on.

Ideas to help with soreness Items needed:  foam roller, a massage stick and either a lacrosse ball or Trigger Point Therapy ball.

  1. Set a timer. Use your watch or your smart phone to set a timer so that it beeps every minute.
  2. The feet. Roll the ball under each foot for one minute. Find any particular hot spots and apply good pressure.
  3. Using the massage stick, go after the calf muscles, one minute per leg. If you find any deep knots, spend some extra time with the ball digging in and across the knot.
  4. Quads. Put the roller on the ground and lay down on it so you can roll out your quad muscles, one minute each side.
  5. IT bands. Roll out each IT band, one-minute each. A minute doesn’t sound very long until you get to this one.
  6. Hamstrings. Using the roller, roll out the hamstrings, one minute per side.
  7. Glutes. Spend a final couple of minutes rolling out each hip and also the lower back. An additional tool can be a softball or softball-size mobility ball, which can also be used to work out any knots in the gluteus muscles.Coppell Fitness Tip written by Get You In Shape coach Kathy Chasteen

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Kathy

 

Kathy Chasteen
All Level Physical Ed. and Health Degree
Texas State University-San Marcos, Texas

Kathy currently leads and assists the Get You In Shape Cardio Club Program.

Kathy Chasteen has been coaching athletes in Grand Prairie and Coppell for the last 28 years. She has recently retired from teaching and coaching in the public schools and is looking forward to the transition from coaching teenagers to working with adults. Kathy loves motivating others to do their best.

She began working out with Get You in Shape in July 2012 after encouragement by Kristi Walthall. Kathy has lost 14 pounds and 15 inches in the last year and is addicted to our morning workouts.  She has also utilized the 24 Day Challenge to feel 100% and to learn better nutrition habits.

#2 Coppell Fitness Before After KathyKathy has lived in Coppell and worked for the Coppell ISD since 1997.  She is supported by her husband Brad, her four children, her son-in-law, and her grandbaby that is expected in February! All four children graduated from Coppell High School and went on to become college graduates, and the Chasteens have been deeply rooted in our community for years.

Kathy has made a real difference in so many young peoples’ lives and she looks forward to “coaching” her new athletes and helping them achieve their goals.

 

Get You In Shape was started in 2006 by Brad Linder. Fast forward to today, Get You In Shape is the most popular, most talked about, and most results-driven fitness program in the Dallas, TX area and in Coppell, TX. Since 2007, Get You In Shape has helped over 5000 participants in our nutrition services and fitness programs. Group Fitness Boot Camps and the Advocare 24 Day Challenge are the two most popular programs that Get You in Shape offers.  Get You In Shape also offers Corporate Wellness and Fitness Programs and also private personal training.

Please feel free to look around the website and sign up for our free reports. If you are in the Dallas and Coppell area, let us know how we can help you. We have free trial weeks of our fitness boot camp and free informational meeting about our 24 Day Challenge.

If you live close to or work close to Coppell, Irving, Valley Ranch, Las Colinas, Grapevine, Carrollton, Plano, Flower Mound, Dallas, Southlake, Lewisville and other Dallas area cities, Get You In Shape has both fitness program and nutrition programs for you.

Coppell Personal Trainer – Transformation Contest Winners

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We are very excited about about the results from our 2nd Advocare Total Transformation Contest.
We have been running our proven Advocare 24 Day Challenge  for a long time now and knew having a 10 week contest would help make more lasting changes to their lifestyle.

What was the Total Transformation Contest?  This was a 10 week Contest that was open to any and all folks on Brad and Cynthia’s Advocare team. In a nutshell it was everything we give with our normal 24 Day Challenge but each person kept takingTransformationContest Advocare’s Metabolic Nutrition System and as a minimum to help with results.It It was all structured around taking the Advocare nutritional products. Each person received a Nutrition Guide Book, a healthy recipe book, an email follow up system, a private tools page, all-access coaching and accountability, Advocare Nutritional Supplements and A Chance To Win One of Five Awesome Prizes.
This was also part of a  National Contest with over 250 participants from all across the country. Participants not only got motivated by local fitness professionals but from some of the top fitness professionals in the nation along with a private facebook page that helped keep everyone encouraged and accountable everyday.

How did we pick the winners? The results were calculated and based on who made the most substantial changes based off that criteria and the top five were selected.
The Top 5 Got The Chance To Win One of Five Awesome Prizes:
Prizes

1st Place – Liz Cole
Lost 23.2 Pounds, 25 inches and 12% body weight in just 10 Weeks

1 Name, what you do, and where do you live?

My name is Elisabeth Cole. I am a mother of 4 boys and a preschool teacher living in Coppell, Texas

2 Why did you decide to join the Total Transformation Contest?Liz Before After Picture Front
I joined the contest because several other friends were doing it and asked me to join them. I sounded like a great way to jump start weight loss.

3 What was your life like before joining the Total Transformation Contest?

Before joining the contest I was trying to get through my days feeling tired and overwhelmed. I felt like I needed to nap after work, before beginning the afternoon activities with my own boys. I was drinking at least a pot of coffee a day and still struggling to remain alert in the late afternoon. The increase in my weight was making me very uncomfortable as well.

4 What was your first impression from the Total Transformation Contest program?
My first impression was that it was a well organized program that could get me moving in the right direction. As I looked into it further I was very impressed by all the tools available including the webinars and the online community.

5. What have been some of the tools that are a part of the Total TransformationContestTransformation Contest that you have used that have benefited you?
I have been consistently taking the products in the 24 Day Challenge Bundle. I have continued to use the meal replacement shakes, spark and catalyst in addition to the MNS E vitamins. I have found the information posted on the facebook site to be helpful and it has motivated me to keep going. Though not required by the program – I have found logging my food to be extremely helpful in remaining on task.

6. How is the Total Transformation Contest program different from other programs you have tried before? Or What makes the Total Transformation Contest different or unique?

The Contest has provided a step by step nutritional system to follow. I could refer to theLiz Before After Picture Side 24 day challenge book to quickly get ideas for snacks and meals. The book gives clear directions on what vitamins to take, the timing of them and suggested foods, taking away all the guesswork. It made me really focus on what I was eating and when. It also reminded me of the importance of making time for exercise.

7. What results and benefits have you experienced in the Total Transformation Contest?

I have seen many results from my participation in the contest. First I have lost weight! 23.2 lbs total, 12.4 lbs in the first 4 weeks and an additional 10.8 in the remaining 6 weeks. More importantly – I feel better. I have more energy and do not need to take a nap after work. I can drive my boys to their afternoon activities without struggling to remain awake. I have also stopped drinking massive quantities of coffee. I find that spark gives me all the added energy I need and keeps me alert. I am sleeping better at night as well, not waking multiple times and trying to go back to sleep. Finally, at the start of the contest I struggled to finish 1 mile jogging in under 11 minutes. Now I can consistently jog 3-4 miles at a 10 minute pace. I have a renewed desire to be physically fit and active!

8. What would you say to anyone looking at joining or trying the Total Transformation Contest?

I would suggest that they go for it and fully commit themselves. Follow the system provided and focus on what you can do and can eat versus things that you cannot do/eat. I would also suggest that they make short term goals, along with the long term goals. As you achieve the short term goals it will motivate you to keep going.

2nd Place – Tara Sappington
Lost 19 Pounds, 18 inches and 8.30% body weight in 10 weeks

1 Name, what you do, and where do you live?
Tara Sappington- Coppell

2 Why did you decide to join the Total Transformation Contest?Tara Before After Front

I had seen so many Get You In Shape clients around me DROP WEIGHT, FEEL BETTER and HAVE ALOT MORE ENERGY! I wanted to push myself and get these same results!

3 What was your life like before joining the Total Transformation Contest?

I had already been doing the Get You In Shape Fitness Boot Camp and had completed several of the Get You In Shape Challenges: Biggest Winner and the 12 Days of Christmas Challenge. I was on my way to more fit, but THIS WAS AN AMAZING!!

4 What was your first impression from the Total Transformation Contest program?

I loved all of the SUPPORT, felt Energy with Advocare, Loved all the FaceBook TTC Group persons dealing with same issues all sharing tips, I loved the Leads doing Posts, Questions and Answers to what we were all facing, I was already using myfitnesspal from the Biggest Winner- LOVE THE AWARENESS it brought to me! I was literally EATING FOR 2 healthy persons and thought I was doing great/ eating healthy!? NOT LOW ENOUGH CALORIES to drop weight though!
5 What have been some of the tools that are a part of the Total Transformation Contest that you have used that have benefited you?

Love Myfitnesspal and continue to keep in touch with ideas, recipes and motivations on Get You In Shape Facebook VIP (private group page) and even created a Women’s Health FB Group for ANY WOMEN WISHES TO JOURNEY TO A HEALTHIER FIT LIFE called ” Motivate and Transform Us”!!!!

6. How is the Total Transformation Contest program different from other programs you have tried before? Or What makes the Total Transformation Contest different or unique?

I felt that what all I got out of this Amazing Experience was LIFE CHANGING AND WORTH ANY AMOUNT OF MONEY!!! I felt TTC worked on me- Mentally, Physically and Spiritually- To become a person in better health!
7 What results and benefits have you experienced in the Total Transformation Contest?

FROM TTC- I lost almost 20 Lbs/ Lost 18.8 Inches -

From Get You In Shape and other Challenges since August- I have dropped a CombinedTara Before After Side amount of 34 LBS! I am currently doing the “100 Mile Challenge” and plan to do every Challenge created in order to drop the remaining 25- 28 lbs to be at Goal weight!! I AM SO EXCITED AND NEVER THOUGHT I WOULD SEE THESE NUMBERS AGAIN ON THE SCALE!!

8 What would you say to anyone looking at joining or trying the Total Transformation Contest?

I would recommend to any interested in DROPPING POUNDS and CHANGING THEIR EATING HABITS to not only participate in Get You In Shape Fitness Boot Camp, but to enter TTC for a 10 week “For a Wake up call to a Healthy lifestyle so you can GET WEIGHT OFF to become FIT not just FIRM!”

TransformationContestI WOULD LIKE TO ADD THAT THE GET YOU IN SHAPE PERSONAL TRAINERS /LEADERS HAVE BEEN REMARKABLY SUPPORTIVE, ENCOURAGING, and have made this GET YOU IN SHAPE Program what it is– “A SUPPORT SYSTEM LIKE NO OTHER!” Tara Sappington

 

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3rd Place Ellie Halpin
Lost 15.6 Pounds, 15.5inches and 8.73% body weight in 10 weeks

1 Name, what you do, and where do you live?
My name is Ellie Halpin and I am an Academic Language Therapist in private practice, living in Coppell, Texas.Ellie Before After Front


2 Why did you decide to join the Total Transformation Contest?
I decided to join the Total Transformation Contest because I had just had enough of the yo-yo diet cycle. AND, one week before the contest began I found out that I was pre-diabetic and on my way to diabetes if I didn’t do something. And, my cholesterol was too high, my thyroid was messed up and I didn’t feel good physically or emotionally. I needed something to get my “butt” in gear, so I thought, why not?


3 What was your life like before joining the Total Transformation Contest?
First off, I have been a Get You in Shape Boot Camper for 3 ½ years. Along the way, I saw myself get stronger, but not leaner because I didn’t make the consistent nutrition changes that were needed. Six months before the contest, I incurred a neck and back injury and was told that I should not participate in boot camp again. I was devastated to say the least. I completely stopped exercising other than leisurely walking and had almost convinced myself that this was “it”. This would be the extent of my exercising forever. I was also eating through my emotions and that just became a vicious cycle. I was completely miserable. So, I decided to return and incorporate plenty of stretching into my schedule so that I could maintain an active lifestyle for the long term. I told myself to do only what I can do and not try to be a crazy superstar on the first day. I started back to GYIS in November 2013 but didn’t change my eating. I just got bigger and more frustrated with myself. I would say the biggest turning point was when my doctor told me on January 8th that I was headed towards disease if I didn’t’ do something RIGHT NOW. It scared me. So, I knew I had to give the Total Transformation Contest a try.
4 What was your first impression from the Total Transformation Contest program?
Initially, I expected it to be like the other 24-Day Program through Advocare. I would stick to it for 24 days and then, I would probably return to my old ways. Disappointing myself once again. But….something happened during that first 24 days that had never happened before. I felt hope inside. I was beginning to “get it”. I actually really liked the food and the way that it made me feel. The support from Brad, Julie and my other trainers at GYIS was incredible, checking in with me frequently. By February, I knew it was different this time. I might actually do this!
5 What have been some of the tools that are a part of the Total Transformation Contest that you have used that have benefited you?
Ellie Before After Side6. How is the Total Transformation Contest program different from other programs you have tried before? Or What makes the Total Transformation Contest different or unique?
The tools have been key and I have taken advantage of everything possible. I think that is what has made the difference for me this time. I took the Advocare Nutritional SupplementsMSN supplements, catalyst, spark and nighttime recovery, meal replacement shakes and an occasional snack bar. These have been key to feeling good and managing my hunger levels and energy. I listened to the webinars and they educated me and made me feel “normal”. The trainers really understood the way I was feeling and guided me down the right road. My Fitness Pal was a huge tool for me. It opened my eyes up to not only calories, but also the nutritional value of each food. In order for me to make positive changes in my health, I vowed to log everything that I put in my mouth and I did!! No cheating because I would only be cheating myself. The Face Book TTC page was one of my highlights too!! Everyday I loved seeing the pictures and posts from my new friends around the country. I feel as if we have been on this journey together even though we have never met. Everyone is a winner and I truly mean that! I have gained new friends here in Coppell that I hold in my heart. And, Julie, one of our killer personal trainers, really helped me tweak my nutrition and fitness to get my metabolism working correctly. It was scary to add 300 calories per day to my food intake near the end of this contest, but it was exactly what was needed for me to break a 3 week plateau. I listened to her and did what she advised. I feel as if I finally have the formula that works for me. Its not a magic bullet as I have deceived myself so many times before, but it is something that is attainable with consistency. No other program that I know of gives this much attention and service to all of the people on this journey. You know, I think we all started out somewhat “broken” and through the tools that have been put in place; we supported each other to heal some of our wounds. I noticed that within the last 4 weeks, the group took on a life of its own without the dependence of our trainers to get us talking and communicating. That is completely different than any other program. I am really going to miss this group and can’t wait to hear everyone’s story and see fabulous pictures of success!
7 What results and benefits have you experienced in the Total Transformation Contest?
I am different. I have learned that there truly isn’t a magic pill that you can take to lose weight. I have learned, more than anything, that consistency in my nutrition and exercise will bring results. It may not happen in my time, but God’s time. And, I am learning patience with myself. I have learned to forgive myself for falling off track, because all I have to do is make the right choices at my next meal and start moving!! I sleep aTransformationContestmazing now and I have so much energy throughout the entire day. I am no longer dozing off at 4pm. At the beginning of January I was not able to run a mile. By the end of February, I ran a 5K without stopping. I never thought I would be able to do that again. I have lost 15.6 pounds and 17 inches!!! I lost 4 pounds on the 24-day challenge and 11.6 more since then. And, I know that I am stronger, both physically and mentally.
8 What would you say to anyone looking at joining or trying the Total Transformation Contest?
If you want to get Fit, feel better physically and emotionally, the TTC is the program for you. Don’t question it, just do it. Follow the Program.
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4th Place – Candy York
Candy Lost 21.2 Pounds, 20.5 inches and 7.97% body weight in 10 weeks

Candy Lost 21.2 Pounds, 20.5 inches and 7.97% body weight in 10 weeks

1 Name, what you do, and where do you live? Candy York. I’m a Food Scientist and Director of Product Development for a small prepared food company. I live in CoppellCandy Before After 1 TX.
2 Why did you decide to join the Total Transformation Contest? I had joined the Get You In Shape Fitness Boot Camp program in October and was already experiencing great results with the exercise and by using My Fitness Pal to log my food. I was curious to see if I could enhance the experience as well as join the competition to stay focused moving into the New Year.

3 What was your life like before joining the Total Transformation Contest? Immediately before the contest, I had already made major changes in my wellness routine by journaling my food intake and committing to incorporating exercise into my daily routine. It was not a huge change from what I had already been doing.

4 What was your first impression from the Total Transformation Contest program? The first impression was the “hassle” of all the supplements and times to take them. Incorporating the supplements into the schedule of my current prescribed medications was a challenge. Once the routine was established, the schedule became easier.

5 What have been some of the tools that are a part of the Total Transformation Contest that you have used that have benefited you? I heavily accessed the community of consultants/ trainers during the initial cleanse. I did have a few difficulties with the supplements and my prescribed medications. The Facebook community was also beneficial for the camaraderie and encouraging support. I also accessed a few of the weekly video presentations.

6. How is the Total Transformation Contest program different from other programs you have tried before? Or What makes the Total Transformation Contest different or unique? For the most part, TTC is not that different from many of the other “programs” I’ve tried for weight loss and wellness in the past. The biggest difference was the involvement of the TTC group. For me, losing weight is not the difficult part, keeping it off and really making a change is my past failure.

7 What results and benefits have you experienced in the Total Transformation Contest?

The first 2 weeks, I lost 7 lbs followed by 12 lbs the next 4 weeks and finally 9 lbs the last 4 weeks. A total of 21.2 lbs in just 10 weeks. Also lost a total of 16.8 inches and have been shopping my closet for clothes I didn’t fit into at the beginning of the contest. While in the cleanse phase, I experienced some side effects in conjunction with my chronic health condition. It eventually resolved itself. One of the positive side effects came from taking the probiotics (Advcoare’s Probiotic Restore) in the supplement package. I noticed less gas even with the increased fiber consumption.
8 What would you say to anyone looking at joining or trying the Total Transformation Contest? My advice would be to work with your primary health TransformationContestprovider when starting the products from the TTC if you have chronic health conditions. Also, one would want to be sure to have the time to commit to the process. There is a “routine” that has to be established to be successful. I had a family emergency that took me out of town for a week during the last month of the contest and it was really difficult to concentrate when removed from my “comfortable habit” back home. I still lost, but not as much as I did the prior 4 weeks.
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5th Place Phillip Manning
Lost 23 Pounds, 28 inches and 7.72% body weight

1 Name, what you do, and where do you live?

Phillip Manning. I work in IT at GM Financial. I live in Coppell, TX.

2 Why did you decide to join the Total Transformation Contest?

-          I needed some more help losing weight and getting in better shape.Phil Before After Picture 1

3 What was your life like before joining the Total Transformation Contest?

-          I had been keeping track of the food I was eating and getting occasional exercise. That’s pretty normal, I guess. I knew I needed to do more to lose weight, but wasn’t very motivated to work harder at it.

4 What was your first impression from the Total Transformation Contest program?

-          I have been using Advocare products for a while now and had done the cleanse as well. This contest meant that I would have to be much more focused on what I was doing. There was also the motivation that this contest would involve people all over the country, not just my local community.

5 What have been some of the tools that are a part of the Total Transformation Contest that you have used that have benefited you?

-          Keeping up with the Facebook page has been helpful and motivating. I’ve liked reading posts by others and have tried to offer encouragement to other participants.

6. How is the Total Transformation Contest program different from other programs you have tried before? Or What makes the Total Transformation Contest  different or unique?

-          There’s more emphasis on being a well rounded program. There are supplements for health and nutrition, food guides and recommendations, and exercise programs. All 3 are integral to an individuals success.
7 What results and benefits have you experienced in the Total Transformation Contest?

-          Over the past year, I’ve lost a total of 60 pounds, but the amazing thing is that I’ve lost 23 pounds during the contest. I’ve also dropped one shirt size, am wearing a smaller size in pants and have had to tighten by belt, twice!

-          I feel more energetic and happy!TransformationContest

8 What would you say to anyone looking at joining or trying the Total Transformation Contest?

-          I would strongly recommend that they do it. I like the Advocare products and support them. I also can attest to the overall effectiveness of the entire program. Just look at me!

 

Below are the winners from the National Total Transformation Contest.

1nd Place in the National Total Transformation Contest
! Brian Z. cut more inches than any other participant – almost 7 inches off his waist alone! But Brian didn’t just cut inches – he lost some serious fat. He’s down nearly 16% of his original body weight! Despite a setback due to an injury, this new dad had great things to say about his progress during the Total Transformation Contest:

“The past 10 weeks have been pretty great. Right from the start I stuck strict to the meal plans and as the days went by and I saw more and more results I found my self not even wanting unhealthy foods which made it easier for the weeks ahead. I have never been a morning person but after my morning spark drink I felt more awake and alert than ever. Each week my energy went up which made me feel better. That combined with the results I was seeing through the measurements and the mirror boosted my overall confidence at home, in public and at work. I was enjoying what I was eating and enjoying my workouts. Every week got easier and every week I was more and more determined to succeed. I was feeling great and loving my decision to participate in the 10 week program. A back injury while snowboarding halted my work outs from week 7-10. It was frustrating not being able to continue the workouts but sticking to the meal plan I was still able to achieve some results. It was nice to have some success while being out of the game for a bit. Most of all now that the contest is over I have absolutely no desire to go back to old eating habits and I am 100% ready to continue my new life style and strive for more goals and results. That’s probably the best thing I gained from this whole experience!!”

Congratulations on your fitness goals, new habits, and $1,000.00, Brian!
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2nd Place in the National Total Transformation Contest

“This has been a great life changing program!” Our second place winner in the Total Transformation Contest has accomplished big things; Rob’s 10 week weight loss journey left him 44lbs lighter and down well over 20 inches! “I feel totally different,” Rob told us. “I have way more energy and feel great.” Congratulations on your hard work, renewed energy, and $500 prize, Rob!

2nd place

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3rd Place in the National Total Transformation Contest
3rd Place
Congratulations, Amanda H.! Amanda’s 3rd place achievement in the Total Transformation Contest came with a lot of hard work. She’s cut more than 20lbs, lost nearly 15% of her total body weight over 10 weeks, and dropped 5 inches off her waist alone!

Though initially skeptical, at the contest’s conclusion Amanda said, “I have a new spring in my step, undeniable regained confidence in myself and body, and a roaring fire to conquer my next fitness goal!”
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 4th Place in the National Total Transformation Contest
4th Place

A huge congratulations goes out to Marcus A. for working hard and earning the Total Transformation Contest’s 4th place prize! Dropping nearly 17 inches and over 20lbs in just 10 weeks is no easy task, but Marcus says today he “feels great.”
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5th Place in the the National Total Transformation Contest

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Congratulations to Brian S. for locking in the Total Transformation Contest’s 5th place prize! Brian lost a total of 60lbs – roughly 14% of his body weight! The best news of all is that Brian says he now feels “better than ever.”  5th Place

Congratulations to Scott W., who lost 36.5lbs, which is over 14% of his original weight! Scott dropped more than 14 inches in 10 weeks; his waist alone is 5 inches slimmer!

“I never really stuck with a weight loss for this amount of time,” Scott told us. “But when I started seeing the results that Advocare was producing for me gave me the incentive to continue on. Thanks! You made me and my wife a believer of your product and program.”

 

Coppell Success Story – Liz Lost 24 Pounds in 10 weeks

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We are very excited about about the results from our 2nd Advocare Total Transformation Contest.
We have been running our proven Advocare 24 Day Challenge  for a long time now and knew having a 10 week contest would help make more lasting changes to their lifestyle.

What was the Total Transformation Contest?  This was a 10 week Contest that was open to any and all folks on Brad and Cynthia’s Advocare team. In a nutshell it was everything we give with our normal 24 Day Challenge but each person kept takingWebsite Logo Advocare’s Metabolic Nutrition System and as a minimum to help with results.It It was all structured around taking the Advocare nutritional products. Each person received a Nutrition Guide Book, a healthy recipe book, an email follow up system, a private tools page, all-access coaching and accountability, Advocare Nutritional Supplements and A Chance To Win One of Five Awesome Prizes.
This was also part of a  National Contest with over 250 participants from all across the country. Participants not only got motivated by local fitness professionals but from some of the top fitness professionals in the nation along with a private facebook page that helped keep everyone encouraged and accountable everyday.

How did we pick the winners? The results were calculated and based on who made the most substantial changes based off that criteria and the top five were selected.
The Top 5 Got The Chance To Win One of Five Awesome Prizes:
Prizes

1st Place  – Liz Cole
Lost 23.2 Pounds, 25 inches and 12% body weight in just 10 Weeks

1 Name, what you do, and where do you live?

My name is Elisabeth Cole.  I am a mother of 4 boys and a preschool teacher living in Coppell, Texas

2 Why did you decide to join the Total Transformation Contest?Liz Before After Picture Front
I joined the contest because several other friends were doing it and asked me to join them.  I sounded like a great way to jump start weight loss.

3 What was your life like before joining the Total Transformation Contest?

Before joining the contest I was trying to get through my days feeling tired and overwhelmed. I felt like I needed to nap after work, before beginning the afternoon activities with my own boys.  I was drinking at least a pot of coffee a day and still struggling to remain alert in the late afternoon.   The increase in my weight was making me very uncomfortable as well.
4 What was your first impression from the Total Transformation Contest program?
My first impression was that it was a well organized program that could get me moving in the right direction.  As I looked into it further I was very impressed by all the tools available including the webinars and the online community.

5. What have been some of the tools that are a part of the Total Transformation Contest that you have used that have benefited you?
I have been consistently taking the products in the 24 Day Challenge Bundle.  I have continued to use the meal replacement shakes, spark and catalyst in addition to the MNS E vitamins.  I have found the information posted on the facebook site to be helpful and it has motivated me to keep going.   Though not required by the program – I have found logging my food to be extremely helpful in remaining on task.

6. How is the Total Transformation Contest program different from other programs you have tried before? Or What makes the Total Transformation Contest different or unique?

The Contest has provided a step by step nutritional system to follow.  I could refer to theLiz Before After Picture Side 24 day challenge book to quickly get ideas for snacks and meals.  The book gives clear directions on what vitamins to take, the timing of them and suggested foods, taking away all the guesswork. It made me really focus on what I was eating and when.  It also reminded me of the importance of making time for exercise.

7.  What results and benefits have you experienced in the Total Transformation Contest?

I have seen many results from my participation in the contest.  First I have lost weight!  23.2 lbs total, 12.4 lbs in the first 4 weeks and an additional 10.8 in the remaining 6 weeks.  More importantly – I feel better.  I have more energy and do not need to take a nap after work.  I can drive my boys to their afternoon activities without struggling to remain awake.  I have also stopped drinking massive quantities of coffee.  I find that spark gives me all the added energy I need and keeps me alert. I am sleeping better at night as well, not waking multiple times and trying to go back to sleep. Finally, at the start of the contest I struggled to finish 1 mile jogging in under 11 minutes.  Now I can consistently jog 3-4 miles at a 10 minute pace.  I have a renewed desire to be physically fit and active!

8.  What would you say to anyone looking at joining or trying the Total Transformation Contest?

I would suggest that they go for it and fully commit themselves.  Follow the system provided and focus on what you can do and can eat versus things that you cannot do/eat.  I would also suggest that they make short term goals, along with the long term goals.  As you achieve the short term goals it will motivate you to keep going.

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Coppell Personal Trainer Success Story from Tara

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We are very excited about about the results from our 2nd Advocare Total Transformation Contest.
We have been running our proven Advocare 24 Day Challenge  for a long time now and knew having a 10 week contest would help make more lasting changes to their lifestyle.

What was the Total Transformation Contest?  This was a 10 week Contest that was open to any and all folks on Brad and Cynthia’s Advocare team. In a nutshell it was everything we give with our normal 24 Day Challenge but each person kept takingWebsite Logo Advocare’s Metabolic Nutrition System and as a minimum to help with results.It It was all structured around taking the Advocare nutritional products. Each person received a Nutrition Guide Book, a healthy recipe book, an email follow up system, a private tools page, all-access coaching and accountability, Advocare Nutritional Supplements and A Chance To Win One of Five Awesome Prizes.
This was also part of a  National Contest with over 250 participants from all across the country. Participants not only got motivated by local fitness professionals but from some of the top fitness professionals in the nation along with a private facebook page that helped keep everyone encouraged and accountable everyday.

How did we pick the winners? The results were calculated and based on who made the most substantial changes based off that criteria and the top five were selected.

The Top 5 Got The Chance To Win One of Five Awesome Prizes:
Prizes

2nd Place – Tara Sappington
Lost 19 Pounds, 18 inches and 8.30% body weight in 10 weeks

1 Name, what you do, and where do you live?
Tara Sappington- Coppell

2 Why did you decide to join the Total Transformation Contest?Tara Before After Front

I had seen so many Get You In Shape clients around me DROP WEIGHT, FEEL BETTER and HAVE ALOT MORE ENERGY! I wanted to push myself and get these same results!

3 What was your life like before joining the Total Transformation Contest?

I had already been doing the Get You In Shape Fitness Boot Camp and had completed several of the Get You In Shape Challenges: Biggest Winner and the 12 Days of Christmas Challenge. I was on my way to more fit, but THIS WAS AN AMAZING!!

4 What was your first impression from the Total Transformation Contest program?

I loved all of the SUPPORT, felt Energy with Advocare, Loved all the FaceBook TTC Group persons dealing with same issues all sharing tips, I loved the Leads doing Posts, Questions and Answers to what we were all facing, I was already using myfitnesspal from the Biggest Winner- LOVE THE AWARENESS it brought to me! I was literally EATING FOR 2 healthy persons and thought I was doing great/ eating healthy!? NOT LOW ENOUGH CALORIES to drop weight though!
5 What have been some of the tools that are a part of the Total Transformation Contest that you have used that have benefited you?

Love Myfitnesspal and continue to keep in touch with ideas, recipes and motivations on Get You In Shape Facebook VIP (private group page) and even created a Women’s Health FB Group for ANY WOMEN WISHES TO JOURNEY TO A HEALTHIER FIT LIFE called ” Motivate and Transform Us”!!!!

6. How is the Total Transformation Contest program different from other programs you have tried before? Or What makes the Total Transformation Contest  different or unique?

I felt that what all I got out of this Amazing Experience was LIFE CHANGING AND WORTH ANY AMOUNT OF MONEY!!! I felt TTC worked on me- Mentally, Physically and Spiritually- To become a person in better health!
7 What results and benefits have you experienced in the Total Transformation Contest?

FROM TTC- I lost almost 20 Lbs/ Lost 18.8 Inches -

From Get You In Shape and other Challenges since August- I have dropped a CombinedTara Before After Side amount of 34 LBS! I am currently doing the “100 Mile Challenge” and plan to do every Challenge created in order to drop the remaining 25- 28 lbs to be at Goal weight!! I AM SO EXCITED AND NEVER THOUGHT I WOULD SEE THESE NUMBERS AGAIN ON THE SCALE!!

8 What would you say to anyone looking at joining or trying the Total Transformation Contest?

I would recommend to any interested in DROPPING POUNDS and CHANGING THEIR EATING HABITS to not only participate in Get You In Shape Fitness Boot Camp, but to enter TTC for a 10 week “For a Wake up call to a Healthy lifestyle so you can GET WEIGHT OFF to become FIT not just FIRM!”

I WOULD LIKE TO ADD THAT THE GET YOU IN SHAPE PERSONAL TRAINERS /LEADERS HAVE BEEN REMARKABLY SUPPORTIVE, ENCOURAGING, and have made this GET YOU IN SHAPE Program what it is– “A SUPPORT SYSTEM LIKE NO OTHER!”  Tara Sappington

Coppell Fitness Trainer Weight Loss Success Story from Ellie

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We are very excited about about the results from our 2nd Advocare Total Transformation Contest.
We have been running our proven Advocare 24 Day Challenge  for a long time now and knew having a 10 week contest would help make more lasting changes to their lifestyle.

What was the Total Transformation Contest?  This was a 10 week Contest that was open to any and all folks on Brad and Cynthia’s Advocare team. In a nutshell it was everything we give with our normal 24 Day Challenge but each person kept takingWebsite Logo Advocare’s Metabolic Nutrition System and as a minimum to help with results.It It was all structured around taking the Advocare nutritional products. Each person received a Nutrition Guide Book, a healthy recipe book, an email follow up system, a private tools page, all-access coaching and accountability, Advocare Nutritional Supplements and A Chance To Win One of Five Awesome Prizes.
This was also part of a  National Contest with over 250 participants from all across the country. Participants not only got motivated by local fitness professionals but from some of the top fitness professionals in the nation along with a private facebook page that helped keep everyone encouraged and accountable everyday.

How did we pick the winners? The results were calculated and based on who made the most substantial changes based off that criteria and the top five were selected.

The Top 5 Got The Chance To Win One of Five Awesome Prizes:
Prizes

3rd Place Ellie Halpin
Lost 15.6 Pounds, 15.5inches and 8.73% body weight in 10 weeks

1 Name, what you do, and where do you live?
My name is Ellie Halpin and I am an Academic Language Therapist in private practice, living in Coppell, Texas.Ellie Before After Front


2 Why did you decide to join the Total Transformation Contest?
I decided to join the Total Transformation Contest because I had just had enough of the yo-yo diet cycle.  AND, one week before the contest began I found out that I was pre-diabetic and on my way to diabetes if I didn’t do something.  And, my cholesterol was too high, my thyroid was messed up and I didn’t feel good physically or emotionally.  I needed something to get my “butt” in gear, so I thought, why not?


3 What was your life like before joining the Total Transformation Contest?
First off, I have been a Get You in Shape Boot Camper for 3 ½ years.  Along the way, I saw myself get stronger, but not leaner because I didn’t make the consistent nutrition changes that were needed.  Six months before the contest, I incurred a neck and back injury and was told that I should not participate in boot camp again.  I was devastated to say the least.  I completely stopped exercising other than leisurely walking and had almost convinced myself that this was “it”.  This would be the extent of my exercising forever.  I was also eating through my emotions and that just became a vicious cycle.  I was completely miserable.  So, I decided to return and incorporate plenty of stretching into my schedule so that I could maintain an active lifestyle for the long term.  I told myself to do only what I can do and not try to be a crazy superstar on the first day.  I started back to GYIS in November 2013 but didn’t change my eating.  I just got bigger and more frustrated with myself.  I would say the biggest turning point was when my doctor told me on January 8th that I was headed towards disease if I didn’t’ do something RIGHT NOW.  It scared me.  So, I knew I had to give the Total Transformation Contest a try.
4 What was your first impression from the Total Transformation Contest program?
Initially, I expected it to be like the other 24-Day Program through Advocare.  I would stick to it for 24 days and then, I would probably return to my old ways.  Disappointing myself once again.  But….something happened during that first 24 days that had never happened before.  I felt hope inside.  I was beginning to “get it”. I actually really liked the food and the way that it made me feel.  The support from Brad, Julie and my other trainers at GYIS was incredible, checking in with me frequently.  By February, I knew it was different this time.  I might actually do this!
5 What have been some of the tools that are a part of the Total Transformation Contest that you have used that have benefited you?
Ellie Before After Side6. How is the Total Transformation Contest program different from other programs you have tried before? Or What makes the Total Transformation Contest different or unique?
The tools have been key and I have taken advantage of everything possible.  I think that is what has made the difference for me this time.  I took the Advocare Nutritional SupplementsMSN supplements, catalyst, spark and nighttime recovery, meal replacement shakes and an occasional snack bar.  These have been key to feeling good and managing my hunger levels and energy.  I listened to the webinars and they educated me and made me feel “normal”.  The trainers really understood the way I was feeling and guided me down the right road.  My Fitness Pal was a huge tool for me.  It opened my eyes up to not only calories, but also the nutritional value of each food.  In order for me to make positive changes in my health, I vowed to log everything that I put in my mouth and I did!!  No cheating because I would only be cheating myself.  The Face Book TTC page was one of my highlights too!!  Everyday I loved seeing the pictures and posts from my new friends around the country.  I feel as if we have been on this journey together even though we have never met. Everyone is a winner and I truly mean that!  I have gained new friends here in Coppell that I hold in my heart.   And, Julie, one of our killer personal trainers, really helped me tweak my nutrition and fitness to get my metabolism working correctly.  It was scary to add 300 calories per day to my food intake near the end of this contest, but it was exactly what was needed for me to break a 3 week plateau.  I listened to her and did what she advised.   I feel as if I finally have the formula that works for me.  Its not a magic bullet as I have deceived myself so many times before, but it is something that is attainable with consistency. No other program that I know of gives this much attention and service to all of the people on this journey.   You know, I think we all started out somewhat “broken” and through the tools that have been put in place; we supported each other to heal some of our wounds.  I noticed that within the last 4 weeks, the group took on a life of its own without the dependence of our trainers to get us talking and communicating.  That is completely different than any other program.  I am really going to miss this group and can’t wait to hear everyone’s story and see fabulous pictures of success!
7 What results and benefits have you experienced in the Total Transformation Contest?
I am different.  I have learned that there truly isn’t a magic pill that you can take to lose weight.  I have learned, more than anything, that consistency in my nutrition and exercise will bring results.  It may not happen in my time, but God’s time.  And, I am learning patience with myself.  I have learned to forgive myself for falling off track, because all I have to do is make the right choices at my next meal and start moving!!  I sleep amazing now and I have so much energy throughout the entire day.  I am no longer dozing off at 4pm.  At the beginning of January I was not able to run a mile.  By the end of February, I ran a 5K without stopping.  I never thought I would be able to do that again. I have lost 15.6 pounds and 17 inches!!! I lost 4 pounds on the 24-day challenge and 11.6 more since then. And, I know that I am stronger, both physically and mentally.
8 What would you say to anyone looking at joining or trying the Total Transformation Contest?
If you want to get Fit, feel better physically and emotionally, the TTC is the program for you.  Don’t question it, just do it.  Follow the Program.

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Coppell Fitness Success Story – 21 Pound Weight loss

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We are very excited about about the results from our 2nd Advocare Total Transformation Contest.
We have been running our proven Advocare 24 Day Challenge  for a long time now and knew having a 10 week contest would help make more lasting changes to their lifestyle.

What was the Total Transformation Contest?  This was a 10 week Contest that was open to any and all folks on Brad and Cynthia’s Advocare team. In a nutshell it was everything we give with our normal 24 Day Challenge but each person kept takingWebsite Logo Advocare’s Metabolic Nutrition System and as a minimum to help with results.It It was all structured around taking the Advocare nutritional products. Each person received a Nutrition Guide Book, a healthy recipe book, an email follow up system, a private tools page, all-access coaching and accountability, Advocare Nutritional Supplements and A Chance To Win One of Five Awesome Prizes.
This was also part of a  National Contest with over 250 participants from all across the country. Participants not only got motivated by local fitness professionals but from some of the top fitness professionals in the nation along with a private facebook page that helped keep everyone encouraged and accountable everyday.

How did we pick the winners? The results were calculated and based on who made the most substantial changes based off that criteria and the top five were selected.
The Top 5 Got The Chance To Win One of Five Awesome Prizes:
Prizes

4th Place – Candy York

Candy Lost 21.2 Pounds, 20.5 inches and 7.97% body weight in 10 weeks

1 Name, what you do, and where do you live?  Candy York.  I’m a Food Scientist and Director of Product Development for a small prepared food company.  I live in CoppellCandy Before After 1 TX.
2 Why did you decide to join the Total Transformation Contest?  I had joined the GYIS Boot Camp program in October and was already experiencing great results with the exercise and by using My Fitness Pal to log my food.  I was curious to see if I could enhance the experience as well as join the competition to stay focused moving into the New Year.
3 What was your life like before joining the Total Transformation Contest? Immediately before the contest, I had already made major changes in my wellness routine by journaling my food intake and committing to incorporating exercise into my daily routine.  It was not a huge change from what I had already been doing.

4 What was your first impression from the Total Transformation Contest program?  The first impression was the “hassle” of all the supplements and times to take them.  Incorporating the supplements into the schedule of my current prescribed medications was a challenge.  Once the routine was established, the schedule became easier.

5 What have been some of the tools that are a part of the Total Transformation Contest that you have used that have benefited you?  I heavily accessed the community of consultants/ trainers during the initial cleanse.  I did have a few difficulties with the supplements and my prescribed medications.  The Facebook community was also beneficial for the camaraderie and encouraging support.  I also accessed a few of the weekly video presentations.

6. How is the Total Transformation Contest program different from other programs you have tried before? Or What makes the Total Transformation Contest different or unique?  For the most part, TTC is not that different from many of the other “programs” I’ve tried for weight loss and wellness in the past.  The biggest difference was the involvement of the TTC group.  For me, losing weight is not the difficult part, keeping it off and really making a change is my past failure.

7 What results and benefits have you experienced in the Total Transformation Contest?

The first 2 weeks, I lost 7 lbs followed by 12 lbs the next 4 weeks and finally 9 lbs the last 4 weeks.  A total of 21.2 lbs in just 10 weeks.  Also lost a total of 16.8 inches and have been shopping my closet for clothes I didn’t fit into at the beginning of the contest.  While in the cleanse phase, I experienced some side effects in conjunction with my chronic health condition.  It eventually resolved itself.  One of the positive side effects came from the probiotics in the supplement package.  I noticed less gas even with the increased fiber consumption.
8 What would you say to anyone looking at joining or trying the Total Transformation Contest?  My advice would be to work with your primary health provider when starting the products from the TTC if you have chronic health conditions.  Also, one would want to be sure to have the time to commit to the process.  There is a “routine” that has to be established to be successful.  I had a family emergency that took me out of town for a week during the last month of the contest and it was really difficult to concentrate when removed from my “comfortable habit” back home.  I still lost, but not as much as I did the prior 4 weeks.

Coppell Personal Trainer – Tips and info March Camp

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March 25, 2014

Hope your week has gotten off to a great start. It’s been great to have full fitness sessions
as the weather has gotten better and Spring is here. We have a lot going on
with our 100 Mile Challenge, 24 Day Challenge Mixer this Thursday night,
Saturday sessions this weekend, and a great product training from Dr. Miller on
April 1st.

So check out all the information in the upcoming events section
below.

If you have not had a chance to read the tip from last week,
check it out as it will help you burn more calories in the time you

If you have not already heard, we have our 2 big charity events
of the year coming up in May. We know it’s not good timing with back to back
weekends. The Coppell 5k benefiting Special Olympics
was the only day available before summer and the Pushups For
Charity
benefiting veterans is on Armed Services Day (May 17th)
each year. There will be many ways you can  help “give back”
with both these special events so be on the look out soon.

Staying plugged in? Have
questions? Make sure you are taking advantage of our private group on
facebook
. This was designed to help you stay motivated,
encouraged, and accountable.

As always, please reach
out to us and let us know how we can help you.

If you focus on RESULTS, you will never see CHANGE
If you focus on CHANGE, you will always see RESULTS!

Brad Linder

The Get You In Shape Team
www.GetYouInShape.com

214-603-8287I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
Phil 4:13

TRAINER TIP
-  Resistance Training vs. Cardio

Click Here for the tip. I know many of you are already aware of the
benefits of Resistance Training or you would not be committed to our fitness
program that primarily incorporates resistance training into the workouts with
a little added cardio (because of the benefits). I found a quick video that is
great and thought you would benefit from it. Here is the blog.

UPCOMING EVENTS AND DATES

Spring Challenge -
Click here
for info 

We ask that you post your weekly mile in our private facebook page here on
Saturday of each week.

March 27th
24 Day Challenge Mixer@
7:30pm Click
here

March Session – Mar.3-April 4th March Accountability Calendar Here

21st March – 1/2 Way Measurements

29th March – Saturday sessions 7am and 8am

1st AprilClick Here Advocare Product Training with Dr. Miller – In depth
training to get the most out of your weight management, performance, and
nutrition. This will be a great educational night for anyone looking for that
extra edge or get the most out of their nutrition.

4th April – Last Day measurements/weigh in

5th April – Monthly GYIS community 5k @8am

7th April – 1st Session of April Camp

10th April – 24 Day Challenge Nutritional Mixer Click
here

Please Mark your calendar’s for our two charity events coming up in May.

May 10th – Coppell 5k benefiting Coppell Special Olympics. Sign up at
Coppell5k.com 

May 17th – Mark your calendar’s for our 5th Annual
Pushups for Charity benefiting the Boot Campaign.

May 17th – Client Appreciation Party @The Linder’s at 5:30pm
March Accountability Calendar Here.

QUICK TIP – Is Ginkgo Bilbao good
for your memory?

It comes from one of the oldest trees in the world.

If you know anything about Ginkgo Bilbao, you may have heard
it’s often promoted as a memory enhancer.

But does it really help your memory?

Not according to Dr. Mehmet Oz of Oprah fame.

He also says it doesn’t help improve your intelligence or
prevent Alzheimer disease (although he concedes that it may slow it down a
bit.)

It’s not to say that Ginkgo Bilbao has no use.  Far from
it.

What Ginkgo Bilbao does do, according to Dr. Oz, is increase the
blood supply to your vital organs which could definitely play a role in
improving your libido.

Plus it’s good for macular degeneration of the eyes by
increasing the blood supply to pigments in the back of your eye that often
deteriorate.  It’s also an antioxidant that battles away at “the
oxidization that happens when the light hits your eyes.”

In addition, if you suffer from vertigo, Ginkgo Bilbao has been
known to help with that too although they have yet to figure out why.

So while still good, if you’re taking it to help your memory,
Ginkgo Bilbao is acting as a placebo only.

HAPPY
BIRTHDAY
Jamie Levine  March
3rd                   Dweight Sharper March 7th

Bobby Rickman March
8th               Darla Jo Manning March 9th

Paul Hinkley  March
10th                  Kathleen Purches   Meach 11th

Susan Gonzales  March
13th
Alicia Gardner March 15th

Kristen Hyden
March
17th             Kara Dunn       March 17th

Sanela
Pjetrovic    March
18th        Susan
matulevicius  March 18th

Tarah Dickenson
March 22nd       Daniela Centeno
March 23rd

Glenda Verdel  March
25th             Melis Jones  March 26th

Jancy Jacob  March
29th                  Vicki Hoerth  March 30th

Pat McDaniel  March
31st




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WEEK
 
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I find the harder I work, the more I have of it. -Thomas
Jefferson

 

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Coppell Trainer Tip – Resistance Training benefits over just cardio

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Coppell Trainer Tip – Resistance Training benefits over just cardio

This week’s tip is from Dr. Todd Miller. He explains the basics on how adding resistance (strength or weight training) into your workouts can benefit your results and how you look.

Todd Miller, PhD, CSCS,*D, FNSCA

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Dr. Todd Miller is an Associate Professor of Exercise Science at the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services in Washington DC, where he is responsible for the development and oversight of the Master’s degree concentration in strength and conditioning. He has degrees in Exercise Physiology from Penn State and Texas A&M, and currently studies the role of interactive video gaming as a means of increasing physical activity in children.

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Coppell Trainer Tip – Resistance Training benefits over just cardio
What’s the best way to burn calories? Do I burn more calories doing cardio or resistance training? How many calories do I burn in a Get You In Shape workout? Why are the Get You In Shape workouts designed the way they are?

These are all great questions and also important to know when it comes to getting the health and fitness results you are looking for. To make things simple, it’s important you understand the basics. It’s also important for you to know why we have designed the Get You In Shape program and why we design our workouts the way we do.

The exact number of calories burned during resistance training (strength training) and cardio workouts depends on intensity, time, your age, weight and your body composition. This is why getting in shape is a process of trial and error. Learning about your body, what works and what doesn’t takes some time and effort to along the way.

Get You In Shape has built our program around providing you with the professional workouts to help you with your results.  The Get You In Shape workouts are designed to  constantly change in order for the benefits (RESULTS) to take place.  We do this through intensity, time, equipment, weight, exercises and frequency (these are a few). These are all factors and how many calories your body burns for each particular workout (and after).

Let’s start with the basics: We are going to assume that you are wanting to know how many calories your body is burning so that you can get (or stay) toned and lose body fat.  It takes 3,500 calories to equal one pound of fat. That means that your body will need to burn an extra 3,500 calories per week to lose one pound.  Get You In Shape recommends exercising in order for your body to burn more calories each day AND changing your nutrition program so that you are keeping your daily caloric intake where it needs to be in order for your body to lose body fat. If you burn 500 calories more per day  through exercise and changing your nutrition each day of the week, you can reach that goal of one pound a week lost.

What is Resistance Training? or What is strength training?
Resistance training (strength training) are exercises that recruit the largest number of muscles (squats, lunges, kettlebell swings, squat thrusts, burpees, inverted rows, pull ups, and push ups).  Do any of these exercises sound familiar?

What is Cardio?  Anything that raises the heart. Cardio exercises are done for longer stretches of time, making the heart beat faster and pumping more blood through your system, the blood carrying nutrients and oxygen to every cell. Any activity that gets your heart rate to about 50 – 75% of the maximum can be classified as cardio.

Benefits of  doing Resistance Training (strength training) and Cardio:
We all know the actual health benefits of exercise so for the sake of this Trainer Tip, we will focus on the benefits of calorie burn for resistance (strength) training and cardio.

Benefits of  Resistance Training (strength training) - Performing resistance training (strength training) raises your muscle metabolism during the exercise session and continues for a long time afterward, even days following high-intensity workouts. Adding more lean muscle mass to your body also allows you to drop dress sizes (or pant sizes) WITHOUT actually losing that much weight. This is why you have heard the phrase “muscle weighs more than FAT.”
Adam Campbell, author of “The Women’s Health Big Book of Exercises,” reports on research showing that between the ages of 30 and 50, you’re likely to lose 10 percent of the total muscle on your body, which can double to 20 percent by the time you reach 60.
I like to use the example of when your muscles may be sore from a workout. This soreness is from the muscle (s) your worked hard in a workout being broken down. The body has to work hard over the next few days (ei burn a lot of calories) to repair that muscle.
This is one reason why it’s key to perform the exercises correctly AND make sure your intensity level is high so you get the benefit of your body burning more calories 24-48 after the workout. This is why we focus on explaining the exercises so that you get the most out of each particular exercise. Doing the exercise correctly is also a key to helping to prevent injuries.

Benefits of Cardio - Performing cardio will help optimize fat loss. Plain and simple! If you want to optimize fat loss, adding more cardio will help you get there. It is important to know that we recommend interval based cardio. This has been proven to help your body burn more calories in less time. Who doesn’t want to burn 2 and 3 times the calories?

After looking at the benefits of both resistance training and cardio it would be smart to incorporate both of these into your workouts in order to maximize the benefits (burn the most calories during and after the workout).

How many calories do I burn?
As stated above, the exact number of calories burned during strength training workouts depends on intensity, time, age and your body composition. According to the Harvard Medical School, on average, caloric burn ranges from 90 calories per hour of moderate training by a 125-pound person to up to 266 calories per hour of vigorous effort by a 185-pound person. Circuit training burns even more. Christopher Scott, Ph.D., an exercise physiologist at the University of Southern Maine, began using a modified method to estimate energy expenditure and found that weight training burns up to 71 percent more calories than originally thought. By his calculations, just one circuit of eight exercises taking about eight minutes can expend 159 to 231 calories, or about the same as running at a 6-minute-mile pace.

What’s the best way to burn calories if you want to lose body fat and lose weight?
As you can see above, you do want to incorporate both resistance training (strength) and cardio into your workouts because you will get the best of both worlds. Here are a few different types of workouts.
High Intensity Interval Training – HIIT constantly forces your heart to adjust to changing conditions. You can use HIIT for both resistance exercise and cardio.  Your heart learns to operate outside of its norm, and your body learns to adapt to these changes.  All of this changing  kicks your metabolism into high gear for hours after you finish exercising. This is designed for shorter bouts as your body is going at a higher intensity and should have rest periods to maximize this.
Resistance Training (strength training) – Helps your body burn more calories 24-48 hours after your workout.
Circuit Training  - This is a series of exercises repeated with little or no rest.  Circuit training burns 30 percent more calories than a typical weight workout and offers more cardio benefits.
Cardio - You can incorporate cardio into your resistance training or add the interval training just with your cardio to get the most calories burned.

How many calories do you burn at a given Get You In Shape workout?
We have now gone a full circle. This depends on intensity, time, your age, weight and your body composition.  Get You In Shape varies each workout but always incorporates both resistance training and cardio into the workout. Since the workouts vary, the calories burned varies from workout to workout. It is safe, based on the amount of time we do workout and the programming, that a general number would be 350-500 calories a the Get You In Shape workout. You burn more calories DURING the workout when we have a workout that has more cardio and is circuit based. Other workouts will be more strength based which means you will not burn as many during the workout but you body will continue to burn calories 24-48 hours after your workout. In general, though, we aim to program the workouts so that you get both the benefits of the cardio (higher calorie burn during the workout) and resistance training (your body continues to burn calories 24-48 hours post workout).

Cliff Notes:
1. Include interval training which includes rest periods so you can continue at a high intensity level. This can be implemented with both resistance training and cardio.
2. Make sure you include resistance (strength) training to help with post workout calorie burn (24-48 hours after the workout).
3. Add Cardio in to help optimize fat loss
In general, a typical Get You In Shape workout would be 350-500 calories burned given all the factors.

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