Mary Brown is a pediatrician and started with GYIS in October 2008. Bill Brown is a project manager (EE) and started in December 2009. They reside in Coppell.
Q: What was your life like before joining the Get You In Shape Program?
Mary: Before joining GYIS I got moderately consistent exercise but not really an organized or well-planned regimen. Just before joining I was walking 2-3 miles with a friend and our dogs 5 days a week. We joined GYIS together to try something different “just for a month” to see what it was like.
Bill: Before joining I had taken a 28 year break from vigorous exercise. My exercise consisted of walking whenever possible.
Q: What results and benefits did you initially experience with the Get You In Shape Program?
Mary: Initial results after joining the program were mainly development of more muscle and learning to do better cardio. I had more energy as a result of the exercise program.
Bill: I lost 5 lbs. initially, learned how to do a sit-up (needing weights on my feet in order to do it) as well as all the other exercises.
Q: What results and benefits you accomplished since that first year?
Mary: I’ve maintained my weight pretty well over the last 8-9 years. We have done 6 or 7 sprint triathlons which wouldn’t have happened without the encouragement of the GYIS trainers. I participate in 5k runs. The challenges that we have participated in through GYIS have helped with nutrition. Cardio club has been really a benefit for me since the variety of things we do, I would not do on my own.
Bill: I started running again, including going to cardio club since it began and have done numerous runs from 5k, 15k, turkey trot, 8 mile and several half marathons. I picked up biking with various friends that I met through GYIS and have done a sprint triathlon once a year.
Q: How is the Get You In Shape program different from other programs you have tried before?
Mary: I hadn’t been in any previous programs but would do circuits at the YMCA which was pretty repetitive. GYIS has a lot of variation in the workouts, excellent trainers and a great atmosphere. We all feel accountable to each other to show up and work out together. Everyone is encouraged to work at their own level. There is a definite feeling of community here.
Bill: This is the first program I ever tried but I saw how much Mary was enjoying it so I signed up. I never thought I could work out at 5:30 am either. I really enjoy the people and the trainers.
Q: What do you feel have been some of the keys that have helped you throughout the journey?
Mary: The consistent weekly exercise is the biggest key for me. Using myfitnesspal has helped (I do have some screenshots with 40:30:30 right on the nose). Getting to know so many people who are also trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle has also been a big motivator for me.
Bill: Consistently working out with the help of the excellent, committed trainers has been the key to my success using this program.
If you live or work in Coppell, Valley Ranch, Irving, Lewisville, Las Colinas, Carrollton, Flower Mound, Grapevine, Addison, Corinth, Highland Village, Dallas, and Famers Branch, the Coppell Group Personal Training is just minutes away from you. Get You In Shape’s programs include the Get You In Shape Group Personal Training, 24 Day Challenge, sports specific training, weight loss programs, Corporate wellness plans, nutrition plans, core fitness training, strength training, toning and more. Clients include athletes (golf, basketball, tennis, football, track, baseball, baseball, volleyball, and softball) corporate executives, professionals, weekend warriors, cheerleaders, dancers, models, stay at home moms, and anyone looking for results.
Owner Brad Linder, has been featured in numerous newspapers and even as the fitness expert on the news 8 (ABC). Get You In Shape was also featured on The Doctor’s TV show as one of the top Fitness Companies in Texas. He continues to use the gifts that he has been given to help serve the needs others have when it come to being healthy, losing weight, sports, toning up, and overall fitness.
More information about Get You In Shape at www.getyouinshape.com