Carol Jackson is a Behavior Specialist for the Frisco ISD. She resides in Coppell, TX.
Q: What was your life like before joining the Get You In Shape Program?
I was leading a very sedentary life. I was eating unhealthy food and did not work out or exercise. I had gained weight and my biometric screening from a doctor’s visit showed my numbers all going in the wrong direction. I knew I needed to make a lifestyle change or my long-term health was at risk.
Q: Why did you decide to join the Get You In Shape program?
I saw an ad on Facebook and decided to give it a try. I had over the years tried various exercise programs but had not kept up with any of them long term. I may have paid for them long term but attending was inconsistent.
Q: What was your first impression from the Get You In Shape program?
The first week I was with several other new clients. We worked with one of the trainers to learn the various exercises. I enjoyed the personal attention and the encouragement to keep trying since I was very out of shape. Once the first week was over, I joined the bigger group. All the clients were very friendly, and trainers assisted with modifications to meet me at my fitness level. I enjoyed the variety workouts-kick boxing, cardio, core training. I have been with GYIS for 2 1/2 years and continue to look forward to working out and competing in new challenges. I recently competed individually and with a team in the Biggest Winner Challenge. Our team won the group award and I was one of two individual winners.
Q: What have been some of the tools you have used that have benefited you?
GYIS has several online resources to help with meal planning and grocery shopping which helped me to “Follow the darn instructions”. I also like the VIP Facebook page to get daily tips and motivation from the trainers and clients. I feel like the new “Slim and Trim” program from Advocare helped me reach my individual goals and win the contest.
Q: How is the Get You In Shape program different from other programs you have tried before?
The trainers and the Linder’s care about your experience and success. They are there to help you each step of the way. The clients are friendly and encouraging making going to work out fun. If you miss, people are like “Where have you been?” Everyone is supportive!
Q: What results and benefits have you experienced in the Get You In Shape Program?
I have lost about 20 pounds over my journey. I’ve had my little regressions and have had to lose some of the same pounds over but my overall fitness has improved and I feel so much better. I’ve currently recommitted to making my health a priority by working out consistently and “Following the darn instructions” to lose additional weight. I followed the Slim and Trim program for 6 weeks and lost about 16 pounds. I went shopping and was able to fit in a size smaller jeans. My hibernating skinny clothes in the back of the closet, fit again.
Q: What would you say to anyone looking at this program?
I would encourage them to give it 6 weeks. Commit to following the instructions and see the results you can achieve!!! You won’t want to stop after 6 weeks! It’s a great organization!!
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 Shapeâ��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 Doctorâ��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