Congrats to both Meredith Adams and Jennifer Farris!
Client of the month Meredith Adams
Meredith is a Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation physician who works specifically on spine and musculoskeletal medicine. She is from here (McKinney) and there (Seattle).
She joined GYIS because “Ironically, I developed episodic low back pain and knew I needed to develop and maintain core strength to prevent future episodes.” Before joining, “ I never had a problem wanting to be active but was very bored with the more typical visit to the gym and knew it was time to get back to exercising after having 2 kids. I knew within 2 or 3 classes that I had found the answer to my exercise frustration…finally! Being a spine specialist, I also realized early on that the program was conscientious about proper mechanics and that it was well-balanced in terms of strength and cardio.”
Meredithhas benefited most from the addition of Cardio Club, “ which came for me personally at just the right time in terms of my fitness. I realized I needed to step it up somehow and then here came KTC…The best thing about Get You In Shape is knowing that if I go consistently, I will get a great workout of each body region, as well as progress my cardio, and that it will be done safely and at the appropriate progression.There are other interval training-based programs out there that are unsafe and push clients too hard too soon. This leads to injury which ultimately leads to downtime and discouragement– I hear it every day from my patients. The program is also very encouraging no matter where you are in your fitness level or from where you have started.”
“I lost 7 pounds in my first month of the Get you In Shape program and another 5 in my second month. After five months, I am down 25 pounds.”I joined to improve my core strength and rid myself of back pain and I have noticed unbelievable improvement.I started boot camp nearly 4 years ago and haven’t had back pain now for over 3 years.I have lost probably 8 pounds or so but have improved my lean body mass significantly so I have decreased in size.When I added Cardio Club, I was initially very tired during the day, but within 6 weeks or so that went away and now I have more energy than ever.I sleep like a rock, too!I have learned a great deal about core strengthening through this journey as well, which has helped me professionally in advising patients.” Her total cholesterol is 27 points lower, her LDL is 30 points lower and her resting heart rate is 15 points lower. “ So, KTC and being sore for 4 years has ( somehow?!) been good for me. Ha.”
Meredith would tell others that “Get You In Shape is a fantastic program. It is a full body exercise done the right way. It’s great to exercise outdoors. It’s fun, it’s safe and the trainers do a great jobdesigning workouts and motivating clients.
Client of the month Jennifer Fariss
Jennifer Farissis a stay at home mom with a set of young twins and has been in Coppell about 8 years.
Before joining Get You In Shape, she had always made it a priority to exercise,so working out was not a new concept for her. Thepast 3 years, she was staying home with her twins. “Early months with two babies results in very little sleep and not much exercise. Once we got into a rhythm with having two little ones…and started getting the rest we needed, we slowly made our way back to the gym. That left me with little progress though. I needed something DIFFERENT. I was in a rut doing the same thing, day in and day out with NO results. That’s not to knock anyone who works out at a gym, I personally just needed someone to tell me to do those exercises I would not likely do on my own…rather than just the same routine on the treadmill or the elliptical.” Her sister-in-law had joined Get You In Shape and told her about it. She did some reading online and decided to sign up. “I think at first, I made a 3 month commitment. Since then, I’ve signed year long contracts. I LOVE it!”
Her first impression was “ I can do this”. “It was tough, but there were a variety of fitness levels represented. I quickly made friends with some moms of small children. It’s definitely a community. Now I consider my 6:30 class regulars to be friends!”
Jennifer is a firm believer in the benefits of Advocare. “ I’ve done the 24 day challenge a couple of times. We use Spark daily. Can’t live without it:-). Another tool that helped me was the Biggest Winner Contest… I started using My Fitness Pal to track what I was eating. That really got me into a discipline of knowing what exactly was going in. I also had the good fortune of winning one of the Polar watches during a drawing. I LOVE having a tool that tells me how many calories I burn during a work out. And now that I’m also doing Cardio Club, it’s really awesome to see those numbers.”
Jennifer loves the personal trainers at Get You In Shape. Well, who doesn’t? “The trainers have our best interests in mind. I genuinely appreciate their eagerness to grow in the knowledge of health and exercise and pass that along to us, as the client. I’m thankful for their willingness to listen to clients and always ask “ what can we do to help you?”The ever-changing workouts produce better results and the frequent class times “ give you NO excuse to miss.”
Since starting the program, Jennifer has lost about 30 pounds, with the biggest loss coming through this year’s Biggest Winner contest. “ That really gave me the kick-start I needed. I’ve been able to keep it off, and still continue to lose more. I’ve made the 3 month commitment to Cardio Club this summer. My first mile time was between 11 and 12. My fastest time came this month at 8:19.I’ve been able to get rid of a lot of clothes that are too big. That feels really good, by the way:).
Jennifer would like to tell people “ try it for a month, at least. If you do, you will be hooked. They say it takes 30 days of doing something to create a habit… that is definitely what happened with me. It gives me more energy to keep up with 2 active toddlers. I sleep well. I feel better overall. You have to make your health a priority. Period.”
Get You In Shape is a Group Personal Training program in Coppell, TX. Get You In Shape serves citizens who live and work in Coppell, Irving, Valley Ranch, Lewisville, Flower Mound, Grapevine, Las Colinas, Farmers Branch, Corinth, Carrollton, Plano and other Dallas cities.