ATTENTION SIZZLIN' SUMMER SLIMDOWN WINNERS!!!
Is that you? Could be!
We have officially started the planning process and we are getting so excited! The reveal party is where (you guessed it) we will be revealing the teams who had the most points over the 6 weeks. I can tell you simply by judging the halfway scans that the competition is FIERCE!
We will be handing out over $5000 in cash prizes- wowza! Remember it is the top 3 teams who walk away with the green and you MUST BE PRESENT to get the moola. We'll provide the S3 compliant grub, you just bring yourself (and your family if you want!)
So, the details!
Saturday, June 24th at 10 AM we will get started with food and socializing then we will get right into results, top 10 teams and WINNERS (and cash of course!) We promise not to keep you too long on a Saturday, but we do want to celebrate a job well done by all. Please join us for the celebration!!!
Check out last year's winning team!!!
The one and only Kristine Girard! The day we gained Kristine was a bright day at Get Fit NH. This woman brings me so many smiles and so much joy. She works her butt off, she loves a good challenge and to top it all off she is s-a-s-s-y and I love it! Since Kristine has joined the family she has seen some serious results. She did fantastic in the 2016 Sizzlin' Summer Slimdown contest and dropped about 20 pounds and has kept it off!
Recently she has had to take a time out to have surgery and she sent me such a special note. I had to ask her if I could share it, because her note struck a topic that we don't hear about. Everyone talks about the fat loss, the inches lost, the strength gained...no body really talks about how training has a dramatic impact on your insides, your blood flow, your recovery, etc. So here is what she sent me less than a week after her surgery!
I wanted to let you know my surgeon attributed the success to my high risk surgery to the good shape I'm in. I have Get Fit NH to thank for that.
In specific, there was a very low level of bleeding during the recovery. This enabled my surgeon to see the operating area better. Robotics was used. It was crucial she had a clear view! She attributed that to my good vascular condition from working out.
Who knew?! 🙂
As we get older the possibility of having to have surgery increases, this we all know. The best message Get Fit can send is working out will up the success rate of any upcoming surgeries! But.. you coaches already knew that!! 🙂
Just wanted to say THANKS! Joining Get Fit was the best choice I made a couple (coming up on 2 yrs) of years ago!!"
Thank you for the note, Kristine! I am so glad you chose to join the family (almost) 2 years ago. We are lucky to have you. Happy recovery! Can't wait to have you back!
If the headline caught your attention then you DEFINITELY appreciate a challenge and a little competition, so wait until you hear what we have in store for you now!
In April we ran a class wide attendance challenge. The challenge was for EVERYONE in the training hour to show up OR contact a coach before a coach contacted them and 5 AM made it happen, which was pretty amazing. Because of their dedication they earned a big breakfast made by yours truly! It was great fun. It was so much fun that we decided to give it another go except with new and improved rules (we know how much you love rules!)
This one is SPECIFICALLY for Fun Fridays! We have calculated the average attendance for each training hour on all Fridays in May and they can all use a little love 🙂 so we are here to intervene! We are looking to INCREASE the average over the next 6 weeks.
Each week we are going to count up the numbers and report each training hours increase (or decrease). If you attend a different training hour it still positively impacts YOUR training hour. If you are not able to be here it will NEGATIVELY impact your training hour UNLESS you have a MYZONE and you show us a movement that day on your activity calendar OR if you take a training selfie and send it to us 🙂 (Hey we all need to be accountable, right?) If you train two days per week your attendance will NOT negatively impact your training hour, so keep doing what you are doing!
Fun Fridays are too amazing to miss! We promise to make it the best hour of your day! Just show up, work hard and wear your RED shirt for Red shirt Friday!!!
Monday was AMAZING! Thank you for joining us on Memorial Day for a super fun training hour. 82 of you all in the house. It truly amazes us and fills us up with great joy to see that many of you spend an hour of your morning with us.
We always do a fundraiser at our Memorial Day training to support the Veteran's who are still with us, but struggling. Operation Hat Trick is a fantastic operation who provide incredible support to our struggling NEW HAMPSHIRE Vets!
On Monday we raised almost $600 to send to this amazing organization!
We do not take for granted how amazing you are- Thank You!
If you asked me to list reasons why I absolutely adore Evelyn I could truly go on and on. This woman is the life of the party. You cannot possibly have a bad day when Evelyn is in the room. She brightens the room with her smile and her humor fills the room with laughs and joy. I am thrilled to have her at the 6:45 class. We are definitely the lucky ones. Her willingness to be coached, have fun and lend a helping hand is admirable. Here is what she has to say...
First let me say how humbled I am that I was picked to be the spotlight. I started my journey with Get Fit in December of 2016. When I joined I was looking to help improve my strength and help tone my body. I have lost over a hundred pounds since 2012 yet I had only really focused on cardio and portion control of my meals. Once joining Get Fit I immediately felt the changes in my muscles. Not just because I felt sore after every workout, it was a good sore, it was a sore that you knew change was happening. I could see the definition and shape taking place in muscles I didn't know existed!! Not only was I seeing the changes but I was feeling them too. I feel stronger, and I have better balance. The group training has been great it keeps it fun! When your having fun, time flies by! Having people at all different fitness levels makes me feel so comfortable and not afraid to make the modifications that I need for any injuries that I have. The color band system is great, I love knowing that I'm pushed on exercises that I can be pushed and challenged on, and then watched and modified on those exercises that I shouldn't be pushing myself due to injury or other restrictions. I feel like all the coaches really take an interest in each and every student to know what's going on with them and make sure that everybody exercises safely. I also love the family like atmosphere. I may not know everyone's name ( I'm trying to! ) but it doesn't change the fact that we're all supportive and help one another through every class!I really am happy that I stumbled across this gym on Facebook. Ironically enough once I got there I found lots of people I know and are even related to that go there as well!! Personally I would recommend this gym to anyone and everyone because it doesn't matter if you're young, old, fit or unfit they will make the class fit you!! Thank you to all my 6:45pm class peeps, and Coaches Adam, Cari and Meagan for all your support and awesomeness! On 3.... 1,2,3. MAKE IT HAPPEN! ! WOO HOO! !
You can feel her enthusiasm in her post above, can't you? I am grateful to have Evelyn train with us at 6:45. She brightens my day and those around her!
Keep making it happen,
This Thursday is the Rock N’ Race – where did THAT come from?
The shirts and bibs have been retrieved! They will be ready for pick up WEDNESDAY between 2pm and 8pm in Concord for those who train in Concord and between 12pm and 8pm for Epsom friends
DON'T FORGET: We are open Wednesday afternoon and evening this week and closed Thursday afternoon so we can all participate! Morning training hours will remain the same Thursday!
Meeting Place and Time: We will meet up to pass out remaining shirts/bibs and get a team photo at the Eagle Square Clock at 5:30pm. We will be the team with the white Rock N Race shirts ;-)!
If you have any further questions please let me know!
Mark your calendars for a schedule change and a family training opportunity! On Memorial Day we get together as one big happy family. This year we are combining our Memorial Day family training with Training for a Cause! Brilliant, right? Memorial Day is about honoring our nations men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom so it just makes sense to take this opportunity to donate to Operation Hat Trick (OHT). For those of you who are not familiar with OHT they are dedicated to American service members as they recover from the visible and invisible wounds of war. They help them move past the traumas of battle so they can focus on their lives and families at home. Donations are appreciated. We especially love that all of the money raised stays in New Hampshire to help our own. So mark your calendar, dig out your red, white and blue and let’s have some fun while doing some good!
When: Monday, May 29, 2017
Time: 8 AM - 9:15 AM
Location: Get Fit NH Concord
Kim Lapomardo is shining bright after 6 years of training! I asked Kim to be in the spotlight because her attitude is so positive, her results are real and her mindset is spot on. Training is a forever game. Ultimately we are all training to make life on this earth easier and more enjoyable - Kim totally gets that. She gets in here, she works hard every single time and she is receptive to coaching. I love having her in our 6:45 training hour. This is what she has to say:
1. What was your absolute biggest challenge prior to starting at Get Fit NH?
Fear!! I’d have to say my biggest challenge prior to joining was my fear of failure. I was afraid I wouldn’t be able to stick with the program and end up quitting. Or that I would be surrounded by a bunch of intimidating bodybuilder types. Or that I just wouldn’t fit in. I was definitely scared.
2. What changed after you started?
Within the first month my confidence had definitely improved and the fears I had were nonexistent. I attribute this to the welcoming nature of the Get Fit family.
3. What specific results can you share?
Having been at Get Fit NH for 6 years now, I’ve achieved many small goals and some major ones. I think the result I am most proud of is training through two pregnancies. It was so incredibly hard some days, and I won’t lie, sometimes I didn’t even make it in. The fact that I pushed through lended itself to two easy births and speedy recoveries. If you had told me 3 years ago what I was going to achieve I wouldn’t have believed you, I didn’t think I was strong enough!
4. What would you say to somebody on the fence about joining?
Just come! The worst that could happen is that you find the program isn’t for you. The best thing that could happen is that you find a welcoming bunch of people that you look forward to seeing and working out with each day!
5. What has kept you coming back all these years?
Over the years there have been many things that kept me coming back. Sometimes I’m working towards a specific weight loss goal, or working on picking up heavier weights. At one point I was getting in shape for my wedding, then prepping to have a baby. Now as a stay at home mom I make sure to get into the gym for my mental sanity! Generally, though I keep coming back because I really do miss training when I’m not there.
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience, Kim. Real people. Real results. You too can make it happen!
A couple of weeks ago I posted a few questions on my Facebook page for some of our students to answer. I wanted to share with the world WHY our students ever walked through our doors, WHY they choose to stay and what results they are most proud of. Today's world is being taken over by obesity, diabetes, cancer, heart disease and it is up to US to help spread the good word and change the world! Here's what people are saying...
Katie says: I kept driving past it A LOT and was in the market for a new gym as the Y was not cutting it for me. It has all of the components that make exercise successful for me. Incremental instruction, boat loads of encouragement, and lots of fun and laughs along the way. With a dose of competition thrown in. I am constantly surprised with what my body really can do given the right environment and encouragement. And I've found it is my new form of moving meditation. It keeps my mind engaged enough that I actually find relaxing while challenging at the same time. Thank you!
Audrey says: I knew Dean from 6 years ago and I know his story. I figured he reached his health and fitness goals so why not learn from him! I stay because I like the variety and all of the trainers and it is fun! I am most proud that I have stuck to faithfully going and healthy eating.
Heidi says: I came to Get Fit NH because of the free trial period. I love the variety of trainings, the people and the coaches! I am most proud that I can now do a real chin up!
Karen concurs with Heidi, except she is most proud that she can hang on the chin up bar for more than 10 seconds!
Kim says: I chose Get Fit after a bit of online research. I knew I wouldn't stick with any old run of the mill gym. I needed a program. I stay because I have made real friends who are like family and I look forward to seeing them. Now that I have two kids I also go for my sanity! I am most proud that I have tuck with it for 5 or 6 years now!
Stacy says she started because a friend told her about it. She stays because of her 6:15 family and she is most proud of her new eating habits!
Brenda says: I started because I was caring for aging parents . If I can be strong and fit now, then I will go into my own senior years in a much better place than they are/were. I stay because I NEED someone to tell me to pick up more weight, do just one more squat thrust, keep going, keep going, keep going. I am not good at a gym where I'm given a program and expected to do it on my own. I NEED coaches to COACH me and motivate and encourage me! The thing I am most proud of is that I stick with it....4 days/week for 2 years now. I have never ever been this successful at a fitness routine....it's the coaching and the changing routines and the camaraderie.
Emma says: I came to Get Fit NH because of my mom- the one and only Trish! I really enjoy the support I get from the coaching team. It's like "Cheers". I go where everyone knows my name. I am So. Much. Stronger. Like so much.
Scott says he came to Get Fit NH because he saw the Get Fit mobile. He stays because he loves the training variety and he is most proud of the strength he has gained and the way he looks!
Brian is here because of the Best Bar Ever- especially the cookie dough!
Real people. Real results. What are you waiting for?
Make it happen!
Voting season is here! Thank you for helping us win for our 8th year in the Hippo "Best of" awards. There is no doubt we have the best students in the whole world- thank you!
We are moving on to the Concord Cappies 2017! Last year we finally took first place for "Best Fitness Center or Health Club." In previous years we have been taken down by PF!
In order to get this win we need YOUR help!
Please head back to VoteGetFitNH.com to vote for Get Fit NH!
This survey is easy breezy- no need to vote for 15 categories to qualify.
Question 31: Best Fitness Center: Get Fit NH Concord and Epsom
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We appreciate your help so much!
Make it Happen!
THE Get Fit NH Team