3 Incredible Stories

It is truly incredible to witness people change their lives. Everyone has their own motives and their own stories. There has been so many amazing transformations and we continue to see more and more. We wanted to share three of the transformations to not only inspire you, but to show you that everyone has their own story and regardless of what that story looks like or the struggles you may face, any outcome you put your mind to is possible. You have to be patient and trust yourself. 

Take a read through Lisa, Brittany and Mike’s own words talking about their journey to a better, healthier life. 

“Hey there, my name is Lisa! I was asked to write a transformation story, so here it goes. Honestly talking about myself is harder than doing the work.

I have always lived a pretty active lifestyle played sports, field hockey, skied, mountain biked in school and entering into my adult life I boxed for a long time and did/still do hot yoga, hike and bike. I had two children pretty close together, which slowed down some of my extracurricular activities but I’ve always remained active and have been pretty health focused on nutrition.

Fast forward, life happens… I had a pretty significant stressful period In my life, I went through divorce/was widowed. This definitely changed my life substantially, not only having been a business owner, now a single mother with little kiddos, trying to balance out life. Extreme stress set in and honestly took over my life. I gained over 100 pounds in less than a year, in 2016. I was still active and found that the harder I tried to lose the weight, the more piled on. And with the extra weight on, it was hard for me to do everything that I wanted to do physically. I ended up having a back injury which resulted in back surgery. I definitely feel like this was a result from not being as strong and active as I normally was and out of shape. I continued to try to lose weight, and change lifestyle, but nothing seemed to matter or make a difference.This is something I’ve never encountered before. 

Prior to, baby weight/just keeping a healthy balance lifestyle I was able to lose weight and stay in shape. 

This was different. I did a lot of research on my own and ended up going through a weight management program which helped me understand the severe hormonal imbalance issue that I had brought on by stress. At the time they were encouraging me to do a gastric bypass surgery, which is not something I was interested in doing as food has never been my issue. He did help me refocus some of my nutrition, and recognize the foods that are inflammatory in my body and with hormone imbalances. After doing my research, I decided I wanted to try a more intense weight lifting program (which is where I started at Get Fit 2 1/2 years ago) and incorporate walking as those combined would help lower my cortisol/stress levels. So I joined Get Fit, and have absolutely loved it. 

I love the fact that I can just go to the gym and do the exercises that are already pre-planned out. I don’t have to think about it. I just do them in a setting where everybody is very encouraging and welcoming. I was worried about re-injuring my back when I started, but the coaches are very dedicated to focusing on lifting and training in proper form. Once I started finally seeing results, it made me even more dedicated to going to the gym. I love utilizing the Styku scanner. I do it every month, the same week that I do my monthly weigh in to keep me on track. I’m a visual person, so seeing the results that way means more to me than the number on the scale. But if you want me to brag, I have lost a little over 125 pounds since I started at Get Fit 2 1/2 years ago! I’m almost at my goal, and back to where I used to be which feels incredible. I feel like “me” again.

Since joining the gym, I feel so much stronger and love challenging myself and anybody else who is willing, love those finishers! I am so]o thankful to the coaches and everyone in my life being so supportive and encouraging. Although I’ve always been part of some type of gym, I know it’s very hard to take that first step joining a gym or starting something new. If I can share any message, if you want to get your life back or get on track or just looking for something new, I highly recommend Get Fit NH. It’s truly been a blessing in my eyes.

“I’m Brittany Picard and I started at GetFitNH on Oct 31 of 2022. I’m 33 years old.

I have been overweight/obese for as long as I can remember. I have lost weight and then gained it back plus some and repeated this cycle multiple times. I’ve done many different diets but nothing was ever sustainable. I have had numerous knee injuries that started back when I was in 3rd grade and has ultimately led to 2 knee surgeries (1 on each knee). My weight has been a big factor in these injuries and healing from them.

I started at GetFitNH after talking with one of my coworkers about needing to join a gym again. It has been the best place for me. I have lost over 70lbs since joining. My eating habits have improved overall. I have become significantly stronger and been able to do things i didn’t think I could. Most important to me is that it is making it so I have more energy and can physically do more activities with my kids, especially my 2 year old. 

A large part of why I have been successful there is because of the coaches. They are attentive, check in if you haven’t been there in a couple of days, and push you to be the best you. I did my first ever pull up (band attached) with Tyler’s help and encouragement. I deadlifted more than my body weight after Dylan declined to tell me the weight I was going to be lifting. This sounds bad but he did it because he knew I could do it and I would just get in my own head if I thought too much about it. I appreciated that more than he knows. And as silly and small as it sounds, I can now do lunges without being attached to a band thanks to encouragement from Ashley. In the past my knees have popped out when doing this but now I can do them and do them with weights. Meagan kicks my butt on the regular and has helped me in more ways then I can count.

I have nothing but amazing things to say about GetFitNH. Thank you for being my place. You all have truly helped me to change my life for the better.”

“My Transformation Journey: From Desk Job Weight Gain to Strength and Self-Confidence

As a software engineer, the transition to full-time work from home in 2020 took a toll on my health. Long hours sitting at a desk led to weight gain, and it took a wake-up call from my daughter to make me realize just how unhealthy I had become. Concerned about my well-being, I embarked on a journey to reclaim my health and vitality.

The turning point came during a doctor's visit where I received a sobering diagnosis: pre-diabetes. Facing the prospect of medication, I made a firm decision to pursue a natural approach to wellness. Armed with a prescription for diet and exercise, I set out to prove that I could reverse my condition without pharmaceutical intervention.

Enter Get Fit NH, a complete fitness program that would become the cornerstone of my transformation. Offering a comprehensive range of features, including 3D scanning, coaching, and menu ideas, Get Fit NH provided me with the tools and support I needed to succeed.

But it wasn't just about hitting the gym; I immersed myself in learning about fitness and nutrition, determined to understand the science behind my journey.

One of the most crucial lessons I learned early on was the importance of finding personal motivation and setting achievable goals. Drawing from my experience as a musician, I approached my fitness goals with a sense of pragmatism, focusing on small, realistic milestones rather than overwhelming myself with grandiose expectations. Whether it was mastering a new workout safely or simply getting my name on the gym's milestone board, each achievement fueled my determination to keep pushing forward.

As the pounds began to melt away and my adult acne cleared up, colleagues in the office noticed a newfound sense of confidence reflected in my improved posture. Moreover, during remote calls and virtual meetings, they had already observed enhanced energy and engagement. Additionally, I found relief from my allergies and restless leg syndrome. These changes were not only visible but also tangible evidence of the progress I was making on my journey towards wellness.

But perhaps the most significant transformation occurred within. Through deep self-reflection, I confronted my unhealthy relationship with food and discovered the root causes of my overeating habits. By challenging false beliefs of 'entitlement' and 'being successful', I began to redefine my relationship with food, paving the way for lasting change.

Today, I stand not only lighter in weight but also stronger and more self-confident. The migraines and back pain that once plagued me are now distant memories, replaced by a newfound sense of energy and vitality. And while the journey continues, I no longer fear plateaus; instead, I embrace the concept of "maintaining" my progress, knowing that true wellness is a lifelong commitment.

My journey is far from over, and I'm eager to share more insights and experiences along the way. So if you're embarking on your own transformation journey or simply seeking inspiration, don't hesitate to reach out. Together, we can achieve our health and fitness goals and live our best lives.

Keep pushing, keep striving, and never lose sight of the incredible potential that lies within you.”

These stories are touching and have made serious impacts on each of them. Lisa feels like herself again, Brittany can easily play with her kids and Mike not only eliminated a lot of health issues, but he found a healthy mindset with food. These are all HUGE changes to life and it was made possible by THEM. We give you all the tools to succeed, but it is ultimately up to you to use those tools. Lisa, Brittany and Mike have proven this and have not only changed their lives, but they have inspired so many people along the way to do the same. We are so incredibly proud and are lucky to not only watch, but be apart of their incredible journeys. 

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