Hey, friends! Hope you are enjoying this week of sunshine and warm temps! It’s definitely feeling like summertime!
We had an amazing first week of June at the studio! We started off summer at TransFit with a bang!! New KickBox and Flexibility and Core sessions began, along with new Transformer and regular small group training sessions. We are also providing 1-1 sessions for those who would like personal training or specific goals.
The TransFit team wants to challenge each of you to try something new this summer! Sign up for a variety of classes and change up your normal routine. If you’re home with the kids this summer, we have Transformer and TransFlex classes on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m., as well as early morning times. Our goal is to help provide you more opportunities for time in the studio with us to help you reach your transformation goals! Log into our MindBody app and find a new class that fits your schedule! You’re guaranteed to work different muscle groups and meet new friends!
Today, we want to feature a group of clients who tried something new. We’re very proud of their commitment to whole body transformation at home and in their workplace, and we want to share with you their transformation stories!
Located here in Athens, University Cancer and Blood Center (UCBC) recently participated in TransFit’s corporate wellness program. More than 30 of their employees signed up for a 12-week journey to better health and nutrition!
TransFit’s Nutrition Consultant Katie Woodall visited the UCBC weekly highlighting a different nutrition topic at each session. Starting with the foundation of good nutrition, she also provided a plan for adding exercise to their everyday routine. The group covered topics like cleaning out the pantry/fridge, eating healthy on-the-go and at restaurants, meal prepping, the shopping pathway at the grocery store and much more.
Participants received weekly meal plans that also included grocery shopping lists and recipes, as well as, an exercise plan for each week. This group was always up for the challenge! We challenged them throughout the program to food journaling, eating more fruits and vegetables, and drinking up to 100 ounces of water. Of course, prizes were involved for challenge winners and at the end of the program for individuals with the most progress!
But one of the keys to their transformation was accountability, and UCBC understood that for their employees’ success with the program! Participants weighed in each week to help them stay on track with their progress and toward reaching their goals. At the beginning and end of the program, we took body measurements, including body fat percentage and body mass index (BMI).
We want to highlight a few of their successes…
Lost 22.8 pounds, 4.2% body fat & reduced his BMI 3.1 points!
Lost 18.2 pounds, 13.5 inches, 3.6% body fat & reduced her BMI 2.9 points!
Lost 9.2 pounds, 8.75 inches, 2.7% body fat!
Lost 9.4 pounds, 15 inches, 3.6% body fat!
Lost 17.6 pounds, 18.5 inches, & reduced her BMI 2.9 points!
One of the clients, Pam, had incredible results that she wanted to share.
"When our physicians presented the opportunity for our office staff to have nutritional counseling, I jumped at the chance to participate. The idea of having someone provide a meal plan with recipes really appealed to me and I was tired of the excess weight that I had gained.
I am fortunate to have a husband that was willing to try the meal plan and have my food ready when I came home each day so that was helpful, but I did the prep work on Sunday and found that to be an exciting part of the week. I found myself being more aware of the nutritional value of the items that I was purchasing and started buying a variety of vegetables and fruits. I also found that I was sleeping better and had more energy since giving up processed items and diet drinks. I enjoyed getting back to walking and having the energy to do my 3 miles several times a week. My biggest accomplishment was finding that my lab work and blood pressure had returned to a normal result when I had my physical near the end of our 12 week plan. This was so exciting to me since diabetes and heart disease are illnesses in my family history. I felt like a winner!
I have continued to be aware of my dietary intake and still have a few pounds to lose before I look to maintaining my weight, but I feel that this goal is attainable. I still enjoy my morning smoothies or yogurt parfait for breakfast and love my crockpot recipes for our supper. I am so glad that I have all of my meal plans, recipes, and nutritional information that we received to use as my guide as I continue this pathway to healthy living. I'm grateful to our physicians for getting this program in the work place and for my coworkers that provided encouraging words along the journey."
Many others were committed to the 12-week program! They attended weekly nutrition sessions and weigh-ins, food journaled and exercised regularly. Individuals with success toward their transformation goals were consistent with good nutrition and exercise and had amazing results!
We are proud of each of them for trying something new, whether it was exercising or incorporating nutritious foods into their everyday lifestyle. UCBC and their program’s participants recognized the value of whole body health and made a commitment to honor their bodies with better nutrition. TransFit helped by giving them a plan, extra motivation and encouragement, and most importantly accountability!
Do you own a business and want to learn more about TransFit’s corporate wellness programs? Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. We would love to help your employees transform in reaching their whole body health goals!