Monday, April 21, 2014

Welcome new Cypress Camp: Coles Crossing Texas Fit Chicks




Coles Crossing Texas Fit Chicks
M / T / TH at 5 AM
Sampson Elementary School
16002 Coles Crossing Drive  Cypress, TX  77429
Phone (281) 250-4750

What to Bring
Exercise mat
Dumbbells (5 – 8 lbs)
Stability Ball (on Thursdays)
Water & Sweat Towel


My name is Trish Josephs and I am so excited to be bringing Texas Fit Chicks Boot Camps to Cypress, TX!  I will be your trainer and am so looking forward to working with you to reach your fitness goals.

I have lived in Cypress for 15 years, currently in Coles Crossing. I am married and have a 12 year old son. I am a graduate of Southeast Missouri State University, and received my personal training certification from Professional Fitness Instructor Training in Houston, TX.  

All my life I have had a passion for fitness. I have had my own struggles with weight gain and actually had gestational diabetes with my son, but was able to beat it with exercise and proper nutrition. I believe that neither exercise nor nutrition has to be boring…but that a high-energy workout and a creative balanced meal can be the absolute best part of any day!  




and check out Texas Fit Chicks on the web
What is Texas Fit Chicks? 
We create a fun environment for women to lose weight and get FIT! With over 125 camp times and locations across the state of Texas, we are the leader in womens' fitness. Our trainers are all (female) nationally certified and have a true passion for helping other women GET fit or STAY fit! Designed to be modified for all ages and levels of fitness, Texas Fit Chicks Boot Camp will change the way you look at fitness and yourself! We think every woman should have access to a trainer, at an affordable price. We believe that there is no need to yell, scream or intimidate women into working out and pushing themselves. Our trainers encourage you to push to the next level in a safe and effective way. You won't ever get bored or do the same workout twice! We have many clients that have been with us since we started, in 2009.
Our program is designed to dramatically change the way you look and feel in as little as 4 weeks. Our workouts and female fitness experts can help you reach your goals, in a healthy, sustainable way. Texas Fit Chicks includes a full body composition from your trainer before and after your session, and a free meal plan from a nutritionist to maximize your boot camp results. This plan includes family friendly recipes and printable grocery lists to make healthy eating simple.
For a full list of our locations, please visit our website www.texasfitchicks.com Are you a certified trainer interested in joining our team? Find out more here: www.fitchicktrainers.com

Sunday, April 20, 2014

#1 Way to Flatten your abs PLUS exercises to target lower abs



I've always had issues with my lower abs. They just don't look the same after having 3 kids. It didn't help that I had 3 C-sections! I would argue that for most women, it's probably one of the most difficult places to firm up. Sometimes if you've got excess skin, there just won't be a way to completely be rid of it all, but there are definitely ways to  tighten things up. 

The number one thing you can do to flatten that area is to keep your diet clean. Sorry, there's not a magic exercise (although the routine below will target that area) and there's not a magic pill, but eating well 90% of the time and indulging just 10% of the time will get you results! How bad do you want it? If you are willing to make a few changes throughout the week and build on those, you can quickly change your body - and more importantly - how you feel! Here are a few quick tips on getting on a clean eating track....Eating out is extremely difficult when you're trying to change your habits. You have no idea how they really prepared the food, and very few restaurants offer 'clean' meals. If you can prepare your own food for the first couple of weeks, and eat out as little as possible, that will help tremendously. 

Say no to sugar for a week. Analyze the food labels and if it's got more than 11g per serving, nix it. Avoid cream-based salad dressings. A perfectly healthy salad can quickly become more fattening than a cheeseburger when you top with ranch, croutons, cheese....etc. Eliminate alcohol. That will quickly undo the work you've done if you finish the day with a couple of glasses of wine. Check out the calorie content in the number of oz you are drinking, and relate that to a twinkie. Would you eat a twinkie right before bed? Probably not - but your body doesn't know the difference between drinking your calories and eating them :)

Here is a workout routine that will really target those hard-to-reach lower abs. If you're a beginner, do 1 set of each 10-15 reps. Intermediate will do 2 sets of each movement and up the reps to 20-30. Advanced girls do 3 sets of each with up to 50 reps. 

Toe-to-Sky Hip Raise - Lying on a mat, keep hands out on either side for balance and stability, legs vertical and together. Keeping legs vertical throughout, lift hips off mat slowly, then back down. 

Oblique Crunch w/ Elevated Legs - You can use your couch for this one, place legs on top of couch, keeping quads in a vertical position. As you bring your shoulders off the ground, twist to the right and on the next rep, twist toward the left. 

Knee Tuck - If you have a bench or an ottoman you can use that for this next exercise. Lean back, holding the back of the bench - legs straight out. Bring your bent knees up to your chest and repeat

Reverse Crunch - Lying on the bench, hands behind your head holding on for stability. Start with toes touching the floor. Keep your knees bent throughout the movement - allow your toes to lightly tap the floor on the downward move. 

Texas Fit Chicks Boot Camp will teach you more about how to change your body and your life! Our passion is helping women lead healthy lives, and become great examples to our children and families.



What is Texas Fit Chicks? 
We create a fun environment for women to lose weight and get FIT! With over 125 camp times and locations across the state of Texas, we are the leader in womens' fitness. Our trainers are all (female) nationally certified and have a true passion for helping other women GET fit or STAY fit! Designed to be modified for all ages and levels of fitness, Texas Fit Chicks Boot Camp will change the way you look at fitness and yourself! We think every woman should have access to a trainer, at an affordable price. We believe that there is no need to yell, scream or intimidate women into working out and pushing themselves. Our trainers encourage you to push to the next level in a safe and effective way. You won't ever get bored or do the same workout twice! We have many clients that have been with us since we started, in 2009.
Our program is designed to dramatically change the way you look and feel in as little as 4 weeks. Our workouts and female fitness experts can help you reach your goals, in a healthy, sustainable way. Texas Fit Chicks includes a full body composition from your trainer before and after your session, and a free meal plan from a nutritionist to maximize your boot camp results. This plan includes family friendly recipes and printable grocery lists to make healthy eating simple.

For a full list of our locations, please visit our website www.texasfitchicks.com Are you a certified trainer interested in joining our team? Find out more here: www.fitchicktrainers.com

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Success Story From Mckinney Texas Fit Chicks!

Penny, 

I wanted to say thank you! Since starting to train with you 4 weeks ago I have gone from the pic on the left to that on the right. Along with your training and getting back to eating clean, I've been able to make a positive change. Just wanted to say thank you and show you the proof that commitment to working out and eating right does work!!! Bring on bikini season!

A McKinney Texas TFC Chick






Join Mckinney Texas Fit Chicks 7:15PM camp

Contact:
Penny Tracy CPT 
Texas Fit Chicks Senior Trainer
Cooper Inst. Certified Boot Camp Instructor
Cooper Inst. Certified Personal Trainer
Penny@TexasFitChicks.com

Texas Fit Chicks I Miss Boot Camp Workout



















For each letter in “I Miss Boot Camp” you will do one exercise as described below.  While there is no substitute for your boot camp experience, this is a great workout that will get you sweaty and feeling STRONG!  So turn up the music and WORK IT!

Warm Up for 5-7 minutes

IYTWO Back Extension: lay down on stomach, arms extended overhead, legs extended back – keep them together and squeeze the booty throughout the set: 
  • lift arms and legs in “I” position – hold for 3 seconds then down
  • bring arms out to make a “Y” (thumbs up) – lift and hold for 3 seconds then down
  • bring arms to a “T” (palms down) – lift and hold for 3 seconds then down
  • bend arms bringing elbows to ribs making a “W” - lift and hold for 3 seconds then down
  • rotate arms bringing back of hands to low back to make an “O” - lift and hold for 3 seconds then down
  • Repeat series 5x

Manmakers: (this can be done with or without weights) start standing, drop to floor hands in front of feet, step/jump back to plank, pushup, row R arm up, pushup, row L arm up, walk/jump feet to hands, stand/jump up – that’s 1 rep.  Repeat 10x 

Inchworm: bring hands to floor, walk out to full plank (knees off the mat), walk feet to hands, stand up; repeat 10x

Squat to Upright Row: wide squat w/ toes out and weights in front of legs, stand up and bring weights up to collarbone/elbows out; repeat 15x

Side plank:  hold each side for 30 seconds; repeat each side for 20 seconds; repeat each side for 10 secs

Belly Buster Ladder:  10 crunches, 10 twists (right and left = 1); repeat but with 9 crunches, 9 twists; then 8/8, 7/7, etc…all the way down to 1/1

Overhead press with calf raise:  feet under hips/weights at collarbone – heel raise as you press weights overhead, then return; repeat 15x

Overhead Triceps extension in static split leg squat:  Split leg squat position with R foot forward/L leg back, bring arms overhead with one weight in hands/elbows close to the head – drop into the split leg squat and hold as you bend the elbows bringing weight behind the head, stay in the lunge as you return arms to start; repeat 10x, then switch leg stance and do again 10x (make sure to keep the elbows next to the head)

Tabata:  Pick your favorite exercise from pushups, squats to calf raise/squat jumps, or burpees; do it for 20 seconds, then 10 seconds rest; repeat 8x (it helps if you download a tabata timer app but you can do this with a regular timer too)

Challenge Plank:  How long can you hold a full plank (knees off the ground/hands under shoulders)?  Time yourself and don’t give up! 

Alternating Front Lunges: Weights at sides, alternate stepping foot forward and drop down into lunge, then return to standing, repeat with other leg – that’s one rep; repeat 10x total

Moving Squats: Weights at collarbone/feet together – step out to R and drop down into a wide squat, stand up bringing L leg to R (squeeze inner thighs!); repeat to R 3x (that’s 1 rep) then move to L 3x (that’s #2) – 10 reps (5 each direction)

Pushups 20x 

Repeat entire sequence 3x

Cool down for 7-10 minutes, make sure you really stretch well! 

(I miss you all too….)

Heather Paul, CPT
Clear Lake Evening Texas Fit Chicks Trainer (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 7-8 pm)
heatherp@texasfitchicks.com
http://www.texasfitchicks.com/HeatherP
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What is Texas Fit Chicks? 

We create a fun environment for women to lose weight and get FIT! With over 125 camp times and locations across the state of Texas, we are the leader in womens' fitness. Our trainers are all (female) nationally certified and have a true passion for helping other women GET fit or STAY fit! Designed to be modified for all ages and levels of fitness, Texas Fit Chicks Boot Camp will change the way you look at fitness and yourself! We think every woman should have access to a trainer, at an affordable price. We believe that there is no need to yell, scream or intimidate women into working out and pushing themselves. Our trainers encourage you to push to the next level in a safe and effective way. You won't ever get bored or do the same workout twice! We have many clients that have been with us since we started, in 2009.
Our program is designed to dramatically change the way you look and feel in as little as 4 weeks. Our workouts and female fitness experts can help you reach your goals, in a healthy, sustainable way. Texas Fit Chicks includes a full body composition from your trainer before and after your session, and a free meal plan from a nutritionist to maximize your boot camp results. This plan includes family friendly recipes and printable grocery lists to make healthy eating simple.
For a full list of our locations, please visit our website www.texasfitchicks.com Are you a certified trainer interested in joining our team? Find out more here: www.fitchicktrainers.com


Monday, April 14, 2014

Welcome New Camp: West Plano Texas Fit Chicks!!



West Plano Texas Fit Chicks
T / Th / F at 5 a.m.
Special "Offer" - FREE week of class for the week of April 28th - May 2nd. 
To claim the offer email krysten@texasfitchicks.com

Phone (713) 852-7972
Trainer Krysten
Start Today!

What to Bring
Exercise mat
Dumbbells (5 – 8 lbs)
Stability Ball (on Thursdays)
Water & Sweat Towel


"After gaining 49 pounds while pregnant with my son, my best friend sent me a link to the Texas Fit Chicks website and a note that said simply, "OK, I think we should do this!" Our babies were 9 months old (mine) and 4 months old (hers), and we swallowed our pride and walked into that 5 a.m. class in Frisco with Aimee Storm as our trainer. That first class, we could barely hold a 10 second plank! As a former athlete, cheerleader, dancer, and exercise enthusiast, this was quite humbling, to say the least. But the motivation, encouragement, and contagious energy of the other women in our class kept us going (AND coming back to class!). Before I knew it, I'd lost 8 pounds and 10 inches in my first 5 week session! A year into my experience as a Texas Fit Chick, I was down 65 pounds, and I felt called to pay it forward to help other women like me: those who wanted to get back in shape, get in better shape, get in shape for the first time, or just take back ownership of their own body and life. So I became a trainer for this amazing organization, and I could not be more proud to be a part of the TFC Family! These women (both chicks and trainers) never cease to amaze me: they are humble, generous, kind, enthusiastic, loving, energetic, and overall just INCREDIBLE women. I hope you will decide to join our little family, too... we would love to have you and help you! Because really: if you do not take care of your body, where are you going to LIVE?"





and check out Texas Fit Chicks on the web



What is Texas Fit Chicks? 
We create a fun environment for women to lose weight and get FIT! With over 125 camp times and locations across the state of Texas, we are the leader in womens' fitness. Our trainers are all (female) nationally certified and have a true passion for helping other women GET fit or STAY fit! Designed to be modified for all ages and levels of fitness, Texas Fit Chicks Boot Camp will change the way you look at fitness and yourself! We think every woman should have access to a trainer, at an affordable price. We believe that there is no need to yell, scream or intimidate women into working out and pushing themselves. Our trainers encourage you to push to the next level in a safe and effective way. You won't ever get bored or do the same workout twice! We have many clients that have been with us since we started, in 2009.
Our program is designed to dramatically change the way you look and feel in as little as 4 weeks. Our workouts and female fitness experts can help you reach your goals, in a healthy, sustainable way. Texas Fit Chicks includes a full body composition from your trainer before and after your session, and a free meal plan from a nutritionist to maximize your boot camp results. This plan includes family friendly recipes and printable grocery lists to make healthy eating simple.
For a full list of our locations, please visit our website www.texasfitchicks.com Are you a certified trainer interested in joining our team? Find out more here: www.fitchicktrainers.com

Monday, April 7, 2014

Welcome New Camp: Pearland Texas Fit Chicks!




Pearland Texas Fit Chicks
MWF 7pm
1118 N Main St
Pearland 77581

Phone (713) 852-7972
Trainer Delvan

The first class is free to see how you like it!!

What to Bring
Exercise mat
Dumbbells (5 – 8 lbs)
Stability Ball (on Thursdays)
Water & Sweat Towel



Hello Future Texas Fit Chicks!

My name is Delvan Reaux and I will be your trainer for our Pearland Texas Fit Chicks location. 
I am super excited about helping YOU reach your goals in health and fitness. I have always been athletic playing volleyball, basketball, and running track throughout my school years, and also played basketball in college. I have a 9 year old son and a 2 year old daughter that keep me very active!

I received my undergraduate degree at the University of Houston in Psychology and went on to receive my MBA from the University of Phoenix. After working in Coprorate America for so many years, I decided to make a change and do something I enjoyed. I received my fitness certification in October of 2012 and I have been training kids that are obese and also have other medical conditions as well. I have branched out to adults and I love seeing my clients go through this fitness/health transformation!

I look forward to helping you on your journey as well! We can do this together!

Delvan Reaux, CPT



and check out Texas Fit Chicks on the web



What is Texas Fit Chicks?
We create a fun environment for women to lose weight and get FIT! With over 125 camp times and locations across the state of Texas, we are the leader in womens' fitness. Our trainers are all (female) nationally certified and have a true passion for helping other women GET fit or STAY fit! Designed to be modified for all ages and levels of fitness, Texas Fit Chicks Boot Camp will change the way you look at fitness and yourself! We think every woman should have access to a trainer, at an affordable price. We believe that there is no need to yell, scream or intimidate women into working out and pushing themselves. Our trainers encourage you to push to the next level in a safe and effective way. You won't ever get bored or do the same workout twice! We have many clients that have been with us since we started, in 2009.
Our program is designed to dramatically change the way you look and feel in as little as 4 weeks. Our workouts and female fitness experts can help you reach your goals, in a healthy, sustainable way. Texas Fit Chicks includes a full body composition from your trainer before and after your session, and a free meal plan from a nutritionist to maximize your boot camp results. This plan includes family friendly recipes and printable grocery lists to make healthy eating simple.
For a full list of our locations, please visit our website www.texasfitchicks.com
Are you a certified trainer interested in joining our team? Find out more here: www.fitchicktrainers.com


Texas Fit Chicks Summer Slimming Secrets!





It's not quite summer yet, but it's time to start thinking about the summer season. Bathing suits, pools, beaches, vacations, travel, ahhhh so invigorating! We got together here at Texas Fit Chicks to bring you just a few summer slimming secrets. Incorporate these secrets with your regular Texas Fit Chicks bootcamp workouts and you will be ready to rock this summer. Make 2014 YOUR best summer ever!!

1.  "Summerize" Your Water

Drinking water is a given! Our secret is to spice it up for summer. This not only makes your water taste yummy, but it also gets you in the summer spirit! So Texas Fit Chicks recommend you kick out all of those calorie rich beverages & "summerize" your water :) Here are some great ideas on how to do that: 

Infuse a pitcher of water with your favorite fruit
Add mint, other herbs, & fruit to a tray of ice cubes
Make detox water with lemon, mint, & cucumber...so refreshing! 
Try some apple cinnamon detox water



2. Wild Salmon

Your body not only needs fish but certain kinds of fish have beauty benefits as well!! Wild salmon (not farm raised) is a great option because it's one of the best sources for omega-3 fatty acids which makes for gorgeous summer skin that is supple and moisturized. Try some of our favorites like salmon sushi with brown rice or grilled salmon with steamed veggies. Salmon is an amazing summer superfood!



3. Slim down your portions

Limiting portions can help you lose weight especially when you couple it with your ongoing workout routine. Cutting down just a little bit on your portions may be exactly what you need to get off those few pounds before bikini season. Here are some portion control tips from Texas Fit Chicks.

Learn what an actual serving is. It's not our fault but we're poor judges when it comes to what an actual serving is, so our portions end up being much bigger than they should on a regular basis. Break out the food scale and measuring cup. Make sure you measure and weigh your food so you're eating the correct serving size. 

Did you know that 3 ounces of lean meat is equivalent to a deck of cards? And 1 cup of breakfast cereal is about the size of a fist? These tid bits of info are very important, especially when you need to choose the right portion size quickly! 

For a handy cheat sheet, print and carry this serving size card from the
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.



4. Slimming Snacks

Snacks can ruin your summer slimming efforts, so as it's approaching we recommend being extra mindful at snack time. Here are a few ideas:

150-Calories or Less Snack Ideas
Each of these snacks are between 100 and 200 calories. Aim for about 300 calories day (450 calories if you’re taller than 5’6” or very active). 

Morning Snacks
100 calories or less (approximately)

- 1 c Greek-style yogurt sweetened with splenda and cinnamon or ½ c fresh fruit
-100-calorie pack almonds
- 1 light string cheese + ½ apple
-100-calorie size energy bar (Zone, Balance, Kashi)
-14 baby carrots + 2 Tbsp low-fat hummus or light ranch dressing
- Small fat-free latte

Afternoon Snack List
150 calories or less

-Celery sticks + 1 Tbsp peanut butter
- Small apple or orange and about 12 almonds
-1 whole wheat tortilla topped with one slice of low-fat cheese (heat for 15 seconds in microwave) and salsa 
-1/2 c low-fat cottage cheese + ½ c berries

Dessert Options
100 calories or less

-1 c sugar-free Jell-O topped with 2 Tbsp light whipped topping
-1/2 c berries plain or topped with 2 Tbsp low-fat whipped topping
-1 c fat-free, sugar-free pudding cup topped with 2 Tbsp light whipped topping 
-1 no sugar added fruit bar
-1 Skinny Cow Skinny Dippers Ice Cream 
-1 Cocoa Via Chocolate Almond Bar
-1 sugar-free popsicle



What is Texas Fit Chicks? 
We create a fun environment for women to lose weight and get FIT! With over 125 camp times and locations across the state of Texas, we are the leader in womens' fitness. Our trainers are all (female) nationally certified and have a true passion for helping other women GET fit or STAY fit! Designed to be modified for all ages and levels of fitness, Texas Fit Chicks Boot Camp will change the way you look at fitness and yourself! We think every woman should have access to a trainer, at an affordable price. We believe that there is no need to yell, scream or intimidate women into working out and pushing themselves. Our trainers encourage you to push to the next level in a safe and effective way. You won't ever get bored or do the same workout twice! We have many clients that have been with us since we started, in 2009. 

Our program is designed to dramatically change the way you look and feel in as little as 4 weeks. Our workouts and female fitness experts can help you reach your goals, in a healthy, sustainable way. Texas Fit Chicks includes a full body composition from your trainer before and after your session, and a free meal plan from a nutritionist to maximize your boot camp results. This plan includes family friendly recipes and printable grocery lists to make healthy eating simple.

For a full list of our locations, please visit our website www.texasfitchicks.com
Are you a certified trainer interested in joining our team? Find out more here: www.fitchicktrainers.com



Urban Dash at Fair Park

Urban Dash 5K at Fair Park is a co-ed obstacle course and Texas Fit Chicks has a discount code so you can join us! We've already got a team started & you can also vist the Texas Fit Chicks booth while you're there! 

Use code FITCHICK14. It is good to run the race for $30. Pass it around!! 

The code expires 5/26/14.

Use the code on CHECK OUT. When people register, they see the regular price, and then enter that code on checkout to get the discount.

Website: www.fairparkurbandash.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fairparkrun


Sunday, April 6, 2014

Texas Fit Chicks Is A Partner Gym for the SHAPE Diva Dash 5K in AUSTIN!



We are proud to be a Partner Gym for the SHAPE Diva Dash 5k women’s obstacle run in AUSTIN on April 12th! Register online at www.divadash.com and use code AXFITCHICK to save $10! 

Join The Fun!
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/divadashrace
Twitter: https://twitter.com/DivaDashRace
Instagram: http://instagram.com/shapedivadash
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/divadash/

Use #shapedivadash whenever you are posting about the event on any social media sites. Encourage all of your Divas to use the hashtag and follow us on social media as well!




Forget barbed wire, fire pits and mud. We're talking a women's-only 5k course dotted with fun obstacles sure to challenge your agility, balance, strength and speed. Add in copious amounts of tutus, boas and bling, plus enthusiastic camaraderie, and you've got SHAPE Diva Dash.

Join the competitive wave at 9AM and battle for a top finish and prize*. Or saunter along at your own pace. We'll time your efforts (if you want), but there's no pressure to finish fast, so have a great time as you run, walk, jog or slog your way to the finish.

Tackle tough obstacles that challenge you or take the easy route. It's your call. Different degrees of difficulty on some obstacles give you the chance to make the Dash as hard...or easy...as you want.
Sign up with your favorite ladies so you can be in the same starting wave. And don't forget costumes! Tutus, boas, bling, and whatever other embellishments you can dream up are all the rage at the SHAPEDiva Dash.

Super excited that TFC has decided to become a gym partner for the Austin Diva Dash!! This an awesome opportunity to encourage our chicks, friends and family members to reach new goals and come out and have a good time with proceeds going
back to Austin area women's groups! Please join us!

Monday, March 31, 2014

CHICK TURNED TRAINER SERIES


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I have been so blessed to be able to watch women change their lives each month through fitness for the past 4 years. We have several amazing women who are now our chicks turned trainers! These ladies started as TFC chicks and found a love for fitness they did not know they had. Through our brand new "Chick Turned Trainer" blog series we will share their inspiring stories with you. We hope you enjoy! ~Melody



My Journey started last year in the fall of 2012 with Anna Texas Fit Chicks. One night I was looking online/FB and was looking for ideas of things to do to get into shape/exercise and I came across Texas Fit Chicks Boot Camp and I was like "YES!" I immediately signed up, the trainer Trina, emailed me right away and I flooded her with questions, my struggles, my hopes, MY STORY of fighting lifelong weight issues that was holding me back from fully being HAPPY & HEALTHY. Then it began there. I signed up for 4 wks the 1st round, then 3 months, and then 6 months & I called it my extra "gym membership". I was hooked since 1st week! And never wanted to miss a class. The women, camaraderie support, fun & sweaty workouts is EXACTLY what I was l looking for & desperately needed. I gained tons of unforgettable friendships through TFC, met some incredible STRONG women that I would had never met if us wasn't for TFC, and my confidence, marriage, attitude and self value had the biggest TRANSFORMATION besides my physical appearance. My doctor even did the "HAPPY DANCE" in his office after seeing me, my weight, and my blood work after 7 months being with TFC. He said "WOW your BOOT CAMP workouts have done this for you? KEEP IT UP GIRL!" I have gone from size 18Wide to size 10/12 in less than year and learned to EAT healthy, & truly EAT to fuel my workouts.

The TFC Boot Camp culture & trainers gave me hope,confidence and the courage to become a certified personal trainer and to start my own TFC Boot Camp class in Melissa TX. My boot camp started in the beginning of September and I honestly can't wait to see how TFC will make an impact on the CHICKs of Melissa like it did for me! I'm living my DREAM of following my new found PASSION of getting FIT, STRONG & HEALTHY and teaching other WOMEN to do the same!
Thank you Melody, Trina and Texas Fit Chicks for letting me be apart of this WONDERFUL JOURNEY!

#TFC4LIFE






As a mom of two young children, working full time, with a husband who also works full time and takes evening college courses, I found there was very little time for me. Then the day came in September, 2012 when I decided to quit making excuses and start making changes! So I did my research and decided TFC had an awesome program. I told myself I can do anything for 4 Mondays, I am going to go to bootcamp and get myself back in the routine and lose this baby weight. After starting and being motivated by such a unique program, I could not stop and now I am a TRAINER! Being a part of TFC is something you really don't understand the full value of, until you join! I can't imagine my weeks without my TFC Friends! NOW I am honored to say, I am blessed to spend my mornings motivating & encouranging an OUTSTANDING group of ladies! It's an up-beat, fun environment and it helps us all become stronger, healthier and more fit. It is an amazing Life Changing Event .... working out with women of all ages, stages, shapes and sizes but one thing in common: the desire to be more healthy and fit. The camaraderie and accountability you get with Texas Fit Chicks makes joining PRICELESS!







After years of being obese, all it took was a gift of a Texas Fit Chicks Boot Camp, and my life was changed. My fitness journey started as a TFC client in February 2011. After training with Melody and LeighAnne I found out that the passion that I have always had to motivate and encourage others could be carried out as a Personal Trainer. What a win, win for me! Inspire and motivate other women, have accountability to always maintain a healthy lifestyle, AND work out? Where do I sign up?! I was certified in August 2011, and started teaching my own class the following September. Since then, I have quit my corporate job and help other women achieve their goals full time! Being a Personal Trainer inspires me every day. My girls make me proud, make me laugh, and remind me every day that hard work pays off! Whether your goal is to lose weight, gain muscle definition, or maintain a healthy lifestyle, I would blessed to be a part of it. We''re granted one body, and life is too short not to take care of it.  

 


It’s amazing what two years can bring to you. Two years ago I was just starting with TFC as a bootcamper. Now I am about to celebrate my 1 year anniversary of opening my Texas Fit Chicks East Plano Los Rios location!

When I first started with TFC I was unhealthy, overweight and had little self-confidence. After struggling my first few months, I really took to heart what TFC was! It was MY time; it was time for me to have for myself, to improve myself. As a mother and a wife, I seemed to put my needs last, always putting others first…my kids, my husband, my parents, anyone but me! In late December of 2011 I had one of those days that I felt that I HAD to put someone else’s needs in front of me and I skipped another workout. I was upset at myself for once again putting myself last, and then I received a call from my TFC trainer. I will say that I was introduced to TFC through this trainer because we were friends. She called me asking why I was not at class. While explaining to her that I once again put someone else’s needs in front of my mine, I broke down. 
That was my light bulb moment! After that I made a point to not miss class unless there was NO other way around it. Within a few weeks TFC introduced the Transformation Diet (which is the meal plan you receive when you sign up). This diet helped me to discover how I should be eating. I thought I ate well because I followed a Vegan diet; however that was not the case. After 1 month of following the diet, I lost a little more than 8% of my body weight … in ONE month! Everything was clicking, I was giving 100% at camp, I was eating better than I ever had been, I was exercising on my ‘off’ days. I was seeing a change in ME! I was happy, getting my self-confidence back, I was enjoying my family even more. Not only did I see and feel it but so did my husband and kids. 
My family and friends started to notice and ask what I was doing. I loved my new found love to life! 
By April, I decided that I really wanted to help others achieve their goals. I knew that I still needed to improve myself more, BUT I had it in my head that I wanted to become a TFC trainer. Not only did I want to help other ladies achieve their goals, I wanted to join this group of ladies that helped me achieve my goals. I wanted to become part of the TFC culture as a trainer and motivator!
In May I registered for my certification and started studying. In July I took my test and passed. By August I had secured a location and got set up to start my location in October. On October 1, 2012 I started my class. I have now been on this new journey for almost a year and I am amazed by it daily! I get the opportunity to lead 2 classes of wonderful, strong, amazing women. I am lucky to be their trainer! I wanted to do this to help women achieve their goals (no matter what they are), but once again I am floored by how much I have grown and how I have developed some amazing friendships with my chicks! TFC is not just a bootcamp, to me TFC is a way of life! We are healthy, fit, strong, encouraging, uplifting, motivating, transforming, driven, and fun group of women. We are here to help you with your fitness journey no matter where in your journey you are! Texas Fit Chicks gave me back my life and I thank Melody for that!   



What TFC Has Done For Me…From One Inspired Husband

Every day I’m truly thankful to be married such an amazing woman. I’m also very thankful that she found TFC a couple of years ago. My wife is Danyelle Becker and she’s the trainer for the East Plano Los Rios TFC location. Her journey to get to this point started many years ago. My wife and I met in high school and have been together ever since. We got married several years later and had twin boys over 5 years ago. We’ve been together for nearly 17 years (married 12 of those). Needless to say, we’ve been through a lot together.
Over the years, she started to gain weight and began to slowly lose self-confidence. This naturally put an underlying strain on our relationship. It was something very difficult to discuss, and painful to think about and live with for so long. She tried all sort of things to lose weight, but nothing worked. This pattern went on for over 10 years. Everything changed when Danyelle met Leigh Ann Gilbert and was introduced to TFC. 

Leigh Ann is an amazing trainer who teaches at the McKinney Crosspoint TFC location. They met around 3 years ago through our kids school. I am so thankful they did since our lives were forever changed once they connected. For those that don’t know Leigh Ann, she is the epitome of what a great trainer should be…someone who can motivate you, hold you accountable, and really kick your butt into shape! After a few months of subtle convincing Leigh Ann got Danyelle to try out a TFC class. 
She liked the first class and stuck with it. It was slow going for a few months until ‘the moment’ happened. One day in late 2011, Danyelle was talking with Leigh Ann and getting down on herself about not seeing the results she wanted. Leigh Ann says to her ‘What can you do to change? No more excuses.’ For whatever reason, those words really changed something in Danyelle’s head. She suddenly realized that if she wanted to change, she was the only person that could do it. TFC and Leigh Ann provided the opportunity for change, but it was up to her to work it. To me, this aha moment was like a spark. Every person has this energy inside of them. All that’s needed sometimes is for someone to give you that spark to ignite it. 

I view Leigh Ann and TFC as the spark that got into Danyelle’s head. After that moment, everything changed for the better. She began to eat better, work out harder, feel better, look better, smile more…you name it. She got so into the TFC program and lifestyle that she became a trainer herself. She took the steps to accomplish her goals and now her business is really starting to grow. It’s amazing to see the number of chicks Danyelle has inspired herself. I know of one boot camper turned trainer Danni (Melissa location) who started TFC after seeing Danyelle’s before and after photo and reading her success story. During the course of all of this, Danyelle has lost nearly 70 pounds, has become a certified trainer and is building a thriving TFC business. She has also done one other thing…inspire me to become a better person physically, mentally and emotionally. 

I wasn’t blessed with the big guy gene, so I’ve been small and scrawny most of my life. After seeing Danyelle’s transform firsthand, something changed mentally for me as well. I started working out with a lot more intensity on a daily basis. I’ve been going to the gym 6 days a week for months now and have no plans to stop any time soon. I’m in the process of transforming myself and it’s an awesome feeling! I’ve put on 10 pounds of muscle in the past year with the goal of adding 10 more. It will take a lot of time and hard work but I know it can be done. Danyelle proved to me that you can accomplish whatever you set your mind to. My self-confidence has gone up tremendously and I’m genuinely happier than I have ever been. Danyelle was and still is my inspiration. I have to keep up with her! Without TFC, none of this would have happened. Odds are, Danyelle and I would still be the same people we were a couple of years ago. The impact TFC and Leigh Ann have had on our family is immense and cannot be understated. I have never taken a TFC class, but I strongly feel that without TFC I would not be who I am today. 




I've been "thin" my whole life. As a child, I competed in cheerleading & was always very active. At 23, I was pregnant w/a high-risk pregnancy that landed me hospitalized three times - two of which I almost lost my life. After my son was born, the trauma took over & I gained alot of weight. For someone who was always a size 3/5, my new size 14 was a huge difference. I was having chronic joint pain, chronic fatigue, & some really weird "flu-like" symptoms. I spent the next few years in & out of the hospital & doctor offices begging for answers that no one could seem to give me. After 3 yrs of this cycle, I was diagnosed w/Lupus, RA, & Sjogrens - autoimmune diseases that affect different parts of the body. They put me on "preventative" medication that caused me to feel weird, but I was able to lose the weight & get back to my "pre-pregnancy" size. But, I wasn't healthy & I still felt awful. Often, the pain would be so bad I couldn't get out of bed. I began to isolate myself from my friends. Finally, one day, I woke up & thought: "This isn't me. I've got to make a change". I decided Lupus was NOT going to take me - I was gonna take Lupus. I checked my email & saw a Groupon for TFC. A friend was a trainer & several of my friends took her class, but I always made excuses & hid behind my symptoms. Not this time! I signed up & began class. I was hooked after the first week!! I signed up for another 6 months, & after 3 months noticed that I hadn't had any major flares, my joint pain was decreasing & my energy levels were increasing. This, literally, was saving my life! I decided right then & there that I had a mission to share this with others. I knew there are many people who suffer from situations similar to mine & I felt a burning desire to help them. So, I got certified in June 2013 & am ready & excited to "pay it forward" through leading this camp just as my trainer did for me.



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TFC has truly changed me. Physically and mentally. I get to do something I love to do and not something that just pays the bills. I started boot camp with TFC after trying 2 different personal trainers after I had my 2nd baby at almost 40 years old. It was so hard losing those almost 50 pounds that I gained on my almost 5'2" body. The first personal trainer was ok…the 2nd one, almost ok. I had trainers before but for some reason, I wasn't inspired. Them saying do a push up and me saying sure..how many? 
Then, I went into Run On one day to get some running shoes and I saw the fliers out for TFC. I grabbed one thinking I'd look into it more. I kept going on with my training and my running, but I didn't love it. I had pinned the TFC flier to my cork board on my fridge and one day decided to finally look into it. I called and got some info and then as one of those New Year's Resolutions, I signed up and never looked back. I did the 5:00 AM boot camp every day for almost a year. Then, I saw random Facebook posts about interested trainers for TFC. I thought that would be awesome but I can't do that…I'm too old…I have too much to do…I'll never have the time to study….My brain will never keep track of all that info needed to pass the certification test. 
I had actually started my ACE Group Fitness certification a few years prior but never got to finish because of LIFE. I had thought I'd get my yoga certification and open a studio. But, a divorce, single mom status, moving, job, new marriage and new baby…whew! So, after talking myself out of it…I did it on a whim. And, it truly makes me a better person. I smile more. I'm less stressed. I'm HAPPY. I LOVE being there at 5:00 and 6:00 am to get my Chicks going. I have a day job that I do for security….but, what drives me is being able to do what LeighAnne did for me. I get to provide them with the a butt kicking work out that will keep them going. It's not just the workout. It's the fact that they are making time for themselves. And, they have to make that time at the break of dawn before their families are awake. That motivates me and wants me to ensure that one hour that they get to focus on them…not the kids or the job or the family tasks…is exactly what they needed. 
They get to focus on their health and fitness and mind and I want to make it as close to perfect for them as I possibly can. I want them to see how much they've improved. And, be proud of themselves. And, its sooo good for me, too. I get to watch them progress. I'm amazed at my clients that barely moved their knees to do a squat and now they get that booty LOW! And, those triceps push ups…seriously mad skills from my Chicks when they wanted to quit on their first day. 
All in all…I am so incredibly lucky that I got to be a client and have one of our amazing TFC Trainers get me into shape and then turn around and get to do something that I absolutely love to do and had been working towards for years. Thank you Melody and LeighAnne for allowing me such an awesome opportunity. I just want to pay it forward and hopefully be as inspiring and motivating as I can.
 


When I was asked to share what Texas Fit Chicks has done for me, I immediately thought about the fact that my full time job is phasing out and will be gone in December. Essentially I will be “retired” from the corporate world. For more than 10 years, I’ve been working 60-80 hour work weeks between May and November in the event industry, specifically focusing on corporate picnics and weddings… But thanks to Texas Fit Chicks, that’s all changing!
As some of you have seen in my bio, I became a client in June 2011. I quickly fell in love with everything TFC! Both of my parents were very sick at the time and I was determined not to grow old, overweight and ill if I had anything to do with it. I’m the child who won the responsibility of taking them to doctor appointments, grocery shopping, help with laundry – whatever needed to be done and it was important that I had good health and lots of energy to take care of them plus work all of those hours.

Something was mentioned in class one day about TFC expanding and I quickly jumped on the opportunity to become a trainer (Seriously…less than a month after it was mentioned, I was sitting in a personal trainer certification class). I lost my sweet mom in June 2012 and the last week of July, I started with a 5am class in Anna, Texas on the Brookshires grocery store parking lot. In just over a year, I’ve expanded to three classes and my attendance has just about tripled from that first class on July 24, 2012!

I’ve since bought a house and moved back to Anna, my hometown, to be close to my “work” and family and help my father who is battling numerous health issues. After this December, Texas Fit Chicks will be my full time job. I feel so blessed to 1) own my own business 2) call Texas Fit Chicks my family (it certainly shouldn’t be called work) and 3) know that every day of the week I am inspiring the ladies in my camps (and even men who are getting on the fitness wagon) to live a happy, healthy and fit life for whatever their personal reasons may be.
 
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