Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Little Elm/N Frisco Texas Fit Chicks Success Stories!


Hi, I'm Sarah and I've been working out with Amanda since September of 2013. I'm 33 (almost 34! eek) and I'm married stay at home mom with 2 boys, Graham is 4 and Fletcher is 1. I love Texas Fit Chicks, it has changed my life for the better! After my second son was born, I just couldn't get the drive to get back in shape. I've always exercised on my own, but it was just too hard to make the time to work out. I decided I needed the accountability of working out with others and I've always loved boot camp style work outs. I love coming to work out. I really enjoy the variety of exercises, it changes up every day. I love the tabatas, especially burpees, but hate frog jumps. I really love coming to work out with Amanda. She's such a great motivator and always makes it fun. I would tell anyone thinking about joining Texas Fit Chicks that it is worth it! It will change you. I love working out and I can't wait to go.

I started with Texas Fit Chicks in August ‘13 because although I had lost weight (20 lbs.), I needed to TONE. Being “in my 40’s” means that my body doesn’t rebound like it used to. I knew Amanda through my husband (Matt) and thought the schedule could work for me. The first challenges were to my house’s schedule. My family (son Miller and MIL Nancy who lives with me) and I usually eat dinner around 8. So I make dinner before going to class, and then I don’t get to eat it. A small snack later… and so 3 nights a week my food choices are more interesting! I work for jcpenney in the corporate office, so my day is mostly at a desk. I love the increased energy and movement that comes from our classes. I also love that the exercise are women focused (I’ve never minded the men at the gym, but the type of exercises are a big difference); I really like froggy jumps. I still hate burpees, but they have their place, so I’ve come to respect them. In the end, I love that I can see the shadow of ab muscles, that I can lift my own Christmas boxes to put them away, and that I got back into my Joe’s Jeans that I spent way too much $ on. I would tell anyone who is considering Texas Fit Chicks that it’s a great workout with girls who quickly become your friends and hold you accountable. It’s one of the best things I’ve ever done for me.

Amanda Rupley
Directing Trainer, PFT
Texas Fit Chicks Boot Camps
8:45-9:45 am MWTH - AM Class
7:30-8:30 pm MWTH - PM Class
"Be the change you want to see in the world."


Monday, January 27, 2014

Janna's Texas Fit Chicks Success Story!


I've been with Texas Fit Chicks McKinney for almost a year. I'm 38 years old and married with 3 children (Zane 4, Madeline 11, Brendan 14). I have a very sedentary job as an Insurance Underwriter. My weight has fluctuated all my life. I had terrible eating habits in my 20's and early 30's and chocolate is my addiction!!!

My journey started with Texas Fit Chicks a year ago, after I was diagnosed with Vestibular Neuritis (a virus which attacks your inner ear). This has unfortunately left me with chronic vertigo and disequilbrium. I was told by many doctors that an active lifestyle was the only thing that would help my brain compensate for the vestibular loss, so I became an avid runner. I love running and still do it on a weeky basis but I wasn't getting the results I desired.

My girlfriend (Amanda Byford) told me she attended Texas Fit Chikcs Bootcamp McKinney with Leighanne and she loved it. She asked me to come try it out so I did (after a lot of convincing). I'm not going to lie....I threw up my first day of bootcamp. My favorite exercises are finish before the minute and man-makers. My least favorite are burpees and frog hops.

Here I am a year later and 95% recovered from my vestibular disorder. Along this journey I have gained strength, confidence, stamina, endurance and best of ALL....numerous lifelong friends and a love for fitness! I love my trainer Leighanne. She pushes me to be my best and holds me accountable. I still have a way to go to meet my fitness goal but I have a feeling 2014 is going to be my year! I recommend Texas Fit Chicks to anyone looking to be healthy, happy and fit. Remember.....Strong is the new Skinny!!!

LeighAnne Maloy
Texas Fit Chicks Boot Camp

Friday, January 24, 2014

Welcome Clear Lake Evening Texas Fit Chicks!


Clear Lake Evening Texas Fit Chicks
7-8 PM
University Baptist Church – SE Portico
16106 Middlebrook Drive
Houston, TX 77059
Parking is available on Glenshannon Drive

Please bring the following items:

• Exercise mat
• Set of dumbbells (something you can lift 10-15 times; 5-10 lbs recommended)
• Stability ball (bring on Thursday – exercise ball between 55 – 75 cm)
• Our workouts are outdoors, so dress accordingly. You won't be cold for long! :)

Heather is certified by the American Council on Exercise as a Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor, and she has a second Master’s Degree in Fitness and Human Performance (her first Master’s is in Mechanical Engineering). By day she is a mechanical engineer for NASA and has focused the majority of her career on space suit life support technology development, merging her studies in human physiology and engineering. By night she teaches group fitness classes and trains clients to achieve their health and fitness goals.

Heather has been a fitness enthusiast and participant her entire life. Before she could walk, she could dance, and she started performing dance and acrobatics at a very early age. Throughout her childhood she studied ballet, contemporary/modern, tap, and jazz. She performed in teen dance companies and went to a performing arts high school where she majored in dance. She also competed in gymnastics and swimming for several years, and played soccer, volleyball, softball, and participated in track and field and cheerleading. She was a dancer for the Auburn Tiger Pause and for Planet Funk in downtown Houston. Heather currently teaches several group fitness classes including dance/cardio, flexibility, strength, and muscular endurance and conditioning.

Heather is really excited to join the Texas Fit Chicks team and is looking forward to helping YOU achieve your fitness goals! Her motivation and enthusiasm will get you moving, so whether you are just starting out, looking for something new to vary your workouts, trying to lose weight, or working to increase strength and muscular endurance, Heather will work with you to make it happen!

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Amanda's Texas Fit Chicks Success Story!


I have been with McKinney Crosspoint Church Texas Fit Chicks a little over a year and a half. I am 31 years old, married and I stay at home with my 4 year old daughter, Rylee and a 2 year old son, Eli. My favorite exercise is finish before the minute and my least favorite is double knee ins. After having my son I lost the majority of the weight on my own doing P90X, but was having a hard time getting off the last 5-10 lbs.

LeighAnn was my neighbor at the time and harassed me into trying Texas Fit Chicks! I am so thankful she did too, because after 1 week, I was hooked and LOVED it! Texas Fit Chicks has helped me to lead a healthier lifestyle not only for myself, but my family as well. I love Texas Fit Chicks and especially my trainer LeighAnn! She is so great at motivating and pushing me to the best I can possibly be! The workouts are never the same, targeting all muscle groups, all while having FUN (most of the time)! Thank you Texas Fit Chicks and thank you LeighAnne!!!

LeighAnne Maloy
Texas Fit Chicks Boot Camp

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Debbie's Texas Fit Chick Success Story!


Hi, my name is Debbie and my fitness journey began just after Thanksgiving last year.  I am 43 years old, married, a mother of 4 kids and as of October, a grandmother of 1.  My favorite exercises are burpees (although they weren’t in the beginning) and any ab exercise and least favorite are double knee-ins.  I originally started Texas Fit Chicks when my daughter expressed an interest in doing something about her weight.  I was hooked after the first week and when the Groupon expired renewed for 6 more months.  I have never stuck with a fitness regime like I have with Texas Fit Chicks.  Not only do I attend the boot camp 3 days a week, but I work out at least 3 other days a week on my own. Texas Fit Chicks has not just helped me to lose weight but it has increased my stamina and helped me build muscle.   

Since starting my weight loss journey I have lost 40 pounds and 17.6 inches overall and decreased my body fat by 12%.  Texas Fit Chicks has helped me to lead a healthier lifestyle not only for myself, but for my family as well. I love Texas Fit Chicks and especially my trainer LeighAnne.  She is super motivating and constantly pushes me to be the best I can be! The workouts always vary and are always fun. To anyone thinking about starting a new fitness routine as their New Year’s resolution, stop thinking about it and give it a try.  The workouts are infectious and you’ll be hooked too!!

Thank you Texas Fit Chicks and LeighAnne!!

Texas Fit Chicks McKinney

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Sunday, January 12, 2014

Courtney's Texas Fit Chicks Success Story!!


My name is Courtney Blanks and I am 27 years old. I have been apart of Texas Fit Chicks on and off since October 2013. I am single and do not have children. I currently work two jobs. I am a claim's adjuster at Geico Monday thru Friday, and on Saturday nights I wait tables at Dakota's Steakhouse downtown. Every now and then I also throw in the occasional pet sitting/ house sitting job.

My favorite exercises are anything Leg related. My least favorite exercise is the frog jump. The ah ha moment for me was my boyfriend challenging me to run the Spartan Beast race with him and absolutely thinking I wouldn't even come close to finishing. A million excuses ran through my head of why I shouldn't run but in the same hour I found a Groupon for Texas Fit Chicks online. I loved the idea of having the accountability and working out with women with real lives and who were also trying to be fit and healthy.

So I said why not... I have had a rough journey with Texas Fit Chicks as I had challenges with school schedules, job hunt and the most recent car accident. Therefore I don't have the really moving transformation story physically. However, I would like to say that mentally I have transformed the most. I gave up on the excuses lifestyle taking over the little motivation that I had. I have learned and have been inspired to have a lifestyle change of eating healthy for mind, body and spirit. I understand that its not just about looking good on the outside but feeling awesome on the inside. Texas Fit Chicks has introduced me to the tools necessary for this transformation.  

My family and friends have noticed the changes in my eating habits and are inspired to get healthy not just for them but their families as well. What I tell everyone about Texas Fit Chicks is that it's not just a fad or something that I have to do. Texas Fit Chicks is something that I look forward to every week and want to do. It is an environment where its okay for you to gripe and moan... and probably somebody else is right there with you! There is no pressure to be the ultimate fitness champion. It is a group of women who are inspiring each other to be the best they can be. It is truly a special experience that no gym or one personal trainer can give you. I am truly looking forward to 2014 and getting not just fit but Texas Chick Fit :-)

Amanda Rupley
Directing Trainer, PFT
Texas Fit Chicks Boot Camps
8:45-9:45 am MWTH - AM Class
7:30-8:30 pm MWTH - PM Class

Friday, January 10, 2014

Rachel's Texas Fit Chicks Success Story!!


Hi my name is Rachel Ding and I am 34 years old and have been attending TFC since October 28th.  I have been married for a year and a half and we have 3 precious sons.  One of which was born on August 21st of this year.  I am a real estate agent and absolutely love what I do and the freedom it provides me for my family. 

I decided to join TFC to get my pre-baby body back and fit back into the clothes in my closet.  I started out as a 30 day Groupon but once the 30 days was up, I was ready to commit for the 6 months.  I love that it is all women and I don't feel embarrassed if I can't do something or do it perfectly.  My favorite exercise would be the various types of planks and pushups we do. I like those because they are the easiest for me to see my growth.  When I first started, I could hardly do 10 modified pushups and now I can do close to all of the pushups that we are challenged to do.  The first time I did 10 military pushups I couldn't believe it...I had only been in bootcamp approx. 6 weeks and could already see how strong I was getting!  My least favorite is the crab walk.  I haven't yet been able to accomplish doing that for any period of time due to a wrist and arm fracture two years ago.  But I know once my core starts to strengthen back up, I will be able to do those also. 

Joining TFC has changed my outlook on getting healthy.  I have started cooking healthy meals for my entire family, not just for myself.  Working out no longer feels like a chore, it has become fun and a way of life.  I enjoy seeing how my body is changing.  I'm not yet in to my pre-prego clothes (I gained 80lbs and my son is only 4 months old) but I am on my way!  I have a lot more confidence and I walk with my head held high because I know I am doing something for myself that makes me a better person as a whole.  And it doesn't hurt that my husband tells me that he can see the results and that my butt is starting to lift!  LOL  Wooo hooo!!! 

If someone asked me about TFC I would tell them that I love it.  I love the fact that it's all women and we share a common bond and goal.  We are able to have fun and laugh but at the same time we get pushed hard but we are not shamed into feeling bad if we can't accomplish something right away.  Lindsey always provides modifications for the exercises in case our fitness level isn't quite there yet.  I also love that she has such a wonderful success story and that she truly is there to help each and every one of us chicks succeed!