From Having Fun to Inspiring Others

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KATHARINE, 36, BUSINESS OWNER & MOTHER OF 3

A business owner and busy mom of 3 who wanted to get back in shape after some time away. She was an athlete in the past and knew how important fitness and nutrition are for a healthy lifestyle, but she also needed someone to motivate her and help her plan those workouts and nutrition goals because as busy women we can’t do everything ourselves, right? Katharine joined SiS as a Lifestyle Fit Program client and didn’t have dreams of competing – she just wanted to get her everyday life in balance and live healthy. But, as she started reaching her goals, she quickly became motivated to get back to that athletic lifestyle.

The best part of Katharine’s journey is that she loves who she has become. Staring at a her "after" photo, teary-eyed because she can’t believe how beautiful she looks, she not only feels beautiful, but accomplished. What began as a desire to have fun and be part of a team quickly became so much more. It became the turning point where Katharine realized just how beautiful and amazing she really is. Plus, she has become an inspiration to others - helping to encourage them in their journeys and know they can achieve what they set their minds to.

As women we can build each other up and help each other reach our goals. For Katharine, she found this encouragement through working with her SiS coach, and now she helps inspire other women to go for their goals, reach their dreams, and be beautiful in their own unique ways.

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Do you wish you had someone to REALLY support you FULLY to reach your goals through:

  • EXERCISE (specific to your unique life!)

  • NUTRITION (specific for your unique body and goals!)

  • Accountability and mindset coaching

  • An approach that takes your long term health and lifestyle into account

  • Peer support from other like-minded women?

Through the unique sisterhood of our Sisters in Shape online client/coach community, women are changing. We know that our affordable, balanced and fully CUSTOMIZED approach to helping you crush your goals is what you've been looking for.

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Finding Power and Confidence through Lifting

JILL, 37, MOTHER

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With 10 full marathons and countless half marathons completed, fitness isn’t a new concept to Jill. “I’ve been a runner my whole life. That’s where it all started for me.”

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But after having twins in 2012, running wasn’t yielding the physical results Jill was searching for. “I was running, but not losing weight. I was still exhausted, and my body wasn’t changing.” Pushing a triple jogging stroller with her 18-month-old daughter and twin babies, Jill would head out for a run along the country roads surrounding their home.  “With running, I love the freedom. It clears my mind and is a great stress relief.

Living 30 miles from the closest gym added an extra challenge to the equation. In addition to the distance, “I wasn’t comfortable in the gym. I didn’t know what to do. So, I would try doing exercises at home.”

In the Fall of 2016, Jill joined a Fit Mom Challenge to build some confidence with lifting weights. “During this challenge, I made it a point to get to the gym. I began to feel more confident going and lifting weights. I liked the way my body was changing. I had more energy. But I still didn’t feel confident creating a lifting routine on my own. “Immediately following the Fit Mom Challenge, Jill began working with Sisters in Shape coach Christie Nix to keep building on the new-found confidence she was gaining.

“Once I started lifting weights, I became addicted to it. Lifting makes me feel powerful. It makes me feel like I can do anything. I’m very introverted. Before I was very shy; but less so now. Not only have I become stronger, but I feel more confident in everything I do.”

Initially, Jill’s goal was to build the muscle of a bikini competitor, with no interest in actually competing.  In Summer 2017, Jill’s mindset and goals began to expand further after attending Camp GORGO. “I thought of people who competed as these super individuals… but just with talking to all the women I met at Camp and hearing the stories of those who had competed… I realized they were just everyday normal people. And they did it. Which made me think, “I could do this too!”

Jill left Camp GORGO inspired to achieve two things in her fitness life: become a certified personal trainer and compete in a natural bikini competition.

With the demands of competition prep, Jill has found online training to be very helpful in balancing the her busy lifestyle. “I do a lot of workouts at 4am. While everyone is asleep is the only time I may have a sitter. There aren’t many trainers willing to meet me at the gym that time of day. My husband travels a lot for work, so I’m solo mom most of the year.”

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In addition to the convenience of online trainer, Jill loves the personal connection and understanding that comes with the SIS trainers. “I’ve had other personal trainers in the past and they were all male. But what I loved about Sister in Shape is that they are sensitive to women’s needs and priorities that other trainers may not understand. In addition to 6-year-old twins, we have an almost 8 year old daughter who is autistic and non-verbal. From homeschooling, to therapy appointments, and even mealtime… my world revolves around her schedule.” Jill also has an 18-year-old stepdaughter who’s currently away at college.

Having personal goals with the support of online coaching has allowed Jill to make herself a priority even amid her very demanding life. “I am happier person now that I’ve put myself as a priority. I feel so much happier and less stressed.” Being healthy and strong expands beyond Jill’s desire to look a certain way. “My family life demands that I am in shape. My daughter is 65lbs. I have to be strong enough to lift her up. Even going to the park, she needs help up the stairs and going down the slide.”

Reflecting on her past journey, her accomplishments and her future goals, Jill has one piece of advice for women struggling to reach their goals.

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“Don’t be afraid to reach out for help. Everyone needs help reaching their goals.

Don’t limit yourself or think you can’t do something just because you haven’t done it before. That’s where I was; I was so scared to go to the gym. Now, I love it and I’m there daily.

If there’s something in your heart that you want to do, reach out to people who can support and guide you… and go for it.”

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Do you wish you had someone to REALLY support you FULLY to reach your goals through:

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  • EXERCISE (specific to your unique life!), 

  • NUTRITION (specific for your unique body and goals!)

  • Accountability and mindset coaching

  • An approach that takes your long term health and lifestyle into account

  • Peer support from other like-minded women?

Through the unique sisterhood of our Sisters in Shape online client/coach community, women are changing. We know that our affordable, balanced and fully CUSTOMIZED approach to helping you crush your goals is what you've been looking for.

get started today >


Healthy Competition Prep

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STEPH, 33, COUNSELLER

SiS client Stephanie has seen and encountered many athletes that have struggled through their journey to the fitness competition stage and knew if she undertook a competition goal it was important that she remain healthy through the process. Stephanie was confident that a Sisters in Shape coach would provide her with a healthy competition prep process.

From start to finish, Stephanie has remained healthy and overall her journey has been a positive experience! In order to get into "competition" shape, it gets tough at the end. Yet, Stephanie pushed forward with confidence and no complaints!

Stephanie took the stage after being 100% coached online, and took home a trophy in her first fitness competition ever! Congratulations Steph! Proof that award winning physiques CAN be prepped healthy.

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Do you wish you had someone to REALLY support you FULLY to reach your goals through:

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  • EXERCISE (specific to your unique life!), 
  • NUTRITION (specific for your unique body and goals!)
  • Accountability and mindset coaching
  • An approach that takes your long term health and lifestyle into account
  • Peer support from other like-minded women?

Through the unique sisterhood of our Sisters in Shape online client/coach community, women are changing. We know that our affordable, balanced and fully CUSTOMIZED approach to helping you crush your goals is what you've been looking for.

get started today >

Trusting Her Inner Voice To Find Her Strength

Trusting Her Inner Voice To Find Her Strength

It was then that I decided that I needed to be strong and show my kids what it meant to be strong. Show them that we could be strong together. I knew it was time to love myself enough to pursue the life that I wanted to live. I realized I deserved to be happy.

After a Fitness Competition: Finding Self Love & Sustainability

After a Fitness Competition: Finding Self Love & Sustainability

“Sometimes you can’t always see the fruits of your labor…” says Adrienne, which can undoubtedly lead to feelings of self doubt on whether you’re making progress toward your goals. But during those times, it's essential to reflect on our WHY, celebrate successes, remember the struggles you’ve overcome and embrace where you are at that moment.  

From Dieting to Eating for her Goals

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When Antoinette joined Sisters in Shape, she held a "dieter's mindset"- believing that in order to have the body she wanted, she had to do countless hours of cardio and only eat plain chicken, fish and broccoli.

Through working with a SiS Trainer, Antoinette says, "I’ve learned that eating clean is easy and fun and I have to eat to lose weight and tone. I’m happier and healthier and I have MUSCLES!"  

Antoinette credits her SiS Coach for really listening to her and keeping her on her toes. 

"My SiS Coach knows what works for my body type and isn't just throwing me some generic workout."

Sisters in Shape understands that there isn't one approach that works for everyone, which is why programs are customized to each client's goals. 

Antoinette especially treasures the sisterhood and the bonding of all the women in the SiS client community. "The support and different journeys are so amazing and inspiring," says Antoinette. "I’m so glad I invested in my health."

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Do you wish you had someone to REALLY support you FULLY to reach your goals through:

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  • EXERCISE (specific to your unique life!), 
  • NUTRITION (specific for your unique body and goals!)
  • Accountability and mindset coaching
  • An approach that takes your long term health and lifestyle into account
  • Peer support from other like-minded women?

Through the unique sisterhood of our Sisters in Shape online client/coach community, women are changing. We know that our affordable, balanced and fully CUSTOMIZED approach to helping you crush your goals is what you've been looking for.

get started today >

Challenging Myself in New Ways

Krista’s goals as a fitness mentor mirror the ones she has for herself; to find happiness, and to appropriately respond to challenges. The metaphorical equivalent of finding a window to climb through, when it seems like a door has been shut, and finding a little healthy self-improvement along with your self-acceptance.

From Eating Disorder to Discovering Her Own Brand of Beautiful

Crystal had known for a long time that she wanted to get back to fitness and feeling like herself once and for all. A self-proclaimed yo-yo dieter, she was always trying to find the quickest way to get to where she wanted to be with no regard for the healthiest approach. She even went through a difficult period of time when she battled binge eating. A better approach was a must!

DEFINING SUCCESS BEYOND THE SCALE

DEFINING SUCCESS BEYOND THE SCALE

In Summer 2016, Stephanie was one year into “maintaining” a 35lb weight loss when she began contemplating her next milestone. A former distance runner, Stephanie was looking for a challenge that would benefit her health and improve her physique, yet be easier on the joints. Her knees no longer could handle the impact of running; she needed a new primary form of exercise.  

Discovering that Physical Transformations begin with Self Love and a Positive Mindset

Discovering that Physical Transformations begin with Self Love and a Positive Mindset

In 2015, Rada was an avid distance runner looking to change up her fitness routine. “I wanted to put on some muscle, because while I enjoyed cardio and running, I felt that I looked ‘skinny fat’.” Rada began online coaching with Sisters in Shape and made great progress during her first year. And then, life threw Rada and her family some challenges that required her fitness goals to be placed on the back burner.