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Get in Shape for Women Offers Support in Losing Weight

The fitness center will allow women to train in small groups and accomplish their goals.

With New Year’s Day approaching, residents who are serious about those weight-loss resolutions now have a center to get the help and discipline they need to succeed.

Get in Shape for Women, located at 521 South Livingston Ave, offers residents the type of program needed for residents who are serious about losing weight, but don’t have the support needed to accomplish their goal.

According to owner Jessica Licata, Get in Shape for Women offers “small group training” which gives residents all the benefits of one-on-one training, but without the expense.   Also the small groups allow women to feel like they have partners as they work towards their weight-loss goal.

“We really have a tight relationship with each and every client,” said Licata.  “(Our clients) don’t feel that they are on this weight-loss journey by themselves.”

There are four components to the Get in Shape for Women program:

  • Weight Training – The first part of the program, meant to increase muscle tone and a woman’s resting metabolism, while still losing approximately 2000 calories per week.
  • Cardio – Clients are introduced to interval training, meant to accelerate fat and calorie burning, lower blood pressure and heart rate, increase good cholesterol, and getting clients and their heart in shape.
  • Nutrition – Trainers will show clients how to eat properly, a key component of a successful body transformation.
  • Accountability – Trainers will hold clients accountable toward their goals with weekly weigh-ins and a monthly body fat measurement.  This is done to make sure clients stay on track in their journey.

The process of joining the program is not as simple as just signing up.  Potential clients must interview with Licata and the trainers to show they are serious about completing their weight-loss goals.

“I want everyone here getting results,” said Liccata.  “If you’re not getting results, then I don’t want you here.  We don’t accept everybody because not everybody is coachable and able to reach their goals.  A lot of people lose 10-20 pounds and are satisfied.  We don’t allow that.  We want people to complete their goals.”

Each session is approximately an hour long, consisting of 30 minutes of weight training, 25 minutes of cardio and nutrition coaching.

"Our trainers are well-rounded as they do both fitness and nutrition coaching,” said Licata.  “We really want to teach how to live a healthy lifestyle.”

In order to ensure personalized attention, each woman can work one-on-one or in small group classes of four women or less.  Licata said that in her 25 years in the fitness business, she thought that “this model with timeslots, working with a trainer and working with groups was a perfect formula.”

“Most women who come here are smart enough to know that they can’t do this on their own,” said Licata.  “These women need to be accountable to someone.”

For a limited time, mention this article during the entrance interview to receive $100 off membership fees.

pat December 27, 2012 at 06:01 PM
Love Love Love this place!! I have been coming for about 6 months and I have not only lost weight but I am now off my blood pressure medication! The workouts are hard, but not unbearable. The trainers are friendly and still push me. My eating habits have completely altered because the thought of weighing in once a week keeps me on the straight and narrow! I love all you guys!!
Screw Nicolas December 28, 2012 at 06:43 AM
I am going to try this on my wife! Recent days she gained her weight near about 50 pounds. What I like about this place is one-on-one training!!! Which is most important for motivation and able to give personal kind attention to each one.

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