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Sherry and Jerrod Bergeron

1 year ago today I couldn’t move!  That was because 1 year ago  yesterday a friend convinced me to attend the Workout Company’s Launch.  Kim had been attending and her story was quite inspirational.  She had already dropped lots of weight, and physically I could see her hard work paying off. So she got me out there.  I was ready to make a change, I had been through a rough couple of years where I turned to food for comfort. At my heaviest of 253 pounds, I despised the scale.  I didn’t enjoy dressing, and refused to wear shorts in the summer, and missed out on lots.  I allowed my weight to keep me from enjoying it all.

So that morning before launch I prayed…for one that I wouldn’t make an absolute fool of myself by fainting or puking…and two that God would allow me the ability, strength, and determination needed to change my lifestyle. I just wanted it to work.  I needed to see a change and I needed to feel better.

Jerrod and I discussed the need for both he and I to become healthier.  We wanted our kids to see eating healthy and exercising as part of the normal daily lifestyle.  He fully supported me and suggested we join together.  This was one of our best decisions ever!  One year later altogether we’ve lost 89 pounds and feel so much better. We have much more energy and enjoy working out together when the schedule allows.

I’ve went from a size 20/22 to a size 12/14 with a total loss of 57 pounds.  It still seems unreal when I say that.  Jerrod has lost 32, and has gained muscle. 😍💪🏼

So, I share this because what Kim did for me has meant the world.  She got my butt out there and for launch this upcoming Saturday I want someone to join me.  You won’t regret it…well yes you will for about 3 days following. 😉But I promise you will feel better than you ever have.

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James Burrell
I started my membership in 2014 at the workout company. About 6 months in my membership I started doing the group fitness classes and have loved it ever since. Great friends, instructors, and tons of motivation.
For a year I did all of the classes and I was at a plateau. I sought the help of the trainers to see what else I can do and that’s when I was told to weight train.

I still do the group fitness classes and I also weight train as well as watch my calories in and out.
Thank you to the instructors and trainers isn’t enough they really are good at what they do!!

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Shea Sonnier

I started my weight loss journey summer of 2011 at 264 pounds and lost a total of 82 pounds. Went from eating fast food 9-12 times a week to now eating as healthy and lean as possible. Fell in love with BodyFlow and have been a frequent member of the Workout Co classes, pushing myself further each one. Now I’m seeking to begin the second half of my transformation as I increase my lean muscle mass and continue to get stronger, leaner, and more flexible.

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Lynell Borne

Day one started on January 1, 2013 and continues on. I told my husband, that I didn’t want to buy me a size 28 pants and I needed to lose weight. I started logging in my food,calorie count and using portion control with My Fitness Pal app (still using today) and walking on my treadmill 30 mins a day. Treating myself on Friday nights and getting right back to it the next day. Increasing my walking to 45 mins day, has turn to a hour a day (4 miles). Two months ago I join The Work Out Company, which help me build confidence and  self-esteem. Loving every minute of it, from the 5am classes to the jogging on the treadmill (and the instructors and members). When people asked what is my secret, its “eat less and move more”.

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Brittney Dufrene

My name is Brittney Dufrene. I’m 24 years old and I have lost 76 pounds in 11 months. I have struggled with my weight my entire life but once I was married and had my children my weight spiraled out of control. At my highest weight, I was 265 pounds. I’ve tried diet pills, fad diets, and everything except really fighting for it. One day I just woke up and was sick and tired of being overweight, unhealthy, and unhappy.

I started using my elliptical at home everyday and cleaned up my diet. I lost about 40 pounds in 5 months but then my weight loss plateaued. We were also moving around this time and I didn’t have room for my elliptical.

I was forced out of my comfort zone when I joined the Workout Company but it was the best decision ever. I started on the equipment at first but gradually worked my way up to the Les Mills classes. They have changed my life. I’m not only losing weight but I am toning, building muscle, and strength. The classes help hold me accountable and push myself harder. The instructors keep me motivated with their upbeat spirit. I love my gym and the staff! I started my journey at 249 pounds and now, I weigh 173 pounds. I’m still not finished my journey but I’ve come a long way thanks to the Workout Company and Group Fitness!!

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Dawn Oglesby

This is kind of emotional for me to write because I do not recognize the girl on the left. She was depressed, unhappy, had no self esteem, was overweight, and really unhealthy. I was probably 4 months post partum in my before photo but in all honesty, I was smaller at that point than before I was pregnant. It wasn’t until about 2 years later (March 2010) that I couldn’t stand it anymore and I made my health a priority in my life. I absolutely do not have this lifestyle perfected all the way. Even when I am not actively going to the gym though, I have a number in my head (5 pounds above my goal weight) that if I see myself creeping towards it, I know its time to rethink my choices and get with it. I love being at my “goal” weight all of the time but that’s not always possible. Life gets in the way and that’s ok.
The point is to stay mindful of your health and be as consistent as possible. Its a journey, not a race. There is no magic pill, no quick solution. You didn’t gain it overnight, you won’t lose it overnight. Its moving more, eating less, and getting enough sleep. I promise you it is that easy. Taking the first step and being the girl in the VERY back of the Step class at the Workout Company was one the best decisions I have ever made. Group fitness changed my life.  I made friends that I didn’t want to disappoint if I didn’t show up.  I fell in love with my instructors and they motivated me to push way harder than I would have ever imagined I could push.  I want to thank so many of you for making me the girl FIGHTING for MY spot in the front row by the end.
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Dana "D" Trosclair

Hi my name is Dana “D” Trosclair. I am 35yrs old. My starting weight was 288lbs. I have battled my weight my whole life. I was always the “fun” fat girl. I have always put off to everyone that being a big girl was fine with me….WELL I can tell you it wasn’t. I was lying to myself and everyone else about how I felt physically and mentally. Group Fitness changed my idea of working out. I love the motivation and support that we have in classes from each other and from the most inspiring instructors!! I have lost a total of 88lbs!! I think all of the Les Mills classes are really necessary, as they all have different challenges. Luckily, Joey (my husband) has always supported me along this journey and he’s another huge reason for my success.

I remember the first group fitness class I did… I threw my guts up. I thought I would NEVER be able to do a whole hour of group fitness classes! When I really made a change is when I DEDICATED myself to 5am classes.  It was more convenient for my lifestyle. I know the struggle that comes along with weight loss but when I realized it takes time is when I truly felt I GOT THIS!!

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Madison Barrios

My name is Madison Barrios and I am 16 years old. My freshman year, l I weighed almost 160 lbs. Through my next two years of high school I began exercising and cutting out a few things in my diet, but I saw the most improvement in my body after I joined the Workout Co. group fitness classes. Now, the classes are a big part of my life. They’ve helped me to slim down to 135 lbs. I am not completely finished with my weight loss journey just yet. I hope to send the message to young kids and teenagers that with hard work and a little motivation you can achieve whatever type of fitness goal you may have! Thank-you Workout Co. Instructors!

Lee Daigle

In 2010, weighing in at about 280 lbs, I decided something needed to change. I needed lose weight, change the way I was eating and most importantly make a total life style change. As luck would have it, I found my way to The Workout Co. and never looked back. Today I’m at a healthy 178 lbs, and I owe it all to my training at The Workout Co. I found encouragement, confidence and an appreciation for exercise through group fitness and personal training. I was given the opportunity to learn from educated wellness professionals and surround myself with people who were as motivating as they were friendly. It’s a great place, and for me, it has set the standard for what I will always look for in a gym.

“I’ve come to appreciate each Les Mills class for their individual benefits. By combining the classes throughout my week, I can get the perfect balance of weight-training, cardio, toning and fat-burning exercises that move me toward my total-body fitness goals.”

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Alexis Crochet

My name is Alexis “Lexy” Crochet. I am 32 years old and have struggled with my weight all of my life. I have been a member of the Workout Company since 2007. My starting weight was 308 pounds and to be honest, I was scared to death to walk through those gym doors. I didn’t have a “gym body” so I wondered what would people think of me? Boy was I wrong! I did group fitness classes; although there were times I thought I was going to die, one thing remained, I never gave up. I can’t express how group fitness has helped me on my journey. Having that support system and making so many friends has really pushed me to where I am today and I’m not finished yet!

Once I started feeling good about myself and seeing changes in almost every aspect of my life, not just my body; I knew there was no turning back. I’m still learning daily what works and what doesn’t. Each meal I take in is a choice. I’m still learning that one “bad” choice will not define or defeat my goals and it reminds me that although the concept is simple, I am still human.

I have lost 101 lbs since June 2007. I must say, “I FEEL AMAZING!” I have a whole new outlook on life. Exercise IS my STRESS RELIEVER!!!!!! Your journey is never done! This is a lifestyle that you choose. I still have a ways to go to reach my goal, but with the help and support of my “WOCO” friends, AMAZING instructors, and everyone I have encountered along the way, I know that I will get there! If I can do it, so can you! “YOU CAN DO IT” “MOVE MORE, EAT LESS”
I’M NOT SAYING IT’S GOING TO BE EASY, I’M SAYING THAT IT WILL BE WORTH IT!!!!!!!!