TYLER (KYTX) - A fitness center in Tyler is hoping to change 100 lives in 100 days. It's a weight loss competition that's about to get underway at XTC Fitness and Sports.
XTC Fitness & Sports hopes to change 100 lives in 100 days
Dave Goldman , KYTX 8:00 AM. CDT March 20, 2014
If you need to lose 25 pounds or more, this competition, that starts September 23rd, might be just the motivation you need. The trainers at XTC Fitness and Sports say you won't have to go it alone. They'll be supporting you every step of the way.
Keri Ishmael puts her health and fitness in trainer, Sam Brown's hands.
"I had 4 kids like back to back and I decided ok, I'm done having kids, it's time to do something and to keep up with them I needed to lose the weight," says Keri Ishmael.
Keri's goal was to lose 30 pounds in about 3 months, very similar to how XTC's "Changing 100 Lives in 100 Days" is structured.
"When I first started I was out of breath and trying not to throw up and now my stamina has gotten so much better," says Keri.
Several times a week Sam puts Keri through a mix of exercises including-- circuit training, cardio and weight lifting. Sam plans on a similar strategy for his team.
"It's a competition between all of us trainers to help all of these people basically get free training, help them get on the right path with nutrition and their workouts and help them lose as much weight as we can possibly get in 100 days," says Sam Brown, trainer XTC Fitness & Sports.
The participants will come to XTC 3 times a week to meet with their trainer and team and then everybody comes together on Saturday to sweat it out at boot camp.
"We are going to work you, get you out of your comfort zone first, get you used to it and then we are going to work you harder and harder," says Sam.
The program worked for Keri. Instead of losing 30 pounds, she lost 60 in 100 days.
"I feel like a new person and it's amazing. If you pick up a 60 pound weight and carry it around, you think, oh my gosh, I used to carry this around everyday," says Keri.
"It's my favorite part of my job, " says Sam. "To see people where they started and where they are now."
Trainers believe if participants do the work, nutrition and workouts, at the end of this competition, 100 East Texans could be transformed from head to toe.
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