Since starting GPP, I no longer have to wear a knee brace while running long distances. I feel like I'm in the best physical shape I've ever been in, and I actually look forward to going to the gym everyday.I pack my gym bag every night, and I go straight to the gym after work. It's become part of my daily routine, but if I miss my regular time there are plenty of alternate times to catch and stay on track.GPP makes me feel better overall! I feel stronger, happier, and I love the daily challenge it gives me .I love how welcoming GPP is. Everyday I'm greeted by name, and I feel comfortable. The trainers are amazing, they show you proper form, and they help everyone to reach their goals.
Chip Beard referred me to GPP as I was looking for a change from Crossfit. I think the biggest changes have been in how I feel vs. major physical changes for me personally. Just feeling stronger each week when you are consistent has been the most noticeable change for me. I love the people and the vibe. It's not an intimidating environment and the workouts are always challenging. There's really something here for everyone and you don't have to be fit or in shape to give it a try. Just show up ready to work and you'll get better.
I decided to join GPPfitNWA when I received a free month trial in my goodie bag for the 2015 Bentonville Half. I had been a member of several gyms but with no clear direction. Decided to try it out and fell in love with everything about the program and especially the family atmosphere and the camaraderie. I have dropped 2-3 pant sizes, 15 pounds and gained strength and endurance. I feel better and stronger and have a desire to push myself harder now. The trainers and staff are the best! That's a big part of the motivation for me. The people at GPP want to get to know you and want you to be successful. Also, the way they encourage my kids(and all the kids) is AMAZING! There isn’t another gym around that gets behind helping children become fit.
After joining GPP, I definitely started building muscle across my total body. I never changed my diet though. So in mid-January 2016, I decided to eat better, cleaner, cut out a lot of empty calories and be a little more strict on my diet. By the end of April I lost 26 lbs and my body and face got a lot more lean and I had to buy a few new clothes. When I enter 10K's or half marathons in the area, I've found that my times are the best they've ever been because my endurance has greatly increased. I found a time that doesn't allow me to make excuses to skip classes. I live in Fayetteville, so attending a class before work in Bentonville gets me up here before the traffic. And if I workout before work, I feel better and more accomplished the rest of my day. I'm wide awake! If I can't make the morning class, well then I just have to make it up at lunch or after work. When talking with GPP friends, I feel like I'm missing out if I didn't do a workout that everyone else did. It has allowed me to look at life with a more active lens. I love the people who work there and the people that train there. You find more reasons to show up and train there beyond classes that it kind of feels like a second home walking in the door.
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...had recently moved to NWA and was trying to find a new place to work out that would kick my butt. My first work out was heavy squats followed by 1 legged squats. I didn’t do the “half” workout suggested for new members and I left with my legs feeling like they were made of jell-o. Needless to say I was all-in after that workout. I have gotten stronger. Rx weights were not in scope when I started and now I usually do Rx. Fitness has always helped me have naturally high energy. My co-workers are surprised when I tell them I don’t consume caffeine. My advice to people considering GPP are: 1. Make yourself show up and GPP will do the rest 2. Don’t be intimidated by the big weights, moves you have never done or more experienced GPP’ers. Everyone was new once and the coaches will help you. 3. Be consistent.
I was looking for a programmed fitness experience that was total body and not specifically focused on heavy lifting. A long future life with my 2 little girls and my great wife motivates me to get my GPP in every day. My advice to those considering joining GPP is to do your best each day and keep coming back no matter what, and if you are considering it just know that it will be one of the best decisions that you will ever make (even if it doesn't feel that way in the middle of a Burpee workout)
I first started GPP in August of 2015 but a broken ankle put a detour in my plan. Came back again January of 2016. I came to GPP wanting to to become smaller and stronger. :). Plus my husband hounded me until I tried it. And now I'm hooked. I llost 15 pound! I would have never believed I could lift and run what I do today. The 9 o'clock class is become part of my weekly schedule. I make it work. If I happen to have something come up I will make a different class. That's what I love about GPP! My words of advice to people who want to join GPP are: The hardest part is walking through the door the first time. After that you'll be set.
I drove by GPP and thought I want to know what this is about...so, I stopped in and fell in love with the concept and how challenging it could be. I have seen many changes to my body. I am 20 pounds less and have never been stronger than I am right now. I never imagined I was going to be able to do what I can do now. As a mother of 2 little ones, GPP is my only me time. This is the time I invest in myself I love that you get out of it what you put into it. We are all encouraging to each other so it’s common to share a good job! and then receive one back. The happier and healthier I am, the better for my family. GPP has severed me outside the gym. I can carry two kids and a week’s worth of groceries up a flight of stairs without a second thought!