Monday Motivation – Featuring DeDe Van Riper

Monday Motivation - Featuring DeDe Van Riper

Our very own DeDe Van Riper is such an inspiration to all of our Get Fit Now Fitness Studio family and we wanted to share her transformation story with all of you!  She considers herself   “a work in progress”,  and we here think she is simply awesome!   Way to go, DeDe! =)


Read more on our exclusive interview with DeDe:

What made you decide to visit Get Fit Now Fitness Studio?

I was sitting at my desk and checking my company page when I saw a post from Get Fit Now Fitness Studio promoting their workouts.  Having just moved to the Sandy Springs area 6 months prior, I decided to look into the program.. I was becoming very dormant and it was showing.  From the first phone call with Dustin, I got a sense that these guys really do care about you and your progress.  The orientation was very informative and the program seemed like something that I could do.  I have a 3,800 square foot gym in my building, but there is no one there to give me the motivation to go, or the instructions on what to do.  It’s just a lot of machines and very few free weights.  I much prefer having great trainers that not only instruct me on how to work out safely ad with the right form to get the best results.  From the provided meal plans, to the flexible class times and the knowledge that the trainers have, I knew this was the right decision for me and I have NO regrets!

What exactly have your results been training at Get Fit Now Fitness Studio?

Results? OH MY! I am seeing results!  My husband is constantly telling me how great I look and how he can see the effort that I am putting in is showing!  I am getting positive comments from neighbors in passing bout my arms and weight loss and all want to know what I am doing.  When I joined the Get Fit Now team, I was looking to get back in shape and lose 10-12 pounds.  Not only is my weight dropping on a regular basis and my clothes are fitting better, but my confidence is WAY up!  I am 51 years old, mother of 3 boys and grandmother to my precious grandson and I want to be the best me I can be.  This is happening now due to the support and comradery that I receive by being a Get Fit Now member.  I am in it to the finish and can’t wait to see the final results at the end of the program the have designed for us.  I will continue after the initial program, as this is a Lifestyle change and you have to make it a habit.  Did I mention that I also have more energy and eating clean is a big part of that?  The recipes that Get Fit Now has provided are not only healthy but YUMMY!  I can’t wait to get and try the new ones that post in their blog every week.

What do you think has been different about Get Fit Now Fitness Studio vs. other programs you have tried?

I love that the program is specifically tailored for women.  The support and the information that I am receiving is nothing like any program I have done in the past (and I have done a few in m time!)  I love that they are pushing us each and every workout to be stronger and it is never the same, like most fitness classes that are out there. The Get Fit Now trainers also walk their talk and that’s important to me.  I used to hate going to a class where the instructors looked unhealthy.  It would e like trying to read a motivational book and the picture on the cover of the author looks depressed or suicidal!  lol  From the moment you walk into the studio, you are greeted and get right to work.  The trainers actually care and this is HUGE in my book.  When you get that individual help with each workout that you do, making sure that your form is correct, that you are pushing yourself and they can also see when you are at your peak.  I can say that I have never been disappointed with a single workout and I am about 2/3 of my way into the program.  Oh, and did I mention that they are constantly hosting events, seminars and outing for us, have a Facebook support group that holds you accountable to your goals and a place to ask questions and get immediate answers?  I LOVE the fact that if you cannot make a workout, they have at home workouts that they send to you and videos to watch so that you know exactly what to do and how to do it.  I love that the Get Fit Now team are non-judgemental and supportive to ALL members.  Whether you are on your first workout or your 20th, they know what they need to do with you to get the individual results that you need AND want.  This is a gym that I can refer my friends to and know that they will not disappointed.

Would you recommend Get Fit Now Fitness Studio and why? 

Absolutely!  I already have and will continue to.  I am excited to see the new expansion that is coming soon so that more women like myself can get the motivation and support to be their personal best!  Dustin and Emily have put together the PERFECT program for all ages and sizes.  The are constantly putting together new workouts and new meal plans.  If you are looking to change your health and your body this IS the PLACE!

Thank you DeDe!  We’re so happy you shared your story with us and we are sooooooo very proud of your achievements! DeDe Van Riper, You rock, girl! =)

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Here’s to a fabulous week, everybody!

Committed to your success,

The GetFitNow Team

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