15th Turbulence Training Transformation Contest

Why am I entering the 15th TT Transformation contest, and why should you?  Here are my top three reasons.

#1.  It works.

I was listening to a podcast last week with Dr. Stephen Phinney, and he called anyone who has lost a significant amount of weight and kept it off for more than a year part of the .01%.  who have succeeded at losing weight long term.  Not 5%, not 1%, but .01%

Is it really that rare to to release fat for good?  If it is, than it’s imperative for me to keep following, teaching, and writing about the program that keeps working for me.

My Turbulence Training Affiliate Link.

Yes, if you click that link and buy the program I earn a commission, and I’m proud to encourage you to do so because my favorite training programs are all there, including the famous TT 2K3 which made me believe for the first time ever that I could build the body of my dreams, and win the 2nd Turbulence Training Transformation Contest.

#2.  I’m joining to encourage and support my clients.

We live in a world that surrounds us with the temptation to just sit and eat, and I never managed to keep positive fitness changes until I stopped trying to do it alone.  I always thought if nobody knew I was trying to get fit, nobody would know if I failed, and I would have nothing to feel ashamed of.  I was a prisoner of the kind of foolish pride that kept me from asking for help, support, and encouragement.  After I joined the second transformation contest, I learned that lo and behold the best way to get support for your goals is to give support and encouragement to someone else.

#3.  The Transformation Contest Keeps Me Honest.

I am so good at fooling myself.  I am a master of the kind of self talk that says, “I’ll start tomorrow, “Just one won’t hurt”, and “These must have shrunk in the wash”.

For whatever reason, I find it a lot easier to lie to myself than to lie to clients, colleagues, and friends.

The truth is that I have allowed my focus to be pulled away from what created my transformation in the first place:  Turbulence Training, Optimal Eating, and Social Support.

So here I am, back for the good stuff.  On Friday we will be taking “Before” photos and measurements at Gordon Studio, and for the next 12 weeks I will be writing about what we discover on this latest journey towards the authentic ideal body that is the vehicle for our dreams.  Join us for some serious fun.

We’re open!

Thank you so much to everyone who came to Gordon Studio in our first week.  I know it can be a challenge to try something new, and I’m grateful to all of you who gave Zumba, Zumba Gold, or Turbulence Training a try.

To my returning students from Jamestown, you were the one’s who gave me the confidence to take the plunge and open my own place.  As little as eight months ago I was still claiming that I didn’t want to be a fitness studio owner.  Never say never right?

My husband and son pitched in and made it possible for me to get the space ready, and my friends who have been in the fitness or dance studio business were generous with good advice, and encouragement.

Glitches?  A few minor ones.  The speakers went out briefly on day one, and new students who called our number weren’t getting an answer or message, but I think I’ve got that squared away now.

Bottom line- Gordon Studio is open and ready to serve your need for fitness and fun, motivation and inspiration.

Come on down!

Schedule to begin September 4th, 2012

Here is the tentative schedule starting 9/4- the Tuesday right after Labor Day.

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday:  Turbulence Training at 6AM

Tuesdays and Thursdays: Zumba Gold at 9:30AM

Monday and Wednesday Evenings: Zumba at 6:30PM

Tuesday and Thursday Evenings: Zumba at 5:30PM


The floors are in and the mirrors are up.  It looks like we’re on schedule to get the doors open on Tuesday September 4th.