Six Week Challenge Case Study


For six weeks starting in May, four Gordon Studio Members took the Six Week Sugar Freedom Challenge and ran with it. Even though I seem to remember one member telling me, “I’m not giving up sugar” when she first joined, her change of heart led to a change of figure.

They all eliminated sugar, grains, and processed vegetable oils from their diets, and they did resistance and interval training three to four times a week. They could choose to eat a bonus meal every week that contained their favorite foods, as long as these weren’t trigger foods. (Trigger foods are defined as any food that you can’t eat in a standard serving without triggering cravings and overeating.) In addition, all four members had their weight and measurements recorded, and they all took before and after photos.

Although they did experience some uncomfortable symptoms of withdrawal from sugar and grains, all of them lost significant amounts of body fat, and several inches overall. I’ll begin with Paulann’s results, as she was a challenge alumni who had already lost 10 pounds in the first 6 Week Challenge that Gordon Studio ran at the end of 2014. Paulann lost another 6 pounds in six weeks, but the best part in my opinion as her trainer and coach is the fact that she lowered her waist to hip ratio to .8. This is regarded as a healthy waist to hip ratio, and it is an excellent indicator of good overall health.

The three other participants were doing the Sugar Freedom Challenge for the first time, and I was delighted and gratified by their efforts. Cherie lost 11.6 pounds and 12 inches, Whitley lost 11.2 pounds and 14 inches, and Candy lost 13 pounds and 10 inches.

Although the case study sample was small, every participant lose a least a pound a week, and three of them lost almost 2 pounds a week, which is considered an ideal amount when it comes to losing fat while preserving lean muscle. Even better is the fact that they all improved their strength, balance, flexibility, and energy for daily living.

As a Certified Turbulence Trainer and ACE certified nutrition specialist, I believed that I had the tools to help my clients lose fat and transform their bodies, but nothing compares to the thrill of seeing the combination of Sugar Freedom and Turbulence Training get results live in the studio.

Most of all, I am so grateful to all of the Gordon Studio members and Sugar Freedom readers who have the dedication and willingness to try new and challenging fitness techniques. It is so worth it.

Found! My Original 12 Week Transformation Photos

You can find the diet I used to get these results at:


One unique feature you’ll find at Gordon Studio is the “Wall of Fame.”  Unfortunately, my original before and afters aren’t up there because I lost them in  a capacitor meltdown a few years ago.

I’m posting these here because we do 12 week transformation challenges with our members, and they always like to see examples of what can be achieved in 12 weeks of smart training combined with a low sugar, whole food eating plan.  These pictures show my 14 pound weight loss in 2008, but I have been far surpassed by many of my students! Melinda F., and Jamie P. both lost over 20 pounds in 12 weeks, and they are not alone.

Starting August 1st. there will be a change in the Gordon Studio Schedule.  This will be posted on the Class Schedule page, but I wanted to post the new hours here as well.

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 9:30AM

Monday through Thursday at 4:30PM

Monday through Friday at 5:15PM

Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 6PM

Now that Gordon Studio has produced more TT Transformation Champions than any other gym in the USA, and to cover rising costs of running the studio, our rates will be going up in September to $80 per month for unlimited classes.  The 8 class punch card will be $60, with 10% discount for Seniors and Students.  The single class rate will be $15.

There is more great news though: If you join before September 1st. you will get the lower rate of $60 per month and $50 for the 8 class card.  This rate stays the same as long as you remain a member of Gordon Studio.

Even better, I will be offering a Body Breakthrough Challenge starting Monday, September 14th.  For the low price of $59 you get a month of unlimited training, body fat assessment, Sugar Freedom Meal Plans for the entire month, membership in the Secret Facebook Group, a signed copy of “Keep the Change” Transform you body for Good, and a chance to win $250.00 cash for the first place figure transformation, $100.00 for second, and a free month of unlimited classes for 3rd. place.

See you in the studio!