Reviews and Testimonials

Our clients and 6 Week Challengers share their “why TFGU” with you below!

Together as a community, we are #TFGUstrong!

Lose Weight Gain Strength San Angelo

Laura Jones

“The results speak for themselves and I would encourage everyone to try it.”

Laura lost 12.8lbs in her first 6 Week Challenge and enjoyed the weight loss results so much, she signed up for a second round and lost an additional 7.2lbs for a total of 20lbs in 12 weeks! She was already a TFGU member, but said she had let some pounds creep back in and also wanted to get her daughter Tori involved with the gym. She did an amazing job losing weight and gaining strength in both Challenges, as well as brought sparked joy and offered great support to our community!

She is #TFGUstrong!

 
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Mikel Jones

“My pants keep falling off!”

As you may recognize by the name, Mikel is the husband of 2x Challenger Laura Jones. He has been a TFGU member for over 3 years and saw some good results from other Challengers like Laura and decided to give the Challenge a try. His goal was to lose 2lbs a week and wound up losing 17.8lbs!

“Give it a try! If you need to lose some fat and some weight, exercise mixed with a good workout [and nutrition] program…come do it!”

He is #TFGUstrong!

 
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Megan Halfmann

“It’s amazing how short 6 weeks actually is even though you feel like it’s never going to end!! After going through the 6 weeks, my stomach is smaller and I’m so much stronger!! I just feel better all around and have a grasp on how to keep it up!! Great way to jump start getting back in shape!”

She is #TFGUstrong!

 
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Deloris Ramirez

“I have been putting it off for so long since Brandon started [the Challenge], but he kept on encouraging me and I finally took that step. I am so grateful he kept on to me to join it.

Most of my life, after I had my 3rd child, I had struggled losing the weight I gained. I went to so many different places and never could get anything, but in 6 weeks here…12 lbs! Can you believe that? It just blows my mind!

I think most of my problem was I didn’t know how much or what [to eat], but Brandon showed me and guided me so that helped me a lot.

You won’t regret it. Quit putting it off, because you will feel sooo so much better. I feel so energized! I mean, I feel like I’m in my 40s again and I’m 59! It’s amazing the energy you get from doing this. You won’t have any doubt in your mind after you’re done, because it works! It really really REALLY works. I can testify to that!”

She is #TFGUstrong!

 
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Karena Doss

Karena had a family reunion during the 6 Week Challenge and told us she packed food and stuck to the Challenge nutrition plan for the most part.

“I am still proud because I have done so much better than what I normally would have done. Here’s to lifestyle change! 🎉”

We are incredibly proud of her hard work and dedication!

She is #TFGUstrong!

 
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Patty Keith

“1. I desperately needed to get back into shape and needed a new workout routine and this challenge came around at the perfect time for me. When I was told that I could win back part of the enrollment fee, I jumped on the chance to participate. However,after witnessing how much each TFGU staff member invests in each of their members, I didn't want my money back. In fact, I felt that I wasn't paying enough for what I was receiving! Each trainer is personally involved with each member throughout the entire experience. In fact, the two times I missed my scheduled sessions, somebody contacted me to see if I was alright and when I wanted to reschedule. I have never before had a club membership or personal trainer contact me for NOT showing up to work out! Talk about accountability!
2. The accountability helped me the most. Too often it's too easy NOT to follow through with a plan. This challenge does a great job helping people stick to their plan and adjust things along the way.
3. I would definitely recommend this program to others, especially those who are challenged with physical and mental roadblocks. TFGU really helps knock down those mental/physical obstacles that prevent each one of us from becoming our very best selves. They literally start training from the ground up. 😁💪😍”

She is #TFGUstrong!

 
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Gailon Huseman

“Gaining control of my habits which were running roughshod over my will. Had to put my will back in charge and needed help doing it. Setting a short term goal was not so daunting and having the guidance and support has been soo helpful! I'm grateful for this experience and highly recommend it to anyone thinking about going for it!”

She is #TFGUstrong!

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Mike Allen

Mike lost 17.6lbs in 6 weeks! He told us he joined the TFGU 6 Week Challenge because he was feeling overweight and lethargic. Within 2 weeks of the Challenge, he said he felt a lot better and was no longer experiencing issues with GERD. He now has a jump-start on his fitness goals and is continuing his journey with us as a TFGU member!

He is #TFGUstrong!

 
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Jessie Hoak

“My original why was to be leaner and healthier! I plan to try and continue this way of eating after the challenge at least on the weekdays and allow myself a more lenient diet on weekends! So much stronger and healthier than I have ever felt!”

She is #TFGUstrong!

 
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Ivana Milovanovic

“I would like this 6 weeks to become a norm as it is becoming already. I would like to be able to continue and recognize what is it that I’m eating, how much, and when! Free, without guilt, or heavy obsession.

I chose to do this Challenge because my mindset was finally there. I chose the TFGU 6 Week Challenge because it just felt natural. This is home and it felt safe that I would do great and receive support.

As long as your mindset is there, it will work. Follow the program and trust it. You have incredible support to do so. You won’t regret it.”

She is #TFGUstrong!

 
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Jenna Smith

“To be able to keep up with my son.”

Is what Jenna told us when we asked her why she chose to join the TFGU 6 Week Challenge.

Another one of her goals was “definitely to lose weight and get stronger.” She told us on the last day of the Challenge that she is now able to lift him and get up and down!

“[The Challenge] was a total game-changer. I heard that this works and it’s completely different than everyone else’s. It encourages carb eating. So many people want to cut it out. When I DID feel hungry, I was able to eat and got full. I am becoming a member of the gym and I am keeping up with the diet.”

She is #TFGUstrong!

 
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Estrelita Bliskey

“I didn’t know where to start, but I knew Brandon was the one to get me motivated. All the guess-work was out of [the Challenge], so I knew that’s what I wanted to do. I feel accomplished and pretty proud. Even though I had a few hiccups, I still stuck with it and kept my commitment. I am very happy to have found my way back and can't brag about TFGU enough! I love it here and all the people and coaches. I just want to work harder every time I go. There is always a positive vibe. Do it. Don’t even question it. Just sign up and get to the gym and go!”

She is #TFGUstrong!

Weight loss, Strength and Conditioning San Angelo

Tori Smith

“Seeing the differences that it’s made in my health, my body, the way I feel everyday. Things that were harder before, they’re so easy and I can do them no problem. It’s just a breeze. It’s amazing the difference that you see in the small things.”

Tori lost 12.2lbs in her 6 Week Challenge and also loved the weight loss results so much, she came back for round 2! During her second Challenge, she lost 11.8lbs for a total of 24lbs in 12 weeks! She told us she loved the community, positivity, support, and quick/awesome results she found with us during the Challenge so much that she decided to become a TFGU member! We are thrilled to have her as part of our TFGU family!

She is #TFGUstrong!

 
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Wade Hoak

Wade participated in our 6 Week Challenge with his wife, Jessie! It can be helpful when multiple members of the same household embark on the Challenge together, because they can be on the same page with what to eat (though how much to eat may vary). Participating with family members can also offer an extra level of valuable support and encouragement.

Shortly after completing the 6 Week Challenge, he became part of our TFGU 100 Club (100 workouts with us)!

He is #TFGUstrong!

 
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Karen Keene

“I did the 6 Week Challenge, because I wanted to get healthier and lose weight.

The 6 week challenge IS challenging. It makes you aware of what you are putting in your mouth. I feel very healthy and stronger!”

She is #TFGUstrong!

 
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Misty Hartman

“I lost weight and I gained strength. I am TFGU strong!”

She IS #TFGUstrong!

 
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Karen Cody

“This Challenge was perfectly timed for me. I have been frustrated by a situation completely out of my control, but I knew I could control what I put in my mouth !!! Plus, I was ready to break through to the next step in my nutrition while I continued to improve balance and mobility and strength and stamina. With the success I've seen in 6 weeks, of course I recommend the experience for all those who are ready to make healthy changes in their lives!”

She is #TFGUstrong!

 
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Claudia Caraway

“I had been reading about it and seeing things at the gym and I had also seen several postings on Facebook and thought that might be something I could try. I wanted to lose weight. I had already been working out, but weight was my main concern. I wanted to purposely lose weight by focusing on food. I think [the TFGU 6 Week Challenge] is beneficial to anyone!”

She is #TFGUstrong!

 
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Kristin Peters

“I wanted weight loss, but it just became so much more to where that was just an afterthought. Feeling stronger…having a mental change…just having the tools to where I feel now that the Challenge is over, it is just a lifestyle change to where I will continue on this path. If you are battling with soreness or staying at a certain weight and wanting to lose weight, or just wanting to get healthy, [the TFGU 6 Week Challenge] has been amazing. It has been life-changing for me and I am looking forward to continuing to get stronger, and more in shape, and healthier!”

She is #TFGUstrong!

 
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“I feel as strong as I did in my twenties! And my clothes aren’t fitting anymore!”

-Ro Mayberry (#TFGUstrong member)

“Wow I did this! This may not seem like a big deal but for me it was…box jump. I’ve been staying on the 12” box for almost 6 months. I wasn’t sure if I’d ever go up higher due to the neuropathy in my feet and lower legs for the 2 battles with cancer and the radiation and chemo that I went through. If you don’t have neuropathy I can explain it like this for me: it feels numb and tingly, feels like sand bags on feet, feet can cause unstableness, skin sensitive to touch, and shooting pain. It’s harder for me to feel where I’m jumping. Up until today fear has kept me from trying the 18” box…I didn’t want to catch the edge and fall. However, today I was inspired by someone else and it gave me the motivation to go for it. Fear is a liar! I can do it! I did it! It made me feel so good!    What’s keeping you from being the best version of ‘YOU'?’…my brother Reggie Sutton would say. I want to be the best version of me…    How can I do this? One day, one week, one month, one year at a time! What small deposits you make today will lead to big gains down the road. It’s taking me awhile to get the strength and confidence to get that box jump but I didn’t quit, I kept showing up to the gym. Thank you Brandon Smith and Training from the Ground Up team for speaking life into me, showing me how to train well and to be a better me.    Go make some good deposits today!”    -Jeff Peters (#TFGUstrong member)

“Wow I did this! This may not seem like a big deal but for me it was…box jump. I’ve been staying on the 12” box for almost 6 months. I wasn’t sure if I’d ever go up higher due to the neuropathy in my feet and lower legs for the 2 battles with cancer and the radiation and chemo that I went through. If you don’t have neuropathy I can explain it like this for me: it feels numb and tingly, feels like sand bags on feet, feet can cause unstableness, skin sensitive to touch, and shooting pain. It’s harder for me to feel where I’m jumping. Up until today fear has kept me from trying the 18” box…I didn’t want to catch the edge and fall. However, today I was inspired by someone else and it gave me the motivation to go for it. Fear is a liar! I can do it! I did it! It made me feel so good!

What’s keeping you from being the best version of ‘YOU'?’…my brother Reggie Sutton would say. I want to be the best version of me…

How can I do this? One day, one week, one month, one year at a time! What small deposits you make today will lead to big gains down the road. It’s taking me awhile to get the strength and confidence to get that box jump but I didn’t quit, I kept showing up to the gym. Thank you Brandon Smith and Training from the Ground Up team for speaking life into me, showing me how to train well and to be a better me.

Go make some good deposits today!”

-Jeff Peters (#TFGUstrong member)

94 Year Old TFGU Workout San Angelo

“I began training with TFGU at 87 years old, I’m now 94.5, and I attribute the extension of my life and health to TFGU. 6 years ago, I probably couldn’t walk across the street, but I feel great now and the workouts maintain me now. I’m not trying to break any records. I’m just trying to stay healthy and this is helping me do that.”

-James Broyles Jr (#TFGUstrong member)