Since starting the Get RIPPED! program in 2004, I have surpassed all of my personal fitness goals! I have always had a passion for athletics and I have been involved with group sporting activities for most of my life.However, I had always trained ‘harder’ not necessarily ‘smarter’! For the last ten years, I had focused most of my efforts on pure aerobic/ cardiovascular workouts and I spent a minimal amount of time in the weight room. The Get RIPPED! program launched me out of my workout plateaus and diversified my fitness activities through the high reps and low weights training phases combined with cardio interval training. I loved the program so much that I became an instructor! Since my involvement in the first Get RIPPED! video (September, 2004), I have improved my cardiovascular fitness, decreased my body fat, and increased my lean muscle mass – all while enhancing my overall toning and conditioning. I have been a size 12 since I was 15 years old and now, for the first time in my life, I am a size six and I feel phenomenal! I am in the best shape of my life and I feel energetic, strong, fit, and empowered!