Wellness Ridge IMPACT Training Redefines Group Exercise in Lake Wylie, SC, Charlotte, NC

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Anyone who has ever tried to get healthy entirely on his or her own knows what a difficult and even lonely process it can be. Exercise and diet are difficult in and of themselves, but with no built-in encouragement or accountability, it’s all the more challenging to find the motivation to get into shape. Personal trainer Rachel Gilmore is seeking to offer fitness-seeking residents of Lake Wylie, South Carolina (and the neighboring City of Charlotte) a solution, however, when she unveils her Wellness Ridge IMPACT group training classes later this summer.

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Anyone who has ever tried to get healthy entirely on his or her own knows what a difficult and even lonely process it can be. Exercise and diet are difficult in and of themselves, but with no built-in encouragement or accountability, it’s all the more challenging to find the motivation to get into shape. Personal trainer Rachel Gilmore is seeking to offer fitness-seeking residents of Lake Wylie, South Carolina (and the neighboring City of Charlotte) a solution, however, when she unveils her Wellness Ridge IMPACT group training classes later this summer.

Different from any other fitness program in the area, the IMPACT program is based on a radical conception of what true “fitness” actually entails. As a result, it is calibrated by Gilmore to be a uniquely effective fusion of exercise, nutrition, and empowerment, leading to what she says is more of a “lifestyle overhaul” than “a workout as usual.”

The program’s innovation is reflected in its intensity. Lasting only a month, with group sessions taking up just three hours of the week, the IMPACT program projects maximum effectiveness in a relatively short span of time. Gilmore and her staff say that weekly weigh-ins will help clients realize just how much progress they are making. And while the narrow time frame means the classes themselves are rigorous, Gilmore says clients will find the fitness rewards to more than outweigh the rigors.

With classes scheduled for both August and September, Gilmore’s program offers a fitness “boot camp” that thrives on the camaraderie and shared encouragement that come from working out in a group, but also includes the expertise of an experiences trainer. Gilmore, a NESTA certified instructor, has been a personal trainer based in Lake Wylie, South Carolina for years now, and is excited to be branching out into group exercise classes. “There are many benefits to working out in a group,” she notes, “such as the accountability that comes with it. You can push each other and motivate one another to succeed in a way that you obviously can’t have if you’re working out by yourself.”

But this program is not just about exercise per se. Gilmore says that it is really about a lifestyle overhaul. “Exercise alone isn’t going to do it, though it’s obviously a big part of it. This program is about empowering people to change the way they live and ultimately to be healthier. And smarter about the choices they make” she says.

And the Wellness Ridge IMPACT group training sessions certainly follow this model. The class is a one-month commitment, with hour-long workout sessions three days per week. There is also a nutrition seminar, led by Gilmore, that is a vital part of it. In addition, Gilmore sends class members a regular newsletter, which she says is all about “empowering them and then re-empowering them if they start to feel burned out.” The newsletter contains healthy recipes and also inspiring articles about weight loss and physical fitness.

Gilmore hopes the program will be attractive to those who are serious about losing weight and getting healthy, but feel daunted by the prospect of personal training. She notes that the program combines the best of both worlds—the professional know-how of a fitness expert, but also the accountability of a group workout session. Month-long classes are being held in August and September, and Gilmore hopes to continue them indefinitely from there. Space is limited, however, and word of the programs unorthodox but effective nature is spreading, so residents of Lake Wylie and the surrounding areas are encouraged to call as soon as possible and reserve their place in this revolutionary, lifestyle-altering program.

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Wellness Ridge IMPACT Fitness is a new group exercise program based out of Lake Wylie, South Carolina and serving the populations of nearby Charlotte and Belmont, North Carolina. The program, founded by fitness expert and personal trainer Rachel Gilmore, is meant to be combine comprehensive lifestyle choices that include exercise and nutrition, and also to merge group accountability with the expertise of a personal trainer. For more information or for details about signing up, call 704-819-3054 or visit http://wrimpact.com.

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