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You have no idea how much I relate to your famous phrases such as “Motion is Lotion”, Is not perfection, it’s progression, etc. Along with that, I definitely enjoyed the classes and I can’t wait to retire in June to use the membership more often. Thank you for always modifying the classes and for all the information you provide, along with the great selection of instructors that makes GetHealthyUTV a great source for my health and enjoyment. Muchas gracias.
in the future, I would love to see classes in other languages.
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Chris, I am 68 years old…5’2 145 lbs….I am in fairly decent shape for my age, I exercise lightly every day and very active. My problem is I am starting to see a lot of sagging skin especially on my legs. I want to start boosting my exercise routine. I also ordered the trio of organifi drinks. Do you think this will help with the sagging and do you have any recommendations? I have to be careful since I have spinal stenosis but strengthening my core will probably help.
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I am a happy healthy 56 yr old.
For many years I had back pain due to extremely large breasts. The Dr wouldn’t do surgery until I lost 50 lbs. I lost that and 3 years ago I had breast reduction. Since then I have followed a healthy lifestyle by dieting and exercising. I have lost another 50 by eating right and exercising about 5 days a week. I do walk, cardio, spin, HIIT and strength. However these last few months I have been struggling to follow a diet plan, struggling with exercise and struggling with motivation. I canceled my gym membership, made my own home gym and joined your program. Love it so far! I have around 15-20 more lbs to lose. I am feeling disappointed and discouraged with myself. I feel too overwhelmed.. Can you give me advice on how to “start again?” Should I stop exercising? However I don’t want to lose what I have worked so hard to accomplish! Please help!
Hi Ruth. Great to hear from you. Your story is both amazing and inspiring. While you have been living with your accomplishments for some time, most people reading it new would remind you HOW FAR YOU’VE COME! I understand those last 15 pounds might be frustrating but when you think of the 100 that are gone… I mean…!!!! Right?? You are so far ahead of where you were. It is completely normal for the body that has lost so much weight to begin to settle into the new weight. Plateaus are very normal and can last a long time. But…
DO NOT just stop for a little bit. The consistency of your workouts is a LIFESTYLE not a weight loss tool. It is a health benefit whether you lose additional pounds or not. A better idea is to change up what you are doing and try some different things that might spark your desire. Shake up your workouts and your schedule. Try one of our calendars. You might see changes if you try our /Metabolic Reboot Calendar. Check back in with your eating Try to journal everything you put in your mouth and re-assess at the end of the day to see how it looks. Its easy to get sloppy!
I would also suggest joining our Facebook group and interacting with the other people who experience the same struggles. You’ll get great ideas and lots of support.
Don’t be discouraged. You’ve done amazing work!
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Hello coach, I’m a new member and I want an advice on hiw to go about with the workout schedules like which one to begin with?
Hello and welcome!
We have tons of options and I know you will find something you love. To get started I would suggest using our Beginner Workout Calendar. Here is a link:]
Beginner Calendar 1
We use calendars to help guide you day by day. Just pull up the calendar, click on the daily workout and go! Here is a link to all of our calendars so that once you get through the 1.0 you can look at the other options
Then I would also suggest you watch this SHORT VIDEO on how to navigate our website, It will help you understand the layout and easily find what you want,
Happy new year and good luck!
Hi Chris, I want to do cardio but am not sure what my target heart rate should be. I know the formula but I have a rear heart rate of 91bpm and am 63 years old. From what I figure my maximum HR is 157bpm. The low end if my target HR is 102bpm and the high end is 133bpm. I get up to 150bpm or higher with a rate of perceived exertion of 6-7. What range should I shot for?
Chris I want to join you in your workouts. However, I will soon be 76 years old. I have back issues with pain radiating down my legs. At one time I was active in yoga and have been doing classes over the years. My doctor has told me that yoga would be helpful in strengthening my back. Do you have suggestions or recommendations for me to follow you?
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Hi there – so glad you are interesting in moving !!! SO with the issues you list – I am worried that most of our workouts will be too much. I never like to turn anyone away but I also want you to be safe and feel good. There is a program called growyoungfitness.com that is geared towards seniors and has LOTS of videos for your age group and your issues. I know the 2 boys who started the program – they are from Minnesota and are good trainers. Take a peak at it and see what you think. I think you would like our chair workouts but we only have 5 of them.
Let me know what you think!!
Chris, what shoes do you recommend for an all around hiit, cross and cardio workouts?
Here is what our expert had to say:
It is hard for any person to recommend a shoe because the brands of shoes are very specific for different feet
Nike is more narrow and cushioned Asics are wider and have more support. New Balance have TONS of support but some people don’t think they have enough cushion. Truly the best thing to do is to go to a local running or sporting goods store that will help you choose. A good store will watch you walk on the floor or a treadmill and tell you how your foot moves and what works best.
If you already have a brand you like then choose a cross training shoe for the workouts you mentioned. Cross trainers are desigend for things like cardio and hiit.
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Hello Chris! I did your first at home workout today and loved it, as I knew I would, as I used to do your LTF Plymouth classes all the time! It is great to see you again after being in a rotten slump after moving to Elk River, joining the YMCA and just getting into it when Covid hit. Tried continuing my Orange Theory Fitness (joined OTF after Jessica Downing made me go check it out in Plymouth) workouts on line which lasted about 2 months. I have partially moved up to our cabin in Aitkin now where my options are bike, walk and pickleball with my mom and the other 80 year old’s (which is great) but today was raining so I had joined your GHUTV family a few weeks ago and decided I had better “get moving”! I have several of your CD’s and your cookbook from years ago and feel like I know you! Even though you don’t know me you have been very inspirational to me all of these years since, probably whenever you started coaching in Plymouth ( I joined there in 98′) anyway I need to seriously get back on track with workouts and I am feeling like GHUTV is gong to be awesome for me so, thank you for that and all of the years of inspiring! Patty Swedberg
I just joined and am enjoying the workouts. I started with Move to Lose and am wondering what size stability ball you use in these videos? I have the 55 cm but it appears shorter than the one you are using. Thank you!
Hi Chris, I have been using your programs for a while. Is there a calendar that will give me a good mix of strength, toning, and fat burning but will not hurt my knees. I have gained 25 pounds in my 40s and can’t stand myself anymore. 🙁 I never gained weight until my forties and it sucks.
Here is what our expert had to say regarding your question:
Great to hear from you. Sorry you’re feeling frustrated right now, but please know you are not alone! We all go through those valleys with our bodies. They key is that you have hit your limit and are ready to do something about it.
Depending on your fitness level we have a lot of great options. If you are in pretty good shape and able to do our intermediate/advance programs I suggest these:
Metabolic Reboot – This sounds like the perfect RX for what you are trying to solve. Just be willing to modify anything that is too much impact for your knees. If there are lunges that bug you, turn them into squats. If there is jumping, we usually give great low impact options.
Hiit it Hard -High intensity interval training is one of the quickest way to kick your butt back into shape. This is a tough but great program. Same rules about modifying apply!
LIFT – this is our low impact functional training program. It might be just the thing you need to work hard, but skip all impact to protect those knees.
Good luck and let us know!
Kim, GHU Team
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How do I get the $20.00 special, for the rest of the year, you spoke about on Kare11 Saturday? Would like to get started. Thank you!
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Dear Chris, I’ve used your DVDs since the two week turnaround and more. I had been through a lot of others in the past and the instructors were either pushing without explaining the moves, or they were going way too hard core on spirituality before explaining the practical aspects of the workouts. I like that your nutrition tips are science based because not only are fads a temporary fix at best (say, cross fit)- they are also horrible for actual joint and gut health. I am so excited to try out GHU, and it’s so refreshing to see you as well as the other instructors who have the same approach. I don’t need to be part of a cult to be fit. I just need the right information, the right guidance, the right tools, and motivation. Awesome! Awesome!!
Looking forward to starting a regular thing
Yes, I agree more cardio kickboxing. I love cardio kickboxing. It was what I first started doing when I started my weight loss and is always one of my daily workouts , 10lb slimdown , when I first started i found you on exercise TV. Back in 2010 and have been doing your workouts ever since.
I am interested in attending some of Chris’s classes live. Where is her studio located and do you have to have a membership or can you attend 1 or 2 classes on a trial basis?
Hi there – so I teach at the Life Time Fitness in Plymouth Minnesota. It is a club with memberships – but I am happy to have a guest anytime if I know in advance!
Thank you. I will check into their membership options.
As a 63 year old every day workout person since 1974, I just love your power walk workouts plus those with light weights. As I just can’t quite do some of the same workouts I did years ago now, keep these coming. You and Jodi, and Lindsey offer wonderful workouts in this my favorite choice!
Hi Chris, I’m 50 and have exercised on and off ( mainly off) and now regretting it. I have very little flexibility and need to start at the beginning. Do you have some videos that will help beginners?
We absolutely have beginner workouts and you are never too late or too old – start now – you have a lot of years ahead of you!!
Check out our Move to Lose program, Walk & Tone Program and a few of the GOLD WORKOUTS – Walk & Sculpt, Low impact Fusion, Pilates and Yoga. Check out the Get Started Beginners calendar and the Beginner to Buff calendar! Join our private facebook group for support – the women are super engaged and help each other :)!! https://www.facebook.com/groups/315532938781393/?ref=bookmarks
Hi how are you, I’m rita and because of you I love to watch your video you are amazing and very nice works. I need your advice for workout and diet I like to be fit strong like you . Now I’m on diet and everyday doing exercise from Jillian Michaels . If it’s posssible to do programm plz
Hi Rita. Our workouts are so versatile & amazing I am sure you will love them!
My suggestion is to start first with the “beginners program” workout calendar: https://www.gethealthyutv.com/post/calendar/beginners-program/
Since you are already working out you may want to check out the “total body transformation” calendar because it is a little more advanced: https://www.gethealthyutv.com/post/calendar/total-body-transformation/
If you are looking for healthy recipes and healthy living tips we have a ton of FREE content at: https://gethealthyu.com/
Please let us know if you have any other questions.
Chris: I have a question. Joined (wonderful annual offer! WOW!) and am doing the Firm N Burn rotation. I’m on day #2 and it calls for “Bodyweight Circuits”. I could not find it anywhere and the only workout I found that was 45 minutes was Body Weight Intervals. Is this one in the same workout? Just so I now I did the right one. Thanks in advance. Cleda
Hi, Cleda. Congratulations on completing day 2! We are SO glad you joined GHU TV and are liking the workouts. We are also so glad you e-mailed because you caught a typo on that calendar for us! You are correct the bodyweight circuits should say bodyweight intervals and we are in the process of fixing that now. Thank you so much for reaching out to us! Keep up the great work, we have more fun workouts on the way!
Just wanted to let you know that I printed out the Firm and Burn calendar and it still says Bodyweight Circuits.
Hi Chris, I Workout with you in the past and loss a lot of weight. Just would like you to know I’m back and I’m ready to get back on track. 🙂
I am new to the program and would like to know what would be the best routines for me to begin with. I want and have to a lot of weight, but for right now my target is 50 lbs hopefully by April 2017, so I don’t want to waste anytime doing the wrong workout routines and not seeing results.
Here are my stats:
Current weight: 256
Welcome to GHU TV! I suggest you start with the Beginners Program Calendar and see how that goes for you. When you are ready for more of a challenge then follow the Metabolic Re-Boot Calendar. I love these calendars because they let you try a bunch of different workouts and the variety is great for your workouts. Here is that info for your convenience: https://www.gethealthyutv.com/post/calendar/beginners-program/
Along with these workouts, eating a clean and balanced diet will really encourage you to reach your weight loss goals, check out Chris’s e-books and in particular Get Started with Clean Eating, here is that info: http://gethealthyu.com/product/get-started-with-clean-eating-bundle/
This 2 week program filled with nutritional information and a meal plan will really help you get that kick start to get back on track.
To keep yourself on track please join our private GHU TV Facebook group! Here is that link for your convenience:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/315532938781393/. This is where we share workout tips, recipes, and all of our latest workout info! Please keep us posted on your progress.
Where can I find the better butt challenge videos
Hi, Sandra. The Better Butt Challenge was posted on Chris’s Facebook page. If you go to Facebook and type in chris freytag better butt challenge in your search bar the video of the exercises will come up. Here is a link to the exercises and challenge from the GHU site as well.
Chris, I love your cardio kickboxing workouts. I would love to have a few more–45 minutes or longer. I used to hate exercise, and I look forward to this type of workout. Just a suggestion. 🙂
I agree! Would love more cardio kickbox!