Success Story: Brianna Bernard, a new mom now 50 pounds lighter and stronger in EVERY way

Posted by on Jan 10, 2015 in Success Stories

On October 27th, 2012, I became a mom to a sweet little boy named Tye. Throughout my pregnancy I gained a total of 70 pounds, and the week Tye was born I weighed 235. At the time I wasn’t overly concerned about all of the weight I had gained because I was positive it would come off quickly after the baby was born. And when Tye finally arrived, like most new moms, I was entirely too overwhelmed and busy with feedings and diaper changes to care about what I looked like!...

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Success Story: Jody and Jesse Gavin, a family finding fitness, health and strength together!

Posted by on Aug 24, 2014 in Success Stories

  Success Story: Jesse and Jody Gavin from Bodies By Burgoon on Vimeo. Our Story (Jody’s Perspective) Ten years ago Jesse and I were falling in love, enjoying the rush of getting to know each other and trying to figure out if this person was THE ONE. I had a list of things I hoped my husband would be. Thankfully, I had a flash of insight: we were young and unfinished. At 25 I was not everything I hoped to be in this life so I couldn’t expect the person I married...

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Success Story: Jessalyn Siewert, finding strength, finding herself, and finding a fit family like no other

Posted by on Jan 6, 2014 in Success Stories

We all have different stories and we’re all on a different journey. This is mine… My Bodies by Burgoon story starts long ago at a different (corporate) gym with a different trainer. I was fresh out of college and finally making money. I joined a gym to get myself in better shape and hired a trainer as a treat to myself. At that time I only knew Jason as the trainer at the gym who always worked out intensely in black sweatpants with a hoodie pulled up and over his head. I...

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Success Story: Jackie Fendler, discovering strength and health at 65 years old

Posted by on Sep 17, 2013 in Success Stories

Success Story: Jackie Fendler, discovering strength and health at 65 years old

Writing my story as a success story seems odd to me as I don’t feel like I am anywhere near the end of my fitness journey. But, I’m learning that when you make fitness part of life, it never ends. And, in all actuality, making fitness part of my life is the success. Over the past couple of years, prior to training with Bodies by Burgoon, I felt myself getting weaker and weaker, with less stamina and resilience. In fact, I felt very slug-like, partaking in no physical...

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Success Story: Dawn Bryant, 130 pounds lighter after one year and defining STRONG

Posted by on Aug 15, 2013 in Success Stories, Video

I never went looking for a trainer…or a gym. Let alone a family. But that’s what I found. And it was the most profound change of my life. I knew I needed to do something about the 266 pounds I was carrying around. I thought about it every moment. No one would know that, because people don’t like to admit that stuff. I pretended it was a non-issue. I purposefully over-emphasized my strengths so people (including myself) would forget that I was heavy…so...

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Success Story: Ashley Gruhlke

Posted by on Jul 23, 2013 in Success Stories

My story begins in third grade.  Simply put, kids can be mean. If you haven’t met me yet, I am Ashley Gruhlke. I make an impact wherever I go, I inspire, I am inspired, and I am determined. This has not always been so. I haven’t always felt comfortable in my own skin; on the outside, I was viewed as the big girl, on the inside I was just as thin and fit as every other girl, and I had an attitude to match. Due to my size, I was not able to participate in all of the...

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