About 2017-12-31T19:32:42+00:00




“It’s amazing what we can do when we come together.”

According to the CDC report during the past 20 yrs., there has been a dramatic increase in obesity in America and the rates remain high. Through my research I learned that more than one-third of U.S. adults (35.7%) and approximately 17% (or 12.5 million) of children and adolescents aged 2-19 are obese. This shocked me the most when I began researching and saddened me to think our children have gotten to the point where they can’t play and have fun because they are too overweight to enjoy it. It is too easy to sit on your IPad or cell phones and play games than it is to go outside and play like a kid should! It has to stop – NOW! We, as their parents, need to set good healthy examples of how to life a good healthy lifestyle instead of the fast food quick and easy way of life. I am a parent of three and a grandparent or three. It’s hard, we stay so busy and it is hard to food prep on Sundays but it is a must to set a good example.

I prayed about it and decided we needed to end the trend of obesity at the grass roots level. We could make a difference right in our own back yard. With the amazing help of our coaches and committee members we are excited to bring a weight loss challenge to the South Knoxville and Seymour, TN communities. Without the help of God and our wonderful volunteers we wouldn’t be able to offer this non profit organization to the community. Our goal is to provide our participants with the tools and tips they need to make their choices a lifetime change. It is so important to have a good foundation to build on. Many programs out there today just push you along with drink my special energy drink or protein supplements without teaching folks the core information on proper nutrition to help them make their lifestyle change permanent. Get Fit Seymour does this for you! We offer nutrition classes, shopping trips to Food City, fitness classes to chose from to help you become a success in your goals.

For a small registration fee you will be able to participate in our 6 week program attending unlimited nutrition and fitness classes to discover yourself and your likes when it comes to classes and food. We also offer you a community of like minded folks who will be your support group throughout the program and beyond. You will be able to make friends, meet folks who can help encourage you as well as push you to be a better version of YOU! The registration fee goes to help us pay for the insurance to cover the program, supplies and things needed to offer classes to you.  You will also have 2 coaches one a team to guide you, receive a tshirt and wristband that will gain you access to all of the classes. I personally paid $15 a class to attend classes in Knoxville and Maryville trying to find what I liked to do and none of them offered nutrition guidance. I even went the way of buying videos and programs online to try to “figure it all out”.

I spent A LOT of money trying to figure it out – with Get Fit Seymour you don’t have to travel all around AND spend a lot of money –  you get to experience it all with our wonderful fit community.

Our business sponsors and volunteers have been wonderful in helping us make this dream a reality. We truly hope you will go out to their businesses, patronize them, and thank them for sponsoring our program so we can bring it to you at such a low fee. Remember – without them we couldn’t make this possible.  Our staff members are all volunteers and they genuinely care about you and your success. We have all been there, walked the walk and talked the talk. We ask that you leave your excuses behind. Shed them, if you will and open yourself up to the possibilities of a brighter healthier future with you enjoying a fit life, one free from worry of weight issues etc.

We wish you much success with the challenge and hope that you find living a healthy and fit lifestyle just as rewarding as we do.

Thanks for the support that’s made it all possible!

Gretchen Rivers