Allan wanted to get back into shape and get back to running at the pace he used to in college. Well, after going through the Transformation he now leaves his college-aged self in the dust.
I hardly know where to begin.
I am a 40-year-old husband and father of six children. I live in Spokane, Washington but run a business based in Central California, where I have traveled regularly each week for the past three years. My incredibly busy schedule—combined with the stress of operating a business, managing a large family (thankfully I have a wonderful wife), traveling, lack of sleep, lack of regular exercise, and poor food choices—led to several negative health consequences.
Although I am a former high school and college athlete, and triathlete as a younger adult, my lifestyle led to a weight gain of 25 pounds. I had less energy, was looking and feeling very run down and unhealthy, was getting tired of not being able to fit properly into my clothes, and quite frankly did not feel good about myself or the path my future health was on. My poor physical condition had developed so gradually that I did not realize just how out of shape and unhealthy I had allowed myself to become. In June 2011, I had a routine physical exam and, for the first time, had results that were not good. Besides being 25 pounds overweight, I discovered I had elevated cholesterol of 218, LDL of 149, and blood pressure bordering on hypertension at 139/78.
As a side note, I have always been told by lab techs in the past, when drawing my blood, that I had great veins—which, in years past, were visibly obvious. However, last June when I was giving blood for my physical exam, I noticed that my veins had disappeared from sight. The lab tech even had a tough time trying to get a vein visible to see—due to the all the fat that had developed on my arm, I’m sure. Immediately, I began researching my options, not wanting to end up on medication if I could avoid it.
My research led me to Unicity.
I started on Bios Life Slim in December 2011. Being skeptical by nature, I took another blood test after only 60 days of having just used Bios Life Slim, and was thrilled to learn my cholesterol results had substantially improved—without changing anything, at that point, with my diet or exercise. During those 60 days, my total cholesterol dropped from 218 to 193, and my LDL lowered from 149 to 123.
I was excited—so excited that I flew to Unicity’s headquarters in Orem, Utah to investigate the company further. I spent an entire day meeting and interrogating everyone in the company—from the coaches, to the Chief Science Officer, to the former CEO and now top-level Franchise Partner, to the President, and nearly everyone in between. I had prepared six pages of questions before I got there. (As a former police officer, I knew what questions to ask.) I was so impressed with what I learned and experienced, I knew my wife Nicole and I had to get started with our own personal transformations right away.
We started the program together, and very much enjoyed having the same coach. She was incredible. She was knowledgeable, organized, caring, believing, encouraging, and challenged us both to achieve the level of success each of us desired—and had shared with her independently. I became very impressed with the Get Slim Now Transformation after I saw and felt results by just the second week into the program.
By week five, after losing my first 10 pounds on the program, my wife and I were so excited to learn I had stopped snoring at night. Being able to sleep in the same bed together—without my snoring continually waking her up throughout the night, as well as not having her waking me up through the night to request that I stop snoring—was a huge blessing for both of us! If for no other reason alone, this one benefit of the program would have been worth it. Thankfully however, I continued to experience many more exciting benefits as the weeks passed.
By week eight, our six children had really begun to take notice of our change in lifestyle and were excited. On their own, nearly all of them began making changes in their eating habits, as well as in their level of exercise activity. Even our seven-year-old son and eight-year-old and daughter began running on our treadmill—wanting to start their own training program to get in better shape and improve at running. What a thrill this was for me to see.
By week nine, people outside our immediate family began to take notice of my physical changes and making comments. I had one lady think I was younger than my little brother who is two years younger than I am, is in great shape, and is an Ironman triathlete himself! I also had a 22-year-old man, who was in excellent physical shape, tell me at the lake that I was “ripped!” It made me feel quite good to be told this by someone in such incredible shape himself.
By week 11, our entire family ran a 5k race in Spokane. Even our five year old completed the race with a long-arm cast on her broken right arm. I have only ran a handful of 5k races in my life, and have never run a 5k in under 19:20 minutes (even when I was 33 years old and in very good shape). Now I am 40 years old, and after having gone through the Get Slim Now Transformation I ran the 5k in 18:12 minutes. I was ecstatic! That was an average pace of 5:52 minutes per mile! I knew I felt great, but after that race I knew why: I truly was in excellent shape! I placed 7th overall out of about 200 racers. Some of them were Division 1 university runners from Gonzaga University.
All in all, I have lost 25 pounds (going from 193 lbs to 168 lbs), more than 7% body fat, 5.25 inches from my waist, 1.75 inches from my neck, lowered my total cholesterol from 218 to 154 (a 64 pt./29% drop), lowered my LDL from 149 to 97 (a 52 pt./35% drop), Hemoglobin A1C from 5.4 to 5.0, and my blood pressure lowered from 139/78 to 115/69. Even my resting pulse went from 72 to 60 beats per minute. My heart is happy.
I started this program with some goals, one of which was to run my first half marathon in October. However, after my 5k race during week 11 of this program, I modified my vision to something I have always wanted to do, but never thought could be a reality until now. I adjusted my vision from desiring to complete a half marathon to completing a full marathon in October. I have never run more than a 6.2 mile race in my life, so a marathon will be a huge accomplishment for me. My goal is to run it in 3:45 hours, which is an 8:30 minute per mile average pace.
In the meantime, I am enjoying continuing my new, healthy lifestyle, and all the benefits that come as a result—feeling better, more energy, having fewer wrinkles, being much stronger with better muscle tone, much better veins again in my arms now that the extra fat has disappeared, sleeping better, not snoring, running faster than ever before, and sharing all this with the many people who are now asking me how they can get started with their own Transformation experience. How fun!
Thank you, Unicity, for developing this wonderful program and products; and a big thank you to my coach! I have never been more excited about where my wife Nicole and I are heading in our physical health and wellness—all thanks to the Get Slim Now Transformation!
I’m very excited to share my experience with the Get Slim Now Transformation.
Before this program, I was a skeptic. At first—as a busy wife and homeschooling mother of six children—I didn’t think I had time to fit a new lifestyle into my schedule. However, I realized that if I didn’t make some lifestyle changes I would follow in my grandparent’s footsteps by developing diabetes.
I never met my grandmother on my father’s side, and only met my grandfather once at the age of two. My grandmother died at the young age of 43 as a result of her diabetes. I have often wondered what she was like, and missed not having the privilege of knowing her. My grandfather also developed diabetes and had his leg amputated as a result. He eventually lost his battle with this devastating disease as well. Over the years, I never thought too much about what killed them both; but as I entered my 40s this September, I thought more about it. I came to the realization that I must choose to do my part to prevent it! I didn’t want to be selfish; I knew I needed to care for my loved ones, and I needed to make changes in my life—not only for my own sake, but for the sake of my husband, children, and hopefully someday my grandchildren and great grandchildren!
I have always carried weight in my mid-section. Unfortunately, it has been so difficult to get rid of my belly fat, or what I called my ‘”second spare tire.” I had read an article that said your waist circumference is a good predictor of chronic disease. Mine was in the process of contributing to that statistic.
Before this program, I felt unmotivated and discouraged about my physical shape. I lacked energy, I wasn’t confident, and I was overweight, stiff, and just plain weak. I was having a hard time keeping up with my six children, and I was actually starting to feel old for the first time in my life. My eating habits started to get out of control. Food was becoming security to me and I was feeling more and more confused with all the different diets and programs out there that all claimed to be the best. With diets having a 95% failure rate, who was I to believe? I knew I would be turning 40 soon and needed to do something quick because I was heading in the wrong direction, but I didn’t know what to do.
That’s when my husband learned about the Get Slim Now Transformation from a friend. Allan had called this friend to ask him if he knew of anything that would help his high cholesterol, due to the fact that he had just learned his was high at a routine physical exam. My husband excitedly told me about the program. I was a skeptic for sure, but when I learned more about the product—specifically the Bios Life Slim—I thought, “What do I have to lose? I’ll give it a try and it will be fun to do the program with my husband.”
I am so thankful I made the choice to do so. This program has changed my life in more ways than I can justly express. During the 13-week program, I have lost 14 pounds, 4.5 inches off my waist, 5.5 inches off my hips, 1 inch off my neck, and my body fat percentage dropped from 32% to 21%. I feel younger, my children say I’m happier and look like a “hot mama J,” my 18 year old daughter said my tummy is flatter than hers now (now that’s a big accomplishment for me after having six children), and my children and husband tell me my legs look very toned.
I feel stronger than ever before. I’m more confident, more positive, my family is happier because I’m happier, my core is super strong now, I don’t drag throughout the day, I feel more flexible, I have more knowledge on the right kind of foods to eat and the food to feed my family, I sleep better, I know how to better manage my stress now, and my intensity in my workouts continues to increase. If I had to put it all in one word, I feel like superwoman because of Unicity’s Get Slim Now Transformation—and it feels really good!
One example of me feeling so strong occurred recently when my husband and I played volleyball against four teenagers. In the past, we would have never of won. However, as a result of being on this program, we beat the four teenagers with ease. One thing I love about this program is its focus on my core; and because of a stronger core, I feel like my game became so much easier for me. I felt like a teenager again myself!
Not too long ago, when my husband was installing new 18”x 18” porcelain tile on our kitchen floor, out of curiosity I picked up one of those heavy tiles and asked him how much one of the tile pieces weighed. He told me it weighed 10 pounds. At that time I had lost 11 pounds. I was floored to actually feel how much weight I had been carrying around before losing the 11 pounds up to that point. That 10-pound piece of tile equated to a lot of fat!
Then I thought, my poor body, how sad that my joints, organs, etc. had to work so hard before losing my first 10 pounds of fat. It made me realize how I had been treating my body so badly before this program and how I never wanted to go back to that place again. We only get one body in this lifetime, and I’m motivated and equipped to give it everything good that it needs to function at its optimal best.
Thank you, Unicity, for giving me and my family this experience. The recipes, the online tracker, the exercise print outs, and more, made this program so much easier for my busy lifestyle. My favorite part was having my own Success Coach guiding me through the program. Many times I would tell people that I feel like a movie star on this program due to the fact that I have my own personal coach! I felt so important. Having an excellent coach, as well as a great Success Team, made things much easier. A big thank you to my awesome coach who taught me so much, and thank you to my success team for believing in me and pushing me past what I thought was my limit. I’m a new woman now because of all of you!
I’ve always wanted to run a half marathon; and thanks to this program, I’m going to run my first half marathon in October. I’m really ecstatic about it! One of my other goals before starting the Get Slim Now Transformation was to wear a size 6, which I now can easily wear, even at 5 feet 8 inches tall! Our children are even exercising now and making better food choices because of the example we set before them. That in itself is the biggest accomplishment for me as a mother—being the best role model I can be for them so they in turn can be good, knowledgeable role models for their future children.
I was always skinny—really skinny—all through high school and my first year of college. It wasn’t until my sophomore year in college (after transferring schools because of in-state tuition) that I started to put on unwanted weight. It wasn’t a lot at first, just a few pounds here and there, and it was never enough to bother me.
Then I started nursing school and I discovered I am a not only a stress eater, but an emotional eater as well. I still didn’t put on too much weight and I tried to work out when I could, but my biggest weight gain occurred when I started working the night shift as a Registered Nurse on a pediatric medical/surgical floor in a hospital. I absolutely loved my job as a nurse, but the night shift takes a toll on your body and it was taking a toll on my outward appearance—and it was absolutely taking a toll on how I felt about myself. I eventually left my job at the hospital to earn my Master’s Degree to become a nurse practitioner.
As a student, I have been able to see patients and their families and, unfortunately, I have seen my fair share of overweight children and overweight parents. It has not only been my job, but my responsibility to encourage my patients to adopt healthier lifestyles; but I always felt like a hypocrite—telling these people to lose weight, exercise, improve their diet to become healthier, while at the same time I was sitting across from them weighing in at 180 pounds on my 5-foot-7 frame.
In April 2012, I was doing a clinical rotation in the small farm town where my parents currently live and where I spent all my summers. Early on, I was introduced to my neighbor and Unicity franchise partner, Kim. I had recently become engaged and wanted to lose weight for my wedding; but, more importantly, I wanted to become a better role model for the patients and families I was seeing in clinics. My vision was to look and feel great in my honeymoon bikini on a far-away beach. Kim and I sat down one evening to talk nutrition and it wasn’t hard for her to turn me on to the Get Slim Now Transformation. I had my initial labs drawn a few weeks later and I started my transformation—my journey. And what a transformation it has been!
I have learned so many skills to help me follow a healthy lifestyle—not just for the now, but for the rest of my life. My coach has been very supportive and I consider her part of my Success Team. She has made it so easy for me to find time to exercise, eat healthier, and control my stress (which will be very important once my classes start again!). My Success Team has been supportive throughout this process—from the very first day to 13 weeks later; from my lows days, encouraging me when I didn’t lose the amount I wanted to in any given week; to my high days, complimenting me on how well I’m doing.
Now everyone in my success team is starting to use some of the Unicity products. I even have several members of my family asking for some of the products! I can’t wait to start back to my graduate classes so my classmates and colleagues can learn more about my amazing 13-week journey! I am so thankful for Unicity and the Get Slim Now Transformation experience. I feel incredible. I have so much more energy, I feel great in a bathing suit, and I have the confidence and knowledge to continue on with my personal transformation. I want to continue to stay healthy and fit; I have even set another weight goal for myself. And that goal definitely includes using the Continuation Packs to keep me on track and monitor my success.
I am a 47-year-old wife and mother. I was always athletic as a child and young adult—playing basketball, track, softball, and swimming. But as I got older, I was doing fewer physical activities but I never stopped eating,. I’m 5’5″ tall and the last couple of years I noticed the weight just gradually started coming on. I knew it was time to do something different!
In May 2012, I ran into a friend of mine who I hadn’t seen in months and I immediately noticed she looked significantly slimmer. I asked her what she had been doing to lose all that weight, and she told me she had lost 31 pounds using a product called Bios Life Slim. I was immediately intrigued and she invited me to a mixer the next night. I attended the mixer and knew immediately I wanted to do the Get Slim Now Transformation! My friend was kind enough to bring the four starter products over to my house that very night at 10:00 p.m. and I started the next morning
It was a couple of days before I was hooked up with my coach, but I had already lost five pounds by then and knew I’d made the right decision to get on board.
I lost 24 pounds, my cholesterol went from 184 to 169, my triglycerides went from 50 to 33, my HDL went from 60 to 67, and my LDL went from 113 to 92. I lost 13.4 inches off my waist, 5 inches off my bust, 3.5 inches off my hips, and .5 inches off my neck.
I couldn’t be more thrilled with the changes I’ve experienced during my transformation. Not only in the way I look, but the way I feel and the responses I’ve been getting from people around me. I never intended to sell these products, but with the success I’ve had, it’s been easy. I’ve already signed up eight people for their own Get Slim Now Transformation and people continue to ask me what my secret is!
My coach was the best. He was so encouraging and he always challenged me to push myself. Just knowing I would be answering to him weekly helped keep me motivated and on track. The more success I had, the more I wanted to stay on track and I realize now it’s the best decision I’ve ever made regarding my health and overall well-being. Thank you so much for such an awesome experience and I plan to continue using the products and challenging myself to stay in the best shape of my adult life!
My daughter Shantel is the one who got me thinking about what I am eating and how to eat better. As a family, we have made a lot of good changes that have helped everyone. And my wonderful coach Whitney has kept me going, and her encouragement and knowledge of the program was instrumental in my success.
When I started the Get Slim Now Transformation, I weighed 325 pounds. I had little energy, and exercise was very hard for me. I loved sweets and eating whatever I wanted. I knew that before I started this program I had to really dig deep and find the strength within myself to do it. I have tried several times to lose weight just to give up and gain even more weight. I finally came to that point where I was ready.
Throughout the Transformation, I have learned so much. I know how to read labels, know about the different types of fats, what foods to avoid and what to eat. The thing that helped me the most was the 4–4–12. I love this concept. Watching what I eat and eating it at the right time was the biggest lesson that helped me the most.
Thirteen weeks has now gone by and I have lost 30 pounds, 1 inch around my neck, 5 inches around my waist, 4 inches around my hips, and my body fat went from 66% to 58%. I recently saw my doctor and he was so excited for me. I took in my blood work to show him and he just beamed. He told me I would soon be able to go off my blood pressure medicine and that I was no longer prediabetic.
This has been a life change for me—not just a diet. I have learned so much and plan to use what I have learned for the rest of my life. I have even started jogging. I have never jogged. You have no idea how surprised I am that I can jog.
Thank you for such a wonderful program and products. I look forward to completing my vision and having great health and strength for the rest of my life. When people ask how I accomplished this transformation, I will gladly tell them about Unicity and their wonderful Get Slim Now Transformation experience.
My problems with weight did not start until after I had my three boys. Then I was home with them and gave in to being lazy, watching TV, and eating whenever and whatever I craved. I had lost weight in the past, but I moved to another state and slowly gained back what I had lost—plus more.
After hearing about Bios Life Slim and its benefits, I decided to try it. I really didn’t know how I would handle the 4–4–12 and not have anything to eat before bedtime, but it wasn’t hard at all. After about three months, I attended a Get Slim Now Transformation meeting and signed up. Overall, it has been wonderful. My coach has been very supportive and taught me so much about what and when to eat. I really like the products. I’m going to do the continuation program because I think it will help me to keep doing what I have learned and keep my new habits.
At age 69, I’m feeling better than I have for a long time. I’m looking forward to losing whatever I can. So far, I have lost 29 pounds on Bios Life Slim and 40 pounds during the Get Slim Now Transformation. I don’t have a particular number in mind, but I think my body will know when I have reached the right weight for me. I plan on spending more time with my grandchildren and their children..
October 2010 was a time of reflection for me. I was entering the last year of my 30s and had a full life. I was a wife, a mother of three, and was working as a labor and delivery nurse—but I wanted more. After writing a wish list that became far too long, I thought, “What do I really want to focus on before turning 40?” The answer was easy. It was the same goal I was always reaching for but had never successfully accomplished. It was time to finally lose the extra weight and get healthy!
I talked with my family about this goal and my mother said she wanted to do it with me. So our journey began as we ate six small meals a day and exercised three times a week. After eight months, my mother had lost 60 pounds and I had lost seven. I was so proud of my mother; but, to be honest, I was more than a little jealous. Once again, I had been unsuccessful at losing weight. I felt sad, disappointed in myself, and hopeless that I would always be overweight. I was desperate to find a program that worked for me!
In May 2012, 11 months later, I was at my heaviest weight of 225—feeling unhealthy, unfit, and unhappy with myself. Plus, now I was 40 years old! I was talking to a friend I hadn’t seen in quite a while and she was excitedly telling me about Unicity and a 13-week transformation program that had worked for her. She didn’t need to say it with words; all I had to do was look at her! She looked fabulous and I wanted what she had! I signed up that day!
I was inspired and ready to start my own transformation! I received my products a few days later and got a call from my coach, Josh. I told Josh I was in it to win it! It was time for me to be successful at losing weight and getting healthy. I started following the 4–4–12 program and began using the Unicity products. I had a new-found love with exercise and began incorporating the High Intensity Interval Training into my life. Every Friday, I looked forward to hearing from my coach and learning more about diet and exercise. My body and attitude quickly started transforming. Every day, I felt leaner and stronger. This program was really working! Friends and family started complimenting me on my success, fueling my zest for staying accountable and consistent. I was turning into the fit 40 year old I had envisioned!
After 13 weeks, I had lost 30 pounds, 7.5 inches from my waist, 5.5 inches from my hips, and 1 inch from my neck. My lab values also changed dramatically! I’ve lowered my cholesterol 30 points, my triglycerides 43 points, and my LDL 21 points. This transformation has made me healthy from the inside out. I have worked this plan and this plan has worked for me!
Today, I am exhilarated and happy! I will continue this new way of life using Unicity products, healthy eating, and exercise to make even more positive changes in myself. I now know how it feels to be successful and will not go back to my old habits that made me unhealthy! Thank you to my family, my coaches, and to Unicity for this wonderful Get Slim Now Transformation!
We’re excited to announce new updates to the Get Slim Now Transformation Tracker. The following updates are effective immediately:
The HIIT Exercise Videos are now accessible on the Transformation Tracker through the Fitness tab and on the Fitness Planner page.
The Fitness Planner has been updated with a new look and feel. Similar to the meal planner, your Most Recent, Favorite, and Custom workouts will be found on the left-hand side of the page for ease in logging. You also have the option to copy and schedule workouts in the future or past.
The Fitness Test has been added as a means for you to assess your personal fitness throughout the program so you can see the progress you are making in your fitness.
We are looking forward to seeing how these changes help you on your path to achieving your vision. Please let your coach know what questions you may have as you adjust to these enhancements. From all of us with the Get Slim Now Transformation Team, we wish you the best as you continue transforming your life.
When my sister first approached me about Unicity products, I was skeptical. Having battled weight issues for such a long time, I had tried everything to lose weight only to lose some weight initially and then put it all back on—and then some! Listening to her explain the product and how it works—plus emphasizing it is not a diet but a lifestyle change to healthier living—sounded intriguing, so I decided to give it a try.
I started out just using Bios Life Slim and I did see some results, but I was not totally committed. Then she told me about the Get Slim Now Transformation; I signed up and my life has changed forever.
The program is easy to follow. The Bios Life Slim and Lean Complete taste great, and the 4–4–12 eating schedule was an easy adjustment. The exercise routine was nice and gradual—which helped because there is nothing more deflating than being pushed too far, too fast and not being able to keep up, and ultimately giving up! The support of my Success Team kept me motivated. But the most valuable tool in this whole process has been my coach Brenden. Being accountable not only to myself, Brenden kept me on track with his weekly calls that left me feeling proud of my progress. His enthusiasm for my accomplishments was infectious and renewing my commitment at the end of each call was inspiring. He has provided me with the knowledge and confidence I need in order to reach new goals and to incorporate a healthy diet and active lifestyle daily.
I have just completed my 13-week Transformation and have, to date, lost 30 pounds, nine inches, and my body fat is down eight percentage points. I have more energy, I feel better, I no longer suffer from heart burn, and I am just happier in general. I am thrilled with the results and would recommend the products without hesitation. I have signed up for the continuation packs and look forward to conquering new goals and sharing new victories with my coach and success team.
I want to say thanks to Unicity and the Get Slim Now Transformation experience!
My life has been entirely transformed in the last 13 weeks! After trying many different programs without success and feeling frustrated, I decided to give Unicity a chance. I am happy to say I have had a total body transformation!
I went through the Get Slim Now Transformation experience with my mom and it was great to have a mentor and partner to join me in my workouts! My coach, Cherryl, was outstanding and she helped me achieve the great results I have seen—and she will forever remain a part of my Success Team. In my first week, I lost nine pounds and over the 13 weeks I lost a total of 38 pounds and 12 inches! I am able to wear clothes in my closet I had only dreamed of fitting into again. I am down 3 sizes I am receiving compliments daily thanks to Unicity!
I started out walking 30 minutes each day, and now I am walking Granite Peak—our local ski hill—and I have started running too! I absolutely love the Unicity products and the way they make me feel, and I am excited to share this opportunity with everyone. I want others to have an opportunity to feel the way I do. My lab results have improved significantly and my physician has been quite pleased. Besides looking great and feeling on top of the world with all my energy, I am building a business based on my success with the Get Slim Now Transformation.
Thank you, Unicity and the Get Slim Now Transformation. You truly are responsible for making my life better!