Joy Lives Pain Free and Improved Her Tennis Game

My name is Joy and I’ve been coming to Gritton’s Training System for about a year. I was in such bad shape when I first started at GTS. I would have to take a nap after every workout for the first couple of months. But I stuck with it.  I made an appointment with myself for working out and I had to keep it no matter what. Because if I made the decision the day of the workout based on how I felt, I would never have gone. I hated it for the first few months.

But now I actually look forward to going. I am so much stronger. I have so much more energy. I workout, go to a 2-hour tennis practice, work in the yard for 2 or 3 hours and make dinner. I put in full days after working out and have the energy to spare.

My first love is Tennis.  I like to play several times a week.  GTS has improved my game so much. I am faster and stronger. I also can play 3 long sets without getting tired.   I love it when we go to 3 sets because my opponents are tired and I am not.

The best part about GTS is that I have no pain. For the last several years, I would have pain in my right hip that radiated down my leg every night. I had been to the doctor and to physical therapy and nothing helped. It was so bad that if really affected my sleep. I’m not sure when it disappeared but it’s been gone for months. I am so thankful to have no pain. I love GTS and plan to keep it up. Yoga is great too. Thank you, GTS!

Meredith Transformed Her Body and Her Confidence

I had been to Gritton’s Training System every now and then when I was in college, but when I moved back to Georgia this summer it was the first time that I decided to join the program and be all in. I was going through a really difficult time when I decided to start working out. I had been married for a year and a half and my husband had just left me and filed for divorce. As I began the training program I was right in the middle of the worst of my grief. I was really struggling to know who I was. My husband had fed me a lot of detrimental lies about myself and my body. He would often comment on the fact that I was too fat, that my arms looked better when they were thinner, that I was weak and incapable. When I started at Gritton’s Training System it was because I had made a decision to work out and be fit for myself, not for him. It was a big step for me.

At first, I felt really dumb and weak because my weights were tiny compared to other people’s weights. The lies in my head that I was not capable were still pretty strong. But gradually, the trainers helped me to believe in the truths about myself. They pushed me to grab bigger weights, to use the right form, to eat a well-balanced diet, and to not be down on myself.

My weights started increasing and I started seeing results. I began to realize that I am strong and capable. I began to find more joy in my life and I think a part of that was due to the mental, emotional, and physical strength I found at Gritton’s Training System. I am now down almost 2% body fat which is awesome, and even though I still have work to do to be consistent in my strength-building and weight loss, I am proud to say that even though I know that it will be hard, I know that I can do it because I am strong!

Ruthie Crushed Her Goals in Record Time

Lost 9lbs and 7% of her body fat with GTS


“I have always ‘lived to eat’.  Through Gritton’s Training System I have learned to FUEL my body.   I am fitter than I have ever been.  I love being a part of the GTS family. To be around other fitness enthusiasts who encourage you and push you to be better is awesome. With Jeremy’s nutrition coaching and specific training style,  I was able to lose 10 lbs and go from 24% body fat to 17% in just three months. Amazing results but an even bigger blessing to be on this fitness journey with terrific people. Thanks GTS!”

Jim Slattery’s Success


Jim Slattery, current GTS client shared this with us recently.  He trains with us 2-3 days a week and runs doing intervals and some distance.  Jim has lost 48lbs with GTS and counting! Always up for a challenge, Jim is dedicated to his workouts and his strength has grown while his waistline shrunk! Way to go JIM! We are so proud of you and your efforts are inspiring! Thank you for sharing your health journey with us!

Small Steps Towards Success

Gail FoxGail came to us earlier this year wanting to lose a little weight and build strength.  It has been such a joy to watch her incredible success.  In a relatively short amount of time she lost 16lbs and 10% of her body fat, and continues to get stronger every day.

Gail religiously attends her sessions, follows her nutrition plan and makes time to train for events like an upcoming sprint triathlon.  And you wouldn’t be hard pressed to find her outside spreading mulch, weeding gardens or landscaping.  Life puts demands and stress on all of us, it’s us who have to make time to accomplish our goals.  And it’s ok to recognize that you need a coach or a trainer to get you there.

Gail constantly strives for improvement and helps us all laugh along the way.  Love you Gail!



Accountability and Encouragement = Progress

DebbieFor some people, they pick a goal and just go get it done  For others, we need the support of others to help get us there.  Both methods work, but figuring out what you need to get to your goal is essential. Recognizing what you need to be successful is the primary step in conquering an obstacle.  Whether it’s a weight loss goal or training for an athletic event…we sometimes need someone to show us the way and keep us accountable.

Our client Debbie is a great example of that! She has made amazing changes, gotten so much stronger physically and has lost over 13 lbs with in her words, “Accountability and Encouragement!” Debbie is no slacker.. she drives into Atlanta when it’s still dark three times a week to give her time to an amazing group called Back on My Feet, an organization that uses running to help those experiencing homelessness change how they see themselves, inspire self confidence and purpose, encouraging positive life change.  So clearly, Debbie doesn’t lack motivation and commitment. Debbie needed accountability and encouragement to help her keep moving forward.

“Thank you, thank you! You all have blessed me with your support in doing the right thing with my nutrition and exercise.  GTS is so encouraging .. My high school class reunion is this summer, so I am excited to be returning as a healthier me! Accountability and direction are everything!”