HIP Slim Down/Tone Up Challenge: Results!

Written by: Kayte Corrigan

Today is the day! Thanks to two and a half months of hard workouts, the HIP trainers and the HIP 7-Day Detox, I officially fit back into my dance team jeans. Happy Birthday to me!

I’m not just counting the buttons on my fly, I’ve got pounds and inches to add up too. I’ve lost 10lbs, 1 inch off my bust, 2 inches at my waist and 2 more around my hips. My limbs are slimmer too, with a half-inch gone on each thigh and a whopping 1½ inches on each arm! That’s 9 inches that disappeared. Someone take me somewhere tropical, I’m bikini ready!

This isn’t over because my day is up, it’s a lifestyle makeover I’m dedicated to maintaining. I had neglected my health by letting stress not only pack on the pounds but I also put my body on a problem path of migraines and fatigue. My change in mindset is a gift that goes beyond the weight loss. It’s the best birthday present I could give to myself.

I’m feeling so good, another year older doesn’t mean anything. I can’t wait to jump into 29 and rebound back up to 30 next year!

The before picture on the left was taken 9/22/12, shooting a short video. The after photo on the right was taken 12/16/12, wearing said dance team jeans of 2003 with each button buttoned! Hope to see you at HIP working for results too!

Kayte Walsh

Trainer, HIP Studio

Before

After

HIP 7 Day Detox, Written by: Kayte Corrigan

With the holidays right around the corner, these next few weeks are a prefect time to clean up our diets and push ourselves to the next level in class. As much as we don’t want to believe it, 80% of results comes from what we eat. Just because you killed yourself in a HIP class doesn’t give you a free pass to eat whatever you want. If you’re looking for a kickstart to clean eating our 7 day detox will help you curb unhealthy cravings, boost your metabolism, help you loss weight and promote energy. Most importantly it will give you the tools to help you eat healthy throughout the holiday season. Since launching the detox we’ve had over 50 clients & trainers complete the 7 days with amazing results. A lot of you have been asking about it so if you interested, follow Kayte this week as she bravely recounts her 7 days. 

-Christine Crivello, Owner HIP Studio

Prep Day:

While living in Southern California, I’ve done my fair share of cleanses. I guess in Michigan, where I’m originally from, they don’t detox. Since I moved to the golden state 6 years ago I’ve experienced a few fiber cleanses, a raw food cleanse, and a weird one involving salad dressing and a salt water flush (I was naïve). The HIP 7-Day Detox Program is pretty serious, but nothing I can’t handle.

I met with Jayne, HIP’s Nutrition Coach and Detox Diva, a couple days ago, so I’ve had some time to digest (no pun intended) what I’m getting into. I needed a prep day to gather all my ingredients and clear my head. I got the items on the list from my local farmer’s market and the health food store for stuff I didn’t have in the house.

Filling out my health history with Jayne was revealing. It’s almost like getting your horoscope read. I was able to draw parallels between how I feel, act, and eat the way I do. I learned about the comfort of a turkey sandwich and my need to be prepared. I took to journaling on my prep day and set out my expectations for the detox and took a closer look at my turkey sandwich issue. If it’s not obvious, my discovery comes through writing. For others it’s reading, or talking to a trusted friend or family member. That moral support comes from many areas, and don’t fool yourself into thinking you don’t need it.

My boyfriend, whom I live with, is a health conscious individual himself, and a little jealous I was detoxing… until he read about it. He’s resolved to eating raw for the week, in support of me and to challenge himself. It makes the experience a lot easier when the people you live with are on board. You really have to stick with this cleanse and dedicated a week to your body, no slip-ups, cheating or excuses. But it’s only one week, and not by any means a fast. I’m looking forward to coming out the other end (okay, pun intended that time) with a hard reset, better eating habits and tons of energy.

-Kayte Walsh

Writer, Trainer

HIP Studio