Welcome to the new home of GST Fitness & Wellness! So, what does GST stand for? Gretchen, Steve, my hubby and Taylor, our daughter. Why the name? GST is a FAMILY business, with family oriented principles and beliefs. GST strives in it's personal touch, helping you to achieve your fitness goals! We work with all fitness levels and ages, providing you all of the ingredients needed for a HEALTHY LIFESTYLE! We promote TEAMWORK, EXCELLENCE, INTEGRITY and a POSITIVE OUTLOOK on life. GST is truly GRATEFUL and BLESSED for it's amazing clientele!
See what GST clients have to say:
"I am a 44year old woman who was very overweight. I've tried every diet out there, I didn't want to workout, I wanted to take the easy way with pills and of course we all know they don't work. I had been to the doctors and the doctor had told me that my blood pressure and my cholesterol were through the roof and I was very overweight. He told me I was a ticking time bomb~I was scared to death! I knew I had to do something. A girlfriend of mine told me about Gretchen and that maybe she could help me. I don't remember the date I started with Gretchen, but I do remember the DAY very well. It was a cold and rainy out and I was nervous to meet her. When I kocked on her door she opened the door with the warmest smile I can ever remember. I knew right then and there, I had made the right choice. She invited me into her office and we sat and talked for quite a while, she made me feel so comfortable and I could tell she was genuinely interested in what I was saying. When I left, I felt like my life had just changed. She made a Meal Plan for me, and asked if I wanted to start coming to one of her many classes she offered. I went to her class that was called Bikini Blasters and it was the most fun I had ever had at a workout class! I have been hooked ever since! I call Gretchen my drug~once you go to her you are HOOKED!!! GST offers such a range of classes for ALL ages. My daughters come with me who are now also HOOKED!! I have brought many of my friends as well. You work at your own pace and she is ALWAYS there to encourage you every step of the way/ She sends out Motivational Quotes every morning which I look forward to each and everyday. Since going to GST and spending time with Gretchen, I have lost over 40lbs, my blood pressure is NORMAL, without prescribed medication as well as my cholesterol. My doctor is TRULY amazed. GST offers ISAGENIX products that are truly amazing and I would recommend them to everyone. If you can't tell by what I have written that Gretchen/GST has been the best thing that has ever happened to me and I will continue to share my experience with everyone I meet and recruit all that I can. Gretchen has been a great inspiration to me and my family and for that I am forever grateful. I could go on and on about Gretchen because she is the most amazing, caring person I have ever met! So give GST a try...you won't regret it, I promise!" Lisa Mullins~ Mt Airy, MD
"GST Fitness has changed my life in so many ways, not only on a fitness level, but an emotional and spiritual level as well. I have been training with Gretchen for 3 years now and she has taught me more than how to better my fitness level and nutrition. She has made me a believer; that all things are possibe. "Go for your goals", "set your limits high", "don't give up", "you are amazing and can accomplish amazing things", are just a few words that I can say and believe now because of Gretchen. I feel great and I am so much more confident. GST provides one-on-one training sessions, as well as group classes. The classes are fun and challenging. There is so much support from everyone, it's easy to push yourself and accomplish things you never thought were possible. Not only is Gretchen an amazing trainer, but her clientele is one of a kind. We are truly a "family". Each one of us is there to better ourselves one way ot another. We support each other, help each other and have trulybecome life long friends. With each new client, comes a new part of GST's "family". With Gretchen's words of encouragement and her dedication towards each individual person, sets her aside from all others. Gretchen knows what she is doing and is great at it! I never feel as though I am just a "client"!" Nicole Bohrer~ Gaithersburg, MD
"Nearly every day you meet new people, but it's not every day you meet someone who changes your life!
I had the good fortune of meeting Gretchen in April 2007, when my friend talked me into signing up for a GST Bikini Blasters Class. I was 35 years old and in the worst shape of my life. I was nervous and a little intimidated about working out with Gretchen after seeing the pictures of her on her website, once I met her and the other girls in the class, I realized that these women were very much like me....mothers, sisters, and daughters working towards the same goals of getting fit and feeling better about themselves.
Since that time, I have participated in countless other classes and have enjoyed all of them. The workouts are fun and there is camaraderie amongst her clients that you don't get elsewhere. I have met incredible women of all different ages and all different fitness levels, all supporting one another.
In addition to taking classes, Gretchen developed a personalized meal plan for me to help me meet my goals...and her meal plans work! I have seen an incredible improvement not only in my physical appearance and energy level, but also in my outlook on life; and, I owe it all to Gretchen and her guidance and expertise! For once in my life, I am excited about exercising and eating healthy.
Gretchen is a very motivational and spiritual person, and she brings out the good in everyone who steps foot inside her gym. She is there with you encouraging you every step of the way, giving you the strength you need to get through the workout, the day, the week. She not only opens your eyes to new ways of eating, new exercises and new ways to step up your workouts, but she also teaches you to love yourself and believe in yourself. She truly has changed my life in every way. Because of her, I know that I can achieve anything I set out to do!
Gretchen and GST are the best investment you can make for yourself. You cannot put a price tag on the benefits you will reap....and you are worth it!!!" Kim Howes~ Monrovia, MD
"In May 2008, I started on my quest to get in shape for my Oct. 2008 wedding. As fate would have it, I came across a GST business card and called for some information. I was impressed with the vast array of work-out choices; from one-on-one training to various classes throughout the week and weekends. I was invited to try a class and stay after to discuss my goals. I immediately got enveloped into "The GST Family" and could not have dreamed of not only getting the training schedule I needed to meet my wedding day vision, but also the constant motivation, enthusiasm, support, and advice on meeting those goals. I belonged to gyms before and had other trainers before but no one has that special, personalized touch that GST provides. GST made all the difference to me because I looked and felt fantastic on my wedding day. I certainly couldn't have done it without them." Sandi Ricci ~ Brookeville, MD
"GST ROCKS!!! I have been here for 3 months now and it has been the best decision I have ever made. I feel great and I am working on achieving my fitness goals. GST is a place for anyone who is willing to work hard and have fun. For a great workout, try the boxing class." Laura Lee
"GST has been a positive and life changing experience for me. I trained with GST through my entire pregnancy. Training made me feel better about my body image and it helped make my labor and delivery quick and easy. 10 weeks after my son was born, I was back at GST training. My son is now 4 months old and I am proud to say that I am back to the weight I was before I got pregnant. I attribute all of this to GST. GST is a family and wth the support of that famil, I am able to stay focused on living a healthy life. I am thankful that I found GST." Katie Acton