Fishers resident opens Fit Chicks

Before (left) and after photos of Rosalyn Harris. (Submitted photos)
Before (left) and after photos of Rosalyn Harris.
(Submitted photos)

By Renee Larr

Rosalyn Harris, Fishers, opened a new health and fitness studio for women in Fishers called Fit Chicks on July 1. Coach Roz, as she is called by her clients, formerly owned the Get in Shape for Women franchise. Harris felt it was time to take her program out on its own. She’s created a five-step program for weight loss maintenance.

“It’s a comprehensive program that involves five components – real weights, smart cardio, clean eating, metabolism coaching and accountability. Smart cardio involves high intensity interval training, cross-training and programs like a 50 day challenge,” Harris said.

She meets with each new client to find the best plan of action.

“We get to know them, their goals and what they want to accomplish. We look at body composition and take body fat measurements. I know based on what they want to accomplish if they need to come two times or three times a week, for three months or six months and then I’ll recommend a program for them. It’s customized for them,” Harris said.

Women work in small groups to facilitate accountability. Small groups allow for one-on-one interaction between clients and counselor.

“No more than four ladies train at one time. You get a lot of individual attention but you’re in a group,” she said.

Harris stresses the importance of women who are mothers and wives having a place all their own.

“This isn’t just a place to workout. They’re coming for really important things to happen in their life – managing diseases, feeling better about themselves, getting their mental awareness together, having a place all their own. This is a spot just for them,” she said.

Harris struggled with her own weight loss issues for several years. She knew how to lose weight but never learned how to sustain the weight loss. She has researched methods of weight loss maintenance for many years. With that research she has managed to keep 90 pounds off for 14 years.

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