Maintain Don't Gain Challenge

Thank you for your interest, however this challenge has been cancelled.

For more information, please contact Brett Unell at 214-239-7191 or brett.unell@bswhealth.org.

Oct. 28 – Dec. 27

The end of the year can be a busy time for everyone. There are a lot of fun distractions that can sometimes derail your well-intentioned healthy eating and fitness plans. This 8-week program is designed to support you through this jam-packed season while still allowing you to enjoy the best the holidays have to offer (hello latkes!). Join us for weekly fitness and lifestyle coaching and learn real-world strategies that will help you maintain the healthy habits you practice year-round. Enjoy the gelt and minimize the guilt!

“My coaches helped me believe in myself which helped me realize my power. My mindset changed and I began to see that by small increments I could change my lifestyle and my thinking. In our class, we learned what we could put in our ‘toolbox’ to succeed, from ourselves as well as from other group members. I also learned that just because I fell off the wagon doesn’t mean that I can’t get back on. It helped me to realize that I don’t have to be perfect because I know that I now have the motivation to succeed even if I have a small set back.”

– Recent 8-week Challenge Participant

Challenge Details

8 Weeks of


1 small group session per week



1 small group coaching session per week


1 class per week of your choice



1 session per week



With a support system of like-minded individuals on the same journey as you, we will help keep you on track to reach your goals.


Value of $920

$80 (Speedflex classes) + $50 (lifestyle coaching) + $600 (personal training) + $120 (NormaTec therapy)
*One-time charge of $400

Option 1

  • Mondays @ 8:00 am – Group Lifestyle Coaching (Brett Unell)
  • Wednesdays @ 8:00 am – Small Group Personal Training (Christi Simmons)

Option 2

  • Mondays @ 9:00 am – Group Lifestyle Coaching (Brett Unell)
  • Wednesdays @ 9:00 am – Small Group Personal Training (Christi James)

Option 3

  • Mondays @ 6:00 pm – Group Lifestyle Coaching (Brett Unell)
  • Wednesdays @ 6:00 pm – Small Group Personal Training (Barton David)

Option 4

  • Tuesdays @ 10:00 am – Group Lifestyle Coaching (Brett Unell)
  • Thursdays @ 10:00 am – Small Group Personal Training (Shay Bareni)

Option 5

  • Tuesdays @ 7:00 pm – Group Lifestyle Coaching (Brett Unell)
  • Thursdays @ 7:00 pm – Small Group Personal Training (Shay Bareni)

For more information, please contact Brett Alana Unell at 214-239-7191 or brett.unell@bswhealth.org or Lavalle Roberts at 214-239-7155 or lroberts@jccdallas.org.

What is my time commitment during this challenge?

During the eight weeks you will meet for scheduled sessions for a total of two days per week: once a week with your personal trainer and once a week with your lifestyle coach. Additionally, you have one Speedflex class to use per week on a day and time of your choosing.

Pro tip: schedule your Speedflex class either before or after your lifestyle coaching session. Because lifestyle coaching is conversational and doesn’t require physical activity, this a great way to get in your exercise without having to travel to classes three times per week.

What if I don’t see a day/time option that works for me?

We do our best to accommodate different schedules. If you don’t see a day/time option on our website that works for you, please email Lavalle Roberts at lroberts@jccdallas.org with an ideal time for you. If we have enough people and an available trainer, we will create another group!

What happens if I miss a session?

While we highly encourage you to attend your scheduled personal training and lifestyle coaching sessions, we understand that life happens and you might have to miss a session. For personal training you can make up a session during another challenge time slot, as long as that time slot is not full (6 people). You must notify Lavalle, at lroberts@jccdallas.org, and let him know which alternate session you would like to attend. For lifestyle coaching please contact Brett Unell at brett.unell@bswhealth.org to schedule a make-up session.

I have some exercise restrictions. Is this challenge for me?

Our group personal training sessions are comprised of up to six participants and levels can vary. To decide whether or not this challenge is right for you, begin by answering these questions:

  • Can you stand up from a sitting position in a chair?
  • Are you able to get on the floor without assistance?
  • Can you walk up and down the stairs?

If you answered no to any of these questions we suggest working with a trainer one-on-one before joining one of our group challenges. Please contact Lavalle Roberts at lroberts@jccdallas.org for more information.

If you have concerns that don’t involve gross mobility issues, and decide to participate in the challenge, prior to the start you will have the opportunity to notify your trainer about individual injuries, concerns, progressions or modifications needed. With this being said, please keep in mind that with group training the trainer must divide their attention equally and will do their best to help the workout fit your level and needs.

When do I need to use my challenge Speedflex class credit?

Your credit for eight Speedflex classes must be used as one class per week of the challenge. If you miss a week and would like to make it up the following week please contact Tanya Johnson at 214-239-7147 or tjohnson@jccdallas.org. You can purchase additional Speedflex classes after you use your credit. Your credit may not be used after the challenge ends.

How do I sign-up for Speedflex classes?

Create an account on Spivi by downloading the app on your phone or on spivi.com. If you are a new participant creating an account be sure to confirm your new account in your email. You will then need to set the J as your location in your account. Reserve your spot by going to the app or website and select your time slot of choice. You will then choose your “seat” number which guarantees you a spot in the class (it does not matter which number you choose). For more information on classes or to purchase additional classes visit jccdallas.org/speedflex.

I am having trouble with my Speedflex app. What should I do?

We are sorry you are having trouble! Make sure that you are creating a brand new account for Spivi and not using your JCC credentials to login. If you find that you are not getting into the “red” much during your class it is likely because you need to adjust your height, weight, and resting and max heart rate in your account profile. You can do this by logging in to the Spivi app on your computer and clicking on settings. If you are still running into trouble don’t hesitate to reach out to Tanya Johnson to help you: tjohnson@jccdallas.org.

Wait! So how do I calculate my resting and max heart rate?

To calculate your resting heart rate: first thing in the morning take your pulse by counting the number of beats in 15 seconds. Then multiply that number by 4.

To calculate your max rate: the standard formula to estimate Max HR is 220 minus age. However, if you have any concerns about your heart health please make sure to work with your doctor.