Shredder of the Month

March 2019: Timothy Gotta, Lincoln Park Shredder

March 1, 2019

I have lost over 25 lbs and increased significant muscle definition and tone.  Although I am pleased with the results that I have earned through Shred, more importantly I have regained the self confidence that I lost last year.

The genesis of my Shred story started in July 2018. I recently had gotten out of a very toxic relationship and had a major career setback. Simply put, I was at my lowest. I spent the summer drinking alcohol and eating bad food in order to cope with what seemed like a hopeless and dire situation.

My loving sister witnessed how badly I was suffering and coaxed me into going to a Shred415 class. Initially, I was hesitant to go, as I thought group fitness was a gimmick and that true exercise only happens in a conventional gym. How wrong I was. I took my first Shred415 class in September and I was immediately hooked. Shred415 didn’t feel like just working out, but rather I actually felt like I was training as a world class athlete. And that training has paid off! I distinctly remember my first Ending Warm-up Pace was 5.3 and my fast pace was 8.2. To put it into perspective, now, four months later, my Ending Warm-up Pace is 7.5, and you should see how fast I can go for 30 seconds!

In July, I weighed 174 pounds. I have lost over 25 lbs and increased significant muscle definition and tone. Although I am pleased with the results that I have earned through Shred, more importantly I have regained the self confidence that I lost last year. I enjoy Shred because it helps me focus; it’s my time that I spend on myself and gives me a sense of clarity. I couldn’t have made these great improvements without the help of Fadil, Lyndsey, Alex and Katie, all of whom provide words of encouragement and greet everyone with a smile. Shred415 truly helps me feel like the best version of myself. Rain, sleet or shine, I will be at Shred415 in Lincoln Park Chicago, Illinois for life.


To become Shredder of the Month, submit your Shred415 success story to info@shred415.com. Whomever is chosen will receive an unlimited month of Shred415 classes. He or she will also be recognized on our blog and social media channels.