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May 17, 2013

Duo flexes to inspire, motivate

MILLEDGEVILLE — Chris Dixon and Codee Guyton decided it was time for a transformation, not only in their health, but lifestyle as well. Two years later, the couple has made tremendous progress along their fitness journey, and are now influencing others to be the best version of themselves through their motivational gym apparel — Flex Till You’re Famous (FTYF).

“We both did Kris Gethin’s 12-week Transformation; Chris lost 80 pounds and I lost 40 pounds. That jump-started us to eat cleaner and working out,” Guyton said. “We pretty much wanted to show people that you can be healthy without being ripped. It’s easier to make healthier choices than trying to get to the gym.”

A Milledgeville native and 2001 Baldwin High School alumnus, Dixon is in the midst of completing his major in business administration at Georgia College. Guyton hails from Eatonton and she attended the University of Georgia to complete her studies in interior design.

“In July [2011], we found out that there would be an addition to the family. I tried my best to stay as healthy as possible, but eventually the pregnancy took its toll and I was dealing with everything from restless legs to gestational diabetes,” Guyton said. “I was at home with Cash when he was born January 26, 2012 and I wanted to keep my creative mind going. Chris bugged me for a few months to design him a shirt he could wear while working out at Bodyplex with ‘Flexing at the Plex.’ I made up a logo on Paint on my mom’s computer while at work. I came up with some fonts, printed it out and ironed it on a V-neck shirt and posted it on Facebook.”

Soon after the neon green shirt made its debut, their first order consisted of three designs, totaling 75 shirts.

“Our last order this past Friday was our biggest ever with 3,000 items; we sold out in 30 minutes. And to think it took us three weeks to get rid of 60 shirts in the beginning,” Dixon said. “We have T-shirts, v-necks, tank tops, hoodies, pants, shorts and toddler tanks.”

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