Our Story - A Message from Our Founder
Target Metabolism's founder, Beth Thompson, holds a B.S. in Kinesiology from Indiana University. She has been a lifetime athlete in competitive sports, and served as a Student Athletic Trainer while attending I.U. After her completion in 1998, Beth earned an A.S. in Paramedicine and served as a Paramedic in the Emergency Medical Service for 10 years.
During her duties as Paramedic, Beth responded on many people suffering from cardiac and diabetic illnesses.
"Living" on an ambulance, she became very aware of the portion sizes at fast food restaurants, and their catastrophic effects on people medically and aesthetically. But then, as she continued to observe, she realized it was not just the fast food chains, it was everywhere; and America's "fix" was not to limit portion sizes, but to limit certain categories of nutrients to "trick" the body into losing weight. This was very frustrating to watch.
As a result, Beth returned to school and earned a Teacher's License in the State of Indiana for Secondary Health and Physical Education. It was her plan to enter a high school, and start changing the thinking of America's youth.
But then her plan got bigger: In undergrad, she had learned of a process called Indirect Calorimetry to test Resting Metabolic Rate. She never understood why this wasn’t available to the widespread public. Some physicians and dietitians offer it to their critically ill patients, and it is also available to many elite athletes; but why in the world wasn’t it available to everyone? Why can’t EVERYONE have accurate information about their bodies? Why was everyone trying to trick their bodies into weight loss, making it so complicated, and harming their metabolisms in the process? The truth is, our body is a machine, it is a science…period. Beth had a weight loss system in mind that simply made sense. She surrounded herself with good people and developed Target Metabolism.
We now can bring these services to the public on a large scale. We are here for you. And Beth is so excited, because now she and her team can teach every day. Target Metabolism will help you learn about you... and it is through knowing your body, your metabolic rate, and your caloric needs, that you will achieve your goals!