Jennifer, thanks for all the encouragement. I am really enjoying
this boot camp - probably a little more because I have a goal
for 2 weeks from now, but also because I am already seeing
results. It's amazing. I am seeing some definition on my arms,
on my stomach (never seen before on this body) and, of course,
the back muscles. I am really excited that I have been able to
do so much of the exercises (well some of them). Anyway, look
forward to tomorrow and definitely to a weekend off!
2 Thumbs Up from the Doctor...
Days….that’s all it is. I can do anything for twenty
When I started
boot camp in June, I was looking for a way to jump-start my
fitness for the summer. My commitment to exercise had been
lacking. I was distracted by the commitments of life and I
couldn’t find a place for exercise. Boot Camp sounded
interesting but I had a huge obstacle to overcome. I am NOT a
“morning person.” My husband and friends know better than to
even look at me until I have had my coffee!! I was a bit
worried that 5:30 and I would not get along, but I decided to
just try it anyway. It was a twenty-day proposition….I
committed to just twenty days.
Well twenty days
passed….and then another another twenty day camp, and now as I
start my THIRD camp, I thought I’d write you and let you know
what has kept this non-“morning person” coming back!
is the most EFFICIENT work-out I’ve found. Upper body/lower
body and cardio all in one shot. No excuses here. You can’t get
more done in this short of a time.
work-out is SAFE. I come home sore, but not injured. The
work-out is well designed from day to day to work opposing
muscle groups, and we’re encouraged to listen to our bodies and
go at our own pace. As a doctor, this is crucial to me. I love
that there are alternatives and modifications for participants
of all body types or for those who might be recovering from
injury. I could safely recommend this program to others.
results are FAST. I am stronger, leaner, and faster. I saw
results in twenty days. My body is far from perfect, but I am
better than I was, and I continue to see improvements! I am
using weights I never thought I would.
4. The pace
is great and it's FUN– we move quickly from one thing to the
next. My mind remains focused inward on what my body is doing.
I feel centered by the end of the hour, and all those nagging
life-issues have been put away for a while.
a week off for vacationing, I now recognize that I FEEL better
on the days when I exercise than when I don’t!
I am a busy mom to
four small children, and I am a family physician. I know how
important exercise is to a healthy lifestyle. Thank you for
helping me to put my knowledge into action. Thank you for
motivating me with your positive spirit, your humor, and your
We are strong
women – we can make it happen! Here’s to another twenty days!!
Dr. Rita Girard, MD
to touch base and give you some exciting news for me.
I have not run in 6 years, since we adopted our first son.
Mind you, I was never a marathoner, but I did run 3 miles
pretty regularly. This is my second
bootcamp and one of my goals is to get back to running and
maybe run a 1/2 marathon at the end of my first year of
I have only
done the cardio and running that we have in class, nothing
extra. Some girlfriends of mine have asked me to join their
team in a 5K run for autism that takes place in April. I have
been avoiding committing because I have been worried about
being able to complete the distance. On Easter Sunday my
husband and I decided to just see how far I could actually run
after my first 7 weeks in camp. I ran (non-stop) a whole 5K
run with him. Granted, I am not super fast, but I DID IT!
I cannot tell
you how proud I felt of that accomplishment.
Just to make
sure it was not a fluke, I ran 3 miles again this morning.
So, needless to say, I have signed up for the 5K with my
girlfriends and the prospect of the 1/2 marathon actually
seems like a goal I can reach.
I am finding
myself making all kinds of good choices while on vacation.
(something new for me). We had to eat seafood since we are in
Florida and instead of "treating" myself to the fried shrimp I
would normally have, I ate the ahi tuna and felt good about my
choice and really enjoyed it. Now, did I still have an ice
cream with the boys later in the day? Yes, but I could enjoy
it because I had made so healthy choices the rest of the day.
So, perfect I am not, but I am making progress and I feel
great about it.
Thanks for helping me get started on my journey.
morning was a great start to boot camp. I enjoyed how it kept
moving and didn't allow you to get bored with one exercise.
Click Below To Watch Why
These Ladies Joined Adventure Boot Camp for Women...
to say "thanks" for all of the motivation that you give us
each day! I am so happy about my time today, when I started
boot camp last year I think it was like almost 14 minutes and
to get 9:18 was just amazing to me...I have never been a
runner or athletic before starting this… so I am just so
excited..now I can't wait to shave some more time off that!!
Hope that you have a great weekend!
I am 43 with a
VERY sedentary lifestyle. While I have always been a size 8
approximately, I knew that I was losing muscle from years of
softball as a teenager and it was being replaced with fat
explaining why my size has not changed much over the years. I
play volleyball socially once a week for fun which is more for
mental health than physical health. I get winded just crossing
the street. Cardio has always been an issue for me. I joined a
gym 10 years ago and worked out religiously for 3 months but it
was mainly strength training, no cardio.
I did notice a huge difference in strength but my cardio
did not improve. FYI – my cardio is despicable because I detest
being winded period. I joined this boot camp because I know my
weaknesses. I also knew that I needed to go 5 days because I am
a creature of habit. Skipping any day would quickly lead to
missing scheduled days. Additionally, I wasn’t crazy about
getting up at 4:30 when I normally get up at 11 am. But these
are the reasons this camp has been successful for me:
have not missed a day which is still shocking to me. The first
week was a nightmare because of cardio but it is getting better
as the weeks pass.
importantly is the design of the workouts. I have done strength
training with no cardio but these workouts are designed to
elevate the heart rate while strength training. In other words,
I am getting cardio without ‘feeling’ like it is cardio. And
lastly, no one is competing with another. We are all going at
our own pace and not ‘criticized’ for not doing more. While the
instructor is motivating, she is not a drill instructor. I
should also mention that fellow campers are also very
encouraging. It feels great NOT to be judged but as a part of a
team so to speak.
While the scale
still shows the same number – which is fine- I have noticed that
my body looks more toned. My
butt is higher ;) and my hips are narrower. I don’t look like a
gym rat but my jeans fit differently and I am very happy with
that. I also know that my heart is healthier. I haven’t changed
my diet but I do find that I avoid ‘the second dinner roll’
because it occurs to me that it takes working out to burn those
calories. So there have been subtle changes and as time goes on
I will make other subtle changes. It is gradual and therefore
So in closing,
the time may be very early in the morning, but it was WELL worth
every dime and every minute. I have already signed up for the
next session. I am VERY proud of myself for investing in my
physical as well as mental health.
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I really am enjoying
the boot camp. I was so thrilled today that my run
around the building was 40 seconds faster than Monday. A
small victory, but a victory none the less! Tomorrow I'll be
even faster. I have already debated signing up for next
month. I know from conversations over Crossroads coffee
this morning several people love the class, not for the
exercises but the great instructor we have. You really
know how to motivate me (and so did my body fat number
Hope your having a
I just had to write you a
note to let you know how much I appreciate your program and how
much it has meant to me.
About six months ago, I
cleaned my closet and packed up clothes that I never thought I
would fit into again. I considered donating them to Goodwill or
Dress for Success but decided to put them in the attic "just in
case" and so that I would not have a constant reminder of how
much weight I had gained.
Yesterday, I lead a training
session in one of my favorite suits. I had to wear a belt to
hold my pants up! This morning, I went to put on another pair
of pants and realized that I looked like a clown. They were
swimming on me. I went up to my attic and found that my "just
in case" clothes fit! They may not be in style anymore - but I
could not be more proud to wear these pants.
I am so excited!
Thanks for your help!
Just wanted to say that I think you do a great job with all of
us. As we near the end of our first week I have noticed a few
good things in myself. I could never jog more than a few yards
before getting winded and having pain in my legs. The first day
was like that for me but I pushed a little past my windedness
and discomfort before falling back to a fast walk. The second
day I pushed a little more before walking and I tried throwing
in a short jog once in a while during my fast walking too. Same
thing Wednesday and today. I may never reach the point where I
can job continuously but I noticed it is taking longer for me to
feel winded now as I mostly walk with little jogs here and
there. This pleases me. I am aware of how weak I am in the
upper body, especially my arms. But I am happy that I can use
the 5-lb. weights more easily with some of the exercises. With
the standing dumb-bell kick-backs the 5 lbs. feels like a ton so
I will bring my 3-lb. weights just for those types for now. I
feel good about how I am doing so far and I am not being too
hard on myself. I realize I haven't exercised in a challenging
way for years and I am 53 years old too.
I stopped the Adkins diet the very night of your telephone
seminar and I am eating the healthy foods in the quantities and
the times that you recommended. It's easy and probably the way
God intended us to eat. I am glad I signed up for your boot
camp and it feels good knowing that I am becoming a little
stronger and a lot healthier. Thanks again Brian. Have a
wonderful day. Michelle Wullkotte
Thanks for one of the best days of my life. I know it
will reflect change. I had a ball at boot camp this morning!
Adventure Boot Camp program has been really awesome for me so far, I truly can not
imagine what my results will be when we are finished, I have
worked out for a long time and have never had this great of
results. I really feel like I look pretty good, which is
something you would seldom hear me say about myself. THANKS
Julie Hogan, Mother of 2 Young Children
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