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I was morbidly obese on my first day of bootcamp. Difficult words to write, but at 5’4 and 251 pounds, it was the truth. I considered having lap band surgery, but I really wanted to give exercise and healthy eating one more try. I began bootcamp April 2006. My weight came off slow but consistent. But I lost 109 pounds in under 2 years.  Now I am working on toning and participating in new adventures like duathlons and learning to swim for triathlons. At one time I was the last person in class but I was good with that. It meant I showed up! Karen had always been there to cheer me on (as well as other people in the class), give me other exercises when I could not keep up (in a discreet way) and pushed me to limits I thought I could not achieve. DO NOT think you cannot do bootcamp if you are very overweight. I could barley walk around the track but now I can jog miles.  Karen has also given me direction with my caloric needs and helped me with my food choices. So I take 1 day at a time, trying to make most good choices along the way as I have learned that you can cheat a little and still feel ok about yourself.


The boot camp changed what I do and put into my body. I eat better and I actually enjoy working out now. The first week of the boot camp I could barely run 2 laps let alone a mile. Now after 4 weeks of training I can run a mile and a half. I have lost inches, gained endurance and serious muscle in my arms. My attitude is better and my husband says I look great. I feel great and look forward to future boot camps. Linda Hawkins


My workouts consisted of a daily workout routine, and routine it was! I needed something completely different from my current regimen that would motivate and inspire me while pushing me to my limits and allowing for fun at the same time. Adventure Boot Camp was precisely what I needed and I have thoroughly enjoyed it. I implore anyone reading this testimonial to give the boot camp a try.  You won’t regret it! Sharon Lovdahl


Boot Camp! What can I say… It has changed my life. I became friends with the ladies, along with the trainers, and there is such camaraderie that I actually started looking forward to getting up at 4:30am everyday. I used muscles that I never even knew I had. It is a total fitness, full body workout. I am 46 years old and feel better than I have in years.

It was the best decision I have ever made and worth every penny I have spent, and then some. I can’t wait for the next one!!!!

Beverly Dencer

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“I have never had so much energy in my life! Boot camp is a blast and I have made some great friends.” Maria Landry  


“The boot camp instructors are motivating and helped me with exercise modifications when I could not do the same amount of work as the others. I lost weight and gained strength and plan to continue classes.” Angie Ramirez


“I just wanted to take this time to say how much I enjoy your class! This is my first boot camp, and I was unsure how good I would be at working out at 5am every morning, but it has been great so far! The only class I’ve missed has been because I was up working on a project, and not because I slept in! I think your class has been challenging and interesting, as we haven’t done the same thing twice yet so the class is NEVER repetitive and boring. I’ve started to notice changes in my body and fitness level, and hopefully will reach my goals soon. Thanks again for a great class, and I am definitely continuing next month!” Lauren Pham


“This boot camp has been such an amazing experience. I never thought I would look forward to waking up at 4:30am! I have lost 30lbs and 6″ off my hips, 5″ off my waist, 3″ off my thighs, and 1 1/2″ off my arms after only 4 boot camps. I have never felt so heathly and happy with my body. I’m in better shape at 30 than I was at 20. Amazing!” Emily Malone


“Just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed the boot camp this past session. The program was just what I needed and by the end of the four weeks I actually saw results! The instructor was great – so cheerful for 5 am and in such great shape, an inspiration. This was such a refreshing change from the hype,expense, and crowds of the gym. Great program, great instructor, genuine results.” Barbara Acker