I had been going to the gym and not seeing the results I wanted, and was becoming increasingly discouraged and frustrated. I had done a trail run last summer, and after attending a Saturday Buddy Boot Camp I decided to make the commitment to join the 6 am class during the week.
Energy Boot Camp has improved my strength, endurance, and muscle tone – I am in better shape now that I was 10 years ago. Keeping a food diary has helped tremendously to be a conscious eater and I have learned it is just as important to fuel your body with the right foods in order to reach your goals. My initial success at Boot Camp was measured by reaching the physical goals I had set with Mike.
In 12 weeks I lost 7 % body fat, which is a huge accomplishment. I now fit into my “test” pants, which have been hanging in my closet for the last few years without seeing the light of day. More surprising than the physical benefits has been a growing awareness of how interconnected your mind and body is; so much of any success comes from how hard you are willing to work both physically and mentally to making positive changes regardless of a setback or two.
The thing I like the most about Energy Boot Camp is the constant change in the exercises and drills we do – you never know what class will be like, and it keeps you from ever getting bored. Mike is always coming up with new and innovative ways to make us sweat! A close second is the ladies in the 6 am class – there is an awesome vibe in the group and we motivate and support each other.
Mike is a wealth of information – ask him a question on foods to eat, a massage therapist he would recommend, or anything related to health and wellness and he has an answer or will get you one. This has been a huge benefit to maintaining my commitment to a healthier lifestyle and knowing what other resources are out there in our community to keep me motivated and on track.
Anyone would benefit from Energy Boot Camp, as long as you are up for a challenge! For me it is not just about showing up and going through the motions – it is about pushing beyond what you think you can do to the next level and encouraging the women in the group to push the limit together!
Caiti Savage, London ON