Stop Making Excuses – Exercise Today

Regina crosses the finish line!

 

Excuses, Excuses, Excuses! Stop making excuses as to WHY you can’t start exercising  today!   What exactly are you waiting for? Doylestown Adventure Boot Camp for women works with all levels of fitness and ages. You do not need to be in shape to train in boot camp. You do not need to lose weight before entering this exercise program. Just start! My boot camp motto is “ Do what you can do!”If you’re not a runner, start with power walking. If you can’t do a push up, that’s why you are here.  If you have limitations from past injuries, we work around them. JUST START!

 

I received a phone call 9 months ago from a lady who was interested in starting boot camp. Her goal was to lose weight, tone up, and gain strength and endurance. Regina had already lost 50 pounds before starting my class. I asked her if she runs. She said no and never has. I told her as I tell all of my campers, “Do what you can and do your best.” Week 1 – She struggled, only jogging about 50 yards.  Regina jogged further week 2 and even further week 3.  Each week she ran further than the last. Regina did not give up and was determined to work at her full capacity.  Her progress was outstanding.  Nine months later, TODAY, Regina has lost an additional 55 pounds, making her total weight loss 105 pounds and has run her first 5K race.  What’s the next challenge, 10K?

 

Determination is powerful.  If you want something bad enough, it is achievable. Regina was unhappy with her weight and lack of energy. She made the decision to make a change to her life and stuck with it. No one can make you exercise and eat healthy. You are the only one in control of your destiny. Only you! We all strive to be lean and strong. Who doesn’t want that? But, how bad do you want it and what are you willing to do to achieve this? Doylestown Adventure Boot Camp has worked with many motivated, determined Bucks County women over the last 11 years.   Those that wanted to make a change to their lifestyle did and so can you!

 

Envision yourself one year from now. Close your eyes and paint a picture in your mind. Who is the best person you can be and want to be?   What is that picture ONE YEAR from today?   Are you the same person, eating unhealthy, not exercising, lack of energy, depressed? Picture the person you really want to be and start taking the steps it takes to get there.   Take BABY STEPS!  You will get there.  You will never get stronger if you don’t strength train. You will never gain endurance by staying inactive.  If you continue to eat junk food, you will not lose weight.   When do you start? Today! Stop making excuses and start a workout regiment today! Your body needs it and will thank you for it. Make it part of your daily life.

 

Join our next Bucks County boot camp session at Camp Curiosity, 4425 Landisville Rd. Doylestown, PA on  Monday, April 23, 2018.   Classes run for 4 weeks ( Mon – Wed – Fri ) and start promptly at 5:30am – 6:30am.  Enlist today!  New campers are welcome to come out and try a free trial week!

Regina’s 9 month Transformation

Regina’s story is life changing!  What an inspiration to us all!
ReginaBeforeandAfter
I had been neglecting myself for several years to focus on difficult family issues and by early 2017, it took its toll.  I was done putting myself last and determined, once and for all, to get into the best physical and mental shape of my life.  I started in March 2017 and made the biggest change to my diet by eliminating sugar.  Bread, pasta and desserts were daily staples that I knew I had to give up. I also gave up diet soda which was not easy. I replaced all of that with salads, proteins, nuts, eggs, vegetables and lots and lots of water.  I also knew that along with changing how and what I eat, I had to start moving.  I began with walking 3x a week and doing water aerobics 2x a week.   I started feeling more fit very quickly.  I was sleeping better, had a lot of energy and a clearer mind. Four months later I had lost 50 pounds and was ready for more of a physical challenge.   I had heard of bootcamp-type workouts and wanted to give it a try. In July I found Wendy and haven’t looked back.  Her workouts combined with the change in my diet have helped me shed another 53 pounds.  With her program I have gained muscle and strength, started running and building endurance and gained confidence to do things I never thought I could do like box jumps and 2 minutes of jumping jacks!  I’ve lost 103 lbs and my next goal is a 5k in 2018 and I know Wendy will help me get there.  She is supportive in every way and helped me get to a place I didn’t think was possible.  Thank you Wendy and my fitness family!
Thank you for sharing your journey!  You did all the work and results are well proven!  WOW!  What a transformation!
 
Regina came to me in hopes to join the small group evening training class held on Monday and Thursday (6pm).  The evening boot camp class is challenging!  Regina didn’t quit for one second. When the going got tough, Regina got tougher.  Every week was a new accomplishment.  Unable to jog a few yards when first starting changed quickly.  JOG, WALK, JOG a little further……With each session, I pushed a little bit  more and now, months later  Regina is able to run without stopping!  She has gained so much strength and is able to perform exercises she never thought she would ever be able to do.  You will concquer your 5k this 2018.  I have no doubt! 
Doylestown Boot Camp for Women begins the new 2018 session at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Doylestown  (5:30am 6:30am) in Bucks County Monday, January 8.  For details and registration, go to www.doylestownbootcamp.com or call 908-268-6414.  Feel free to come on out and try a free trial class Monday, January 8th.
If early morning doesn’t fit your schedule, check out the mid morning (9am)  or evening  (6pm) boot camp schedule at www.doylestownbootcamp.com.

Weight loss? YES! Kettlebells are for GIRLS!

There are so many benefits to kettlebell training.  If you are looking to lose weight, tone your muscles and  increase your endurance, kettlebell training is the way to go.

Kettlebells can be intimidating to someone who isn’t familiar with how they work.  Using kettlebells in your fitness regiment can challenge your body and build strength, stamina, endurance and flexibility unlike any other fitness equipment.

A common fitness goal for women is losing body fat and inches around the waist, thighs and arms.  Training with kettlebells is a fun and alternative workout that help you stay motivated and challenged.  An intense 20 minute kettlebell workout is the equivalent to jogging 3 miles.  FACT!  Design your workouts for high repetition compound movement exercsies, such as swings, snatches, high pulls, clean and press seen in the short video clip I have created.  Get down low and work those thighs!  A figure 8 is a fantastic way to tone those legs!  Not only are you scultping your body, but are increasing your metabolism by elevating your heart rate.  There is little to no rest in between sets.

Training with kettlebells is not designed to increase muscle mass, but rather the opposite.  It will build strength by increasing the amount of lean muscle tissue.  Increasing lean muscle tissue results in strength without bulk and a lean-looking appearance.  Kettlebells are effective  at increasing strength by using full body functional movements that incorporate several muscle groups for each exercise.   A 20 minute kettelbell workout can burn up to 500 calories.

Doylestown Boot Camp incorporates kettlebell training every week in it’s fitness routine.  Each and every exercise must be performed correctly as form is key.  If you are interested in learning how to train with a kettlebell, make sure you are being taught by a professional.

 

 

Hundreds of Bucks County women have enlisted in Doylestown Boot Camp to get in their best shape.  With winter upon us, Dtown Boot Camp moves to Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Doylestown. Check out the new winter schedule at www.doylestownbootcamp.com.  The next 4 week session begins October 23 – November 18 ( 5:30am – 6:30am ). #doylestownbootcamp #weightloss #fitness #kettlebell #bootcamp #buckscounty #doylestown #womenonly

Katie’s fitness journey as she prepares for her September wedding day

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Fantastic work Katie!  You have 3 months to go till wedding day!  We can’t wait to see you in your wedding dress.  You’ve worked extremely hard and have been dedicated to your training and nutrition.  Not only have you reached your fitness goals in a short time, you have changed your lifestyle!  I am so proud of you!  Thank you for sharing your journey with us.
Stay tuned for Katie’s end of summer post as well as more before/after pictures from Katie’s fellow campers!
Doylestown Boot Camp for Women begins the next  summer session at Camp Curiosity ( 5:30am 6:30am) in Bucks County Monday, July 17.  For details and registration, go to www.doylestownbootcamp.com or call 908-268-6414.  Feel free to come on out and try a free trial class Wednesday, July 12 and Friday, July 15th.

Benefits to a Morning Boot Camp Workout

Morning Boot Camp Workout

There are so many benefits to exercising first thing in the morning!  If you’re not a morning person, start thinking differently, because morning exercise offers a ton of unique advantages over exercising later in the day.

1. People who exercise “consistently” and want “results” work out in the morning.

Research has shown that people who exercise in the morning are much more likely to stick to their workout routine when compared with those who exercise later in the day. This leads to more consistent results.

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Aspire to Change: Before and After Boot Camp

Marnie Before & After Boot CampAspire to change!  Check out this woman’s story.

” I began boot camp in the fall of 2013.  I am down 15 pounds.  I feel more energetic and sleep much better.  I find Doylestown Adventure Boot Camp to be a very supportive and fun environment of smart and inspiring women and it has become an essential start to my day.”

Doylestown Adventure Boot Camp, (DABC) is for everyone from people that want to lose a lot of weight or to people that want to lose those last few pounds, get toned up and become stronger with more stamina.  As you can see, Marnie didn’t need to lose a lot of weight but aspired to change her body to be her best.  As many others, Marnie began boot camp with some apprehension as to how difficult she would find the program.  But, with Wendy’s guidance and the camaraderie of the women in the group, she realized that with hard work, she too could achieve her fitness goals and maintain “her fit body”  she has worked so hard to attain.

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Spring Into Your New Body with Doylestown Boot Camp

Spring is here!  Wake up to your new body and mind with Doylestown Adventure Boot Camp for  Women!

Are you procrastinating getting yourself into a regular workout regiment?  Dtown Boot Camp is here to help you lose weight, gain strength, gain endurance and most importantly, gain self esteem!

Physically active people have less body fat than sedentary people, even if they have the same BMI.  BMI = Body Mass Index.  Not sure what your BMI is? Check out the formula below to find out!

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Why Work with a Personal Trainer?

Are you motivated to exercise on your own?  If not, you may want to consider hiring a personal trainer.  Private one-on-one, small group and boot camp classes are available in Doylestown, PA  with Doylestown Boot Camp.  Don’t be afraid to ask what to expect and what benefits you get from joining any of the classes offered.

Whether you’re a beginner or you’re already an active person, small group and boot camp classes can help you reach your personal fitness goals.  Whether you’re looking to lose some weight or enhance your definition, a group fitness class is a great solution to meet those needs.

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Featured Success Story: Inspiration for the New Year!

Boot Camp Success StoryI saw an ad for Wendy’s Doylestown Bootcamp one month before my 50th birthday and made the decision to get healthier and get my body back. I was hooked!

It’s three years later and I’m still up before 5:30 AM (3-4 times a week) joining a group of amazing women all of whom are on their own personal journeys.

WE SHOW UP. WE WORK HARD. WE EVEN HAVE FUN.

I am stronger than ever. I see muscle definition where there was none. I’m amazed at the things I can do during Bootcamp because we work in a group setting, and I impress myself at the things I can do when I’m not at Bootcamp!

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71 years old, 70 pounds lost through Doylestown Adventure Boot Camp’s Nutrition Program

Earl before & after Doylestown boot campDoylestown Adventure Boot Camp not only gets you fit but provides nutrition counseling for men and women of all ages to help lose those unwanted pounds!   Earl, a resident of Bucks County, has proven results from Wendy’s nutrition counseling program.

“I’ve struggled with being overweight for years but always thought I could figure it out on my own.  At age 71 and 334 pounds, I finally asked for help.  My daughter directed me to her trainer, Wendy Yazujian who runs the Doylestown Adventure Boot Camp in Doylestown.  Wendy worked with me, helping me better understand what types of foods I should be eating and how much.  I was amazed!  I had thought I was eating healthy, but I was making a lot of mistakes.  Now, 6 months later, I am 70 pounds lighter and my health has improved dramatically.  I was pre-diabetic, hypertensive and had high cholesterol.  I am no longer pre-diabetic, my blood pressure and cholesterol are now stable.  I feel fantastic!  I am grateful for Wendy’s knowledge of nutrition, commitment to my health and compassion for my situation.”

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