Doylestown Boot Camp is proud to share with you Jen’s story and 6 month transformation.
For the past 10 years I have let my weight continue to increase and had a hard time finding a consistent time to exercise between work, kids and just life in general. At the end of December my biggest clothes in my closet didn’t fit anymore and realized it was time to do something a bit more drastic instead of buying bigger clothes (which I was horrified at what I would have had to buy size wise). I joined Wendy’s Bootcamp in January 2018, fast forward 6 months later and I have lost 40 pounds and down 3 pants sizes. I feel great both physically and mentally. The first week I met Wendy I told her about some of my goals, one was a target weight while others were a bit more superficial but important to me. One of those superficial goals was to be able to wear a tank top that all of the mothers on my son’s baseball team have and not feel the need to wear something over it to cover my arms and body when it is 90+ outside and I am sweating my @$$ off. It felt so good to put that tank top on and not feel the need to cover up, this was a HUGE milestone for me. I am also lucky to have so many people around me who have been so supportive and encouraging over the past few months.
The first week I joined Wendy’s boot camp she told me that if I want to lose weight, what I put in my mouth is just as important if not more than exercising. Wendy worked with me for a month on my diet making easy tweaks each week. What I appreciated most about Wendy’s approach is that she is very encouraging and never makes you feel bad about what you have eaten and makes the changes seem so simple (which they actually were). I would find myself skipping meals thinking that I am eating fewer calories which had to be better for me, especially breakfast. I would often grab some toast or a bagel and run out the door or just have coffee and be starving by lunch. I am actually eating more food now than I did then, just better choices….who would have ever thought that I would look forward to my 3 turkey sausages and yogurt for breakfast as I run out the door for work each day. It is not about counting calories, or cutting out carbs completely. For me, it has been about watching my carbs…not eliminating them, making better choices and thinking ahead a bit more with food planning. Another key thing Wendy has taught me is to not focus on the number. There have been times during the past 6 months where I have hit some plateaus in my weight loss and did not see movement on the scale. I would tell Wendy and be a bit deflated, her response was always…. don’t focus on the number…..well she was right because my clothes would feel so much better. This was a big mental shift for me not to get on the scale each day. I don’t let the number dictate how I feel about myself anymore.
I have not reached my final weight goal and have a bit of a ways to go, I look at this as a journey. What I can say is that there is no other trainer I would want to be on this journey with other than Wendy. I was very self-conscious to start boot camp knowing how out of shape I was and kept doubting myself that this was something for me. From day one Wendy has encouraged me in and out of class. She has pushed me out of my comfort zone when she knew I could do something that I did not think I could and most importantly she makes a tough workout fun. When I started on this journey with Wendy I couldn’t run ¼ of a mile or even think of doing burpees. Each week I am amazed at how much stronger I have become and excited to see what the next 6 months will bring.
THANK YOU WENDY !!!!!!
Doylestown Boot Camp of Bucks County PA is an outdoor fitness program designed for all ages and fitness levels. Whatever your goals are, we are here to help you reach them. Dtown Boot camp will strengthen your body, increase your endurance and most importantly support you in a CLEAN EATING nutrition program! Our next session begins Monday, June 25 – July 27, 2018 ( closed week of July 4). Class size is limited. Enlist today!
Regina’s story is life changing! What an inspiration to us all!
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 fitvery 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.
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
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.
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.