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Congrats to Jen on her 6 month transformation – Great Job!

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 !!!!!!image002-2


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!











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!
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 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

It’s been a while since we posted!

Image Credit: Karmun Loh, Briti...And it will probably be a while until the next post, too.  😉

A post idea hit me this morning, so I thought I would get this down on some proverbial paper. Motivation… and how to keep it going.

The start to every new year or month (heck it even seems like beginning of every new week) I tell myself, “I am going to work out 5 times a week, eat clean for every meal, lose 10 pounds in 10 minutes, sleep 8 hours every night, drink 3 liters of water every day, be happy all the time, and live life as if I am a ray of sunshine brightening everything around me.” What a load of crap.

Thinking of how to stay motivated brings me back to a business lesson that has resurfaced in my life time and time again. I must set SMART goals for myself, and I have to write it down! What’s a SMART goal you ask? Good question… let me tell you.

Continue reading It’s been a while since we posted!