1. What made you join Transformations 4 life Boot Camps?
I hurt my back a 1 ½ ago and it landed me in the ER. Once my back started to heal I knew I needed to strengthen my core to prevent this from happening again. My husband had been with T4L for 2 years and I had seen the wonderful results he was getting so I contacted Julie. I started with a home program that Julie wrote for me focusing on my core but also improving overall body strength. My husband kept encouraging me to come to Boot Camp. I was a little intimidated with working out with a group. I worried about not being able to keep up. With his persistence I gave it a try. I won’t lie it was tough in the beginning. It was all I could do to get through the workout but it has been one of the best and rewarding things I have done for myself.
2. How long have you been coming?
Since September 2015
3. What have you enjoyed most?
I love working out with my husband and have several other friends that workout with T4L as well. We motivate each other and keep one another accountable. I love that everyone is encouraging. No one is judged for what they can or can’t do.
4. What results have you experienced?
Mine has not been a story of weight loss but of gaining strength and endurance. My weight has stayed roughly the same but I have noticed toning and the starts of muscle definition. I could barely do 10 push-ups on knees when I started, modified several exercises, and could barely complete workouts without feeling like I was going to die. Now I have advanced to doing push-ups on toes, I rarely modify exercises, have a lot more energy, and feel tired but good after the workouts. My knees used to hurt and ache but rarely bother me now.
5. What have you learned about yourself?
I work in the field of physical therapy. Coming to Boot camp has increased my love and passion for exercise, health, and wellness. I feel it is helping me to be a better therapist by passing on my passion for health and wellness to my clients and hopefully setting a good example for them. I have also learned that it is never to late to start exercising and taking care of myself.
6. What new goals have you set for yourself?
I want to continue to improve my overall strength and muscle tone. I especially need to continue to work on my core.