Charity Bootcamp Vol. 1 – Miracle on 108 Bootcamp Street

The Bootcamp Effect: noun: Langley fitness company, innovative group personal training, changing lives through a community of positive individuals dedicated to health and fitness.

The Bootcamp Effect has never been more defined than it was on Saturday December 1st, where 93 individuals comprised of bootcamp members, friends, and family got together to raise money for the Langley Christmas Bureau supporting local families in need this Christmas.

The energy of the gym was electric with a local dj, sled pushes, and 9 teams of 10 vying for the most reps in a workout touted as The Greatest Bootcamp Ever.

Indeed, The Bootcamp Effect (or BE family) turned out in full force with med ball slams, amazing team comraderie and a jaw dropping amount of money raised for charity. The workout, appropriately named “Miracle on 108 Bootcamp Street” stood up to its billing with over $2100 raised and a lot of goods left under the clothing tree.

Thanks to your kindness, this amount will enable local families in need to provide a great Christmas for their kids this holiday season, because no kids should wake up Christmas morning without gifts under the tree.

We have chosen to support 1 family of 5 (ages 2, 8, 13) while donating the remainder of the sum to the charity to allocate as they see fit. The Langley Christmas Bureau is a completely volunteer based organization, so all the funds will go to the families in terms of presents for kids, and gift certificates for food and perishables.

I speak for the entire BE Team, when I say how absolutely thrilled we are to have been apart of this event and apart of your lives. The Bootcamp Effect is about making a difference in people’s lives, and you taught us a thing about this on Saturday.

Bootcamp Effect trainer, Kurt Baker, got into the spirit as well by offering to do 1 burpee for every dollar raised for the charity (with a cap of 1000 burpees). Kurt managed to complete the insurmountable task in 102 minutes. Evidence of the length, that The Bootcamp Effect training team will go to make a difference in the local community.

Last but not least, The Bootcamp Effect would like to thank Barb Cameron of http://www.barbaracameronpix.com/ for taking pictures of the event, and Vega and Jugo Juice for the smoothies and protein shakes. For more information on the Langley Christmas Bureau visit www.langleychristmasbureau.com

Happy holidays and it is my wish that this be the first of many charity bootcamps for local organizations and charities,
Josh Saunders
The Bootcamp Effect
“BE Change”

P.s. And since it is Christmas, we’ll I’ll have to do something about that…stay tuned.
P.p.s. Take a look at these shots from the event courtesy of Krystine…