Amy Reid

All Stars Of The Month At BEFIT

BEFIT selects one individual each month as the BEFIT All Star. These individuals have shown great improvement in their health and fitness and embody what our gym and community is all about!

Amy Reid

I joined bootcamp to help lose the extra baby weight! My son was born last November and I had 15 to 20 extra pounds on me that just wouldn’t budge. I joined bootcamp in the beginning of May and have since lost 15 of those stubborn pounds! I was nervous about joining a bootcamp because in past experiences with fitness classes I became bored quickly. Josh is great at motivating me. He switches up the class themes and styles every time! You never know what class will be like until you get there. I had a C-section so I have some trouble with hard abdominal workouts, and Josh always helps out with modifications. And his nutrition assistance has helped me realize what I was doing wrong before! I am not only sure that I will lose the additional weight I want to, I’m positive that I can maintain it throughout the rest of my life! I am out of my “fat jeans” and was able to buy my first pair of hot mama jeans! Bring on the shopping!” Favourite Bootcamp Exercise: The bear crawl! Hands on the floor, feet on the floor and GO! As long as I don’t fall on my face, it’s a good bear walk! I’ve nearly face planted five times, but I still give it my all. Favourite Bootcamp Theme: Ring around the parkie! So much cardio. So much variety. It’s easy to push myself during this theme because you can look at the routine as baby steps: “Okay, all I’ve got left to do is 25 step-ups and then I can run. Okay, all I’ve got to do is pull the tire a few more feet, and I can run again! Go! Go! Go!” Least favourite Exercise: The fire hydrant. Well, really, it’s a love-hate thing. I love doing them but the next day, my body hates me for it! I can’t believe I went for FIVE MINUTES doing this exercise on one leg. Favourite workout song: Kickstart my heart – Motley Crue Favourite inspirational quote: Life is not measured by the breaths you take, but by the moments that take your breath away. (Pun intended! But honestly, they’re words I live by.) Favourite snack: Snap peas! So tasty!

May 2010