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Bonnie Leung

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!

Bonnie Leung

“5pm Monday, August 12, 2013 – my initial consultation with Josh. Shortly after which, I commenced my first class at The Bootcamp Effect; but not long after, I felt sick to my stomach and wasn’t sure what hit me. I have always considered myself to by “active,” was in track and field and played soccer and volleyball competitively throughout grade school. Before BE, I worked out at different gyms, practiced Bikram and various types of yoga, snowboarded, golfed and hiked multi-day backcountry trips – I thought I was “in decent shape” (whatever that meant), but I was bored of going to the gym and was looking for a new routine. It wasn’t until my first class at BE, where I quickly learned this was exactly what I was looking for and needed. I wasn’t able to keep up with any of the exercises and was sure everyone else must’ve been skipping exercises. After a day or so, I decided to give it another go… days turned into weeks and weeks turned into months – I was (and still am) addicted. Trainers often just tell you what to do and in the midst of a workout, sometimes you can’t fathom the idea of going any faster or lifting harder. What I love about BE (amongst many, many other things) is that I get to work out alongside my trainers (goes without saying they have excellent endurance, strength and all that we strive for at BE). They exemplify that it is possible that one can lift heavier, go faster etc. (Having said that, it’s one thing to observe them, it’s another thing to be partnered with one of them. I partnered with Erick for a few classes, it was a love-hate relationship – loved the motivation, hated that I had very minimal breaks.) Not only are the trainers amazing motivators, the members at BE are second to none (especially team 4:30 and 5:30). Josh, Karen, Jen, Erick, Alicia and Laurie are so personable, energetic, encouraging and knowledgeable about fitness, I love recommending them. (Though, “some can hack it, some can’t.”) During this last year at BE, I have achieved many goals which I never even considered. I went from barely mustering 3 pull ups to 10+ (haven’t actually recently tested it to the maximum, my body feels like it’s in constant recovery), completed my first Sun Run while achieving my goal of coming in under 1hr (and I am not an endurance person) and finished the Tough Mudder with all obstacles unassisted (except for the 10ft Berlin Wall). I was pleasantly surprised to think both the Sun Run nor Tough Mudder ‘were a lot easier than I expected’ (without BE training, I’m sure I would’ve thought otherwise). I feel strong and able take on most challenges, I feel less stressed, I feel like I am the best version of me I’ve ever been before and I feel like this is only the beginning. I currently attend 5-6 classes a week and when I miss a day, I cannot wait to go back! Thank you BE team for your endless support.”

August 2014