“Flashback 5 years and I’d put myself in a pretty deep hole. Tipping the scales at an unhealthy 270lbs, battling depression and injuries from too many bad life choices I decided to get myself back on track. I tried working with a personal trainer. Personal training did not work for me. I ended up with someone trying to plug me into a workout routine comparable to the highest level Bootcamp Effect BEfit workouts. This was discouraging as mobility and conditioning was not addressed first and it put me off working out entirely for awhile. So I decided to start running. Did the Sun Run a couple times and Tough Mudder a couple times and pushed myself to do a half marathon. I think I got myself down to about 240lbs before walking in the door of BE 18 months ago.
I still remember my first BE session. I thought even with my conditioning from long slow distance running, but no strength training, that I would be fine. I was wrong. At the end of the first class I was white as a ghost and close to passing out (beginners don’t be discouraged by that statement, I could barely get through a sit-up as well). Each and every day after that for 15 months I slowly progressed through the first 2 levels of BE programming and have now been challenging myself on the BEfit workouts for the last 3 months or so. So why does BE work for me? Like most people I’m busy and I have more than enough to worry about throughout the day (and evening) with coworkers, customers, associates, competitors etc. that I just don’t have the time to piece together workouts that are fresh, challenging and keep me engaged. All I have to do is pick a time slot, show up, put in work and progress. BE is a fast paced, jam packed hour long workout.
This is different from other gyms I’ve experienced where most of the people there are just sitting around monopolizing equipment and taking selfies for their Tinder profiles. Nobody has time to deal with that nonsense. I’m a goal driven individual and once I reach my goals I set new ones. If you discuss your personal goals with the coaches at BE they will work with you to reach your goals. Josh helped me to shave 15mins off of my half marathon time by restructuring my workout regime. I don’t look back on where I was 5 years ago as a bad thing. I made lots of mistakes to get there but learning from mistakes is a natural part of growth. I’ve learned a lot on my journey and I’m now more vigilant now with my diet, exercise, the people I allow in my life and the situations I allow myself to be in. The hardest thing ahead of me now will be finding a new gym when I move (or convincing Josh to open another location).
So what are you waiting for? Set that first goal, smash it, celebrate for a moment and set a new one!”