Martin Schmidt

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!

Martin Schmidt

“When I started originally in 2013 I thought that going for a month or two would help me kickstart my way to health. The summer before my Dad had a massive heart attack, which he thankfully survived, but it got me thinking about my own health. After my 2 months at The Bootcamp Effect I thought I would be able to continue on my own in a gym. Every time I went someone was using the machines or equipment I wanted to use and I was always fumbling around trying to figure out what to do instead. I started back up at The Bootcamp Effect in February of 2014 with the mindset that I was in this for the long haul. There are no equipment issues here! One year later I’m an all-star! I find it weird to write that as Josh has structured his classes to be more of a team environment. Sure you have to put in your individual efforts and set your goals, but all of the people around me and all of the staff have been there to help motivate me and keep me accountable. The one thing that has really stuck with me this entire time is that there are over 100 people that roll through the doors each day and Josh and his staff know everyone’s names and really make you feel welcome. This isn’t your typical bootcamp. I was an extreme couponer and have seen a lot out there. With the flexibility of schedules and the fact that it has full gym equipment makes them a winner. I want to thank Josh, Karen, Laurie, Jen, Alicia, and Erick for always reminding me that I can go that extra 10 seconds or give it one more rep. They make working out fun and enjoyable and I always look forward to class. I look forward to life with this new body and all the things I’ll be able to do myself (already signed up for Tough Mudder this year) and all the things I’ll be able to do with my son as he grows up and becomes active. The only negative thing I have to say is that I’ve had to buy so many clothes in the last year because I keep shrinking! I went from a 38 to a 33/34 and had to replace my entire wardrobe! As Cam said after he reached All-star, what’s next? Thank you again to the trainers and everyone who comes to the classes for all the fun and motivation. I forgot to add one last huge thank you. I also want to thank my wife for the support and love during this last year. Without her I wouldn’t have been able to get to this point. On a completely separate item, I saw this and thought Karen would find this hilarious!!”


January 2015