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Maxine Sims

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!

Maxine Sims

Hard to know where to begin….I joined my first gym on an impulse driving home from work one day a few years ago (2 or 3??). At the time it was what I needed to get me on the right track. I needed to lose weight and quickly. I was under an amazing amount of stress. Stress from work that was not going away, an illness with my husband that I couldn’t do anything about. Death in the family and so it goes… It seemed to not want to end and I was not happy and totally overwhelmed. The weight piled on and at my heaviest was a little over 200 lbs. I had some successes at that gym, and then they closed their doors. Looked for another in the franchise to join and it wasn’t looking good. Then my friend and I decided to try an actual gym with all the equipment and trainers available to you. It was huge, with lots of different classes to try. We did just about all of them and then Kurt showed up and had “bootcamp” classes 2 days a week at our gym. We tried it and it kicked our butts. Thought I was going to dye and Loved it! We got to where we were only going to the 2 boot camp classes with Kurt and another boot camp type class. Talked to Kurt and he mentioned a week free at bootcamp effect to see if it was what we wanted. To point out the obvious I was hooked immediately. The positive feedback and the kick I need to make me try even harder, is always present. I did all the work but didn’t really pay too close attention to my diet. I was eating a lot of salads and fruit some veggies and not so much on the protein. My first measurements came back disappointing, only 4 pounds of fat gone and not many inches. I was so discouraged. I took a food diary sheet and filled it out and looked like (to me) that I was doing everything right. Salads and no junk food etc… Boy I couldn’t have been more wrong. I was actually starving myself and my body was doing everything it could to hang onto everything I put in. I was in starvation mode and didn’t even know it. Josh took a look at it and it didn’t take him very long at all to notice what was missing. PROTEIN!!!! He told me to add a healthy protein to every meal and to have snacks as well that included protein. My next weigh in and body fat reading 10 weeks later – 11 pounds gone and 4% body fat GONE! I thought there would be more fat loss, I was still disappointed but after speaking with Josh and Kurt realized how good that was… I get it now. That fat is gone now and I have never felt more strong and in control of my health. I was a dancer for many years and even then I didn’t feel this strong. Protein good carbs and get my butt kicked 5 days a week at The Bootcamp Effect. To say I’m grateful is an understatement. I am in awe of you three Josh, Kurt and Krystine and what you do not only for me but for every person who walks through those doors. YOU THREE ROCK! Thank you

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July 2012