Raelene and Joelene Matsalla

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!

Raelene and Joelene Matsalla

“I joined boot camp under the impression I only needed to lose a few pounds and tone up. My first day of boot camp, I was eager and nervous as hell! I bombed at the warm up! I couldn’t do two jumping jacks without stopping for a breather! And a burpee? What was a burpee? You want me to do that?? I didn’t do so well on that either. I found myself asking everyone if boot camp would get “easier”, they said the same thing I say to newbie’s in the group now- Nope! Lol.. As the weeks went on, I still went with the motions, feeling a little defeated at times as I still could not complete a warm up. Josh motivated me to challenge myself and once I started to do that, the results were rewarding! Pounds and inches started sliding off! Even after I sprained my ankle and pulled a muscle and thought this would be it for my workout days…. Josh pushed me through and found me alternative exercise to keep me moving! The weight and the inches started to come off rapidly! Josh is a great motivator, sort of like another conscious to me, talking me through the negative thoughts. No matter how poorly you feel you have done, he pushes you to do more, faster! This was the great feeling of accomplishment at the end of the boot camp workouts. Upon receiving a consult from the nutritionist I learned how much and what to put in my mouth and that eating healthy never tasted so good! Now, 15lbs lighter and several inches smaller, I think my first impression was a false one. Not only have I lost the desired amount, I achieved more than just “toning up” I have muscles now I never knew existed and a whole different perspective on health and exercise! I learned exercise doesn’t have to be repetitive and can be so much fun! Thank you Josh and The Boot camp Effect for making this possible.”
– Joelene Matsalla
“My first day of Boot camp was fun!!! Mainly because I was uncoordinated, lost my balance a few times and really didn’t have a clue what I was doing. But Sunday (the day after) I sure felt it. My body hurt so bad I could barely move. My body had no clue what was in store for me the following 9 months after. I learnt how to exercise and do the moves properly and how to challenge my body. Now boot camp is fun plus rewarding. I learnt how to eat healthy again and to not live to eat but eat to live. A special thanks to our trainer Josh who made my first experience with Boot camp a wonderful one! Cheers!! Now I have leaner and sexier curves. Hard work and motivation really does pay off! Bring on the bikini weather I am ready to kick some ass!”
– Raelene Matsalla

February 2011