“Because I had gestational diabetes during my pregnancy, the doctor said that I had to lose weight and change my diet or else I would be at risk of getting type 2 diabetes later in my life. This was a big wake-up call and I knew I had to do something especially because I wanted to be around when my daughter grow up and more importantly, to be the best role model for her. I worked out on my own and managed to lose 10 pounds but then motivation was the main issue. I was going to the gym working out for 1-2 hours per session and I felt like I was going nowhere.
I decided to check out a bootcamp so did a Google search for a bootcamp that was located nearby and that had multiple classes to choose from and BE came up at the top of my screen. Location and scheduling are very important to me because I am a first time mom going from being on maternity leave to returning to work while juggling family, work and life in general so I needed the flexibility. I checked out their website and was intrigued. In April 2016 and 6 months postpartum, I booked a consultation with Josh and tried out my first class following the consultation and I was hooked right there. I also joined PN extended by BE in July and have been learning new tools and adopting the habits in order to change my lifestyle as I want my weight loss and management to be a permanent change, not just a quick fix. Months later and 14 months postpartum, I’m down 40 pounds (50 pounds in total) and still going to BE.
Looking back on my experience as a BE member, I have learned so much and am amazed at what I am able to do such as going from not being able to do a single burpee to doing 45 burpees in 3 minutes. That’s my biggest achievement to date. The key thing I have learned throughout my experience at BE is to trust the process. You don’t lose weight or become a fitness expert overnight. Keep looking back on how much you have improved and this will keep you going. One last key thing I have learned is… no brain, no gain! I am currently dealing with a shoulder injury and Josh and the BE team have been amazing at modifying the program so that I am able to fully participate in the workout session.
Finally, I really want to thank Josh, Karen, Alicia, Joe and the rest of the team for the guidance, motivation and support and especially for making the atmosphere fun! That’s why I keep coming back and I look forward to losing the last few pounds and upping my fitness level.”