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Wellness

A better life is waiting for you! (Kara’s path to health and HAPPINESS)

Transformation Tuesday blog by bootcamper: Kara Hain I don’t know what is was more scarier, starting bootcamp or this email to Derek… The decision to get healthy was simple, I wanted to live longer for my family, feel better, look better. The execution was a whole other story!! I was never the skinny girl, I grew up eating what most kids and teenagers of my era ate, and I never thought I would become obese. It wasn’t until after my[…]

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How I changed my body, my health and my life!! (Darleen’s story)

Guest blog by Transformation Tuesday success story and bootcamper: Darleen Palmieri I became a single mom of three and was worried about all of our health.. I wanted us to get healthy! But I wondered, how can I get the kids to become healthy if I didn’t set an good example? I had high blood pressure and a thyroid problem. I was on 5 blood pressure pills and thyroid meds. We joined the gym as a family. We went 2hrs[…]

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Don’t talk about it, just do it! Christine Demeo’s Journey

Guest Blog by: Christine Demeo My friend Robin had been going to bootcamp, our kids had been going to school together since kindergarten. That’s how it began. I would see her come in and get the girls from PLACE, and be rushing out because she had to get to 5:30 bootcamp. I had to find out about this bootcamp thing, and this guy Derek that came into the bank where she worked. November of 2013, after about 2 months of[…]

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The STRUGGLE with my ‘Inner Fat Kid’ (Tara’s transformation story)

Guest blog/interview with bootcamper and Transformation Tuesday success story: Tara Foreman Derek: How did you initially get started in your quest to get fit again? Tara: The struggle with “my inner fat kid” is real. One I love food! I tried the traditional Gym, but I get bored easily and find myself doing the same repetitive exercises. I also felt uncomfortable and judged. I would find myself finding reasons/excuses to not go. I knew that I needed to do something to[…]

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Busy, Single Moms and Teachers can be fit TOO! (how I made it happen)

Guest blog by bootcamper: Stephanie Oeder When you are a single mom it’s easy to make excuses for why you don’t have time to do things for yourself. “The house needs to be cleaned.” “Dinner needs to be cooked.” “There’s soccer practice and games and after school activities.” or “I’m just plain exhausted!” For me I think the excuses were multiplied by the fact that I happen to be a teacher too. I am so used to giving everything I[…]

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How The Pump Powers Muscle Growth

Without question, there aren’t many more satisfying sensations than achieving a powerful muscle-swelling pump after a workout. But did you know that ‘The Pump’  increases muscle growth too? Everybody who has ever lifted weights, bodybuilders, athletes and even weekend warriors know what ‘The Pump’ is. They also know how it is quite possibly the most psychologically motivating sensation while working out. You feel swole!! Aside from the mental and aesthetic benefits associated with the pump, what you may not know[…]

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5 Tips to Supercharge Your Intensity

Think you’re training hard? Think again. A six-time champion natural bodybuilder teaches you how to crank it up for insane results. by Skip La Cour Intensity. In the recipe for incredible results, it’s an essential ingredient. Cookies aren’t sweet without sugar, and your workouts aren’t worthwhile without intensity. In exercise science, intensity is defined as the amount of weight lifted for a given set. In the gym, it has a completely different meaning. Bodybuilders toss the phrase “training intensity” around like[…]

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If it doesn’t CHALLENGE you, it doesn’t CHANGE you! (Transformation Tuesday Success Story)

Sometimes getting started is the hardest step towards any successful endeavor. There are always so many hurdles, obstacles, injuries and blah, blah, blah….just a bunch of EXCUSES!! Excuses are usually derived from fear of the unknown or fear of stepping out of your comfort zone. Unfortunately in most cases, what is ‘known’ is not right and it is what has gotten you into your current situation. In this past year, working with Sharon has made me grow as a trainer[…]

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