Here is what our Bootcampers have to say...
So next week is my "one year" with body zen and I told some of you I would post some before pics, I have gone from 230 to 205. My BP has gone from 150/80 to 124/72; HDL is up to 39 from 30; Glucose from 165 to 111 and may last A1C was down from 6.2 to 5.7.....Yet I still can not do a jack knife!
I just wanted to take a minute to share my experience with BodyZen. I found out about BodyZen through Groupon. If I’m being completely honest, I didn’t buy it right away. I didn’t even buy it the second or third time I saw the post. Let me back up a little bit. I am a very active and athletic person. I love playing sports and doing outdoorsy activities, but I HATE the gym! I’d rather play a game than “workout.” By reading the description on Groupon, I knew BodyZen wouldn't be like a gym, but I was still hesitant. As much as I love engaging in physical fitness, I still need that extra push to get going. Once I’m doing something active, I’m happy and there’s no place I’d rather be, but getting there in the first place is the tough part. So I saw the Groupons but was still making excuses not to sign up. Finally, I asked a friend to sign up with me; I knew she would keep me accountable for going and give me the push I needed. The first few days were TOUGH! I had always played sports and never really did any of the exercises we do at boot camp. It was weird for me not being good at boot camp, since all sports have always come naturally to me; and I was unbelievably sore! I would come home after workouts and bathe in Bengay, and then I would lather up before going to the next workout. As tough as it was, I loved it! It plays to my competitive nature and I loved the familiar feeling of endorphins After about a week or so, my friend became busy and slowly stopped coming. I was happy to realize that I didn't need her to push me to go anymore; I looked forward to the workouts. Then, my Groupon, and summer, came to an end. When I originally signed up, I figured I would enjoy the Groupon and quit once summer was over. As a teacher, the work week is exhausting and I’m sure any other teacher will agree when I say all you want to do after work is sit down with a glass of wine then go to bed. I was surprised to find my mind has changed, however. I enjoy the workouts (and not to mention the results!) so much that I have decided to continue going. I didn't realize I would enjoy BodyZen this much, but am certainly glad that I do! It’s a fun way
to keep a healthy lifestyle!
I've seen more significant changes in my body composition from almost 3 months of Bodyzen boot camp than in over a year of Zumba 3 times per week! Every part of my body is toned and tighter than before. Every workout is different so my body never has a chance to get too used to it, and the boot camp format pushes me to work harder than I could ever push myself on my own. I love that Courtnie designs the workouts so that we are working different parts of our bodies on different days. I also love that I am combining strength and cardio in 1 short 30 minute workout!
As a retired 82nd Airborne Infantry Paratrooper, I have a vague recollection of what being in top physical condition is. Now, some 2 decades later, in-numerous bad nutritional choices, and lower back surgery (15 years ago) as well as a knee reconstruction surgery (2 years ago) – I found myself wanting, no needing, to get back to a healthy lifestyle. That’s where Bodyzen Boot camp comes in. Now, don’t let the word “boot camp” mislead you – it is not an in-your-face, beat you down approach to physical conditioning (been there – done that, still have the sweat-stained t-shirt). Nor should you let the word “Bodyzen” mislead you into thinking it is some mind affable approach to conditioning either. What it has done for me is provided the opportunity to do what I can at my particular fitness level and encourages me to continue to strive to better myself. I have attended every session I could since I began about 10 weeks ago (the short, to-the-point sessions take very little time out of my schedule) and I have yet to do the same routine! The results have been evident and I am convinced that by continuing with the program I will be back to my former state of fitness in a very short time.
The way I see it: Bodyzen Boot Camp – if you want to endure the toughness to be at peace with your body!
Bodyzen boot camp is awesome. I used to feel like I was a strong person, but this class made me humble. Each time it’s a great workout. Plus Courtnie
changes the routines every day, so we never get bored. She will give modifications if someone had a previous injury. At the same time, she will push
us to our limits. It’s a workout I would never do at home because it’s tough. We’re so focus on getting through the workout, it’s hard to notice what other
people are doing. I like it because each person goes at their own pace because there are all different levels and all different ages. The beauty of this
workout, it’s outside. We’re not stuck in a gym. So instead of being on the treadmill facing a wall, the views are the Catalina mountains, how much better
can it get?
I had tried dieting, but knew that I needed to incorporate some exercise if I was ever going to lose the weight that my doctor kept telling me I needed to
lose. I wanted to lose weight the right way, but I didn't know where to start. One of my co-worker had been going to BodyZen Boot Camp for a month and raved about it, she just loved it! She was constantly asking me to come along, but I used the cost of the boot camp as my excuse. I would say “It’s too expensive” I always hated to exercise so why was I going to pay for something I hate?
Well a few weeks went by and BodyZen had a promotion. My co-worker wasn't taking no for an answer this time so I agreed to go for ONE month at the discounted rate. I was SO nervous my first day, I imagined being screamed at, being called a maggot and “dropping” to give a drill sergeant “20!” of whatever torturous exercise popped into their head. I was so wrong. BodyZen is fantastic and Courtnie is fabulous! I feel encouraged to do my best but I don’t feel pushed or pressured. I've made new friends, I’m getting out of the house, I feel stronger than I have ever felt in my entire life and I love it! One month turned into three and I haven’t looked back. I can go before or after work and on even Saturdays, so regardless of my schedule there’s always a class I can make it to. It’s only 30 to 45 minutes and I feel great when I’m done. Combined with a healthy diet I have lost over 50 pounds!!!
I have been a member of Bodyzen bootcamp since January 2012. Prior to joining I had not worked out in over three years. Although I am slowly getting
into shape I lost 1 1/2 inches off my thighs in a month, 2 inches off my waist, and 1 inch off my thighs and that is in ONE month without the diet plan. I love the workouts, they leave me feeling energized, and I love the conversations and friends I have made. I will be faithful to Bodyzen always. Thank you for your fabulous camps.
I started BodyZen Boot Camp last summer at age 65, not knowing if I could withstand the regimen and/or the heat. To my surprise, within a month my entire body was more tightened and toned, and I could wear a bathing suit without having to suck in my stomach all the time. Courtnie allows us to modify the exercises so I can pace myself and prevent injuries. And I enjoy being outside, even in the heat. Thanks, Courtnie, for running a great exercise program that works for me.