Congratulations to Matt and Melanie Munson for being named Boot Campers of the month for November & December!
We could write up something on them as to how devoted they are, but we’ll let them tell their story. It’s much more compelling from their point of view.
‘When my friend “dared” me to come try out Fit Body Boot Camp, I thought it would be a walk in the park. As someone who ran and did the traditional gym for over a decade consistently, I thought “no problem”. It was not at all what I expected. It was WAY BETTER! The workouts reinvigorated parts of my body I had forgotten I had. My whole body felt connected in ways it hadn’t in years. My occasional lower back pain went away. And, within three months of joining, my wife said I was in “the best shape of my life”. But the workouts aren’t the best part. The PEOPLE are. The culture Trainer Ali has created is extremely welcoming. There is camaraderie between the trainers and those of us there to improve ourselves. While its hard work. Its also fun. And we have made some great friendships and had some great adventures already – such as the Spartan Races that the training prepares you for. In fact, I was having so much fun that my wife finally decided to join too. Now we SPARTAN together! Thanks Trainer Ali’s Fit Body Boot Camp.’
Their selection as BOMS is obvious, but there’s more to it than that. These two have the added pressure of raising four children….4 ADOPTED children and they still find ways to take care of themselves while being involved in every aspect of their children’s lives. We are honored to have them as devoted members here at FBBC. Keep up the great work you two. Your commitment and dedication to your health & to FBBC is inspiring and appreciated.
Congratulations to Nina Grewal,
Boot Camper of the month for April.
What better way to celebrate earth month, than to celebrate honoring Nina. This is one amazing member. She started boot camp to add cross-training into her fitness regimen. A lifelong runner and hiker, Nina has traversed and climbed some of the highest peaks on the planet. From Aconcagua in Argentina, one of the 7 summits, at 22,841 feet of elevation to Stok Kangri in the Indian Himalayas at 20,187 ft, to running 50 miles across the east rim trail in Zion as well as qualifying for the Boston Marathon, you have to admit she’s one of a kind.
Say that again:
- Summitted Aconcagua & Stok Kangri
- Ran 50 miles along the Zion Rim
- Qualified for the Boston Marathon
- Performs surgery
- One of a kind
And let’s talk about kind… being a vascular surgeon, she was instrumental in helping one of our trainers during a medical emergency on more than one occasion and has been a great source of information in the area of scientifically backed nutrition. Plus she knows all the great vegan restaurants in the area.
Adopting a vegan diet along with her commitment to boot camp, Nina has seen significant benefits to her health, energy, stamina and physique. But she’s not the only who’s noticed. The changes in her strength and endurance have been incredible and inspiring to so many.
In summary, if Nina isn’t in the operating room or helping the community, she is happily running along some trail or at boot camp working out with a smile on her face.
Congratulations & keep going, Nina!
Yes, you heard that right! Cathy Batesole is the BOM for the month of July.
Cathy has been a long time devoted member with Fit Body Boot Camp, dating back to our time in RSM, where our original location started out. And if she’s not loving on animals or volunteering at the local animal shelter, you can catch Cathy working out hard at the evening classes of Boot Camp. In striving to be fit and healthy, she does not allow herself any excuses and has established herself as a leader and one of the toughest athletes in training.
Cathy also helps cultivate our unique boot camp culture by often introducing herself to new members and making them feel welcomed. She also helps out behind the scenes on a regular basis & has participated in our EPIC Team races. As a result, Cathy is loved and admired by everyone.
Congratulations Cathy for being chosen for this award and for exemplifying what this award recognizes. We are privileged, honored and appreciative that you have chosen FBBC for your health and fitness home!
Kate and Amir Asari have been chosen as Boot Campers of the Month
These two have been long-time devoted Boot Campers for over 8 years. In fact, they happen to be one of the remaining few members who go back all the way to our original location in RSM. An impressive streak of longevity and commitment to health and fitness.
Kate can mostly be seen working out in the mornings at the 8:45am session while Amir tends to frequent the afternoon WOD and/or evening sessions. Their congenial nature is embraced and appreciated by all members, while their workout ethic proves inspiring. Kate and Amir are among some of the hardest working athletes that Boot Camp has had the pleasure of training and working out with, because of these commendable traits.
Furthermore, The Asar’s demonstrate a keen desire to strive for better health and fitness. They are always eager to contribute fitness & nutrition tips that they learn and value our program by giving constructive feedback on ways we can become better. An added bonus of having them as part of our Boot Camp culture.
In looking back at all that they contribute and give to the Boot Camp family, this proved to be and easy choice in selecting them as BOMs for May & June. So if you see Kate and Amir working out at Boot Camp, be sure to extend a heartfelt congratulatory greeting to them. We guarantee you will not be dissapointed with the way in which they respond or interact with you.
Congratulations to this POWER couple.
Jennifer Isley BOM for April
Congratulations to Jennifer Isley for being named FBBC BOM for the month of April. After attending other fitness programs in the area, Jennifer came to FBBC in February of last year. Jennifer quickly adapted to the unique culture at FBBC and committed herself to getting fit and strong with a focus and determination that is evidenced by her noticeable results. Jennifer’s fitness level has increased exponentially and has proved to inspire others who often work out with her.
Jennifer can be seen participating in Spartan and Epic races and is a frequent runner at the Saturday morning run clubs where other boot campers also training for races often attend. She has also particpated in many of the weight loss contests and other fitness related activities offered by FBBC as she understands that this helps to keep her accountable in accomplishing her health goals. She has also been open and honest with other members about various nutrition regiments she is undertaking in her quest to become even healthier. This demonstrates her willingness to help other members at FBBC in pursuit of their fitness goals.
Jennifer’s drive to become healthier extends to her daughter Jessica. She has been successful in encouraging Jessica to also participate in Spartan and EPIC racing and has managed to get her to complete a double trifecta through Spartan Race. This accomplishment is definitely worth pointing out as part of FBBC’s mission statement is to bring as many people as possible to a life of health and fitness. When parents can inspire their children to embrace this lifestyle, it is quite commendable and deserves special attention.
So as you can see, Jennifer proved an easy choice for FBBC BOM in April as she motivates and inspires others to work hard, have fun and reap the benefits of a healthy and fit lifestyle. We are thrilled to have Jennifer as a devoted member of FBBC and look forward to working with her to accomplish even more fitness goals and endeavors.
Thank you for all you bring to FBBC, Jennifer. Keep up the great work!
YOU’RE REGISTRATION WAS SUCCESSFUL!
Congratulations to Matt and Tanya Lentz
BOM’s for the month of February & March.
Matt and Tanya have been devoted FBBC members and are well on the road to receiving a lifetime achievement award. Tanya started in March of 2013 and soon convinced Matt to join alongside her. You will often see them working out together at the early morning weekday classes. Coming from athletic backgrounds with successful race finishes of 5Ks, 10Ks, 1/2 marathons as well as competing with several boot camp race teams, they have been successful in continuing and carrying out a life committed to health and fitness and passing this habit on to their two young sons.
In a month that is dedicated to couples everywhere, Matt and Tanya prove to be the ideal choice as BOM. A couple that trains together, loves together. Their commitment to health, fitness and to one another is a welcomed display of how they use these traits to help each other, and to add to the culture of family we so strongly advocate.
Congratulations Matt and Tanya. We value your dedication to health, fitness and family togetherness and are proud to have you as dedicated members of Fit Body Boot Camp!
Keep your skin soft and hydrated with this great all-natural sunscreen recipe. Wearing a hat or visor is a wise secondary provision as this is a light sunscreen, but don’t be so afraid of the sun that you stay away from it. Our bodies need sunlight.
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup shea butter
1 tsp. red raspberry seed oil
2 tbsp. zinc oxide powder
Melt coconut oil and shea butter together in a double boiler. Whisk in the zinc oxide and oil. Let the mixture cool in refrigeration for at least 30 minutes. Remove from refrigeration and whip by hand until light and fluffy. (approx. 3-5 min.) Keep refrigerated in an airtight container and use as needed.
Let me know how this worked for you.