Congratulations, Patricia!

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Patricia was chosen as Member of the Month to start out the 2016 season because of her incredible drive and determination to conquer….not only her goals but her FEAR as well!

On Patricia’s very first day of boot camp, she came because a few of her friends had invited her to join them. She drove around town unable to find our location and got lost. When she finally arrived, the boot camp session was half over and her friends were nowhere to be found. She told me she was there to do boot camp but she didn’t see her friends. That didn’t matter! She didn’t leave! She just got in with the boot camp members, completed the workout and hasn’t left since.

Patricia has attended on a regular basis and joined in on some of our outside events as well. Her biggest fear was to join run club that meets Saturday mornings before boot camp at Whiting Ranch. Why was that her biggest fear?

Well, the mountain lions, of course……but she came anyway.

Mountain lions are well known residents of this area and Patricia actually saw one in the past. She did not want to encounter or see another one ever again. She came to her first run club session so scared, she was sweating and almost in tears. So she brought along some kind of tool with a large wooden handle and what looks like a large hook on the end of it, just in case! She hasn’t stopped attending run club since, still brings her club, but  is no longer frightened to be out in the beautiful trails of Orange County.

NEXT FEAR……SPARTAN RACE!

Making the decision to join the Fit Body Boot Camp Spartan team was another difficult decision. But it was just one race, just to say she did it, just for fun! She completed her first Spartan Race and there was no stopping her since. She was now determined to complete the Spartan Trifecta, a total of 3 extreme obstacle course races with over 24 miles of trail running and more than 50 obstacles to conquer.

Once, conquering her Trifecta, she was UNSTOPPABLE. Patricia traveled all over…..Temecula, Monterey, Sacramento, Dallas, in order to complete not only one Trifecta, but to ensure that she would end the season with what is called a DOUBLE TRIFECTA! That means she completed 9 races…..not just any race, but SPARTAN RACE…. NOT ONE SPARTAN RACE, NOT 3…..BUT 6…..and some of these were back to back races over 2 days.

So let’s recalculate that:

Over 48 miles of arduous trails and more than 100 greueling obstacles.

I like to call her a SPARTAN DOUBLE TRIFECTA BEAST!

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In order to get results, you first have to show up. You then have to make goals & commit to them…..NO MATTER WHAT!

NO MATTER THE LEVEL OF FEAR!

And that’s what Patricia continues to do on a daily basis!

Congratulations & AROO!

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Trainer Ali is the owner of Fit Body Boot Camp in Foothill Ranch. She is a Spartan SGX Coach and Spartan Obstacle Specialist completing multiple Spartan Trifecta races, Spartan world championships, Spartan Ultra Beasts along with olympic distance triathlons and other Ultra endurance races. She is a wife, mother and grandmother, devoted to her family and clients and to living a healthy, active and fit life.

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