She fell in love!


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Paula falls in love with Trainer Ali’s Fit Body Boot Camp – I had no idea how much my life would change when I signed up for FBBC.  After having children I discovered a passion for running and exercise.  I enjoyed exercise as a powerful way to relieve stress and provide a sense of accomplishment.  For the first time in my life I felt comfortable identifying myself as an athlete.  I found Ali and FBBC when I decided to start training for a Spartan race.  I fell in love with boot camp after day one.  The workouts are so challenging but fun at the same time.  Ali and the trainers help me to push myself to do more than I thought I could.  I feel stronger and faster than I ever have and I look forward to continuing on this journey.  The holiday challenge has been a fun way to get to know other boot camp members. The boot camp members have been so supportive and inspiring.  It has helped me to stay focused on health and exercise during a season typically know for slacking off and over indulging.  The challenge has definitely pushed my comfort zone helped me to realize some strengths as well as some weaknesses.  I am going to be a little sad on February 1st to not have my FB news feed full of healthy meals and inspiring exercise photos.

The biggest benefit of FBBC has been a more personal one.  As a psychotherapist I have always had a deep desire to help people grow and become the best version of themselves.  Working with Ali and the trainers at FBBC has inspired me to combine my passion for health and fitness with my desire to help people.  I am studying for my personal trainer certification and planning on pursuing a health and wellness coaching certification in the spring.  I would like to be able to help my clients grow emotionally as well as physically.  I don’t think I would have realized this calling without Ali and FBBC. Ali’s dedication to the FBBC members has inspired me in so many ways.  Ali and the other trainers love health and fitness and it shows in the dedication and energy they bring to each and every workout. I hope I can be as much of a role model and example of health some day!  I am so grateful for the FBBC family.  A huge thank you Ali and the FBBC team for helping me complete my first Spartan Race!  I look forward to many more races with the FBBC team.




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At the end of the challenge I looked back at what I accomplished these past 90 days. Besides being accountable for my fitness, I learned how to get up the rope, do the monkey bars and more importantly, learned that I can’t do anything if I don’t try. I placed a lot of emphasis on working on my weaknesses. I may not be an expert at these things but I have learned that they are attainable.

Boot camps, gyms, yoga or whatever you are taking will not help you unless you give it everything you have. Ali has inspired and encouraged me to be fearless in my pursuit. Last year I wrote about how I was able to earn my trifecta, this year I earned a triple trifecta plus 6 other races. None of this would have been possible if I hadn’t joined Fit Body Boot Camp. If I didn’t have the great trainers that we do, and my workout and racing community within our boot camp. Everything joins together to give me the tools I need to succeed in my fitness and racing journey. And for that I am forever thankful to Ali.

I can’t wait to see the things I accomplish this year and will be writing about it next year.


Just a little courage is all it takes!





Meet Ellen everyone!

She picked up the phone & called me…..TERRIFIED!


She said she “COULDN’T DO IT”

She asked me to be honest with her and hoped I would tell her it was NOT FOR HER.

She was thin her whole life, never worked out, never worried about what she ate & now it all caught up to her. Her clothes were tight and she was noticing physical changes. She knew she had to do something, but she was….TERRIFIED!

Of course, I talked her into coming to boot camp, giving it a try, doing what she could do….even if it wasn’t much. I told her she needed to move, she needed to change things up and guess what….SHE SHOWED UP!

She came, she did what she could, she TRIED!

She was TRAUMATIZED, and the first time I asked her to climb a wall….I thought she was going to DIE!

She looked at me in shock as though it was a joke. She asked, “What do you mean climb over the wall?  How?  Are you serious?  You can’t be serious!”

She mentioned she grew up with her dad…no mom, and her dad thought girls just played with dolls….so that’s what she did most of her childhood. She sat with her friends and played with dolls. No running, no jumping, no climbing, just sitting. She couldn’t possibly climb a wall.

Boot camp was completely out of her comfort zone and it’s remarkable that she showed up and actually stayed. She keeps coming and she keeps trying and she’s making great strides in her health.

IMG_2485.JPGThe best part of my job is watching someone like Ellen, who shows up with determination and works hard even when she doesn’t believe in herself, and it’s been amazing to see her gain confidence as well as strength and endurance. It’s especially great to see her enjoying herself while working out. The best part is she welcomes, encourages and motivates newcomers to just do what they can.

Recently, I asked her to join our Spartan Revolution workout. She REFUSED! She said she couldn’t possibly keep up with the Spartan crew. I told her to register anyway, to just show up. She showed up. She didn’t participate, but she showed up….and I know that next time, she will participate and she will LOVE it, and I can’t wait to see her motivate others to join in as well.

Ellen, you have earned this award by showing COURAGE. In the midst of fear and intimidation and insecurity, you mustered up the COURAGE TO JUST SHOW UP.


On behalf of the Fit Body Boot Camp Team and myself, we are SO PROUD OF YOU!

The Six Pack comes to an end!

Although there are a few hikes still left in our 2016 Six-Pack-of-Peaks Hiking Challenge, the actual Six-Pack-of-Peaks have been completed. It was an AMAZING year of EXTREMELY challenging hikes in UNBELIEVABLY BEAUTIFUL locations.

Mt. Wilson – elevation 5,710 feet

Cucamonga Peak – elevation 8,859 feet

Mt. Baldy – elevation 10,068 feet

San Bernardino – elevation 10,649 feet

Mt. San Jacinto – elevation 10,834 feet

San Gorgonio – elevation 11,503 feet

Plus the added, Mt. Whitney, of course, elevation 14,505 feet

We are SO PROUD of our hiking team. Click the photo below to watch the video recap and get a glimpse of our 2016 season.