Last evening I took an introductory class at San Clemente Boot Camp.  I have not been physically active in the past few years. There have been some life changes and ailments that kept me from working out like I used to. My New Year’s Resolution was to get in shape this year. I have said that before, and have not followed through, for what many would consider were very good reasons. But this year I just couldn’t say it one more time and not do it. This is the year!! I may not end up looking like I did at 30, but I will end the year looking and feeling better.

So I arrived at San Clemente Boot Camp and I was so nervous. These people know my husband and other members of his networking group. I am not young, I have all manner of physical restrictions and I am overweight.  But I remembered my New Year’s Resolution, and so I sucked it up, listened carefully to Orshi and Ryan, and watched their demonstrations.

I knew they would be very good, after all, I had heard of Clemente Boot Camp from several people in the Beach Cities BNI group, and others from outside the group. Their Boot Camp is staffed with professional trainers, who know what they are doing, and who are also tuned in to their client’s needs and abilities. Some trainers are young, strong, and only care about what THEY think you should be able to handle.

Orshi, Ryan, and the rest of their team at San Clemente Boot Camp care about you getting results, that’s true. But they are also realistic. They know if they push you too hard in the beginning, you will most probably drop out and never come back, or worse, you could hurt yourself.

My experience was lovely. They went through each of the basic moves and had us practice. They did not get frustrated with my inability to do some of the exercises, they were patient, and showed me how to modify the exercises to suit my skill level. Although I was gung ho to go back again today, Orshi let me know that I might want to let my muscles rest for a day, and come back on Wednesday instead.( That was a good idea, because I am a little stiff and sore today).

They weighed and measured me (a far more painful experience than the exercise), and will keep track of my progress over the next weeks and months. And they let us all know that looking and feeling better does come at a price. If I continue to make poor food choices, and I am not consistent with Bootcamp, I will not be seeing appreciable results. This is true with anything in life, what you get out of it is what you put into it…so I am committed, and for the next 30 days, every time I attend a class, I will post on my blog and let you know how it goes.

So far, so good…see you on Thursday…