I have to be honest, just the word “bootcamp” scares me. It conjures up images of a big man in my face yelling at me as I am in tears trying to do 100 push ups or something. So when one of my mommy readers wrote to us raving about She Rocks Fitness, a women’s fitness bootcamp which she credited to getting her back into shape after baby, I was curious but also a little concerned about the bootcamp aspect when she told me I really had to take a class to see for myself.
But then I learned that the workouts are only 35 minutes and I thought, “I can do anything for 35 minutes.” Which I did last week and it was AWESOME!!!
She Rocks Fitness is the brain child of personal trainer Michael Sperling (soooo not scary and no yelling, except for encouragement) who told me he built the business based on objections or excuses to why women didn’t workout. Namely…
1. No time. 2. No money. 3. No idea what to do. 4. No accountability.
Any of those sound familiar?
So let’s talk about the “I have NO time” thing. As a mom I think that must be the number one challenge, but 35 minutes makes it feasible!
Let me tell you what those 35 minutes entail.
It was hard, I am not going to lie, I was sweating big time and my heart rate stayed up the entire time. While we were doing the strength training exercises and intervals, my heart was beating like I was doing 35 minutes of hard cardio.
I asked Michael about this afterwards, and learned this is the key to its effectiveness. It’s called high intensity interval training, which raises your metabolic rate and helps to burn fat after the workout is over. What mama doesn’t love that?
And even though it was hard, the workout went FAST. I found myself surprised when he said, “last exercise!”
The second objection, being money, is another area where he wanted to help.
In this setting you get the benefits of working out with a personal trainer, without paying one-on-one prices.
And now a little word on accountability. Because the way they do it is very cute.
On the wall, there is a picture of every women that works out there with names, and above all the pictures is a huge sticker chart like you would make for a preschooler! When you are done with your workout, you put a little sticker in the box for the date so you can track how frequently you are going. Incidentally, so can everyone else. Very clever Michael…
I found the workout to be extremely dynamic and because it is a gym for women, you don’t have that meat market factor. I can’t tell you how much I dislike that about other gyms. The women are all there with the same goal – to get in shape – and it was obvious they love supporting each other as well. I loved it!
It truly is for women wanting to make a commitment to get results. You should watch the success stories on their website. Click here for a video of his clients. Real women, putting in real hard work, getting real results. I find that real inspiring!
She Rocks Fitness invites you to join them at a free family event this weekend to check out the facility, meet the trainers and learn more.
Saturday, May 19th from 11am-3pm
She Rocks Fitness
8598 Warner Ave. Fountain Valley
Enjoy live music by DJ Kid Fungus, Hula Girls Shave Ice, a Lululemon Trunk Show, Ritual Cleanse, Pure Fit Bars, A Snail’s Pace Running Shop, Soleil Mist Tanning, Sensitive Sweets and more…
Enter a raffle with prizes valued over $3000 which include an iPad 3, gym memberships, Toshiba Classic tickets, restaurant certificates, and more.
[100% of the proceeds will benefit Colette’s Children’s Home.]
One lucky winner will receive a free month of unlimited classes at She Rocks Fitness! Prize must be complete by 9/15/2012. This is my first Rafflecopter giveaway, hooray! I think you will find it super easy to use. Follow instructions below….
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[Disclosure: She Rocks Fitness is a Tiny Oranges Sponsor.]