I’m 37 years old, a triple Gator Girl from UF and I moved here over a decade ago from Pasagoula, Mississippi. I work at the Moffitt Cancer Center as an attorney with the FDA in research.
How did you hear about us?
I won a Gift Certificate at the 108 Sun Salutations Yoga Event at the Tampa Museum of Art last year.
Why did you decide try our Boot Camp at Xtreme Athletix?
What sports do you play or activities yoga re involved in?
Flag football co-ed league, Biking, golf, yoga, I like to have a lot of variety in my workouts and activities.
What are your goals?
My goals are to improve my general fitness. I want to be in good shape for the things that I want to do, weather it be biking, vacations or climbing a mountain. I think that you want to be fit for that type of thing. I like to Ski, and I am about to commit to the dark side and became a snow border, but you have to be in shape to take on something like that, otherwise you are not going to have as good of a time and enjoy it like you should. I like to try everything but I don’t see myself as having much skill in any one thing.
I’m also wanting to gain some muscle mass because I like the way it looks on woman , having little muscular shoulders. Because we live in Florida, we rarely wear sleeves, so I think it is important to work the parts with the most exposure, especially when it comes to wearing strapless dresses.
How were your first 30 days?
I found that I was getting a really good full body and athletic workout. I felt it was difficult and more rewarding than going to a regular gym and going through the motions. I’ve stuck with it since then. I come in 2 times a week now, because I feel like I’m getting results. I feel like I’m still getting stronger, love the environment and working out in a group is comfortable.
Xtreme Athletix Tampa’s Barbell Boot Camp is not like the regular boot camps I have been to in Tampa where it is mostly women jumping up and down, doing just the same drills. I feel like in those boot camps, we did the same thing every time. This boot camp is completely different than anything I heard anyone talk about, especially the fact that we actually weight train in the first part of class, which is one of the most distinguishing parts of this boot camp. I tell everyone about it, especially the men, since they are most interested in that, because most of them have never had any type of training in weightlifting aside from the other guys in the gym. I like that.
I also like the co-ed aspect. I’m a long time ex-body pumper but when you workout in a program that has men in the group, it gives it more credibility. It is not just a group fitness class like the canned, “Les Mills” style programs that I have been in for so long at the big box gyms.
Here the men support the girls, it’s better that way in a group like this, the men do not compete against the girls and it isn’t a meat market. It is very comfortable.