Hi, my name is Ashley. I’m 24, and I graduated a couple of years ago from University of Tampa with a degree in International Business and Finance, I work for Geico right now in the HR department, so it’s an office desk job, Outside of work I like to stay active weather it’s running or going to boot camp, I used to go to the gym, but it bored me too much and lost interest in it, and anything outdoors.
Are you from Tampa?
I was born in South Carolina, my father was in the military so we lived in Virginia, Germany, back to Virginia and then Florida. We moved to Tampa when I was 10.
What made you think that you wanted to try our Boot Camp?
I’ve seen other boot camp programs in Tampa advertised elsewhere and it seemed like everybody was getting pretty good results, it wasn’t the classic gym, it was outdoors, wasn’t your typical treadmill or workout equipment, not the normal reps or workout programs and seemed like a good and different pattern of exercises and activities that you can do to get in shape.
What sports have you been involved with?
Nothing too consistently, but I’ve rowed crew in college for a little bit.
What makes you sticking with our Boot Camp?
It’s always something different at Xtreme Athletix Boot Camp. I’m seeing results and haven’t gotten injured since I’ve been doing this. I was running for a little bit and feelt a lot of pain, so stopped doing it and had to go to therapy for a period of time. Since I started boot camp, I seem to be learning to do things the right way from their coaches and personal trainers and I am really seeing results!
What are your goals?
Every time I come to boot camp, I try something new and do something more than I think I would have when I walk in though the door.
I also want to get ready for my wedding next summer because that is the day you want to look your best, more than any other day so I want to do something that is consistent. I don’t want to do any kind of crash course, no crash diet, because I want to have a nice look to where it’s not just for that short period of time, it’s something that you learn and build over time. I wish I could make it a few more days a week, but I feel like I am on track.
Have you tried any of our other programs here at Xtreme Athletix Strength & Conditioning?
I also attended the running training & coaching workshop. It was good to learn about it. I have never realized that there was even a style of running or a technique to running so, it was nice to find out that there was even was one. I was able to pick up on tips on what I may have been doing wrong and what I may have been doing to cause my injuries to begin with. I also found out how to get better with the smaller amounts of running that I do now.
Any parting words?
Xtreme Athletix Strength & Conditioning Boot Camp and Personal Training is a good place to go to feel a sense of self accomplishment, to do things that you would absolutely never soon your own in the gym , even though it is a group setting, it is like having personal trainer on a weekly basis. In my option you wouldn’t get that in a regular gym.