I’ve been a Body Buster Fitness member for just over 4 years. I signed up 5 years ago after having our 2nd child but after 2 weeks I found out I was pregnant with our 3rd! Seven weeks after she was born I rejoined and have been with the program ever since.

What I like most about the Body Buster Program is exercising outdoors in High Park. What I also love about the program is the variety. No two classes are ever the same. My favorite classes are the adventure runs through the park. The classes go by quickly, push you to the limits and are so much fun.

After being with the program for about 6 months, I lost all of my pregnancy weight (60 lbs.) and countless inches.

I have chosen to continue with Body Buster because of the variety. I never worked out on a continuous basis before joining Body Buster as I’ve always found exercise boring . I especially dislike working out in a gym because of the atmosphere. The Body Buster program makes you feel like you are part of a team. Over the 4 years I have had the opportunity to meet and workout with so many wonderful people whom I feel accountable to. I feel guilty when I miss classes and can’t wait to go back. The Body Buster instructors also keep me motivated, push me to work harder and make classes exciting. Most classes go by so fast that I can’t believe we’ve already been working out for an hour. I have also been able to continue with Body Buster because of the flexibility it offers me given my crazy schedule. As a Chartered Accountant in public practice, I work long hours between January and April and am able to move classes around during this overwhelming period.

The program has improved my overall health by helping me lose all of my pregnancy weight, continue to maintain my weight and provide me with more energy to keep up with my 3 young children. Although I wake up earlier on the days I attend class, I have more energy throughout the day than on the days I don’t attend class. The program has also motivated me to try to live a more active lifestyle and follow a healthy diet and by doing so I am better able to deal with stress. Whenever I stop attending class because I’m working long hours I am less able to cope with the stress from all the demands in my life.
The program has taught me how important it is to lead a balanced life which includes making time for myself by exercising on a regular basis.

I feel it’s important to lead an active and healthy lifestyle so that I can keep up with my children and be a good role model to them. One Sunday morning this past summer I decided to go for a jog in High Park and my 9 year old son asked if he could join me. It is one of my happiest memories from this past summer. Before joining the Body Buster Program I never would have jogged through the park and experienced exercising with my son.

For those of you who have never taken the Body Buster Program before, I would say try it because once you give it a try you won’t be able to stop. The program continues to challenge me even after 4 years and it’s the challenge that I crave.
My advice to everyone leading busy lives and having every excuse to NOT exercise is that I used to be one of those people until I joined Body Buster. I have a very demanding career, husband, 3 children aged 9, 6 and 4, who are involved in multiple extra-curricular activities and I have managed to find time for myself. By committing to a 6am class I have no excuse not to exercise. After 4 years of attending 6am classes 2-3 times a week, I still find it very difficult to wake up in the morning and still have to convince myself to go when I’m too tired to wake up. Once I’m up and after I’ve completed the class I feel a sense of accomplishment and am so happy I’ve decided to attend class. On the days I can’t go I regret it all day long and am less able to deal with life’s everyday stresses.
I would like to thank Huy, Dan and Emily for being wonderful instructors and helping me reach my goals.