Paula

I signed up for Body Buster in May 2014 with the intention of completing only one… maybe two sessions over that summer. Two and a half years later I’m still going!

Some people do well on their own but I need the support of a group setting to keep me accountable. So what I love most about the program are my co-bootcampers and the team of amazing trainers. I also like the sense of fun that’s built into the program and the variety of workouts. I especially enjoy being outside in High Park in the summer – it feels so good to be among the morning community of walkers, joggers, cyclists, and bootcampers.

Though I’ve never kept track of measurements or pounds on the scale, I definitely notice muscle and definition where there was none before! I’m really enjoying the changes in my body and what it is now capable of. I actually feel strong – which is a far cry from where I started.

I stay with Body Buster because it’s the only fitness program I’ve managed to stick with! I was never motivated to push myself at the gym and in the end wasted alot of money on memberships over the years.
Though I’ve always lived a fairly healthy lifestyle in terms of what I ate, the exercise part was lacking and I felt bad about it. So after working out consistently 3x a week for over two years with Body Buster, I can say with certainty that I’m in the best shape of my adult life. I feel good physically and it feels even better to no longer have that mental battle going on in my head. This program is honestly the best gift I have given myself.
The best part about being a member of Body Buster is that I no longer think of exercise as such a monumental task… Though it’s taken a long time for me to get here, I can finally say I (somewhat) enjoy exercising! Recently I started running on my own, and while at work, I often take the elevator down 10 floors and run back up the stairs to my office. I’ve even gotten some of my colleagues in on it now too.

For me, living a healthy and active lifestyle is important because I want to feel good as I get older, and frankly, I want to live as long as I can! Most of all, I want to be a role model for my 8-year-old son. (A balanced lifestyle also lets me enjoy the fun things in life without the guilt, like wine and cheese – in moderation, of course!)
I was so nervous about my first day I could barely sleep the night before. I envisioned a lot of yelling and not the most nurturing environment… and I was reeeeally out of shape. It didn’t take long for the jitters to subside because Jamie, Huy and Dan were so encouraging, and seeing the various fitness levels and ages of other participants took some pressure off. I quickly found out you can make progress at your own speed and it becomes kind of addictive!

Yes, waking up to get to a 6 am class is not easy – but it becomes a habit and you feel so good when it’s over. There’s so much flexibility at Body Buster with the variety of times, locations and opportunities to do make-up classes. I tried evening classes for a while, but in the end, the mornings work better for me – which is still kind of shocking because I’m really not a morning person! For most of us, there’s no excuse to not exercise. Make time for yourself and find what works for you!

The amazing staff is what makes Body Buster so great: Huy, Emily, Rob, Dani, Dan, Travis. Your energy, expertise, and encouragement gave me confidence when I had very little. (The only time I don’t like you is on ball day… and when you make us use sliders!) Thanks for all you do!

*Results may vary from person to person

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