Wednesday, January 21, 2009


What's up Babies? HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Ok...we have a Black Man in no more excuses...even about WEIGHT LOSS!!!

To start my year off with a bang, I am attending a wonderful Fitness Bootcamp run by Fitness Expert Aja Davis! She is amazing.

The bootcamp is called "4x4 Fitness Bootcamp" and it runs from Jan 20th-Feb 13th at the Brooklyn Lyceum located at 227 4th Ave in Park Slope! It is 4 days a week, for 4 weeks from 6:15-7:15pm!

Aja is very dedicated to helping me lose weight! So I did a little interview with her about the importance of Boot Camps and what she is going to offer!

It is not too late to sign up for the bootcamp! Call AJA DAVIS now at 347.324.9875. Tell her that I sent you, and she may even hook u up with a deal! The price is $199 per person! YOU CAN'T BEAT THAT!!!!

Here is the interview! ENJOY! and call AJA DAVIS TODAY or email her

1. What are the major differences between Boot Camp, and a normal work out experience? Are there advantages to going to Boot Camp vs. working out on your own.
There are several main differences between Boot Camp and the normal workout experience or just working out on your own. 1) Pure intensity. Most people don't work out at the intensity that they should in order to get the results that they want. Boot Camp workouts are usually pretty intense. 2) Motivation. How many times have you said to yourself, 'Oh I'll go to the gym tomorrow' or 'I don't feel like doing this last set' and then quit? It has happened to all of us. But at a Bootcamp, you literally have someone over your shoulder making sure that you are giving it your all and that you complete every rep. 3) Boot Camps are fun! They are a way to either start working out or add variety to your current workout routine. You get to be in class with the same people and can develop bonds with others who have the same goals.

2. What is unique about your bootcamp? Why should people chose to attend yours?
In my bootcamp, when I say for all fitness levels, I mean it. I really strive to make sure that everyone is getting a good workout and will feel good about themselves during and after each workout. There is no military drill sargent yelling, but I will get you to do more than you ever thought you could. People often don't realize how truly strong they are until working out with me. I often give exercises where people look at me like I'm crazy and tell me it's impossible, then they do it and are so surprised and happy with themselves. I'm also really particular about your diet. I require each participant keep food journals and review them weekly.

3. Is there anything that I should do to prepare for bootcamp?
The best way to prepare for bootcamp is to clear your calendar and plan to attend to each session. Wear good sneakers and clothes that are not binding and that feel comfortable being in different positions. Get a water bottle (BPA free) and carry with it you EVERYWHERE. Make sure you are properly hydrated. Get plenty of rest. You're going to need it.

4. For a larger person ( 300+ pounds) who may face physical and emotional/mental challenges before starting a work-out program, how can bootcamp be a great start for them?
I think the best thing that bootcamp can do for them is that it shows you exactly what you can do. Like I said earlier, people are surprised about what they discover about themselves when working out. I think many people are simply intimidated and think that they just can't do it. Intimidation is rooted in fear. Fear of what they might look like. Fear of what others will think. Fear of failing. At a bootcamp, you may find yourself in group of people just like you, who are just as afraid. But, you will also look around see everyone giving their all, facing their fears and doing what needs to be done in order to reach their goals.

5. Please tell me about some success stories that you have seen either with bootcamps, or personal training.
Recently, I had a client, a middle-aged woman who was pre-diabetic and had high blood pressure. She had just quit smoking a few months ago and as a result had gained almost 30lbs. Well, I have never seen someone so determined. In her first month working with me she lost 13lbs. Every marker went down, she lost inches around her waist, arms and thighs. I had another woman who I trained privately and in my community fitness program. When she first came to me, she couldn't do a single push-up, couldn't jump rope, couldn't see her feet over her stomach. After a few months, I noticed her bounding around the room, jumping rope like a pro, and her stomach shrunk significantly. It was almost like she was a new person. It just hit me one day while we were working out. She came to me a few days later, beeming, saying that everyone at work had been complimenting her lately on how good she looked. I love that! And so did she.

6. Who is the perfect candidate to attend bootcamp? Are certain personality types or fitness levels more successful than others?
I don't think there is a perfect person to attend bootcamp, just perfect timing. Bootcamp is not for that person who is on the fence about making a change in their lives. When you decide to make that change, when you commit to your health, to your life, then bootcamp is for you. Stubborn personality types tend to do well because the stubborness can be what keeps you going when you want to give up. As for fitness levels, I think those most out of shape see the best results from bootcamps, simply because they have the most gain from starting a workout regimen.

7. Are bootcamps a new fad, or are they here to stay?
Bootcamps are definitely here to stay. People will always want to be challenged and bootcamps are way to provide that challenge.

8. Please tell me anything else you would want me to say about bootcamps, the importance of fitness...etc.....any nice quote that sums up how you feel!

The human body is built to be challenged. Even if you feel like you are in relatively good shape, you can always benefit from pushing yourself a little further. Commitment in a fitness bootcamp is an investment in yourself. Commit and Make it BURN!

1 comment:

achoiceofweapons said...

Round is a SHAPE!