Look at what our last campers had to say about their first ever boot camp experience!
"Southern Chester County Adventure Bootcamp- what an adventure! I started bootcamp June 2012. I was a bit hesitant when my friend said "Come on, doesn't getting up early 3 days a week for 4 weeks for a 5:30am bootcamp sound like fun?!" I thought, no-not really. . . but I did it anyway and have not one regret!! Doing bootcamp was a fantastic decision. I did something for ME, I was motivated, I worked out with women I knew from the area and met other great women who have the same hate for squats-all outside with fresh air, many laughs, and bonus. . .we saw some amazing sunrises. On my last day of bootcamp I came home and wrote down every exercise I could remember Phil teaching us. I've continued "home bootcamp" as I call it, until I start the next camp session. Phil is educated, informative and full of energy. He has us target different body parts with each workout while encouraging and challenging us to push ourselves past our mental roadblocks. You will sweat, have some sore and achey muscles; and you will also feel strong, confident and empowered. I'm a "loser" success story! Since bootcamp began, I have lost 6 bags of sugar, or 3 Easter hams, or a freakishly large pumpkin; or however I want to quantify 30 pounds. I also quantify my experience by thinking how proud I am of myself for doing camp, and how great it feels to fit in my Levi's jeans, and how my closet has become a whole new wardrobe of clothes I fit into again. I assure you, I'm still a work-in-progress (who isn't?) and I want to thank Phil and SCC Adventure Bootcamp for helping me work towards a healthy lifestyle. If you are reading this and think to yourself "I can't do a bootcamp!" trust me if I can, YOU CAN too! Just do it for yourself. You will be so glad you did. Hope to see you at camp."
Southern Chester County
"I needed something to get me back into working out again. I know that I had so to speak “fallen off the wagon” and simply gotten lazy. I was feeling tired and unmotivated to start anything on my own. The “Boot Camp” is just what I needed to get going again. By the end of the four weeks, the other women and I were all stronger and leaner. Our trainer, Phil, kept us motivated and challenged. I learned new and different exercises using weights, bands and weighted balls. His motivation kept me going where normally I would given up after one rep or two. Believe me, the simple 5lbs or 8lbs weights getheavy fast. And with that I got results in my arms, legs and hips. The timing of the class worked great for me as well. I knew I started my day with a great workout and had the energy for the rest of my day. I would highly recommend for any woman trying to jump start their workout schedule or looking for something different to loose weight and get stronger. You will not be disappointed."
"Chester County Bootcamp is exactly what I needed to kick up my fitness program. Off and on for years I did my own exercise--using fitness videos and walking but I was still overweight and not feeling as strong as I wanted to be. Phil taught me all kinds of new exercises and pushed me to do more than I ever thought I was capable of doing on my own. His words of encouragement motivated me to keep going when I was feeling tired. He was always ready to modify exercises for those who had medical issues/physical limitations too. The work was hard but never beyond our capabilities! I've lost both pounds and inches and feel so much stronger than when I first started the bootcamp. The best part is that it was FUN and I met some great women too! I'm looking forward to signing up for camp #2!"
Kathy R. from Chester County.
"I loved the camp and will do it again if it is offered in the Spring or Summer. I am going to try to keep to the routine three mornings a week. I thought it was very challenging. I know that I was working muscles that, even though I do run and lift, that were not used in awhile. I think the multiple reps pushed me further than I thought I could go. You did a great job motivating us all. I would recommend the class to anyone. I liked that it was early in the morning and got the day started off right. Can't say I was a fan of working out in the cold though. I know that I lost at least a couple of lbs. and certainly gained muscle in my arms. I am going to work a little harder on my thighs. I think I know the exercise that will get them in shape (the band around the ankles and crab walk!!!). Thanks for a great class and I look forward to hopefully getting back to it in the Spring."
"Boot camp was a very intense workout, but I survived! There was a vast variey of excercises, so Phil always kept us guessing. He was soft spoken and encouraging, but still pushed us to do a little more. It was a great experience! I lost 5 pounds without dieting, just making better food choices and my conditioning in general has really improved - I 'm stronger and more toned!"
"When I first signed up for boot camp, it was for the sole purpose of losing weight. I did not expect to receive 100 times more than that. Now, at 6:30am I have this huge feeling of accomplishment because my workout is done for the day and I have taken an hour out of my day just for me. Through boot camp I've learn more about myself and what I am capable of. Anytime I was ready to give up, I heard: "Good job girls don't give up!!" It seemed that Phil knew exactly when we needed some help to keep going. After the 4 week program I lost a dress size and inches all around, but most of all, I feel like a million bucks!! Can't wait for next session to start!"