What do Boot Campers do when an historic storm is coming in? Other people head to the grocery store, we head to the beach!
On January 23rd 2009, a ridiculously cold day and ludicrous day to start an outdoor fitness business, Boot Camp was born!
First person across the car park? NICKY! With a big hug and enthusiastic “WHAT A FANTASTIC IDEA!!”
Worst hangover that day? (And she said “yeah, don’t believe that stuff about Americans not drinking as much as us. They do.”) (Name withheld for the blog!)
Other lovely Expats who were so encouraging and, really, responsible for giving me the confidence that this could work: Tracy, Gillian, Lisa, Cliona, too many to mention and many have left Rye since.
Honorable mentions among friends who showed up very early days to support and offer feedback: Ann, Bill, Dawn, and of course, Ellen and Andy, who talked (listened!) about Boot Camp, every weekend for about 4 months.
Honorable mentions among people who took a chance having never met me and now get medals for “longest-serving-who-didn’t-know-Lee-before” : Debbie and Maggie.
And of course, in a category of her own…JULIE!! I got a colleague! One that makes me strive to be better to live up to her high, high standards.
You all know you have your own honorable mention category….Boot Campers who: wrote me letters/testimonials; told the most shocking jokes (sx or otherwise); wiped their nose on other people’s shirts; drove injured Boot Campers home so I could teach my second class; dug a path through the snow-covered beach; supported each other through the dark, grumpy, powerless, beachless days of Hurricane Sandy…
The list goes on. Thank you all so so much!
Too much fun to be called either a job or a workout!
This session will run January 5th-February 13th (6 weeks). Some of us got off to the right start this morning with a bonus class this morning, and were full of the joys when we finished, as you can see. You’ll feel energized from the very first class back – I promise!
I also have a limited number of personal training openings. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for info.
Because we’re all raring to get going, I’m holding a bonus class January 2nd, and the new session officially starts Monday January 5th. Prices yet to be posted. If you haven’t tried it, New Year seems like the perfect time!
We’ve been working hard coming up with fresh workouts – look out for Wednesdays’ No-Chat-Challenge and Friday game-days!
Lots of changes can happen in 10 weeks!!
How desperate are you for your clothes to fit properly again?! Oh my goodness!! Let’s get on that mission immediately with 90 minute workouts this week! Yup – 90 minutes if you can make it. I’ll be there from 9-10.30 on our days this week and join for as much that you can.
Tomorrow low tide is at 9.18am so we are lucky that we have the sand to work out on. HOWEVER! I was down there today and getting across the car park, along the path and down the stairs will be treacherous. Please be careful and take your time. NO RUNNING! (When have you ever heard me say that?!).