We are proud to announce Ashley as our Featured Boot Camp Client!
What would you like people to know about you?
I’m originally from the central valley of California. I moved to San Diego about 5 years ago to be near my sister, brother-in-law and nephew; although they moved shortly after I got here I decided to stay and can’t imagine leaving!
I enjoy scuba diving, riding, hiking and playing tennis, all things that San Diego allows me to do almost year round. When I’m not outdoors I really enjoy cooking for friends and family, one of the main reasons I need Bootique Fitness in my life (J). I have a passion for trying new food and wine which boot camp allows me to do (almost) guilt free!
Ashley’s Experience with Bootique Fitness
Ashley talks about how she came to workout with us and what her experience has been like in our San Diego boot camp.
How long have you been training with Bootique Fitness?
I have been with Bootique for over a year now!!!! Time flies when you’re having fun!
What results have you seen since coming to Bootique Fitness?
The number one change I have noticed is my increased energy level! Prior to joining Bootique I would come home from a full day of work and plop on the couch. Now I find the adrenaline high I get from my 6 am work out last the entire day!! Although I get my work out over with early (I mean that in the nicest way possible) I find that the benefits last until I crawl into bed.
Since Bootique, I find myself wanting to be active after work. I try to hike during the summer, walk the harbor, play tennis, try a yoga class and Zumba with Jaylin if my commute allows it!
I am an all around happier, more energetic person as a result of Bootique Fitness.
Thank you for referring Lila Murphy to us! How much better is it to do this with a friend?
Lila isn’t the first and probably won’t be the last person I harass into joining me at 6:00 am, but she will forever be my favorite. I can remember the very first time I suggested Lila join me for boot camp like it was yesterday. Don’t tell Jaylin but I believe we were enjoying a glass of wine together when I suggested she join me, to which she responded ABSOLUTELY NOT. My sweet friend probably even used a few expletives when informing me that she did not and would not ever get out of bed before 6:00 am to go work out. 6 months later – I look forward to her text around 5:20 (after I’ve snoozed my alarm twice) making sure I am out of bed and getting ready to join her at 6:00 am. She texts me in the evening to make sure I am doing everything necessary to get to bed in time to make boot camp bright and early. She makes plans with me to attend zumba, inspires me to attend extra classes and is overall the best accountability partner on the planet!
I highly recommend harassing a friend or family member into joining you!
What are your reasons for sticking with Bootique Fitness all this time?
I have always been an active person but struggled with staying in shape. It is easy for me to get on a kick and play tennis three weeks in a row but then fail to do anything else athletic the rest of the month. One of my favorite things about Bootique is that there is some type of workout I can participate in 7 days a week! Their wide open schedule coupled with the fact I get to be outdoors have made Bootique the easiest lifestyle change I have ever made!
Tell me about your experience with the trainers.
As a Marina/Hillcrest 6:00 am’er, I have the privilege of getting to work with Jaylin, Ed and Sarah! Let me just say they are all my favorites!!! I look forward to all of their classes!
Ed has a unique ability to make me feel like I am taking a class from a drill sergeant/big brother. He is tough and supportive all at the same time. He doesn’t take no for an answer and as a result I have been able to accomplish workout goals I would have never thought possible.
Sarah is a ball of energy and adorableness… if that’s even a word. Her love for working out is absolutely infectious and you can’t help but give 100%. I love her and her whiteboard!
Last but not least is Jaylin. Jaylin was the first trainer I worked with and I can still remember standing in my bedroom when she called me after I inquired about Bootique Fitness online. She asked me about my goals and which class I would like to attend. I told her I was a morning person so the 6:00 am class would be best for me to which she responded oh good… you’re one of us. I think the phone call was on a Thursday because I said it would probably be easiest to just start on Monday. I was a little caught off guard when this woman I hadn’t met told I would start tomorrow.
Jaylin is a one woman support system. She is the perfect combination of understanding and accountability. She genuinely cares about every Bootique’er like they are family. She gets that I have a life and respects that while at the same time making sure I don’t use that as an excuse for not coming to class. Her countless texts, emails, facebooks messages and even threats to pick me up for class make it darn near impossible to fail.
I think of Jaylin as one of my dear friends, even when I curse her name as I try to wash my hair and realize my arms are so sore I can’t lift them about my head. She has given me muscle definition and self confidence I know I wouldn’t have achieved anywhere else.
What do you enjoy the most about Bootique Fitness?
I love my trainers! I love my 6:00 am’ers! I love being outside! There is nothing better than competing with Tiffany, chatting with Jane, making plans with Lila and falling into Karen’s pose all before the sun comes up.
I genuinely look forward to seeing every trainer and member of Bootique Fitness every morning!
Is there anything else you would like to add?
There are no words to truly thank Jaylin and all of the Bootique trainers for what they have done for me. So I want to thank them with my actions!
For the month of December I am going to commit to 4 days a week rain or shine 🙂
Personally, I enjoy a bottle of wine as a thank you gift but I am pretty sure there is nothing Jaylin would like more than a workout commitment! Let’s end 2012 on a health note! …Lila want to join??
Thank you Miss Ashley! We love training you!
Be sure to congratulate and celebrate Ashley when you see her at boot camp! She plays at the Hillcrest and Marina 6:00 am boot camps as well as making special appearances at Zumba.