We are proud to announce Karen as our Featured Boot Camp client.
One of my favorite sights in the morning is Karen’s Subaru racing into class. Karen’s been entertaining us in and outside of boot camp for 2 fantastic years! Between stories of her triathlon victories, incredible renditions of Happy Birthday, and the ever famous “Karen’s pose” – boot camp would never be the same without her. Yesterday, for Halloween, she showed up with bat wings on her head!
We started an ‘unofficial’ club that members on vacation would send in a video of themselves doing burpees. Karen really jumped on board and sent us videos doing burpees on an airplane, at the LL Bean boot and the lighthouse in Portland, ME. (See Videos on Facebook)
This month she celebrates her birthday – and still remains forever young – Happy Birthday Karen!
What would you like people to know about you?
I am currently employed at Sharp HealthCare, managing their litigation and risk. It’s a perfect job for me and a great place to work. My husband and I have been married for 16 years (to each other) and seem to always have two golden retrievers in our family. I think of myself as somewhat of a late bloomer because many of the things I love to do, I started about the age of 50-skiing, boogie boarding, running. Consequently, I do many of those things at the level of most 12 year olds, but I’m quite satisfied with that.
One of my most important hobbies is singing with the La Jolla Symphony Chorus. This is my 12th year singing with the chorus and have had the opportunity to perform in France, Poland, Czech Republic, Ireland, Bhutan, Mexico, and Carnegie Hall.
Karen’s Experience with Bootique Fitness
Karen 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 can’t believe it’s been two years since I’ve been working with Bootique Fitness. The years fly faster than the classes! I started out going to boot camp on Mon, Wed, Fri and within the past two months, I have been going 5 days a week. I go to the 6 am classes and must admit, I love the 5 day a week routine. I have made some great friends at Bootique Fitness and, just like my choir, can’t imagine not going. The 6 am class is perfect for me because I feel energized for the day.
What results have you seen since coming to Bootique Fitness?
Since joining Bootique Fitness, I have lost weight and gained muscle definition. I have been able to run faster and longer than ever before. Recently I finished 1st and 3rd in my age groups in two recent 5Ks. I wore sleeveless dresses all summer when many women my age are trying to hide their arms. I am comfortable with my body, which I’ve not felt for about 3 decades! And, I no longer have to beat myself up for not working out as much as I should. That is a miracle!
What are your reasons for sticking with Bootique Fitness all this time?
I’ve stayed with the program for two years for several reasons. I think the main reason is that we always have so much fun and we get to be outdoors! I love the fact that the routines change so often and that every class is different. I also appreciate the fact that I can get as much individual attention as I need to in order to achieve the best results. I can’t imagine setting foot inside a gym ever again-even in the rain-since we never let the rain stop us from boot camp. The blog posts, recipes and menu assistance are also very helpful to achieving a healthy lifestyle.
Tell me about your experience with the trainers.
Jaylin, Ed, and Sarah are great motivators and teachers. They each bring their own personality to the class and we have fun with them all. I learn something different from each of them, which is another reason I like going 5 days a week. Each is extremely knowledgeable and very willing to help you achieve your goals.
What do you enjoy the most about Bootique Fitness?
The best part of Bootique Fitness for me is getting fit while having fun-outdoors! It doesn’t get any better than that!
Is there anything else you would like to add?
Yes, I’d like to add a big THANK YOU for coming to San Diego and starting this business!
Thank you Miss Karen! We love training you!
Be sure to congratulate and celebrate Karen when you see her at boot camp! She plays at the Marina and Hillcrest 6:00 am boot camps.