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Betty Makes It Happen!

I joined Get Fit NH Bootcamp last summer after I had been a Facebook fan for over a year. I was getting their email updates and checking out their Facebook page weekly.

I read the word Bootcamp and at the age of 53 was afraid it would be for the very young and fit. My daughter Jessica Bates (who is young and fit) joined and encouraged me try the 2 weeks free! I said sure I will try it as I have nothing to lose!

Once I tried it I realized this is not just for the young and fit and I personally do not think “Bootcamp” describes the program. In Epsom Nancy Carlson is our coach and she is Amazing, Beautiful, Cute, Delightful, Energentic, Fantastic, ……….. No matter what your fitness level is she will keep you working towards your goal-no one is  left behind.

We have young members and older members, members that have had babies, surgery or an injury. Nancy works with each member and specializes their workouts each day. I have gotton stronger and I am doing things I thought were impossible. Try it like I did and you will love it! – Elizabeth Holmes

Thanks Betty!

Deb Adds 20 Yards To Her Golf Drive at Bootcamp

It’s time to polish up the golf clubs and hit the links! Have you ever considered what physical preparation can do for your golf game? Listen to what Deb has to say:

“I started at Get fit NH bootcamp in October of 2009. I wanted to try a program that would make me feel accountable to coming to it. I had a gym membership for the past 3 years and I can always make an excuse as to why I can’t go and no one cares. With this I have no excuses. I love going and am sorry when I miss a class. I have developed muscles that I never knew I had. I can finally at the age of 41 do a real pushup. (while actually 28 of them in 1 minute.)

And for all the golfers out there after 6 months of bootcamp last year when I picked up my golf clubs I couldn’t believe how much yardage I gained on my driver and the rest of my clubs. I could now drive the ball over 200 yards which was over a 20 yard gain in 6 months. Can’t wait to see how my golf game is this year. Thanks so much for keeping bootcamp interesting and motivating us to “MAKE IT HAPPEN” – Deb K.

Jim, Kim, Alicia and Bobbie are Making It Happen!

Four more quick stories to share about how YOU are cranking it and reaping the rewards of all your hard work!

Jim – 13 pounds down since January and in the “2-teens” for the first time in 20+ years

Kim – Shared that while she didn’t come specifically to lose weight, but gain performance, the 15 pounds she has lost doesn’t bother her! 🙂

Alicia – Down 10 pounds

Bobbie – Down 13 pounds

Shout it from the rooftops! Each one of these incredible bootcampers are making just the progress we want to to see. Between 1 and 2 pounds of regular, sustainable loss per week.

Think about it – What will the result be in 3 months, 6 months, or a year down the road?

Do the math – It’s Exciting!

Sue discovers the little things add up!

After many months of working out and getting frustrated that I hadn’t lost any weight, I consulted with Coach Nancy. She is right…drinking a lot of water and keeping track of everything you eat, does pay off.

Four pounds in less than two weeks makes me feel great, and I’m headed in the right direction. Thank you Nancy !!!

Sue Merrill

Jeff is Down 40 Pounds in 8 Weeks, Step by Step!

Jeff (5:00am Concord) first contacted us because he saw how his friend and co-worker Karl (who lost 102 pounds last year) was finally losing the weight and getting healthy, and he thought – why not me?

Why Not Indeed!

Over the past 8 weeks Jeff is literally transforming before our eyes. It was incredible when he shared with his teammates and training partners that in the 8 weeks since he has started he has lost 40 pounds – wow!

Now Jeff is a big guy, and he has a lot to lose. He joked with us Monday that he was no longer “morbidly obese, just regular obese”, and you know what, it’s that kind of sense of humor and attitude that keeps you from looking too far ahead and instead focusing on all the great things that are happening in the “now”.

Jeff told me he is not starving himself, not doing anything crazy. I will tell you that since he started he has not missed a training session, in fact he is almost always the first one through the door.

Attitude Is Everything, and Jeff has a great one.

There’s a good chance Jeff is going to break Karl’s record, and if I know Karl, he’ll be the first one in line to shake his hand.

So what about you?

It’s March, 2 months into the new year.

Are YOU on track to reach your goals?

Make It Happen!

Coach Dean

Terry Is Making It Happen!

Hi Dean & Nancy,

Last June when I signed up for my 2 week trial of Get Fit NH Boot Camp I really did not know what to expect.  There was a girl I worked with that encouraged me to try it out.  I would hear her come up the stairs ever so slowly, then pause outside my office door (she looked like she was in a lot of pain from something).  I asked her if she was okay? 

A few days later the same thing happened and she told me that she was going to boot camp.  She said she had lost 20 pounds and I should try it out.  So I took her advice and tried it.  The first week was painful but I did not let it discourage me.  I went the 2nd week – still painful but not as much.  I was determined I was going to keep going. 

I find myself getting stronger and stronger.  Accomplishing things I never thought I could.  I felt very good about the whole thing when I got on the scale for my 2nd fitness evaluation and I had lost 15 pounds.  I had been trying everything and it just wasn’t working for me. 

I really do enjoy going and I even look forward to it.  I find myself with a lot more energy and just happy again.  I have a wedding to attend next September in Oregon for my niece and I have already bought a dress – 1 size down from what I would normally wear.  I really hope that about a month before the wedding that I will either be bringing that dress to be altered or getting a new one in a smaller size. 

Keep pushing me – I have goals to attain!!!

Terry Reed

Keep Up The Great Work Terry!!!

Jim Has Lost 16 Pounds!

I would like to take a moment to thank you and your staff for providing an excellent service.    I really enjoy the class, and its working.

Your class in combination with my new way to eat  (zone)  I am down from 236 to 220  in 7 weeks.   My goal is 185 by 7/1/11.

Thanks again


Keep up the great work Jim!

Lesa sees incredible progress in only 3 weeks!

Good Morning,

Thank you, thank you, thank you!  When I started this program nearly 3 weeks ago I never would have imagined the results that I would see so soon!  This is the best thing I have done for myself. I have always put everyone else in my life first and have never really taken the time that I need.  Now that my children are older and don’t really need mom around as much 🙁  I have set a goal to be in the best physical shape that I have ever been in by time I am 40.  (I turn the Big 40 in September!)   This program is just what I need to achieve this goal.  I am not a runner, but would like to start training to possibly participate in some of the road races that may be held locally.  (I don’t think I am ready for the Warrior Dash quite yet!) lol

Again, thank you for all that you do.  This is an awesome program that I brag about to all my friends!

See you tonight!


Thank-you for choosing to train with us Lesa!

Dee Is Living Proof

I just received this picture that a young couple I met in Ireland took of my daughter and I during our day of sea kayaking in Ireland last September.  There is NO WAY I would have even attempted to kayak in the open ocean the year before.  A lake or stream is one thing but the waves and distance away from shore of the ocean is a very different beast.  I am so proud of myself for believing I could do it and then actually doing it with NO problems of strength or even endurance.  That was only possible because of the year of boot camp training I had under my belt.

I just bought my air ticket last night for another trip of a lifetime.  I will be going to Hawaii in May.  I had never traveled before last fall’s trip  to Ireland and have vowed to take a trip every year for the rest of my life.  We are not planning on spending the week sitting at the beach but want this to be an adventurous vacation.  We plan on kayaking, zip lining, hiking and dancing!

Your job is to keep reminding me to “SIU!”  My job will be to show up at class every night.

Thanks for everything,


PS My ultimate goal is to be able to enjoy physical adventures with my grandchildren!  LOL

Karl In His Own Words – “Mr. 102” Tells How He Did It

We highlighted a few weeks ago how Karl reached his goal of losing 100 pounds (or more) last year. Now we get to hear from the man himself.

Karl’s Transformation

Karl Before

Karl before Get Fit NH Bootcamp

I was too fat and not happy with the way I looked or felt. The only problem was that I didn’t know what to do or how to go about changing that. I knew I didn’t have the will power to get a gym membership and work out on my own every day. I have been down that road too many times with exercise equipment at home. The first few week’s goes great then I tend to fall into the “Tomorrow night” routine, and before I knew it three more weeks had past and I hadn’t thought about working out.

It was always easier to buy bigger clothes then do anything else.

Bootcamp experience

I was hesitant to come to bootcamp. I didn’t know what to expect, and I’m not one for new things. The first two weeks was painful, but it was a good pain. It was sore muscles that I didn’t know I had. Once I was into the swing of things it has been great. Dean and Nancy are positive and encourage us to go a little further but you aren’t pushy about it. I know when I heard it was bootcamp I was picturing a strict drill instructor. As I quickly found out that is not how it is at Get Fit NH Bootcamp. I have found everyone involved in class to be positive and encouraging. I guess it’s hard to say my experience has been anything but good, especially with the results we have seen. I like the variety of exercises, and finding new limits.

Eating Habit changes

This is probably the area that I have had to change the most in. I love to eat and drink. It wasn’t unusual for me to drink 4 or more beers a night, snack, and eat a huge dinner. I wouldn’t eat much of a breakfast, usually a bagel and a coffee. Lunch was typically a sandwich, or left over’s from the night before. I would load up on dinner till I was stuffed. I would eat lots of carbs during the day. I wasn’t concerned with what I ate or how much. Now I follow a lower carb diet, making sure I get the right amount of protein and it seems to work well. I have cut back on the beer and snacking. It was difficult at first but after a few weeks it wasn’t too bad. By not having certain things on a regular basis it makes them taste better when I do. We don’t typically buy junk food now. If it isn’t in the house it is easier to avoid. I find myself looking at food and asking if I need it or just want it. Before bootcamp everything was a need, now most things are a want. I still eat the “wants” but not as often. The more weight I lost the easier it has been to stay away from the junk food, especially as goals became close. We still go out to dinner, and eat what we want but we are a lot smarter about it. We work it into our meal plans.

Karl After

Karl (and friends) Now - 102 pounds lighter and counting!

Other Changes

This has been a huge area for me. I need a whole new wardrobe. I am fitting into clothes that I haven’t worn since high school. I am planning a ski vacation this winter. I haven’t been skiing for 7 years because of ski gear not fitting and not being in shape for it. I see small changes in my day to day activities.  I can take the dog for a mile walk and not be out of breath. I’m not ashamed by the way I look anymore. I can easily bend over to tie my shoes.  My mind set is a little different also.

I never would of believed that I could lose this much weight in any amount of time, let alone one year.

The more weight I have lost the more I want to see how much farther I can go. I am looking for another 25-30 pounds and then I believe I will be at a maintaining weight. It’s fun to see the reactions of people we haven’t seen in a while. They are amazed at what we have accomplished. I also believe that if I/we could do this and be as successful as we have, anyone can do it.

Be Like Karl. Become part of the fitness revolution that is truly creating change – Mind and Body. At Get Fit NH Bootcamp results are not automatic, you have to work for it. But our clients are proving every day that you don’t have to settle for second best.

Start Making It Happen Today!