Gina Feels Younger and Stronger!

I joined I Luv My Body Fitness because I was at a point in my life where I really needed to put exercise back in and I was having trouble doing it myself, so I joined, and I’ve been here for over a year – a year and four months and I’ve seen some really great results from joining. I know a lot of people count the inches and the pounds, and I probably don’t measure my success that way, but I have to say that I can go in my closet and put anything on. That’s one of the best results that I’ve seen. I’m just able to do sports better, I walk up the hills in San Francisco, and everything in life is easier. I just sleep better, I just have a nicer, healthier lifestyle. The instructors are knowledgeable, which I think is the first and most important thing when you’re working out. They keep you healthy and injury-free, and they’re also fun to be with. The clients are like your support team and your friends. I’ve made some great friendships here. All of you people thinking of joining, come on down, don’t hesitate. Really, just know that you’ll find your spot here. There’s all kinds of people, and all kinds of abilities of people working out here. Everyone is very welcoming, and the instructors will help you get fit.

Gina Orofino

No More Back Pain!

I was always in pretty good shape and athletic, and then a few years back, I had some major ankle surgery, and I was off my feet for ten weeks. It was a combination of all that and not being able to lose that extra fifteen or twenty pounds that I was at, and I guess the big thing was last year. I was lifting up my eighteen month-old son, who was thirty pounds at the time, and my back totally went out. The doctor said, “The best thing you could do is to strengthen your core”, so that’s why I love I Luv My Body Fitness boot camp, because almost everything we do is core-related. In about five months, I lost maybe fifteen, seventeen pounds. I dropped a couple dress sizes. I lost two to three inches on my waist and in my hips. I was really pleasantly surprised. What I would tell somebody who is interested in joining I Luv My Body Fitness boot camp is, give it a shot. You have nothing to lose. Give it a month. I guarantee you will totally see results, and I think you’ll really love it.

Yukari C

Maria Lost 15lbs Lost in One Month!

When I joined I Luv My Body Fitness, I lost 15lbs in 1 month through Exercising and dieting, and I cut out the sweets I used to have, maybe about 1500 calories to almost 2000 calories worth of juices. Simply just by modifying and watching what I eat. It wasn’t about quantity, it was about calories, so it’s really interesting. I’ve had personal trainers before, and while the focus has always been about core training, this focus is on first getting your body to sync up and to work right, and then it’s about strengthening, and then it’s about the workout.

Maria

Adriana Two Pants Sizes Lost!

Before I Luv My Body Fitness, I hadn’t worked out in three years. I have two daughters, eleven and thirteen, and they were always saying, “Mom, let’s go to the park! Mom, let’s go swimming!” I had no energy whatsoever. I was tired all the time. Now, the girls are behind me. They’re like, “Mom, slow down!” I have energy. I have lots of energy. I have muscles where I never had before.. I’ve even lost 2 pants sizes!

Adriana Jimenez

Jennifer Lost 13lbs and 11 Inches in 3.5 Months

I’ve been working out for four months now, and I’ve lost thirteen pounds and eleven inches. Working out has always been a struggle for me. When I was working out, I would get hurt, which would be discouraging and would keep me from working out again. The Z-Health part of the program has helped me tremendously in my strength training and my balance and not getting hurt after I work out. Kristen handed me a booklet and said, “I want you to write down everything you eat and the time and how it makes you feel”, and I had to be honest with her – that wasn’t going to happen. She said, “Well, why don’t you take pictures?” It was easy to snap a quick shot of what I was eating. It really makes you aware. Once you take the picture, you’re like, “Okay, how much of this do I really need to eat?” Anything getting started is always hard, always challenging. We’re in a society where we want everything to happen instantly, and there are all these gimmicks out there, like, “Take this pill”, or “Do this”, which I’m not saying are bad for you, but they’re temporary fixes. This is a permanent fix. This is a lifestyle change, and teaching your body how to respond correctly and stay that way.

Jennifer Young

Melinda Lost 17lbs and Feel Years Younger!

I lost five pounds the first ten days, then in the next eleven days, I lost six and a half more pounds. You know what helps me? I was thinking about this the other day. When I’m by myself, I imagine you guys are watching me. Learning what’s a carb and what’s a protein and that you have to have some fat with stuff in order to make all that work, and portion control was a huge thing for me.

I don’t have pain when I wake up in the morning. My back used to hurt, because I had weight in the front. I feel like I’m getting younger.

Melinda

Julie Lost 12 lbs in Two Months and has
No More Back Pain

I’ve been here a couple of months, and I’ve lost twelve pounds, and many, many inches. I’m learning a lot about how to take care of myself. I travel all the time, and I was having constant lower back pains, and it’s gone. It’s amazing; it’s gone. And it only took a week.

It’s really helping. I like the approach of the mobility, the exercise, and nutrition. I’m getting stronger and stronger every class. Amazingly, I can hold a plank for forty-five seconds, which I didn’t think I’d ever be able to do. I can do pushups.

Pull-ups with the TRX. Things that I didn’t think I could do. It came fairly quickly, faster than I thought they would.

Julie

Barb Feels Younger, Has lost 15lbs and is Stronger

I’m stronger, I’m fitter, I’ve lost about fifteen pounds, and I just feel good about life.

I was out of shape. I wasn’t really motivated to work out, and now that I’m feeling stronger and better about myself, I want to work out everyday. I’m eating better, and in fact, I’m working with Kristen right now to try to control my portion sizes and be a little bit more disciplined, and also, the Z-Health exercises that Kristen and Melissa do, they’re really, really helpful. I feel stronger, as I said, and strength is really, really important, as is balance. I’ve hiked when I’m really out of shape, and I’ve hiked when I’m in shape, and there’s definitely a benefit to being in shape. Next week will be the test.

Barb

“Since joining, I have lost 10 lbs (woohoo) and feel a lot stronger and overall healthier.”

Yvonne-Bef-After“I joined because I wanted to try a new workout regime and saw a Home Run coupon. I also wanted to stay true to my new years resolution of being healthier because before ILB, I would go to the gym and just run on the treadmill like a hamster and hit the weights but felt like I was just maintaining and not gaining muscle tone or losing weight.

Since joining, I have lost 10 lbs (woohoo) and feel a lot stronger and overall healthier. I enjoy that all the trainers really do care about my form and well about me personally as well. Customer service goes a long way. =) The trainers have been an essential asset to my phenomenal progression to my goals. They keep me motivated and don’t let me short change myself by pushing me to the limits that they know I can meet. To anyone joining, I would say they definitely should if they want to challenge themselves physically. The workouts can be catered to different levels of fitness and the staff is extremely knowledgeable and friendly.”

Yvonne Benevente

“I now fit into ALL of my pants that I wasn’t able to fit into before, . I feel stronger. I look leaner. I am healthier. I can say with self assurance that I Love My Body (and my booty :0) “

claire-after “Before starting ILB, I was fairly active. I ran on the treadmill and around my neighborhood, I lifted light weights at the gym in my building, and played weekend co-ed softball on the weekends. Despite all this activity, I wasn’t loosing weight nor inches and it was frustrating. I initially started I Love My Body Fitness as a summer time ‘Grouponer’ as I like to call it, but after my initial month I was hooked! I truly enjoyed the physical challenge each class offered, the structured workout programs and the welcomed soreness that the following mornings were laced with.

Personally there were many factors of motivation. I had outgrown a closet full of beautiful clothes that where a full size or two too small for me. There was alsothe pressures of my up coming wedding and the anxiety that goes along with dress shopping and pictures. Lastly, I wanted to stop saying to myself, ‘I’m going to finally loose all the weight I gained in college’– The moment where you can finally stop repeating that to yourself is a truly liberating moment.

These past 3 months with ILB has been a lesson in self motivationdiscipline and fun. Workouts are no longer a chore, nor a task that must be completed before the day is through, rather they’ve become the highlight of my day– 45 minutes to give back to my self. It’s the time to sweat the days’ stresses out on the carpet, or push thought the weights on W.O.W days.

To date I can say with self assurance that I Love My Body (and my booty :0) )

And the closet full of clothes I previously mentioned, well- I now fit into ALL of my pants that I wasn’t able to fit into before, and a particular pair that had been my goal for over three years!

For future members- Stick with it, you’ll seen and feel the results. It’s one of the best things you can ever do for yourself!”

Clair Ilog

“I have lost 42lbs and 17 inches of body fat!”

Ashley-Bef-and-After“I joined I Luv My Body Fitness Boot Camp because I was in a serious rut with my workout routine and needed a change. I have always been active, enjoyed playing sports and have been consistently exercising for years but I wasn’t seeing any real results with the cardio based routine I was on.  I also know that, for me, having the accountability that comes with attending a class and keeping up with the other members is the thing that really helps maximize workouts. I had done circuit training based classes in the past and knew I wanted to try a boot camp but decided to try I Luv My Body Fitness because of the positive reviews I saw on Yelp. I Luv My Body was praised for its challenging classes, friendly and dedicated staff and comfortable environment, all things I quickly found to be true and, I think, all things that set this boot camp apart from others.

My favorite part of boot camp is the variety of routines and exercises implemented in each class. Every class is something different which keeps me engaged, both physically and mentally. Boredom is definitely not a factor in these workouts which makes coming to class 3-4 nights a week extremely easy and enjoyable. In addition to keeping classes creative, it has been great to be exposed to such a wide range of exercises. I find myself writing down routines I find particularly challenging but gratifying and trying to work them into my own fitness routine when I can’t make class or when it’s an off day. It has been great to learn so many new exercises and gain a deeper understanding of how to approach my diet and exercise routine in a way that’s really going to yield the best results.

I have seen incredible results in weight loss, enhanced muscle tone and increased level of overall health in the past year. Since joining last January I have lost 42 pounds and 17 total inches. I’ve learned how to exercise and eat to maximize healthy weight loss and how to change my life to fit these healthy habits. Beyond the weight loss numbers, the biggest result I’ve seen since joining was just how doable it is to completely overall your diet and exercise habits while still enjoying food and fun with friends. Working with Kristen to develop strategies for continuing to lose weight while still being able to go out with friends has been paramount in my ability to sustain my fitness and nutrition plan while still doing all the things I love.

I would advise them to think seriously about their fitness goals and try to determine what it’s going to take to achieve them. If it’s something you feel you’re able to do on your own, then great! But I think for most people, elevating your health and fitness takes some level of learning – learning about nutrition and exercise but also learning about your personal habits and what has impaired your progress in the past. By changing how you think, it opens more doors to what you’re able to achieve and I have personally found that the I Luv My Body Program is a great place to learn those lessons and change your life for the better.”

Ashley Campisi

“I lost 23 lbs and 15 inches and became a happier more energetic person – I became my true self again.”

Jessica-Bef-After“Stumbling across I Luv My Body Fitness was like the stars beginning to align, just for me and just in time.  It was the summer of 2010, I was 5 months away from my wedding in Mexico, 3 months into a diagnosis of hypothyroidism and lost trying to figure out how to lose the 30 pounds I had gained over the last 3 years.  I was angry with myself and borderline depressed.  The elliptical at the gym and weekly Zumba classes were doing nothing for my body nor my mood.  Wedding dress shopping had thrown me over the edge because I was not able to fit in the dresses available at most stores.  I bought a dress off the rack that didn’t fit vowing that I would make it work.  I promised myself that I would spend the summer taking care of myself and losing weight, but it was the beginning of July and I had not been successful.

Enter Kristen and ILB. From the beginning, I could tell that she would motivate me, the tone of her voice, the genuine interest she took in hearing my story, the knowledge she immediately shared, I started to come back to life a little bit.  The first couple of weeks were very tough, but I was not alone in my struggle.  There were others new to the classes too that were struggling with me. Kristen began working with me one-on-one once a week to help me with a longstanding shoulder injury.  This was something she did because she believed in what she was learning and wanted me to benefit from it.  She also introduced me to her friend Audra Baker and the Clean and Lean Challenge. The challenge was hard, very hard, as I had wedding festivities happening every other weekend, but I stayed committed to my goal, something I was never able to do on my own before and I finally learned how to eat in order to benefit my body, not to just feed my hunger.

I was a high school sport athlete and a dancer in college.  My workouts consisted of the training and practices I had to do for my teams.  I never worked out on my own; I was always with a team or coach of some sort.  This is why I Luv My Body Fitness has worked so well for me.  Four days a week, I am told what to do and shown how to do it correctly to get the best results for my body.  I am held accountable for coming and for creating and achieving my goals.  I am given encouragement both when I am doing an exercise correctly and when I am struggling.  Kristen, Missy and John somehow have trained me to want to make myself proud first and them proud second.  They have taught me what I need to do to get myself and keep myself healthy.

With all of Kristen’s knowledge and referrals I was able to lose 15 pounds and 11 inches within the first two months. And two months later I had lost 8 more pounds and 4 more inches, and yes I fit into my
wedding dress (it actually had to be taken in a little )  To me, it was not how much weight I lost, but how much more of my life I gained back.  Because I learned how to eat better, my body had the fuel it needed and because my body was nourished, it was able to be pushed and to excel during the workouts.  My weight dropped, my thyroid stabilized, my shoulder became stronger, my anxiety decreased, I became a happier more energetic person – I became my true self again.”

Jessica Herold

“I felt so good all night knowing I was wearing a dress from my 20s and I probably looked better in it than I did then! That’s what it’s all about –
how you FEEL.”

Kristin-Before“When I first joined I Luv My Body Fitness I had never regularly exercised in my LIFE. Seriously, think about that. Not even in high school. It’s not that I was a couch potato – I’m a mom so I am always busy, but I was ready to be physically challenged. I was never what most people consider overweight. Friends & even family kept telling me I looked fine and asked why would I want to change? They could never see how uncomfortable I was. I guess I camoflaged it well!

Since I’ve been attending class regularly (3 – 4 times a week) I am stronger and much leaner. I am mentally more alert. I used to get regular headaches, my knees hurt & I was contantly maintaining my sugar “high”. I felt like crap but I didn’t know why until I started learning about nutrition in one our clean & lean challenges.I started out a size 10 / 12. I’m 5’2″. I felt really uncomfortable. My clothes pinched. I’m now physically where I feel is natural for my body -a size 6 (WOOOO). During this transition I have never felt deprived. I think that is really important. Here it is 6 months later and I am still a size 6 =). I am not going back.

I’m still really self conscious but I have decided if I win this challenge I will buy myself a new bathing suit to take on the trip. This is a HUGE deal for me. I enjoy the camraderie of our class. We bond over our aches and laugh when Missy shows us a new move. (partner Knee taps aka chicken dance, anyone?). No two workouts are alike (other than our WOWs) so I don’t get bored & my body is constantly being challenged. I love seeing the changes in the regular members.When people ask how I made this transformation I don’t hesitate to tell them about ILB and what I’ve been through. If I can do it anyone can. It might be hard but I am proof that the rewards come if you stick with it. Enthusiasm is contagious. Even after a year I am still learning how to do things correctly and I like that the instructors always make sure each person is doing the exercise correctly and they encourage you to work hard without hurting yourself. It’s a very positive and supportive environment.

To end this on a super positive note… This year when I was getting dressed for my company’s holiday party I pulled out one of my cocktail dresses. When I put it on it was WAY too big. I actually forgot I lost 3 sizes. I didn’t know what to do. It was too late to buy another dress. There was only an hour until the start of the party. I tried on dress after dress. They were all too big. I finally found a stretchy black column dress from at least 10 years ago. It fit perfectly. I  felt so good all night knowing I was wearing a dress from my 20s and I probably looked better in it than I did then! That’s what it’s all about – how you FEEL. I am feeling good so THANK YOU, Kristen, Missy & John. I appreciate you.”

Kristin Wojskowski

“Congratulations to Leticia – Down 16 LBS!!”

Leticia-afterThanks for the shout out Leticia, we are so proud of all the hard work you do for your life and health!!!! You are AMAZING! And you will look amazing for Costa Rica! We’re soooo jealous.”

Leticia Dorado

“I’ve Lost 37 lbs in 12 weeks and countless inches!”

barbie-bef-after“I am a new Mom with a 10 month old son. I first met Kristen 3 months ago when I wanted to lose my baby weight. I even decided to enter into a ‘Biggest Loser Contest’ to motivate me further. Kristen was always teaching me about my diet and kicked my butt during class! When all was said and done I had lost 37lbs, countless inches and took 2nd in my contest”

Barbie C SF, CA

Meena-Bef-After“I have lost 6 pounds since we started 6 weeks ago and I’m continueing to get muscle tone in my body. I’ve been training for some marathons and been able to bike and run a lot faster since working with I Luv My body fitness.”

Meena C, SF, CA

Member of the Year 2012-2013

Laura Durakovich
CONGRATULATIONS on being Member of the Year 2012!

I joined ILB to Get in SHAPE!!! After so many years of not being active, sitting at work all day and coming home to sit on the couch has added on a lot of extra weight. I wanted to drop weight, work on my strength, my muscles and lower back and help to kick my high blood pressure back to normal. Before this, I was not active at all. I hadn’t been to a gym in years and my focus was not on my health. I was eating unhealthy foods, lots of sugars and carbs and NOT working out! Now I look forward to my 7:15 classes and am sad when I can’t make it sometimes. I feel more motivated to achieve my weight loss goals and to be fit and healthy for me!
I feel stronger! I am able to do more rounds of the WOW, with 10 lbs weights even. I can run 3 X around the block without stopping and before ILB I hadn’t run in probably 15 years. I am losing inches and weight slowly and steadily and on the way to my target weight loss. I am sleeping better and more consistently and I am more focused on what I am eating! The other members make it fun and we work together to motivate each other. The 7:15 class is not the biggest, but we definitely have the most heart! I like that everyone is at different fitness levels, and we know when something is hard for one another or easier. Everyone says Good Job and always tries to push each other to do their best. Even if members are only there for a month we become accountable to one another so if you miss a class someone is going to call you on it!
Everyone has been amazing in working to help me get healthy. From monitoring my daily diet online to helping me with my form at class. Since I have been coming since June, they have gotten to know me and can see the progress in my workouts. They push me to get through the tough workouts and high-five me when I do! Committing to working out was not easy for me, but you guys have made it much easier and I am forever grateful.
DO IT! For only 45 minutes 3 days a week it is totally worth it. Change it up if you are used to going home to veg on the couch.

Laura as our December Member of the Month

Julian Simeon

A Group On 5-week unlimited Boot Camp offer drew me to ILMBFBC. I was earnestly looking for a workout routine and joined to give myself a ‘kick start’. I was at least 35 pounds overweight and not liking my body. I wanted to capture the enthusiasm and zeal I once had for being in healthy physical shape.
Before ILB, I was in a fairly sedate period of my life. Due to some life circumstances I was not as out-going and as social as I like. I was missing that ‘zest’ that I think comes with just getting out there… getting physically active and interactive.
Now, I even go out dancing, which I would never do unless I am feeling good about myself. I think I dropped 30 pounds in the first couple of months. That was almost easy. What I started to notice, I was beginning to tone my body, gaining core strength and stamina in a short period of time. It’s been over a year since joining ILMBFBC and I’ve become a semi-private client as well. The results have been nothing short of remarkable! Friends/acquaintances comment that I look like a different person, a total makeover. I’m loving how I feel, look, and how my clothes (new clothes) fit. I’ve had both my suits altered! My arms, legs and abs are toned with that long lean muscle definition. These visual results only motivate me to continue to work towards even bigger goals, translating to other aspects of my life… its awesome! Bottom line, Life is just more awesome after partaking in ILMBFBC!
Aside from the physical results, I like the camaraderie and community aspect of working out together. I like the laughter, the encouraging words, and the high fives. I like the fact that the entire intense challenging workouts are only 45 minutes long. I like the encouraging thought that while I am on my way to Boot Camp, in an hour I’ll be finished and drinking a cup of coffee :-) But I probably enjoy my trainers the most. I have seen so much growth in Missy and John over the past year and its both encouraging and inspiring to know we’re really on the cutting edge with the applied Z-Health mobility exercises incorporated into our routines. I really like the fact that Kristen is a life long learner as she continues to walk that walk with her continued training in the field as well as with her business training.
I’ve already mentioned how much I appreciate Missy, John and now Jabes and Melissa. I recall when Kristen first phased out her hands-on teaching so she could focus on the bigger vision of ILMBFBC, I was a little concerned. But as Missy and then John began to gain more knowledge and confidence the training reached another level. I rest assured that there is a plan to the progression of our workout routines. And that plan has to do with a total body workout. Missy is impeccable in correcting my form and I know that both she and John have my best interest and health as their primary focus. They have become trusted friends and that is something I truly value.
For all you thinking about trying out ILB, stop thinking and DO! You’ll find supportive encouraging staff and fellow Boot Campers who will work with you where you are at while helping get to where you want to be.

Jason Yocum

I joined I Luv My Body Fitness to get pumped up! Before ILB I would do random workouts at the gym without proper form. So basically, kind of a mess. I would go to the gym three times a week, lifting weights and running on a treadmill. But I realized being active at a gym does not translate with results unless you are working out mindfully and pushing yourself. With a boot camp, you can’t help but be pushed to do your best every time by the trainers. I never walk out of training at ILB not drenched in sweat. Since joining, I’ve lost about 16 lbs and have leaned out a lot. I’m also stronger and faster than ever before.
…The real benefit is my desire to stay active even beyond the normal boot camp classes. I now run on the weekends, walk to work, and hike. I know that I love to move and how great I feel after working out, which drives me to do more and work harder. I am no longer trying to lose weight that’s just a side effect from my passion for staying active and eating healthy.I enjoy the personal relationships you build with the coaches and the other members. The coaches pay a lot of attention on your form, which in turn protects you from being hurt, but it also speeds up your development. Doing an exercise 100 times the wrong way is worthless when compared to doing it right just once.
The trainers are smart, kind and supportive with really positive attitudes. They give so much attention to detail and actually care about their clients.They are the integral part in what makes the boot camp so effective. Without their guidance and leadership I wouldn’t be challenged and I wouldn’t be doing the form correctly. They are the ones that will whip you into shape and get you to where you want to be. Let them guide you to a better self.
If you want to be challenged and also learn how to do exercise correctly you should try out ILB. If you give it a try and stick with it I guarantee you will look good and feel even better. The first step is always the hardest, but you will never regret it.

Emil

I joined because mostly I was feeling really out of shape, compared to previous levels. But beyond that, I felt pretty lousy all around: achy joints, low back and leg pain, trouble sleeping, nasal congestion, stomachaches, headaches – when we got that survey about issues I checked almost every box! Prior to ILB, health was not great… although never an athlete, I had fallen way off my previous fitness level and was having no luck with the typical gym and diet routine. And the longer I struggled, the worse it got.
Since joining though, pretty much all my issues have disappeared or are much reduced! I feel tons better, sleep better, and have no or little congestion, joint pain etc. I’ve converted several pounds of fat into muscle mass, and have seen lots of improvements to both my strength and endurance. I actually look forward to working out, and prefer to cook and eat at home instead of going out to eat.
There are many aspects of ILB that I enjoy, but I think I would say it is the super supportive environment (both instructors and students) which emphasizes all-around fitness via proper technique and injury-avoidance. [The trainer’s support] has been the greatest thing, very motivating! But a close second would be the attention to proper technique and personalized feedback. I think this has lead to great results without soreness or even minor injuries… something I am very much aware of with each passing year.
Missy and John have both helped immensely by keeping tabs on my progress: John especially on regards to diet in relation to goals and Missy for motivation (weekly challenges!) and defining my goals (which I would not have realized were changing over time.)

Gina

I joined ILB because I really I needed to get fit and healthy and I knew that I needed a fitness program that included lots of encouragement and support, with a good dose of accountability. Before ILB, I was not very conscientious about diet and exercise. This kept me from doing things I loved or trying something new for fear that I would not have the strength or stamina to participate. In other words, I was out of shape, and I was missing out on a lot of the good things in life!
Since joining, I have seen tremendous results. I now have a level of fitness that has completely improved my quality of life. I have greater strength, endurance and muscle tone, and a body that I can take to the beach!
The best thing about ILB is the people. My trainers have kept me coming to ILB for more than a year because I really feel like they care about me as a person, and want me to achieve my goals. In addition to the awesome trainers, I have made some incredible friends. The people I work out with push and encourage me too and we all have a lot of fun. I hate to skip a class because I miss everyone when I do! All of the ILB instructors are excellent. They teach to the individual and provide personalized attention and instruction. They push me and keep me motivated, and they are fun. Also, the instructors Z Health training has kept me working out injury free!

Leticia Dorado

I joined because I wanted to push my work outs. I wanted to make sure I was working out “smart” and building muscle while loosing weight.
Before ILB, I actually was focusing on my health, but I never felt like I was seeing or getting full results after all the effort I was putting in. Now, I’m more committed to my health and really enjoy being part of a community that believes I can do these changes.
Since joining, I have seen changes in my work outs and I feel good about working out. My body shape is changing and I’m seeing inches drop around my waist, arms, and legs.
I feel like I have joined a very supportive community. I release a lot of stress during the classes and I like that I’m focused on myself during the work out. The energy of the classes and instructors feed my workouts. I like getting feedback on my form and being pushed to a level where I feel comfortable and know that I’m being “pushed” for the right reasons. The hours of the work outs being offered work for me. I like that my work out gives me result with only doing it for an hour… The energy that the instructors put out is positive and very welcoming. They each have different work outs and strengths in what they offer. It’s nice to have changes in instructors and get different classes as we work out.
I believe ILB will give you results and make you feel self-invested in your program.

Yvonne Benavente

I joined because I wanted to try a new workout regime and saw a Home Run coupon. I also wanted to stay true to my new years resolution of being healthier because before ILB, I would go to the gym and just run on the treadmill like a hamster and hit the weights but felt like I was just maintaining and not gaining muscle tone or losing weight.
Since joining, I have lost 10 lbs (woohoo) and feel a lot stronger and overall healthier. I enjoy that all the trainers really do care about my form and well about me personally as well. Customer service goes a long way. =) The trainers have been an essential asset to my phenomenal progression to my goals. They keep me motivated and don’t let me short change myself by pushing me to the limits that they know I can meet.
To anyone joining, I would say they definitely should if they want to challenge themselves physically. The workouts can be catered to different levels of fitness and the staff is extremely knowledgeable and friendly.

Before and After

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Claire Ilog

Before starting ILB, I was fairly active. I ran on the treadmill and around my neighborhood, I lifted light weights at the gym in my building, and played weekend co-ed softball on the weekends. Despite all this activity, I wasn’t loosing weight nor inches and it was frustrating. I initially started I Love My Body Fitness as a summer time ‘Grouponer’ as I like to call it, but after my initial month I was hooked! I truly enjoyed the physical challenge each class offered, the structured workout programs and the welcomed soreness that the following mornings were laced with.
Personally there were many factors of motivation. I had outgrown a closet full of beautiful clothes that where a full size or two too small for me. There was also the pressures of my up coming wedding and the anxiety that goes along with dress shopping and pictures. Lastly, I wanted to stop saying to myself, ‘I’m going to finally loose all the weight I gained in college’– The moment where you can finally stop repeating that to yourself is a truly liberating moment. These past 3 months with ILB has been a lesson in self motivation, discipline and fun. Workouts are no longer a chore, nor a task that must be completed before the day is through, rather they’ve become the highlight of my day– 45 minutes to give back to my self. It’s the time to sweat the days’ stresses out on the carpet, or push thought the weights on W.O.W days.
To date I’ve lost a few pounds and several inches, and gained an a notable difference in my overall strength. I feel stronger. I look leaner. I am healthier. I can say with self assurance that I Love My Body (and my booty :0) )
And the closet full of clothes I previously mentioned, well- I now fit into ALL of my pants that I wasn’t able to fit into before, and a particular pair that had been my goal for over three years! For future members- Stick with it, you’ll seen and feel the results. It’s one of the best things you can ever do for yourself!

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Member of the Year 2011-2012

Yukari Chamberlain

“I have lost 13 lbs and inches off my waist and hips. But most importantly, my back is stronger and I donʼt have pain.”

“I am not overweight and looking to be “The Biggest Loser”. However, like most people I wanted to loose a few extra pounds and get more fit. I have been fairly athletic most of my life but after a reconstructive ligament surgery, having a baby and turning 40, losing the pounds and getting fit again has been a huge challenge.

In July, I threw-out my back lifting my 30 pound son and I was in extreme pain and lying in bed for a week. After X rays, I found that I had degenerative discs between my L4 and L5. My doctor and chiropractor said that I will most likely need surgery and the best thing that I can do for my back is to strengthen my core. I Luv My Body Fitness Boot Camp is CORE. Almost everything that we do is core related.

Unlike other “bootcamps”, I Luv My Body Fitness Boot Camp is not military-like. There isnʼt anyone yelling at you for an hour. Classes are always different and the trainers come-up with new and unique ways to work us out. Itʼs a combination of pilates, yoga, strength training, and “PE” classes all in one. Sometimes, I feel like Iʼm back in 7th grade PE class which is really fun! My “classmates” are all really supportive and there is a friendly competition which motivates me.

Since joining in September I have lost 13 lbs and inches off my waist and hips. But most importantly, my back is stronger and I donʼt have pain. When I took a week break during the holidays, my back pain reemerged. Going to bootcamp is no longer an option but a necessity for me. Thank you, Kristen, Missy and John!”

Armando Gallegos

“I wanted to lose weight and regain control of my body.“

“I joined I Luv My Body Fitness Boot Camps to lose weight and regain control of my body. Since I joined back in September, I’ve lost 22 lbs. I really enjoy the fact that no workout is ever the same. If you’re serious about getting into shape and losing weight, then ILB is the best route to go. As Nike says, “Just do it.” Before ILB, I used to have a gym membership, but rarely ever used it. I did not have any defined fitness goals and lacked the motivation. The instructors have been instrumental in me regaining control of my body. They’ve pushed me, encouraged me, and given me the tools to help me get back into shape and feel great! Thanks for helping me get back into shape!”

Ashley Campisi

“By changing how you think, it opens more doors to what you’re able to achieve.“

“I joined I Luv My Body Fitness Boot Camp because I was in a serious rut with my workout routine and needed a change. I have always been active, enjoyed playing sports and have been consistently exercising for years but I wasn’t seeing any real results with the cardio based routine I was on. I also know that, for me, having the accountability that comes with attending a class and keeping up with the other members is the thing that really helps maximize workouts. I had done circuit training based classes in the past and knew I wanted to try a boot camp but decided to try I Luv My Body Fitness because of the positive reviews I saw on Yelp. I Luv My Body was praised for its challenging classes, friendly and dedicated staff and comfortable environment, all things I quickly found to be true and, I think, all things that set this boot camp apart from others.

My favorite part of boot camp is the variety of routines and exercises implemented in each class. Every class is something different which keeps me engaged, both physically and mentally. Boredom is definitely not a factor in these workouts which makes coming to class 3-4 nights a week extremely easy and enjoyable. In addition to keeping classes creative, it has been great to be exposed to such a wide range of exercises. I find myself writing down routines I find particularly challenging but gratifying and trying to work them into my own fitness routine when I can’t make class or when it’s an off day. It has been great to learn so many new exercises and gain a deeper understanding of how to approach my diet and exercise routine in a way that’s really going to yield the best results.

I have seen incredible results in weight loss, enhanced muscle tone and increased level of overall health in the past year. Since joining last January I have lost 42 pounds and 17 total inches. I’ve learned how to exercise and eat to maximize healthy weight loss and how to change my life to fit these healthy habits. Beyond the weight loss numbers, the biggest result I’ve seen since joining was just how doable it is to completely overall your diet and exercise habits while still enjoying food and fun with friends. Working with Kristen to develop strategies for continuing to lose weight while still being able to go out with friends has been paramount in my ability to sustain my fitness and nutrition plan while still doing all the things I love.

I would advise them to think seriously about their fitness goals and try to determine what it’s going to take to achieve them. If it’s something you feel you’re able to do on your own, then great! But I think for most people, elevating your health and fitness takes some level of learning – learning about nutrition and exercise but also learning about your personal habits and what has impaired your progress in the past. By changing how you think, it opens more doors to what you’re able to achieve and I have personally found that the I Luv My Body Program is a great place to learn those lessons and change your life for the better.”

Graham Ulvestad

“I have tons more energy, I am MUCH stronger, I have better digestion, improved mental clarity and NO vertigo! I have lost a few pounds too!”

“So many things led me to join I Luv My Body Fitness Boot Camp. In March 2011, I was diagnosed with Adrenal Fatigue, which included vertigo spells and other symptoms. I went to several doctors who all were willing to simply prescribe medication, but I decided exercise was the answer. A doctor suggested I look at both my diet and exercise routine. I heard about I Luv My Body Bootcamp from a couple other Mom’s at my son’s school. They both loved it. I decided to give it a try and started attending I Luv My Body Boot Camp (Although I still wasn’t convinced exercising three times a week for only 45 minutes would get me in shape). I also attended Audra’s 30 day Detox Seminar given by I Luv My Body Boot Camp in September 2011 and decided to try the Paleo Diet for 30 days starting on Sept. 26th and have continued with the diet to date. Since starting I Luv My Body Fitness and the Paleo Diet I have not had any episodes of Vertigo.

Before joing ILB, I felt guilty all the time! Guilty I wasn’t exercising enough. Guilty that when I did exercise, I was spending to much time away from my family. Guilty I wasn’t eating right for me. Guilty that I was tired all the time… You get the picture.

Now, I feel awesome and look pretty good too! ;-) I have attended 3 to 4 boot camp classes a week since Sept. 6, 2011 and my diet has totally changed. As a result, I have tons more energy, I am MUCH stronger, I have better digestion, improved mental clarity and NO vertigo! I have lost a few pounds too!

I love the the short (but effective) classes and the supportive atmosphere. I Love, Love , Love Kristen, Missy and John! They are all very encouraging, supportive, funny, knowledgeable and just plain genuine people. This journey had been much easier than I thought with their insights and recommendations. They make it enjoyable to come to class!”

Jessica Herold

“Because I learned how to eat better, my body had the fuel it needed and because my body was nourished, it was able to be pushed and to excel during the workouts… I became a happier more energetic person – I became my true self again. ”

“Stumbling across I Luv My Body Fitness was like the stars beginning to align, just for me and just in time. It was the summer of 2010, I was 5 months away from my wedding in Mexico, 3 months into a diagnosis of hypothyroidism and lost trying to figure out how to lose the 30 pounds I had gained over the last 3 years. I was angry with myself and borderline depressed. The elliptical at the gym and weekly Zumba classes were doing nothing for my body nor my mood. Wedding dress shopping had thrown me over the edge because I was not able to fit in the dresses available at most stores. I bought a dress off the rack that didn’t fit vowing that I would make it work. I promised myself that I would spend the summer taking care of myself and losing weight, but it was the beginning of July and I had not been successful.

Enter Kristen and ILB. From the beginning, I could tell that she would motivate me, the tone of her voice, the genuine interest she took in hearing my story, the knowledge she immediately shared, I started to come back to life a little bit. The first couple of weeks were very tough, but I was not alone in my struggle. There were others new to the classes too that were struggling with me. Kristen began working with me one-on-one once a week to help me with a longstanding shoulder injury. This was something she did because she believed in what she was learning and wanted me to benefit from it. She also introduced me to her friend Audra Baker and the Clean and Lean Challenge. The challenge was hard, very hard, as I had wedding festivities happening every other weekend, but I stayed committed to my goal, something I was never able to do on my own before and I finally learned how to eat in order to benefit my body, not to just feed my hunger.

I was a high school sport athlete and a dancer in college. My workouts consisted of the training and practices I had to do for my teams. I never worked out on my own; I was always with a team or coach of some sort. This is why I Luv My Body Fitness has worked so well for me. Four days a week, I am told what to do and shown how to do it correctly to get the best results for my body. I am held accountable for coming and for creating and achieving my goals. I am given encouragement both when I am doing an exercise correctly and when I am struggling. Kristen, Missy and John somehow have trained me to want to make myself proud first and them proud second. They have taught me what I need to do to get myself and keep myself healthy.

With all of Kristen’s knowledge and referrals I was able to lose 15 pounds and 11 inches within the first two months. And two months later I had lost 8 more pounds and 4 more inches, and yes I fit into my wedding dress (it actually had to be taken in a little :) ) To me, it was not how much weight I lost, but how much more of my life I gained back. Because I learned how to eat better, my body had the fuel it needed and because my body was nourished, it was able to be pushed and to excel during the workouts. My weight dropped, my thyroid stabilized, my shoulder became stronger, my anxiety decreased, I became a happier more energetic person – I became my true self again.

While the holidays and a load of travelling have thrown me off the past few weeks, I look forward to beginning the 2012 Best Body Challenge and to continuing my success with the I Luv My Body Fitness program. Thank you so much for what you do and for nominating me, what an honor!”

Julian Simeon

“My core strength has increased with noticeable toning in my abs and chest. I feel good about my body and that translates directly to my mood and attitude. My energy is up and I’m loving my workout.”

“I wanted to get back in shape. I was not feeling good about my body and when I saw an ad for ILMBF Boot Camp I figured “If not now, when?” So I joined to get a jump-start into getting back in shape. I’ve stayed active with ILMBF because I find it a unique program.

I have a lot of favorite things about boot camp. I love, that It’s is only 45 minutes long. When I leave the house I know I’ll be on my way back in an hour. Awesome! I figure in an hour I’ll have my workout in and be drinking coffee. That gets me out the door. The exercises are short and the workouts are continually changing. In other words, I don’t get bored. I also like the friendly competition with other Boot Campers… I like it best when we’re laughing, joking AND working out hard. I like working out with other people. But What I like most are the instructors Kristen, Missy and John. I cannot say enough about their knowledge of exercise and nutrition, and their passion to teach and encourage. It takes a special person to be a trainer who is constantly edifying, challenging and encouraging. I think I love them all!

Since ILB, my core strength has increased with noticeable toning in my abs and chest. I feel good about my body and that translates directly to my mood and attitude. My energy is up and I’m loving my workout. I think I’ve dropped about 15 pounds and 4-5 inches from my waist.

To future boot campers, I would say “If not now, when?” You won’t find a more supportive workout environment that will work with you where you are at to get you to where you want to go.”

Kristin Wojkowski

“I felt so good all night knowing I was wearing a dress from my 20s and I probably looked better in it than I did then! That’s what it’s all about – how you FEEL.“

“When I first joined I Luv My Body Fitness I had never regularly exercised in my LIFE. Seriously, think about that. Not even in high school. It’s not that I was a couch potato – I’m a mom so I am always busy, but I was ready to be physically challenged. I was never what most people consider overweight. Friends & even family kept telling me I looked fine and asked why would I want to change? They could never see how uncomfortable I was. I guess I camoflaged it well!

Since I’ve been attending class regularly (3 – 4 times a week) I am stronger and much leaner. I am mentally more alert. I used to get regular headaches, my knees hurt & I was contantly maintaining my sugar “high”. I felt like crap but I didn’t know why until I started learning about nutrition in one our clean & lean challenges.I started out a size 10 / 12. I’m 5’2″. I felt really uncomfortable. My clothes pinched. I’m now physically where I feel is natural for my body -a size 6 (WOOOO). During this transition I have never felt deprived. I think that is really important. Here it is 6 months later and I am still a size 6 =). I am not going back.

I’m still really self conscious but I have decided if I win this challenge I will buy myself a new bathing suit to take on the trip. This is a HUGE deal for me. I enjoy the camraderie of our class. We bond over our aches and laugh when Missy shows us a new move. (partner Knee taps aka chicken dance, anyone?). No two workouts are alike (other than our WOWs) so I don’t get bored & my body is constantly being challenged. I love seeing the changes in the regular members.When people ask how I made this transformation I don’t hesitate to tell them about ILB and what I’ve been through. If I can do it anyone can. It might be hard but I am proof that the rewards come if you stick with it. Enthusiasm is contagious. Even after a year I am still learning how to do things correctly and I like that the instructors always make sure each person is doing the exercise correctly and they encourage you to work hard without hurting yourself. It’s a very positive and supportive environment.

To end this on a super positive note… This year when I was getting dressed for my company’s holiday party I pulled out one of my cocktail dresses. When I put it on it was WAY too big. I actually forgot I lost 3 sizes. I didn’t know what to do. It was too late to buy another dress. There was only an hour until the start of the party. I tried on dress after dress. They were all too big. I finally found a stretchy black column dress from at least 10 years ago. It fit perfectly. I felt so good all night knowing I was wearing a dress from my 20s and I probably looked better in it than I did then! That’s what it’s all about – how you FEEL. I am feeling good so THANK YOU, Kristen, Missy & John. I appreciate you.”

Safa Aliabadi

“I have lost a little over 10 lbs so far and many inches, but how I feel is not something that can be measured.“

“I can easily say that I Luv my Body Boot camps has changed my life. This is the healthiest I have ever been and I truly feel at my best. Not only has the program provided me with a fun and challenging way to workout, but through the various events, it has taught me how to eat healthier as well.

I joined ILB in August after I was not seeing results from doing yoga and going to the gym on a daily basis. I had reached a plateau and was not motivated to work out any longer, as I was not seeing any results. I decided to join after seeing my cousin and her fiancé get such great results from the program and it was probably one of the best decisions I made in 2011. I work out about 5-6 times a week with a fun group of people and have seen incredible results. In addition, I participated in the 30 days cleanse which taught me how I should be eating to be at my best and have the most energy. I have lost a little over 10 lbs so far and many inches, but how I feel is not something that can be measured. There is no way I would have achieved these results if I were still just going to the gym.

I never thought that I would say this, but I have reached a point that I actually enjoy working out and look forward to the bootcamps. Not only do I know I will be challenged every time with a fun and different routine, but I have met some of the nicest people that make working out fun. We always have fun and laugh no matter if it’s a 6am workout or if we are doing our 50th burpee of the night. If it weren’t for the energy that you get from the other bootcampers and amazing trainers, there is no way I would have continued the program. Never in my life, was I able to wake up at 6am to make it boot camp or 8am on Saturdays, but I enjoy this program so much that it makes is so easy to do so. And what makes it a thousand times better is that I am losing inches and pounds on a weekly basis.

I have told all my friends about ILB and if you care about your body and your well being, then there is no doubt that you must join the program. I have been working out at various gyms since high school and nothing compares to what this program offers. Also, the fact that instructors call you once a month to check in and get your questions answered is an added bonus. It is so obvious that all the instructors’ care about your well being and want to ensure that you are getting the results you want. I have gotten some of the best nutrition advice from the instructors that no blog or article would have been able to answer as they have taken the time to know me and my concerns and can provide the most knowledgeable feedback. The amount of attention the instructors give the students is not even comparable to any gym or other programs. I was a member at a gym paying over $200/month prior to this program and I NEVER got a call to see how I am doing. Its small gestures like this that have kept me motivated and I am so excited to continue on changing my body in 2012.

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