Who says fitness programs have to be solitary workouts at the gym?
Not Shannon Paul — a therapeutic exercise specialist and founder of Long Beach Boot Camp, an outdoor fitness program that combines exercise and a positive attitude with a healthy dose of camaraderie and the great outdoors.
“The goal of Boot Camp is to make positive changes in each person’s life. It’s not just a workout, it becomes a place where you feel part of a team,” says Paul. “We are encouraging, positive, motivating, and offer nutrition education weekly.”
This time last year, Lori Woods of Signal Hill was unhappy about her workout routine, or rather her lack of one.
“I was just turning 42 and depressed that I wasn’t doing anything,” says Woods. This year, however, on her 43rd birthday, she was one of the more than 20,000 participants that crossed the finish line at the L.A. Marathon.
When Woods, a mother of four, saw an ad for the Long Beach [Adventure] Boot Camp for Women last October, she decided not only was she out of shape, she was out of excuses.
What has 32 legs, a lot of courage, wakes up early and loves the out doors? Give up? It’s the Long Beach Adventure Boot Campers and their instructor! This adventure has finally arrived in Long Beach.
Ladies, grab your running shoes and hand weights and get ready to jump-start your day with a challenging and energizing workout.