April Boot Camper of the Month

Betty C! Betty C

Why did u join bootcamp?

I started January 2006 and I’m in my 10th year. I am a cancer survivor and I had scuba diving on my bucket list. At the time I didn’t have the upper body strength to put all my gear on without assistance and then I heard about boot camp. Long Beach Boot Camp helped me get the upper body strength to be comfortable with my gear and helped me reach my goal of scuba diving which I absolutely loved!

What is your goal?

I’m 77 now and my goal is to just be active and keep moving the best I can & continue my walking program. I know others that are much younger than me and are not in the best of shape and the quality of life isn’t as good as it could be. I want to continue to be in the best shape possible for as long as possible. putting it simply: Just keep going!

What is something we don’t know about you?

One thing is that I’m actually a little uncomfortable with attention being paid to me so this is a little out of my comfort zone but I’m happy to do it, sort of lol. Also, I kind of have a lead foot while driving which is why my husband bought me a Prius. It’s not supposed to go fast, but it does! Jana won’t ride with me anymore, I must drive too good for her.

What is your biggest accomplishment so far?

This was a tough question to answer so I deferred this answer to LBBC trainer Mike Gonzalez:

I think one of Betty’s biggest accomplishments is being an inspiration without even trying. I miss her when she’s not in one of classes, she’s always giving her 100% and I’m not the only one that notices. Plenty of campers have approached her and told her she is their inspiration and push harder because of her. I personally hope to have her grit and determination when I am in my 70’s. She is definitely a positive influence in every class she attends and on all the LBBC trainers and family as well. I am privileged and honored to know her and so very pleased she is boot camper of the month!

 Congratulations Betty! We love you!