March Boot Camper of the Month

Krista_MonkKrista was selected to be our March Boot Camper of the Month because of the incredible strides she’s made in her fitness journey. Her commitment to getting stronger and healthier has been evident in her consistent class attendance and participation in the Levels Program. Her mile time has increased significantly, and she exhibits overall strength and speed in class, on the bleachers, and on the hill! Congratulations Krista!

Why did you join Long Beach Boot Camp?  I joined Long Beach Bootcamp because I felt like I needed to do something different for myself. I have never been a person to join a team and most of my physical activity has been somewhat solitary, bike riding, walking, etc.  Going to Bootcamp was a little like taking a leap out of my comfort zone.

What is your goal?  My goal in Boot Camp has always been to just be involved in some physical activity to increase my fitness level.  My job has me sitting behind a computer a lot and I was starting to feel the effects of inactivity and being active on the weekend wasn’t enough to make a difference.

What’s your favorite exercise?  If you would have asked me when I first started going to Bootcamp, I most definitely would not have said running.  In fact, the running was a huge struggle for me in the beginning.  Now I have to say I think the running is my favorite exercise.  I have had my battles with the bleachers and the hill and I can honestly say I look forward to them each week.

What do we not yet know about you?  I have hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon and back up twice.  The first time with a fully loaded backpack.  The second time with minimal gear.

What has been your biggest accomplishment so far?  Seven months ago when I started Bootcamp I couldn’t run around the track, let alone the quad once without walking.  Now I can run a mile in 9 1/2 minutes.  I can also run 3.8 miles on the hill and I am hoping to complete Level 5 in April.