"I've known Brian Calkins for several years and really enjoy his style of fitness training. He provides an excellent balance of fitness knowledge with a very enjoyable training atmosphere.
Under his direction I'm motivated to push myself a little harder and am always surprised when our time is up!
In selecting Brian as my fitness trainer, I have found an engaging and enthusiastic partner in fitness – I’m having the time of my life!"
-Dr. Claudia E. Harsh, M.D. - Alliance Institute for Integrative Medicine
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These Ladies Joined Adventure Boot Camp for Women...
I was sharing
with Kelli and Annie this morning that, for the first time in my 36 years of
life, I ran a mile Saturday morning in my neighborhood!!!! I am one of those
people that can run 2-3 miles on a treadmill with no problem, however stick me
outdoors and I simply can’t get my breathing down right and I get winded within
the first ten strides…..but, I wanted to keep active over the weekend and not
just sit around – plus I had boundless energy last week – so I got up early
Saturday morning and ran. Through Kelli and Annie (and the many others that
head up your camps), you are implementing some amazing techniques as I was
telling Kelli last week…..every day as I left camp I was EXTREMELY sore and that
continued throughout the week, but by the end of camp the next day, my previous
soreness was worked out and I had new soreness. By the time Friday’s run came
around, I was not sore at all and I was very thankful for that!!!
you for all of the information that you send us in your
In 2006, I
was hospitalized with possible colon cancer. My intestine had
so many holes in it , they could not do a colonoscopy until it
could heal somewhat. They keep me for 15 days and started
heavy drugs. Sticking every vein I had and stuffing me daily
into machines to see my progress. The drugs were the most
miserable thing due to their side effects. Eventually they
were able to see it was a bacterial infection I had picked up
in Brazil, but some of the intestine had to go, it would not
surgery, the drugs continued. I was unable to keep my balance,
my vision was blurred and I was very forgetful and other
things I can't mention. In effect I was losing myself.
Needless, to say I was unhappy. This lasted into 2007. By that
time I had lost my strength mentally and physically. My
birthday was quickly approaching and I had a "big" talk with
myself, What did I want?
One morning I
woke up and there you were on Fox 19, Bootcamp was my answer.
I told no one, in case I failed. The only support I had were
your e-mails and my husbands gentle encouragements. He would
place his hands on my back every morning and slowly push me
out of bed! So you see, I am grateful for your educational
words, and every day when I can balance on one foot. Because
there were those days when I could not. Thanks again for your
-LM (due to
medical information, holding name in confidence).
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watch the Kelly Stiles success story of losing 20 inches...
Below is the
Follow Up to Kelly's Story
Investing in your Cincinnati
Adventure Boot Camp is the best gift I have ever given myself!
I am currently in my 2nd week of my 3rd
boot camp and each day keeps getting better. I have to admit
I had reservations when I first signed up for my first
session. Years ago I had several personal trainers, some were
good and some were horrible, and before committing to your Boot
Camp I found myself thinking… how is he going to lead all of us
as a group? I now know that everyone receives dedicated
personal instruction and I couldn’t ask for anything more in an
exercise program. You keep pushing us to challenge ourselves
and Boot Camp is motivating, stimulating and fun… it’s has
everything my routine with personal trainers lacked.
Adventure Boot Camp jumpstarts my day, exercising with the sun
rising seems to energize me and make me feel like I can conquer
the world. With the daily exercise and following your
nutrition program, I have lost weight and I am toning up my
body. At the beginning of the first Boot Camp I was wearing a
size 12 and two months later I am wearing my size 8’s that I
have not worn in years! I am 46 years old but feel like I did
when I was 30. Where else can you get that for less than
$15.00 a day?
I feel truly blessed that I am
strong, confident and healthy women and it’s all because of your
direction and dedication at Cincinnati Adventure Boot Camp.
Thanks for caring, Brian!
See you at 05:30,
I really am enjoying
the boot camp. I was so thrilled today that my run
around the building was 40 seconds faster than Monday. A
small victory, but a victory none the less! Tomorrow I'll be
even faster. I have already debated signing up for next
month. I know from conversations over Crossroads coffee
this morning several people love the class, not for the
exercises but the great instructor we have. You really
know how to motivate me (and so did my body fat number
Hope your having a
I wanted to take a moment to thank
you for your unconditional support during boot camp. This was
one of the best experiences of my life, despite suffering two
minor ankle injuries. I have never been a physically active
person, I have certainly never pushed myself. You have shown me
how to understand my body/ physical strength so that I can push
myself to my fullest potential. As I previously stated, in
middle school I was diagnosed with a heart problem. I would
pass out due to a cardio arrhythmia condition. Under doctors
orders I stopped all physical activity. No gym class, no
basketball, etc. with all those restrictions I lost all self
confidence in terms of athletic ability. I also felt like an
outsider, because I was the “sick” girl who couldn’t do what
everyone else was doing. Injuring my ankle brought back a lot
of those “outsider” feelings. Not being able to keep up with
the other boot campers was hard! However, my fellow “injured”
boot campers were a great support as did your attention to
seeing that I was doing okay.
I grew out of my heart condition in
my early twenties and I have tried to “get in shape”. This boot
camp helped me get physically stronger, but also emotionally
stronger. My self confidence is sky high! I feel like I
can accomplish anything. I will be traveling next month. I
need to give my ankles a break but I’ll be back!
You and your staff are amazing.
Any woman who wants to get in shape physically or emotionally
needs to experience on Adventure Boot Camp! I will preach this
to every woman I know!!!
Best wishes, A.B. (holding name
in confidence for sensitivity)
I just had to write you a note
to let you know how much I appreciate your program and how much
it has meant to me.
About six months ago, I cleaned my closet and packed up clothes
that I never thought I would fit into again. I considered
donating them to Goodwill or Dress for Success but decided to
put them in the attic "just in case" and so that I would not
have a constant reminder of how much weight I had gained.
Yesterday, I lead a training session in one of my favorite
suits. I had to wear a belt to hold my pants up! This
morning, I went to put on another pair of pants and realized
that I looked like a clown. They were swimming on me. I went
up to my attic and found that my "just in case" clothes fit!
They may not be in style anymore - but I could not be more proud
to wear these pants.
I am so excited!
Thanks for your help!
"Just thought I would give you an update on how I am doing in terms of numbers...
In the beginning of December I was at 29% Body Fat...
As of yesterday, I am at 20% Body Fat and weigh 128lbs. I am extremely pleased with your program.
Under your direction, I have come to understand so much more about eating properly and exercise, you have filled in the gaps that you cannot get from reading a diet article or book.
Thank you again for sharing your knowledge."
-Marianne Gossard, Mason OH
Your program has been really awesome for me so far, I truly can not imagine what my results will be when we are finished, I have worked out for a long time and have never had this great of results. I really feel like I look pretty good, which is something you would seldom hear me say about myself. THANKS !!!!!"