Memphis Adventure Boot Camp Success Stories: Paula Barnes


I started boot camp at the end of February 2011. When I first started I could only do one real push-up correctly. I wouldn’t say that I was a sedentary person but my activity was mainly limited to weekends playing softball or an occasional bike ride. I joined boot camp to try something different because I was bored with “routine fitness center classes.” I get bored doing the same thing over and over again. Overall that is probably the main reason I have continued with boot camp as long as I have. The Bartlett Rec. Center is 1 mile from my home but I would rather drive 11 miles to do what I have been doing.  Also, the encouragement and modifications that all the staff provide is outstanding. It truly is like having your on personal trainer.

I have definitely seen changes in my body and the way my clothes fit or don’t!  I am 53 years old and I am in better shape now than when I was in my late 20’s early 30’s.  My stamina and energy level is great and it is pretty nice when others around you take notice. I have taken part in Memphis Adventure Boot Camp’s 14 Day Fat Flush and saw amazing results with that.

Taking part in boot camp was a whole different ballgame for a lot of reasons. Committing to a new meal plan not diet, accountability in regards to writing it all down, and participating in boot camp at least 3 times a week were just a few of the challenges.  All of these have been worth it.  It has made me more disciplined about my overall journey in life. It is not only important to keep your body physically healthy but your mind and I think more importantly your walk with Christ as well. I have become more disciplined in all of the above.


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