I started just 7 weeks ago and I am down almost 30 pounds! I’m down 6% in body fat, I did not have a lot of energy, my eating habits were not very good, and all of that has changed due to Ben Boudro and Xceleration staff. I would encourage everyone to come join Xceleration to see what it’s all about.
Peggy Weingartz, Adult BootCamp
In September of 2015 we began construction on our home, I had recently ended my membership at another fitness center because of changes in classes that I was no longer enjoying. I was doing a backyard type bootcamp in Ortonville and running on occasion because my schedule was so busy with managing the house.
Once we completed construction in September of 2016 I knew that I needed something a little more intense to get me back into the swing of things. Even though the scale did not show a weight gain I knew that I had lost a ton of muscle and tone.
In November of 2016 going into the Holiday/winter months I knew I needed to do something quick! So I joined the Holiday Gain No Weight Challenge, right away I loved the bootcamps and bought a year membership. Since then I have done the spring break challenge and summer transformation challenge, not because I feel I need to lose weight at this point but because I love the 'buzz' the challenge provides and mostly because I love listening to everyone else's story. I can honestly say 5 months in I am back to feeling toned, strong and energetic, thank you xceleration!
I started Xceleration Fitness in January 2015 and signed up for a year membership after my first work-out, it was the best decision I made regarding my health and fitness. Prior to starting boot camps my fitness routine consisted of running pretty much every day and running 4 to 6 half marathons a year. But as I got older I realized I needed something different to reach my fitness goals. The Xceleration community has helped me lose those last stubborn pounds, decrease my body fat and build muscle I never knew was possible. I was also introduced to proper nutrition and I have achieved my personal best times in my half marathons. At Xceleration we are a community that supports each other in all aspects of life, I have made some amazing friends who helped me achieve my goals and get through one of the toughest times in my life, dealing with the death of my father. I can’t say enough positive things about Xceleration Fitness and encourage everyone to come check out our community!
-Peggy Weingartz, Adult Boot Camp
I reached an all time high with my weight (175lbs) and knew I needed to change things soon if I wanted to continue enjoying life with my family and friends. I have always been an pretty active person and got my workouts in, but this time I needed a bigger push and something different that I haven’t done before. I was so happy when
Xceleration fitness was introduced to me. I started out with my Free Workout in February 2016 and right after buying my first Groupon to continue training. The people, the coaches, and the energy inside the gym wasn’t like anywhere else I have ever been before. I knew this is where I needed to be and drop 5lbs from February 2016 to April 2016 before starting my first challenge with changing my diet and putting in the work.
I started my first challenge weighing in at 170lbs. and 27.9% body fat. I knew I had a lot of work to put in but I wasn’t turning back! I went in and gave it my all. It wasn’t always easy at times with the juggling of kids and a husband with a busy traveling schedule but I continued to move forward! After joining into the Xceleration community and taking part in several challenges (a little over a year since starting), I am currently 154.6lbs and 21.4% body fat. It has changed so much for me and my family. So thankful and happy to be apart of a great community and now even more excited to see the results of my husband who joined me in this current Xceleration challenge!
Here's my transformation moment. I wasn't going to post anything because I don't have a before and after pic AND the scale hasn't really moved more than a few pounds.
However, I know Xceleration's program is working because I know I feel stronger, I can lift heavier weights and have created healthier choices. That should be all I need to know. But I still was hoping for proof.
Well when I get ready for work each day I usually wear leggings and a floppy dress because I'm a Kindergarten teacher and I'm down on on the ground a lot and I want to be comfy. So my clothes always felt the same because that's the beauty of leggings. They're stretchy!
This morning was my AH-HAH moment. I put on my favorite pants from LAST summer and wah-lah! I got my proof! They were too big!!
The workouts are shrinking my fat and building my muscles. It's not just the workouts that are making the difference. It's our trainers that are guiding us to healthy, lifelong nutrition habits, personalized to us!
Let's not forget the fellow teammates (#teamxceleration) in class each day. We are each other's cheerleaders and encouragers (because that's how the staff rolls and so do we).
I'm so happy I joined last November. It's a decision I'll never regret!
My journey to Xceleration started early last year when I realized that the gym I was at wasn't going to be able to take me to the next level in my fitness journey. I started poking around the internet for facilities near me that offered both boot camps and a lifting environment. I kept seeing this Xceleration Fitness come up and decided to go in and see what it was like. I'm usually a good judge of character when talking to someone and hearing their philosophies.
As soon as I walked into the gym, I was greeted by Ben and Nick. I asked questions, they asked questions, they showed me around and introduced me to everyone and I could tell immediately that this was the place I wanted to try. Deep down I was hoping that it wasn't your typical meat market establishment and that they were true to their words. We'll let me tell you, they were!!!
My first day there was amazing...everyone was helpful, encouraging and really made me comfortable and at ease. I quickly met some people and from that day on it's only gotten better. I wouldn't say I was in bad shape, but I definitely had a lot of work to do...especially cardio wise! And I've never built a lot of muscle before and I was longing to make gains!
The boot camps were very challenging (still are)! And I love that they're never the same workouts! I joined the transformation challenges and got great results from those. The fact that they teach a lifestyle change with fitness AND nutrition is key! Then when they started offering semi-private training I gave that a whirl. LOVE LOVE LOVED those (still do)! That's when I really starting feeling like I was getting the whole package. The best of both worlds! In the meantime, I'm making some of THE best friends I've ever had! People that share the same struggles, goals and life style as me! People that I love being around and now consider part of my family...THAT, by far, has been the most meaningful to me!
Then last September I was talking to Coach Nick about his training for an upcoming UFE body building competition. I saw the focus and determination that he had getting ready for this and I knew I wanted to do the same. It's something that was always a dream for me but never did I have the courage to make it a reality...until now! I was so nervous to actually say it out loud and tell the trainers that I wanted to compete, but once I did they all gave me the strength and confidence I needed to take the leap! They were confident that I was a good fit and could really pull this off. And after seeing Coach Nick's competition (he killed it by the way), it only solidified my feelings...game on!!! Lol
NEVER could I have imagined really going through with this! I know it's because of my Xceleration trainers and family that I could be pushed so far out of my comfort zone and chase a dream of mine like this!!! This wasn't just a physical battle, but a huge mental battle for me and I proved that I was strong enough in both to accomplish.
Coach Nick was phenomenal not only as a trainer but as a friend and a true support for me. Every staff member at Xceleration had a part in helping me reach my goal! I appreciate them immensely! My friends in the gym pushed me and trained with me every day as well to help me get to where I needed to be. Forever grateful for them and for this place! I've been to MANY gyms in the past and have NEVER gotten this kind of love and support and butt kicking!!
No matter what your age, your fitness level, your goals or your fears...Xceleration can help you through it all! Take the leap of faith...come in, meet your future friends and gym family! Can't wait to meet you!
Thank you Xceleration!!