Testimonial: Karlanda

Karlanda was the winner of the 2015 75-Day Holiday Transformation Challenge! Below is her testimonial. Brien Shamp’s boot camps work!

I cannot “weight” this out any longer

I hate taking pictures always have. But I was forced to take one after I lost my driver’s license. When I received the DL in the mail the photo was a picture of my mother!!! WHAT??? I have now become my mother, double chin and all. I love my mother but she is 24 years older than I am!!!!!

I started to think what happened!!! When did I stop wearing skinny jeans??? The last time I remember was four years ago. I now only wear skirts that stretched and when I was not wearing them I was in the ever forgiving leggings. They always fit no matter what size you are. Okay, time for a change… I have always had my 24 Hour membership so I decided to finally put it to use. But I would never get on that dreaded scale and was not motivated to go more than 2-3 times a week. Thinking to myself at least you are going to the gym but still eating whatever I wanted. “Hey you have to live” I would tell myself. Who wants to just work out and not enjoy life? RIGHT!

But nothing happen in fact I was getting bigger. I started to think about plastic surgery and maybe ordering some steroids something because I swear I am not even eating that much and I AM going to the gym, but all I see in the mirror are the signs of a tired older woman with flabby arms, stomach and that same old double chin.

Then I joined Brien Shamp’s Boot Camp and although the weight was not coming off as fast as I wanted I now enjoyed going to the gym for the first time. Everyone was so positive and encouraging. I looked forward to coming and soon I became a regular, but still not getting on that dreaded scale and still eating whatever whenever I wanted. I saw the Transformation programs Brien offered come and go but never joined until this time. I told myself I need something to hold me accountable so I joined “Brien Shamp’s 75-Day Holiday Transformation Transformation Challenge. “I’m tired of feeling depressed about how I look.” “I cannot stand this weight any longer!”

I almost backed out because what was the first thing you have to do? That is right… get on that dreaded scale, the scale that I have avoided for years!!! But I did it and now 75 days later and I feel very proud of myself. I never entered into this transformation to win the prize but just to push myself and hold myself accountable. My results below has given me the motivation that I can do this, I will do this and I am not giving up till I reach my goal.

  • My weight has decreased from 166.8 to 156.7= down 10 pounds (my goal is still 136 lbs.)
  • My BMI decreased from 46.7 to 40.4 = down 6%

My results below came from your trainers’ encouragement, fun, laughter, sweat and also by:

  • Attending Brien’s Boot Camp 5 times/week
  • Remember these workouts are for me and I am the priority
  • Workout hard and make the most of each workout
  • Don’t let the small pains keep you from achieving your goals
  • Support each other and encourage the newbies and the regulars
  • Setting goals and check on the progress once a week at class.
  • Log progress.
  • Stick to the nutrition plan
  • No dairy, grains or sugar
  • Drink lots and lots of water
  • Know that if I eat or drink something that might not be in the plan that is not “the end” but I have get back in there and continue the race.

I cannot say enough wonderful things about your bootcamp. The variety keeps me interested, and I am never bored. I plan on moving to San Jose but I am still coming to “MY” bootcamp. This is now a way of life for me, and your bootcamp is family. Thank you thank you thank you Brien, Shannon, Mike, Gerard and Tonya for encouraging me along the way. I still have a very long way to go and I know you all will be there for my next 10-20 lbs loss. I would have not been able to do this without your support and positive energy.


Fit Body Boot Camp is the only group personal training program that's fun, affordable, gives you fat loss results and challenges your body every time. Best of all, we guarantee you'll be happy with the results or you get your money back.

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