As a women in my forties, I have with much disappointment, come to the realization that carrying a basket through Safeway or walking from the upper parking lot down the stairs to the Boat Shed , is not exercise. I found myself searching for a place that I could, without judgement, get in some real exercise on a regular basis. I discovered Carmel, at Boot Camp Diva.
Carmel has created a safe and fun environment for women, of all shapes and sizes, to get a thoughtfully planned workout. Classes are offered at a variety of times throughout the week. She also offers some on-line workout options and uses social media for encouragement and group discussion. Workouts are roughly 45 minutes long and are a mix of cardio and resistance training, with a hint of cross fit. No need to feel intimidated when she introduces a new exercise, she gently corrects and encourages you to push on. She’s found a home downtown and created a fun and inviting studio space. About once a quarter she hosts a challenge where you have the opportunity to ramp it up a notch, be part of a team and there is often a meal plan provided.
Boot camp has been a great addition to my week and helps to offset, a least a little, my regular glass of wine or the occasional sleeve of thin mints.
She is located downtown near Kitsap Bank and the post office.
Photo credit Elaine Turso Photography