New Class Starts April 7th

First, I want to thank everyone for participating in the Workout to support a Community member. Yesterday, April 2, 2016, was both magical and memorable. People from all around gathered at the BFA Fairfax High School gym to support a woman and her family that we all know and love. The Workout consisted of Boot Camp, Zumba, followed by Yoga. A special thank you to Kathy Bourdeau, Zumba instructor and Lonnie Poland, Yoga instructor. Thank you to the one and only, the most amazing, Paula Coli for helping me coordinate the event. BFA Fairfax National Honor Society students volunteered their time; thank you gentlemen. A special thank you to RiseVT, Moretti and his crew for setting up shop with their smoothie bike and wonderful prizes along with their healthy message. Another special mention is the BFA St. Albans Boys Varsity Lacrosse team. They came to show support for their assistant coach’s mother. It’s impressive to have high school students get up early and attend a grueling workout first thing on a Saturday morning. Thank you to Mark Capsey, their head coach for encouraging and supporting the students. When I looked out from the stage onto the sea of people wanting to be tortured, it warmed my heart to see long-time boot campers, newcomers and people from all ages and backgrounds.

“It is not more bigness that should be our goal.  We must attempt, rather, to bring people back to…the warmth of community, to the worth of individual effort and responsibility…and of individuals working together as a community, to better their lives and their children’s future.”  Robert F. Kennedy

New Class Starts Thursday, April 7

Weights Only Workout…No Running, No Jumping, No Weights? No Problem


Exciting News is Coming

Stay tuned for an exciting announcement. You’ll know more in about a week or so. Yes, I know, I can’t stand it when someone does it to me; however, it’s worth the wait.


Event Announcement

In the meantime, please mark your calendars for a wonderful workout fundraising event for a beloved fitness community member. It’s April 2. Here’s the flyer for complete details. Please bring your family and friends. You can pick one, two or all three workouts! Here’s the link to the Facebook Event:


Yes, Class Tomorrow 2/27 & Mondays Back to 6:30pm

Pass the Word…Class is Happening 2/27 @8am . . . Mondays return to 6:30pm

This is school vacation week, but since it’s Town Meeting Day tomorrow, we’ll be having boot camp at the same time . . . 8am!

We’ll also start Mondays at 6:30pm (no more 7pm start time due to winter sports). Still no Thursdays. Looking for another instructor to help when I’m not available to teach on Thursdays.

Feeling Like Vomiting When Exercising?

Ever throw up when working out? Ever felt sick? Read on how to avoid tossing your cookies.

Homemade Power Bars

Check these out! Here’s the link as well:

  1. Place almonds, flax meal, shredded coconut, almond butter and salt in afood processor
  2. Pulse briefly, about 10 seconds
  3. In a small sauce pan, melt coconut oil over very low heat
  4. Remove coconut oil from stove, stir stevia, honey and vanilla into oil
  5. Add coconut oil mixture to food processor and pulse until ingredients form a coarse paste
  6. Press mixture into an 8 x 8 inch baking dish
  7. Chill in refrigerator for 1 hour, until mixture hardens
  8. In a small saucepan, melt chocolate over very low heat, stirring continuously
  9. Spread melted chocolate over bars; return to refrigerator for 30 minutes, until chocolate hardens
  10. Remove from refrigerator, cut into bars and serve

Makes 20 bars

Homemade Larabars-4 Recipes

This is a great new site I found. Pass this on to your friends and family.


  • 1 cup Medjool dates, pitted
  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • ¼ cup peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon water
  1. Combine dates, cashews, peanut butter and water in a food processor and puree until mixture starts to stick together. Add a little more water if necessary to help mixture come together.
  2. Pick up date mixture and using your hands work to squeeze it together into one big clump. Mash it down on a cutting board or sheet of wax paper to form into one even rectangle shape using the sides of your hands (or a knife) to make the edges straight.
  3. Slice into 12 even squares. For best results store in the fridge, although bars can be kept at room temperature.

First Class of 2016

Boot Camp in 2016 starts tomorrow (1/2/16) at 8am at BFA Fairfax school (enter through HS). $7.00 and local (under 18 FREE). Don’t let the name intimidate you. Please share this post with your friends. Remember this video? Love it . . . I need to make a new one. See people you recognize?

Time for the Push-Up Challenge

Oh, I know. We never feel the greatest this time of year. The guilt sets in, the dark sets in, and everything feels likes it’s setting (settling) in.

We’ve done this before. It’s simple! Commit to 100 push-ups a day for the entirepush up month of January. That’s it! I don’t mean, grind out 100 push-ups at once (well, you can). Break it up through-out your day. In your bathroom before work, during work, at home, at your child’s practice. 100 a day is super easy! These are chest-to-the-ground push ups. Here’s a video link to give you some variety.

If you’re in, click here:

Interested in working toward 100 consecutive push-ups? Well, there’s a training program out there. We’ll explore that in February and March. Here’s the link:


Time Change

Hear ye, Hear ye! 3 Announcements

School is closed this weekend. No boot camp this Saturday. HOWEVER, everyone is welcome to meet this Sunday at 3:30 for a walk/jog. Meet up at brick cschool closed time changehurch next to Foothills Bakery. Bring animals, kids, friends. It’s going to be nice. Then Monday night moves to 7pm due to school sports. We’ll switch back to 6:30pm in Feb.

We’ve been receiving more requests to bring back Thursdays. We’ll review our personal schedules and let everyone know.

Happy Thanksgiving! Hopefully, we’ll see many of you this Sunday for a group run/walk. Then on Mondays starting promptly at 7pm.

I’m thankful for my boot camp family. This is the best social gathering I’ve ever experienced. Wishing all of you wellness!


No More Thursdays Until September

No More Boot Camp on Thursdays until September.

Here’s the change to the 2015 Summer Schedule: Monday Evenings Only from 6:30-7:30pm and Saturday mornings at 8am. Fairfax Classes Located at the BFA-Fairfax School.

We apologize for removing Thursday for the summer. This is one of the busiest summers for everyone! We’ll revert back to Thursdays in September. See you Saturday!