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Are you a woman who just can’t find the TIME, ENERGY or
MOTIVATION to start or stick with an exercise program?

 

Are you STRUGGLING with a negative body image or SICK of constantly dieting?

 

Are you ready to make PERMANENT CHANGES for your health and well-being?

If you answered YES to any of these questions, then this is one of the most important pages you can read today!

 

 

 

My name is Kristen Poczulp and I’d like to share my story with you in hopes that you can see yourself somewhere in my story and see that this might be the place for you to start over….

 

I was always a skinny, active kid.  I was actually too skinny…. people would ask me if I was anorexic.  It bothered me a lot.  I’d cry to my mom, “I just want to gain weight.”  She reassuringly told me I would…. and I did when I hit puberty.

 

 I stopped doing things I loved because of my body image…

 

But doing so didn’t make me feel any better about myself.  I became acutely aware of my body and started to compare it to other girls.  My boobs were too small, my feet were ugly, my new filled out body felt fat, my thighs were bigger.  I even stopped asserting myself while playing sports because I didn’t want my thighs to jiggle – I WAS ONLY 14!

 

I struggled with this body concept all through my teens and twenties.  It got so bad that during my early twenties, I realized I had a really big problem with food.

 

At the time, I was working out excessively… 6 times per week for 1-1/2 to 2 hours per day.  I ate only fat-free foods during the day (yes, this was in the 90′s during the fat-free craze).  At this point, I was at an all-time low – I hated my body and I started abusing it in hopes that I could change it.

 

I would ‘diet’ all day and then at night I would binge on anything that I denied myself during the day…. mostly sweets.  Cookies, pies, decadent chocolate torts.  And then, hating myself for the binge (and failing at my ‘diet’), I’d take laxatives to try and un-do the damage.

 

I was obsessed with food.  I thought about it every waking moment.  I thought about what I WASN’T ALLOWED to eat, what I SHOULD eat, what I SHOULDN’T have eaten…. I was never, ever present with my food and so I was never satisfied.

 

 I truly believe that I was on the brink of bulimia

 

I came across a book about emotional eating and I knew this was what I was doing.  The book changed my life forever.  It literally helped break me from my obsession with all things food and weight related.

 

This isn’t to say that was the end of my struggle with my body, but it WAS the end to my obsession with dieting, food and trying to be perfect.  Once I learned some tools to help me deal with my emotional eating, I was able to get to a place where I ate healthy foods BY CHOICE.  This is a big distinction because what I learned is that for EVERY DIET there is an EQUAL AND OPPOSITE BINGE.

 

When we deny (diet) or restrict ourselves from certain foods because we fear they will “make us fat” we set ourselves up for a BINGE somewhere later on down the road.   This is why SO MANY WOMEN get into this trap of yo-yo dieting.  Diet then binge…. lose then gain (usually MORE than we lost before).  We end up hating ourselves for our apparent dieting failures when the truth is, it’s not our fault….

 

DIETING MAKES YOU FAT!

 

After applying the principles I learned from the book, I was able to FUEL my body with healthy, nutritious and energizing foods.  Foods that sustained my life and my workouts.  I do not binge.  I do not diet.

 

But I had a few more struggles with a negative body-image in my future….

 

I became pregnant with my first daughter in June 2007.  One of my concerns when I found out I was pregnant was about gaining weight. I was worried that the weight I would gain during pregnancy would NEVER come off. I was faced with my old body image demons from my youth and I truly believed I wouldn’t be able to lose the baby weight. I knew I was NOT going to be one of those women who sailed through pregnancy all thin and glowing.

 

And I was right … I was so sick during my first trimester that I think I actually LOST weight. And being that sick and tired made it impossible for me to exercise during my pregnancy. Once the morning (all-day) sickness subsided, I was elated. And I ate … and ate and ate and ate. Because finally I could. I gained most of my pregnancy weight in my second and third trimesters.

 

I gained 54 pounds during my first pregnancy (and about the same with my second)

 

Pregnancy 1

 (my “in progress” picture is below…)

 

When my first daughter was born in February 2008, I initially lost some weight, but I struggled with the last 20 pounds for about 7 months. Finally, in September of 2008 I decided to do something about the extra weight.

 

I got on a healthy nutrition program that helped kick my weight loss into high gear. I lost the last 20 pounds in about 3 months – it was very easy and I continue to eat this way now.  Notice I didn’t say that I worked out to lose this weight? This isn’t by mistake.

 

I DID NOT WORK OUT TO LOSE THE LAST 20 POUNDS OF BABY WEIGHT!

 

And here’s why (this is important because it really is at the heart of why I started this program)

 

When my daughter was born, I was working for a small company. At first, the thought of going back to work after she was born was devastating. All I wanted was to be with her. But then after finally going back to work, I adjusted to life as a working mom and after a while, I really wanted to get back in shape. It was one thing to lose the fat by diet, but I knew exercise would give me more energy and make me feel great. Plus, my body REALLY needed some work after childbirth!

 

As a working mom, I didn’t want to spend any more time away from my daughter

 

I had such limited time to spend with my new daughter, I couldn’t imagine going to the gym after work. After being away from her all day, all I wanted to do was pick her up from day care so I could spend some time with her before putting her to bed for the night. I quite literally had a few hours in the morning and at night to be with her and I wasn’t willing to give any of that up.

 

I really wanted to meet other women just like me

 

So I searched around on the internet and thought about doing one of those stroller fitness programs – where you take your baby to work out with you.

 

But those programs don’t offer any early morning classes – they’re geared more toward the stay at home mom with classes that start at 9:00 or 10:00 in the morning. I knew I couldn’t take my daughter to a GYM day care center (come on, are you serious?). So, I just started walking during my lunch hour at work – better than nothing but I knew it was NOT the kind of workout I needed to get my pre-pregnancy body back.

 

See, I had been a personal trainer and bootcamp instructor before and I started thinking back to when I was in AMAZING shape. I remembered how strong I was and how much energy I had and how many clients I had helped achieve PHENOMENAL fitness results. The feeling was unbelievable – to be in that kind of shape, to be strong and healthy and fit. I was at a point in my career and my life where I knew …

 

…I needed to make a positive, healthy and lasting change.

 

I wanted more balance between work and family AND I wanted to get back into AWESOME shape! And I knew I couldn’t be the only woman who was struggling with these things. I thought there had to be so many more women just like me who work (or even ones who don’t) that needed an early morning kick-butt workout program to help them get into amazing shape. The only time I knew wouldn’t cut into my time with my daughter and be feasible for me was BEFORE SHE EVEN WOKE UP!

 

So, I started Balanced Body Bootcamp

 

As an ex-fitness professional, I already knew what I was doing so I got re-certified as a Personal Trainer and got started designing this program. I took the best of circuits, intervals, metabolic training and functional fitness and designed the ultimate butt-kicking, motivating, super-fun bootcamp for busy women.

 

I grabbed a group of my friends and started testing my bootcamp workouts on them AND on me! I trained all of them for free to test out my high-intensity interval workouts and lo and behold - THEY LOVED IT!  They all got amazing results,  got stronger and leaner, had tons more energy and felt better in their bodies (and so did I).

 

But don’t take my word for it… let THEM tell you!

Renea H.
“I was in the “pilot” bootcamp for 8 weeks, and it was the most amazing fitness program that I have ever done. Kristen is an awesome trainer and she isn’t afraid to make you work it! She is so enthusiastic about each of the workouts and her excitement is contagious. Kristen you ROCK!”

Dena F.
“I have been an athlete all my life. I have always been into fitness and have lead an over all healthy life style. Because I spent so many years being worked out by track and swim coaches I really thought I knew all there was to know about “working out”…boy was I wrong!” 

Carly M.
“I just completed 8 weeks of Balanced Body Bootcamp and have seen incredible results! I have become stronger, leaner and lighter! Getting my workout done in the morning is incredibly rewarding and provides me the energy I need for my busy work/family life.”

Kristin R.
“I LOVE the camaraderie – I would hate to be out at 5:30am with a bunch of people I don’t like. I have committed to bootcamp and making that commitment to others makes me HAVE to be accountable. The program is a perfect fit for what I am looking for!”

 

I know how hard it is to work out when you have a busy life

 

Now I thought about just having a bootcamp like all the others – open to men AND women. But I also knew that I had this connection with other women who were struggling with finding time for themselves. I wanted to help women because so many times we put others before ourselves.

 

I KNEW if it was this hard for ME to fit exercise back into my life (and I was an ex-fitness professional) then many more women were probably feeling the same way. Look at me! It took me almost a full year after having my daughter and gaining all that weight to begin exercising again.  So, I got back on the workout train and dedicated myself to HELPING OTHER WOMEN get fit, healthy and balanced.

 

One of the things that I realized after helping so many women get more fit and healthy is that so many of my clients were still carrying around these ideas that in order for them to be OK, they needed to be thin.  It started bringing me back to my compulsive eating days as I watched women focusing ONLY on their weight and finding that they were never REALLY happy with it –  no matter how thin they got.

 

I decided to make our program DIFFERENT… so I started a movement

 

I call it the GAIN DON’T LOSE movement.  I encourage all of my clients to focus on something they can gain as opposed to only weight they can lose…  These things could be:

 

  • An increase in the number of pushups they can do on their TOES!
  • A faster pace on their mile run
  • More weight that they can squat
  • More lunges they can do
  • A challenge that is BIGGER than any weight loss could ever be

 

Whatever motivates them and makes them feel empowered in their bodiies!  And that’s what is different about our program.

 

We take the focus off of our client’s weight and put it on something empowering, positive and life-altering.  We help to push our clients toward a physical accomplishment.  When you start focusing on the positive, you lose the negative.  When you train for something, the weight will naturally come off.  You will be a better, more well-rounded person.  You will be stronger – physically as well as emotionally and mentally.

 

That is who we are and here’s what you get in our program…

 

  • Accountability - Nothing will work unless you do but being a part of this AMAZING group of women ensures you show up and DO the workouts! We ensure you do them in the best manner possible. This combination leads to your success!
  • Access to the most CUTTING-EDGE and effective workouts in your neighborhood and some of the BEST and most encouraging trainers in the industry. We combine science with proven workout techniques so you can accomplish your goals!
  • Consistency - No need to worry about FORGOTTEN “New Year’s Resolutions” (57% of the US population who starts working out on their own, quits within 60 days) We make sure that won’t be you!
  • Fun Workouts - We mix humor, music and constantly moving circuit and interval exercise formats to keep you burning the ultimate number of calories and having so much fun doing it. Our AVERAGE workout burns anywhere from 400-700 calories in an hour!
  • Nutritional Guidance - We had a Registered Dietician design a sound nutrition plan for you. Just a few small tweaks to your diet can make all the difference in giving you the energy you need to meet your physical goals.  And it’s not even that difficult!
  • Coaching - Encouragement, guidance, motivation and sometimes a kick in the butt! Even the most seasoned athletes need a coach. Get superior results because of superior support!
  • A program that WORKS! - Ever been to the gym and just thought, “I have no idea what I’m doing!” Well we DO know what we’re doing. You don’t even have to think about it. We will push you further than you can possibly push yourself. Don’t do it alone – we can help!

And here’s what will happen…

 

  • Naturally lose weight by shifting your focus - When you work toward a goal that is beyond what your body merely looks like, you start to behave and in a way that’s in line with your goals.  Of course our workouts will help you burn calories DURING & AFTER, but keeping the focus on your new accomplishments makes the workouts mean something more.  We believe this is the method to long-lasting success and a positive self-image.
  • Build muscle and strength - Our programming is designed to get you strong and lean and having TONS more energy. In our program, you’ll soon be feeling strong, fit and energetic in a matter of weeks!
  • Improve your mood - Exercise combats depression and helps beat stress. And OUR program will kick it in the pants!
  • Increase energy - When you condition the body in the way our program does, it generates energy for you. You will no longer feel fatigued and worn out. You’ll feel invigorated and energized.
  • Fight (or even eliminate) chronic disease - High blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes and osteoporosis can all be combated with regular and consistent exercise and proper nutrition.
  • Empower yourself - Working toward and reaching your physical goals will naturally make you stronger, leaner and more fit.  Being able to tell your friends you can “do 40 push-ups on your toes” … now THAT’S empowering!

 

What kind of women are PERFECT for our program?

We know the kind of person who’s perfect for this program (and who it’s NOT for). If you…

 

• Are SUPER busy with life… school, work, kids, family

• Don’t have HOURS to spend in the gym

• Don’t have loads of money to spend on a Personal Trainer

• Are tired of dieting and hating your body

• Don’t really know what you’re doing in the gym

• Have plateaud in your current workout routine

• Are ready and willing to finally do some hard work to get strong and lean

• Need that push to break through mental barriers around your body

• Want to feel strong, fit and empowered

• Like being part of a group

 

… Then you’re a PERFECT candidate for Balanced Body Bootcamp!

But, if you…

 

• Don’t really care about feeling fit and strong

• Don’t like being part of a team (seriously, if you like being a solo athlete, this is NOT the program for you)

• Aren’t willing to do whatever it takes to get results

• Think that fad diets, energy drinks or pills are the way to your perfect body

• Are just not motivated to make lasting changes in your life

 

 

… then you aren’t the right match for our program.  And we’re OK with that!

 

Our program is not for everyone, but it’s perfect for some!  We are dedicated to our clients’ success. We take their health and wellness very seriously and put a lot of hard work into this program. We only take on clients who believe in our philosophy and those that are 100% willing to push past their comfort zone to reach for new and EMPOWERED health and fitness goals.

 

Now, you’re probably wondering how much our program costs

 

Well our bootcamp program isn’t the cheapest fitness option in town. We believe that you get what you pay for (quality trainers who design a unique workout for every class, motivation, accountability and group support in an indoor environment) and we’re confident that our clients get a more superior workout than they would if they just ‘went to the gym”

 

Let me tell you a little secret about GYMS…

(I know this because I’ve worked in a few as a trainer and also selling memberships)

 

Your typical gym owner DOES NOT CARE whether you get healthy or not. The business model of the gym is designed for the gym owner not the member. They get you all hyped up on joining, give you a low monthly fee to pay every month, and you think, “Yeah, this is great!  I’ll finally get back into shape. I’ll finally feel great about myself!”

 

And you may… for a while. But what inevitably happens, what happens to most people who “join the gym” is they DO go for a while, they DO see some results, they DO feel better. And then life happens. And it’s just YOU that’s ‘watching’ and if you feel like ‘hitting the snooze button on the alarm clock for just 5 more minutes’…

No one will notice if you DON’T show up to the gym!

 

And the WORST part about this is that YOU think you’re a failure. Let me tell you something…YOU’RE NOT THE PROBLEM, your fitness solution is. Even the most seasoned athlete needs a coach. We all need a team that is counting on us to be there. This accountability, along with a QUALIFIED, ENERGETIC and CARING trainer, will push you to finally achieve your fitness goals.

 

  • If you DON’T need accountability, motivation, camaraderie, professional instruction and fun in your workouts and you think you can accomplish your fitness goals on your own, then you truly DON’T need our bootcamp. Our clients work hard, sweat, laugh and get a great workout every time they come to camp. We have a LOT of fun, but we work our butts off (literally)!

 

  • Our trainers will push you when you think you can’t push yourself any further. Believe me, there will be days when you will NOT want to come to bootcamp. And then you’ll remember the fundamental difference that makes OUR BOOTCAMP SO AMAZING – that people (your soon to be friends and your trainer) WILL notice if you’re not there.

 

  • The accountability of the group, the knowledge, planning and care of the trainer and the commitment you make to yourself and the group is a WINNING FORMULA! This is why I’m so confident in this program and why I know you’ll reach your goals with Balanced Body Bootcamp.

 

Comparison Grid

“OK, so how much does your bootcamp cost and how do I get started?”

 

If I asked you to put a price tag on your health and longevity, what would your answer be? You only have one body and treating it right is priceless. I personally feel that taking care of our bodies through proper nutrition and regular exercise is like giving gratitude for your health. If you have a health body, one that is free of disease, my thinking is, why not work hard to keep it that way. Why not be grateful for it by taking care of it?

 

Since we agree that your health is priceless, let’s look at the cost of maintaining it…If you were to work with me privately you would pay $70 per hour. At three times a week, that’s $840 per month.

 

If you were to go for a budget solution such as a rookie Personal Trainer at your local gym {I call them “meat-heads”} you’d still end up paying around $400 per month (and this would be without any of the fun group workouts, friends, camaraderie and nutritional guidance like our program offers).

 

The good news is that you don’t have to pay anywhere near those rates to get and maintain your healthy body. You can get started with us for as little as $159 per month* (that equals $13.25 per hour), and all you have to do to get started is register for your free trial below.

 

Plus, you get a 30-day nutritional mean plan (breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks) created by a Registered Dietician along with a healthy eating guide and shopping list included in your bootcamp price. Valued at $189.00!

 

I am so confident that you will LOVE Balanced Body Bootcamp, you will see great results and you’ll have so much fun doing it, that if for any reason, you’re not 100% completely satisfied within the first 30 days, I will issue you a full refund… no hassles, no hard feelings.

There is NO RISK involved for you AT ALL so simply sign up for your FREE class to get started on a healthy, fit and energetic you!

 

But I have to be honest with you…

 

At Balanced Body Bootcamp we would love to help as many women as possible, but we can’t accept everyone. In order to provide the safest and most effective group training possible to our clients, we limit the number of spots in each of our bootcamps. As such, we fill up fast and many times need to run a wait list!

 

…At this very moment, you have 2 things you can do:

 

1. You can close this window and continue living your life the way you were … yo-yo dieting, NOT loving your body but desperately wishing for change. This may cause you to be in the same shape (or worse) next month and next year. You may just keep doing what you always do, which means you’ll keep getting the same results you’ve always gotten. While the most important thing you can do is to start on something new…and something that is proven AND GUARANTEED to work.

 

2. You can register online RIGHT NOW for your FREE CLASS and start on your journey to achieving some amazing fitness and health goals.

 

I hope to see you at bootcamp very soon!

 

Your best in health,

 

Kristen Poczulp

Owner, Balanced Body Bootcamp

 

P.S.  We do have open slots right now at both of our locations but we are running some pretty aggressive social marketing and word-of-mouth promotions so our camps are filling up fast. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to finally get a fit, strong, energetic and confident YOU!

*$159 per month rate is based on a 6-month commitment. Month-to-month agreements are $199 per month. Both options include the nutrition plan.

 

P.P.S.  Here are my “in progress” photos.  These pictures of me are at 41 years old, after 2 kids (my second was born when I was 40) – it takes LOTS of hard work and support… and that’s why we’re here.

 

One-legged squat reach

One-legged squat reach

 

 

Tuck jump at 41 years old

Tuck jump

If you want to get in touch with us before signing up for a free class, visit our contact us page and send us a message!

 

3 Comments

  1. Marilynn Carberry
    August 28, 2012, 10:54 am

    Before I purchase the 6 week program through Living Social, I’d like to try a free class. Is that okay?

  2. Avatar of Kristen Poczulp
    September 6, 2012, 2:47 pm

    Hi Marilynn!

    Sorry I didn’t see this sooner. Hopefully you purchased the Living Social deal but if not, please sign up for a free trial class on our site!

    Thanks,
    Kristen

  3. Avatar of Kristen Poczulp
    May 20, 2013, 11:08 am

    I use a Word Press theme called Super Massive.

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