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‘Working out hasn’t been this much fun since… well it has never been this much fun! Yun Boot Camps are the perfect way to get the exercise I need without having to deal with the monotony of going to the gym. I used to dread working out before because I found the machines at the gym to be so boring; now I actually look forward to the days I have bootcamp.
‘In my young adult life, I was never really a workout person. I enjoyed walking but that was about it. I was a bit intimidated the first day going to boot camp class. I wasn’t really sure if I was going to be able to handle the workout. Now three years later, it is a part of my everyday life and actually consider it a hobby of mine. If I can’t go to class in the evening, I am sure to wake up to be at the 5:15 am class. Are there days I don’t want to go, absolutely, but when I miss it actually throws my entire day off. At 31, I feel that I am the most physically fit I have ever been. Since I have joined this class, I have picked up jogging which is something I was never able to do before, I watch and know what food I am putting into my mouth, and I now ACTUALLY enjoy working out and look forward to being part of a class with wonderful people. Thank you Jason Yun.’
‘I am just finishing my first month of Yun Bootcamps, and I love it… First, I am so proud that I followed through with the first phase going three times a week (never missing a class!). Over the years, I have joined numerous gyms with every intention of going and getting healthy. I would start strong, and then find every excuse there was not to go. After 4 weeks of Yun Bootcamps, I feel energized, and I find myself looking forward to my workouts. My days of excuses have FINALLY ended. I would recommend this training for everybody. I look back at my first two classes, and I could barely walk into my house after my workout. Now, when I leave class I have so much energy the last thing I want to do is go home and land on the couch. My initial goal of this class was to lose weight, but what I have gained mentally is more than I could have ever dreamed up. Jason-Thanks for all that you do!’
‘…I used to be a runway model in Cleveland and took great pride in my appearance. I worked out twice a day, monitored my eating habits and as a result I looked pretty darn good. Well add a few years and a few 9 or 10 pound babies and WOW. It did not help matters that I was completely delusional. I honestly believed that I gained 50lbs in less than a year. Looking back I realized it was the little lies I told myself and then began to accept them as truth. I just had a 10lb baby, it’s baby fat, I’m tall I can carry 150 no problem, maybe even 160. When the scale “suddenly” jumped to 180, 190 (which I honestly have no recollection) pushing 200 I started having my doctors test my thyroid, test for diabetes, twice, come on WebMD help me out, anything that could explain away this “sudden” weight gain. I stopped looking in mirrors and became horrified at the thought of anyone taking a picture of me…but wait that is not me…that cannot be me. Then while training for my next half marathon and gup test for Tae Kwon Do the docs said I managed to develop osteoarthritis in my right knee. Everything stopped and came into clear view. I’m sure the extra 50 lbs. pounding on my 40 plus year old knees did not help matters. Not to mention that for some reason I believed I could eat whatever I wanted whenever I wanted. Reality has a way of slapping you in the face like a 20 lb. kettle bell. I then decided something had to change. I started first with diet because one I believed that was the root of my problems and two I was terrified of my knees failing me completely completely. I took a risk with Yun bootcamps. Hey it was free and free is always good, right? Funny thing is in two weeks this non-morning person found herself craving these crazy 6AM bootcamps. My internal clock reset itself and now I am up (not quite awake) at 5AM prepping for my workout and not quite sure what to do at that odd hour the other 4 days a week. I have now lost a total of 19lbs, still looking for that 145 lb. high school kid that did not know what she had. No matter what my docs say I think these almost 43 year old knees have at least one marathon in them and a few more halfs. I guess only time will tell and with that my knees and I will continue to push forward.’
My name is Laurie. I have tried Curves in the past along with a couple other fitness centers. I must say The class we took was 3 days a week and in that time we both are more firm. The really tight jeans I wear are now very comfortable. In that short of time I noticed a difference. I want to lose weight but my first goal is to firm up. And I know muscle is weight, but if you look firm and feel great I know the weight loss will come later at least for me.
-Laurie and Tom Decatur
‘My name is Rachael and I’m from Columbus. I decided to try out Yun’s Fitness Bootcamps because I was unsatisfied with the shape my body was in. I’ve always been pretty active, especially in long-distance running, and have never had weight issues, but after spending a year abroad, I had put on some pounds that I was ready to take off. I had exercised regularly even while I’d gained weight, so I knew I needed to find something that would exercise my body in new ways, complement my long-distance training and provide me with accountability.
I was a little worried that the bootcamps might push me beyond my capabilities, but at the same time I needed something tough that would tone me up. I gave the bootcamps a try. While they were challenging, they were manageable. After a little less than two phases of bootcamps, I’ve already noticed changes in my body. I’m beginning to fit back into those dresses and jeans I wore a year ago and can feel myself toning up and strengthening. I’ve especially noticed a more definition in my arms, which I tended to pay less attention to in the past. My endurance has also increased considerably per workout session, and in general, my energy level and mood have increased.
For those thinking of attending a bootcamp, I say give it a try. The first week or two is tough, but the instructors are encouraging and will show you fun and different exercises that suit your body. Because the sessions are only 45 minutes and offered at different times throughout the day, they are easy to fit into a busy schedule. Plus, it doesn’t take long to start reaping the benefits of the workouts. Especially be sure to pay attention to Jason’s fitness and nutrition articles. They provide great advice and encouragement for living a healthy lifestyle – not just engaging in a short-term diet.’
‘I’m so glad I started the Yun Fitness Bootcamp program over 3 months ago. I’ve always had a hard time disciplining myself to go to the gym regularly, but I really enjoy coming to bootcamp and always look forward to it after a long day! I, along with most people I’m sure, have a very hectic and always-changing schedule, but Jason offers everything from early morning to evening classes that I can usually find and attend a class despite schedule conflicts. In the past, my usual excuse to not work out is that “I’m too tired!” by evening, or “I have no time!”. With Yun Bootcamps however, I find myself much more energized after a workout, which leads me work more productively at night and sleep better too! Also, at only 45 minutes a class, I look forward to it as a welcomed break instead of an obligation. Not only do I feel much healthier and stronger, these classes are a great stress-reliever and I always leave happy!
Finally, I want to commend Jason for everything he does. Not only is he a great, motivational instructor, but the newsletters he writes are very informative and he does a very nice job of making things FUN! This includes everything from weekly “bootcamper of the week” and monthly prize drawings — woot!’
I just wanted to send you an e-mail to let you know how everything is going.
These past two weeks of bootcamp have been amazing, I absolutely love it! My trainer is such a nice gal and the location downtown Columbus is so convenient. I’m never pressured, I go at my own pace..which is working hard and giving all that I am capable of. When I leave I feel so relieved the rest of the day knowing that I got my butt kicked and a work out at the same time. Haha! My body feels amazing and there are times when I am sore, but never once have felt the urge to quit. I didn’t join because I was out of shape, I joined because I wanted the excitement and fun trying something new. The 45 minutes of intensity goes by so quickly, I’m not too sure where time goes? Well…I suppose when you’re having a good time, everything seems to fly by. I can’t wait to see what the next two weeks will bring me!!
Thanks for this opportunity. I love it!’
German Village, OH
Just wanted to say your work outs are truly motivating. I have done this since the end of April and was referred by a family member. I had tried dieting and other things but with working out and intense calorie counting i have lost 18 lbs so far and many inches. I totally forgot to measure inches before starting!! Wish i had though i went from a 10 to an 8. My goal is a 6 and about 130-135 lbs. I have 2 active children and this is perfect. Also being an asthamatic this has helped my need for not using my inhaler all the time.
‘Jason, your bootcamps are awesome! Everyday is something different and extremely challenging. I love it! I’ve been sore in places I never even knew I had. I feel more confident and definitely stronger. This is so much better than my boring gym routine. I can even fit into a pair of jeans I hadn’t worn in years. I can’t wait for the next one!’
‘I came into boot camp with mixed feelings, however it was one of the best decisions I ever made in regards to fitness. Not only have I lost weight and gained muscle, but feel better about myself. This is by far one of the best investments I made for my overall health and mental well-being. I’d recommend boot camps to anyone who is burned out with going to a gym or who wants to try something new and different. You won’t be disappointed! Jason puts together a solid program that challenges you while making it fun.’
‘I just started at Yun Bootcamps in the month of November. In one month’s time I felt incredible results. I feel much stronger, and I definitely can see a change in my attitude. Every class gets you pumped up, and each class is always different from the class before. I will continue with Yun Bootcamps to achieve my fitness goals. I would recommend the class to anyone trying to get fit, and that is tired of the same boring workouts at the gym.’
‘Yun Fitness Boot Camps are truly a workout. I thought I was in great shape, but some of the workouts really put me out of breath. Great workouts, with a very interesting and wide array of exercises. Being outdoors in the fresh air is much better than a stuffy gym. Two thumbs up!’
‘It is time for me. Away from the kids, the husband. Being outside clears my head. I feel so much stronger, not just physically but mentally too. Going twice a week keeps me motivated to exercise on my own & I am really watching what I eat. Not just to lose weight but to be healthy so that I am around for a long time to be there for my kids & my husband. Thank you, Jason, for motivating me, making me stronger & just making me better.
The workouts have helped a lot. My main goal in starting Jason’s Boot Camp was to lose weight, and improve my overall health. I’ve already seen the difference, and it’s made me excited again to exercise. Having a different workout each session keeps things fun and allows everyone to learn new ways to get in shape. Thanks for the kick start, Jason!
‘Thanks, Yun! The workouts you designed are great. I love the variety I get to do each day. I’ve even incorporated some of the exercises into my other workouts at the gym. I can already see and feel the difference with my body. My endurance level has skyrocketed! Which was surprising, cause I thought it would decrease with your style of training, but it’s a complete opposite. Thanks again!’
‘Jason: I wanted to let you know that I’ve thought long and hard about writing something. I started your boot camp a couple of months ago on a free trial basis at the recommendation of my long time friend. I thought she was crazy for trying it and I thought I was even crazier for listening to her. I was nervous about starting a new program and fearful of not being able to keep up with everyone else, fearful of being ridiculed and fearful of being yelled at. After completion of my first day, I experienced none of these feelings. By the end of the first week I was a believer. I’m over 50 and have been a member at another gym for the past 4 years. During the past 4 years I’ve done cardio only and have seen little or no results. I had convinced myself that I was doing the right thing for my heart by doing cardio (both of my parents died of heart attacks relatively early in life) when in essence I was not seeing any changes in my body shape not to mention that I did not have one ounce of upper body strength. I now have some definition in my arms that I have never seen before. When I started your boot camp there were exercises that I never believed that I would ever be able to do. I can now not only do them but do them more effectively, efficiently and expeditiously. The weights that I used in the first few weeks are now being increased. I am seeing other results as well as I’m fitting into jeans that have been hanging in my closet for a year. Your approach, technique and demeanor are very effective and your boot camp is proof that not all boot camps are created equally. I am thankful for my friend who pushed me to come with her and even more thankful to be a member at Yun Boot Camps.’
(Added July 17th)
Thanks so much, not just for the card, but for also being the one to help me start off my path to a healthier lifestyle! When I joined your camp (or maybe right before), I weighed close to 230 lbs., and now I’m down to 180, and I dropped from a 36 in jean size to a 31! It’s also amazing to be able to shop at regular stores and wear mediums and smalls (even with slim fits!). I’m rambling, but the point is, I think what you’re doing is amazing, and you should definitely stick with it 🙂
‘When I get home from boot camp I am full of energy and happy. Energized until the next time.’
‘Really its excellent, feeling very good physically & mentally. Encouragement is a positive key for everything and (Jason’s camp) has it. Its time to thank you for your support to reach my goal in physical fitness. I learnt many new things in body weight fitness. Especially I learnt what to eat and what to not. I was 177 pounds before I joined yunbootcamp, but I am only 158 pounds now. I am very happy to write this email. I will be anticipating your support in future.’
‘This was the kick start I needed to get back on track! With the exercises I learned and the motivation gained, I feel confident I can complete my weightloss and fitness goals.’
Prograde Nutrition Testimonials
‘Here is my opinion on Prograde products. I absolutely love the taste of the meal replacement and the workout shake. This is the first product that I have tasted and liked, that I didn’t have to add extra ingredients to it to make it taste good. I give it a two thumbs up, or a rating of 10.
Just wanted to take a moment to express my appreciation for the Prograde Workout drink. I ordered my first two cannisters about two weeks into my first bootcamp and noticed a huge difference in my recovery time upon drinking it after each bootcamp. After running out for a couple of weeks, I finally ordered some and couldn’t wait until it arrived as I was feeling low on energy from being out of it. As a side note, I am lactose intolerent so I use 1/2 rice milk or almond milk and 1/2 water when I drink it. It tastes so good, I look forward to drinking it after workout. I also use 1 scoop prior to workout which keeps me going through the entire 45 minutes. I am still savoring the prograde cravers I ordered the first time and plan to purchase the women’s multi as soon as I use my current one up.
‘I just wanted to thank you for your newsletters and to let you know how helpful I find them. It is so great that you share your knowledge, training & enthusiasm. You are appreciated.
‘Hey Jason… Just wanted to let you know that I’ve really enjoyed your newsletters, they are very informative and helpful. Also, I’ve been lifting weights like you said to, and doing interval training, and I’m already starting to see results. It’s so awesome! I can’t believe I’ve been doing it wrong all this time, what a waste. Keep up the good work!
‘Jason, thanks for the email information you send out periodically. I know I have not signed up for any of your classes, I prefer to workout at home. With a 4 year old and a newborn, it just makes it easier to stick to a workout schedule… I do enjoy reading the information you send out. It is very informative and helpful. I am always looking for new ways to my workouts or nutrition!’
‘Hello Jason, I will say first and foremost, I always look forward to these news
‘Since I could not get to any of your classes, I have been reading the email instructions and using some as they fit into my day I have lost 14 pounds 15 inches in total and when I work out I don’t even get out of breath. Protein shakes for breakfast and lunch and sensible dinner treadmill every day except Sat with some kettle bell and dumbbells’