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Tuscaloosa Adventure Boot Camp is AWESOME!! I am really seeing changes in my shape and muscle tone. Kim inspires me and encourages me to do things I never dreamed I could do! I have fun and actually feel guilty when I have to miss! I never thought anyone could motivate me like Kim has. THANK YOU KIM!!!

Suzi Bunn

"Wow! What can I say? Boot Camp has totally changed my life. As a heart transplant recipient I was never able to be as physically active like I wanted until later in life. Boot camp has been great to really get my in gear and motivate me to stay healthy and reach a level of fitness I never knew possible. I have been through 4 amazing camps and I can't wait to see what number 5 has in store! The women at camp really motivate you and Kim (the instructor) is so great about challenging you to do your best but also letting you work at your own pace. Loving new found health and wellness... and 19 pounds and 23 inches lost isn't too bad either!"

Tara Tinklepaugh

"Kim is awesome and class is never the same!  I am soon to be 67 years old so it doesn't matter your age or ability. Kim helps me push through each exercise and is committed to my success. If you want or need a change Tuscaloosa Adventure Boot Camp is where you need to look!"


"Joining Tuscaloosa Adventure Boot Camp was the best exercise decision I have ever made. People always ask me how I can get up that early every morning and my answer every time, without fail, is that I get up that early because I love going to boot camp and by 6:30 each morning my workout is done! The other thing I always get is that it is too expensive and I always say that I am paying a personal trainer, only in a group setting, who pushes me and makes me do exercises that I would never do at a gym. Also, the gym doesn’t care if I show up, but my boot camp trainer does! I must have joined a dozen health clubs over the years and I only showed up a few times – I have been a steady member of Tuscaloosa Adventure Boot Camp for almost 3 years. Like I said, best decision ever!!!"


"Far and away, the best thing about Tuscaloosa Adventure Boot Camp is the camaraderie between the campers. The atmosphere is very encouraging and supportive. No matter what your level of fitness, you will get a great workout every morning. The variety of exercises keeps class interesting and prevents the "gym rut" that typically comes with an exercise program. Exercising outside makes for a unique environment and provides a pleasant setting for something that people often consider unpleasant! It also shows you how you can get a great workout without a lot of special equipment and machines. Kim is an inspiring leader and very attentive to individual campers' needs."


"As a working mom, it is very hard to make time for yourself to exercise. With TABC, I can get my workout done and be back home before my husband and kids are awake! My exercise is done for the day! Amazingly, getting up earlier and working out gives me way more energy to tackle my day. TABC is made up of wonderful, supportive women who truly want to help everyone be in shape. Also, Kim is a great coach and does an awesome job mixing up the workouts. If you make this your new routine, you won’t regret it!"


Julie has lost many inches and pounds in Adventure Boot Camp but more importantly, she has changed her quality of life.

“If I ever had to run for my life…now I can!”


Stay tuned for Julie’s progress in 2010! 

I started working out with Mallory in October 2009, and it is literally the best decision I ever made. Not only have I lost many, many pounds and inches, but being part of Tuscaloosa Adventure Boot Camp boosted my confidence, my self-esteem, and my health. I've gained strength, endurance, agility, and balance, and I've met an incredible bunch of women along the way. There’s something new every morning. With such a supportive environment and fantastic instruction, I'm a "boot camper" for life!


I have to admit I was a little reluctant to begin an exercise program that had the words "Boot Camp" in it. I envisioned something a drill sergeant might have in mind, and I didn't think I was up to that kind of challenge at almost 60 years of age. It had been years since I had done any serious or consistent exercise.  However, since day one of Tuscaloosa Adventure Boot Camp, I have been sold on the merits of it and Mallory Cargile, its instructor.  I could tell after the first camp that my body was regaining muscle tone, my endurance was improving, and I was more energized throughout the day. I love that the hour between 5:30 and 6:30 a.m. is the quickest one of my day and begins my day with fun and fitness! 


I signed up for boot camp to help me get organized in the mornings! I have four kids and we were always running late in the mornings trying to get everyone dressed and ready for school. We would rush out the door, usually someone crying or screaming, running late as usual. It was mad chaos. I hated the start to my day! Now, just a mere four weeks later, everything has changed! I get up, get an amazing workout in, come home and get dressed all before the kids even get up! I then actually wake my kids up with plenty of time to all sit down and eat breakfast together, pack their lunches and walk out the door, calmly! My mornings have completely transformed. I haven’t even been late to work in four weeks! It’s amazing! The bonus to all this is that I am getting back into shape like I was in college! I saw amazing results the very first week! Mallory puts together a different workout everyday and everyone works at their own pace! Its so much fun and worth every penny! Oh, and I was one of those moms who said "I just can’t get up that early!" Well, I found out that not only could I get up that early but I found myself looking forward to it everyday and it’s really not that hard to do once you get in a routine! Plus, the way my day is now I could never go back to that chaos! I love everything about this camp! Thanks Mallory for helping me take back my mornings and get into amazing shape! I can’t wait for bikini season! :)


Tuscaloosa Adventure Boot Camp has been such a positive and rewarding experience for me. I do not consider myself a morning person, but waking up early is so much easier than I thought it was going to be and I love getting my workout in first I don't have to worry about trying to squeeze it in at the end of the day. Not to mention, my energy level though out the day has increased tremendously.    I have had several personal trainers over the past few years and they were all great, but I have enjoyed "Booty" Camp so much more.... I am seeing more/better results, I love the outdoor group setting, and you can't beat the price!  Come join us, I promise you won't regret it!


What I love about boot camp is that it is so much fun!! Mallory gives you a great workout and the time just flies! I know 5:30 a.m. sounds extremely early...but you get used to it and then you have your workout over by 6:30 in the morning! What a great feeling and a great way to start the day! I am so glad that I started boot camp! I feel better and have tons more energy! Every woman in Tuscaloosa should try it! Do it for yourself and your health and for the ones that you love and who love you!


For countless times over the years, I have tried to work out at home and at various gyms in t-town. I even hired a couple of different fitness trainers with little success. Mainly my own lack of motivation and  discipline kept me from achieving the results I wanted. Then fate intervened and while working out at yet another new gym, I heard the radio ad for Tuscaloosa Adventure Boot Camp. I’m amazed at my great results and more importantly, so is my husband!  It's not just the inches but my energy, strength and confidence have improved enormously. I couldn't jog 100 yards when I first started, and now I can run much longer distances. Amazingly, Mallory manages to make each class not only challenging but also interesting and fun.   I can't believe I look forward to them instead of dreading them like I normally would!  She is knowledgeable, passionate and truly takes an interest in her students. One day, when I tried to sneak out early, she made sure I had stretched (a key to preventing injury).   I highly recommend Mallory and Tuscaloosa Adventure Boot Camp to Everyone at Every fitness level. I cannot thank Mallory enough for her support and for re-energizing me and my life!!


Boot Camp has been a wonderful experience. I am on my 3rd camp and enjoy doing this for myself every day. I have more energy and sleep better. It is work, but you meet new people and encourage each other. Thank you Mallory! Love the results!!


I can't say enough good things about Tuscaloosa Boot Camp and Mallory Cargile. I originally signed up because I needed that extra push to prepare me for a challenging race towards the end of camp. Not only did I get that extra edge, but my fasting blood sugar levels have come down an average of 6-7 points which is outstanding!  I walk taller, and feel so much stronger. Each session is different, but each combines a mixture of very challenging cardio and strength training. The best part is each person can get great results no matter what her fitness level. Mallory expects the best out her girls and by the end of just one camp, each camper will demand the best out of themselves. Thank you, Mallory, for giving me a great jump start towards healthier lifestyle. "No excuses, just results!"


Adventure Boot Camp is awesome! In August of 2009, I had complete ACL surgery, with repairs on both meniscus. My physical trainer stressed to continue building the strength in my quad. Within the first 2 weeks I could feel a difference in my quad and how much stronger it was getting. This inspired me to continue and join another session. The strength in my quad continues to increase, so much now that I don't need to wear my knee brace anymore!! This camp offers so much versatility, ANYONE can be successful.


This fitness and weight loss program is honestly the best gift I have given myself. It is motivating, stimulating and challenging…everything my old routine lacked. It jumpstarts my day and I have met a wonderful group of women from all walks of life. I receive dedicated personal instruction – I couldn’t ask for anything more in an exercise program. You need to do this for yourself.

Kristin Daniels

I have somewhat of an unusual testimonial I thought I'd share with you. On Wednesday after our hike I had a dentist appointment to have a crown work up on a tooth that broke. My dentist is here in Yorba Linda, and her name is Caroline Dang.....she's a great dentist. She was drilling away on my tooth when the anesthetic started to wear off.....I motioned her, and she stopped and gave me another shot and continued. She still wasn't finished when I felt the pain coming back again.....she had to stop again and give me yet a third shot to numb me so she could finish. She couldn't understand why the medication was going through me so quickly because I had to have a crown once before and that didn't happen. I mentioned that I had just gone on a "climb up Mt. Everest" that morning and she said that was metabolism was running so high that the medication was running through my body faster than normal. She was was I!

I really enjoyed the hike....even though I am so badly out of shape, I just hung in there and made it to the everyone else.....and boy was that view gorgeous! I appreciate that you lag behind for us slower make us feel so good about ourselves.....I can't wait for next Wednesday's hike!

Thank you,
Barbara Taylor

I was completely bored with exercising. I have exercised my whole life and needed a change. It's great to be excited about my workout program again. I'm beginning by 3rd camp soon!

Pat Beckman, age 68

The Adventure Boot Camp is simply the best! I particularly like the variety of activities and the sense of fun that's built into the program. I really felt like I was getting the maximum benefit out of the program. I highly recommend the program to anyone wanting to improve their fitness and overall health.
Linda Landers

I have to admit I was a little skeptical about something entitled "Boot Camp". I envisioned a lot of yelling and not the most nurturing environment. However, since day one of camp, I have been nothing but thrilled to wake up and hang out with my newly acquainted friends. After two camps, I have learned so many new exercises that have stirred muscles I didn't know I had! The biggest change for me has occurred in my arms, hips and abs. I feel so much leaner and firm. I'm into a size 4 and my energy level has seen a significant boost. So, whether it's interval training with weights or yoga and Pilates, I look forward to every morning's new adventure.
Lisa M.

Wow! What can I say about Boot Camp. I can say so much I don't know where to begin. I am 32 years old and have tried many different things to try and get myself into shape. Including working out with a personal trainer that cost me ALOT of money and just ended up hurting my knees. When I thought about doing Boot Camp the idea of getting up to workout at 5:30 in the morning freaked me out a little. Well, I am currently involved in my second camp. After the first 4 week camp I noticed a difference in my body composition that I never had prior. I have never really had a weight problem, yet was never really toned either. My legs and butt were on the flabby side, and as I get older I noticed it getting worse. Right now I feel so good in my clothes - I can't believe it. People have noticed a change in my body. My hips had started getting little fat pockets on the sides and those are GONE! I am amazed at the results of the training that John gives us. Getting up and working out at 5:30 has been easy to adjust to and believe it or not, I have lots of energy throughout the day. I Love Camp and John Ellis is one of the nicest guys I know. He is not your typical arrogant personal trainer type guy. He is awesome. He is so knowledgeable and so helpful in the morning to everyone in the camp. I can't say enough good things about him. I I love camp and I love what is happening to my body as a result of it!

Thank you for the dedication to all of us! You are awesome!
Lisa Gray

In February of this year, I started my first boot camp with John Ellis, I must say I was a bit unsure of my strength and abilities. Could I even keep up? Boot Camp? I've been there before! In 1988 I left the United States Marine Corps after serving eight years and being in the best shape of my life. Now, I'm a 47 year old female, 50 pounds overweight and in the worst shape of my life. I allowed allowed the corporate demons to suck up my soul for the past 12 years. I have tried every diet in the book from Weight Watchers, Fit For Life, drugs and personal training - unsuccessfully. Now it was time for a rebirth and I knew boot camp would do it. But could I handle it 22 years later when waking up at 0430 is a challenge in itself . Well John Ellis makes sure everyone at camp finds their personal success as he lifts our spirits and demands that each of us embrace our personal strength to the best of our abilities. As this was accomplished so was a gradual physical, emotionaltal transformation. Now while attending my third boot camp, I am stronger, healthier, with noticeable increased energy levels and have dropped one dress size. I have achieved my personal goals and much more . My weight, I no longer worry about because I feel too good to be preoccupied my with negative thoughts. This is truly a life changing experience and if your ready for the commitment, join the journey, come aboard. If not, stay home and sleep your way through life! I did it for 12 years. :-) !!

Sempre Fi
Pat Ortegel

I have been away from a fitness lifestyle for years. I replaced fitness for watching my bottom lines grow. I saw John's ad and was compelled to act for two reasons: #1: it didn't sound like a sissy camp. #2: I had no time management rationalizations to use against exercising locally from 5:30-6:30am, a time slot previously reserved for snoring. What is the result? I have more energy and I am proud of myself for getting something started. I did not choose this program because of John's extensive credentials. Now that I have done this for two weeks, I know that it is his expertise at working different muscle groups every day & incorporating different exercises that has made the workout difficult, and yet possible for me. The variety keeps it fresh and makes it a total body workout. I would highly recommend this program for anyone seeking to rekindle their love for a fitness lifestyle.
Melinda, Coto de Caza

I arrived at boot camp overweight and out of shape - a true couch potato who loved food and hated exercise. But, I knew it was time for a change and John's boot camp sounded like just the cure. What I was really looking for was something to jump start me into better fitness and eating habits. What could be better than four weeks of intense fitness training with other women under the guidance of an experienced trainer? And the classes were great! The variety of activities and pace of the class made the hour fly by each day. Don't get me wrong, it was a lot of hard work. John pushed me harder than I would ever push myself working out alone. But he also allowed for the individual abilities of each participant. It didn't matter that I was the slowest or the weakest. What matters is that I worked at and improved at everything. And the results are impressive. During the four weeks, I lost eight pounds. I lost two inches each around my chest, waist, and hips. I also lost over one inch on each arm and leg. I improved my one mile run time by 10%. Plus, I have more energy than ever. Best of all, it has given me just the boost I was looking to attain. I'm now eating better, sleeping better, and exercising regularly. I have the hope and belief that I can continue my new fitness habits and my journey to a leaner and healthier me. And I'm looking forward to returning to future boot camps to challenge myself again.

Diana, RSM

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