GOING THE EXTRA MILE

At B.O.S.S. Fitness Studio, all of our participants are special to us. Each month, we feature ONE who we believe beat the odds or inspired us in a special way. Congratulations to all of them!

B.O.S.S. Fitness is a close-knit fitness community that provides the energy, motivation, inspiration and individual care you need to succeed!

Each month we feature a B.O.S.S. member who has shown tremendous growth, stamina of strength or overall lifestyle improvement. Check back each month to meet another member of our fitness family who has achieved awesome results! B.O.S.S. Fitness is more than just recreation, but a way of life! If you are interested in joining our B.O.S.S. community and the fitness fun, contact us today!


 ALLISON SHIVERS

When Al Came to B.O.S.S 8 months ago she came ready to get it! With her Apple Activity Watch set, Lululemon on, and her hair band in place, Al had a goal. And that goal was simply put, “Tone up, get in shape, drop a few lbs., decrease body fat, and did I mention tone up X2” Lol! She has done that and more by maximizing her B.O.S.S Hour and her B.O.S.S experience by pushing her body to personal limits, exercising almost every day, and sometimes twice a day! In addition to personal training Al also takes advantage of the classes, and is kicking butt in Cardio Kickboxing!

And we all know about Cardio Kickboxing

She has worked her way through Physical Therapy to deal with genetic knee problems! Al went from not being able to run more than a half mile to running 2 miles without knee pain no sweat!  Now that’s Bossed!

Allison is the true definition of Bodies Of Stamina and Strength! We can’t take away from the hard work, dedication and B.O.S.S perseverance it took to reach that goal to of being toned up x2  Ohhhh Yeaaaah!! That’s right, Allison. You made it to the Gun Show! Hello!

Way to get it Champ!

Results Do Matter Baby!!!!!!!!!!

DEBI JOHNSON

I started my weight loss journey 2 years ago, after realizing the only way I was going to change was by exercising. Over the years, I had tried the various fads like low-carb, diet pills, shakes and supplements with minimal or short lived results. Hey – I even joined gyms…but that only works if you actually go and work out. I was a fairly healthy eater, but looking back, I realize I allowed myself far too many “cheat meals”. Getting off my butt was the only way I was going to change my life. I decided to make an investment in myself by hiring a personal trainer, because I knew I needed help with accountability and support. I made a goal of losing 100 pounds, but in the back of my mind, I never really thought it was reachable. After a little over a year with my trainer, I was half way there, but stalled out. Even though I was still working out, I wasn’t losing any more weight. And when the pounds aren’t coming off, it’s so much easier to start to fall off the wagon.

Then my trainer told me she was moving out of state. I was devastated, and instantly thought “well, now I’m just going to gain it all back”. I immediately started looking for new personal trainers, knowing I still wouldn’t do it on my own and needed help. I found B.O.S.S. online, and was immediately drawn to what I saw, but I kept putting off calling. Then a co-worker who knew I was looking told me she’d just started at B.O.S.S. and LOVED it.  So I gave it a try. After trying out B.O.S.S., I immediately knew what had been missing from my old trainer…INTENSITY. I was pretty strong from working out for the last year, but my first few workouts (and pretty much every workout since) totally kicked my butt! But it was awesome! At B.O.S.S., I’m challenged every time I walk in the door. They’ve even got me running, and I’ve never been a runner. I don’t like running, but I can do it! The environment is so supportive, from the trainers to the other clients there. It helps me get through the final mile of a run or the last few minutes on the stairmaster of death. I’m stronger than ever, and even closer to my goal of 100 lbs. lost, and I may not stop there. The B.O.S.S. team and especially Taj, have truly helped me change my life and get my health and fitness under control. I love everyone there and look forward to what else we can accomplish together.

KRISTINA WORTHY

June of 2016 Kristina came into B.O.S.S. ready to get her fitness on with goals of getting stronger, weight loss, endurance, and overall health. We embarked on this journey having to fix a poor diet and fight for every pound lost because “Kris” doesn’t lose weight quick. We started simple: let’s get in shape ??! From June to now, we have punched, kicked, lifted, ran, done push-ups, sit-ups, stair master, walking lunges and more… We did our homework – meal logs, extra running, and cut down the eating out and drinking. We performed extra time on the stair master or treadmill for gaining on our weekly weigh-ins. All this while a bachelorette party took place, girls trip, and let’s not forget the 2 week get away to Asia. If we throw the 21 Day Challenge in there somewhere we wouldn’t be lying. Kristina has given a 100 percent effort towards her fitness, and when I say a 100% her B.O.S.S. Hour is packed with tons of humor and her trainers calling her name consistently. The fight for the 21 pounds Kris has lost was a fight for everyone ?. Our community notices the change in Kris, and yes, she thinks she is all that because her body fat is reduced, strength is up, and yes, her endurance has reached a level where she can perform her workout and talk the whole time ?. Kris, we are super excited about your success. Can’t wait to see the next challenge on your agenda…another 10 pounds. Let’s Go Kris – Results Do Matter.


CADASA SHELLOW
I started to feel burned out trying to juggle work and being a first time mother. I noticed a difference in my weight gain and integrity of work and at that point I knew it was time for a change. I jumped back into working out with BOSS after an 18-month hiatus. It was hard but I refused to stop even with a shoulder and foot injury. I persevered, created more mental energy, and balance began to return back into my life.

Starting back working out has been a life motivator and I love the results. Now, six months later and 35 pounds down, here I am feeling wonderful and able to keep up with my toddler. I appreciate the push I receive from the most amazing trainers Taj and James. Results Do Matter!Thank you so much!

MATT ANDERSON
Results do matter! As do hard work, perseverance, determination, and motivation. After reconstructive knee surgery in January 2016 to repair a torn ACL, I spent the next 3-4 months unable to do any cardio and particularly no running. I continued to work out at B.O.S.S. with the main focus on lifting and my upper body and at the same time performing grueling leg exercises for an hour each day. It was tough!!

I gradually eased back into running but only for 5 to 10 minutes at a time. When fully cleared for running, I had minimal stamina and endurance and could barely run 2-3 miles. I started playing basketball again 6 months removed from surgery and Taj continued to push me hard at the gym.

In addition to my weekly workouts, I conditioned on my own several times per week and continued to build my stamina. After a full year of very hard work and lots of perseverance, I just completed my first half marathon in 1:57 at a pace of 8:57 per mile. This goes to show that results do matter! I worked extremely hard over the past year to get to this point and I give my man Taj (Please!) lots of credit for pushing me at the gym and helping me get to where I am today.

SCOTT BOISVERT
Decided back in November that I needed to lose some weight. Tried some of those shakes and eating healthier. Lost some weight, about 15 pounds, but I was still wearing the same 38″ waist pants. They were a little loose, but not much difference.

Stopped losing weight, and my buddy Ken kept telling me about B.O.S.S. and his personal trainer James. I’ve tried personal trainers before and never lasted more than a couple weeks because their workouts were all the same and boring. But Ken kept pushing me and I finally gave in and set up an appointment with James.

Best decision I’ve ever made. The workouts are by far not easy, but they are never the same. James mixes it up and his unique motivational style has kept me coming back. Can’t forget to mention Taj, another motivator at B.O.S.S., his core and more class has been a huge help in my progress. I’m now down from a 38″ pants waist to a 32″ and I’m in better shape than I was in high school.

Physically I feel 110% better than when I stepped through the door back in March and I know I look better too. Still have some work ahead, but I look forward to it. Results Do Matter! Thanks Guys!


SARAH TAPYRIK
I joined Boss Fitness over a year ago – at a time when I neded a lot of help with staying motivated to workout, eat healthier and just feel better in general. I definitely found the right place! James and Taj approach every work out with unbelievable amounts of energy which certainly helps inspire me to give 100%. No matter what time I go in for my work- outs, from early mornings to the hour before closing, the pounding music and high fives that greet me put a smile on my face and make even the stairmaster seem bearable; my music preferences have even been acknowledged and some Bruce Springsteen (THE Boss) songs made it to the playlist! While weight loss was my initial goal (and there have been pounds and inches lost) ,I’ve found that being strong and fit and healthy is an even beter feling! I have always enjoyed traveling and I went on a wonderful and active trip this past spring, hiking along the coast of Portugal. I also got back into triathlons and placed first in a team Olympic distance triathlon relay (I did the mile swim) and completed the Ros TriFitChallenge sprint distance (.45 mile swim, 13 mile bike and a 5kr un) triathlon, beating Taj in the proces. I couldn’t have asked for a better gym and I’m so grateful for the training and friendships I found at B.O.S.S Fitnes. Results Do Matter!

BIG JOHN
When you talk commitment and supporting a community! We have to mention Big John… This guy has been a part of the B.O.S.S. Community for 7 years! Johnny has run marathons, lifted all the weights in the studio, supported events, and the most encouraging characteristic about Johnny is how he shows so much support for other members. Johnny tries his best to keep a warm smile and a welcoming demeanor. Johnny represents exactly what a member of the B.O.S.S. Community is. Results come in so many forms and honoring someone for being an ambassador of our community outweighs the scale, tape measure, and body fat machine -even with his weight loss and the shaping and building. Johnny continues to remain in great shape by being on time and never skipping on a workout. Johnny, from the bottom of our heart, we appreciate you and we hope you continue to bring your positive energy to our community for years to come. Thank you bro!

AMY FLOWERS
How do you honor someone who has fought cancer, ran their first 5k, got back into shape, lost the weight gained through their struggles and let’s not forget the size 6 dress? Ms. Amy is like a hero. We didn’t fight against each other, we fought together. With all the work she does in her career! Lifting, squatting and directing, it was paramount that Amy have her strength and endurance to remain relevant for herself and the folks counting on Amy to handle priceless pieces of art in a professional and timely manner.

A Kick Butt Award and Member of the Month award does not do Ms. Amy any justice for the strength she had to have in order to beat cancer. Myself, I am truly honored to have gotten to know someone who has faced something so foreign to me. Ms. Amy, this Member of the Month and Kick Butt Award is for you! All of us here at B.O.S.S. give you our unique greeting, goodbye, and celebration: A BIG HIGH FIVE! BOOM, Results are everything!


ROBYN HOOKS
Results are not always measured by numbers. Results can be measured by setting a goal and accomplishing that goal. Ms. Robyn has not only accomplished her goals, but has achieved much more than she even thought was possible! When Ms. Robyn came to B.O.S.S., she was still in physical therapy for a knee replacement. She had developed a mistrust in her own abilities and even doubted whether B.O.S.S could help her. She told us what she couldn’t do, what she was going to do, and why she couldn’t get there. She needed to know that B.O.S.S would not hurt her and that we were the place to bring her back! We needed to earn her trust.

Her goal was to walk and sit long periods without pain and to be able to do at least some of the activities that she used to do. Ms. Robyn has exceeded her goals. She now runs on the treadmill and does the Stairmaster on non-training days and attends classes with little to no knee pain.

Ms. Robyn says she passes a few gyms on her way to B.O.S.S each morning but she comes to us because we care and “you guys are friendly.” We appreciate you and keep up the hard work Robyn!

DIAMOND LONG

Diamond Long has been at B.O.S.S. off and on for about 4 years! This woman is a fighter. She has struggled with her weight all her life. Exercise and fitness are not things that her family and friends are accustomed to! Diamond faced this challenge with her weight without the support of the people in her life. When you have no support other than Your B.O.S.S. family, it is easy to lose sight of what it is you want to accomplish!

Diamond had to leave behind the person she was to become who she is! When training, Diamond will say “I don’t want to do that,” but she pushes through to get it done because she knows diet and exercise are the keys to accomplish what she wants in her heart. That was what kept her going through the ups and downs and finally, success! 49 lbs and 8% body fat later shows that her stick-to-it-ness has yielded some big results! Diamond, continue to fight for your goals! Failure along the way doesn’t mean you’ve failed. It just means you’re not done yet.


TROY PLUMMER

WHAT! Troy, Member of the Month. OH YEAH! Results really do matter. (haha) I know this may come to a shock to everyone, but Troy has really earned this honor. Over a year ago, Troy said he wanted to be on the wall. I quickly told him what he needed to do, and being honest, “I didn’t believe he would do it.” Troy has stuck with it. Forget the numbers, which are great. Troy slowed down his drinking and started paying more attention to his diet. Before we knew it, Troy was dropping pounds and starting to feel really good. Because the number I gave him was a huge one, it took him a year to reach it – talk about being consistent, determined, and focused. Troy is very loyal to the B.O.S.S. Community, and he is a huge part of it. We hate to see him coming, and we love to see him go. No matter which way, Troy keeps that big ol’ smile on his face. Congrats bro, you earned this one. A slim & trim 225 pounds. Now that’s B.O.S.S.’D #bosshour #resultsdomatter