Spotlight Sunday: Greg’s Amazing Transformation!

We have something very exciting to announce! We are starting a new series called “Spotlight Sunday’s” where we choose a client to share their story on our blog!
We are extremely excited to feature some of our awesome members of the CCBC Family and allow them to share their story and what has helped them along in their journey through fitness and life.
It’s also an awesome way to congratulate them on their accomplishments and inspire others who are wanting to make a change.
We truly appreciate each and every one of you, so this won’t be an easy decision to make in the coming weeks, but we’re up for the challenge!
For our very first “Spotlight Sunday” we’ve chose Greg Smith!
Greg has been training with the 7:30pm Crew for the past 8 months and always works his butt off and has seen some amazing results! gregbefore1He’s always pumped up for the day’s workout and keeps everybody motivated by encouraging them and leading by example.
Check out what Greg has to say in his own words below- enjoy!

Greg’s Story:

I started my 21 day trial membership with Mike at Capital City Boot Camps (CCBC) in January of 2013 due largely in part to the results of my last few physicals as well as the urging of my wife Kristy and my sister Pam. 
Do to my “diet” or lack thereof; I was overweight pushing 200lbs on 5’-5” frame and recently was placed on high blood pressure medicine.  I had no energy outside of work; breathing was becoming difficult when doing things such as walking up steps, walking short distances and working around our family farm.  I had gone from a 34” waist to a 38” waist in a few short years and was steadily moving up to the next pant size.  At the age of 45 I felt that I shouldn’t have issues like this.
My sister Pam had been a member at CCBC since September and kept encouraging me to try out boot camp.  Frankly I was scared at what I would find out about my physical condition and kept putting off joining for one reason or another.
Due to an upcoming family vacation in July to Cancun I decided to give CCBC a try.  I had seen the amazing transformation in my sister and realized that I had a few months to make a change.  I figured that I may be able to drop a few pounds and get in reasonable shape for the beach.  I had no idea that 4 weeks later I would have prepaid for a year’s membership at CCBC due to my own transformation both in body and mind that occurred in such a short time!
The road to where I currently am has not been easy to say the least.  When I first got started I had a condition called exercise induced asthma.  Basically breathing becomes difficult while working out.  I struggled with this for the first few months but the process that I used to get over this condition was challenging myself during each session and pushing myself to overcome it which I eventually did.
I remember during one of my first workouts I was having difficulty getting through it when Heather, another 7:30pm crew member noticed me struggling.  Heather came over and stood in front of me, she encouraged me to keep going and do the best I could.  Before I knew it we were done and doing our after workout stretches.  The encouragement I got from Heather during that workout inspired me to join CCBC.
All the members of the 7:30 class are an amazing group of people.  All are very encouraging, supportive and helpful.  The atmosphere in our class is reflective in the other classes I’ve attended as well; people want to be at boot camp!   
I have been with CCBC for 8 months now, I’ve lost 40lbs, dropped my cholesterol from 232 to 178 and recently have been taken off my high blood pressure medication.  Below are my results over the last several months to show the progress that can be made if you challenge yourself, stay determined, work hard and GET AFTER IT!
  • Dropped 6.5 inches in my waist
  • Lost 3.5 inches on my hips and chest in 4 months
  • Went from 195 pounds to 154 pounds in 8 months
I contribute the improvements I’ve made not only due to my hard work but largely to Mike’s dedication and ability in keeping the workouts interesting, challenging and genuinely caring about the people that attend his boot camps.
Mike has taught me how to lead a healthier life style through a balance of diet and exercise and that you must challenge yourself to get the results you desire.  His philosophy is not about losing weight just to be thin or lifting weights just to be ripped but about leading a healthy and fit lifestyle.
As a result of the last several months training with Mike and his assistant trainer Sarah I feel a thousand times better, I eat healthier, I exercise outside of boot camp on a regular basis and I feel my quality of life has substantially improved.
Thanks Mike and Sarah for your continued support, encouragement and dedication to all of us that attend Capital City Boot Camps!

Thank you Greg for sharing your story! Something Greg forgot to mention was how he caught the Obstacle Race bug! He has recently competed in the Warrior Dash along with some other awesome CCBC Family members and is signed up to do more this year! 



Please make sure to leave Greg a comment below for sharing his journey with us!

And if you’d like to try the same 21 Day Trial Greg did, just click the link below to transform your life  and start your journey to becoming our next success story!





Aaron Burgoa on September 1, 2013 at 10:16 pm says:

Awesome story Greg! I’d consider myself very athletic, but kind of in a phase where I might be just going through the motions. Your story is definitely motivation for me to Get After It… AGAIN! Thanks Greg and keep up the good work!

-Bootcamp Alum

Sarah Brown on September 2, 2013 at 8:27 am says:

Congratulations to Greg! I never would have guessed he only began his CCBC journey 8 mmonths ago! I really thought he was someone who’d been in amazing athletic shape his whole life. I’ve only dropped in on the 7:30 workouts occasionally but the level of effort Greg puts forth in each workout was always inspiring. He has a great spirit too–positive, encouraging and a great sense of humor!

Hanna on September 2, 2013 at 8:43 am says:

That is an awesome transformation story – thanks for sharing, Greg, and many congratulations on the hard work and its reward!

Greg Smith on September 2, 2013 at 5:15 pm says:

Thanks guys for your supportive comments. I greatly appreciate you taking time to post your thoughts and kind words! It’s been an amazing journey!
We all have our reasons why we attend boot camp and I can’t wait to read other crew members inspirational stories to see what has driven them to take on the challenge to better theirselves.

Stay positive, go the extra mile, challenge yourself and get it!!

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