Becoming Healthy and Fit During Retirement

By Renee S.

Recently having retired from employment, it feels pretty awesome to focus on taking care of me 24/7, enjoying the family, friends, community, and more importantly, just being at home.  Walter’s Virtual Bootcamp and Coaching has enabled me to get a good running start!  Through the daily workout offerings, one-on-one coaching sessions with Walter, specialty training programs and retreats, I’m healthier, stronger and equipped with the confidence to embrace the coming new year and beyond.

I am now down 30 pounds. Retirement thus far feels like an endless weekend!  Thanks to Walter and his team of professionals, I’m at my best and most authentic self. 

My Health and Fitness Success Through Virtual Bootcamp

By Ruth S.

I first met Walter when I did small group training to prepare for my first 5K at 50.  I really liked his training style and never thought I would be able to do it successfully. But with his help, I finished and was really happy with my time.  I moved from the area and was no longer able to continue training with Walter and started working out at local gym. And then when COVID hit, I wasn’t doing much at all to keep myself in shape. 

Patti my friend, gym training buddy, and 5K running partner reached out to me in September and told me about Walter’s Virtual BootCamp. I took the first class and realized just how long it had been. Even with walking 3 – 5 miles a day, it was no comparison to how I felt after the first class. I decided to join and have been attending on average four classes a week. I have seen a significant change in my stress level and endurance. I lost about five pounds but feel so much stronger and healthier and regret not taking any measurements prior to starting.  I love the classes and the flexibility! If I can’t make a class, the recorded sessions are available at my convenience. Thank you Walter for offering this!

I Lost 16 Pounds from the Cleanse, Lean Body, and Virtual Bootcamp

By Reena S.

I lost about 5 pounds in the first 10 day cleanse. During the lean body program, I saw a few things happen.  The first was that I lost about 4 additional pounds, but then I also found myself being stronger.   I noticed that my back and knees were hurting a lot less and I had a lot more endurance to do more physical activity with my kids.

The walking challenge forced me to increase the number of workouts.  Before the walking challenge, I was working out 3-4 days a week, but I increased the number of days that I was working out to 5-6 days a week.  Even though the challenge has ended, I have continued to work towards the 10k step goal (minimally) daily.

Walter’s coaching program helped me navigate through any challenges that I had run into related to exercise or diet.  It helped me determine what changes I needed to make to keep losing weight.

I started the Virtual Bootcamp program in the June.  In total, I have lost roughly 16 pounds and have dropped a dress and clothing size.  There are several benefits to the virtual boot camp.  As a working mother of two little kids, I find that I have a lot more flexibility when it comes to the timing around the virtual bootcamp.  There are morning options as well as evening options for attending the bootcamp. There are also recorded sessions that I can do on my own time.  I also like the fact that I can do them in my home during this pandemic.  I have even been able to get my kids to attend some of the virtual bootcamps.

I hope to continue this weight loss and health journey that I have started until I reach my goal weight.

Virtual Bootcamp and Coaching Has Become My Life-Saver During COVID-19

By Renee S.

Lost 25 Pounds

The results I achieved from the 10 day cleanse and 14 day lean body included developing a regimen of eating healthy, working out five to six days a week (even when I didn’t always feel like it) and making small sacrifices to achieve the weight loss.  Both programs enabled me to lose a solid 25 pounds.

The Walking challenge gave me the competitive advantage to do a minimum of 10,000 steps per day.  I was encouraged when viewing how others in the challenge were doing.  Even though The Walking challenge has concluded, I found it necessary to walk everyday come rain or come shine.  I chuckle still at having walked 110 miles.

 The coaching program was the asset that I enjoyed probably most of all because it allowed me to have a direct contact with Walter to talk about specific needs that I did not want to bring up in the group calls.  I’ve been doing the virtual boot camp since COVID-19 arrived on the scene in late March.  Fortunately, I have been tele-working and it was much conducive to workout at the scheduled times.  In general, I am more physically fit, slimmer, and stronger.  In past workouts with Walter, I rarely sweat. But now sweating is profuse and welcomed! 

My wellness physician reinforces that me exercising regularly, walking, and strength training attributes to increasing the body’s natural virus-killing cells.  It is one of the proven ways to keep the body symptom-free!

One benefit of doing virtual bootcamp is accessibility to the trainer.  Although, I am not “big” on being on-camera, I know that it connects me with the trainer and the other participants.  Walter is able to view how I’m doing and to provide encouragement and feedback. Since CODVID-19, virtual bootcamp has and continues to be a life-saver.

The Best and Safe Alternative for Our Fitness Success: 10 Day Cleanse, Lean Body Program, & Virtual Bootcamp

By Patty W.

The 10-day cleanse help jumpstart me and Craig’s journey.  We lost 4-6 pounds each within 10 days. After finishing the cleanse, we signed up for the 14 Day Lean Body Program. This program helped us with some weight loss, but more importantly reinforced a cleaner eating routine. Walter’s coaching in both programs kept us accountable. We knew that when we were scheduled to talk with him, we needed to give a good report. If we practiced sabotaging eating behaviors or missed workouts, Walter would help us develop solutions and strategies to overcome struggles for the upcoming week.

Along with joining the 10 Day Cleanse and Lean Body Programs, we participated in Virtual Bootcamp. We have been doing the Virtual Bootcamp since day 1 of Walter starting the program. With the pandemic shutting down the gyms, this was the best and most safe alternative for us.  We love the flexibility of it.  If we miss a live session, we can always catch it on demand and fit it into our day. No excuses!

There are so many benefits from doing Virtual Bootcamp. The well-rounded HIIT workout program helps keep our weight off. If you are just starting out, this may be a great way to test the waters and get yourself into an exercise routine. For me, I think Personal Training is still important and can be used for targeting certain areas of the body or getting ready for an event – like a 5K.   That is how I originally got started with Walter like 6 years ago — a “Couch to 5K” program!  Now he’s stuck with us! Thus far, I’m down 16 pounds and two sizes in the waist. Craig lost 18 pounds and 2 inches from the waist.