Catalyst 4 Fitness

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Real People Doing Great Things – Jen E

Real People. Real Progress. Real Fat Loss.

Since opening Catalyst 4 Fitness, I’ve had the opportunity to meet some incredible people.

Each has her/his own story, obstacles, and successes. One of these women is Jen Earls.


How long have we worked together? It’s been 2 years and 6 months.

How do you feel now? I feel great!

Have you lost weight or changed clothes’ sizes? I have lost weight and have gone down in clothing sizes. When I began Boot Camp I was in a size 16, almost going into an 18, and now depending on the brand, I can fit into a 6, 8, and 10. I don’t like my clothes tight so sometimes I choose to go up a size.

Are you stronger? Are you surprised at what you can do now? I am a lot stronger, and yes, I am very surprised what I can do now. I worked out in the yard a lot this Spring – mulching, pulling weeds, and raking – and I could do it without stopping. It was a lot easier than it had been in the past.

Do you have more endurance? I can now walk the 5 mile trail and add miles to it without a problem. The hills still kill me but I can do it without stopping a ton of times. When I’m on the treadmill or on the trail I can actually run some of it, so that makes me happy since I’m not a runner at all.

What would you tell others who are hesitant to start? I was scared to death when I started Boot Camp. My friends had asked me to join it, and I said “no way because it sounds too hard” and I didn’t think I could do it. I went anyway, and at first it was really hard but I never gave up.

What would you tell those who have just started and are struggling? Just keep at it because it does get a lot easier and you will feel a lot better. You will also be very proud of yourself after you do it for awhile.

Any other comments? I love Boot Camp, and have made some good friends. In my calendar, I have Boot Camp scheduled every Tuesday and Thursday, and people know not to schedule things for me on those nights because I won’t be there until I finish Boot Camp class. I do this for myself and I am so very happy that I started! This is my time and I am so glad that I am getting healthy. I still need to lose more weight and tone up certain areas of my body, and I know that takes a lot of hard work and determination. Thanks for keeping me motivated, and I’m glad I started taking your class!



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