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Team

 

RANDY BROWN

Founder & Coach

Hello! My name is Randy, and I used to weigh 274 pounds with about 44% body fat and had to take two breaths to tie each shoe. Yeah, being unhappy was an understatement. Today, I am 193 pounds with about 7.5% body fat and feel like a million bucks. I made a decision to start caring about myself and haven’t looked back ever since.

If it happened to me, it can happen to you. You see, a friend talked me into joining a fitness boot camp with him, and it literally changed my life. I didn’t want to do it at first, but I did. I went through a total and complete transformation. My instructor taught me how to believe in myself again. With a little hard work, dedication, determination, and consistency I became a new man.

The boot camp made such an impact on my life that I decided to make a profession out of it. Now I am able to give back what was freely given to me and make huge differences in people’s lives. I cannot express in words how good it actually feels to see people’s self esteem and confidence levels skyrocket as a direct result of them letting Brown’s Boot Camp help them. Physical fitness is so crucial in living a better quality life, not to mention longevity. Today, I live life to the fullest and have enough energy to do whatever I want (even keeping up with my 2 teenage kids)!

I instruct 4 boot camps in Oro Valley and teach power yoga as well. Maybe you are not as out of shape as I was, but if you are not happy with your level of fitness, Brown’s Boot Camp can and will make a difference in your life if you let them. If you want what they have to offer you gotta come and get it! The people who get what they want in life get it, because they show up to get it! Want some? GET SOME!!!

 

HELEN THOENES

Certified Personal Trainer

Hi! My name is Helen and I have been with Randy at Brown’s Boot Camp since November of 2009. Since joining, I’ve lost 40 pounds of scale weight which translates to more than 75 pounds of body fat. I’ve gone from 44% body fat to 22% and will get to 20% before 2014 passes.

Since my mid-twenties, I have lost and gained anywhere from 20-60 pounds so many separate times that I’ve lost count. I was an athlete through high school but after graduation (MANY years ago) I was more interested in the party life than sports. Then, about 15 years ago, I became an “event” athlete. That is, I enjoyed a decent level of fitness when I trained for a specific event (such as a half or full marathon). But once the event was completed I would resume a more sedentary lifestyle, punctuated by horrible eating habits, too much caffeine, not enough sleep, too much work, etc. It was all a part of my health and fitness cycle of dysfunction. I was getting older and I knew I needed a change…

Enter Randy Brown. Since joining Brown’s Boot Camp, I have trained for and completed another half marathon as well as trained for and completed the full 109 mile El Tour de Tucson in November of 2010. I still enjoy training for and completing events. The difference is that I now have a “staple” fitness program. No matter what single event for which I train, during the training and after I complete the event, attending Brown’s is the biggest part of maintaining my overall great health and fitness.

It is my plan to reach my goal weight by July of 2014. It will take determination and discipline over the long haul to keep the pounds off. But my chances of success are dramatically increased because of the improved mental, physical, and spiritual health I’ve achieved as a result of making Brown’s Boot Camp a part of my life.

Days are passing. Time is marching on. Stop making excuses and come take YOUR power back, HOOAH? HOOAH!!

See you at Boot Camp!

 

VANESSA VAZQUEZ

Certified Personal Trainer

Hi! My name is Vanessa and I have been with Randy at Brown’s Boot Camp since November 2010. My initial reason for joining Brown’s Boot Camp was my son Joe. At the time, he was only 15 years old, weighting over 230 pounds. He did a few sports but they did not help with his weight.  After four months of working out only three times a week and improving his eating habits, Joe lost over 50 pounds. His confidence and self esteem improved so much.

I was 136 pounds and I am only 5’1” feet tall. I lost over 20 pounds and went from 39% body fat to 22%.  The biggest improvement was my waist line. I went from a size 8-6 to a size 2-0.

I was a long distance runner for over 10 years while living in the San Francisco Bay Area and after moving here I had a hard time adjusting to weather so I stopped running. Then, I got Rheumatic Fever. It destroyed my immune system. I received penicillin shots for more than 3 years. I had to boost my immune system with a healthy diet and destress myself. I practiced Yoga for 5 years but didn’t do any cardio exercises. I was terrified of germs due to my illness so using the gym machines was out of the question. Brown’s Boot camp proved to me the program works. I felt welcome and received so much support from all the boot campers, especially the veterans who had been in the program for a while.  My son and I fell in love with the program even though it was difficult at times. I was out of shape! All I kept thinking while enduring the pain was “I must be willing to fail in order to succeed.” We noticed a difference in many areas not just physically. Our minds are so powerful if we let them take over. Today, Brown’s Boot Camp continues to change lives and for that I am extremely thankful.

I used to use our weather as an excuse to not get out and stay active. We all have excuses! What’s yours? What if we use our excuses as reasons? My goal is to be able to PASS IT ON! To plant belief in those who want more and are willing to do more.  Whether your goal is to get in great shape, lose few pounds, become healthier, or just be the best that you can be, Brown’s Boot camp will get you there! There is nothing greater than the feeling of personal growth! Join us TODAY and take YOUR power back!

Believe, take Action and you will Achieve!

 

ALFRED BELTRAN

Certified Personal Trainer

BBC Chef

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

Nutrition Coach

Hello! My name is Alfred, I first joined Brown’s Boot Camp in 2009 and began to see my life change through the workouts and friendships that develop here. Brown’s Boot Camp has helped me with my fitness journey and it is my pleasure to now be able to help you! I began working in the restaurant business at the age 16, working my way from prep cook to Executive Chef. I developed a passion not just for cooking, but learning how to eat healthy and keep healthy eating fun, interesting and delicious. If you are looking to take your nutrition to the next level or just want to have your clean meals planned and ready for you, we can help! I am very excited to provide help to anyone interested in making a change in their nutrition since it is a vital challenge we all encounter on our fitness journey. Remember, nutrition is 75%!! I have a lot of experience with different types of cuisine and cooking whether you’re looking for vegan/vegetarian, Paleo or just a clean healthier version of meals for you and your family, Brown’s Boot Camp is here to help you beat any nutrition struggle. 75% nutrition! 25% exercise!

 

MIKE MARCONI

Nutrition Coach

Bodybuilder

Hello, my name is Mike. I am the nutrition coach here at BBC. I’ve been in the fitness industry for over 15 years. I’ve had the pleasure of working with some of the top coaches and athletes in this industry along the way. I’m also a lifetime drug-free natural bodybuilder and competitor in Natural bodybuilding shows since 2004. I have competed in over 20 shows and won many 1st place titles.

During my 2nd season as a bodybuilder, I developed a true passion for the science of nutrition and exercise. During my quest for knowledge I realized how much misinformation there is surrounding the health and fitness industry. I began applying some real science towards my training and nutrition and finally started to get the results I was looking for, all without the wasted motion that most people go through while trying to reach their goals. I practice Flexible Eating and teach people how to track macronutrients all while eating the foods they love. I have helped hundreds of people reach their goals through proper nutrition and exercise. I have helped everyone from top professional fitness competitors to your stay-at-home moms. 
It has been my passion to share my experience and knowledge with others. If I can make a client’s life easier by taking out all the guess work and unnecessary suffering they might experience, then I know my job is complete.

 

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LUKE BROWN

Photo Specialist

Hi, my name is Luke. I am Randy’s son and I have been doing Brown’s Boot Camp on and off ever since it started. The people that participate in Brown’s Boot Camp are part of my family and they are always willing to help me or another person in the BBC family out. From personal experience, I can share that working out with a team is a lot better than working out by myself. Even though I’m a teenager, this program still changed my life. I play soccer and I’m athletic, but Brown’s Boot Camp is the most challenging fitness program I have completed. When I’m not currently participating in a BBC camp, I stay plugged in by editing pictures.

My job here at BBC is to edit pictures taken at each of the boot camps. A majority of all of the pictures come from me. I am a self-taught photo editor and I have been editing photos for Brown’s Boot Camp for almost a year. It is enjoyable to see people changing their lives right in front of me. Sometimes I will put 2 pictures side by side to show how much a camper has changed. I don’t change lives, but I portray the changes.

 

ELISA LUPOUntitled-3

“A” Team Member

BBC has changed my life forever. I have been fortunate to be coached by the best of the best, I have made friendships with some of the most genuine people you will ever meet, all who started where I did and have always been supportive, encouraging and motivating. I am grateful to have found such a great program to be a part of, we only get one body and one mind and through this program I am able to take the best care of both.

I was asked a short while ago to be a part of the BBC staff. It was a privilege to be asked this because I am able to give back to such an amazing program that has given so much to me. Having first-hand experience with each one of these coaches has been a true honor and I am beyond fortunate to be part of such an awesome team.

 

 

CARIE DEATHERAGE

Certified Personal Trainer

Hi! My name is Carie and I joined Brown’s Boot Camp in January of 2014. It was after a snow skiing trip with my husband and two young boys that I realized I couldn’t put my health on the backburner any longer. My boys were begging me to keep up with them and I owed it to them to find a way. I began my journey at 213 lbs with 50% body fat and a 44” waist. One year later I was down to 134 lbs with 25% body fat and a 29” waist. But, more important to me than the numbers, I found my confidence, my independence, and my voice. My family and I love our active life together!

I was overwhelmed with shock and emotion when Randy asked me if I ever considered becoming a trainer. It had honestly never crossed my mind. Now I am completely honored and excited to be able to inspire, support, and educate others towards their health and fitness goals.

I have spent the better part of 20 years trying to find a way to lose weight and keep it off. I tried diet pills, personal trainers, and numerous fad diets. I was successful at getting the weight off only to pack it all back on and then some. There has never been a program that felt sustainable for my life, until now! My journey is nowhere near complete. I can’t wait to see where the next year at BBC will take me.

When you want something, and I mean REALLY want it, you find a way to get it.

 

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