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RANDY BROWN

Certified Personal Trainer

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!

 

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JENNIFER KAY

Certified Personal Trainer

Hello, my name is Jennifer. I started Brown’s Boot Camp back in November of 2010. Through Randy’s program I have lost over 70 lbs of scale weight and 8” off my waist. I went from 43% body fat to 28%. I am wearing sizes that I haven’t worn since I was a sophomore in high school! I am able to run, do pushups and sit ups and not be out of breath.

I have struggled with my weight since my early teens. I have never been the “athletic” type. I have tried all of the crazy fad diets out there, gym membership, buying a treadmill, and any diet and exercise infomercial you see on T.V at 3 a.m. Nothing worked!! I failed over and over. I was discouraged and unhappy with myself. I made excuses for reasons why I could not lose weight and be healthy. I had all but given up until a friend of mine told me about Randy and Brown’s Boot Camp. I was skeptical because I had failed at everything else, I never stuck with anything. How would this be any different?

It was! After each camp I felt a little stronger and more empowered. I was finally able to feel in control of my fitness goals along with other aspects of my life. I started seeing changes in me, and not just the physical ones. I was feeling more confident, positive attitude, and happier. Randy believed in me until I could believe in me. Now I can’t imagine Brown’s Boot Camp not being a part of my life.

Let us help you motivate you! Take back your power!

 

Angela

ANGELA GEYER

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

My name is Angela Geyer and It’s my pleasure to welcome you to Brown’s Boot Camp. I came to Brown’s Boot Camp in January of 2010, overweight and with low self esteem. I was new to Arizona and was looking for a way to meet people of like interests and to get into shape once and for all. I had always lived an active lifestyle, “worked out” and ate healthy, yet I persisted in continuous yo-yoing with my weight. This is something that I battled since early middle school.

Little did I know, that the phone call I made to Randy Brown back in Jan of 2010 would change my life. Through Randy, his team and fellow campers, I was able to quickly, yet safely, loose 45 pounds and better yet, I’ve kept it off. Not only that, but I’ve met absolutely wonderful people that I now call friends. These friends provide an astounding support system for everyone within the camp and we all are there for each other through all types of life’s obstacles.

 

Vanessa

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!

 

MATT GALL

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

Hello! My name is Matt. I’m a nutrition nerd who loves fitness and I’m always trying to make myself better and aspire to be a more well-rounded individual. I’ve known Randy and have participated in Brown’s Boot Camp off and on since 2008. I was always a fairly physically fit person growing up. I played various high school sports and was also a Collegiate Athlete for The University of Arizona Ice Cats. A recent graduate from College, I’m looking to help YOU become mentally and physically stronger. You see, we get caught up in our daily lives and forget about taking care of our bodies physically. What’s my job you ask? My job is to help you by providing side training in addition to Brown’s Boot Camp. You will learn functional, human movement that will make helping a friend move out of his or her apartment, or house feel like a breeze. Or perhaps, you’re wanting to get in shape for that BIG wedding day? Or how about that lovely, exotic vacation you have planned? Whatever the case may be, I can’t wait to start working with you. Let’s make this journey/goal grow and progress everyday.

 

 

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LISA SKILLMAN

Certified Personal Trainer

Hello! My name is Lisa. I have always been the athletic type but was involved in an accident in 2001 in which I almost lost my leg from the knee down. Since 2001 I’ve kind of felt a bit sorry for myself because I was no longer the athlete I once was. I made excuses why I could not run or exercise anymore and basically just gave up on the idea that I would ever be in shape again. In August 2012 I decided to give Brown’s Boot Camp a try. I instantly loved it, however, I lacked the confidence in myself to stick with the program and made excuses, once again, that I was “too busy” to continue with the program after three months. Although I was no longer attending Boot Camp, Randy Brown continued to stay in touch with me and would give me encouragement even though I did not feel I was doing anything to receive encouragement. Fast forward to April 2013 when after 24 years of marriage I finally decided to take my husband’s advice and believe in myself. I called Randy and said I was ready to step up to the plate and take my power back. Randy instantly welcomed me back and I was determined to lose the weight I had gained and try to become the athlete I once was. I have been back with Brown’s Boot Camp for almost 4 months now and because of the exercise and the nutritional knowledge I have learned I have lost 30 pounds of scale weight, 17% body fat, 5 ¾ inches off of my waist and 5 ½ inches off of my hips. I feel that I am getting stronger each and every day physically, and I have learned to be more confident in myself. At Brown’s Boot Camp I am surrounded by such positive people, all gathered together to reach the same goal….to live healthier and happier lives. We all have our strengths and our weaknesses but when we are working together as a team we make each other so much stronger. I no longer compare myself to others around me, I have finally learned that the only person that I need to be better than is the person I was yesterday.
Believe in yourself, I don’t want you to get in the way of who YOU can be, come join us at BBC!

 

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ALFRED BELTRAN

BBC Chef

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

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

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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