I first was introduced to Cindy through Lifebooker Loot in June. I was really nervous about going because when I think of boot camp, I think of a big scary man screaming at you to do one more push up or else he’ll make you wish you’d never been born. Thankfully, CLF is not any of those things.
After my first workout with Cindy, I was sore for like 5 days! It was kinda awesome. After my deal expired, I actually bought 10 more classes with Cindy. I’ve gone to a total of maybe 6/7 classes thus far and we’ve never once gone to the same area of Central Park or did the same routine. There is always something different each class. Cindy gauges the fitness levels of everyone in the class and then tailors the workouts so we’re all pushed to do more, but never to the point where “we wish we’d never been born”.
She also gives out really great advice on nutrition, stretching and general wellness. Cindy isn’t just a trainer you see once a week, but she really tries to help you change your lifestyle. She sends out blog updates, email reminders, and sets up activities besides boot camp for us to do.
Definitely try her out if you’re looking to jump start your workout routine…or if you’ve gone to a couple more fatty brunches than you intended to this summer!
Went to my first kettle bell boot camp yesterday. It was tough, painful, exhausting, and awesome. Woke up this morning in the most pain I’ve ever been in from a workout – in a good way. I feel completely beat up, wrecked, and couldn’t be happier. She gets the job done!
I went to my first class today. It was such a great experience. I never realized how out of shape I was, but Cindy helped me through the class. I’m naturally thin but not strong, and strength is a key factor to get through it!
I really liked the way CIndy coached and observed me. Like others have said in their reviews, she has a great style and keeps the classes small enough to give each person individual attention. Looking forward to the next class.
I’ve been around. Joining every other bootcamp I could find, only to be disappointed due to apathetic trainers, over crowed locations or lack of interest. Cheers to me, because I’ve struck gold with Cindy. Cindy is personable, mega talented, a pleasure to learn from and genuinely wants you to succeed in your fitness goals. I feel great, and I’ve only taken three classes. I plan to sign up for more, especially the Kettleball class. You will see (and feel) results immediately! It’s my favorite workout. Cindy pushes you, but never too hard or outside of your boundaries (unless you’re into that). Also, she has great tips on nutrition and healthy living. I highly recommend her!
I’ve been attending Cindy’s Bootcamp since August of 2009 and I’m loving it! I’ve only done the Saturday morning kettlebell Bootcamp classes so I can’t comment on the other Bootcamp classes she holds during the week in central park (but I hear they are just as good).
If you haven’t worked out with Kettlebells you gotta try it, its so much fun and challenging at the same time. It’s a good way to get out of the gym and do new exercises that work various muscle groups at the same time. The class is an hour long and held in the West Side highway Pier (when the weather is crappy, Cindy books a studio).
Always respectful, friendly, responsible and observant. She keeps the class size big enough where you work off everyone else’s energy but small enough where you get individual attention if you need help with your form or have a question. She’s always upbeat and smiling but if you’re slacking – she’ll know and give you that little push you need.
Why I keep coming back:
In addition to all that good stuff, Cindy sends out emails/text during the week to see how you’re doing and to remind you to stretch or to eat nutritious foods.Also, all of the other bootcampers are positive & friendly people that are supportive and fun to work out with. They care about fitness but aren’t ‘work out freaks’.
Best way to start the weekend