Personal Trainers Colorado Springs Success Stories

Before you spend your hard earned money on hiring a personal trainer...

Ask for proof of results.

After all, results are what really matter, right?

A good personal trainer should be able to do more than just talk about the great results they can get you. The should be able to show you some of their client success stories and prove that they can deliver the results you're looking for.

If a personal trainer or boot camp fitness program can't provide this kind of concrete proof, then be careful.

I’ll just be honest and admit to a fondness for bragging about my clients. I love to talk about them and their amazing results because they are truly an inspiration to others and they are proof that my fitness formula works.

I know of no other boot camp fitness program or personal trainer in colorado springs that has more life-changing success stories, rave reviews and client testimonials. 

In fact,


  • Busy Working Moms who need a fast, energizing workout to burn calories, manage stress and keep their energy levels up all day long.
  • Teens who want to build self-confidence and improve their fitness level.
  • Military Spouses who want to get fit, toned and transform their body to surprise their husbands when they return from deployment. 
  • Couples who desire to get in shape and get healthy together.
  • Busy College Students who want to have a blast getting in shape, tone up and stay fit.
  • New Moms who are tired of struggling to lose that stubborn 'baby fat' and desire to get their body back to fit in their favorite clothes again.
  • Brides who desire to look and feel their best on their wedding day and look amazing on their honeymoon. 
  • Teachers who are ready to look and feel better then ever and return to the school year with a renewed focus and vitality to keep up with the demands of their busy schedule.
  • Nurses who need to increase their energy level and strength to handle the demands of their job
  • Overweight men and women of all ages and fitness levels who have tried everything and are tired of 'yo-yo' diets and boring fitness programs - who are ready to look and feel better than ever.

I promise to motivate, counsel, educate and coach you every step of the way through your fitness journey and will constantly monitor and adjust every aspect of your fitness program and make the changes you need to speed results allowing you to see the progress you’ve made.

You won’t find that level of customer service in just any fitness program in Colorado Springs.

In fact, no personal trainer in Colorado Springs comes close to providing you with the results you deserve!

If my programs don’t deliver everything I say and more, if it doesn’t save you time, money and frustration, if it doesn’t work for you and deliver results…

If it isn’t life-changing, you have nothing to worry about because you can get every dime of your money back under my 100% money back guarantee!

What you’re about to discover, just like the hundreds of clients that I have trained and coached over the past 24 years, is that my fitness programs are among the very best.


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"I Lost 20 lbs. in 6 Weeks!"

"Joe's Boot Camp is fantastic! I've lost 15 lbs. in 4 1/2 weeks and 20 lbs. in 6 weeks. I feel great! This is the best shape I've been in years! Thanks Joe!"

 Kalli Harding, 
Colorado Springs, CO.

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"The cellulite on my thighs is disappearing!”

" I just finished my 10th session and my strength and endurance is so much better, and the cellulite on my thighs is disappearing! It's the best workout because I get a personal trainer, and get to team up with other amazing women! The best of both worlds!"

— Traycee Chapman, 
Colorado Springs, CO.

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"I toned and tightened my body while losing 55 lbs.!"

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"I started working out with Joe in June 2007 because I knew I needed to do more than walk or run. I was getting more and more out of shape and wasn't going to fix that on my own.

Little did I know that, over the years, Women's Boot Camp would also help me cope with numerous stressful family problems. Through a lot of that time, unfortunately, while I continued to workout, the situations in my life caused me to miss blocks of time at boot camp. As a result of not working out as much as I'd have like, and the stress of dealing with all of the things going on in my life, including having to move my mother into our home from another state at the end of her life, I gained 15-20 pounds. In the fall of 2011, life settled down, and I decided it was time to pay attention to me. In addition to being able to go back to a solid workout schedule, I joined Weight Watchers, because I knew I needed help in that area too.

Over the course of 6 1/2 months, I toned and tightened my body while losing 55 lbs.! I've lost a total of 40.5 inches, 12.8% body fat and went from wearing a tight size 14 to a very comfortable size 4.

The support I received from the other campers through the process and the support I still receive was and is incredible. Most new members don't believe I lost that much until Joe shows them my "before" and "after" pictures! When I had lost about half of the weight, a neighbor, who I hadn't seen during that winter, was sitting a few pews behind my husband and me at church one day. She spend most of the time there trying to figure out who the woman was sitting with my husband and holding his hand! She figured it out when we turned to leave church and was SO embarrassed - and so complimentary of my progress! My husband and sons are proud of the way I look and tell me their friends have commented on how great I look. Many people I meet now don't believe me when I tell them what I've done. I love it!!!

I like the way I look and feel now. I can keep up with a hectic schedule and my 5 year old grandson. I know I can keep this up and have no intention of letting my weight get out of control again or stopping my workouts with Joe. Thanks for your help, support and encouragement through all of this, Joe. You're stuck with me at Boot Camp!

 Melissa Anderson, 58
Colorado Springs


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"I just wanted to take this time to thank you.  Thank you for your awesome program and your support.  I started because I was sick and tired of just thinking about losing weight and only gaining.  Since beginning your classes, I have seen tremendous changes, not just to my body but to my attitude as well.  I love working out now.  I also appreciate the support that you have provided. 

I remember the first time I called you. I told you that I was going to be turning 50 in ten months and I wanted to be in the best shape I possibly could be by my birthday.  You were excited about the challenge and told me that I could be there long before that date but I wanted to give myself time, probably because I didn’t believe in myself. But, you did Joe.

I showed up for that first class and let me tell you - I found out just how of shape and weak I had become. The workout was hard and I was super tired afterward, but not only were you supportive, but so were all of the ladies. There was a day that we worked core and abs and I was so disappointed in myself because I could hardly do the workout that I got in my car and cried. I couldn't believe how far I had let myself go.

The other thing I wanted to mention is how I have become addicted to this class. I love the ladies and I love your support. Like I said, I look forward to my workouts and as the time has gone by they have become easier. Let me tell you, my first week or so I was very tired every night from them, but now I feel energized!

The last thing I want to mention is my cellulite. Before I started your program, I had to wear a girdle under many of my pants just to smooth it out (it's embarrassing, but it's the truth). After just 4 1/2 weeks I no longer had to wear that girdle and as a matter of fact, those darn pants don't even fit anymore. I have become so strong in a very short period of time. 

I saw tremendous changes, I lost 12 lbs in 4 1/2 weeks, went from a size 14 to size 12 and lost inches all over my body. In 9 weeks, I was down 17 lbs wearing a size 10 and able to wear clothes I haven't been able to wear in years. As of today, I am now down to a size 4/6 and in the best shape of my life.

To sum this up, I just want to thank you again. Thank you for believing in me, for supporting me, for motivating me and spending time working on my form so that I can achieve maximum results. I believe in your program and I believe in you.

 Lorrie Gomez, 50
Colorado Springs, CO.

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"We've Lost 165 lbs. in 11 months!"


I have struggled with my weight since elementary school and several times over the years have lost a significant amount pounds only to gain them back… and more.  Now at 47, my life is so awesome but my weight was ruining everything.  Joe’s name was the first to come up in my search. Joe was a true God-send. He insisted that the nutrition would be the biggest factor toward permanent weight loss.  To that we added 30-minutes of in-home personal training three times a week.  While I thought I was an expert on weight loss, I now realize how ignorant I was about true health and fitness.  What has happened the last 11 months can only be called a miracle.  I have lost 116 pounds (over 62 inches) and Mark has lost 50 pounds.  But more important than the weight loss and the perks that come with being thinner, has been the freedom to choose supportive food and movement, as well as having renewed health. 

Gone are the addictions to sugar, diet soda, fatty and processed foods.  Gone is high cholesterol and being unable to walk or go up stairs without pain.  I felt crappy for so long I didn’t even know what feeling good was like…and I still marvel at how good I feel. The food changes made an incredible difference in my menopause symptoms, depression and moodiness, and clear thinking. 

We have stayed on our meal plan over holidays, vacations and company.   It is possible!  And it is amazing how empowering it is! We are expecting our first grandbaby this October.  What a great reward that is!  I am so grateful that God -through my doctor, my husband and Joe- has rescued and transformed me just in time.  We plan to continue to use his custom meal plan and web food log, to meet with Joe monthly to weigh, measure and discuss issues but he has equipped us to finish this journey.  I would have settled for being thin…and I would have missed the great benefit of good health for both of us and the great joy of having Mark as my partner in it."

 Mark and LaJean Hertel
Monument, Colorado

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177lbs. That's what I weighed at on my 23rd birthday, mind you, I'm shorter than 5'0". Frustrated wouldn't even begin to describe how I was feeling. I was desperate and I knew something needed to change. Before finding Joe, I went through everything; "work out buddies", Insanity, cleanses, diets, diet pills and I even went the lengths to try phentermine. It wasn't even about the weight at this point, it was the feeling that I had lost control of the direction my life was going. Eating became a symptom of how I dealt with the issues in my life. I created a physical and mental barrier to keep others and myself out.

A force, a voice, my spirit - whatever you wanna call it, kept tugging at me to not give up to keep fighting and that's how I found Joe. I spent about a month looking at gyms, and personal trainers within Colorado Springs searching for a solution. At this point I was pretty self-aware of what my downfalls were, and what areas I needed help with. First and foremost, I needed someone to help keep me accountable, to be tough and to call me out on my excuses and b.s. To straight up ask me why I missed a planned session. I needed someone to keep me on track on what I was eating and how much. I needed someone that was going to push and show me what tough love was really all about. Joe was this and so much beyond what I truly expected. If I had to compare him to someone, I couldn't, he's one of a kind. He's tough, kind, caring, compassionate, passionate but above all else, he's firm. He keeps you on your toes and pushes you. He provide's guidance, and builds you up. He provided a day-by-day nutrition guide that included a grocery list to that helped me find the right foods and even included delicious recipes. I've been able to transform my eating habits and have learned how to meal prep. The environment is amazing!! Everyone is encouraging and wants you to succeed.

In just 5 and 1/2 weeks I've lost 25lbs.! My most proudest moment wasn't fitting into a size medium, or when my clothes started to fit loose, it's the strength and mental toughness I been able to build during this time. My body is finally transforming into a mean muscle machine! So much so that I’ve had to make three separate Target runs just to buy new workout clothes! I feel lighter, leaner and I actually I’m starting to love my body!! And I have energy!!! Which is crazy!! Because that never used to happen before. I’m finally becoming the person that I wanted to be. Someone who doesn't give, who pushes herself, and who’s strong. If this is the transformation that happens in less than six weeks, I can't wait to see what else the future holds. For anyone looking at Joe's program, my best advice to you is to do the work and focus on results later and remember, don't compare your chapter 1 to someone's chapter 21 or 23 ;).

—  Aide Vasquez, Colorado Springs, CO.

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"After trying everything under the sun with a hypothyroid, I have finally found a program that works! I

love this place and have lost 24.6 lbs in one month already!!!!!! Joe is very professional and serious about having his clients achieve their goals. I love that he holds me accountable! Highly recommended!!

Danielle Petty,
Colorado Springs

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"The Muffin-Top That I'd hide with Long Shirts Isn't There Anymore!"

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"I'm 34 years old. I have two boys, a one year old and a four year old. After having my second baby losing the excess weight around my waist and thighs seemed impossible. I was always the "skinny" girl. I was a runner. Weight was never my issue. I ate what I wanted and I could still fit in my jeans...UNTIL I HAD KIDS!

I began running again after my doctor approved my to workout and after a year I still hadn't lost the weight. I'm a member of expensive gym, I took classes, I had even paid for personal trainers. I ran at least 15 miles a week. All that alone should have dropped the least I though.

It didn't. Nothing was working for me and I was frustrated. A year of lost time with my babies, to workout. and for what? Nothing.

I wanted to fit back into my pre-pregnancy clothes again. So, I joined Joe's Boot Camp with the recommendation from a friend. I have trusted his program to transform my body. After just 4 weeks I felt stronger, my skin looked better and I could keep up with his class. 

The muffin-top that I'd hide with long shirts isn't there anymore! I feel like I can finally keep up with my kids without being completely winded and I'm not exhausted after every meal. I feel like Joe has not only been a great personal trainer, but a friend. He's been a teacher, showing me the perfect form in every one of my movements and provided me with cooking and lifestyle advice. 

Joe made me accountable, along with the wonderful team of women in my class and has given me hope again. I've increased lean muscle to keep me burning even more fat. I actually see muscles in my arms and legs now. 

I can't thank Joe enough! Just him believing in me has given me the motivation to succeed!

I’m back in my size 25 waist / size 0 jeans! I’m now going back through my clothes I thought I’d never fit in again. I wear short, sleeveless shirts because my arms are toned and the muffin-top is gone. 

I’m busy. I have a desk job.I have kids that need a lot of attention.I have crazy sleepless nights with a teething baby. If I can do this you can too! Seriously, every minute of my day is busy so this is not impossible. If you want it bad enough, go see Joe and write your own success story!"

 Nikki Reichert, 
Colorado Springs, CO.

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"I'm Stronger and More Energized!"

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People often wait until January 1st to initiate resolutions; however, I was determined to start 2013, my 50th year, in the best shape of my life. Well, at least my life since my twenties!

"Therefore, my fitness journey began shortly after Labor Day with Women’s Bootcamp, and it ramped up significantly when I signed on for the 90 Day Challenge. I’m proud to say 30 pounds later (maybe lighter is a better word!) and almost a month after the challenge ended, it hasn’t slowed down one bit. I’m stronger and more energized and continue to look forward to harder and more challenging workouts each and every day.

I remember my first day: 15 minute in and I was thinking, “What have I signed up for here? This is just the warm-up, and I’m dying!” I thought I was in pretty good shape when I started since I’d been working out at home daily for several weeks, but I clearly wasn’t challenging myself in a way that would ultimately produce the results the Bootcamp classes have.

I was committed to changing my body so I pushed through each workout, challenging myself physically at the studio and at home with a whole new nutrition plan.

I made daily goals and focused on how I felt the next day after committing to demanding workouts and strict calorie/carbohydrate guidelines. The results were immediate and significant and they inspired me to work even harder.

I need to clarify a few things. I walked into Women’s Bootcamp prepared to join on a trial basis. I received a coupon for a number of sessions, and expected to attend for those sessions only and potentially move on to another gym if this one didn’t meet my expectations. My criteria for both trainers and their classes are extremely high, as I spent 17 years employed in the fitness industry as both an instructor and a personal trainer. Well, here it is, four months later, and I continue my 5-6 days/week workouts.

Joe and his staff push me to my cardio/muscular limits with not only a positive approach, but they have fostered camaraderie among the members not often found in such a visually competitive business.

Now that I’ve reached my initial fitness goal it’s more important than ever to continue working out with unwavering determination.

Why you ask? Because real fitness isn’t about what the numbers indicate on scales or charts, but the individual’s mental image of their own personal goals fulfilled. And of course the maintenance of those goals. This is what keeps me continually setting new ones and focusing singularly on accomplishing them. As I continue to get stronger in body, my vision becomes more focused and my resolve undeterred.

I have always been a very physical person, in both organized sports and my daily leisure life. I don’t think the words, “I can’t” exist in my vocabulary when it comes to virtually any physical challenge. In fact, the more impossible the task, the more determined I become. Women’s Bootcamp promotes this can-do attitude with a dose of encouragement for its older population as we “get our sexy back” and continue on our journey to health and fitness.     

Yvette de Ryk

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All throughout High School I always played sports but never really ate right or worked out hard. I went off to college and right away I gained the “freshman 15″ (maybe a little more).

I wanted to look good and just be healthier. I wanted something more…more than just a regular workout at the gym. I went online and found Joe’s Kickboxing program. I started in February and in March I went on a spring break trip to Lake Havasu. I took tons of pictures and posted them on Facebook.

It wasn’t until I got back that I saw the numerous amounts of compliments from my friends asking how I got this body. They asked me, “What’s your secret”? I saw results FAST! My jeans were not fitting anymore, my arms were becoming more toned, and I just had more energy throughout the day. The next month, I saw more and more and more of my body transforming. I was dropping pant sizes like it was going out of style! I went from a size 7 to a size 2 in a matter of months. I give all credit to Joe and his amazing work out plans and his motivation to push me harder. With Joe’s help, I have lost 30 pounds and kept it off, lost over 6 inches and went from 28% to 19% body fat. And for the first time ever I have abs!!

I feel and look better than I have ever felt in my entire life and I have so much more confidence when I wear bikinis or dresses. This was by far the best decision I have ever made because I know this is just the beginning to a healthy new life. Joe is the best personal trainer and from being in his classes you too can see REAL results fast and have tons of fun all at the same time.”

Rachel Schmitt, 21
College Student, Colorado Springs

"I Feel and Look better Than Before I had My kids!"

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"I was a 43-year old mother of 3. I was soft, tired, and felt "dumpy". I was running and lifting on my own, but was not seeing any changes in my body or my energy level.  I was getting nowhere in my workouts and needed a boost. It was time to make myself a higher priority in my life. Joe taught me how to workout for maximum efficiency. He made sure I was lifting with correct form and how to do the exercises correctly (I had been doing almost every one wrong).

He instructed me on proper nutrition. I soon started to see and feel REAL RESULTS...those sculpted arms started to show!  My body fat has dropped from 25% to 14.5% and I have lost 4 sizes. I am now 45 years old and look and feel better than before I had my kids!

  Pam M., 45
Colorado Springs, CO.


"I Felt toned, Strong and Best of All, Confident in Front of The Camera."


"When I first met Joe and found out about his fitness program for brides, I was about 4 months away from my wedding day and more than 20 lbs overweight.

At this time of my life, I was dealing with working full time at a high-stress job, completing my master thesis and single-handedly planning a wedding for 150+ guests.

Needless to say, the pressure was on and I barely had the time or the energy to make to my wedding-related appointments, much less to work out and eat healthy in order to feel like the "real me" again.

I had nearly given up and feared that on the most important day of my life, I would feel heavy, unconfident and disappointed in myself.

As a last resort, I gave Joe a call. Even after one conversation, I immediately felt like someone believed in me, cared about my goals and wanted to partner with me to achieve them. It felt like a weight was suddenly lifted off my shoulders and that my fitness was one less thing I would have to worry about.

As a lifelong runner, I was a little nervous at first that the workouts wouldn't measure up to what I was used to. But, I can say with sincerity, that I couldn't have been more wrong!

After one session, I was addicted. The workouts are high-intensity, team-driven and make you feel like you can conquer the world. I couldn't get enough. Joe's workouts quickly became the highlight of my day and a cornerstone in my life. I started to sleep better, feel less stressed and gain my confidence back. 

Better yet, the weight started to fall off right away. Joe helped my put together a diet plan and even sent me encouraging texts to help me stay on track. But the thing that impressed me the most was my metabolism. I felt like my body literally destroyed everything I ate. The muscle toned I had gained was making a real difference. There were even weekends where I would eat the unhealthiest of foods and drinks and I would still lose weight.

The biggest reward came in a few weeks before my wedding, when I went to try on my wedding dress for the first time since I had purchases it. It had to be taken in several inches in order to fit properly. I lost 18 lbs in about 4 months. I felt toned, strong and best of all, confident in front of the camera. Even my wedding photographer commented on how good my arms looked in my strapless dress!

On my wedding day, people said to me, "This is the most beautiful I have ever seen you look." Wow, what a compliment. My results from Joe's Boot Camp empowered my to experience my wedding day to the fullest. For the first time in a long time, I felt like my "real self" because I felt truly good about myself. 

To any bride who wants to look confident on her special day, I would say wedding planning is not easy and your wedding day can bring enough stresses of it's own. But, imaging walking down the isle, taking those once-in-a-lifetime photographs and dancing the night away feeling confident...feeling light, lean and standing strong as you experience the most important day of your life.

Joe is a trainer who really cares and will challenge your limits to help you reach your true potential. I would highly recommend giving Joe a call. I promise you, you won't regret it."

 Whitney Nolan, 25
Colorado Springs, CO.


"I've Lost 7 Sizes!"

"Throughout my life I have been a soccer player. My life was dedicated to soccer and thanks to soccer I was always toned and happy with the way I looked. During my junior year of high school soccer tragedy struck. I tore ligaments in my ankle causing me to have surgery and throwing me out of my soccer career forever. Before my surgery I was a size seven. During my year recovery I gained twenty-five pounds putting me at a size eleven. I was disgusted with myself that I let this happen.

After discussing the matter with my dad we got on the web and looked up personal trainers. The first web page that popped up was Joe’s. Within reading the first two sentences I was hooked. As soon as I woke up the next morning I called Joe and scheduled an appointment.

The first day meeting with Joe, I wasn’t sure on how it would go. Within the first five minutes Joe made me feel comfortable and really made me feel the burn. I started in July and after returning to work in August all of my CO-workers commented saying “Wow Stephanie, have you lost weight? You look amazing,” and “Hey you! You look like a different person! Great job!” All of these comments made me feel confident about myself. I didn’t know I could look and feel this amazing and I owe it all to Joe.

Since I started with Joe, I went from a size eleven to a size four. I saw my results creep up on me in a few short months. The first day I noticed that my clothes looked like they were hanging on me, I’ve never felt so excited to go shopping. It was the best feeling I have ever felt.

Feeling the way I feel, looking the way I do, and the amazing amount of confidence I carry with me every day is because of Joe. He motivates and supports in the best ways possible. Making the decision to start working out with Joe has been the best decision I have ever made. To date, I have lost seven sizes! I no longer have to hide wearing a bikini, and I can strut like a model in a run way show and be proud of it. I thank Joe for his support and friendship, motivating me and pushing me closer to the results I desire. He is truly the best trainer and will get you the real results you deserve!

Stephanie Cikanek, 18
Colorado Springs, Colorado

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“I’m a 42 year old mother of three (all three c-sections) who had been told I look good “for my age.” I didn’t want to just look good for my age, I wanted to look great…for a younger age! The truth is that I didn’t even feel I looked good at all. I knew about the fat that was lurking under my clothing. I tried to camouflage it with baggy, long shirts. But, ultimately, I took off my clothing and looked in the mirror and saw how out of shape I had become. I tried a cleanse and lost weight, but my body was still flabby, and I just couldn’t maintain the liquid lifestyle needed to retain the weight loss. I finally decided that I didn’t want to be ordinary anymore.

After looking online, I found Joe’s Bootcamp for Women. I gained an instant love for exercise. The ladies I work out with are fun, amazing, and inspiring. I look forward to starting my day working out with them and watching their progress along with my own. We work hard but always have time for laughing and joking which makes the 45 minutes go by even faster. I always feel a little sad when the class is over…but I know I will be back for another one. One of the great things about Joe’s bootcamp is that even though there are other ladies in the class, you still receive personal training. Your workout is what you need. Joe will alter any exercise based on each person and any medical/physical needs. He checks your form to make sure you are getting optimal performance from each exercise. In addition to helping with form, Joe offers individual encouragement to each person.

Joe cares about each person’s progress and will help you not just with your exercise fitness goals but your nutrition plan, as well. All in all, it is personal training in a fun environment with the camaraderie of other ladies with an ever changing, fun-filled work-out. As for my results, I have lost over 10 pounds, 18 inches, and 10% body fat. I no longer dread trying on clothing…I actually really enjoy it now. I can wear anything in my closet and drawers, but some things may be too big. I went from wearing a tight size 6/7 to a nice fitting 2/3. After having three c-sections, I never thought I would see an actual stomach muscle. I was sure I would have that muffin top forever. I’m happily reporting that my muffin top is shrinking. It is a great feeling to have my pants be too big around the waist. I have even needed smaller belts. I actually ordered a bikini online and had to return the bottoms and exchange them from a small to an x-small. For the first time in my life, I don’t want to lose any weight. I will continue to tone and strengthen my body with exercise and nutrition and the greatest trainer, Joe as I want to continue to improve my overall health and increase my energy and stamina. 

Kimberly Doty, 42
Colorado Springs, CO


“I have got to say that Joe’s Bikini Body Boot Camp is one of the best workout programs I have ever done! I have always been into fitness and working out but never really had any direction to achieve the goals I had.

Joe really has a great program and you don’t have to be experienced. Joe and his team will get you there! Within 3 months I had toned all over and felt amazing!

My abs are flatter and more toned. The workouts target everything and you have a blast when you’re there!”

Liz Crews, 22
Colorado Springs