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ADVENTURE BOOT CAMP FOR WOMEN
Boot Camp whips women into shape the Air
Women are gung-ho for a new workout boot
camp in Pembroke Pines. They like seeing that
middle-age droop disappear.
BY EILEEN SOLER
Special to The Miami
Fitness instructor Jim Sayih of
Pembroke Pines, founder of Adventure Boot Camp for
Women, leads campers in a series of leg squats during the
four-week high-impact workout at
Fitness instructor Jim Sayih heard just what he expected on a
recent Monday before dawn at Pembroke
Park in Pembroke Pines.
''No groans, no moans. And just think . . .
days ago you were crying like someone beat you up in an alley,''
he said to 20 Broward females revved up for their second week of
Adventure Boot Camp for Women.
Sure, they felt every muscle burn while sweat
seeped from every pore, but members of the hard-core group were
determined to make new-mommy bulge, middle-age droop and
Sayih, a Miami police lieutenant, creator of the
national 911 Fitness Challenge for police and firefighters and
founder of the four-week boot camp for women, said campers enjoy
the program because they see results.
''Last week, I couldn't jog. But now I don't
feel that heaviness that held me back. Today, I ran and didn't
feel junk in my trunk,'' said Mary Jay, 53, of
The outdoor program from 6 to 7 a.m. Monday
to Friday is a strategic mix of hiking, Pilates, obstacle
courses, running, yoga, weight training and circuit training.
with a master's degree in sports science and physiology, the Air
Force veteran once earned the title ''the toughest cop alive''
from the International Law Enforcement Games. He said the boot
camp training stimulates the central nervous system, increases
strength and sheds fat.
Workouts intensify as time goes on. Every
minute unfolds under a constant flow of orders:
''If it hurts, tough it out. . . . If it
burns, it's working. . . . If it starts to fry, take a break,''
he calls out during lunges, squats, field exercises and runs.
Breaks are part of the workout.
Together women shout ''Yeah!'' when they pick
up dumbbells to heighten impact, yell ''I do, I do!'' when asked
if they want more, and then, resting between sets of abdominal
crunches, call, ``Thank you, may we have another?''
Juline Gurney, 43, of Miramar, said she and her
pants love the program. ''I can button my jeans for the first
time in a long time,'' she said.
Gurney, owner of Advance Commercial Funding,
an investment bank in
Pembroke Pines, is also pleased with the
price. Gurney used to pay $60 to $80 an hour three times a week
for a personal trainer who often let Gurney slack off.
Sayih's program, at $349 a month, comes to
$17.45 a day. The relentless motivation is free.
But fitness training does not stop at the end
of the hour. Each session is pumped with information to improve
eating habits, self-confidence and well-being.
''I'm not training people to be athletes, I'm
helping them live healthier everyday lives,'' said Sayih, a Pembroke Pines father of
The class, which began with
weight and body mass measurements and a field trip to a health
food store, includes the Mommy Fitness Challenge.
When the class ends,
measurements will be taken again and three ''losers'' will get
Lucky Brand jeans worth about $100 per pair.
next training session is Aug. 20 through Sept. 14. Sayih hopes
to start similar programs for children battling obesity and for
kids with physical disabilities.
''Mothers are leaders of every household. I'm
hoping that little by little, step by step and mother by mother,
we can make families healthier and happier,'' Sayih said
Juline Gurney of
works with dumbbells during the Adventure Boot Camp for Women.
Christy Safont and Kristen Jensen, both 28, of
stretch and recover at the end of a workout at the Adventure
June 25, 2007
COP TRAINER DRILLS MOTHERS IN NEW BOOT CAMP
For Immediate Release
Police Lieutenant, Retired Jim 911 Sayih, has
transformed thousands of Cops & Firefighter bodies with his 911
Fitness Program. Now, Jim 911 is helping mothers get in
the best shape of their lives with his New Outdoor Boot Camp
with 2 locations in Pembroke Pines and 2 in
He is Challenging Mothers with an exciting contest –
“Get Back into Your Favorite Jeans” which Jim 911 will
award the top 3 mothers with the best percent of improvement a
New Pair of Jeans and Wardrobe.
Jim has also devoted his community service to fitness
programs for Youth with SPECIAL Needs.
The Next Camp begins Monday, July 9, 2007.
For more information visit
www.BrowardBootCamp.com or call 954-438-4744
Contact: Jim Sayih