Before I moved to St. Pete and opened Bay View Boot Camp back in the summer of 2011, I only knew a handful of people. The amazing people and incredible feel of this town helped me make the decision to make it a home here, and this week’s Transformation Tuesday is one of the special people that is to this day a very dear friend.
You can’t find somebody more thoughtful and sweet than Nicki. She’s been an incredible part of our support staff this year and I’m so thankful for her! She came to me back in June and said she was really ready to step it up and get in her best shape yet. She has been committed to both clean eating and consistent workouts ever since!
Here is Nicki’s transformation story, in her very own words:
“My journey with Bay View Boot Camp began before classes started. I met Laura through her husband about 6 months or so before she moved to St. Pete and started training. From the first time I met her, I knew she was a wonderful person with a big heart! That was about 5 years ago, she has since become not only my trainer but a wonderful friend.
I came to the very first boot camp class in August 2011 and have continued on and off for the past four years. That first day of class was tough. I had been working out at a gym for years but this was completely different! It hurt but I loved it! Bay View Boot Camp was just what I needed to take my fitness/workouts to the next level.
During one of my off times, there were some ups and downs I was going through personally and professionally, which resulted in weight gain and not working out. Those times were hard but I got through them, picked myself back up, and realized I was missing Bay View Boot Camp and my fitness family!
I have been back at boot camp for a little over a year now and I realize now that I should have never left! I was struggling with my work outs at first and getting my weight under control for a while and being where I wanted to be at overall health wise. I wasn’t eating terrible but I wasn’t eating well either. I was seeing results by just being back at class but I was still not where I wanted to be…back in June, I decided enough was enough! It was time to get back to healthy eating to compliment the boot camp classes!
I reviewed my plan with Laura and of course she was 100% percent on board and supportive! It was hard, but I knew I needed to do it. My husband also likes to eat healthy and workout, so this made the transition to getting back to that healthy lifestyle a little easier!
Within my first week I was down 3 lbs and I felt great!! I have continued and have lost a total of 10 lbs over the past 5 months! I am not perfect and have had a few slip ups – but the important thing is I got back on track! And I’ve realized it’s ok to fall, just have to make sure you pick yourself back up!
I love the way I feel! I have more energy, I feel stronger, and just overall healthier! Plus – most of my clothes are too big now which means SHOPPING time!
When I came back, I also started working for Laura and Bay View Boot Camp! I absolutely love working with Laura and the trainers and all of our members! This fitness family is so fun, supportive and just an overall wonderful group of people! I am so proud and honored to be a part of it!
I am so honored and humbled to be featured for the Transformation Tuesday! I could not have gotten this far without the support of my husband, my family & friends, the trainers, my boot camp family, and of course Laura!
Laura, thank you for being you!”
Nicki thank you for sharing your story with us! If you’ve been inspired by Nicki either by her story or during class, please leave her a note below!