Good morning everyone! Today I turn the big 2-4! It’s crazy, in a good way, to think how much has changed over the last 24 years of my life. I am truly on a path of finding where I’m meant to be & with each passing year I am thankful for that opportunity. My dad left me a card sitting on the table this morning that read,
“I see a young lady out in the world, following her dreams, doing good, and making a difference. Then I think, Hey that’s my kid. My pride & joy. Happy birthday to a daughter who is so inspiring & loved.” There is no better way to start my birthday today. Thanks papacakes!
After having an awesome breakfast this morning, the boy & I are headed to the gym then out for a birthday lunch! Followed by a night of packing since we’re headed to South Carolina for a vaca week to be with my family! It is truly so needed & I cannot wait to relax & enjoy my time in one of my favorite states.
Today, after finally getting all of the pictures & video together, I wanted to share with you a recap of Amy’s Army Bootcamp that went amazing last week.
Amy, the sister of one of my clients, recently lost her husband, Kent, unexpectedly from a heart attack at age 51, leaving behind Amy and their three children: Breanna, 13; Jake, 11; and Jeremy, 6. This is a very difficult time for a very special family who is rallying around Amy & referring to themselves as “Amy’s Army”. I couldn’t help but think there was some way I could help this family.
Here is a video recap along with a big post full of pictures & images from the event.
*Mamacakes, myself, & our client Mary!
I am very blessed to have a sister-in-law who owns a gym so I was able to use the building for the event. The turn out was AMAZING & everyone was so generous with their donations to the children’s education fund! Below is some pictures & video of the whole event. THANK YOU to everyone who was able to make it & help out this beautiful family!
*My client Mary (on the right) with her sister Amy & Amy’s son!
Myself & my two girlfriends Sarah & Jackie helped with registration.
I spy JEN!!
My mom & her friend Mary-Jean were fueled by POWERCAKES to help me teach the bootcamp!
Side note: POWERCAKES tanks are coming to the site this month!! I cannot wait.
*Mary Jean & her daughter Tricia!
We started off with a group warm-up before the Fitness began.
BIG SHOUT OUT TO these companies for their AWESOME donations to the auction!
The UNIVERSE KNOWS
& powercakes tanks & water bottles made an appearance.
Here’s some pictures from the auction & everyone hanging on the deck!
So many smiles throughout the night.
Drinks donated by Mary’s brother for the evening.
Smoothies were enjoyed as well!
*My brother & his friends played some guitar into the evening.
We split everyone up into 3 groups & then rotated every 25 minutes.
*Mary Jean did an outdoor workout as part of her circuit
Mamacakes was in charge of the TRX portion of the bootcamp.
*I spy my client KIM!
* I spy my client GNC KELLY!
All ages were able to use the TRX! How adorable!?
I was in charge of the TRACK POWER CIRCUIT!
The boys worked together on some med ball throws.
One station was Burpee Partner Plank Jumps!
One partner holds a plank while the other partner hops back
& forth 3 times & does a burpee on each side.
Then you switch positions!
Obviously it was a good time
The participants were challenged to do walking lunges to
each station with holding a weight over their head.
We had a bunch of different weights to choose from
& there was also an option not to hold a weight.
Finished the day with some stretching & yoga as a group!
It was such a great night & we were able to raise a wonderful amount of money for the families education fund.
I was so happy to see such hard work & positivity all night.
My girl Jen!
My girl Sara!
My lovely students Delaina & Micaila!
Also, Thank you Finish Line for the awesome UA tank & Spine shoes!
Thank you to everyone who participated & helped out with the Amy’s Army Bootcamp!